Hey everyone. I'm a huge fan of U2, Green Day, Pearl Jam, and Aerosmith.
In U2, Bono is the primary lyricist, and all musical composition is always credited to the entire band.
Likewise, in Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong is the primary lyricist, and all musical composition is always credited to the entire band.
In Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder writes most of the lyrics. However, Pearl Jam's music is often composed by various, individual members of the band.
In Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry often collaborate with outsiders in order to pen the band's songs.
Generally speaking- Do all of the band members contribute to the songwriting process?
Is it necessary to have all of the band members get songwriting credits?
For instance- Do the rest of the members of Aerosmith mind that Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and a bunch of outsiders are writing all of the band's songs?
I mean- If you were the bass player of a rock band, wouldn't you want to come up with all the basslines? If you were the drummer of a rock band, wouldn't you want to come up with all the beats and fills?