Favorite bands :
I dunno, anyone with talent.
Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Guns 'N Roses(original lineup), Pantera, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Meshuggah, Nile, Opeth, Sun O))) The list goes on and on.
Favorite guitarists :
Randy Rhoads, Malmsteen, Jimmy Page, Marty Freidman, Dave Murray & Adrian Smith, James Hetfeild, Willie Adler & Mark Morton, Jeff Loomis, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Chuck Schuldiner, Dimebag, Karl Sanders, Nergal, Mikeal Akerfelt, and an assload of others.
Favorite bassists :
I'm ashamed to say that I don't listen to the bass enough to really have favorite bassists.
Favorite books :
Grendel by Joseph Gardener
Lord of the Rings (All three)
I like the Harry potter series
Ev erything I've ever read by HP Lovecraft, particularly The Thing on the Doorstep
Favorite tv :
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, Scrubs, Reno 911, House, South Park, and King of the Hill
Favorite movies :
300, LOTR, Collateral, the Bourne Movies, The Dark Knight, Pan's Labyrinth, anything by Oliver Stone
I'm a metalhead with tastes that run towards the experimental, particularly revolving around ambient, electronic, and eastern elements. I heartily enjoy classical music as well, rather than the typical metalhead who listens to Beethoven's fifth or Toccata en Fugue in D minor a couple of times a week. I utilize piano style chords, particularly due to the Beethoven I listen to, and I try to incorporate elements of middle eastern music when I can, as I play both the Baglama Saz and the Oud. I'm also a sub par pianist, and a decent death metal vocalist.