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Forgive me if this has been done. It's hard to pick 5 so I extended to 10. Have fun guys and gals.

 

Feel free to explain why you love them.

 

 

1. Metallica - I really can't explain it. I just love them more than any other band.

 

2. Ensiferum - They opened a whole new world of music to me. Jari's composing is the best. Even though Jari left, Pete is a good replacement and they still churn out great stuff.

 

3. Týr - so progressive and really in touch with their roots.

 

4. INXS - they started my love of music when I was 5 yrs old.

 

5. Unearth - so f***ing heavy. One of the best live shows you will ever go to.

 

6. Megadeth - Rust in Peace. That's all I have to say

 

7. Amon Amarth - again, great live band. Always evolving

 

8. Alice In Chains - Jerry has been a huge influence in my guitar playing. As good live as they are recorded. Layne's voice still gives me chills.

 

9. Mozart - his music brings me to tears

 

10. The Beatles - another early favorite. Lots of beautiful songs. "Let it be" is going to play at my funeral.

 

 

Honorable mention to Paul Gilbert, Darkest Hour, Chet Atkins and James Taylor

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In no particular order

 

1- Foo Fighters- I really like Dave Grohl and his sound, lyrics are good as well

 

2-Arctic Monkeys- One of my influences, I like the raw sound

 

3-Cage the Elephant- same thing as Arctic Monkeys

 

4-Eric Clapton- just so good, a lot of people say he is overrated, but I just like his playing

 

5- John Mayer- I actually like Continuum, his blues stuff is pretty good

 

6- Shinedown- tons of great charts, nice solid sound and ability to go from fairly heavy to melodic

 

7-Nirvana- Not the best band, but an influence on me nonetheless

 

8-SRV- Such a great player, music is just mind bending

 

9-Them Crooked Vultures- I really dig the sound, very similar to QOTSA (hence Josh Homme in the band) so it would kinda be a tie.

 

10- Myself- I try to write music that appeases me. Music is a release, and while I'm not that good, I'm no slouch, but I use it as a way to express myself most importantly. I try to combine all of these things together, and write stuff that releases me, but others may also enjoy. I am not trying to sound egotistical, I am my own worst critic, but I keep trying and I feel it is important to enjoy what you play and write.

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Currently ? Changes every so often...

 

Blind Guardian

Megadeth

Overkill

Alice in Chains

Ozzy (Randy era)

Iron Maiden

Riot

Obsession

Laaz Rockit

Tesla

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No particular order here.

 

The Band

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Jimi Hendrix

BB King

Chuck Berre

U2

Albert King

Bob Dylan

Neil Young

Thelonious Monk

Pat Metheny Group

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It's been awhile...

 

I couldn't do it. I tried. I'm too old and have acquired too many favorites to limit it to 10.

 

 

I'd still call Rush my all time favorite band... Floyd, Zep... always on the list. Love me some Van Halen.

But seriously... if I go back far enough and just list my "favorite bands through time" the list would be huge.

 

I'm talking 2 years old and singing with Nancy Sinatra on the radio "These boots are made for walkin'..." kind of a LONG time....

 

 

damn I'm old.

 

 

Where's that Geritol....

 

 

[crying]

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Alice Cooper

Aerosmith

Black Crowes

Black Sabbath (early Ozzy era & Dio Era - ok, these are 2 different bands!)

Deep Purple

Rainbow (Dio era)

Dio

Dream Theater

Queensryche

Iron Maiden

 

 

 

Not in an order of priority. You can notice that on every list I make, I try to go alphabetically, just to keep track of things.And I must squeeze Uriah Heep in that list as well...[crying] And must be certainly forgetting some major influences...

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Beatles

Cream

Mothers of Invention

Bob Dylan

The Band

Neil Young

Eagles

Steely Dan

Doobe Brothers (early and late)

Jackson Brown

 

 

 

Yes I' am older so you can see my short term memory is suffering.

20 years ago seems like just last week! I can't remember yesterday.

I blame it on my misspent youth.

 

 

[crying]

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Bands:

 

The Beatles (Group and individually)

Bob Dylan

Rolling Stones

The Byrds (and various off-shoots)

Buffalo Springfield (and various off-shoots)

The (original) Animals

Yardbirds (oriiginal)

Cream (and EC individually, too)

Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Pretenders

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

 

CB

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RUSH (Group & Individuals)

YES

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

Van Halen (Early w/David Lee Roth)

Aerosmith

Black Sabbath

Jethro Tull

UFO

Judas Priest

 

Not exactly in the above order except for RUSH & YES.

There would be many more if I wasn't limited to ten.

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Led Zeppelin

Ian Gillian era Deep Purple

Mick Taylor era Rolling Stones

Soundgarden

Freddie King

David Lee Roth era Van Halen

pre 1977 Aerosmith

Pre MTV era ZZ Top

Duane Allman era Allman Bros

Bon Scott era AC/DC

 

This could all change tomorrow. I'm not really into favorites. Some bands put out one great album and many duds. I love 50s era blues, be-bop, and vast amounts of one hit wonders.

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1. Boston, Brad Delp

2. AC/DC, Bon scott

3. Jimi Hendrix

4. Roy Buchanan

5. Joe Satriani

6. Gary Moore/Thin Lizzy

7. UFO

8. The Who

9. Lord Bishop Rocks

10. Fleetwood mac

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Not in any particular order

 

AC/DC

Led Zeppelin

The Who

Thin Lizzy (especially Gary Moore-era)

Cream

Blue Öyster Cult

Jefferson Airplane

Kiss

Queen

The White Stripes (also including Jack's work in The Racounteurs, but rather The White Stripes if I have to choose only 10)

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Maybe I'm dating myself, (which should not be confused with what people sometimes tell me to do to myself), but here are my 10 favorites:

 

WHO

Animals

THEM

Buffalo Springfield

Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young)

Yardbirds

Stones

Beatles

Tower of Power

Byrds

Chuck Berry

 

Other than the Stones & Beatles I've worked with each of these groups, (and I was booked to play at Candlestick in 1966 with the Beatles...but got canceled!)

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Maybe I'm dating myself' date=' (which should not be confused with what people sometimes tell me to do to myself), but here are my 10 favorites:

 

WHO

Animals

THEM

Buffalo Springfield

Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young)

Yardbirds

Stones

Beatles

Tower of Power

Byrds

Chuck Berry

 

Other than the Stones & Beatles I've worked with each of these groups, (and I was booked to play at Candlestick in 1966 with the Beatles...but got canceled!)[/quote']

 

I'm intrigued... in what way have you worked with them?

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Stevie Ray Vaughan - Tone and Intensity. He makes any song he plays his.

Led Zeppelin - Riffs, Leads, Exploration, you name it, Zep had it.

ZZ Top - The pinnacle of Blues Rock! Over 30 years of consistently Bad *** music.

Leon Russell - Best and most Understated songwriter of our time.

Clapton - Cream, Yardbirds, Solo. It's all so necessary.

 

The last 5 are a lot harder to pick out. Too many to choose from, but perhaps

 

Megadeth - Metal done right

Rush - They're just infectious

Buddy Guy - Living Blues Legend

Little Feat - Best Jam Band on the planet

Benny Goodman - Encapsulates the Swing Era, nails it like no one else.

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Uh...uh...the pressure, man! The freakin' pressure! OK, in no particular order:

 

Rush

Led Zeppelin

Bob Dylan

Procol Harum

Yes

Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention

Grateful Dead

Jefferson Airplane

Elmore James

Hank Williams

 

That's probably pretty close to the truth, except for a few of the bands on there. Honorable mention to: WAR, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Black Sabbath, The Flying Burrito Brothers, ZZ Top, and Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac.

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It may change daily for me but today I'm feeling

 

Beatles

Shaved Hamster

Peeping Tom (Mike Patton)

U2

Faith No more

STP

The Killers

Beck

Clash

Talking Heads

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Pearl Jam

The Beatles

Wings

Paul McCartney

The Who

Zeppelin

Robert Plant

The Yardbirds

Stones

Clapton

 

Hey Bill I'm a big Macca and Wings fan myself. They don't much much love anymore but loved the 1970 though 77 albums. It seemed like they had a hit song on the radio every summer of my youth.

 

My Top Ten:

Beatles (together and solo)

Beach Boys (Brian Wilson)

Chicago (early)

Paul Simon

Todd Rundgren

Eric Clapton

Elton John (early 70s)

Eagles (70s)

Fountains of Wayne

Billy Joel (70's)

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The top five are definitely easier than 5-10. My top five stay pretty much the same, but after that there's just too many of the same caliber. I had to leave out

Albert Collins

Johnny Winter

Lonnie Mack

Pantera

Eagles

Buffalo Springfield

Grateful Dead

Bad Company

Queen (+Paul Rodgers)

Cat Stevens

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