"Babylon," in David Gray's song, refers to London, which was once known as the "modern-day Babylon."
Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.
"Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus)" was written about the then Premier of Queensland, Joh Bjelke-Petersen. His political shenanigans were observed by the band during their first tour of Australia.
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" was the first-ever country single to earn diamond certification (10 million units sold) from the RIAA.
Katy Perry's song "E.T." came from a beat originally intended for the rap group Three Six Mafia. When her producer accidentally pulled up the beat, Perry asked to use it.
A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.
Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
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