"Kashmir" is the only Led Zeppelin song to use outside musicians, as it needed strings and horns.
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath got its title from a line in "The Battle Hymn of the Republic": "He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored."
Lorde was 16 years and 11 months old when "Royals" topped the Hot 100. In doing so she became the youngest ever solo artist to write and perform a #1 hit.
"Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter got its name because it was a monster to edit; they pieced it together like Frankenstein's monster.
"Man On The Moon" by R.E.M. is about the comedian Andy Kaufman, who often seemed like he was from another planet.
"Uncle John's Band" by the Grateful Dead was the first time the phrase "God Damn" appeared in a commercially-released song.
Chad tells tales from his time as drummer for Nirvana, and talks about his group Before Cars.
"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.
Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? How about "hater" or "Facebook"? Here are the songs where they first showed up.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.
The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.
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