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Andy Powell of Wishbone AshAndy Powell of Wishbone Ash
The Wishbone Ash guitarist on how touring with The Who inspired one of their most enduring songs, and why they moved to America at the peak of their powers.
Jimmy WebbJimmy Webb
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."
Dr. JohnDr. John
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
Dan ReedDan Reed
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
Songs About Death
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult
42 - Coldplay
A Dog's Life - Wild Beasts
A Lily for the Spectre - Stephanie Dosen
A World Without - Queensrÿche
After You Die - Tom Waits
Afterlife - Arcade Fire
Airbag - Radiohead
All Nightmare Long - Metallica
And When I Die - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Angel - Eurythmics
Atlantic - Keane
Autumn Leaves - Susan Boyle
Backyard Skulls - Frightened Rabbit
Bare Trees - Fleetwood Mac
Beauty In Tragedy - August Burns Red
Believe - The All-American Rejects
Big White Room - Jessie J
Black Curtains - Megadeth
Carried - KT Tunstall
Carry Me Down - Demon Hunter
Cemetery - Say Anything
Cemetery Gates - Pantera
Change Of Luck - Ministry
Checkout Time - Nick Lowe
Clouds - Montgomery Gentry
Clouds - Zach Sobiech
Coming Home - Roy Orbison
Crack the Skye - Mastodon
Dancing With Mr. D - The Rolling Stones
Dead Now - Frightened Rabbit
Dead! - My Chemical Romance
Death - White Lies
Death Disco - Public Image Ltd.
Death's Head - Slayer
Desperate Cry - Sepultura
Die Young - Black Sabbath
Don't Need This Body - John Mellencamp
Don't Swallow the Cap - The National
Done Too Soon - Neil Diamond
Doors Closing Slowly - Manic Street Preachers
Drink a Beer - Luke Bryan
Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers
Elephant - Jason Isbell
Endless Sleep - Jody Reynolds
Epitaph - King Crimson
Everyone Will Die - Motion City Soundtrack
Fade To Black - Metallica
Final Exit - Fear Factory
Firewood - Regina Spektor
Forever - Vertical Horizon
Four Winds - Bright Eyes
Frontier City - Kings of Leon
Funeral Thirst - The Black Dahlia Murder
Gallows Pole - Led Zeppelin
Getaway - The Music
Getting Late - Rob Thomas
Girl With One Eye - Florence + the Machine
Go Wherever You Wanna Go - Patty Griffin
God & Satan - Biffy Clyro
Godspeed - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Going Out in Style - Dropkick Murphys
Gone - Ian Axel
Gone Too Soon - DAUGHTRY
Goodbye Lovers & Friends - Franz Ferdinand
Graveyard - Feist
Happy Phantom - Tori Amos
Hari Kiri - The Cribs
Haze - Skinny Puppy
Heaven - Beyoncé
Hello - Evanescence
Heroes End - Judas Priest
How I Want To Die - Catman Cohen
Humiliation - The National
I Cheat The Hangman - The Doobie Brothers
I Corinthians, 15:55 - Johnny Cash
I'm Scared - Duffy
If I Die Sudden - John Mellencamp
In My Time Of Dying - Led Zeppelin
In The End - Vanessa Carlton
In The End - Black Veil Brides
It Is Well With My Soul - Mahalia Jackson
Jimmy Collins Wake - Dropkick Murphys
Jimmy Love - Cathy Carroll
John - Lil Wayne
Keep Me In Your Heart - Warren Zevon
Kern River - Emmylou Harris
Kingdom Come - Jay-Z
La Muerte Chiquita - Café Tacuba
Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
Latimer's Mercy - Ozzy Osbourne
Lay Down - Priestess
Leaving - Pet Shop Boys
Let It Die - Foo Fighters
Lie In Our Graves - Dave Matthews Band
Life Wasted - Pearl Jam
Lifeline - Anastacia
Little Bonnie - Drive-By Truckers
Living Dead - Marina and the Diamonds
Long Black Veil - Lefty Frizzell
Long Ride Home - Patty Griffin
Lost River - Murder by Death
Martyr - Fear Factory
Meant to Die - The Used
Meet On The Ledge - Fairport Convention
Midnight Ferry - Kid Rock
Morningside - Neil Diamond
Morte et Dabo - Asking Alexandria
Moving On - James
My Life - Best Coast
Nice to be Dead - Iggy Pop
No More Lies - Iron Maiden
Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse
Once Before I Go - Peter Allen
One Hell Of An Amen - Brantley Gilbert
One More Time - Gary Allan
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
Perfect World - Simple Plan
Possibility - Lykke Li
Pyres Of Varanasi - 30 Seconds to Mars
Remembering Sunday - All Time Low
Requiem - Gary Barlow
Revelation Road - Shelby Lynne
Roll On the Day - Allan Taylor
Save a Place For Me - Matthew West
Say Goodnight - Bullet for My Valentine
Scissors - Emery
Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
See My Friends - The Kinks
See You Again - Carrie Underwood
Sever - We As Human
Shadow Of The Day - Linkin Park
Shovel In Hand - Amy Grant
Sing In Silence - Sonata Arctica
Sleep - Eric Whitacre
Slipping Away - Switchfoot
So It Goes - Nick Lowe
Soil - System of a Down
Song For Guy - Elton John
Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie
Spend All My Time - Marsha Ambrosius
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Stonegarden - Priscilla Renea
Stop The Clocks - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
STP - Sublime
Suzanne and I - Anna Calvi
Swallowed Whole - Pearl Jam
Sweet Afton - Nickel Creek
Sweet Spot - Wild Beasts
Swimming Home - Evanescence
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Fisk University Jubilee Singers
T.B.D. - Live
Tell Laura I Love Her - Ray Peterson
Terry - Twinkle
The Angels Came Down - Kevin Costner & Modern West
The Art of Dying - George Harrison
The Beat Goes On - Beady Eye
The Big Sleep - Bat for Lashes
The Day I Died - Just Jack
The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
The End Of The End - Paul McCartney
The Graveyard Near The House - The Airborne Toxic Event
The Ground Folds - Senses Fail
The Light Comes From Within - Linda McCartney
The Morning Light - Ron Sexsmith
The Musical Box - Genesis
The Other Side - Evanescence
Them Bones - Alice in Chains
This Time - Blindside
Timeless - The Airborne Toxic Event
To Lose My Life - White Lies
Torn To Pieces - Pop Evil
Two Coffins - Against Me!
Up Next - Chickenfoot
Use The Man - Megadeth
Vesuvius - Sufjan Stevens
Videotape - Radiohead
We Don't Die - Tricky
Welcome Home - Michael W. Smith
Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
What Sarah Said - Death Cab for Cutie
When I am Laid In Earth - Henry Purcell
When I Still Believed - Rescue Signals
Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley
Why I Am - Dave Matthews Band
Your Time Has Come - Audioslave