Alicia Keys got a huge break when Oprah had her perform her debut single "Fallin'" on her show.
Liz Phair sang backup on Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up The Sun."
The Fratellis song "Chelsea Dagger" was named for their lead singer's wife - it was her burlesque name.
The Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" is a parody of Heavy Metal. Kerry King of Slayer played guitar on the track - purposefully out of tune in parts.
The title "25 Or 6 To 4" by Chicago refers to the time it was written: either 25 minutes to 4 (3:35) or 26 (3:34).
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
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