Re: What NON-Drummers have inspired you?
My biggest non-drummer influence is and has long been Tom Hanks. He's influenced me not only as a drummer, but also as a human being in general. He's the epitome of talent, class, and charisma.
"That Thing You Do", which Hanks directed, is my favorite music movie of all time. It really helped me through a tough time when I didn't have anywhere to play drums. I was kinda depressed about it all, but watching that movie really lifted my spirits....and it still does every time I watch it.
Bill Hicks is another non-drummer influence. His contempt for artistic mediocrity and banality has really rubbed off on me over the last few years. The world could really use him now.