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RocketDef Leppard

The line "satellite of love" in the Def Leppard song "Rocket" came from the title of a 1972 Lou Reed song.

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Hangin" ToughNew Kids on the Block

"Hangin" Tough" came at the peak of New Kids on the Block mania. Their writer/producer Maurice Starr wrote it about the struggles the band faced early on. It was #1 in England and America.


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Diamonds From Sierra LeoneKanye West

Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit


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My WayFrank Sinatra

According to Frank Sinatra"s daughter, he hated "My Way," but had to sing it at every show when it became his signature song.


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Return To InnocenceEnigma

"Return To Innocence" by Enigma is based on a Taiwanese chant by a husband and wife. The couple won a lawsuit granting them royalties from the song.


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WaterlooABBA

In Belgium, where the Battle of Waterloo took place, "Waterloo" by ABBA was a huge hit, #1 for five weeks.


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Neal Smith - "I"m Eighteen"They"re Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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British InvasionFact or Fiction

Go beyond The Beatles to see what you know about the British Invasion.

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Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.


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Laura NyroSongwriting Legends

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women"s culture through her art.


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Does Jimmy Page Worship The Devil? A Look at Satanism in RockSong Writing

We ring the Hell"s Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.


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Amy GrantSongwriter Interviews

The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.