As a spinoff from the Micheal Anthony argument thread, what's your style? I've played in many different types of bands, but basically I like to rock. Currently I'm in two rock bands, but I play very differently in each one. In one band, it's about holding a bottom and desperately trying to keep some questionable musicians glued together. the part of it that I enjoy is backing up to the amp and feeling the rumble... wearing the sound like a warm sweater There's no need to be playing all kinds of runs and fills; the songs don't call for it, I don't need the attention and it would just confuse the others. Did I mention that they were questionable musicians? In the other band, it is quite the opposite indeed... I can't get a rest for all the runs and fills I'm playing. Some of those songs involve playing as many as 240 notes per minute... boy, am I ever working CHEAP! I get about the same amount of compliments in each band, which tells me that both approaches are equally important. It kinda makes me wonder what the Anthony-bashers are playing.... hmm... So what's your style, and are you happy with it?