Can someone please help me identify this drum symbol?
It's from the second bar here:
I have never seen something like this before and couldn't find anything either, so my guess would be that it's a crash cymbal that lasts a whole note (semibreve). I'm guessing it's shaped like that to resemble the whole note.
Some of the references say that its a Ride cymbal which is similar to the hi-hats which is played on the imaginary line above the measure. Actually the 'x' sits on the line and that is the reason it looks like a star.