Favorite bands :
So many...currently listening to a lot of Testament, Pantera, Slipknot, and Metallica (as always). My Ipod has a very eclectic mix; anything from Beethoven to Avenged Sevenfold. NO COUNTRY OR RAP!
Favorite guitarists :
TONY IOMMI, Dimebag, Alex Skolnik, Paul Gilbert, Mick Thompson, James Root, Kirk Hammett, Yngwie, EVH, BB King, SRV, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Al DiMeola, Carlos Montoya, and one of the greatest ever, Randy Rhoads.
Favorite bassists :
Geezer Butler, Billy Sheehan, Geddy Lee, John Entwistle, others
Been playing guitar since 14. Never really got into major solos but can play pretty much any kind of rhythm. Very aggressive attack/picking style. Play my guitars through a Fender Mustang IV and EQ. I've written several instrumentals and lyrics over the past few years. The guitars can go from ethereal to down right evil with the stomp of a pedal and the lyrics are very deep, even thought provoking (so I've been told). Update: now in a local Providence, RI hard rock/metal band called Chained to Insanity. We've already played a couple shows and have more that are lined up throughout this summer. Also, our debut CD was just released. Check us out on Facebook and download or cd from cdbaby.