I was interested in the electric guitar even before I knew the difference between electric and acoustic. The electric guitar seemed to be a totally fascinating plank of wood with knobs and switches on it. I just had to have one.
Someone told me I should be proud tonight... But I'm not, because they kicked me out... They did... Fuck them!
--Jeff Beck, upon being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of the Yardbirds.
We have a love-hate relationship. He loves me and I hate him
--Jeff Beck, speech inducting Rod Stewart, who sang lead on "You Shook Me", into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.