Michael McDonald co-wrote the Van Halen song "I'll Wait."
Eminem sampled the song "Thank You" by the British singer Dido on his 2000 hit "Stan."
"Heaven" by The Psychedelic Furs sounds upbeat, but is about an impending nuclear bombardment.
Madonna's hit "Don't Tell Me" was written by her brother-in-law, Joe Henry, who has produced albums by Hugh Laurie and Bonnie Raitt.
Sweet's hit "Ballroom Blitz" was inspired by an incident in 1973 when the band were performing in Scotland and driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Two Tribes" features British actor Patrick Allen reading extracts from a government civil defense leaflet.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.
Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.
Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.
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