Yoko Ono has always denied requests to cover "Imagine" with the line "no religion, too" omitted or changed.
The Four Seasons' "Walk Like a Man" was the first Hot 100 #1 hit to feature a simile in its title.
Staind's big moment came in 1999 when lead singer Aaron Lewis played "Outside" on Limp Bizkit's Family Values tour. The live, acoustic version earned lots of radio play.
"The Cave" by Mumford & Sons is based on the philosophy of Plato and his work called "Allegory of the Cave."
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey was the first ringtone certified Gold.
"One Way Or Another" is based on a stalker who creeped out Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry.
Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.
If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.
The longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time.
Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.
David Gray explains the significance of the word "Babylon," and talks about how songs are a form of active imagination, with lyrics that reveal what's inside us.
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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