Re: VIDEO : Great drumsolo by Mr Simon Phillips!
Neither solo really does much for me. I've never been a big fan of "arena solos". I use the term "arena solo" because they are geared more to an arena of screaming fans that don't know the first thing about playing drums but LOVE lots of notes, cymbals and double bass than to us regular drummers.
I find Steve Gadd's syncopated snare fills in the Buddy Rich drum-off to be more entertaining.
Don't get me wrong, Simon Phillips is in my Top 3 for players, but the solo doesn't do much for me.
BTW, didn't Tommy Lee hold the trademark for upside-down drum solos?