The Daily Cut: The Doobie Brothers "Listen to the Music"The late Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack said in the '90s that he thought he was the first band member to hear Tom Johnston's song "Listen to the Music."
The Daily Cut: Grateful Dead "Sugar Magnolia"Bob Weir co-wrote "Sugar Magnolia" with the Grateful Dead's go-to lyricist, Robert Hunter. Weir says it was inspired by what was going on in his life at the time.
The Daily Cut: Paul Simon "Mother and Child Reunion"Paul Simon says that at this point the story of how the title "Mother and Child Reunion" came to be is fairly well known, and besides, it's not the most interesting thing about the song to him.
The Daily Cut: The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"Pete Townshend said he wrote the lyrics "Won't Get Fooled Again" first, and that they were inspired by the events of the day in the U.K.
The Daily Cut: Billy Joel "Captain Jack"Joel tells what inspired him to write it.
The Daily Cut: Van Halen "Dance the Night Away""Dance the Night Away" was Van Halen's first single to crack the Top 20. David Lee Roth explains that maybe it was because they added a little flavor to it.
The Daily Cut: Jackson Browne "Boulevard"Perhaps the strongest memory Jackson Browne has of recording his classic cut "Boulevard" is the argument he had with session drummer Jerry Marotta after the band laid down a really good first take of the song.
The Daily Cut: Eagles "Heartache Tonight"Although it eventually took four writers to complete it, the late Glenn Frey said that the groundwork for "Heartache Tonight" was laid during a visit to his L.A. home by Bob Seger.
The Daily Cut: Steve Miller Band "Space Cowboy"Until his #1 hit with "The Joker" in 1973, the Steve Miller Band had released seven albums without ever having a single get even close the Top 40.
The Daily Cut: John Lennon "(Just Like) Starting Over"In terms of chart success, "(Just Like) Starting Over" was the biggest solo hit of John Lennon's career.
The Daily Cut: Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way" "Go Your Own Way" was a hit and eventually become a signature Fleetwood Mac song, but Lindsey Buckingham, who wrote it, says that surely wasn't because the song has a simple beat you can dance to.
The Daily Cut: Genesis "That's All"Nearly a decade and a half after they released their first album, "That's All" became the first Genesis single to go Top 10 in the U.S.