I play in a band with an excellent drummer. I could not ask for a funkier, more groove oriented player but I hate it when he solos. His idea of a solo is to wail on his drum kit for a bit then play so quietly that no one can hear him, I think he trying do a Tony Williams or a Billy Cobham type thing. When he does this it is usually during a tune that grooves and people practically run off the dance floor, and the whole time I am standing off to the side looking at my feet, praying for it to end soon, but it does'nt. He will make it sound like he is ending the solo then he starts it back up again. If there is one person in a crowd of a couple hundred giving him encouragement he will continue until we give him the "stop wanking or I'll kill you" look. Am I the only person here that HATES drum solos. BTW. I feel pretty much the same way about any solos on any instruments that I would consider gratuitous.