Charlie Watts—The most stolid member of the Rolling Stones, Watts has consistently provided a concrete backbone for the Stones, all the while avoiding the paternity suits, heaps of drugs and bad hair inherent in the band. Also, Watts, an accomplished jazz drummer, has aged with a grace and finesse the rest of the band have avoided like the plague.
Stewart Copeland...... The Beat Keeper
Cindy Blackman—Best recognized as the drummer for Lenny Kravitz, Blackman has played for nearly every modern jazz artist around. She has proven time and again that women can more than hold their own in the jazz world, playing with a subtle, sinewy style that shifts from jazz and rock to funk and back.
Mike Portnoy, the drummer for Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment and recently the drummer for Avenged Sevenfold for their Nightmare Tour. He is a very technical drummer and my second favorite drummer of all time