Originally Posted by mikel
Paice reading charts? he has just slipped a notch in my esteem.
I am sure I heard Ian say in an interview that he didn't have sheet music charts, just some key points he had made for himself along the lines of "thump thump here" stop for 16 bars, "bang bang etc" and yet he didn't miss a beat.
Somehow without any serious musical training, he managed to play some of the best drumming in rock as well as really memorable and musical solos.
The "made in Japan" era and videos from those shows, demonstrate why Ian Paice deserves a place in the rock drumming hall of fame.