Lisa Dominique, never see enough
But she did get her kit off a couple of time on TV.Band i was with played her support on a cpl of north west pub gigs when she was 'touring' back in the very early 90s' A very tidy looking lass but so far up her own arse she was donut shaped. Crazy fcuking ideas about how her talent wasn't taken seriously cos she was too pretty. No lass, it was cos you couldn't sing for shit live. Either her mum or dad was her manager & they were fooking barking too. You're doing a UK tour of rock pub dives where audiences are measured in their tens & you demand cars pick you up from the local hotel. Pfft.
This is one of the tracks that I've played for the charity band I occasionally turn out for. (yeah, charideee). I don't play it as well as her I think we can safely say. She plays open handed - with her left hand playing the high hat as opposed to crossing the right. Not easy. The current drummer for Journey, Steve Smith, a very accomplished session musician, does the same.
He was fired from Journey earlier this year (replaced by Narada Michael Walden, slightly strangely), along with the bass player this year in one of those slightly odd implosions that Neal Schon and Jonathon Cain seem to have occasionally. He's one of the very best drummers playing in any genre at the moment and a good example of a jazz drummer playing for a rock band when he was in Journey (Brian Downey and Thin Lizzy is another good example, equally Stanton Moore's album with Corrosion of Conformity and Vinnie Colaiuta's Megadeth album).
Wow.. Walden is a bit of a showman/wannabe front man and does seem to be an unusual choice. I wonder how long he'll stick around. I would gently take issue with your statement that he's one of the very best drummers playing in any genre unless he's on an extremely long list, including Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Kenny Aronoff, Gavin Harrison (one of my personal favourites), Larnell Lewis, Chester Thompson, Omar Hakim, Senri Kawaguchi, Simon Phillips... at the very least..
Steve Smith is a highly rated session drummer and has probably got bored of stadium rock and Schon- despite the pay cheque. He's got his own thing going on and will probably be happy to get on with that.
Edit: Unless you were referring to Steve Smith - in which case I would agree with.
I did mean Steve Smith was one of the very best, not Walden, apologies if that wasn’t clear. Both he and the bass player were fired during some bizarre dispute about name ownership with Schon accusing them of trying to steal the band from him. Smith has said he’d have happily stayed.