Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.
Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.
Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
Bob Seger got inspired to write "Night Moves" after watching the movie American Graffiti, which showed young people growing up in his "neck of the woods."
"Man On The Moon" by R.E.M. is about the comedian Andy Kaufman, who often seemed like he was from another planet.
Sia Furler originally sent "Pretty Hurts" to Katy Perry, but she didn't see the email, so Beyonce ended up recording it instead.
Steve Perry wrote "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" with the opening lyrics, "You make me weep, I wanna die," after seeing his girlfriend kissing another man.
"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
A gospel choir appears in Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" video, but the vocals on the song are all Smith - about 20 tracks of his voice were used to make him sound like a chorus.