Songwriter Interviews

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

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  • Donny OsmondDonny OsmondDonny Osmond talks about his biggest hits, his Vegas show, and the fan who taught him to take "Puppy Love" seriously.
  • Michelle BranchMichelle BranchMichelle Branch talks about "Everywhere," "The Game Of Love," and her run-in with a Christian broadcasting network.
  • Willie NileWillie NileThe singer-songwriter talks about his Steve Earle duet "Blood On Your Hands," and explains why he refused to sue The Stones over "She's So Cold."
  • Shawn MullinsShawn Mullins"Lullaby" singer Shawn Mullins on "Beautiful Wreck," beating the Devil, and his writing credit on the Zac Brown Band song "Toes."
  • Straight No Chaser founder Dan PonceStraight No Chaser founder Dan PonceDan Ponce explains how his Indiana University a cappella group Straight No Chaser put together their version of "Twelve Days Of Christmas" that went viral eight years later and got them a record deal.
  • Kelly Keagy of Night RangerKelly Keagy of Night RangerKelly Keagy of Night Ranger tells the "Sister Christian" story and explains why he started sweating when he saw it in Boogie Nights.
  • Lydia LunchLydia LunchA purveyor of "punish rock" with a very long list of projects and collaborations, Lydia Lunch talks about some of her key songs and career highlights.
  • Ellen FoleyEllen FoleyEllen Foley on "Paradise By The Dashboard Light," her Clash connection, and her album Fighting Words.
  • Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple PilotsRobert DeLeo of Stone Temple PilotsStone Temple Pilots bass player Robert DeLeo names the songs that have most connected with fans and tells the stories behind tracks from their Tiny Music album.
  • Holly Knight ("The Best," "Love Is A Battlefield")Holly Knight ("The Best," "Love Is A Battlefield")Holly Knight talks about some of the hit songs she wrote, including "The Warrior," "Never" and "The Best," and explains some songwriting philosophy, including how to think of a bridge.
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