Originally Posted by Pedro
I think it's a pitty he uses so much double bass. He's such a creative drummer...why must he add so much double bass at the end of his playing? !
Well, he is one of the innovators of the double pedal (if not THE innovator). I think he was the first guy to advocate dumping the second bass drum in favor of the newly developed double pedals (not that it is better, as double bass players will tell you two drums are better).
Why NOT incorporate double bass? We don't use just 1 hand when we play, so why not develop the left leg as well? I know I work hard at it, although I would rarely need it in the style of music I play. It has helped in my coordination, and really freed up my left leg for jazz and syncopation on the hihat (played with foot).