Here are 14 favorite interviews that Radio.com had on camera in 2014, from Jimmy Page talking about encouraging Robert Plant to write lyrics, to Ice-T lamenting the current state of hip-hop.
As far as musicians go, Interpol might have been in the worst situation as this year’s Snowmageddon hit the East Coast.
Alex Lifeson talks about the song, although he doesn’t remember much about it. Don’t judge. What do you remember about what you were doing in 1974?
Sir Paul could have become one of rock ‘n roll’s great trumpet players. Alas, we’ll never know.
Radio.com spoke to Jim Peterik of Survivor about “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme from “Rocky III” and the biggest hit single of 1982. “I had a message on my answering machine that went: ‘Jim, nice answering machine you got there, give me a call, it’s Sylvester Stallone.'”
If you talk to Mr. Page about the Led Zeppelin reissues, don’t use the term “bonus tracks.”
Looking back on his past achievements, the Bush singer can’t help but cite the Buddhist philosophy that says everyone suffers from the concept of time. Time, and what one chooses to do with it, is something that Rossdale’s been contemplating.
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.”
While talking with Radio.com, Croll shared the stories behind five songs off his debut, which include one that was inspired by the boy bands of the ’90s and another by J-pop. We’ll let you decide, which one of those is more surprising.
One part jangly guitar riffs à la The Smiths and one part disheveled punk, the Drowners love-filled debut is a testament to the gritty New York reality that’s helped craft perfect pop songs for generations.