Re: Drumming for Popular Artists
Thes who you know and if your the right person for the job (eg. how you look (as ?uesto said), your attitude etc.) that seems to be the decisive factors.
There are a few such drummers for popular artists on the drummerworld.com front page.
I could list a few and the artists they performed with if you want to know more:
Dennis Chambers (performed with Santana)
Carter Beauford (also Santana, Belá Fleck)
Aaron Spears (Alicia Keys, Usher)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Herbie Hancock, Sting, Frank Zappa)
Omar Hakim (Sting, Madonna, Maria Carey, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie)