You are part of our 25 drum icons feature. What does it mean to you to be classed as a drumming icon, and who else would you choose to include?
"Being considered an icon is a concept I can't quite grasp. I feel like I associate and hang out with a lot of icons and I would simply describe myself as lucky. The drummers who inspire me and that are iconic for me are: John Bonham, Jeff Porcaro, Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland, Terry Bozzio, Matt Cameron, Dave Grohl, Phil Selway, Joey Waronker and Thomas Pridgen. I also want to mention Mark Brzezicki. I was heavily into Big Country and he has such a great combination of finesse and groove and not enough people talk about him in the states!”
How do you see the next 25 years of your drumming career panning out?
“I hope to continue doing what I am doing now, which is being open to any and all moments of making music, whether I am physically playing the drums, any other instrument or simply steering the ship via production.”