Originally Posted by Dill X
He is no doubt an amazing drummer and is a technique master, but he lacks that substance that makes him fall sort. He doesn't have that raw feel that gives you shivers when you hear drummers like Bonham, Rich, Chambers, Williams, etc. play. It's too much technique in a way, and it takes away from his playing in a major way.
Have you ppl heard the biginning of "Chicken" in his "live and very plugged in" cd? of course you have... the whole Boom Boom Taa!!! followed by the 5-10 sec solo filled with "raw" energy and then stopping on the hi-hat to anticipate the groove which as soon as he begins to play it, it just sucks you into the song... whew yep that gave me shivers...lol.