My personal favorite is Steve Smith - he can do it ALL musically. This is a more recent pic but when a drummer's first high-level gig out of school is the Jean Luc Ponty and then he goes on to play with an almost "unknown" band called Journey that has a few decent selling records and just goes on from there - you know he is special. He has been a session drummer and is in the hall of fame for drumming because of his skill. I was able to meet him and he was just a really nice guy!
BTW - the pic is from the Modern Drummer magazine.