“This was the first Zeppelin record I ever bought. It was pretty much the band’s introduction to America. Zeppelin I had Good Times Bad Times on it, and you kind of heard it, but with Zeppelin II they really shot to the top.
“It has some truly quintessential songs – Heartbreaker, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love. When I heard Moby Dick, it really opened up a whole new world for me as a drummer. I was like, ‘Oh, my God, this is one of the greatest drummers ever.’ I listened to the whole album front to back – it became a big part of my collection.
“When I was in high school, everybody was into Led Zeppelin. There was no Justin Bieber for us. There was no kids’ music, no MTV, no iTunes. But there was Zeppelin. They had a mystique to them – you couldn't go on Twitter and find out about them. I would even take Led Zeppelin II to school. I’d show it to people and talk about Atlantic Records and who produced the album. Who even talks about credits on a record anymore, you know?”