Maurice White

Maurice White, founder of Earth Wind & Fire, has passed away. Here is the interview we did with him in March 2007, about how he wrote his classic hit songs.

Randy Bachman

Randy Bachman tells how he wrote or co-wrote the classic hits “Takin’ Care of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “American Woman.”

Alice Cooper

Interview with legendary rock artist Alice Cooper, about how he wrote his classic songs. He tells how he wrote his rock anthems “School’s Out” and “I’m Eighteen.”

John Lodge

John Lodge, of the Moody Blues, tells how he wrote some of the band’s classic songs. He has also released a solo album, and he’ll be playing a U.S. solo tour.

Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly

Steinberg & Kelly discuss the great hit songs they wrote for Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, the Bangles, the Pretenders, Whitney Houston and other artists.

Marty Balin

Marty Balin, renowned singer & songwriter for classic rock bands Jefferson Airplane & Jefferson Starship, talks about writing the hit “Miracles” and his other songs.

Paul Williams

Interview with Paul Williams about his classic songs, his recent co-writing with Daft Punk, his work with ASCAP and the Grammys.

Jimmy Webb

Special interview with Jimmy Webb, who recalls his four decades of songwritring, and his new projects.

Phil Galdston, Wendy Waldman and Jon Lind

These veteran hit writers came together to write this big hit for Vanessa Williams. You can also hear their original demo version.

Barry DeVorzon

DeVorzon tells how he wrote “Nadia’s Theme,” “Theme From S.W.A.T” and many other hit movie scores.

Walter Afansieff

Grammy winner Walter Afanasieff tells how he wrote this song with Carey, and then how it became even more inspirational after the 9/11 crisis.

Jeff Silbar

Silbar tells how many artists passed on this song before it was first placed, and how years later Bette Midler made it a #1 hit.

Don McLean

Singer/songwriter Don McLean talks about his great career, and how he wrote his classic hits “American Pie,” “Vincent,” “And I Love You So” and “Castles in the Air.”

Allan Rich, Whitney Houston and Jud Friedman

This hit writing duo how they landed this huge placement: “Run To You” with Whitney Houston for the smash soundtrack, The Bodyguard.

Bryan Adams

Classic rocker Adams discusses his favorite songs, how he wrote them, and his writing partners.

Frank Myers

Nashville hit writer Myers tells how this song was first a country hit for John Michael Montgomery, then a pop hit for All-4-One.

Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly

This hit writing duo recall how they wrote this classic song. You can also hear their original demo version.

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Ritz recalls how he wrote this great song with Gaye, and then had to fight to secure his proper credit and royalties.

Barry DeVorzon

Veteran DeVorzon talks in detail about the craft of songwriting, and his software program.Masterwriter 2.0.

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