Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
James Brown's "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" was the first Hot 100 hit with the word "sex" in the title.
Barry Sonnenfeld, who would later direct the movies Get Shorty and Men in Black, was the director of photography on the "Rock the Casbah" video for The Clash.
"Tomorrow People" by Ziggy Marley is the first song by a Marley to crack the US Top 40; the highest Bob got was #51 with "Roots, Rock, Reggae."
"Cotton Eye Joe" is a folk song dating to the 1800s, but it became a hit when a Swedish act called Rednex did a psychokinetic version in 1994.
Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.
A history of songs dealing with transgender issues, featuring Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Morrissey and Green Day.
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
The original voice of Snap!, this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
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