“For some reason, people don’t do this – they only concentrate on their strengths. With drums – and with all music period – 99 percent of the time it’s ‘Hey, Mom. Hey, Dad. Look at what I can do. Look at me. Watch me.’ You play all the stuff you’ve got down, but you don’t want to show them the things you’re working on. And those are the things you’ll keep on neglecting.
“Or you might think, ‘OK, I know what I need to fix. I’ll woodshed.’ No, no, no – don’t do it privately. The best place to work it out is on stage. Get in front of people and present that idea you’re trying to put across, even if you don’t have it yet. It might sound like a mistake, but so what? Get past it.
“Insecurity is the enemy to musicians. But if you’re not afraid to show people who you really are – the yin and the yang and everything in-between – then you’re going to be a very genuine musician. Share yourself, your whole self. If you do, you’re going to be a complete musician.”