Favorite bands :
Rush, Muse, Ultravox, Marillion, Dream Theatre, Yes, Scorpions, Alkaline Trio, All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Metallica, Lostprophets, Foxes and Crossbows, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, The Killers
Favorite guitarists :
Alex Lifeson, Matt Bellamy, Jade Pudget, Steve Rothery, John Petrucci, Midge Ure, Rudolph Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Mark Knopfer, Hank Marvin
Favorite bassists :
Geddy Lee, Hunter Burgan, Chris Wolstenholme, Chris Cross
Favorite books :
Artemis Fowl, Angels and Demons, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, many sci-fi/fantasy things
Favorite tv :
Simpsons, American Dad!, Futurama, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, South Park, mostly sci-fi and Matt Groening
Favorite movies :
The Matrix, Hot Fuzz, Back to the Future, again sci-fi, action
Hi everyone, I'm Rob. I live in England and am studying Computer Science at the University of Kent in Canterbury, living away from home with my guitar
I started playing in January 2007. I'm slow to learn things, and I view guitar as a hobby, not a career, so it's less important for me to be writing my own stuff. I tried to join two bands, neither worked out.
I am a devout superstrat player and am psychically connected to my Ibanez S470, which is my main and favourite instrument. I can pull off a few skills, but generally I stick to playing other bands' stuff. I also play keyboard; my Yamaha board might be cheap, but it plays and sounds awesome. I want to become a multi-instrumentalist and take up bass as well.
My favourite band is Rush since I got into them in October 2008. Since then, I've amassed 15 full albums, many singles and plan more. I love prog, being a massive Muse fan and recently gotten into Marillion, but I also like some metal (DT, Metallica) and instrumental rock (Gilbert, Satch) through to electronic music, mainly Ultravox (who I saw live at the Hammersmith apollo on 24th April!) and lots of 80s bands. I think the 80s were the best time for music, period.
Recently, I got myself a Casio MG510 body and my project will be to restore the guitar to its former glory as a MIDI controller, as I love synth-rock. Soon as I get it to work, I'm covering Rush's Emotion Detector, my favourite song.
I'm also saving up to build myself a JCM800 clone to get the guitar tone I dream of - I love having unique stuff.