After Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale hooked up in 1996, Rossdale's Bush bandmates referred to their hit song as "Everything Gwen."
The drum sound on Buddy Knox's 1957 US #1 hit "Party Doll" was actually made by a cardboard box filled with cotton.
Bernie Taupin was 17 when he wrote the lyrics to Elton John's "Your Song." Looking back, he says it's "one of the most naïve and childish lyrics in the entire repertoire of music."
An unexpected guest vocal: Marianne Faithfull on the Metallica song "The Memory Remains." A star in the '60s, this collaboration helped revive her career.
Tim McGraw recorded "Live Like You Were Dying" just two weeks after his own father passed away.
"Always On My Mind" was first recorded by Brenda Lee in 1971, then by Elvis in 1972. Willie Nelson's 1982 version was the big hit and won the Song of the Year Grammy.
Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.
How well do you know your protest songs (including the one that went to #1)?
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."
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