Favorite bands :
Megadeth, Cacophony, Dream Theater, Racer X, Pink Floyd, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, GNR (old lineup). UPDATED; Gaslight Anthem, Pain of Salvation, Nine Inch Nails, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, AGALLOCH, Audioslave, John Mayer, John Denver, Bad Religion, Anything with Marty Friedman, Meshuggah, Opeth, One Day as A Lion, TOOL, The Police, PORCUPINE TREE, The Postal Service, Protest the Hero, BTBAM, Pusifer, Rage Against the Machine, RHCP, RUSH, The Scorpions, THE SLEW, Southern Death Threat, STEEL PANTHER, Strapping Young Lad, STYX, Sublime, Ted Nugent, This Will Destroy You, The Tragically Hip, Train, Trivium, U2, VAN HALEN, The White Stripes, WHITESNAKE, THE WHO, Wolfmother, Wu-Tang Clan, 3, Aerosmith, PRAXIS
Favorite guitarists :
Marty Friedman, Joe Satriani, John Frusciante, Eddie Van Halen, Paul Gilbert, David Gilmour, Slash, John Petrucci, Jason Becker, Andy Summers,
Favorite bassists :
Jaco Pastorius, Michael Anthony, Billy Sheehan, Sting, Geddy Lee, Duff McCagan, Mike Inez, John Entwistle, Justin Chancellor,
Favorite books :
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (Tucker Max)
Favorite tv :
Favorite movies :
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Full Metal Jacket
Rebel Without a Cause
A Clockwork Orange
That's It, That's All.
For some reason, these days I have found myself with an irresistible fondness for drummers and their additions to a good jam. Despite having no rhythmic ability myself (its all I can do to stay in time when jamming), I have been getting my little brother to teach me what he can on his drum kit.
It might have something to do with the primal nature of the drums, the loud, percussive sound. My guess is, I just love the groove. I often find myself wishing bands would cut certain sections of their songs to half time, as I always love the way certain riffs feel. Without a solid rhythm section backing him up, the most technical and most creative guitarist sounds like shit, IMO.