Monday, December 31, 2007
A Chat With Legendary Songwriter Jim Vallance
Here is a December 2007 interview with one of my all time favorite songwriters - Jim Vallance. If you're not familiar with his name, chances are you're familiar with his work. Jim's written most notably with artists like Bryan Adams and Aerosmith, but his collaborations have extended to bands/artists like Loverboy, Ozzy Osbourne, Glass TIger, Joan Jett, Ted Nugent, and so much more. Some of the big hits he's penned are Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69" and "Heaven", Heart's "What About Love", and Joe Cocker's "When the Night Comes". Now that's impressive. In this interview we talk about Jim's beginnings in the business, the process of writing with other artists, the current state of songwtiting, as well as his recollections of working with some of these artists. It's almost 30 minutes of audio - Jim was most gracious to grant me a great conversation. Check out Jim's website after you listen to the interview at www.jimvallance.com. There you'll find a comprehensive list of songs Jim's helped create.
Listen To The December 2007 Interview With Jim Vallance: