"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" was Michael Jaskson's attack on the tabloid press: "They eat off of you, you're a vegetable."
Weird Al Yankovic proposed a parody of "Black Or White" called "Snack All Night," but Michael Jackson asked him not to.
Katmandu, the capital of Nepal, was the archetype for faraway mysticism when Bob Seger wrote a song about it in 1975.
Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Shaggy wrote his swaggering hit "Boombastic" after learning what "shag" means in the UK.
MTV wanted Weezer to record a version of their song "Hash Pipe" as "Half Pipe" to appeal to the skateboarding crowd. The band refused, and MTV listed the song as "H*** Pipe."
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?
How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
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