06:09 PM on 11/02/11
I admit I haven't heard the last record besides streaming it when it came out, but I don't think this is sad at all. Pennie is a very particular drummer and I think his style (or should I say, versatility) was a bit wasted on C&C.
C&C will be fine with another drummer. I hope Pennie lands some considerable success with one of his next projects.
edit: as for the previous record, I don't know how much of the drumming Taylor Hawkins adapted to his own style from what Pennie wrote, but it does feel like Hawkins through and through. That might actually further proof of Pennie's talent, but it still makes me feel like he was wasted on C&C.