Re: Manu Katche
I belong to those who never understood why Manu hit it big. I mean he's definitvely a very good drummer but I do not hear anything special in his playing. I quite like some of his work on Sting's live album but that's about it. I've seen him live in Montreux "opening" for Dave Weckl. Let's talk about separating the men from the boys. Manu looked bored even with his own band (Pino Palladino and Sting's guitar player Dominic Miller).
And yes, France's Pop Idol/Star or whatever sucks big time ! And Manu is the most critical of the four judges.... Still, I've watched it a few times and was wondering what Manu found in some of the candidates...