Plus in no particular order from over the last three decades:
And many more
Carter Beauford- I've heard people say he "overplays"; FALSE. He is a just groove master with the deepest pocket in the universe. His hits are absolutely perfect every single time, elevating each and every song to a whole new level, and his hi-hat/cymbal work is second to none.
Bud Gaugh- This guy is the king of reggae/rock drumming.
Normally I just say John Bonham and job done but I have more and newer players I have been listening to outside the genius of people like Bonham and Steve Gadd.
Favourite drummers at the current time. I am getting bored of listing the same old same old we all know so hopefully this may inspire people to search out new drummers. We all know Dennis Chambers is amazing for example. I am endorsing the bands they play with as I do not like Slipknot or Gorija or Korn for that matter but I like their playing.
Philly Jo Jones
DJ Bonebrake (X)
Topper Headon (The Clash)
Clem Burke (Blondie)
Charlie Watts (duh)
Mick Avory (The Kinks)
Brendan Canty (Fugazi)
Gene Krupa-Benny Goodman and solo. I prefer him to Buddy Rich, whilst Buddy was a better player, to me its just speed and technique which while i utter idolize him for what he can do, I never found Buddy as musical as Krupa and thus why I fell for Krupa much harder.
Jim Austin (ex-Into Eternity) - Guy was a beast in his days.
Tomi Salonen of One Morning Left - he sings and drums at the same time, so kudos to him.
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) - his technicality is serious.
The guy from Limp Bizkit. Didn't listen to them for long, but I thought he was good.
Favorite drummer........hmmm.... nearly impossible........ which genre ......... what decade......alive or dead...... ? Mr. Rich, of course, the most prolific drummer ever - greatest influence on all drummers who came after. Neil Peart is certainly among the most influential but then there's Vinnie Colaiuta is one of the best known great drummers - among drummers but relatively unknown among general music aficionados. So ..... then there's Carter Beauford. So, I guess, the guy who is always number one on most lists of drummers is again, as always, Mr. Buddy Rich. After all, he set the standard.