Songwriter Interviews

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

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  • Matt NathansonMatt NathansonMatt Nathanson tells the stories behind the songs on his album Boston Accent and explains how he feels about listeners misinterpreting songs like "Wedding Dress," his "near-divorce" song.
  • Nick Oliveri (Stöner, Mondo Generator, ex-QOTSA)Nick Oliveri (Stöner, Mondo Generator, ex-QOTSA)Nick Oliveri on Stöner, songwriting, and the stories behind songs from the Queens Of The Stone Age album Rated R, recorded at the famous Sound City.
  • Ian Broudie of The Lightning SeedsIan Broudie of The Lightning SeedsIan Broudie of The Lightning Seeds on "Pure," his work with Echo & The Bunnymen, and his 2022 album, See You In The Stars.
  • Dave StewartDave StewartDave Stewart of Eurythmics talks about "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)," writing songs with Tom Petty, and his new album, Ebony McQueen.
  • Kurtis BlowKurtis BlowRap pioneer Kurtis Blow talks about "The Breaks," the evolution of sampling, and "Sun City."
  • Paul OverstreetPaul OverstreetPaul Overstreet tells the stories behind many of the hits he wrote, including "Forever And Ever, Amen," "Look At Me," and "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy."
  • Owen BeverlyOwen BeverlyNashville musician Owen Beverly revisits his early music after a nearly 20-year-old EP resurfaces, reminding fans and himself that it's always worth a second listen.
  • Mark Kendall of Great WhiteMark Kendall of Great WhiteMark Kendall, founding guitarist of the multi-platinum Los Angeles-based Great White, goes deep into the creation process of many classic Great White hits and album tracks spanning the band's catalog.
  • Ted NugentTed NugentTed Nugent shares his thoughts on classic songs like "Stranglehold," "High Enough," "Great White Buffalo" and "Journey To The Center Of The Mind."
  • Ann Wilson of HeartAnn Wilson of HeartAnn Wilson talks about her solo album Fierce Bliss, names the greatest Heart song, and explains what "Magic Man" means to her now.
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