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Nicolas Cage Compares Himself to Led Zeppelin

Earlier this week, actor Nicolas Cage tried to explain his recent, eclectic career choices by comparing himself, in a way, to Led Zeppelin.

"I would like to find a way to embrace what Led Zeppelin did, in filmmaking," he told the Huffington Post, because he’s "trying to create a kind of a cultural understanding through my muse that is part of the zeitgeist that isn't motivated by vanity or magazine covers or awards. It's more, not countercultural, but counter-critical.

"They remained intimately mysterious -- because they just went about it their own way, or against what the advice might have been or what the council might have been.

"And I admire that. And I would like to tap into more exploration of horror films and just everything that I shouldn't be doing, according to representation."

It's interesting to note that Cage's recent films have contained more and more shrieking and references to Norse mythology.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.