Grand Funk

1968-1976; 1981-1983; 1996-
Mark FarnerGuitar, vocals1968-1976; 1981-1983; 1996-1998
Mel SchacherBass1968-1976; 1996-
Don BrewerDrums1968-1976; 1981-1983; 1996-
Craig FrostKeyboards1972-1976
Dennis BellingerBass1981-1983
Bruce KulickGuitar, bass, keyboards2000-
Max CarlGuitar2000-
Tim CashionPercussion, piano, vocals2000-

Harold Brown of WarSongwriter Interviews

A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.

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.

Barry Dean ("Pontoon," "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools")Songwriter Interviews

A top country songwriter, Barry talks about writing hits for Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.

Intentionally AtrociousSong Writing

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

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They're Playing My Song

The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?

When Rock Belonged To MichelobSong Writing

Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.