The Daily Cut: Big Brother and the Holding Company "Piece of My Heart"Big Brother and the Holding Company were the second artist to record "Piece of My Heart."
The Daily Cut: Santana "Soul Sacrifice"Santana played the Woodstock Festival on August 16th, 1969, before it had released any music as a band. "Soul Sacrifice" was the final number the band played there and the performance that appeared in the movie Woodstock.
The Daily Cut: The Doobie Brothers "China Grove" China Grove is a real town outside of San Antonio, Texas. But Tom Johnston, who wrote The Doobie Brothers' "China Grove," claims the town has nothing to do with why he named it that.
The Daily Cut: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young "Deja Vu"David Crosby explained that his CSNY classic "Deja Vu" offers up a lot of insight into who he is.
The Daily Cut: The Pretenders "Brass in Pocket"Ever wonder about why the title "Brass in Pocket" was used for a song that doesn't contain those words in it. Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders explains how it came about.
The Daily Cut: Jethro Tull "Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of the New Day)"Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson shared his feelings on the band's classic "Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of the New Day)."
The Daily Cut: Bachman-Turner Overdrive "Takin' Care of Business"BTO's Randy Bachman says that one way he liked to inspire himself as a songwriter was to take a song that was popular at the time and try to write a follow-up to it.
The Daily Cut: U2 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"U2 guitarist The Edge recalls that when they left the studio after recording The Joshua Tree, they knew which two songs were the standouts, but still thought they could have improved the album as a whole.
The Daily Cut: The Police "Message in a Bottle"Drummer Stewart Copeland thinks very highly of "Message in a Bottle." He said just how highly, and how the song came about.
The Daily Cut: Pink Floyd "Shine on You Crazy Diamond"Pink Floyd wrote the epic "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" about their original guitarist and singer Syd Barrett, who died in 2006.
The Daily Cut: Def Leppard "Love Bites"Guitarist Phil Collen remembers that even before the final vocal went on, "Love Bites" had something people responded to.
The Daily Cut: The Band "Chest Fever"