Originally Posted by ewanlaing
i think the confusion here is that people are taking "dull" to mean "untalented." as stu pointed out, that is not the case.
I will concede and admit that his "busy work" is at time interesting. He thinks of little bell hits and pedal steps that other pop drummers wouldn't even think of. For me, though, his running rudimental single/double stroke snare solos are extremely dull. Dull as in boring and uninspiring. Dull as in when my students haven't quite learned how to groove yet, and they are just barely playing the patterns.
My actual disdain for Travis Barker stems just from matters of taste. What he plays is just not very tasteful. Playing lots of notes isn't always the best thing.