i had never considered playing an instrument till my sons first put on a metallica cd. After a bottle of wine I announced that I was going to play drums like that man(in my dreams!!!) got a drum kit and a teacher and 6 years later i am in a covers band gigging monthly in London---not metallica though, more current and easier stuff like greenday and arctic monkies
My uncle got me my first kit when I was 3, so he's who made me want to play drums. But the drummers that influence to me to play how I do are John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Chick Webb, Clyde Stubblefield, John Starks, Abe Cunningham, Chris Hornbrook and Chris Adler.