X-Plained - Stories Behind The Songs

A dude listening to podcasts on his tablet

How to listen to podcasts: a beginners guide to podcasting

Karen O in the Maps video

Who was Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs written about?

The Killers at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards: Mark Stoermer, Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci Jr and Dave Keuning.

Why Mr Brightside is The Killers' saddest song

Jarvis Cocker in October 1995 and the controversial Pulp single sleeve

How Pulp got into trouble over Sorted For E's & Wizz

Led Zeppelin in 1979: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham.

What did Led Zeppelin play at their last concert with John Bonham?

Kurt Cobain in Japan in 1992 and the infamous Nirvana Smiley Face t-shirt

Where does Nirvana's Smiley Face logo actually mean?

Nirvana - Nevermind cover

Who is the baby on the cover of Nevermind by Nirvana?

Michael Jackson and Jarvis Cocker at the BRIT Awards 1996

Why Jarvis Cocker 'mooned' Michael Jackson's BRITs performance

The original Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival

Who headlined the first Glastonbury festival?

Dave Grohl in 1997

Why Learn To Fly is Foo Fighters' most uplifting song

Morrissey on stage with The Smiths in 1986

Who was The Smiths' The Boy With The Thorn In His Side about?

Where was the photo on the cover of This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours taken?

Where was the photo on the cover of This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours taken?

Pink Floyd in 1973

Why Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here is their saddest song

Johnny Cash performing on stage, 1994

How covering Hurt gave Johnny Cash's career a new lease of life

Brian May of Queen

Brian May wrote more of Queen's hits than you thought

Kurt Cobain recording with Nirvana in November 1991

How a deodorant made Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit the biggest song of the 90s