"Oh Well," from their 1960s Peter Green era, is the only Fleetwood Mac song played in concert in every decade they've been extant.
Sarah McLachlan wrote "Angel" about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was the first US chart-topper to include the word "funk" in the title.
"Paranoid" reflects a feeling Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler often felt after using drugs.
Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
"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."
Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.
"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
Deep Purple's guitarist since 1994, Steve talks about writing songs with the band and how he puts his own spin on "Smoke On The Water."
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
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