Taylor Hawkins was chosen by Dave Grohl (formerly the drummer of Nirvana) to lay down the beat in his band The Foo Fighters- which considering Dave's ability on the drums is quite a compliment.
Before joining the Foos Taylor had toured with Alanis Morissette on her "Jagged Little Pill" tour. He cites Stewart Copeland of The Police and Roger Taylor of Queen as influences.
Taylor was voted Best Rock Drummer in 2005 by U.K drumming magazine Rhythm
Check out this video of 'Cold Day In The Sun' by the Foo Fighters to see the multi talented Taylor Hawkins in action ( R16 language may offend )