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Tom Petty To Write Country Songs? Chris Stapleton Says He’ll Help

Petty recently called current country music “bad rock with a fiddle.” Country songwriting vet Stapleton challenges the rock superstar to ‘put [his] money where [his] mouth is in a tangible way.’

08/12/2013

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Really? Are The Lyrics Really That Good? Tyler And Perry Are 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

As founding members of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have long established themselves as rock legends and are already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, their songwriting will be honored as […]

02/22/2013

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5 Memorable Fictional Characters In Song Lyrics

There’s no rule that songwriters must write about themselves or even people they know. In fact, fictional character as song protagonist is a common trick. While the list is virtually endless, here are five of the most memorable fictional characters immortalized in music.

09/21/2012