Re: Dave Grohl
Dave can make any song better, and that in and of itself, is far better than being "fast" or a "technical wizard".
However, Dave has tremendous rock chops and I've even heard him pull off some very authentic reggae and ska beats with his old band Scream, for which he also played a solo... which blew my face off when I first heard it.
Somebody with that kind of timekeeping, dynamics and chops, coupled with being a talented and successful songwriter, is no wonder why he's such a star.
I met Dave once during the fist leg of the first Foo Fighters tour. He was super nice and told me to keep playing. He promised me he wouldn't stop playing the drums... so far, he's kept it.