Favorite bands :
Rush, Yes, Pink Floyd, The Who, Genesis (Peter Gabriel era), Porcupine Tree, Spock's Beard, The Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Some Dream Theater, ELO, ELP, Kansas, Zeppelin of course, Some Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, etc. Mostly Progressive Rock.
Favorite guitarists :
Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford, David Gilmour, Buck Dharma, Jimmy Page.
Favorite bassists :
Me, Geddy Lee (my main inspiration), John Entwhistle (frickin' incredible), Chris Squire (love the rick, want one).
Favorite books :
Catch-22, Anything my Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, or Matthew Reilly, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, The Lost World (Arthur Conan Doyle).
Favorite tv :
Top Gear (hands down), Two and a half men, Seinfeld, anything about prog rock bands on VH1 Classic (as few and far between as they may be).
Favorite movies :
Catch-22, The Wall, Tommy, The Matrix (makes you think...), Raiders of the Lost Arc,