Sheila E. talks about being part of the “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince” special (she was nominated for a 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction), as well as her new MasterClass series teaching drumming and percussion.
B.J. Thomas talks about the 50th anniversary of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” including the songwriting of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, the song’s legacy to him and pop culture, and more.
John DeNicola talks about his own version of “Hungry Eyes” (in the top 30 of the national Adult Contemporary charts at the time of this interview). He also chats about the other song from “Dirty Dancing” that he co-wrote — “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life)” — writing with Franke Previte, writing with John Waite, and his first solo album — “The Why Because” — which came out in October, 2019.
Cathy Richardson, lead singer of Jefferson Starship, talks about their new song “It’s About Time” from their August, 2020 EP “Mother Of The Sun,” including how Grace Slick helped create the song, the influence of Paul Kantner, connecting the social climate of today to the origins of Jefferson Airplane, and more.
Franke Previte talks about his song “One World” being re-done in the wake both of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on artists, and the recent protests for justice. He describes the writing in first release of the song in 1989/90, why he brought it back with new musicians with a new message, how fellow musicians are handling the pandemic, and how one can help charities through this song.
Danny Kortchmar talks about The Immediate Family, a group of legendary musicians including Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Steve Postell. He discusses the music on their project, working in the studio, the traits and favorite works of his members, and his session and production work.