Alicia Keys got a huge break when Oprah had her perform her debut single "Fallin'" on her show.
There are no actual drums on "We Will Rock You," just lots of foot stomping.
Don McLean's "American Pie" starts in mono and gradually goes to stereo. It isn't full stereo until the end of the song, which is over 8 minutes long.
The line "satellite of love" in the Def Leppard song "Rocket" came from the title of a 1972 Lou Reed song.
Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" is about a patient in a mental institution and was inspired by the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
The first time Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones all recorded together in the studio was when they backed American singer PJ Proby on his Three Week Hero album.
How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?
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.
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
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