here I'll give you all an exampleIt depends on the drummer, it would probably be a question about a particular song or band he/she's played with. Otherwise, I'm more likely to ask how they're doing, if they're working on something new, or if it's at NAMM, did they have a good trip and are they enjoying the show. Or simply that I admire their playing. They hear that all the time, but sometimes that's all I've got. Where I know the drummer's wife or kids' names, I'll ask how they're doing. Just normal chitchat, we're all just people. There are probably only a few guys on such a pedestal that I'd be stuck for words.
glad to see you are well
I saw that there are no Al tour dates until April...is there a new record in the works?
....any new kits in the Luddy collection?
....ever spend much time back in Phoenix?
I've enjoyed your work for years
have an awesome day