I sometimes wonder if my parents should have done the RIGHT THING and given me drum lessons when I was little. I was deprived. I didn't even know I wanted to grow up and be a heavy metal (or punk!) drummer when I grew up. DRUMMERDRUMMER DRUM-MER. Despite the well-known occupational hazards (Spinal Tap: spontaneous combustion, and as Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead said 'Mickey wants everybody to know drummers don't make house calls').
Here's some GREAT heavy metal drums.
Metallica Hero of the day (symphonic????????????????)
Guns and Roses and sweet child of mine...