Re: Dave Weckl
Weckl is technically amazing, but he is part of the fusion thing that leaves me and many others cold.
I have never heard Weckie on anything 'normal' myself. Didn't he play for Madonna?
His Remo demo is pretty impressive by any standards. His playing seems a little "looser" than what I remember of it, and this is a good thing. He wants to be a perfect drummer, and I bet he listens to the criticism. His instruction vids were helpful to many players too ...
The main thing that bothers me is the obsession with playing fills on the toms mixed with double bass strokes. I know it is a religion now, but for me it sounds like someone falling down the stairs. There are different ways of playing the drums, and this isn't the only way.