Yes, another festival announcement.
This year, the Napa Valley festival will be bringing No Doubt, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Imagine Dragons all on one bill as headliners.
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.
And he turned the deal down in rather dramatic style.
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.”
This mix, officially called “The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano),” almost sounds like a different song without its signature piano. Or, at least a much sadder one.
Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters do today what Plant did with Led Zeppelin in the ’60s and ’70s: combine different forms of music in powerful new ways.
In the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.
Of course, Stonehenge makes an appearance.