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“Too many drums, but it works. All that cool shit that he does with both his feet and his hands has to be marveled at. I mean, with his feet he does what most drummers aspire to do with their hands. And then the stuff he does with his hands – look out! Genius.
“I went to a heavy metal festival to see another band, Sepultura, my buddies from Brazil, and everybody backstage was saying, ‘You gotta see Slipknot. You gotta see Slipknot.’ So I went up on the stage to watch them, and when they came out of their trailer it was like, ‘Ho-ly shit! What is that?’
“The stage manager looked at me and touched his ears, which I guess was his way of telling me to cover my ears. Just as I did so – bang! The explosion of the volume on stage, and that little fucking bastard on the drums [laughs]. Goddammit, you can’t do that!
“I had no idea that he’d be that good. I was aware that in heavy metal, you have to be of the highest grade to play that stuff – you can’t play that way in the blues. You can get away with it in jazz, but most drummers can’t do what Joey does.”