Favorite bands :
Metallica, Heathen, Anthrax, Exodus, Sepultura, Annihilator, Coroner, Death, Megadeth, Cacophony, Slayer, Malmsteen's Rising Force, Racer X, Black Sabbath, those are some of the main ones...
Favorite guitarists :
Tony MacAlpine, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, John Petrucci, Chris Poland, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Loomis, Chris Broderick, Michael Romeo, Vinnie Moore, Lee Altus and Doug Piercy (sick guitar work in Heathen, particularly on Victims of Deception), also Tommy T. Baron (or is it Tommy Vertelli?) from Coroner.
Favorite bassists :
Cliff Burton R.I.P.
Favorite books :
The Guitar Handbook has helped me out, lots. Rock Discipline, Total Scales Techniques and Applications.
Favorite tv :
Degrassi: The Next Generation and other random things.
Favorite movies :
Various old school kung fu movies, Transformers, Clerks, The Breakfast Club.