Johnny Cash's wife, June Carter, wrote "Ring Of Fire" about their relationship.
Jay-Z was going to ask Mary J. Blige to duet on "Empire State of Mind," but he decided on Alicia Keys when he heard the piano stabs on the track.
The video for Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" was the most expensive ever made, costing $7 million.
R.E.M. got the title "Shiny Happy People" from a Chinese propaganda poster.
Barry Manilow didn't write his #1 hit "I Write The Songs." Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys wrote it.
The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
The Winger frontman reveals the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for "Seventeen," and explains how his passion for orchestra music informs his songwriting.
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
Nirvana, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are among those who wrote songs with cities that show up in this quiz.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
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