songwriting

Pearl Jam Twenty

Preview Writing “Release”

This excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty features the band discussing songwriting in the early days and includes a performance of “Release” from Arena Di Verona, Italy – September 16, 2006. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Writing “Daughter” on Tour

This excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty features Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder writing “Daughter” (originally called “Brother”) on Pearl Jam’s tour bus. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Full Episode

American Masters congratulates Morgan Neville, director of the 2011 American Masters film Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, for winning the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for 20 Feet from Stardom. Watch the full 90-minute documentary Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, below. The […]

When You’re Strange: A Film about The Doors

Interview with Robby Krieger

Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors, talked to PBS at this year’s SXSW festival about AMERICAN MASTERS When You’re Strange, the first feature film about The Doors, premiering Wednesday, May 12, at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Krieger talks about the use of previously unseen archival footage in the film, Doors fan […]