Which band inspired you to rock?


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11-24-2006, 03:55 AM
wasn't really a band that inspired me to rock, but a person. My cousin basically showed me Metallica and at first i was like this sucks (after black album stuff) but then he showed me seek and destroy and i was like cool, maybe i should get a guitar. so i got a keyboard. lol jk i got a guitar.

Zar Mulix
11-24-2006, 04:10 AM
basically metallica

11-24-2006, 01:52 PM
a mix of nirvana , iron maiden and metallica

11-24-2006, 04:22 PM
I always had wanted to play guitar, I grew up listening to metallica. Pantera is the band that got me into playing guitar though

11-24-2006, 04:35 PM
wasn't really a band that inspired me to rock, but a person. My cousin basically showed me Metallica and at first i was like this sucks (after black album stuff) but then he showed me seek and destroy and i was like cool, maybe i should get a guitar. so i got a keyboard. lol jk i got a guitar.
A mix between my cousin and my sister's boyfriend. Then my musical taste grew as I took up guitar.

11-25-2006, 08:10 PM
When I first started 8 years ago, Korn actually got me started, soon after I got my first guitar I started listening to Led Zep.

11-25-2006, 09:27 PM
Guns N' Roses inspired me to rock by their song sweet child o' mine.later deep purple,metallica,led zepellin etc.

11-26-2006, 02:07 AM
Cliff Burton of Metallica ,RIP

into the moat
11-26-2006, 02:16 AM
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11-28-2006, 12:03 AM
blue oyster cult, grateful dead, oddly enough....wierd al.

Andrew Zara
11-28-2006, 04:09 PM
Dream Theater, Metallica, and Megadeth.

11-29-2006, 12:25 AM
Definately Van Halen and AC/DC. My dad was always listening to them. I remember hearing Eruption and thinking "I've gotta do that one day." And of course after hearing Back in Black, you just want to rock.

11-29-2006, 12:27 AM
BREAKING BENJAMIN AND UPO. both inspired me.....along with smile empty soul. my fav3 bands ever.

11-29-2006, 12:42 AM
...I can't believe my eyes.. I've never seen so many dummies influenced by so many freakin' BS mainstream c**k metal bands.. Half of them, I swear to god hold their guitars upside down.. WHY SO MUCH METALLICA!? Metallica just led to me liking Megadeth, because of Dave Mustaine.. And Mustaine was my biggest, and still is, my greatest guitar influence, because I've never heard anyone write as many speed metal riffs that are so unique and indifferent from other bands. And he's a great lyricist. Megadeth all the way.

By the way, for those of you that've never heard Hangar 18 by Megadeth, go listen and piss yourself.

12-04-2006, 06:53 PM
^ \m/

Yeah, Metallica is overated and I've always been influenced by Megadeth's catchier riffs and Mustaine's amazing guitar work. I never liked AC/DC much because of their iconic influence and how someone always wants to learn their songs first. They always learn the song, but they never learn the solo. Then, they decide to rid themselves of all the individuality they just had by purchasing a Gibson SG.

12-04-2006, 06:55 PM

12-06-2006, 12:41 PM
Smashing Pumpkins!

12-06-2006, 01:01 PM
...I can't believe my eyes.. I've never seen so many dummies influenced by so many freakin' BS mainstream c**k metal bands.. Half of them, I swear to god hold their guitars upside down.. WHY SO MUCH METALLICA!? Metallica just led to me liking Megadeth, because of Dave Mustaine.. And Mustaine was my biggest, and still is, my greatest guitar influence, because I've never heard anyone write as many speed metal riffs that are so unique and indifferent from other bands. And he's a great lyricist. Megadeth all the way.

By the way, for those of you that've never heard Hangar 18 by Megadeth, go listen and piss yourself.

OMG Same Here. Metallica led me to Megadeth and they have been my biggest influence ever.

My top 5 bands which made me start are:

1. Megadeth
2. Guns N Roses (I no longer enjoy them as much as I used to but they (slash) were a a major influence in me starting the guitar)
3. Iron Maiden
4. Motley Crue (see Guns N Roses)
5. Metallica

My current major influeces are:

1. Megadeth
2. Iron Maiden
3. Judas Priest
4. Pantera
5. Black Label Society

12-06-2006, 09:28 PM
REDHOTCHILIPEPPERS you hear john frusciante on one of his solos and whoa hes good

12-10-2006, 04:10 PM
Motley Crue's arena songs... such as Wild Side, Kickstart my heart, Dr. Feelgood, Too fast for love, looks that kill

blaue Augen
12-10-2006, 04:39 PM
I'm not totally sure as of right now; My appriciation for rock music started when I was about 10 with Jimi Hendrix, but my current playing is inspired by John Frusciante and Hillel Slovak. So I gotta give it up to Hendrix and RHCP. But Iron Maiden and Oingo Boingo are really helping me out musically.

12-10-2006, 05:43 PM
hmm...when i was in 5th grade my friends ryan and john were hanging out playing ps2. At the time he was really into indie so he like " listen to this cd..its oceanavenue by yellowcard."
tht was the day tht i started guitar.

12-10-2006, 05:50 PM

First time i heard Master of Puppets, i was like holy **** im buyin a guitar.:headbang:

Same here Metallica all the ****ing way. I heard a Metallica marathon on the radio, thats when i begged upon my life for a guitar lol.

12-11-2006, 11:24 PM
beatles, zeppelin, ACDC, hendrix

12-11-2006, 11:47 PM
My aunts and uncles came over one time, and my cousin played guitar and i didnt kno, anyways, I had a guitar and drumset in my room, and i told him and we went and jammed like the whole night..He rocked on guitar and i played drums. After that I started to try guitar...but it really didnt work out for me...Then I learned how to read tabs, and my whole world changed...I could learn to play anything, i felt.. So I learned stuff like Sweet Child Of Mine...that was probably like the first thing i really got into...Im more into different kidns of rock...but i will play a lot of different kinds of music.

12-13-2006, 11:46 AM
Metallica Ride the Lighting Album got me into playing bass

12-14-2006, 12:54 AM
linkin park because they r the first band i listened to and liked and the first concert i went to and they introduced into the rock genre which opened me up to the greatest music ever and now i would say dream theater, pink floyd and other classic rock bands and tom morrello inspire me to keep playing guitar

12-15-2006, 10:15 PM
anyone ever heard of Judas Priest-Sad Wings of Destiny?

12-16-2006, 03:02 PM
anadivine baby!!

12-16-2006, 03:02 PM
anadivine baby!! :p:

12-16-2006, 07:34 PM
Kenny Wayne Shepherd

chillie pepper
12-16-2006, 07:37 PM
the whole nu-metal movement got me into rock, but i swiftly went on to like metallica and maiden, and iv expanded my influences from there

12-16-2006, 08:58 PM
Narvia i heard all my friends playing smells like teen spirit. I found an old guitar started playing for 2 months then got an eletric
But that wasnt the only reason i also play piano and with piano there arnt many popular songs that you can play because most bands dont have piano

12-16-2006, 09:09 PM
Narvia i heard all my friends playing smells like teen spirit. I found an old guitar started playing for 2 months then got an eletric
But that wasnt the only reason i also play piano and with piano there arnt many popular songs that you can play because most bands dont have piano
who's that?!? :rolleyes:

Evil Panda
12-17-2006, 12:28 AM
Don't kill me for saying this but believe it or not, Green Day. I went to this sick outdoor concert and I was standing at like 4 feet of billy joe. For a minute I stood there, looked at the band and told myself ''Holy ****, this is it. That's what I'm doing with my life'' The next day I got my first guitar.

12-17-2006, 08:50 AM
oh man simple plan and good charlotte.. when i first heard them i was like i wanna be them.

y would yu wanna be a bunch of emos with nothing to do than whine about how bad the world is?

12-18-2006, 01:52 PM
i would say SOAD and Avenged sevenfold

12-18-2006, 02:00 PM
when i started playing guitar these were my influences:

1. Metallica
2. AC/DC
3. Megadeth

as of now i'm being influenced by more bands because my taste in rock has gotten bigger:

1. Metallica
2. Trivium
4. AC/DC
5. Megadeth
6. Disturbed

12-19-2006, 04:35 PM
For my 6th grade birthday I got

Judas Preist - Defenders Of The Faith & Screaming For Vengence

Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love & Shout At The Devil

I was immediately hooked on metal. I got my first guitar my 8th grade year and I've been making noise ever since.

12-20-2006, 02:51 PM
Def Leppard and Van Halen, I am an 80's child

12-20-2006, 02:56 PM
I was drawn by the guiatr music of the introduction in "Something to Say" by Harem Scarem... and I went all the way and listened to Extreme, Red Hot chili Peppers, santana, and more! :D

12-20-2006, 03:23 PM
Manowar - Fighting the world (album) got me into rock music
Ramones inspired me to pick up the guitar (im into shred now)

12-20-2006, 03:23 PM
Metallica hands down.

12-20-2006, 05:18 PM
Linkin Park actually got me started, but now I listen to:

Iron Maiden
Bullet For My Valentine
Killswitch Engage

12-21-2006, 05:16 AM

it's funny how these people say

"alien ant farm" butt i'm into shred now

ben dover101
12-21-2006, 07:13 AM
guns n roses- slash
that guy kicks vai's ass for all i can think!!

12-23-2006, 10:29 PM

Homer Gibson
12-24-2006, 12:58 AM
mostly led zeppelin.

although i listen to them and play them much less than anything else now days...but they helped me get where i am -_-

12-24-2006, 11:18 AM
Thin Lizzy definitly made me want to make hormonies and stuff.

12-24-2006, 11:30 AM
Pantera, metallica, dragonforce, and the misfits

12-24-2006, 02:41 PM
Guns N' Roses

slash N @xl
12-26-2006, 02:51 AM
Mine too was GnR. I got the Welcome to the Videos CD from a friend and that was ****ing amazing when listened to Sweet child O' mine, though at first a didn't like Welcome to the jungle. This CD changed my life i got my first guitar thesame year after completing my exams.


12-26-2006, 02:55 AM
Led Zeppelin and Wolfmother.. even though I cant play too much Zeppelin they still made me wanna rock, I listen to alot of stuff though, im getting a growing interest in The Mars Volta

12-26-2006, 03:01 AM
the beatles and eric clapton
SRV and jimi hendrix came along after that

12-26-2006, 03:43 AM
um....when GNR were good, and pantera mostly

12-26-2006, 03:47 AM
The Offspring and Black Sabbath where my two most early influences

12-26-2006, 03:49 AM
uhh dont flame me for this but.....Green Day and Blink-182 influenced me into music and playing guitar.....man all the way back in 94.

12-26-2006, 09:58 PM

12-27-2006, 09:51 PM

12-27-2006, 09:51 PM
The Riff in Smells Like Teen Spirit Kicks ASS

12-27-2006, 09:53 PM
311 inspired me to rock, first time i heard "down" i was like holy **** you can rap and rock at the same time, before them no one else did that

Uhhhh....try again.



12-28-2006, 12:00 AM
Nirvana inspired most emo bands. I can't forgive them there.
Got to be Aerosmith.

01-01-2007, 02:47 PM
Sum 41.

Biggest inspiration. Always have been and always will.

Metallica, Anti-Flag, A7X and Trivium inspire me shit loads as well.

con job
01-01-2007, 06:26 PM
i know its a shit riff to me now.ive been guitarin for four years bbut that riff at the start of "All My Life"from the Foo Fighters.lookin back its piss easy but it amazed me then

01-01-2007, 09:57 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers, I heard Around The World back in 1998 and I've been into the funk rock ever since.

01-02-2007, 03:53 PM
Muse :)

01-02-2007, 04:08 PM
AC/DC, I saw live at donnington and was inspired by Angus's playing :devil:

C-C Beatroot
01-04-2007, 11:19 AM
I don't remember what made me decide to get a guitar, but I ended up going halfers with my brother for a squier strat when I was 13. Now he's a total nob saying since it's half his I can't take it to uni with me even though he never plays it at all

01-04-2007, 02:10 PM
KISS introduced me to showmanship and performing, The Beatles got me into music. I'll say KISS though just for originality. I got into rock n roll like 35 years ago lol.

01-04-2007, 04:52 PM
when i heard AC/DC i was blown away by their music. i still like them, but now i've kinda eased off and starting to listen to more mellow stuff by clapton and such

thats exactly what happened to me

01-05-2007, 01:58 PM
u2, the who, the jam, aerosmith and led zeppelin have inspired me alot thier music is just stunning

01-05-2007, 04:50 PM
PanterA, Dimebag Darrell was and is now a guitar GOD He still inspires me to play.
Dispatch i look at for the chords and progressions

01-05-2007, 05:13 PM
Avenged sevenfold baby!

01-06-2007, 08:23 PM
jesus, it's hav 2 b guns n roses, d chili peppers, even a little aerosmith... AC/DC!!! i cant believe how much angus young and THAT solo from Whole Lotta Rosie got me goin! god, i cnt express enough how much those bands kick started me, and i only took it up a while ago, the whole guitar thing... maybe 4 months now... being 14 and all... :D

01-07-2007, 05:49 PM
as a band it was probably ac/dc

but crazy train reallly did it for me
that and the sex pistols really helped to

01-07-2007, 05:53 PM
Iron maiden. Dave Murray= sex god

but seriously, if i had got into Satriani before Maiden, it would have been him.

01-07-2007, 08:06 PM
No matter what you say, John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has awesome chops. I also listened to a lot of Led Zepplin, and then Jimi Hendrix just blew all my guitar playing doubts away.

01-07-2007, 08:11 PM
I mostly started because of bands like Pink Floyd, The who,Led zeppelin, AC/DC, guns 'n' roses, Metallica. I prefer to play classic rock though.

01-07-2007, 09:03 PM
Linkin park started me into any type of rock when i was 8, then system of a down got me into loving rock, then thats all i liked for about 2 years, i eventually got bored, then i was 100%rap until i turned thirteen i started listening to system of a down again, they inspired me to listen to metal and play guitar, then i saw when serj was making his own label, then saw buckethead, then i though hmmmm, that sounds interesting, listened to botnus and funbus, and that, truly got me hooked on screaming metal, then i started to listen to metallica, my dad told me to learn some of their songs, then people started to say trivium was the new metallica, so i thought i should try out trivium, fell deeply in love with trivium, then people started to compare trivium to bullet for my valentine, people said bullet were the simple version of trivium, i dont see how but, i fell in love with bullet for my valentine, then my friend was like, "why are you listening to bullet?, u should listen to slipknot"
so i guessed i should give them a try, i liked them alot, then after a couple days my friends like, "dude slipknot sucks, listen to murderdolls" then i tried them out, i lied them, i never did like korn though, in fact they suck big hairy crab infested tranvestite battery acid coverd balls, i so i should say system of a down is my biggest inspiration, i went from totally rap, in january, to **** rap listen to metal, they kick ass, in november, but then in december i started listening to the good old stuff, such as led zeppelin, black sabbath, etc.
my favorite bands in order are:
1 trivium
2 bullet for my valentine
3 Buckethead, or anything that hes in
4 system of a down
5 led zeppelin
6 pink floyd
7 black sabbath
8 metallica
9 Jimi hendrix experience
10 deep purple
and so on
god damn, that was a fu**ing long post

01-08-2007, 02:06 AM
When i was 10, the first Zeppelin song i ever heard was Ramble On. After that i started buying all their albums have been hooked ever since, i just wish i could see them back in their prime in concert.

01-08-2007, 02:55 AM
Well, I had only heard a Christian band called DC Talk when I was growing up, the closest thing I had to rock. I picked up a guitar mostly cause I thought my mom looked cool, even though she was doing extremely basic acoustic chord-strumming. But, this changed, since I tried to learn from her, but she was inattentive, and I eventually gave up knowing only the basic chords. After that, I started delving into modern rock music, from Nirvana to the Chili Peppers, from the Foo Fighters to the Strokes, I tried to listen to everything I could. It was soon after this that I started learning guitar again, mostly because a stroke of inspiration from my "totally kvlt" cousin (What a douchebag he was). Nonetheless, I strode on, teaching myself to read tablature, and playing as many songs as I could possibly absorb. When my sister married Jeremy, he introduced me to the classics. I'm now chock full of influences, from Tool to Hendrix, Floyd to Rush. I like to think my musical tastes have broadened quite a bit.

So yea, I guess a lot of things contributed to my rock abilities...

01-08-2007, 02:56 AM
The Living End

01-08-2007, 04:14 AM
Uhhhh....try again.


Rage? Against the Machine? I'll just keep my mouth shut.

01-08-2007, 01:54 PM
Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden for the most
now Pink Floyd is inspiring me the most

Joey Radical
01-08-2007, 05:11 PM
The band that got me into music was Ramones. I heard "Blitzkrieg Bop" on a Tony Hawk game^^ So then a couple of years followed worshipping punk, until I finally became a metalhead :D

01-09-2007, 11:18 AM
My influence has to be KISS mainly because i heard rock n roll all nite and it just showed how fun life could be then i started listening to more of their music and really got into it and noticed how great of a guitar player Ace Frehley was and i wanted to be just like that. Plus Paul Stanley is an amazing singer.

01-14-2007, 02:04 PM
started off with linkin park wen i was bout 7/8. Then i became obsessed wiv Chilis after gettin by the way, then a few years l8er i saw velvet revolver live n they just blew me away. now i just love the gr8s - gnr, metallica, the who, pink floyd, led zep etc etc etc

01-14-2007, 04:56 PM
started with linkin park at a very low age, continued with system of a down, and now I listen every metal
Dragonforce inspired me to play guitar for sure, and they're still my favo band..

01-14-2007, 08:04 PM
I would have to say AC/DC hands down. I have alot of metal influence and stuff, but I say that AC/DC is the only reason I ever looked at a guitar. The way Angus plays and the way they sound just drew me in and I was hooked on classic and early 90's rock/metal.

01-14-2007, 09:59 PM
Listening to Trey play with Phish got me started on guitar.

Then Kimock inspired me to focus on my left hand.

Seans Inferno
01-15-2007, 01:05 AM
My musical taste has changed dramatically. I think it started off as AC/DC I believe. I could be wrong. Now I just dont like them at all. They're now like a requirement for all 8th graders to like. But then again, I shouldn't be talking, i'm 8th grade :(. RADIOHEAD ALL THE WAY.

01-15-2007, 01:39 AM
When I was 7th grade I listened to rap music everyday until a friend let me listen to Freebird as a joke. God bless that friend because since that day I started learning guitar and worshipping good, old, rock and roll music. So I would have to say Lynyrd Skynyrd were the first band that inspired me to play guitar. And to keep myself motivated I purposely never learned how to play Freebird and it will be the last thing i ever learn on guitar.

01-15-2007, 09:44 AM
Breaking Benjamin

01-15-2007, 10:36 AM
Metallica and Guitar Hero 2. No kidding. :)

01-15-2007, 03:36 PM
Kiss inspired me to start playing but EVH and Rhoades would be more influential in my playing

Le Regiement 06
01-15-2007, 03:50 PM
Smoke on the water- Deep Purple

01-15-2007, 05:40 PM
"when i was just a young boy i played that silver ball from penisville to c*ckville i must of played them all......that deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pin ball"

No not the who guess agian!
Jimmy Page is my god
But truthfully when i was in 6th grade i listen to THe Beatles didnt and it didnt start me rockin then i listened to Pearl Jam with my Uncle and decided i wanna start rockin.....Hence I liked to play

"Rock on Garth"

01-15-2007, 05:59 PM
I've mostly been inspired by Hammerfall, they actually lead me to guitar, I love their riffs :D

01-15-2007, 06:46 PM
Iron Maiden defitnaly inspired me to buy a guitar, specialy the trooper

01-16-2007, 10:41 PM
dream theater

01-17-2007, 06:03 PM
It's kinda funny actually, the band that made me want to learn guitar was the Goo Goo Dolls...

I liked their style by using acoustic, but that was also when I first got into music like 4 years ago, so my taste is much different now

01-17-2007, 06:04 PM
sum 41

01-17-2007, 08:26 PM

Guns N Roses, Led Zep, Tesla, Pink Floyd, Dream Theatre, um many more but frankly cant be arsed

01-17-2007, 11:30 PM
staind... when i heard break the cycle

01-18-2007, 03:36 AM

01-18-2007, 01:14 PM
Guns N Roses :headbang: (slash especially)

01-18-2007, 04:28 PM
gotta be led zepplin, when I heard "stairway to heaven" I shit my pants, and said I want that, bought a guitar the next year and that was that :peace:
Oi Punk!

01-18-2007, 11:47 PM
HateBreed and Trivium!! \m/

01-19-2007, 04:28 PM
Mainly Sterophonics and RHCP

01-19-2007, 05:02 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers. I rarely listen to them these days, but John Frusciante is ****ing phenomenal :D

01-19-2007, 06:20 PM
hmmmmm i actually dont know... me and friend were skaters back in the day and we got bored because of very little places to skate around where i live. so we decided to make a band and learn nirvana and silverchair and blink 182 lol... but we sucked so bad that we could only do smells like teen spirit and nothing else. but i dont listen to any of those bands at all anymore...

01-20-2007, 12:00 PM
Wow...well lets see....

Metallica, Anthrax, Bullet for my Valentine, ZZ Top, A7X, Trivium, Machine Head, umm...so many.... but these guys are the ones i style my music after sorta...I'm still a begginer...but i am working alot on it...so yeah.

01-21-2007, 09:37 AM
System of a Down actually. I wanted to write songs like they could, and wanted to play Aerials and Toxicity... which I now realize are insanely easy to play lol.

01-24-2007, 07:20 AM
has to of been acdc, they are awsome...also bands like sabbath and the gunners

Sid Vicouis
01-24-2007, 02:14 PM
NIRVANA, all the way.

01-24-2007, 04:18 PM
Metallica and Nirvana made me wanna play! Im playing bass and im not that good (yet) :P
I just love the bass komp in come as you are!

01-27-2007, 02:17 AM
simple plan - i know theyre pop but to people who dont know rock they were punk ,. then i realised they were pop and got into things like ax7 and metalicca

01-27-2007, 03:55 AM
Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, and Nirvana got me listening to music and playing.

The Doors, particularly Jim Morrison in his drunken insanity, provided something that I could identify with and really got me interested in writing and performing music.

01-27-2007, 08:52 PM
Probably the first time i thought holy ****in shit im buying a guitar right now was when i first heard stevie ray vaughan, my dad showed me one of his cd's and i thought, omg I must learn to do that!

01-28-2007, 04:47 PM
same for me except i said 'holy **** im buying a bass' :D
u shood go to ultimate bass

01-31-2007, 05:42 PM
First Sabbath Then Dokken!

01-31-2007, 09:51 PM
Poison, AC/DC, and Ted Nugnet (and more)

01-31-2007, 10:15 PM
Nirvana, Metallica, and CCR when I was about six, when my parents used to listen to them all the time! :D

02-01-2007, 12:19 AM
The bands that got me rockn' were Aerosmith, Weezer, and The Eagles. I just learned Dream On by Aerosmith, and it turns heads where ever i play it.
:gunsfirin :wtf: :gun: :lurk:

02-01-2007, 06:11 PM
I first listened to sum 41 haha a long time ago but then blink 182 and wanted jsut to be able to play some songs on guitar for fun then eventually everyother band.

02-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Alice in Chains. RHCP. Thats it.

02-01-2007, 08:20 PM
The first band that made me wanna rock, was Tool. Honestly, it's the reason I bought a guitar, I wanted to learn how to play Lateralus. And I did. It''s pretty sweet.

02-02-2007, 09:58 PM
Just like half the others here OLD SCHOOL METALLICA!!!!!!

02-03-2007, 02:26 AM
Guns N' Roses

rhymeswith suck
02-03-2007, 02:34 AM
It's kind of Ironic, because today, I'm not much of an EVH fan, but I kinda figured out he was the one who inspired me to play. When I was really little, I really liked the Beat It song that Eddie played on, by Michael Jackson, (yes laugh all you want)and after 6 or 7 years of air guitar, I finally got an electric guitar. But when I started guitar, it was proably Sum41. (don't worry, that was years ago)

02-03-2007, 03:54 AM
wasn't so much any band.I grew up in a musical family so it was only a matter of time untill I really got into it.I mean my first time playing with a band was when I was four years old.Now I am 21 and it consumes me.my inspiration comes from bands like Korn,Dream Theater,Kiss,Metallica,Iron Maiden,Velvet Revolver and so on.

02-04-2007, 11:43 PM
Guns N' Roses way back when :p:

Totally with you! Slash is my idol! :headbang: :headbang:

02-05-2007, 01:30 AM
actually for me the movie School of Rock wanted me to start rocking which got me into ACDC for like 3 years than GnR and then (now) VAN HALEN

02-06-2007, 09:50 AM
Metallica! The first time i heard nothing else matters. The combination of passion and amazing skill got me. From then on it was me and my guitar.

02-06-2007, 06:50 PM
Stone Temple Pilots, Plush acoustic made me wanna play, though I still cant sing and play it due to the syncopation.

02-06-2007, 11:09 PM
definelty metallica

02-07-2007, 02:13 PM
i started listening to nirvana when i was like 4. And one day i went to a buddy's house and picked up his guitar. I have been playin ever since. Actually i have lessons to give today.

02-07-2007, 11:40 PM
actually Norma Jean inspired me. i always loved metal and such. i played some of their songs but then they got too easy and a LITTLE boring so i just decided to take guitar lessons again and play some metal

02-07-2007, 11:56 PM
AC/DC definately then my friend got me into Metallica who kept me motivated.....Of course Van halen, Pink Floyd and Ozzy/Sabbath were in there too.

02-08-2007, 12:54 AM
Coldplay of course :)

02-08-2007, 01:53 AM
The B-52's

02-08-2007, 12:00 PM
Dokken with the Kiss of Death Inspired Me!

02-08-2007, 04:09 PM
It was the acoustic Incubus songs that inspired me to play. Now I can't put my guitar down...

02-10-2007, 09:41 PM
..Linkin Park

02-11-2007, 05:15 AM
Deep Purple

there awsome riffs got me into rock!

02-11-2007, 05:17 AM
AC/DC got me into rock there awsome riff make you wanna grab a guitar and slam some distortion in your face!

02-11-2007, 05:23 AM
Players like Randy Rhoads, Chuck Sculdiner, Zakk Wylde, Dimebag and Tony Iommi.

Led N' Roses
02-12-2007, 12:07 PM
Elvis and Led Zeppelin

02-12-2007, 12:11 PM
Mainly Pink Floyd (hence my name)

02-12-2007, 03:26 PM
Ted Nugent, Van Halen, Brian May, Michael Angelo Batio, Yngwie Malmsteen and Jimi Hendrix. they are an inspiration to all rockers like me.... You just gotta listen to them

02-12-2007, 06:38 PM
well i first picked up a guitar when i was eight i then quit b/c it got too expensive for lessons
and now one of my biggest inspirations is Stevie Ray Vaughan

02-12-2007, 08:27 PM
Some Metallica, but mostly Pearl Jam. Mike McCready is a genious.

02-13-2007, 06:41 AM
AC/DC- hells bells and for those about to rock was the first I really heard of rock music and I had a guitar so...
Sice I havent stoped playing

02-13-2007, 11:05 AM
Hello everyone Im MAJORand basically All people have influences and sme dont, basically mine are the GUNNERS, Velvet revolver, pink floyd, and u2, all these band contrabute to the music i create, i mean it depnds on what music you listen to really, if your a rapper is probably Eminem and and a rocker its led zep, metal heads it's matallica and so on. it really depends on your attitudes at the end of the day, well done to anyone who is influenced in music.


02-14-2007, 03:40 PM
Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age and Josh Homme.

02-14-2007, 10:42 PM
AC/DC made me wanna rock and they still do!

02-15-2007, 01:19 PM
dude sum 41 is not real punk are you serious? or are you just brain dead? real punk is bands like Rancid, Social Distortion, Sex Pistols, and The Clash. I don't mean this to be rude, and I'm sorry if I was and yes I will respect your opinion, and many people have come up like you, from pop punk, and moved to real punk, so good luck

02-15-2007, 04:06 PM
[B]there are many many bands actually. i swear when i was younger enter sandman and sweet child of mine were my lullabys. metallica, nirvana, guns'n'roses, slayer. all of them. they were the ultimate start of them all. motley crue, kiss, megadeth. all the older heavy metal shit. its amazing. so thats what actually started me on my journey to rock and the drums.

02-16-2007, 07:03 PM
nirvana initially - mostly because i grew up with it. pixies, mclusky, strokes, jesus lizard, albini's bands, and the beatles inspired me later once i found em.

oh and for everyone saying good charlotte and other pop punk bands suck, i think you should respect that it just so happened to be that particular person's gateway band of sorts. they aren't my favorite bands either but if it gets you passionate about music then the overall result is good regardless of which band it is. moreover, if i were 5-6 yrs younger, id probably be saying blink 182 and all that other stuff that was popular when i was a teenager, so its all relative.

02-16-2007, 07:23 PM
Seeing Matt Bellamy Play Live was absolutely awe inspiring. Made me want to take up piano guitar and singing all at once. But Rocking had to be when i heard Led Zeppelin Dazed and confused

02-17-2007, 10:16 AM
Status Quo

02-17-2007, 04:26 PM
kurt donald cobain

02-17-2007, 04:27 PM
Def. ACDC... my first song was back in black..
then there was ozzy osbourne/ black sabbath - crazy train

lol.. i only posted to this to make it no longer 666 replys.. scary number.
but i see the guy above me already did that.

02-17-2007, 04:37 PM
a combo of queen and maiden

02-19-2007, 01:50 AM
Red hot chili peppers all the way, i wanted to be flea

02-20-2007, 01:48 AM
fall of troy

02-20-2007, 02:04 AM
There is alot of bands Pink Floyd, Led zeppelin, The who, AC/DC, Guns 'n' roses, Silverchair, not a shit load but a few.

02-20-2007, 02:05 AM
I forget who over the course of time who inspired me to rock, but lately it's been a lot of Led Zeppelin and Rush. I like the blues/rock and roll approach to music, and the tone of effects as well. Alex Lifeson colored his tone with tons of effects an aweful lot, and it's inspiring me constantly. I'm actually half tempted to buy a volume pedal right now because of him. Jimmy Page has just played a huge role on how I play too. Both keep me on my toes, and every time I listen to them, they continue to amaze in some new way.

02-25-2007, 03:21 PM
Jack Black and our now lead guitarist bradley harper and his bro greg.

03-15-2007, 06:53 PM
System of a Down
Three Days Grace

Page & friends
03-15-2007, 07:05 PM
omg... Led Zeppelin!!!!!!!

and ac/dc a lil

03-15-2007, 10:14 PM
when i heard AC/DC i was blown away by their music. i still like them, but now i've kinda eased off and starting to listen to more mellow stuff by clapton and such
AC/DC rocks!!!! I was blown away by their music too!!! I mean, it rocks the hardest and it is so easy to play. Im 12 and i can probally play 50 of their songs!!!

03-17-2007, 01:52 AM
i had a guitar for a while but when i heard sum41 i got into punk, and yea i know thre somewhat pop but w/e i got into punk like black flag. Then AC/DC got me into rock but i still listen to punk

03-17-2007, 01:55 AM
old metallica

03-17-2007, 10:23 AM
i heard walk by pantera when i was 5 and i asked my dad that weird noise was, he told me a guitar and he came home with a guitar for my birthday, ive been playing since, now im 17

03-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Nirvana "saved my life" :p: . Rancid and Red Hot Chili Peppers got me to play bass.

Mr. Doom
03-18-2007, 05:50 PM
Yo, the band that inspired my to get into the band that I'm in now is Iron Butterfly. Hell yeah. We sound nothing like them, but I have loved those guys ever since I was five.

03-18-2007, 07:20 PM
For me, it was either metallica or lamb of god. It seems that I can't go a single day without listening to either one of them.

03-19-2007, 04:49 PM
Definately AC/DC....They got me started but my friend let me hear "blackened" by Metallica and I was like "Oh shit I must play that!"

03-20-2007, 12:26 AM
oh man simple plan and good charlotte.. when i first heard them i was like i wanna be them.

simple plan and charlotte are shitty emo.

Megadeths album rust in peace started me up playing

Generic Bond
03-20-2007, 01:13 AM
Chevelle. Their first album, "Point #1" definitely inspired me. Mostly because it was my first CD ever. It aged me from all the other genres of music (rap, country, techno, pop) and blew them WAY out of the water.

I was in love with rock ever since. It still stands.

03-20-2007, 12:25 PM
I was started listening classic rock due to my father :) mostly bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Deep Purple etc.

But the modern rock was Linkin Park, I was totally quiet when I heard In The End for the first time, from that moment on I'm addicted :)

03-20-2007, 01:40 PM
I started listening to Led Zeppelin and AC/DC but then i broke free of that good old time of 60 - 80 's heavy rock, and i started listning to bands like Mastodon and Slipknot and Killswitch Engage and my favortie Band Disturbed

Jacob McL
03-20-2007, 05:59 PM
guns n roses

03-20-2007, 07:36 PM
Metallica for suuuuure, i caught some of re load when I was nine and couldnt get enough of it
Secondly i think it would be zeppelin

03-21-2007, 06:55 PM

03-21-2007, 08:42 PM
Absolutly Beatles!! I even have a Hofner bass. Take that sucker. HA!!!!!

03-21-2007, 09:45 PM
well, i was inspired by dire straits "money for nothin". now im addicted to metallica "unforgiven, master o puppets and nothin else metters". jus today i foun some sweet pantera songs like" hollow and cemetry gates". all these songs are awsome guitar songs, aye.

Jack Off Jill
03-21-2007, 10:29 PM
Alice in Chains was the first to inspire me to play guitar. Then The Mars Volta, Blind Melon, Pearl Jam, Frank Zappa, Yes, The Meat Puppets, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, a lot of horn players really inspire my playing now, like Fela Kuti and Miles Davis. Oh, and John McLaughlin is a huge influence on me right now.

03-21-2007, 11:32 PM
Black Sabbath got me into guitar originally, but Josh Homme and all his projects have kept me in it.

03-22-2007, 01:14 AM
are you getting this stickied?

03-22-2007, 04:47 PM
Well, when I was just starting to consciously notice that music was playing, my parents listened to a lot of Motown, the Beatles and basically all the older stuff from the 60s and 70s. My dad listened to Hendrix and Zeppelin. All of that stuff got me into listening to music. When I got into my late elementary school years, no one famous really got me into actually playing. A guy that was in a middle school jazz band came to my school and when I saw him play, I wanted to. It wasn't until later I got into guitar. I started off playing Green Day, Nirvana and a bunch of other easier stuff to get me going. Now I get my drumming style from RHCP, Zeppelin and some other more technical stuff from Tony Royster Jr., Steve Gadd, etc.; my guitar style comes from RHCP and Hendrix.

03-22-2007, 09:35 PM
Oo, tough one. I'm thinking Cream inspired my to play.

03-22-2007, 10:58 PM
Iron maiden NO DOUBT. I was also inspired by Eddie Van Halen MAJORLY and quickly started shredding neo-classical scales after listening to Yngwiw Malmsteen

03-22-2007, 11:33 PM
my inspiration would be David Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix, the first time i heard Voodoo Chile i said "mom, can i get a guitar for my birthday", i did when i was 8 and now i am 15 and play guitar everyday

03-23-2007, 08:19 AM
simple plan and charlotte are shitty emo.

he probably means he used to like them, i did when i started out and i thought they WerE SOOOOooo TOtaLLy PUnK

03-24-2007, 06:54 AM
Sum 41

03-24-2007, 07:38 AM
funny when I think of it now.. I think it was Disturbed..

Quentin Greysin
03-24-2007, 08:06 AM
The original allman brothers are what made me pick up the guitar.

zack in black
03-24-2007, 02:27 PM
oh man simple plan and good charlotte.. when i first heard them i was like i wanna be them.
THE **** WHAT?

thats pathetic if they got you into guitar really....

my little brother likes them (hes 10) so i hear it soemtimes and none of them have like....guitars that make you wanna play air guitar to or headbang... theyre all like....singalongs....instead of headbangalongs

lol for me it was probably metallica,acdc,and guns n roses.....and the song crazy train.that was the first song i learned the words to.......i remember singing it when i was like 4. and then just going dun nun. dun nun. nun nun. dun nun. in the begining....ya im kool like that.

03-26-2007, 12:33 AM
crazy train.. +1

03-26-2007, 04:54 PM
It was pretty much RHCP, Foo Fighters (everlong was first song I learned), and the Beatles.

"Tele" Steve
03-26-2007, 05:05 PM
I don't really remember what inspired me to take up guitar. I think it was a mixture of The Beatles and my dad but ultimately I think I just loved music and wanted to make some myself.

03-26-2007, 07:53 PM
The beatles.....and there still my fav band

03-27-2007, 11:05 AM
ozzy and kiss. my dad used to always play them in the car when he took me to school. then i just took it from there i guess. i remember him telling me a bedtime story when i was about 9 about "mr. crowley"..... my dad's ****ing metal, eh?

Da G Man
03-27-2007, 11:49 AM
probably queen

but the first album i bought was appetite for destruction

oh how that warped my mind

in a good way

03-27-2007, 12:43 PM
pantera and eddie van halens solo 2 eruption...woah that was insane

04-07-2007, 12:54 AM
I've been listening to RHCP since I ws like 8 or so, so pretty much them

04-07-2007, 11:19 AM
The first band was ACDC which got me into the hard rock seen then i got into metal so id say System of a Down and Metallica

04-07-2007, 02:12 PM
no song or band really inspired me to start playing guitar
but the band that got me into punk which i guess started the whole thing off is the f-ups =P

song = look at my son now

awesome song!!!

The MoptTop
04-08-2007, 04:45 PM
well, lenny kravitzs' "are you gonna go my way?" awesome solo!

belavista man
04-08-2007, 04:51 PM
The Police for me

04-10-2007, 05:46 PM
Green Day, and Bowling For Soup. The minute I heard these two bands, I knew I had to go out there and play. I'm glad I did. They may not be as hardcore as other bands like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen but their still good.

04-10-2007, 06:13 PM
It's hard to isolate exactly who it was, but my first 4 records were Kiss Love gun, Queen News of the world, Led Zeppelin IV, and AC/DC Back in Black. All those albums had a huge impact on me and definitely led to learning guitar later on in life.

One Thread
04-12-2007, 04:20 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan gives me so much inspiration.


04-13-2007, 08:30 AM
tenacious D


04-13-2007, 04:20 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band.

I just love the sound of the bluesy improv work by Duane, and the strong guitar work of the Skynyrd boys.

04-14-2007, 02:39 AM
GREEN DAY (1995 and before mainly)
Weird Al Yankovic :D

04-14-2007, 10:23 AM
Megadeth !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stoopid Hawaiin
04-14-2007, 12:39 PM
Red hot chili peppers did that in the 80s, dumbass.

not everyone grew up in the 80s old fart

jimi hendrix
toni iommi

Limpin Steve
04-14-2007, 02:19 PM
Deep Purple...I think I wore the grooves off of Highway Star, LOL

04-16-2007, 03:39 PM
I remember when I was just a little kid i used to sneak into my big brothers bedroom and listen to all of his Blink 182 CD's. They got me into music and I got my first guitar a year later

04-16-2007, 07:57 PM
LED ZEPPILIN... the first time i heard the ocean i knew thats what i wanted to do the nxt week i bought a les paul and an ac30 and 8 years later here i am

04-17-2007, 01:10 AM
Avenged sevenfold (waking the fallen) and trivium. one of the first songs i learned was "pull harder on the strings of your myrder"

04-17-2007, 12:54 PM
Tenacious D did. They make me want to take all my clothes off, brush my teeth, and wake up in the morning. I even poop tenacious D shaped turds.

Actually... I'd have to say... At first it was Thursday, but there's a lot of bands that inspire me now.

04-19-2007, 02:28 AM
Gun's and Roses, picked up AFD and it blew me away.

04-20-2007, 05:18 PM
GREEN DAY (1995 and before mainly)
Weird Al Yankovic :D


04-24-2007, 10:03 PM
AC/DC and Led Zeppelin blew rap right out my ass

04-26-2007, 10:26 AM
i was inspired by this band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3RjOmX9v-k
i love their stuff :D

04-26-2007, 02:55 PM
Oo. If we're saying actual Metal and stuff I'd say Trivium.

Didn't really like them at first, but they grew on me. When I heard "Anthem" I was hooked. Loved that solo.

04-26-2007, 10:08 PM
At The Drive-In
The Mars Volta
The 5,6,7,8's

04-27-2007, 02:33 PM
red hot chili peppers and primus

04-27-2007, 06:23 PM
green day

04-27-2007, 06:58 PM
have to be S.O.A.D., Modest Mouse and Bad Astronot

04-27-2007, 07:02 PM
I started off as a drummer and was owe struck by Lars Ulrich in the late 80's.
I then started guitar because Kirk became more of an appeal to me. Clapton has his work in there as well.

So my inspiration:
Late 80's Metallica
Eric Clapton

04-27-2007, 07:31 PM
It was probably Paramore I guess because they're such a successful band and they're so young.

Another Peasant
04-27-2007, 07:36 PM
Id have to say Led Zeppelin, they're not the first rock band I ever listened to, but when you're a kid and you hear Jimmy Page, you can't help but get the broom and dance around the living room.

Johnny Cash is who really pushed me into guitar though, I'm better at playing country and folk than I am with rock, but hey, I'm gettin' there!

04-30-2007, 09:33 PM

mr moustache
04-30-2007, 09:47 PM
the beatles.

05-01-2007, 12:23 AM

05-01-2007, 08:42 AM
I'd have to say Metallica, even though I'm not into that stuff anymore, but I do owe it to them.

05-01-2007, 05:38 PM
Well.... Linkin Park :) heh...

05-01-2007, 05:39 PM
Motley Crue.

05-13-2007, 10:30 AM
Alter Bridge

05-15-2007, 11:26 AM
kirk hammett made me chum my undies when i was 11 or 12. I didnt just want to learn to play, I knew before I owned a guitar I wanted to be able to play like that. I believe it was creeping death and disposable heroes that ignited it.

05-16-2007, 02:57 PM
KISS and Motley Crue

05-16-2007, 03:35 PM
the first bands that influenced me to play was KoRn and Mudvayne

05-16-2007, 10:08 PM
Led zeppelin

05-20-2007, 06:36 AM
I played the classic guitar.

My favourite bands were Nirvana and Green Day and I want to play like them. So I bought an E-Guitar.
I think those two bands inspired me to rock!

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

05-21-2007, 11:57 AM
Which band inspired you to rock scociety and work your little fingers to the bone?!
The first band that really got me into rock was Van Halen. First song I heard was "Unchained" and it blew me away. I was then obssesed with VH for like 2 years. Now I listen to diff. things like classic rock, shred, and progressive mainly.