At the end of the day, we’re just trying to prevent each other from going mad.
I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment – to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off.
The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards. With the Mercury Prize, they don’t. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA.
There’s no field of music which doesn’t have good ideas.
Well, I’d had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing outlet for songs and that.
Hendrix rehearsed different drummers, before we met Mitch Mitchell.
My lady, Deborah McNaughton is doing a documentary on me.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He’s overrated.
Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.
I can never remember what I do even in the studio.
Also I played on a lot of demos in the early days of the Stones.
You feel the music needs something but you don’t know what. So you start searching, fitting, measuring, trying. Every time you try another angle. And sometimes that’s frustrating, especially if you don’t come up with something for three days.