What's up fats? Hope you have a good day!First let me say it's a privilege to follow up a post by Fat Asian, I mean we must be birds of a feather! By the way, welcome aboard FA, were glad your here!
As for the coolest drummer I ever meet... that is hard to pick just one. Through my previous life I had the opportunity of meeting and working with hundreds of well known players and almost all of them were nice. I can remember a few that were a little stand offish but even they were not rude.
But thinking back through my memory, honorable mention would go to Joe Smyth of Sawyer Brow and a personal favorite, Tris Imboden (at that time with Kenny Loggins). But if I had to pick THE COOLEST for myself, it would be Derek Pellicci from the Little River Band. I had the opportunity to have dinner with him in the last week of his last tour in the states with LRB and we sat for hours and talked like we had been life long friends.
But even as I am writing this, I feel bad for leaving so many wonderful folks out as they are flooding my mind. But those three do rise to the top of my memory right away!
This made me chuckle. I got a chance to spend some time talking to Gavin Harrison and he was incredibly friendly and down-to-earth, but he was also very matter-of-fact and this sums that up perfectly.I met Gavin Harrison at his drum clinic a few years back. I asked him what he thought of RUSH. He said "I don't listen to RUSH".
Jeff Sipe is a pleasure. I hung out with him a few times. He and Count Mutumbo (sp?) from AQRU as well almost played with my band until my band was thrown off stage due to the singer having a Jim Morrison moment yelling, “&$@: you, Mr. Soundman.Lewis Nash and Jeff Sipe top my list for super nice and humble guys who shared some deep and inspiring drum wisdom with me.