Ringo is a great rock n roll drummer. And i agree with that. Problem is the crap he has played for years has diluted his greatness. Personally, i wanted Ringo to drum better and advance his skills rather than be the stooge on the Tom Petty video (where he's moving the globe around) or being some celebrity stand in for the Beach Boys. Again, Ringo is a kick-as$ musician but seeing him reduced to a cameo or prop for somebody like Tom Petty (not the most talented guy in the world) is another example of Ringo lack of dignity in his Beatle years, especially the last 12 years. I wish he would be more like George was and be graceful and a bit more selective (Carl Perkins specials, play music with real musicians) in his musical endeavors.