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Interview: Exene Cervenka of X

On "Los Angeles" and her definition of "real punk."

Darrining Victims

Acts that switched out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice

Interview: Alan Parsons

On some classic Project songs, and working with The Beatles as the group was imploding

Classic Interview: Frank Zappa

Zappa explains why he didn't try to reach the masses, and how poetry made him gag

Interview: Charley Pride

The country music star talks about his biggest hits and his "permanent tan"

Fact or Fiction: Country Song Titles

"You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" and other questionable titles

Songfacts Spotlight

Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones

One of the first hit songs used in a major marketing campaign was "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones. Microsoft paid $10 million to use it in commercials for Windows '95.

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There is some big-time songwriting talent behind the glitter. Kesha broke into the biz as a writer - before you heard her on "Tik Tok" she had already written "This Love" for The Veronicas.

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Songs about liars or people who are fake

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From the Vaults

Rick Springfield

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

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Ashport, Tennessee

New, New Minglewood Blues by Grateful Dead

A re-re-rewritten tale about a place that is in debate... all we know for sure is it's in Tennessee.

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90s Metal

Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.

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