Lately, I have noticed a battle between Old School drummers and New School drummers. In my opinion its most ridicules. If we know who the drummer is and he gets paid to play for a living, then they are good drummers. Old School or New School. I think this battle is more about music then the drummer. I well explain - I see a lot of post about drummer like Joey Jordison, The Rev. Chris Alder, Travis Barker all New School drummers just getting bashed about how they don’t compare with the Old School drummers like Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Chad Wackerman, Bill Bruford, Louis Bellson, and just too many other great drummers to list. I don’t see how they can be compared much less determine how good they are. The Old School drummers paved the way for the New School drummers. I mean if Buddy was still around and saw a lot of the New School drummer and how the Inspire our generation to play drums, He would be proud to see it. Old School drummers like Buddy Rich and some others I listed above Wanted the future drummer to surpass them. Its kind of like a father handing his business down to his son, he wants his son to run the business better then he did and to make it grow bigger. I think is all about the music!!! Everybody bashes drummers like Joey and Travis because they play punk and metal! If Travis played Jazz, I think people would say he was the next Buddy Rich. A big part of the drumming world does not except the punk and metal drummers because they think there drumming is heartless because the music they play. Like I said before, Its most RIDICULES! I love all of the drummer! I think they all have made drumming more exciting and fun! So leave the bashing to the guys who have to pick up a hammer for a living because all drummers, weather they play Jazz, Blues, Rock, Punk or Metal. They All Are Good Drummers!!!