“That was the second one behind Elton John that I was a little nervous about. I mean, it’s Zeppelin: Bonham, Page, John Paul Jones, Plant…untouchable guys.
“Beyond that, musically the song was different for us because of the reggae vibe. That’s a big, big stretch for us. If you don’t get this song right, you shouldn’t do it at all. I told our drummer, ‘Dude, that Bonham drum pattern, you can’t mess with it.’
“And then…we got it! I listened to the track through the speakers, without vocals, and I said, ‘Well, all right! It’s not terrible. In fact, it’s good.’ I loved playing the guitar solo. I know Jimmy Page is famous for some of his longer runs, but there's so special about the solo on D'yer Mak'er, it's light and melodic. I’m not a shredder; I like something I can hum.”