Songwriter Interviews

Go behind the music with some of the world's best songwriters

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  • Kristian BushHe danced on Yo Gabba Gabba! with Sugarland, but the bucket list moment for Kristian Bush was writing the theme song for a different show - one he didn't expect.read more
  • Billy GibbonsBilly Gibbons on his solo album The Big Bad Blues, the hidden gem in the ZZ Top catalog, and how he feels about having a song synched to figure skating.read more
  • Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More Nothing More lead singer Jonny Hawkins breaks down some of his most personal songs, and explains how he went from choir reject to fearless frontman.read more
  • Glen Matlock of Sex PistolsOriginal Sex Pistols bass player Glen Matlock with the stories behind "Anarchy In The UK" and "Submission" - a song that was supposed to be about bondage that ended up being about a submarine.read more
  • Steve PerryA 1984 interview with Steve Perry, who talks about writing songs for Journey and as a solo artist.read more
  • Wayne Kramer of the MC5MC5 leader Wayne Kramer talks about "Kick Out The Jams" and the Clash song that deals with his drug arrest.read more
  • Rick AstleyRick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.read more
  • Karen Peris of The Innocence MissionThe Innocence Mission singer and songwriter discusses the group's album Sun on the Square and takes us aboard the "Green Bus."read more
  • Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, Buggles)Keyboard player Geoff Downes with stories behind songs from his time in Yes, Asia and the Buggles.read more
  • Richard Marx - There's A Song HereRichard Marx talks about his Lionel Richie, Keith Urban and Kenny Rogers collaborations, his hit for Vixen, and the song that has helped thousands of homeless kids find shelter.read more
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