X-Plained - Stories Behind The Songs

Liam and Noel Gallagher at the Oasis show at Knebworth, August 1996

Can Liam Gallagher sing Oasis songs?

Biffy Clyro in Boston, October 2007

How did Biffy Clyro get their name?

Liam Gallagher 2019

Why has Liam Gallagher called his album Why Me. Why Not?

Queen - News Of The World album cover

The secret history behind Queen's News Of The World album cover

Foo Fighters 1998 Denver

What does Foo Fighters mean?

The Jam in 1977: Paul Weller, Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton

Eton Rifles at 40: the story behind The Jam's political protest song

Queen in 1982

Why there isn’t a “hidden message” on Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust

U2 Boy album cover

The story behind the boy featured on the cover of U2’s early albums

Phil Daniels in the film Quadrophenia, 1979

What does the word Quadrophenia mean?

Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor single cover

The story behind the I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor cover star

John Lennon in July 1971

The truth behind John Lennon's "happy" quote

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures album cover detail

What does the cover of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures mean?

Richard Ashcroft from The Verve performs live on stage at Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands on June 01 1998

This is why The Verve didn't want to release Sonnet as a single

Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? album cover

Where's the cover photo from Oasis's (What's The Story) Morning Glory taken?

The Killers' Sam's Town album artwork

Why is The Killers' second album called Sam's Town?

The Killers in 2004

Why Mr Brightside is The Killers' saddest song