Originally Posted by Stu_Strib
The pantheon you don't get consists of some of the best drummers alive, not based only on their very good technical playing, but for their high demand to play for anyone.
No punk rocker drummer can play these guys' parts, but all these guys can play punk rock. Its really that easy.
If you have the highest technical skills possible, and can play anything, that makes you good.
Just look at Vinny Colaiuta and Steve Gadd's discography for starters.
Just watch Steve Smith, for crying out loud. If you can't see why he is on top of the drumming world, then I can't really say anything more about it.
Weckl is a matter of taste, but there is no denying his ability. And his drum sound is one of the best recorded.
Well put, he is really tight when it comes to technical skill, and he is very strong as a result. He's not at all predictable, and I don't ever recall him doing the same thing twice.