“There’s a lot of Jeff Beck records with amazing guitar playing – probably all of them, really. Beck, Bogart and Appice is not a great record, but the guitar playing is superb. And I really like where Jeff takes his guitar on this album; every take is just phenomenal.
“I met him for the first time when we went backstage at a Stones concert. I told him I was a big fan and that I stole some of his riffs, and he said, ‘I’ve got some new ones.’ [Laughs] When I mentioned that I loved the Jeff Beck Group album, he looked at me and said, ‘Ewww, it is? You like that?’ It was kind of a weird feeling, as if he reduced me to this tasteless peon who would like that sort of music; at the same time, it made me think that sometimes people don’t realize their own genius.”