This is a really old thread, so my input is probably meaningless, but it's for anyone who happens to come across this like me.
I know Clem personally and just wished him a happy birthday and just decided to check what's said on the web about him. Douchebag is purely subjective and everyone is titled to their own opinion. As for talent, he is VERY talented. I heard him play all sorts of styles and he does a great job in it. Recently he's played with the group called International Swingers and you should catch their show if you can. They sound nothing like Blondie and his drumming was great. So while I disagree strongly with Mad Max, I'll respect his opinion on that.
As for arrogant, Mad Max, you are completely wrong. He is one of the nicest guy I know and one of the MOST HUMBLE person that I know. He has respect for other musicians. I have never heard him once be critical of another musician's talents (famous or just when we are in some dive bar) though I have often him bitch that if they are assholes. His respect extends to people who are talented in other non entertainment fields as well. So if you call him 'arrogant', I KNOW that either 1. You don't know him at all or 2. You do know him, but something happen and you have a ax to grind.
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