Carmine Appice :
"I would consider working with Jeff again. Jeff is definitely my favorite. He's the original. Not only because he's the original, but because he's so creative and different from all the other guys of that time. I used to know Jimi Hendrix really well and Jimi said his favorite guitarist was Jeff. It wasn't Eric, it wasn't Jimmy Page, it was Beck. At the end of one of Jimi's songs he did "Rice Pudding." He used to call Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, "Excess baggage." I'd say, "What do you mean, 'excess baggage'?" He'd say, "Oh, they ripped off from all of us, put it on their albums, now they're selling platinum, it's a rip off."
That was right from Jimi's mouth to my ears. I went, "Holy crap."(Laughs) Then Led Zeppelin went on to be the biggest band in the world. But, for me, Jeff was always the most innovative and wildest of the guitarists. Page, Clapton, Beck..."
Carmine Appice y affirme que le guitariste préféré de Hendrix était Beck, et que Jimi n'avait que peu d'estime pour Led Zeppelin : des usurpateurs selon lui