Fall Out Boy's "The Phoenix" samples the classical work "Allegro Non Troppo," which was composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1941. Vocalist Patrick Stump was inspired by "the creepiness" of the strings.
Chris Rock appears on the Kanye West track "Blame Game."
Madonna's "Justify My Love" was co-written by Lenny Kravitz.
"Mickey" by Toni Basil was originally a song called "Kitty" by a male group. She picked the new name after Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.
Bob Seger's "Beautiful Loser" was inspired by a book written by Leonard Cohen called Beautiful Losers.
Sea creatures mentioned in "Rock Lobster" by The B-52's include a jellyfish, piranha, bikini whale and narwhal.
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.
Keyboard great David Sancious talks about his work with Sting, Seal, Springsteen, Clapton and Aretha, and explains what quantum physics has to do with making music.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.
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