Re: Abe Laboriel jr.
I watched the Paul McCartney US Tour DVD with Abe drumming on some classic Beatles songs. He plays essentially the same parts as Ringo, but he still sounds so fresh and exciting. Plus he does sing harmonies with Paul, and on Eleanor Rigby, he gets up from behind the kit and sings the backups right next to Paul while dancing like a fool!
Abe really is an incredibly versatile guy. While I'm not very familiar with his work, I can say that if I had his talent, I'd be set :)