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John Hall of OrleansAfter George W. Bush used his song "Still The One" on his campaign, John got so mad he ran for congress - and won. Steve Hogarth of MarillionMarillion's lead singer on their painstaking, SoundCloud-based songwriting, and song meanings from their album FEAR. Dan ManganThe Canadian singer-songwriter discusses his EP, Unmake, and explains how a Tragically Hip show changed his take on "Robots." Tomas Haake of MeshuggahThe drummer/lyricist for these Swedish extreme metallists explains their songwriting process and breaks down some key tracks. Dean DillonThe songwriting legend known for his longtime collaboration with George Strait discusses country classics like "Marina Del Rey."
DonovanA chat with the man who helped invent psychedelic pop and was "all over" The White Album. Meghan PatrickThe Canadian country singer breaks down the songs on her debut record, Grace & Grit, which have a lot to do with beer and ex-boyfriends. Lisa HellerLisa explains how she turned her "Hope" project into a song that quickly got over a million views on YouTube. Matthew NelsonOne of the chart-topping twin sons of Ricky Nelson, Matthew talks about keeping his father's music alive with Ricky Nelson Remembered. Ben Kowalewicz of Billy TalentThe frontman for one of Canada's most well-known punk rock bands talks about his Eddie Vedder encounter, Billy Talent's new album, and the importance of rock and roll. Roger McGuinn of The ByrdsRoger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs. Colin Hay of Men at WorkThe Men at Work leader explains what it means to be riding in a "fried-out Kombie" with a "head full of Zombie." Victoria WilliamsDespite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.