The classic collection of candid interviews with the greatest songwriters of our time, including Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, and dozens more.
This expanded fourth edition of Songwriters on Songwriting includes ten new interviews--with Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Lou Reed, and others. In these pages, sixty-two of the greatest songwriters of our time go straight to the source of the magic of songwriting by offering their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art. Representing almost every genre of popular music, from blues to pop to rock, here are the figures that have shaped American music as we know it.
Paul Zollo is a singer-songwriter, photographer, and the author of seven books, including Conversations with Tom Petty and Hollywood Remembered. The editor of BlueRailroad.com and senior editor of American Songwriter, he's written for many magazines, including Musician, Variety, and Billboard. His most recent album is Universal Cure. ©2003, 752 pages