Originally Posted by Strangelove
Perhaps it is my old age, but to me, solos mean very little to nothing from any musical standpoint at all. Most are not pleasant to listen to, although, like watching a very good athletic event, can be entertaining in that sense.
I'm the same way. I'd rather here the band play another song than listen the drummer do solo.
Kind of funny, Eric Singer is on the cover of Modern Drummer, and he mentions he doesn't really like to take solos any more, but often the rest of the band wants him to so they can take a break (of course, he's a hired gun, not a band member, so if the boss says take a solo, you do what your paid to do.)