Eric Clapton :"Led Zeppelin took up our legacy. But then they took it somewhere else that I didn’t really have a great deal of admiration for." Jack Bruce: "Zeppelin has always been crap and will never be anything else. The worst thing is that people believe the crap that they're sold." . . .also from a different interview "Let's face it: Jimmy Page ain't no Eric Clapton, no matter what anybody thinks. . .I mean the only decent guy, the one good guy in the band is dead. . ." Ginger Baker (in reply to the question "Could John Bonham swing?"): "[John] Bonham couldn't swing a sack of f***ing ****." Keith Richards: "As a band, I thought they were aptly named: They never took off, for me. At the same time, Jimmy Page was one of the best guitar players I've ever known and Bonham was a hell of a powerhouse drummer - although I think he was kind of heavy handed, myself." Pete Townshend: See above. Jimi Hendrix:"I don't think much of Led Zeppelin - I don't think much of them. Jimmy Page is a good guitar player." Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) : "Led Zeppelin were less important to me than Cream. Cream were one of the reasons that I'm here now. . .Zeppelin came along a little bit later and were perhaps not quite as influential." David Gilmour was in the midst of a conversation about utilizing additional musicians/instrumentation live when an interviewer commented, "That's something I wish Led Zeppelin would do - carry a few extra pieces." Gilmour then responds "I wish that they'd carry a few fewer, myself. . .less singers."