Favorite bands :
AFI, Danzig, The 69 Eyes, I Am Ghost, Rancid, Son of Sam, Tiger Army, The Misfits, The Cure, The Used, Metallica, ACDC through Zeppelin, Linkin Park, The Sex Pistols, Twilightning, Nightwish, Anatomy of a Ghost, Nightfall, The Ramones, The White Stripes, The Clash, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, Coma, Pantera, Static Lullaby, The Vines, Tiamat, Boston, Gun's and Roses, Scorpions, Gorillaz, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Aiden, Fort Minor, 30 Seconds to Mars, Blue October, Underoath, Tenacious D, Samhain, Lacuna Coil, System of a Down and about a billion more. I like a lot more than this list indicates.
Favorite guitarists :
Randy Rhoads, Mark Knopfler, Jade Puget, Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammet, Richie Blackmore, Rudolf Schenker, Darrell Abbot, Daron Malakian, Timoteo Rosales III, Jimmy Page, Eric Johnson, Tony Iommi, Django Reinhardt, Steve Clark, Matthias Jabs, Neal Schon
One time I was in a Hot Topic and I noticed two "scene" dressed girls looking at t-shirts. Upon spying a Sex Pistols shirt, I heard one say to the other one, "Did you know that the Sex Pistols weren't a real band?" The other said, "Really?" The first one replied, "Yeah, they only pretended they were so they could sell t-shirts and stuff."
I lowered my head and walked out of the store.
Unfortunately that is a true story.
It's been my experience that it's better to make friends out of band mates rather than make band mates out of friends.
"You've gotta aim high. Be unrealistic and aim high. That is the only way to make it. " - af_the_fragile
"I became a musician so I could avoid dancing" - seljer