Originally Posted by Croc
Just saw Gavin perform this during a Zildjian clinic last month: awesome! And as Tommy D noted, Gavin goes out of his way to mix things up each time he plays this song or for that matter anything else according to him. He does this to keep it fresh to him and to those listening.
To be honest, playing a song note for note is really taking the 'creativity' out of music in my opinion. I am sure Gavin can remember every note he plays, but he probably mixes it up because of the particular way he wants to play something, or it's played differently every time, not because he'd be going out of his way as such. It's like going to a live show and complaining it doesn't sound like 'the record'. Good points though - Gavin's a top bloke