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Paul Di'Anno (ex-Iron Maiden)The singer that appeared on Iron Maiden's early albums talks about overcoming "Steve's rules" to co-pen some of the band's early classic anthems. Verdine White of Earth, Wind & FireThe longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time. Chris Butler of The WaitressesChris was part of the vibrant '70s music scene in Akron, where he started The Waitresses, best known for their hits "I Know What Boys Like" and "Christmas Wrapping." Larry John McNallyA top-tier songwriter, the Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart and Chaka Khan have all recorded the songs of Larry John McNally. As he explains, it's all about translating the human experience. Teddy Gentry of AlabamaAlabama founding member Teddy Gentry breaks down the band's philosophy on writing and recording songs, and talks about the most personal one's he's written. Jason Bieler of Saigon KickWith their hit "Love is on the Way," Saigon Kick got caught in the purgatory between metal and grunge. Their guitarist and songwriter Jason Bieler tells the story. Marc Roberge of O.A.R. (2014)The O.A.R. frontman talks about how Jeff Buckley and Pearl Jam influence his life and lyrics. He also explains why sometimes you have to throw out your notes and sing at the wall. Scott WeilandScott Weiland was not just the frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, but also the lyricist in those bands. We talk songwriting and find out what he's up to now. Jim Peterik of SurvivorJim talks "Eye of the Tiger" - why he let Weird Al do a parody, what he thinks of Katy Perry's appropriation, and the reason he skipped the Grammy ceremony when it won an award. James Pankow of ChicagoChicago's trombone player has also penned some of the band's biggest hits... just don't get him started about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jeff Waters of Annihilator
Jeff Waters explains how Canada's Annihilator weathered their North American metal drought by expanding their territory. Chris Goss of Masters of RealityThe Masters of Reality frontman is also an accomplished producer. He's made music with Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Scott Weiland and The Cult. Daryl HallDaryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Only one of these developments excites him. John Wetton of Asia (ex-King Crimson)John co-penned some of the biggest mainstream rock hits of the early '80s (Asia's "Heat of the Moment") and some of the rockingest prog ever (King Crimson's "One More Red Nightmare"). P.F. SloanP.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed. J-Mann of MushroomheadMushroomhead's vocalist explains their song "Qwerty" and talks about the Danny Elfman influence on the band.