Songwriter Interviews

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

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  • 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
  • Robin TrowerRobin Trower explains his songwriting process and reveals what inspired the Bridge of Sighs title.read more
  • Dennis CoffeyGuitar great Dennis Coffey explains how he and his fellow Funk Brothers got that timeless Motown sound.read more
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