Go behind the music with some of the world's best songwriters
Fee Waybill of The TubesTubes lead singer Fee Waybill explains how a San Francisco peep show inspired "She's A Beauty," and how he ended up writing Vixen's big hit with Richard Marx. David Vanian of The DamnedThe Damned frontman David Vanian breaks down some of their classic cuts and explains how they got a "burst of pure energy and excitement" on their first album. Bootstraps (Jordan Beckett)Bootstraps, whose songs have been used on dozens of TV shows and movies, explains how he gets the placements. Bruce SudanoSudano talks about making music as a solo artist, with his '70s group Brooklyn Dreams, and with his wife, Donna Summer. Kate DavisKate Davis explains how she got derailed after going viral in 2014 with "All About That (Upright) Bass," and talks about how some standards perpetuate an archaic image of women. Kathy MatteaKathy Mattea talks about her work on the Ken Burns Country Music documentary (including where Garth and Taylor fit in), and how she found her voice as a Nashville hitmaker.