Favorite bands :
Rush, Uli Roth, Symphony X, Dream Theater, Nightwish, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Al DiMeola, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Los Lonely Boys, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, SOTD, Queen, Frank Zappa, Oingo Boingo, Talking Heads, VAST, Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Chemical Romance, The Living End, Green Day, Bad Religion, Rage Against The Machine, Sublime, Real Big Fish, Mad Caddies, Forces of Evil, Dance Hall Crashers, Jeffries Fan Club, Suburban Legends, Aquabats, Atomic Fireballs, Brian Setzer, Cherry Poppin Daddys, Squirrel Nut Zippers...to be cont
Favorite guitarists :
Django Reinhardt, Uli Jon Roth, Scotty Moore, Freddy, B.B. & Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, David Gilmour, Brian May, Al DiMeola, Alan Holdsworth, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Lifeson, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhodes, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Michael Romeo, Tom Morello, Buckethead, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Slash, Henry Garza, Albert Cummings, Shannon Curfman, Johnny Lang, Brian Setzer, Andres Segovia, Paco Pena, Christopher Parkening.
Favorite bassists :
Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Chris Squire, Geezer Butler, Jeff Berlin, Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Stu Hamm, Steve Harris, Anthony Jackson, John Myung, Flea, Bootsie Collins, Stanley Clarke.
Favorite books :
Anthem, Atlas Shrugged, The Giver, Stranger In A Strange Land, His Dark Materials, Song of Ice & Fire, Wheel of Time, House On Mango Street, Night Watch, Day Watch, Twilight Watch, Final Watch, Anything by O. Henry, Poe, Lovecraft, DeCamp, Lord Dunsany & Tolkien.
Favorite tv :
Lost, Alias, Heroes, House, Bones, 24, Smallville, Stargate, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek NG, Rome, Quantum Leap.
I grew up in Hollywood California and started playing drums at 4. I moved on to guitar & bass around age 11. While I would classify my overall technique as shred, I am too eclectic in my music tastes to say that my personal style would be limited to shred, since the composition as a whole is more important than the need to interject flashy parts for the sake of showing off....to be cont.