Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
"Ghosttown" was Madonna's 45th chart-topper on the Dance Club Songs chart, breaking the record for the most #1s an artist has tallied on a single Billboard chart.
"Rhiannon" is a Welch goddess. Stevie Nicks wrote the song, and it was a huge influence on her image, inspiring her flowing shawls and black outfits she began wearing on stage.
"Mickey" by Toni Basil was originally a song called "Kitty" by a male group. She picked the new name after Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.
The first popular song to use the phrase "Heavy Metal" was "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf, which was featured in the movie Easy Rider.
"All Star" was written as a confidence builder for fans who were bullied for liking Smash Mouth.
Ozzy, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest and even Michael Bolton show up in this Classic Metal quiz.
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.
A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.
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