Favorite bands :
Toto, Dream Theater, Bon Jovi, Bazra, MUCC, Luna Sea, The GazettE, Skillet, Kumi Koda, Sick Puppies, KISS, Janne Da Arc...
Favorite guitarists :
Steve Lukather, Richie Sambora, John Petrucci, Sugizo, Ben Kasica, Mattias IA Eklundh, Uruha, Andy Timmons, Mark Knopfler, Issei Noro
Favorite bassists :
Most japanese bassists (Reita - The GazettE, J - Luna Sea, Ka-yu - Janne Da Arc), I like how the bass is really prominent in japanese rock. Other favourites are Marcus Miller, Nathan East and Kentarou Miura.
Favorite books :
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman), Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Allen Poe), Dracula (Bram Stoker), Doppler (Erlend Loe), don't really read much anymore...
Favorite tv :
BUFFY! The Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, haven't bothered following any specific shows. Starting to like Nip/Tuck though.
Favorite movies :
Anything by Tim Burton and Miyazaki, The Last Horror movie (the most original take on horror I've seen), Dracula (Coppola), Soundtrack, Donnie Darko, Blazing Saddles, POTC. Star Wars etc...
I'm John NT, I play in a band called Rhinestone and also like to do some session work for other bands and artists now and then.
I play mainly 7-string guitars, but I'm not much of a metal player anymore... I use them because I want more range to make more contrasting and dramatic music, kind of like a piano, but I suck at piano so I'll just have to get more strings on my guitar instead.