I never thought 'God, I wish Neil Peart was in this band.' It's kind of funny : when people critique hip hop, they're scared to open up, for fear of being called racist. But they're not scared to open up on female musicians, out of pure sexism. Meg is the best part of this band. It never would have worked with anybody else, because it would have been too complicated... It was my doorway to playing the blues.
I appreciate other kinds of drummers who play differently, but it's not my style or what works for this band.
I get criticism sometimes, and I go through periods where it really bothers me. But then I think about it, and I realize that this is what is really needed for this band. And I just try to have as much fun with it as possible...
I just know the way Jack plays so well at this point that I always know kind of what he's going to do.
I can always sense where he's going with things just by the mood he's in or the attitude or how the song is going. Once in a while, he throws me for a loop, but I can usually keep him where I want him.