In case the original poster ever shows up here again, here is another bit of advice:
Play original music. With a few exceptions, the drummers listed on the main page are involved in playing originals, not covers. They use their talent to render new music, thereby advancing music as a creative endeavor. Sure, there are lots of lousy musicians playing original stuff and plenty of excellent ones doing covers, but if you look at the drummers listed on the front, they are all pretty much doing original stuff.