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Sesame Street's Greatest Song Spoofs

Billy Joel, R.E.M. and Norah Jones are among those to spoof themselves on Sesame Street

Interview: Richard Ashcroft

On seeking out a better place in a desensitized world, and coming back for his "Bitter Sweet Symphony" money

New Category: Songs About Heaven

Songs specifically about Heaven - not in the metaphorical sense

Television founder Richard Lloyd

On the CBGB scene and his guitar work on "Marquee Moon"

Women Who Rock

The editor of Women Who Rock on why The Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan

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

Songfacts Spotlight

Helter Skelter by The Beatles

The first version of The Beatles "Helter Skelter" was a 27 minute jam, so you can imagine what Ringo was going through pounding away all that time. To convince the guys that he needed a break, he screamed, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" This was included on the fadeout.

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Ed Sheeran

British singer-songwriter Sheeran has fans in high places. Before he released his debut album, his independent EP No. 5 Collaborations Project was praised by both Elton John and Jamie Foxx.

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Songs about commitment or respect

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From the Vaults

Ralph Casale - Session Pro

A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."

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Bangkok, Thailand

A Passage to Bangkok by Rush

In this song, Bangkok, Thailand, is used as a metaphor for drug tourism.

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Fact or Fiction

John Mellencamp

Did Mellencamp give up drinking after a bar fight? Was he a hippie? Take this Fact or Fiction to find out.

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