Love him to death, he’s a great guy and really puts 110% into the band; however... We’ve been playing together 9yrs+, he’s got a degree in Musical Theatre and directs musicals...and he keeps going on about speeding up the songs and even shortening them. We’re in a cover band, you want to cut a 3min song? It’s not like I’m taking Freebird-Type solos or anything. I tell him it’s all about the groove and if other bands are speeding up songs (as he says they do) it’s because their drummers suck and play too fast. One of my fav Steven Tyler quotes is “and because we’re white, we have a natural tendency to speed things up and play too fast...”. I’ve started Hit Me With Your Best Shot too fast a few times (see above...I’m white, it happens) and it just wrecks the groove. If it’s of any consequence, I listen to a lot of funk and he doesn’t. What say ye, TGP?