Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
Chris Rock appears on the Kanye West track "Blame Game."
"Criminal" is Fiona Apple's only chart hit. Royalties from it allow her to make music on her terms, releasing albums several years apart.
A perfume called Wonderstruck was named after a line in Taylor Swift's song "Enchanted": "I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home."
Mary J. Blige had regrets over singing about getting drunk in "Family Affair."
The Black Eyed Peas shot the video for "Just Can't Get Enough" just a week before the 2011 earthquake in Japan.
Our chat with Barney Hoskyns, who covers the wild years of Woodstock - the town, not the festival - in his book Small Town Talk.
The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.
When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.
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