"Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter got its name because it was a monster to edit; they pieced it together like Frankenstein's monster.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is an English version of a Zulu hunting song from the 1930s.
When singing "Cradle Of Love," Billy Idol typically changes a line to, "This song is so cheesy."
The Cure's "Lullaby" is based on a recurring nightmare frontman Robert Smith had as a child where he was eaten by a giant spider.
"Anaconda" was originally recorded by Missy Elliott in 2012, but the rapper decided to shelf the track so it was re-recorded by Minaj two years later.
Otis Day And The Knights, the fictional band created to perform "Shout" in the movie Animal House, became a real band, performing the song at colleges and other venues.
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Do you know the girl singer on Eminem's "Stan"? If so, this quiz is for you.
A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."
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