The Daily Cut: Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"Tina Weymouth celebrates her 67th birthday today.
The Daily Cut: Aerosmith "Walk This Way"When Steven Tyler couldn't make it to the studio one day during the writing sessions for Toys in the Attic, the rest of Aerosmith decided to work on the music for a new song.
The Daily Cut: Jethro Tull "Cross-Eyed Mary"Aqualung was Jethro Tull's first Top 10 and first multi-platinum album. Guitarist Martin Barre recalls how frontman and songwriter Ian Anderson brought the band together to teach them "Cross-Eyed Mary," a song about a sort of female counterpart to the album's title character.
The Daily Cut: Lynyrd Skynyrd "What's Your Name""What's Your Name" is the last of the five Lynyrd Skynyrd hits that would reach the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Daily Cut: Heart "Straight On"Ann and Nancy Wilson say that "Straight On" came out of an extremely fertile writing period, where the two of them were going out of town to work on songs with a friend of theirs.
The Daily Cut: Styx "Lorelei"JY tells the story behind the song.
The Daily Cut: Led Zeppelin "Black Dog"Robert Plant explains that it was the experience of recording at Headley Grange, and not anything to do with the song's lyrics, that led to the title "Black Dog."
The Daily Cut: The Moody Blues "Tuesday Afternoon"At the time, Justin Hayward had just become the new lead singer and main songwriter of The Moody Blues. He tells why he wrote the song.
The Daily Cut: The Who "I Can See for Miles""I Can See for Miles" was one of the most elaborately crafted songs in the Who's early catalog. Singer Roger Daltrey recalls the recording sessions.
The Daily Cut: Guns N' Roses "Nightrain""Nightrain" is one of the many enduring cuts off Guns N' Roses' debut album, Appetite for Destruction. Slash tells about writing it and what inspired its lyrics.
The Daily Cut: Ozzy Osbourne "Over the Mountain""Over the Mountain" was the opening track and first single from Ozzy Osbourne's second solo album, Diary of a Madman.
The Daily Cut: Deep Purple "Highway Star"To date, Deep Purple have opened one studio album and three live albums with "Highway Star." The band's late keyboardist Jon Lord once explained how it was written on the way to a gig in Portsmouth, England.