So, for me, yeah, my "lesson" could be nothing but picking their brains.
i´ve never heard the story of the inspiration for the song, but i would take it that he´s following the bassline.Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips, Gavin Harrison, Todd Sucherman, John Riley and, last but not least, John Bonham.
Just what is going on in The Crunge, Bonzo?!
hehehe ... I'd just like a little of that groove to rub off ... "Okay Polly, now I'm gunna play this groove and when I say GO you turn over the rain stick ... gottit?"Or it would put you off entirely. You'd see his ghost notes, and yours would sound like a jack hammer... that's demoralising.
EDIT: "yours" generally, not "yours" personally.
I was just about to mention Tommy Igoe, I'm surprised nobody has yet! So yes, he'd be my choice too, though there's so many others that would be flippin great. I bet Tommy would be such a laugh though with that dry sense of humour.If it were really all on the table, and I acknowledge that the question is not "Which drummer would you most like to meet?" but "Who do I want to learn from?", I would have to go with Tommy Igoe. He's a very experienced teacher, plays just right for the music, has crazy good chops, and I would enjoy his sarcastic personality. He is also the type of player I try to emulate, from versatility to taste to professionalism.