Mel also called Steve Gadd a "stupid man"Oo-- I was thinking more like, "I like the way I can get around the drums, and roll, with traditional grip." Mel Lewis is another one who thinks matched grip is BS and you'll never swing if you play matched grip. I just take it as an invitation to think about what he's saying, I don't take personal offence. Still I play matched grip 99% of the time.
Doesn't mean Mel doesn't swing his ass off
If I cared about peoples opinions I'd have less than the 3 friends I have now