Michael Jackson was only 11 years and 5 months old when the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" became the group's first #1 . The late King of Pop is the youngest group member ever to top the Hot 100.
Bob Seger's "Beautiful Loser" was inspired by a book written by Leonard Cohen called Beautiful Losers.
Neil Young rarely allows his songs to be sampled, but he let the Canadian group Redlight King use "Old Man" in their 2011 song, also called "Old Man."
Beyoncé married Jay-Z five months before releasing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," a song she sang in character as her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce.
Lyrically, Elvis Costello's "Watching The Detectives" was inspired by American detective shows; musically, it was inspired by The Clash.
Mariah Carey's song "The Roof" is about her first kiss with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.
Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.
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