Re: the "how" thread
Music- I'd say the bands that made me want to play drums were Dave Weckl Band, Dreamtheater, and Slipknot.
Drummer- Mike Portnoy and my friend Ryan Simpson. Ryan is actually one of my favorite drummers. He's only 19 and has met all the members of Dreamtheater, which is a lifetime goal for me. He plays with 30 and 40 year old band members that would rather have him than more experienced drummers.
Styles- Punk, Metal, Prog, and Jazz are my main ones, but I'll play anything the situation calls for.
Inspirations- Mike Portnoy, John Blackwell, Dave Weckl, Chris Alder, and the Rev
I Know What's Good ;]