Favorite bands :
Jimi Hendrix Experience, ZZ Top, Metallica, KISS, Slayer, Anthrax, Jackson 5, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Maroon 5, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, Genesis, Cheap Trick, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath (Dio not applied), Dio, Megadeth, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Queen, Queensryche, Motley Crue, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Adam Lambert, Daughtry, Sum 41, Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Rise Against, Green Day, System of a Down, Three Days Grace, Slipknot, Stone Sour, All That Remains (!), My Chemical Romance, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Five Finger Death Punch, Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion, Bullet For My Valentine, Linkin Park, Incubus, Nickelback, The Offspring, The Police, Puddle of Mudd, Rammstein, Skillet, Weezer, Yellowcard, AC/DC, 30 Seconds To Mars, Black Veil Brides, Blue Oyster Cult, Bon Jovi, Dethklok, Disturbed, Drist, Guns N' Roses, Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, Black Label Society, All American Rejects, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Men At Work, Muse, No Doubt, Papa Roach, Pat Benatar, Rage Against The Machine, Santana, Scorpions, Smash Mouth, Story of the Year, Thin Lizzy, Sugarcult, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Toto, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 Doors Down, The Adolescents, A.F.I., A-ha, Alien Ant Farm, Alice In Chains, Alice Cooper, Apocalyptica, Atreyu, Autopilot Off, The Beatles, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Boston, Bowling For Soup, SR-71, Buckethead, Chicago, The Clash, The Cranberries, Cream, The Dead Kennedys, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, The Eagles, Elena Siegman, Escape The Fate, Evanescence, Flow, Godsmack, Good Charlotte, Gym Class Heroes, Heart, Journey, Kansas, Katana, Kenny Loggins, Shadows Fall, Less Than Jake, Living Colour, The Living End, Lostprophets (before a certain thing happened with the now-former lead singer), Millencolin, Motorhead, NOFX, Outkast, Paramore, Pearl Jam, Primus, Queens of the Stone Age, Reel Big Fish, R.E.M., Riddlin' Kids, Rolling Stones, Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Skid Row, Social Distortion, Sponge, Stevie Wonder, Stone Temple Pilots, Ted Nugent, There For Tomorrow, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Tool, Van Halen, The Veer Union, Warrant, White Zombie (Rob Zombie as well), Wild Cherry, Dragonforce, Sublime, Smashing Pumpkins, Coldplay, KoRn
This list is NOT limited to just this. These were all the bands I could think off the top of my head rambling. There are so many more to add
Favorite guitarists :
Jimi Hendrix was one of my earliest inspirations, even among my Country and Classic Rock roots and startup. Bob Marley, James Hetfield, Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Randy Rhoads, Matthew Tuck, Michael Paget, Jim Root, Slash, Buckethead, Eric Clapton, Don Henley, Eddie Van Halen, Matt Bellamy, Trent Reznor, Angus Young, Adam Gontier, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Morello, Deryck Whibley, Dave Mustaine, Chris Daughtry, Benjamin Hurley, Tim McIlrath, Brian Welch, Billy Gibbons, Mike Ness, Daron Malakian, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Korey Cooper, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Ben Moody, Barry Stock...there are just simply too many to list off at once off the top of my head
Favorite bassists :
Lemmy(!), Cliff Burton, Les Claypool, Flea, Krist Novoselic, Noel Redding, Jason James, Dusty Hill, John Cooper, Steve Harris
I admit my remembering of bassists is not nearly as much as guitarists or even close to band names, but at least I remembered some.
Favorite books :
The Book Thief, Winter of Our Discontent, In The Time Of Butterflies, Fahrenheit 451, My Side of the Mountain, Where The Red Fern Grows, Gulliver's Travels, Harry Potter series, Charlotte's Web, Goosebumps series, Guiness Book of World Records, etc.
Favorite tv :
Spike, GSN, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, TBS, NBC, CBS, Fox, HSN, ESPN, Music Choice..........
Favorite movies :
Yeah, this list would stretch from the 1920s to currently, so let's just say "Too many to list"
CherokeShredder is a member of the following bands:
*Been playing guitar for over 9 years and been tutoring, teaching, and helping others with it for over 5
*Overpassionate, hyper, immature, (trying to be) calmed down, excited, easygoing know-it-all nerd...and biologist
*For those who wish to inquire at all, have met ZZ Top, Godsmack, Twisted Sister, Survivor...
*College I am at, I am the opener, closer, and occasional emcee of sorts
*I have run a music club that I started back in the middle of high school known as the Rock/Metal Club for about 5 years now
*Brutal honesty up to a point
*Inhuman (lost very big portion of humanity a long time ago)
*I have been called "Sharky" due to always being fascinated with sharks and wearing shark gear and t-shirts since I was in the 7th grade
*Hobbies include swimming, volleyball, music, computer, video games (occasionally), helping others...being annoying, the usual
*For the most part, once one knows the limits to annoyingness, I don't seem so bad after all. Just need to talk with
*Extroverted for the most part, slight moments of introvertedness
*On the one hand, I have learned so much and done so much in just the little amount of time spent on the planet. On the other hand...there's always room for improvement and practice.
*Folks need to just acclimate to themselves and stop trying to be someone they ain't. Sooner that is done, the better and happier for everyone.
*No matter how many guitars I have, it doesn't matter whether it's a $50 or a $5000 one. If it plays well, that is all that matters.
*Even the best musicians fall easily with enough effort.
*Serenity works over anger and hyperness.
*"You can mess with me all you want...but as soon as you mess with those I care about, then all hell will break loose"
*I am very very excited to keep using my guitars for tabs, forums, helping out others.
*If you took the time to read all this rambling, I thank you.
*If someone has issue with me, just say it upfront to me. No use in hiding behind something when I don't do so. I mean pretty much everything I say and do, regardless if it hurts feelings or not.
May your days be bright, your nights be calm and cool...and your lives be full and lacking boredom and stress.