He shouldn't have been the drummer Billy picked to replace Jimmy, but he had his moments. I used to shit all over his contributions when he was still in the band, but now post-firing I gotta say, I feel bad for the guy. Like someone said earlier, there was no way this could've turned out well for him. Ilan Rubin was 19 as well when he replaced Josh Freese in NIN and he turned out to be more than capable to fill his shoes, but to be fair, Jimmy is a one of a kind unique flower whereas Josh is "just" a really, really good drummer.
I had my hopes up for Byrne when this came out: