Scott Stapp of Creed wrote "With Arms Wide Open" when he found out he was going to be a dad. He named his son Jagger.
The horn flourish at the beginning of "Jump Around" comes from Bob and Earl's "Harlem Shuffle"; the squeal throughout the song might be a Prince sample.
"Jessie's Girl" was the #1 song in America when MTV went on the air. They put it in hot rotation right away, making the song even more popular.
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
"Airplanes" by B.o.B was written by Lupe Fiasco, who recorded it but decided to pass.
It took him seven years to recover from his American hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," but Chris Rea became one of the top singer-songwriters in his native UK.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.
"Mony Mony," "Crimson and Clover," "Draggin' The Line"... the hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
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