I think you may have been reading into my comments differently than what I was trying to convey. I know MCS is a great band even when the overall sum is missing one of its parts. They'll still write great tunes, they still have a great/unique vocalist, and so on. I'm just stressing how much I valued Tony as a member of the band because he brought a voice to the records more than your average drummer. Sure, MCS will be fine. In my opinion, however, I will notice Tony's drumming absent from future releases. I'm a musician, but I'm not a drummer - therefore, if I notice it, I know I'm not the only one that truly appreciates what he brought forth in the music this band created over the past decade. I recognize a lot of his drum fills almost like I'd recall a melodic hook in a song. To me, that's extremely impressive.
every drummer in this scene emulates travis barker. being that hoppus has done 2 of their records, theyve been in a position where theyre not even emulating, theyve been lucky enough to have that sort of influence in the control room.