I pull a lot of the stuff that I play off the rhythm tracks - and Keith Richards has been one of the main contributors to my inspirational playing.
The first session I did with the Stones was an accident. I just happened to be wandering down the hallway of the same studio.
When I talk about rock n' roll, to me, that goes back to the beginning of the 1950s. Blue suede shoes and sideburns, man. Pink and black coloured clothes. Turn your collar up, comb your hair in ducktails. And the music was cool. It was a whole culture then - a different world.
I always loved Little Anthony and the Imperials. They were like the precursors of the Temptations. I loved their music.
I can't read music. That's not where I come from musically. I come strictly from feeling, and that feeling comes from rock & roll.
I first went on the road with the Rolling Stones in the year of our Lord, 1969. But my grandfather gave me away to a drummer when I was 15 years old.
I play more rhythmically than I do a lot of notes.
I play with toys. I have one plane that travels with me. It travels with the equipment.
I try to play the best I can every time I play. But there's just some folks that seem to draw a little bit of that extra special out of you.
I've never thought of my name at the top of the marquee in any particular terms other than, you know, slight bewilderment.
If the people dig it, then I dig it. If the people wanna hear it, then I wanna play it.
In the summertime, I played Little League baseball; football in the fall; basketball in the winter.
It doesn't matter how many times I've played 'Brown Sugar', I never get tired of playing it.
Sometimes, I play a round of extremely poor golf.
We just get up there and play rock-and-roll music, man. Everybody sweats and has a good time.
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