The Daily Cut: Ozzy Osbourne "Crazy Train"30 years ago today, traveling on a plane filled with students returning to Boston from spring break in Miami, Ozzy bought everyone three rounds of drinks and sang "Crazy Train" over the PA.
The Daily Cut: The Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"Former Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor explains that "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is an unusual entry in the band's catalog.
The Daily Cut: The Clash "Lost in the Supermarket"As with "London Calling," the late Joe Strummer recalled how it took his writing partner Mick Jones to really turn "Lost in the Supermarket" into a complete song.
The Daily Cut: Creedence Clearwater Revival "Down on the Corner"CCR bassist Stu Cook has back-to-back birthdays with his rhythm section partner drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, who turned 72 yesterday. Cook is 72 today.
The Daily Cut: Creedence Clearwater Revival "Who'll Stop the Rain"Creedence Clearwater Revival were so hot in 1970 that the band had three double-A sided singles off the Cosmo's Factory album reach the Top Five.
The Daily Cut: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Jammin' Me"Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' guitarist Mike Campbell shares songwriting credit with Petty and Bob Dylan on "Jammin' Me."
The Daily Cut: Van Halen "It's About Time"Sammy Hagar remembers how they came up with the first single from that album.
The Daily Cut: Fleetwood Mac: "Hold Me"Asked about Fleetwood Mac's 1982 hit "Hold Me," drummer Mick Fleetwood chose to talk about the singer and songwriter, not the song.
The Daily Cut: Guns N' Roses "Patience"Guns N' Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall five years ago today (April 14th, 2012)
The Daily Cut: J. Geils Band "Give It To Me"On April 13th, 1973, the day after the Bloodshot album was released, The J. Geils Band's performance of "Give It to Me" on ABC in Concert was censored.
The Daily Cut: Steppenwolf "Magic Carpet Ride"Steppenwolf singer John Kay wrote "Magic Carpet Ride" with the band's then-bassist Rushton Moreve. Kay explains how it came together.
The Daily Cut: Lynyrd Skynyrd "Call Me the Breeze"One-time Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle said back in the '80s that most of their fans had no idea that “Call Me the Breeze” was actually written and first recorded by J.J. Cale.