X-Plained - Stories Behind The Songs

Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not. album cover

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

The original Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival

Who headlined the first Glastonbury festival?

Morrissey on The Tube, July 1986

What Is The Boy With The Thorn In His Side By The Smiths About?

Nirvana in August 1991: Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain

What does the Nirvana song Smells Like Teen Spirit mean?

Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis in August 1999

Does Liam Gallagher have to pay royalties to brother Noel when singing Oasis songs?

Johnny Cash and Trent Reznor

Why did Johnny Cash cover Hurt?

Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and Peter Fonda in The Wild Angels

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

Sam Fender performs on stage during Electric Picnic Music Festival 2019

What does Hypersonic Missiles by Sam Fender mean?

Richard Ashcroft of The Verve in 1997

What is The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work about?

Liam Gallagher performing with Oasis in November 1994

Why Live Forever is Liam Gallagher’s favourite Oasis song

Eddie Vedder performs with Pearl Jam in 1992

Why Pearl Jam's Alive is not the uplifting anthem you think...

New Order in 1989

What does Blue Monday by New Order mean?

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures album cover detail

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

Liam Gallagher on stage with Oasis in 2000

Which Oasis songs did Liam Gallagher write?

The Courteeners

Why Courteeners' Not Nineteen Forever Is More Than Just An Indie Banger....

Nirvana in 1993

Which Foo Fighters song is about Kurt Cobain?