A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged.
Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
One of Tom Petty's most personal songs is "Room At The Top," which he stopped performing because it brought back painful memories.
The B-52's picked chose the location of their song "Private Idaho" because the state had a reputation for being wacky and mysterious. The title was a play on the phrase "Private Eye."
"Mr. Roboto" by Styx was written by their keyboard player, Dennis DeYoung, who used Japanese words and imagery to create an allegory about censorship.
The first US Top 10 hit with the word "hell" in the title was "Gives You Hell" by The All-American Rejects in 2008.