These don’t apply only to Drummers, they’re awesome for any musician. In fact, they’re great rules to live by for just about anyone, from an extremely smart man.
My personal favorite:
“Don’t read reviews, because if you believe the good ones, you have to believe the bad ones.”
Maybe a little jab at Rolling Stone magazine? I get that sneaking suspicion. Makes for great toilet paper though.
Actually, that subject brings a very profound Frank Zappa quote to mind:
“Most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.”
Yep, that’s Rolling Stone alright. Thanks Frank, and Neil!