"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.
The riff for The Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant" was pinched from a very unpunk song, the ABBA ballad "S.O.S."
Sheriff had been disbanded for years when "When I'm With You" hit #1 in America thanks to rediscovery by radio stations. The group never re-formed and never made a video for the song.
"All Star" was written as a confidence builder for fans who were bullied for liking Smash Mouth.
On Metallica's "The Unforgiven," James Hetfield modeled his vocals on Chris Isaak
Ed Sheeran's "Bloodstream" was written after an experience taking MDMA during a wedding celebration in Ibiza, and it's basically about all the feelings that he got from that time.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
Roger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs.
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.
Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
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