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The Musicians & Bands Channel has information about the greatest musicians and bands that have made a huge impact in the music industry.

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Top 10 Beatles Singles

For a week in 1964, the Beatles had 12 songs on Billboard's Hot 100. See our list of the Beatles' top singles.


5 Things You Didn't Know About Bob Marley

Bob Marley's birthday is on February 6. Learn more about this reggae icon in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How Does the YMCA Feel About the Village People Song 'Y.M.C.A.'?

How does the YMCA feel about the song "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People? Learn more about the disco classic in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'London Calling'

The seminal post-punk album was released on Dec. 14, 1979 in the U.K. HowStuffWorks Now looks at some fabulous facts. See more »

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison's birthday is Dec. 8. HowStuffWorks Now takes a trip down memory lane to learn five fascinating facts. See more »

What Does Your Playlist Say About Your Personality?

The type of music you like isn’t all about age and culture — it’s about personality, too. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Pianist Plays Gorgeous Music While Floating in the Arctic Ocean

Why would a pianist play a piano while afloat in the Arctic? Learn more about the pianist playing a piano in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

The Bands of the 80s Quiz

If you — or a friend — ever had a mullet, then you owe it to yourself to see if you can ace this Bands of the 80s quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Killer Mike Talks Activism and Music at SxSW

Music executive Shanti Das talks to rapper Killer Mike about his music and political and social activism. Watch the video at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Love Kate Bush? Join the Crowd. Literally.

Reenactments of Kate Bush's 1978 song 'Wuthering Heights' are happening all over the world in July 2016. HowStuffWorks Now finds out why. See more »

5 Times David Bowie Was Censored in the Past

David Bowie faced censorship over his long career, sometimes for things that today seem tame. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »