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Published on Nov 9, 2009
The rock drumming GIANT turned down both Jimmy Page's offer to form Led Zeppelin and Robert Fripp's to start King Crimson from out of the ashes of Giles, Giles & Fripp; quit the original Jeff Beck Group lineup over Jeff's notorious career-casualness (Dunbar wanted to play nightly, not monthly); lost Hendrix's coin flip to Mitch Mitchell to be the Experience drummer (shame on you, Jimi) before being aggressively courted by Frank Zappa to play the most complex arrangements in rock. Later going on to drum monster David Bowie hits "Rebel Rebel" and "1984," Journey's "Lights" and "Wheel In The Sky," Jefferson Starship's "Jane," and Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again," among many, many others, his studio credits are enough for ten healthy men. Never one to substitute sensitivity toward and understanding of the composition and being in the musical moment for mere rudiments-mastery, he builds every number thru tension and dynamics--the fruits of all the woodshedding saved for when it'll count the most...musically!