Carl Palmer - rock (ELP)
Mitch Mitchell - rock (Hendrix Experience)
Ringo Starr - rock
Ian Paice - rock (Deep Purple)
Now I'm getting around to some of my other choices:
Rat Scabies - The Damned
A killer drummer that most people have ignored.
Charlie Watts - The Stones
Minimalist, but always on time. The glue that made the Stones survive. Who else can say that?
+1 and he's a very good jazz drummer as well.
As Jagger likes to say "Charlie's good night, ain't he?"
Gavin Harrison (jazz/rock)
Neil Peart (rock)
Billy Cobham (jazz/fusion
Bill Bruford (prog rock)
Joey Baron (jazz)
A video of Joey Baron. I think the studio version off of the album Mostly Coltrane is better, but this is still quite good:
Yes he truly is amazing and he is part of a long tradition of first rate drummers hailing from The Big Easy (aka New Orleans). He definitely does not get the respect he so richly deserves.