There are often dark secrets hiding in the lines your favorite musicians cut from famous songs.
To put it bluntly, Jay-Z has become the 'Kanye West
Sometimes you open that box and the disc inside just isn't what you ordered, and you didn't think they could find a way to ruin such a nominally straightforward experience.
The sudden and dramatic personality shift of Blink-182's Tom DeLonge is one of the greatest mysteries in modern music, second only to the truth about Kurt Cobain's suicide and the identity of the blind goblin responsible for dressing Miley Cyrus.
Sometimes you're born with an awesome name like Dave Grohl, and other times you're given the unawesome name of Marvin Lee causing you to make it awesome by renaming yourself ... Meat Loaf.
No matter how expansive and varied a musician or band's catalog of albums may be, for those at the highest levels of popularity, there's always that one album that everyone talks about more than others.
We don't expect our musicians to moonlight as physicists -- hell, we're lucky if they finish high school. So sometimes they get their science wrong.
There are those musicians who, for whatever reason -- an off-putting comment, a generally grumpy demeanor, the fact that they're opening that night for Sinbad -- are a little less agreeable.
It turns out music is an explosion of guitars, drums, and telling people about stuff before it happens.
It's never widely publicized who did the actual writing, and sometimes it's for good reason.
To go along with all of the other difficulties that come with putting together something great, these bands and musicians had to fight through an extra step of insanity before some of their best work could see the light of day.
More often than not, when the creative force behind a band branches out on their own, the end result just leaves you longing for the days when they had a few extra people around to share the work.