Sorry friends - i was not looking for new suggestions (thanks anyway) - but wondered where all these "sensations" or "young and upcoming" drummers are gone....
I'm thinking that many of those who still play are employed in situations where they're happy they just donæt get drum hero attention which is a lot harder today as there are som many doing it. There will probably never be another Buddy Rich anymore than here will ever be another Michael Jackson. Those days within the industry have passed. Being able to be put on a map specifically as a drummer may not be what so many are after. It's increasingly harder. Just making a living playing music is hard. It obviously always was, but for different reasons.
The old cats still making a living in the recording world are the last of a dying breed.
I know many a great drummer who does just fine making a living. There is however not much reason to single them out as anything globally unique.
I still think the late Paolo belongs on the list, though.