Re: Todd Sucherman here!
I hear where you are coming from. The notion of tributes bands is not something that I myself feel comfortable with at all. It's a bunch of middle-aged guys looking for something to do. And they are rarely any good. They say imitation if the sincerest form of flattery. But a bunch of fat middle aged guys in wigs, that's another story.
I know that my buddy, Bob, is a huge Styx fan, and I found it flattering that I was considered because they thought I could handle some of the more intricate drumming that you have brought to the band. Then I would have been on here asking you for advice, and saying hey what are you doing in this song. I wish them luck; but if you don't really like 'em, maybe I ducked a big mashed potato.
Ken Marino Drum Teacher "It's not worth keeping score. You win some. You lose some, you let it go"