Go behind the music with some of the world's best songwriters
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. 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. 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. Jesse Colin Young of The YoungbloodsJesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods on "Get Together," his Vietnam-inspired "Darkness, Darkness," and his return to music amid turbulent times. James LaBrie of Dream TheaterDream Theater frontman James LaBrie talks tracks from their album Distance Over Time, and explains how his vocal injury ("the darkest moment in my life") has affected his range. Brian Vander Ark of The Verve PipeVerve Pipe frontman Brian Vander Ark talks about "The Freshman" and explains his mindset for performing the song, which deals with abortion and suicide. Carmine AppiceCarmine Appice talks about co-writing the Rod Stewart hits "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks," and explains what really happened when Led Zeppelin opened for his group Vanilla Fudge. Vanessa DaouThe electronica artist revisits her landmark 1994 album Zipless, based on the works of feminist poet Erica Jong. Richard AshcroftRichard Ashcroft of The Verve talks about using his songs to seek out a better place in a desensitized world, and coming back for his "Bitter Sweet Symphony" money.