Favorite bands :
Iced Earth, Wo Fat, The Sword, Machine Head, Pantera, Ghost, Exodus, Raven, add more when I care to remember...
Favorite guitarists :
Nino Ricardo, Mario Escudero, A Nameless Ghoul, Vicente Amigo, Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Shawn Lane, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Moraito, Steve Vai, Paco de Lucia, more when I to care to remember...
Favorite books :
I read a lot so can't remember even 10% of what I've gone through, though I do lean towards Sci-fi and Fantasy. Aside from the classics, a few particular favorites are Roger Zelazny's Amber series, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser and Robin Hobb's collections.
Professional, certified guitar teacher and musician. Any questions you have, be they theoretical, practical or otherwise feel free to ask. I can't guarantee I won't forget to answer, what with life getting in the way at times, but I will very likely try to.