Stratburst - he just needs to go away for awhile. You also have to realize that, of the people on your list , I see quite a few older musicians. Now, older musicians will often play w/ hotter, very in-demand contemporary artists to make themselves seem more current and re-position themselves in the public consciousness. Happens all the time. I like him best as a drummer. I also think, as someone else has pointed out, that w/ the exception of a tune here or there, after the 1st three "Foo Fighters albums" (1st 2 are basically solo records) it has dropped off precipitously. That happens all the time too. (look at QOTSA who I much prefer for another example). Blazer - I'm just mad that I didn't grab one of the Trini/335-types when they were waaay undervalued like Grohl did. The "stealing models" has been going on forever though because obviously the fancy Trini is a Barney Kessel !