SGarrett wrote: DrumFiend0206 wrote: king_friday wrote:
DrumFiend0206 wrote:He has some timing issues, and tries disguising them with triplets live. I agree that I don't like how a lot of drummers try to emulate him, and bash the living hell out of their cymbals....it bothers me haha.
yeah, because hes the only drummer in the world that hits his cymbals hard right?
I never said that. I don't doubt the fact that other rock drummers bash the hell out of their cymbals, but what I did say, is that it annoys me that kids bash the hell out of their cymbals trying to emulate him. Then most of them wonder why they break their cymbals. If you can afford to beat the living crap out of your cymbals, by all means, go for it. But I can't, so I learned the proper technique for longer cymbal life. Again, I didn't say he was the only one, I just said that I don't like how a lot of drummers emulate him and bash their cymbals to death.
So, you don't like that he's widely successful and influential simply because you play differently?
By all means, let him have his success lol. I'm definitely not one for keeping others down or being jealous lol. In my personal opinion, I just think that he's teaching a lot of younger drummers to use bad technique for their cymbals.
I love his drumming, I think he's creative, and really good at what he does. Hell, I wish that I was that good lol. Like I said before, just in my opinion, he doesn't have good cymbal technique, and the waves and waves of kids that worship him as the greatest drummer ever are only going to end up breaking cymbals in the long run.
Once again just so everyone sees it lol, I really like his drumming. Just not his cymbal technique. I could care less if he was famous, or if he was some underground drummer, drumming with some band in a dive bar. I just don't like how he plays his cymbals, and it bothers me that a lot of younger drummers try and copy it.