Originally Posted by Stu_Strib
I've said it a million times: there is no correlation between popularity and playing skill. Well, actually there is, but it's usually and inverse correlation ;-)
well, for session drummers, it's just a different thing altogether. how many top 40 albums has abe laboriel jr been on? vinnie? matt chamberlain? gadd? etc. etc.
chad smith is a solid drummer, does a great job for the chili peppers, and brings a lot to the group. don't get me wrong, i love the chili peppers, they've been one of my favorite bands for a long time and chad's a great drummer.
i don't believe chad is up to par with the likes of weckl as a technical innovator. weckl has pushed himself in so many ways to become the metronome that he is.
weckl also can't play pop and rock music. that's why he's not on any of those albums. so chad has a one-up on him there.
but - how many top 40 albums has meg white been on?
so my point: umm i forgot.