Originally Posted by Jalmar
I think it is quite descriptive, he has not specific signature style, no feeling in his playing and now that Nirvana exists no more, he nourishes himself on the former reputation as their drummer and when he started Foo Fighters, he decimated the whole image of himself because of the fact that the music they are bringing is tasteless and macabre.
And also, he tried a futile attempt to play for Queens of the Stonage and where did that lead him, nowhere.
For a drummer without a specific style he certainly has influenced quite a few drummers. I feel his drumming has changed many rock drummers approach to playing rock music currently. Where did Daves playing on Qotsa songs for the deaf lead him? Well first it brought an amazing rock band with a good approach to rock music to the forefront of mainstream music. I think the current state of rock needs a good kick in the butt, Qotsa is defintely a good start. Also playing on NIN's new record is quite an acheivement as well. There are a lot of drummers who are a lot less talented making more tasteless rock records than Dave.