lost password recovery

recover my password

Suggest a Songfact / Artistfact

sign in

Sign up for our newsletter

Get the Newsletter

Blog entries by Carl Wiser

    Carl WiserCarl was a disc jockey in Hartford, Connecticut when he founded Songfacts as a way to tell the stories behind the songs. You can also find him on Rock's Backpages.
‹ Prev 1 2 ... 12 Next ›
  • Ali McManusWheelchair-bound and with 30% lung capacity, Ali has adapted to create her own intimate sound.read more
  • Tony BanksThe Genesis mainstay breaks down some of the group's most stalwart songs and explains how he came developed one of his famous piano techniques.read more
  • Roger LinnRoger's creations - the LM-1, LinnDrum and MPC60 - where used to create beats and backing tracks on a spectrum of hits, many by Prince.read more
  • Biff Byford of Saxon On Thunderbolt And MotörheadSong stories from the Thunderbolt album, what Saxon learned from Motörhead, and when they (figuratively) "cut their balls off."read more
  • The End Of The Rock EraThere are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.read more
  • Why The Grammys Matter More Than EverOnce dismissed as a clueless popularity contest, Grammys are now more coveted than ever.read more
  • Leslie MandokiGreg Lake, Chaka Khan, Ian Anderson, Steve Lukather, Jack Bruce and Peter Frampton have all played in his Soulmates supergroup.read more
  • Vincent PoagDecades after putting his music career on hold, Poag revived it with help from YouTube and smaller radio stations.read more
  • Jim BrickmanThe renowned piano composer explains his method for reinterpreting Christmas favorites and writing original songs that strike to the heart.read more
  • Crystal WatersWaters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.read more
  • Janie BarnettA bluegrass musician and session singer, Janie's journey is unusually academic, going through Andover, Harvard, Berklee and Tisch.read more
  • Peter MurphyThe Bauhaus frontman on "Bela Lugosi's Dead," "Cuts You Up," and when songs reveal their meanings.read more
  • Sean Dickson (Soup Dragons, Hifi Sean)The Soup Dragons leader fills in the mystery lyric of "I'm Free," talks about his #1 Dance hit, and reveals the inspiration for "Divine Thing."read more
  • Jason CrosbyThe go-to sideman for Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi and Phil Lesh talks about his musical adventures, and yes, he has a Prince story.read more
  • Movie Stars In Music VideosJohnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.read more
  • Chris ReaIt took him seven years to recover from his American hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," but Chris Rea became one of the top singer-songwriters in his native UK.read more
  • Dan WilsonThe Semisonic frontman and co-writer of "Someone Like You" and "Not Ready To Make Nice" with an in-depth discussion on songwriting.read more
  • Nichole NordemanThe two-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year on fear-based salvation and her responsibilities as a Christian artist.read more
  • Jason Wade and Bryce Soderberg of LifehouseThe Lifehouse frontman and bass player on their greatest hits, and what it means to be hanging by a moment.read more
  • 00s Music Quiz 1Do you know the girl singer on Eminem's "Stan"? If so, this quiz is for you.read more
‹ Prev 1 2 ... 12 Next ›