My influences were the riff-based blues coming from Chicago in the Fifties - Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Billy Boy Arnold records.
I don't think drums had ever sounded so big until Led Zeppelin's first album.
The album's not dead for me; I still buy vinyl albums.
I was excited about opening for Vanilla Fudge because I was a big fan of theirs.
I always believed in the music we did and that's why it was uncompromising.
I seem to have tireless energy when I get involved in things, on an almost OCD basis, which is a good way to do things because if you're gonna do something, you'd better make sure you do it well.