X-Plained - Stories Behind The Songs

Damon Albarn in March 1996

Is Blur's Beetlebum their most heartbreaking single?

Freddie Mercury performing with Queen at Live Aid, July 1985

How I Want To Break Free became Queen’s most controversial song

New Order in 1989

What does Blue Monday by New Order mean?

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters

Why does Dave Grohl always chew gum when he sings?

Jamie T in 2007

What's the sample on Jamie T's Sheila?

David Bowie in 1978

Did David Bowie really have different coloured eyes?

Charlie Chaplin and Paolo Nutini

What is the speech in Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky?

The original Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival

Who headlined the first Glastonbury festival?

Oasis in 1994: Tony McCarroll, Bonehead, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Guigsy.

Why were Oasis were sued over the song Whatever?

Oasis band members Liam and Noel Gallagher at a press conference in 1999

Why did Oasis split? The full story of Liam and Noel Gallagher's feud...

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?

Liam Gallagher performing with Oasis in November 1994

Why Live Forever is Liam Gallagher’s favourite Oasis song

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

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

Liam Gallagher at Glastonbury 2019

Does Liam Gallagher have to pay Noel to sing Oasis songs?

Classic album titles

What’s the meaning behind these classic album titles?

Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr proudly display their MBE medals after their investiture at the Palace. 1965

The true story of why John Lennon returned his MBE