Songwriter Interviews

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

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  • Ellen Shipley ("Heaven Is A Place On Earth")After releasing three albums in a "gross" music industry, Ellen Shipley started writing for others, delivering "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" and other hits to Belinda Carlisle.read more
  • Stewart Copeland of The PoliceThe Police drummer Stewart Copeland talks about making timeless tracks like "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" through infighting that broke up the band after just five albums.read more
  • Howie D of Backstreet BoysHowie D on his album of kids' music, and how he handled getting pushed to the back of the Backstreet Boys when their sound shifted.read more
  • LissieThe singer-songwriter Lissie on her Twin Peaks performance (David Lynch = big fan), hitting #1 in Norway, and creating a life-changing song in a moment of despair.read more
  • Evan Dando of the LemonheadsLemonheads frontman Evan Dando tells the stories behind some of their biggest songs, and explains how he feels about their biggest hit, a cover of "Mrs. Robinson."read more
  • Kevin GodleyKevin Godley talks about directing classic videos for The Police, U2 and Duran Duran, and discusses song and videos he made with 10cc and Godley & Creme.read more
  • Exene Cervenka of XSinger-songwriter Exene Cervenka of the seminal punk band X tells the stories behind some of their classic songs and defines "real punk."read more
  • Little River Band founder Glenn ShorrockReminiscing with Glenn Shorrock about songs he wrote and sang with the Little River Band.read more
  • Alan ParsonsThe namesake of The Alan Parsons project talks about what inspired some of their famous songs, and what it was like working with The Beatles at Abbey Road.read more
  • Charley PrideCountry music star Charley Pride on his biggest hits and his "permanent tan."read more
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