In this 1988 interview, Robert Plant talks about kicking drugs and cigarettes. Of course, there were other parts of the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” equation that he didn’t want to quit.
He preferred R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü to the pop metal bands of the late ’80s.
Sir Paul could have become one of rock ‘n roll’s great trumpet players. Alas, we’ll never know.
On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. In this installment, Robert Plant explains how he and Jimmy Page wrote Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
Like most bands of their generation, the guys from Cheap Trick were huge Beatles fans. So it must have been a thrill when guitarist Rick Nielsen and drummer Bun E. Carlos were invited to play on a John Lennon album.
This installment is taken from a 1987 interview with George Harrison, where he discusses how his unusual friendship with Eric Clapton.
On this installment of Minimation we look at a 1985 interview with Bob Dylan, where he discusses how he went from being a folk singer interpreting other people’s songs to a singer/songwriter.
This installment is taken from a 1986 interview with David Bowie, where he recalled seeing Bruce Springsteen in concert for the first time in 1973.
This installment is taken from a 1988 interview with the Bee Gees, where they discusses the effect that ‘Saturday Night Fever’ had on their career. This one is a bit bittersweet, in retrospect: Maurice and Robin Gibb do most of the talking (Barry was present, but had a cold). And of course, Maurice and Robin are, sadly, no longer with us.
“I don’t mind making videos,” he said. “It’s fake, it’s like making a movie, it’s all fake.”