Originally Posted by NUTHA JASON
i really don't get why folks dislike him so much. something about a tv show? i haven't seen anything. he is quite fast and is more of an entertainer than a technical drummer but there seems to be a lot of bashing here. he's good.
Nutha, I can't speak for everyone, but the dislike comes from him being famous, not for his skills. I would like to disagree with a previous post and say that a lot of us CAN play that, but we choose not to, because it wasn't very good. I don't think fast automatically equals good, and that wasn't even really fast.
So he's good at crowd pleasing (mohawk, cool drums, cool tatoos) but he evidently isn't good at impressing other drummers.
I personally think his show is great and I think he's a pretty cool dude. I also like Blink-182, just not for the drumming. It has its place, but it doesn't have a place along the likes of Steve Gadd, Dennis Chamber et. al.