Battles mythical and all too real have defined much of his life since MD last sat with him for a good long chat.
The 2011 Guitar Center Drum-Off champ and Roland U.S. V-Drums Contest winner shares his thoughts on soloing.
For readers unfamiliar with gospel music and its rich history, imagine the way you might feel about John Bonham or Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius or Charles Mingus. That's how much this multitalented musician means to legions of drummers and bass players the world over.
Music and art have been inseparable for the tattoo icon since his earliest experiences as a drummer on the L.A. punk scene.
When he joined the Beatles, he was the man, the one with all the playing experience. He fit like a glove, driving the music with a singular feel while meshing perfectly with the other Mop Tops and their wry sense of humor.