The Daily Cut: Aerosmith "Angel"Guitarist Brad Whitford remembers his reaction the first time the song "Angel" was played for him, before the recording sessions for Aerosmith's Permanent Vacation album.
The Daily Cut: Journey "Faithfully"Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain wrote "Faithfully" for the band's 1983 album Frontiers. He recalls the unusual way the song came to him.
The Daily Cut Talking Heads: "Psycho Killer"Keyboardist Jerry Harrison, the last of the four members to join the group, talks about its origins.
The Daily Cut: Rush "The Spirit of Radio""The Spirit of Radio" helped turn Permanent Waves into Rush's first Top Five album in the U.S. Guitarist Alex Lifeson finds it ironic that it may have been because people misinterpreted the song's message.
The Daily Cut: Def Leppard "Rock of Ages"The story goes that Def Leppard got the title "Rock of Ages" off a hymnal left in the studio by a choir that had been recording there.
The Daily Cut: Supertramp "Dreamer"Roger Hodgson wrote it, but shared credits with Rick Davies as per the rules of their Lennon and McCartney-esque songwriting arrangement.
The Daily Cut: Pat Benatar "Shadows of the Night"Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night" won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, a category that no longer exists, 35 years ago today.
The Daily Cut: Elton John "Daniel"Drummer Nigel Olsson said one reason they were so prolific is that the band, Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin had reached a creative peak
The Daily Cut The Beatles: "Good Morning, Good Morning"The Beatles started recording "Good Morning, Good Morning" at Abbey Road 50 years ago today.
The Daily Cut: Bon Jovi "Living in Sin"Happy 55th birthday to Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan.
The Daily Cut: Guns N' Roses "Live and Let Die"Happy 55th birthday to Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses.
The Daily Cut: The Kinks "Sunny Afternoon"Happy 70th birthday to Dave Davies!