I've never been able to sit round on my own and play drums, practice in the back room, never been able to. I've always played with other musicians. It's how I play, there's no joy for me in playing on my own, bashing away. I need a bass, a piano, guitar, whatever, and then I can play.
Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom, It's covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.
And in a marriage you can't TRY and be married. You're married or you're not married... as far as I'm concerned.
I'm not sleeping with all the women I appear with.
People only look at me as a Beatle, but my friends look at me as a whole person. That's how life works, but it's not bugging me anymore.
First and foremost I am a drummer. After that, I'm other things... But I didn't play drums to make money.
George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers.
That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.
And the White Album is important to me for different reasons. One - I had left the band on the White Album.
I want to deal with what's in front of me now to the best of my abilities, and sometimes that's not very good. But a lot of the days it is really great.
The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite.