Led Zeppelin was pretty much what made me pick up drum sticks.
Phish has never had anything to do with any trends at all in America.
When I was seven or eight I was really into Cream, really into Led Zeppelin.
But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude.
I don't know how you can go your whole life and not listen once to Bob Marley - what's the point?
I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.
The Grateful Dead were an influence on our music but they weren't by a long shot the biggest influence.
For me from a pretty young age up until about 21 years old hallucinogenics had a huge place in my life.
I just wanted to say one more thing: I also think that when you go to play music, you're there to play music.
You look at the fact that for millions of years species on earth have been developing and we've been knocking them off at like a hundred a day.