The Hollies' 1967 hit "Carrie Anne" featured the first use of a steel drum in a commercial pop record.
The line, "Gotta keep 'em separated" in "Come Out And Play" by The Offspring came to lead singer Dexter Holland when he was a medical student and needed to keep bacteria samples away from each other.
The most famous song to prominently feature a French horn is "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.
Pitbull only raps for about a minute on "Timber." Kesha does most of the work.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.
In The Band song "The Weight," Nazareth ("Went down to Nazareth") refers to a town in Pennsylvania where the Martin Guitar company was located.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.
Stage urinals, flute devices, and the real Aqualung in this Fact or Fiction.
When televangelists like Jimmy Swaggart took on rockers like Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica, the rockers retaliated. Bono could even be seen mocking the preachers.