The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you I was the best rhymer in the world.
The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never will be if I have anything to do with it. I have not heard it since it was finished. I hope the tapes no longer exist.
The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement. There is a certain grandeur.
I had the honor of speaking with Asimov. The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov, but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics.
My favorite album of all time is 'In A Major Way.' Look it up, it is a classic!
If you wait this long to put an album out, you'd better be sure you tried your best.
In the studio, if things go wrong, you stop things and fix them. I have never been in a recording studio, really, where the people in the booth were not interested in making a very good album. It's often a light-hearted atmosphere but serious at the same time.
On record dates like that I never felt too nervous because everything was really overdubbed. When we did that album, we were in the studio for probably a week, so you had a lot of opportunity to fix things.
I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney, and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted to work on an album. You never had to say to him how to play the guitar.
I had something to prove and went in the studio and started writing. I got into fitness and style and learned the whole craft. That was when I wrote everything on the album. I put out 'Don't Ya,' and it took off.
I've always wanted to title an album 'Illinois.' I wrote the song, which was a very special song to me. The song isn't exactly about being from there, even though I am.
When it comes time to where the new album gets closer, I start singing the song a cappella; I'll preview it on my Snapchat and get creative with it - just kind of bringing everybody into more than just listening to the record on album.
From day one when you're singing, you're dreaming about making that first album and making your break into whatever music you want to break into.
Making an album is a long process, but it's a fun process.
I've grown up listening to Gorillaz, so for me to, like, be asked to be on the album is an honour.
Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!
The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work.
To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge.
Nobody considers a covers record an album.
My 1974 album 'Mind Over Matter' was a detailed thing about Watergate. I always had some righteous indignation.