X-Plained - Stories Behind The Songs

Ian Curtis performing live onstage with Joy Division in January 1980

Why Joy Division had to change their name


Why are Bastille called Bastille?

Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's trip to Japan in February 1992

What Nirvana's Lithium says about religion and mental health

Radiohead - The Bends album cover

What's that on the cover of The Bends by Radiohead?

David Bowie promotes the release of his album Space Oddity in November 1969

How Space Oddity gave David Bowie his first hit

Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Sam Endicott of The Bravery

Why Brandon Flowers "trash-talked" The Bravery

Alex Turner Alex Turner performs on stage at the T in the Park festival 2007

How Arctic Monkeys sampled Ennio Morricone in 505

Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher of Oasis perform live at the Melt! Festival in Ferropolis on July 19, 2009

What did Oasis play at their last ever show?

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars in November 1972

Why do bands split up? The stories behind the break-ups

Liam Gallagher in the Oasis video for Songbird

VIDEO: Is Oasis ballad Songbird Liam Gallagher's most honest track?

obby Gillespie performing live onstage with Primal Scream

What is the sample at the start of Loaded by Primal Scream?

The Charlatans, 2017

Where do The Charlatans actually come from?

Nirvana in 1993

Which Foo Fighters song is about Kurt Cobain?

Oasis at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards

Bonehead cried the first time Noel Gallagher played Champagne Supernova

The Specials in 1978: Jerry Dammers, Horace Panter, Neville Staple, Terry Hall, Roddy Byers, Lynval Golding and John Bradbury

Why The Specials recorded Ghost Town

Oasis in concert at Loch Lomond, 3 August 1996

Why didn't Liam Gallagher perform on the Oasis MTV Unplugged show?