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Radio.com Minimation: Robert Plant on What To Do With the Money You Save From Quitting Drugs

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.

11/24/2014

Robert Plant

Radio.com Minimation: Robert Plant on ‘The Pomposity of the Corporate Rock Pet’

He preferred R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü to the pop metal bands of the late ’80s.

11/10/2014

Paul McCartney trumpet minimation

Radio.com Minimation: George Harrison Recalls Paul McCartney’s Trumpet-Playing Days

Sir Paul could have become one of rock ‘n roll’s great trumpet players. Alas, we’ll never know.

10/27/2014

Robert Plant interview Stairway to Heaven

Radio.com Minimation: Robert Plant Recalls How ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Was Written

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.”

10/20/2014

Bun E. Carlos and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick (animated for Radio.com by MB X. McClain)

Radio.com Minimation: Cheap Trick on Getting Cut from John Lennon’s ‘Double Fantasy’

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.

09/26/2014

Eric Clapton and George Harrison (Animated for Radio.com by Jakob Strunk)

Radio.com Minimation: George Harrison on His Friendship with Eric Clapton

This installment is taken from a 1987 interview with George Harrison, where he discusses how his unusual friendship with Eric Clapton.

09/19/2014

Bob Dylan animated for Radio.com by Jakob Strunk

Radio.com Minimation: Bob Dylan – ‘I Had to Write What I Wanted to Sing’

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.

09/12/2014

(David Bowie animated for Radio.com by Elliot Lobell)

Radio.com Minimation: David Bowie Sees Bruce Springsteen Perform in ’73

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.

08/15/2014

The Bee Gees (animated for Radio.com by Max Werkmeister)

Radio.com Minimation: The Bee Gees and Life After ‘Saturday Night Fever’

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.

08/08/2014

Bob Dylan (animated for Radio.com by Elliot Lobell)

Radio.com Minimation: Bob Dylan: ‘Anybody Can Make a Video’

“I don’t mind making videos,” he said. “It’s fake, it’s like making a movie, it’s all fake.”

08/01/2014

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