Favorite bands :
First and formost, the Black Mages. Noubue Uematsu is My biggest musical influence. Number two is Skillet, my favorate "normal" band. Not only is their music great, but it also has helped me through some tough times in my life. Third is Jimi Hendrix, possibly my biggest influence as a guitarist.
My musical tastes tend to go through phases that change evry week or sol. Lately its been Guns 'n Roses, Slash and Chickenfoot. I also listen to Clapton, Beatles, John Mayer, Kutless, Fireflight, and a bit of Ac/Dc, Allman Brothers, Augest Burns Red, Phil Keaggy, and all kinds of stuff I can't think off off the top of my head, so probably not worth mentioning, kinda like half the stuff I already mentioned.
Favorite guitarists :
The great Jimi Hendrix, TBM's Guitarists (I can't remember their names, I know, FAIL), Ben Kasica, Slash (I know, he is overrated, but he's still great), Joe Sariani, I'm sure there are more, but I'm too tired to think.
Favorite bassists :
Most bassists don't really stand out to me, but TBM really improved when they got a real bassis. Again, I can't remember his name (I know, EPIC FAIL). Micheal Anthony was one of the first bassists to stand out to me. I like Duff McKagan and Noel Redding (He was the bassist, right?) too.
Favorite books :
The Bible, Chronicles of Narnia, Spellsinger (If you like fantasy, this is a great read for any guitarist), BIONICLE, Left Behind Secrets, of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Inheritance.
Mang a: Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Dragonball Z, Bleach, Ultimo, Bakuman, Gamble Fish, Bleach, Tegami Bachi, Othello.
Favorite tv :
Pretty much just anime. In addition to the manga listed above, I watch Code Geass, K-on, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamia, Old School POkemon and beyblade.
Favorite movies :
Star Wars, Death Note, anything from Pixar, Advent Children, Nolan's Batman movies, especially TDN, Spider Man, The new Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, basic nerd stuff.