I still listen to old music much more than new. My interests in art seem to lean retro. However, in response to your question, there are bands that I had a "leaping off" point. The Stones output for me passed Tattoo You is worthless, save Keef's solo stuff. I bid farewell to Genesis after...
Gregg is the drummer for the Buddy Rich Big Band. Not an easy throne to sit in. Here's an interview I did with him back in 2014. Enjoy. https://www.miketomano.com/single-post/2019/07/06/drummer-gregg-potter-sits-on-kings-throne
My bandmate turned me on to this today. Fun listen for a Zappa nut. Aynsley Dunbar killin' it. On "Peaches En Regalia" he lays a funk groove, plays behind the beat a bit, and adds a whole new dimension to a classic tune. The version of "King Kong" is epic.
The older we get, the more important thorough stretching becomes before playing. Extend fingers. Hold sticks across in both hands and move wrists up and down. Then, while still holding sticks in fists, twist arms to where you feel stretch in your neck and shoulders.