Originally Posted by kwolf68
Negative: Ever see the video to "Ace of Spades"? He doesn't even come close to playing it right. There are all these drum rolls and he's just pounding away on the snare. It's possible the video maker just dubbed the song over top of Motorhead playing something else, but it's a painful video to watch the drummer (though Lemmy and Eddie look good), but I dont like watching Phil in that video...and yes Motorhead rules.
That's not on Phil. That is just bad video editing.
There are hundreds and hundreds of music videos played on MTV where the video didn't line up with the drummer was doing. You'll hear a hi-hat, but the clip shows the drummer playing the ride, or as you pointed out, there is a fill that doesn't line up.
Most video editors aren't drummers. They can figure out how to line up the vocals to the singers jaw moving, they try to line up the drummer snare hits, but that's about it.
Heck, there is one Police video where the editor didn't even bother to line up Steward Copeland's 2 and 4 on the snare to the audio, and it looks incredibly lame.
Just like millions of pictures get posted in major publications with the photos reversed so the guitarist or drummer looks left handed. That one drives me nuts.