He's mainly just playing quarter notes with the bass drum during the breaks which sound ok but he sporadically will play offbeat 8th notes on the hi hat for a bar or 2. I just find the offbeat accents don't fit the song.
Looks like he likes to ride on his thigh during the breaks.
Just an opinion, don't know if the 16th note groove accenting the &'s on the hi hat really fits the song.
Can't hear the floor tom in the mix.
There is a fine line between constructive criticism and nit picking, you auditioned for his band and he obviously thought you were good enough but now seems to find nothing but fault with what you are doing. This is a red flag for sure, nit picking is a pattern of behavior and from what you've...
I offered a guitar player a quick lesson on how to count which would help him figure out where shots land instead of just guessing. He countered that I was trying to force him to read music and that rhythm is my responsibility not his.
One of the dumbest responses I've ever heard.