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Let me explain something about guitar playing. Everyone's got their own character, and that's the thing that's amazed me about guitar playing since the day I first picked it up. Everyone's approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it's all valid.

I'm just looking for an angel with a broken wing.

I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I'm doing.

Almost the moment he died, they put him in Playboy as one of the greatest drummers, which he was - there's no doubt about it. There's never been anybody since. He's one of the greatest drummers that ever lived.

I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.

Every musician wants to do something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with 'Stairway to Heaven.'

I don't think the critics could understand what we were doing.

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.

Right from the first time we went to America in 1968, Led Zeppelin was a word-of-mouth thing. You can't really compare it to how it is today.

My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.

I always believed in the music we did and that's why it was uncompromising.

But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible, I just couldn't do it. The best compromise was to put out two CDs - Early Days - which is what it is - and Latter Days.

I always felt if we were going in to do an album, there should already be a lot of structure already made up so we could get on with that and see what else happened.