Favorite bands :
Metallica, Megadeth, Breaking Benjamin, The Red Hots, Ozzy/Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Cream, Candlebox, Ronnie James Dio, Pantetra, Linkin Park, Kenny Wayne Sheppard Band, Godsmack, anything Chris Cornell or Corey Taylor, AIC, Tool, Perfect Circle, Nirvana, Rush, G&R, LA Guns, Judas Priest, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Great White, Who, Scorps, The Crew, Doors, Hendrix, and Eddie Money. A little FOB, Kid Rock, Billy Idol, Evanescence, George Thorogood, The Cult, Papa Roach, Rainbow, Mudvayne, Buck Cherry, Jack White/White Stripes, Whitesnake, Trower, Dokken, Eric Burdon, ZED, STP, 3DG, MDD, NIN, BOC, Tesla, Pearl Jam, Pat Benitar, Stevie Ray, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, Halestorm, Heny Rollins, Bettles, Bush, 3 Doors Down, Stones, Matchbox 20, Nugent, Merciful Fate, Cinderella, Cooper, Van Halen, Sanata, Kiss, Collective Soul, Faith, No More, Rage, Black Label Society, Testament, Type O Negative, Zombie, Romantics, Skid Row, Poison, Def Leppard, Beastie Boys, Dr. John, Lover Boy, Offspring, Shinedown, 38 Special, Lynrd Skynrd, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Living Color, Demon Hunter, Skid Row, Queensryche, and Red Light King. I also like some U2, Heart, Live, Filter, The Police/Sting, Tom Petty, Segar, Jimmy Eat World and The Pretenders -- on the lighter side. A special thanks to Elvis (who hopefully is in Heaven, as all the others who have passed on) and who also started it all -- R&R -- baby!
Favorite guitarists :
Ok, from the beginning (for me) attempt to anyway, except last: George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tommy Iommi, Jimmy Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Paige, Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Tom Petty, Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper), Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Angus Young, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Darrell, Lita Ford, Hank Shermann (Merciful Fate), Michael Schenker and Matthias Jabs (Micheal Schenker band and The Scorpions), Eddie Clarke and Larry Wallis (Motorhead), Ritchie Blackmore, Vivian Campbell (Dio), Billy Gibbbons, Kurt Cobain, Nancy Wilson and Roger Fisher (Heart), George Thorogood, Kirk Hammitt (my most favorite classic metal composer) and James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine (my most favorite heavy metal/thrash composer), Marty Friedman and Chris Broderick (my most favorite metal guitar player), Jim Martin, (Faith, No More), Jerry Cantrell (AIC), Robin Trower, Mark Kendall, and Ty Longley (Great White), Micky Moody and Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) Eddie Clarke, Phil Campbell and Brian Robertson, (Motor Head), Peter Klett (Candlebox), Slash, Joe Satriani, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Kenny Lang, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Vai, CC Deville, The Edge, Chris Cornell, Adam Jones (Tool), Zakk Wylde, Ben Burnley and Aaron Fink (Breaking Benjamin), Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick (Testament) as well as Zoltan Bathory (5 Finger Death Punch), Lizzy Hale, Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Eric Johnson and Ted Nugent -- last but not least. There are just so many and so much talent -- after all these years of Rock and Roll -- hope I did not miss anybody great, who worked so hard for us all, and my apologies to those I did. Special note: RIP to all those who have served and died and are no longer with us!
Favorite bassists :
Cliff Burton, Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Geddy Lee, Malcolm Young, Ben Sheppard (Soundgarden), Nikki Sixx, Jason Newsted, and Sting.
Favorite books :
The Complete Jesus (by Ricky Allen Mayoette, Steerforth Press, VT).
Favorite tv :
Old MTV (when they had music videos)
Game of Thrones
Sports (mostly NHL playoffs -- work too many hours)
John Carter (w/Taylor Kitsch)
Favorite movies :
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Pirates of the Caribbean (all of 'em)
Mission Impossible (all of 'e w/Tom Cruise)
Bourne Supremancy (w/Matt Damon)
Total Recall (w/Colin Ferrell)
In Time (w/Justin Timberlake)
Fight Club (w/Brad Pitt)
The Beech (w/Leo Dicapprio)
Alien vs Preditor
21 Jump Street (W/Channing Tatum)
Magic Mike (as a dancer myself)
Underworld (all of 'em)
Blade (all of 'em)
Dog ma (w/Ben Affleck & Matt Damon, George Carlon, Chris Rock)
Your Highness (w/James Franco)
30 Minutes or Less (w/Jesse Eisenberg)
The Rivers' Edge (w/Keanu Reeves)
Lestat Chronicles (Interview, Queen of the Damned)
I am a business owner in Michigan for legal purposes. I actually am a chauffeur with two degrees (a BIT and an AABA -- graduated w/honors too), but due to my sorted past -- just drive for a living. I love good music, good times and if any were left around, good friends -- guess I outlived 'em all. It must be clean living -- you should see my apt -- I still drink and smoke (just cigars, a little) though (lol, but for real)! I also know the difference from the Gospel truth and an opinion from a pissed off (appalled) -- or any other -- apostle (Paul), the ("velvet", Dio) lies of an epistle! Thank you.
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