Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."
Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.
For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.
The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.