Avenged Sevenfold

1999-
M. ShadowsLead vocals
Zacky VengeanceGuitar
James "The Rev" SullivanDrums1999-2009
Synyster GatesGuitar2000-
Johnny ChristBass2003-
Arin IlejayDrums2011-2015
Brooks WackermanDrums2015-

Emmylou HarrisSongwriter Interviews

She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.

John Doe of XSongwriter Interviews

With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.

Intentionally AtrociousSong Writing

A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.

Donald FagenSongwriter Interviews

Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.

16 Songs With a HeartbeatSong Writing

We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.