Favorite bands :
Red Hot Chili Peppers. John Frusciante. Ataxia. Weezer. Beastie Boys. MF DOOM. Aesop Rock. A Tribe Called Quest. Gil Scott-Heron. Madvillian. Marvin Gaye. Otis Redding. Stevie Wonder. The Temptations. The Four Tops. Sigur Ros. Captain Beefheart. Daft Punk. Public Enemy. Funkadelic. Parliament. Kool& the Gang. Kyuss. Queens of the Stone Age. Tupac. Sage Francis. Al Green. Outkast! Air. The Beach Boys. Madlib. J Dilla. Curtis Mayfield ... and many many more.
The power that music has to connect people to each other has always been one of the guitarists driving forces. It is, he emphasises, "One of the main reasons why I feel like it's important for me to do what I do for a living. To me, it's the most beautiful way of soothing peoples pain. I think people often don't think about what the planet would be like without music. There are so many people doing beautiful things in music, people complain about the world and stuff, but so many people are doing their damnedest to make it beautiful by making music. So many people are trying to create these invisible places that anyone who wants to can feel with music, theres so much of it and there always has been, there's always so much to find out about.