When Ultimate Fighting Championship owner Lorenzo Fertitta claimed in an interview two months ago that the UFC would be in Germany by 2008, it seemed like a pipe dream given the conservative nature of the country.
"To me the records were just a starting point," recalls John Paul Jones, "The most important thing was always the stage show. So many great nights. At our worst we were still better than most. At our best we could just wipe the floor with the lot of them. It was just a very good live band."