Kip tells us about the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for the Winger hit "Seventeen," why he "didn't get the joke." And something you might not know: he has a passion and talent for writing orchestra music, which makes a big difference when he writes for Winger. » Kip Winger interview
Branching out from Dillinger Escape Plan, Puciato had to adopt a new writing style in Killer Be Killed, where he joined Troy Sanders and Max Cavalera.
» Greg Puciato interview
Valli is the voice behind a startling array of hits, including "My Eyes Adored You," "December, 1963" and "Grease." He talks about why his songs - both solo and with The Four Seasons - have endured, and reflects on his time as Rusty Millio on The Sopranos.
» Frankie Valli interview
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest discuss how songwriting works in the band and how those twin guitar harmonies come together. We also got the story behind their recently-released rocker "Redeemer of Souls" and their classic "Dissident Aggressor."
» Judas Priest interview
Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."
» Michael W. Smith interview
Medley talks about The Righteous Brothers resurgent hits "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." And yes, he did know Patrick Swayze, who starred in two movies that were very important to Medley.
» Bill Medley interview
In America, Everything But The Girl had a big hit in 1995 with "Missing." Ben talks about how the duo feels about their stateside hit, how they divided songwriting duties, and the story behind another EBTG favorite, "The Night I Heard Caruso Sing."
» Ben Watt interview
Saliva lost their lead singer (amicably) a few years ago, which has changed not just their sound, but also their songwriting dynamic. Wayne, who is their lead guitarist, talks about the transition and tells the stories behind the songs.
» Wayne Swinny interview
An erstwhile member of Sparks, Jet and Radio Stars, Martin shares some fascinating stories from across his 40 years in music, including what he got up to in Paris with The Rolling Stones in '79.
» Martin Gordon interview
"It was this giant beaver. I mean, it was huge."
No wonder the South Park guys called Les to do their theme song.
» Les Claypool interview
Her talent for singing the life into any song has made her one of the most popular vocalists on Music Row, but Emmylou also writes her own songs when inspiration strikes, often with startling results.
» Emmylou Harris interview
Meshell came out of the gate with "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)," which became an MTV favorite, but created an image that wasn't quite right. She explains why she stepped out of the spotlight, what's in her head when she creates her grooves, and how she got together with John Mellencamp to record "Wild Night." » Meshell Ndegeocello interview
Before Cyndi Lauper made it a hit, "Money Changes Everything" was slated to be the breakout hit for Tom Gray's band The Brains (produced by Steve Lillywhite). Then money changed everything.
» The "Money Changes Everything" Story