The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.
Writing great prog metal isn't easy, especially when it's for 60 musicians.
Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.
Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.