I think Led Zeppelin must have worn some of the most peculiar clothing that men had ever been seen to wear without cracking a smile.
I have to try and change the landscape whatever it is.
I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home.
How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That’s all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?
Entertainment isn’t just based on the very structured syndrome of European popular music and it’s great that there are so many thousands of people who are of the same opinion.
I like to comprehend more or less everything around me – apart from the creation of my music. It’s an obsessive character trait that’s getting worse. I don’t switch the light on and off 15 times before I leave the room yet but something’s going wrong.
I’m just lucky because my kids are grown-up – I love them very proud of them and we are in close contact as big-time friends but they don’t need me that much now and I can actually enjoy this wonderful world of music.
Music is for every single person that walks the planet.
Since I was a kid I’ve had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties Chicago blues of the Fifties West Coast music of the mid-Sixties – but I’d never really touched on dark Americana.
When I was a kid I was following black soul music.
You can’t give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside – so be it. But at least you know you’ve tried. Ten minutes in the music scene was the equal of one hundred years outside of it.
Alone I’m nothing.
I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things.