Even though i love jazz and other styles i'm currently letting frustrations out in a harder rock, borderline metal band,Last Days,(shameless plug) and at practice the other night,during one of our songs that goes into a funky part, i switched from match to traditional grip..afterward, my singer asked me if i always play it like that..the look on his face was kinda like "please dont do that on stage" ...i also seen this the other night my 16 yr old son had his friend over and were jammin hard rock stuff and his friend actually told him he shouldn't play like that(traditional)..that it looks funny. I've also seen these types of comments in a million video comments on youtube. Does traditional grip hurt the "dramatic image" of hard rocker? do i look "funny" now? does Stewart Copeland "not look right". Does this grip just project "old fart" to the non drummer or even the young rock drummers?