Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" was inspired by the tribes that came together at New York dance clubs.
"Brad Paisley's "River Bank" was inspired by his childhood growing up 500 yards from the Ohio River.
When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Judas Priest's "Evening Star" is a Christmas carol that describes the journey of the Magi from a first person perspective.
The first line of "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" is "It was the 3rd of September," which is the day lead singer Dennis Edwards' father died.
The video for Brad Paisley's "Online" is a mini-Seinfeld reunion, featuring Jason Alexander, Estelle Harris, and Patrick Warburton.
Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Deep Purple's guitarist since 1994, Steve talks about writing songs with the band and how he puts his own spin on "Smoke On The Water."
Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
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