Stick Men. I must say that watching a legend like Tony Levin and an astonishing drummer like Pat Mastelotto live is also very stimulating, but from what I heard on their MySpace, I don't know if I'm going to enjoy it that much... And by the way, I already told before, you guys can call me Fábio!
Sorry, I'm at my BF's keyboard right now and somehow it doesn't allow me to place the accents.
Tony Levin is of course an awesome bassist and 'stick man', but I have to agree with you here, their music isn't all too interesting for me as it is much too 'technical'. I'm a bit jealous of the folks in Scandinavia, who'll get to see Katatonia
as PT's opening act - GREAT band, especially their singer.
Well, I love Neil Peart and calling him a legend it's not even enough by any means
... But I really have to support that statement... Gavin is an unmatched genious (and I'm glad that I'm saying this in a tennis forum, because if I said this in a music forum I would have a lot of tards bashing me for sure...
). Check this out:
Fully, fully agree with you. Peart himself has said that Gavin is the best drummer he ever saw in some 40 years of his own career, and well... look who's talking!
As I am a regular on ProgArchives.com, I can assure you that the NON-tards actually happen to agree with him there. Quite a lot of Rush fans who indeed say that Gavin is the true follow-up to Neil over there.
And the coolest thing of all is that a few days ago I was checking his forum in Drummerworld and apparently he "worships" Tomas Haake (Meshuggah's drummer)! But then again, who doesn't...
And with Martin Lopez
(ex-Opeth), they make my podium!
Oh dear you mention Martin Lopez
I still miss the guy. What an awesome drummer! Too sad to read that he had to retire from Opeth because of psychological problems - he seemed to suffer from a severe case of Stage Fright and the like.
I LOVED him. One has just to listen to his awesome work on Deliverance
to know what a fantastic drummer he indeed is. Those Latin rhythems!
Martin Axelrodt is a reasonable follow-up, but can't in any way match the brilliance of Lopez - he's just a mere death metal 'wood chopper', imho.
Martin Lopez, COME BACK!!!