Re: Drummers who've inspired your playing
Yeah Martin Lopez! Not so much Axenrot. If I want to listen to a metal robot, I'll take Gene Hogland over Axe any day. Hogland seems to be a current influence while I work on my double bass. As is Mario Duplantier.
I hate to say it, but Danny Carey was a huge influence during my formative years. And Dave Grohl. So were Gavin Harrison and Bill Ward and I still love them though. Same with Paco, Aaron Harris, and Paco of Truckfighters.