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Back with Lonestar, Richie talks about their massive hit "Amazed," and what to listen for on their new album. He also explains how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit that resonated with anyone separated from a loved one: "I'm Already There."
» Richie McDonald interview
A member of the Songwriting Hall of Fame, Rzeznik tells us that he'll take that honor over the rite of being a Rock Star. We talk about his craft, the new Goo Goo Dolls album Magnetic, and how he came up with "Iris."
» John Rzeznik interview
As guitarist with Thin Lizzy, Scott wrote many of their songs with the group's ill-fated frontman Phil Lynott. Scott talks about how the band wrote, the songwriters Lynott looked up to, and what it was like watching his friend and writing partner move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.
» Scott Gorham interview
Now on her own label, Toby talks about her bevy of television and movie placements (Vampire Diaries, Bones, Desperate Housewives...), and what it was like opening for Train, Marc Cohn and, on one very special evening, Prince.
» Toby Lightman interview
After making a name for himself in the rock band Dust with Marky Ramone, Richie was asked to produce a new band: Kiss. He told us about working on those first two albums (Kiss and Hotter Than Hell), and what it was like working with these nascent Rock Stars.
» Richie Wise interview
The non-Nettles member of the Sugarland duo explains how he crafts their songs and comes up with ideas. It means writing a chorus so it redefines the story, and in some cases, writing a song backwards. He also breaks down the Sugarland song "Steve Earle," which got a thorny response when he tried to let its namesake know about it.
» Kristian Bush interview
His biggest hit is "Love Is," recorded by Vanessa Williams & Brian
McKnight, but Tonio is the universal donor of songwriting, collaborating with The Crickets, Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach and Dr. Dre.
» Tonio K interview
dUg has made an impact not only as the frontman for King's X, but also with a variety of side projects, including one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam. He also made a recording with Dimebag Darrell that he recently posted on YouTube.
» dUg Pinnick interview
From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes. He also shares his thoughts on his return to the band in the '80s, when they became unlikely hitmakers and, briefly, video stars.
» Jon Anderson interview
The former Foreigner frontman tells us about the song that had the greatest impact on his career: "Waiting For A Girl Like You." Written and recorded in bursts of inspiration, it became a highlight of their live shows, but it also led to more ballads - not an easy transition for a rock singer.
» Lou Gramm: They're Playing My Song