Originally Posted by MikeM
Good post boomstick.
I agree that playing in bands might be too limiting for someone like Bozzio. I remember reading that Bozzio was a little reluctant to play with Jeff Beck and set some musical conditions for doing it - like no call-and-response type jammy stuff.
Just to contrast that idea with one equally valid, I also remember reading where Stuart Copeland refused to do anything that might resemble a drum solo. He thought they were completely pointless and tacky.
There's two very influential, virtuoso, and creative drummers, from the same era, with very different views on the role of drums within (or without) a musical context.
Thanks man. As it happens, Copeland was a pretty big influence on me. I really liked how he developed a more innovative approach to drumming in pop music. When I come up with a drum part for an original song, I often think of his arrangements.