“Dude, it is a pretty serious legacy. There’s not one bad drummer - they always had the best drummers.
"It’s awesome. It creates a challenge that I can’t wait to dedicate myself to. The bar is so high. It can’t be any worse - it pushes me to the limits of ability. To be chosen by this band is so meaningful; they can see the potential there and want to take the chance. It is awesome to be able to be mentioned in the same breath as those other dudes.
“I love stuff from every era of the band and from every drummer. I love the feel and vibe of Alfredo - it was just so perfect; Gene is awesome with great feel; Dave is super imaginative and economical but exciting; and Joey is savage. He is so great, a total brawler but with so much brains. Joey is a great mixture of power, finesse and steadiness. There are different highlights form every era, for me.”