I read interviews about drummers all of the time and it's great to know who the drummers were listening to when they were learning how to play the drum kit. I recently read a great interview with The Police's superb sticks man Stewart Copeland.
The following 10 drummers are the one's that Stewart used to listen to on a regular basis
Mitch Mitchell Jimi Hendrix Experience
Buddy Rich The Buddy Rich Orchestra
Carmine Appice Vanilla Fudge
Ian Paice Deep Purple
Mick Fleetwood Fleetwood Mac
Ringo Starr The Beatles
Charlie Watts The Rolling Stones
Keith Moon The Who
John Henry Bonham Led Zeppelin
Ginger Baker Cream/Eric Clapton
I am sure that you will agree with me in saying that Stewart Copeland has been listening to some of the very best drummers on the Planet.