"Relentless" w/Lita Ford

While soloing is often about notes, notes, and more notes, playing with a band is ultimately about space, space, and more space. A drummer’s “sound”—and, in fact, the overall feel of the music—is largely governed by the space you maintain between the notes. I always try to let that s**t breathe when I'm looking to pound out a heavy groove. (“Relentless” with Lita Ford, from last weekend’s hit in Santa Fe.)