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14 best musician quotes of 2014

Top 14 Quotes from Radio.com’s Video Interviews

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.

12/16/2014

Interpol's Daniel Kessler

Interpol Guitarist on Snowmageddon: ‘We Had It Very Good Compared to Most People’

As far as musicians go, Interpol might have been in the worst situation as this year’s Snowmageddon hit the East Coast.

11/21/2014

rush R40 cover

Watch Rush Perform ‘I’ve Been Runnin,” Their Long-Lost Song [Premiere]

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?

10/30/2014

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

survivor eye of the tiger single again

Single Again: Survivor – ‘Eye of the Tiger’

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.'”

10/23/2014

Led Zeppelin in 1973

Q&A: Jimmy Page on His Favorite Led Zeppelin Album, Beastie Boys, and a Good ‘D’yer Mak’er’ Joke

If you talk to Mr. Page about the Led Zeppelin reissues, don’t use the term “bonus tracks.”

10/21/2014

(Lionel Deluy)

Interview: Gavin Rossdale on Bush, Gwen & Being Young and Dumb

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.

10/20/2014

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

(Laura Lewis)

Interview: Dan Croll Reveals How Girls, Alzheimer’s & ’90s Boy Bands Inspired His Debut

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.

04/04/2014

(Pete Voelker for Frenchkiss Records)

Drowners Do it All For Love on Self-Titled Debut

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.

01/31/2014

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