Originally Posted by 8Mile
I actually do think most of the important drummers throughout history were known only for their playing abilities. I think a few like Krupa, Ringo and Keith Moon had some matinee idol or bad boy appeal that helped their careers along. But I don't think looks had anything to do with the success of most of the greats, like Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, John Bonham, Philly Joe Jones, Mel Lewis, Art Blakey, Billy Cobham, Lenny White, Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips, Jack DeJohnette, etc.
They've been active rather before the times of internet, youtube and drum clinics.
And Vinnie could
be much more popular, but he doesn't want to do that kind of stuff.