The '40s hit "Rum and Coca-Cola" is really about American soldiers soliciting prostitutes in Trinidad.
Elvis Costello says "Everyday I Write The Book" is a knockoff of Nick Lowe's "When I Write the Book."
Jack & Diane started off as an interracial couple; Mellencamp took race references out of the song at the request of his record company.
The "Free Bird" lyric, "If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?" was something Lynyrd Skynyrd's guitarist's girlfriend said to him during a fight.
Lucinda Williams' track "Compassion" is based on a poem by her father, lauded Arkansas poet Miller Williams.
Eric Clapton wrote "Wonderful Tonight" while waiting for his girlfriend, Pattie Boyd, to get ready for a night out. By the time she was ready, he had written the song.
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.
The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.
Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.
Emilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.
"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
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