One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.
Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.
Whether he's splitting ears or burning Nazis, Quentin Tarantino uses memorable music in his films. See if you can match the song to the scene.
Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.
Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Train's guitarist had to Google an instructional video to learn how to play the ukulele for "Hey Soul Sister."
Katy Perry says her 2008 song "Ur So Gay" is about "guys who wear the guyliner, steal your jeans, and that whole almost hipster emo scene."
Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South.
Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" is about a patient in a mental institution and was inspired by the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
A live stripped down version of "Flying Without Wings" was the first ever #1 on the Official UK Download Chart. It was recorded in May 1994 at The Globe, Stockholm.