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STP is officially Weiland-less, with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park serving as their new frontman. Kretz, who is the band's drummer, talks about how they handle the songwriting and how things are different with Chester on lyrics.
» Eric Kretz interview
"The slinky sort of whammy bar-ish heavy Limp Bizkit riffs, I can just s--t those out all day long without any feeling."
The guitarist/songwriter talks about coming up with some famous Bizkit tracks and explains what makes a great song.
» Wes Borland interview
This metal goddess is also an accomplished songwriter - a craft she honed as a teenager with The Runaways. So how does she feel about her biggest hit being written by a guy?
» Lita Ford interview
Tony Joe's songs are like that great Cajun restaurant the tourists don't know about. His biggest hit is "Rainy Night in Georgia," popularized by Brook Benton, but you might have also gotten a taste of "Polk Salad Annie" from this Louisiana swamp rocker.
» Tony Joe White interview
Dick was the co-writer and guitarist on many of Alice Cooper's hits, and also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album - an LP cherished by most fans but slagged off by Reed.
» Dick Wagner interview
Dave was still with the Blasters when he first recorded this under-appreciated gem (1986 was a tough year for rootsy nuance). Nick Lowe, who produced those sessions, decided that Dave should sing it - a decision that blew apart the Blasters and gave the song to X.
» Dave Alvin talks "4th Of July"
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous. He explains his intensely personal relationship with his songs, and talks about what he's thinking during those wild stage improvisations.
» Adam Duritz interview
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics by the O'Jays, The Spinners, The Stylistics and many others. When disco hit, he worked on the words and sound for the Village People, but turned down the offer to become their lead singer.
» Phil Hurtt interview
The Creed lead singer talks about what the songs "Higher" and "With Arms Wide Open" mean to him today. Discussing his new solo album, he talks about weathering the slings and arrows to arrive at a place where he's comfortable with both his Rock Star status and his faith.
» Scott Stapp interview
The "Someday, Someway" singer also played Buddy Holly in La Bamba and toured with a reunited MC5. His career path has now circled back to where many of us started: a show on a college radio station.
» Marshall Crenshaw interview
Things you might not know about the man who invented Yacht Rock and swept the Grammy Awards in 1981:
- He played with Deep Purple.
- He wrote one of his biggest hits on acid.
» Christopher Cross interview
Metallica was the opening act for these guys back in the '80s. When Raven softened their sound for MTV appeal, it cost them in credibility. They never got the glory, but are fondly remembered by legions of metalheads who learned a thing or two from the band.
» John Gallagher interview