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Vicki Peterson of the Bangles

On the Paisley Underground, The Goonies, and "Walk Like An Egyptian"

Chris Stein's Punk Pix

The Blondie founder shares photos and tells tales from the NYC punk scene

Graham Gouldman

The 10cc founder on seeing chords in colors, and writing hits for The Hollies, Jeff Beck and The Yardbirds

Long Live Queen - An Excerpt

Five rockers share their memories of Queen, from Freddie's leather to Brian May's Red Special

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?

Querying our lyrics database, we found the restaurant mentions, which aren't always appetizing

Ice-T

Ice-T and his longtime producer talk "Colors," samples, and the search for talent on their new label

Phil Vassar

The country music hitmaker on "Carlene," and assembly-line songwriting

Songfacts Spotlight

Stand By Me by Ben E. King

Rob Reiner named his 1986 movie "Stand By Me" after the song, since he thought The Body, a Stephen King story on which it was based, sounded like a horror movie.

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Hozier

The "Take Me to Church" singer was a member of the Irish choral group Anuna for four years before pursuing a solo career.

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Protest songs

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Sugarland

Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.

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Greenwood, Mississippi

Hundred And Ten In The Shade by John Fogerty

John Fogerty channels Robert Johnson in "Hundred And Ten In The Shade," set in Greenwood, Mississippi, where the bluesman is buried.

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Fact or Fiction

Pearl Jam

Did the corduroy jacket come from the Gap? Is their biggest hit a cover song? Take this Fact or Fiction to find out.

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