Re: "America's Got Talent" Not Kind to Drummer.
As much as I hate those shows, I think you have the title quite reversed. If he was 20 and at a death metal show, then maybe the smoke and double pedals would be ok; but in my general argument, such drummers do not have, or chose not to display their talent, and this guy certainly did not here either. While humorously painful, he definitley did not command any more respect than he was given based on that performance.
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe."- Henry Thoreau