The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.
Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.
Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?
Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.