Originally Posted by daredrummer
Very excited to hear the new prog band, thanks for posting.
I don't know if you've had the pleasure of meeting him DED, but he really seems like a nice guy. When a famous drummer takes some of his time to help students from around the country over skype: Now that's generous.
I've met him briefly, and I follow him online. He's been nice enough to me.
As for Skype lessons, well, given he charges $75 an hour, I'm sure if the word is generous. A lot of pros offer lessons when they can. It's part of making an income as a pro.
I've talked to people he's worked with (both in musical and business situations) and "friendly" is not always a word that comes out about him, just that he works hard and expects the people around him to work hard too. Nothing wrong with that in my book.