The Vultures gig at the Metro in Chicago was actually the first time that you had teched live for Dave wasn’t it?
“Yes, up until that point I had never done a live show with him. He walked on stage, dumped water all over his head - which went all over the kit - and proceeded to play like an animal. He literally played 50 percent harder than I had ever seen him play previously and I’m back there losing my mind, watching boom arms flex! It was a pretty funny experience…"
“Dave wants to rip at whatever he does - it’s personal excellence, pride and discipline, and he just wants it to be as good as it can be. I love watching him play drums; he’s a very musical drummer, because he is a songwriter, and never does a fill just for the sake of doing a fill, you know?