Songwriter Interviews

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

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  • Charlie DanielsCharlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.read more
  • Ingrid CroceIngrid talks about the life and songs of Jim Croce, a man whose military ineptitude contributed to one of his greatest songs: "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)."read more
  • Emilio Castillo from Tower of PowerEmilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.read more
  • 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 asset.read 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 history.read 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 Leah.read more
  • Roger ClyneFormer Freshie frontman finds fame fleeting. Roger went from a major label to independence, and likes it much better that way.read more
  • Zac HansonZac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music.read 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 name.read more