I go through about two Fender mediums a night because I don’t pick straight down; it’s sort of sideways, and it shaves them off.
I feel I’ve been blessed with a gift of creativity and composition. That’s why I’ve been able to keep going.
While I was with Procol Harum, the only time I’d see my guitar was either when I walked onstage or in the studio.
I don’t tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me.
It was an experience being on a Beatles tour. They weren’t very good. The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak.
It’s impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I’ve never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
The first real thing I heard was Three O’Clock Blues by B.B. King. That’s where it all began for me.
I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don’t play to show people ability.
I didn’t want to get attached to one guitar; I didn’t want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable.
When you start believing you’re something special, then you’re not going to be striving to move forward.
I have done some things that I’m very proud of. I don’t think you can say any more than that, really.