Favorite bands :
Alter Bridge, GnR (old stuff *and* CD), Bon Iver, Strokes, Stereophonics, RHCP, The Foos. Pretty much most bands, eveyone has at least one good song
Favorite guitarists :
Slash, Buckethead, Vai, Satriani, Gilbert, Frusciante, Tremonti. Lots of others, just these off the top of my head.
Favorite books :
Mainstream sort of books, nothing too taxing.
Favorite tv :
Can't get enough of Dexter, started watching some of the high budget American stuff like Game of Thrones, Spartacus. Great stuff. British TV still has some amazing things: Dr Who, Torchwood, Hustle etc.