If I had to choose, these are my favorite drummers. The most musical and/or inventive and/or tasty and/or rhythmically solid drummers I have ever heard. Gene Krupa, Joe Morello, Ed Thigpen, Jeff Hamilton, Jarle Vespestad and Benny Greb.
Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.