Re: You're views on Dave Grohl? Technique
Jojo Mayer'- DVD 'Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer' says that technique is purely a means to an end (of course, I'm paraphrasing) but I wholeheartedly agree. From that point of view, Grohl's playing is technically flawless. He does everything he wants to do and very powerfully. As a model of the modern Rock drummer, he's just about the best model I could think of playing-wise.
Sure, his 'actual' technique is fairly hard and powerful and he doesn't use the subtle ranges available through other methods often but it just doesn't matter. Great musician.