Re: Ian Paice
I love his playing. Fantastic player. I never understood why he did not get the recognition Bonham or Moon or Appice got. To me he is by far the best drummer that came out of the late 60's / early 70's.
I am not a fan of DP Mk II, but love Mk III and IV, and of course Whitesnake and Gary Moore. Although maybe a bit more straigh-forward his playing with Whitesnake and Moore is extremely tasteful and groovy. He and bassist Neil Murray were one of rock's greatest rhythm section ever.
In two words, I would describe his playing as tasteful and exciting.