some people need a role model/idol. and to feel good about this they need to be sure that their idol is the best ever. and to feel safe about their opinion they need a large amount of people to agree with them. and to feel even safer about what they think, they need to convince you.Anyone feel sorry for Travis Barker, Joey Jordison or Neil Peart for having fanboys putting them up on pedestals. Saying that "their teh besststs!" etc.
Take this comment for example, which was on a Buddy Rich youtube clip:"1 travis barker 2 joey jordenson 3 lars ulritch 4 niel part 5 jon bonhem ﻿ thesie r the f'''ing best drummer ever dumbass go lern somthing noob"
I mean come on. What's with the comparing. What's with the blatant faboyism and horrible grammar? When did music become a sport of displaying and comparing techniques, instead of sharing and inspiring other musicians/drummers?
You'll never hear the drummers themselves saying that they're the best.
i don't feel sorry for any of the pro's, they're doing what they love which is awesome. they probably don't say they're the best because they know there is no best.
to me in music i think its silly to say what you like is better than what someone else likes. people form their opinions based on different value systems, yours or mine is not suddenly better than someone elses.
saying kids don't know things about drumming or music is doing above. they know what they like, and thats the best to them.
ballad isn't better than barker, neither could do what the other can from what i've seen. lars is better than vinnie at being lars.