Songwriter Interviews

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

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  • 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
  • Laurie BerknerLaurie Berkner, the Queen of Kindie Rock, on writing meaningful music for kids and landing an unlikely gig: singing the theme song to Weeds.read more
  • Suzi QuatroGlam rock pioneer and Happy Days star Suzi Quatro identifies the location of Devil Gate Drive and explains why she turned down a spin-off show.read more
  • G. LoveOne of the most distinctive and creative songwriters in the game, G. Love helped Jack Johnson get started - now he's on Johnson's label.read more