The Songwriting School of Los Angeles was honored to host hit writer/producer/artist Dave Stewart, co-founder with Annie Lennox of Eurythmics, to Songwriters on Songwriting, LIVE - Interviews by Paul Zollo. The night featured live performances, thoughtful talk on the creative process, and a rare listen to individual parts in the multi-track recordings of some giant songs. The two men discussed Stewart's freshly released book, Sweet Dreams Are Made of This, as well as Zollo's own revered Songwriters on Songwriting, in which Stewart will appear in the next edition, due out Fall 2016.
Dave Stewart is known as "the great collaborator" for his songwriting with countless legends, including Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Bono, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks and Mick Jagger. With Annie Lennox he wrote and produced "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This," "Here Comes The Rain Again," "Missionary Man" and so many other classics. With Tom Petty he created "Don't Come Around Here No More."
"Dave is a dreamer and a fearless innovator," said Bob Dylan. "A visionary of high order, an explosive musician who innately recognizes the genius in other people and puts it into play without being manipulative."
As Stevie Nicks said, "He is my hero."
"Dave and I are indelibly woven into each other's history," said Annie Lennox. "Like the Three Musketeers rolled into two, we were compadres on a great big roller coaster ride of creative adventure."
Watch the entire night, recorded at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles Monday, March 21, 2016, below: