People always seem to pass this guy by because he played in Journey, like if you didn't really like Journey it's oaky to not like Steve Smith. But, Steve has monster chops and huge ears for creating some really great drumming. I believe he is one of the all around best drummers today. Right there in the mix with Gadd, Colauita & Weckl. The one time I met him in a club in NYC along with Michael Cartellone and Jeff Ocheltree; Steve was, let's just say, 'not so welcoming'.