The first rapper with a #1 hit was Vanilla Ice with "Ice Ice Baby" in 1990.
The original "Enter Sandman" lyric was about crib death, with the "sandman" killing a baby.
Michael McDonald co-wrote the Van Halen song "I'll Wait."
The first line of "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" is "It was the 3rd of September," which is the day lead singer Dennis Edwards' father died.
"Livin' La Vida Loca" is a Latin pop landmark, but "la vida loca" are the only Spanish words in the lyric - "mocha" is English.
A roadie for the Allman Brothers came up with the line "The road goes on forever" for "Midnight Rider," and got a songwriting credit for his contribution.
Ozzy, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest and even Michael Bolton show up in this Classic Metal quiz.
Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.
The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.
A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.
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.
Psychedelic Furs lead singer Richard Butler talks about their first album since 1991 and explains what's really going on in "Pretty In Pink."
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