Songwriter Interviews

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

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  • Brenda RussellBrenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best more
  • Harold Brown of WarA founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music more
  • Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)Before "Rap" was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about "The Rapper" and reveals the identity of more
  • Roger ClyneFormer Freshie frontman finds fame fleeting. Roger went from a major label to independence, and likes it much better that more
  • Zac HansonZac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their more
  • Alex Call (867-5309)Alex came up with the famous phone number and has plenty of stories to go with it. Find out why one famous producer is nicknamed "Basher."read more
  • Bobby WhitlockHe and Eric Clapton are the last surviving members of Derek and the Dominos. Forget what you've heard, and hear the real stories about the "Layla" love triangle, working with Phil Spector, and how the band got their more
  • Bill WithersSoul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."read more
  • DevoDevo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing. read more
  • Mike CampbellMike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."read more