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05-21-2007, 11:59 AM
g'n'r were the first band i liked but megadeth and metallica inspired me the most

05-21-2007, 04:12 PM
Nirvana,AC/DC,RATM(rage against the machine), and the Ramones. Especially Kurt Cobain.

Rock on.

05-22-2007, 02:25 PM
When i first heard Thunderstruck i begged my parents for a beginners and when i finally got one i learned it and have learned a good deal of stuff since.

05-22-2007, 03:24 PM
Oddly mine all started with Queen, but it kinda went from there and its Hard Rock, Metal and Muse all the way now!

05-22-2007, 04:52 PM
When i first heared Sum 41 it changed my view of music

Then i kept begging my dad for a guitar

05-22-2007, 09:47 PM
i listen to completely different music now but green day was a huge inspration

05-23-2007, 03:03 PM
yeah yeah yeahs...!!!!

European Son
05-23-2007, 03:07 PM
Oasis, Silverchair and Red Hot Chili Peppers. :p:

05-23-2007, 03:11 PM
hendrix without a dought

05-23-2007, 04:01 PM
The Offspring when i was about 13.....

05-24-2007, 12:13 PM
Van Halen and Meat Loaf!!!! when i heard them... i wanted to play like van halen... n sing like meat loaf XD

Perpetual Burn
05-24-2007, 11:52 PM
Guns N' Roses! Watching Slash in his top hat and that afro in videos such as "November Rain" and "Estranged." He's not that great technically but he's an awesome icon.

05-25-2007, 12:10 AM
AFI, The White Stripes, and Metallica


05-27-2007, 09:51 AM
Good Charlotte in the 6th grade.

05-27-2007, 09:54 AM
Van Halen when I was 12.

05-27-2007, 04:27 PM
Slash outta guns n roses and eric clapton for soloing cus man theyre awesome but on the whole, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE! They're awesome and their music speaks to me like nothing else :D

05-28-2007, 01:30 AM
First my parents showed me Fuel and the Red Hot Chili Peppers's Can't Stop on a burned CD, then in around 2005, I bought Iron Maiden's Somewhere in Time Cassette, and I have been a metal head ever since. Now my idols switch constantly with my many moods.

05-28-2007, 03:26 AM
MEGADETH Peace sells
when i heard that i was a fan for life Dave is a god
And the album is amazing shred fest its has all styles in that album
Never looked back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
then i listened to metallica,fvck did that get boring fast,and dont get me started on there new ****.......................................

05-28-2007, 03:41 AM
The Offspring, then Megadeth

big geordie
05-28-2007, 07:50 AM
Free were my inspiration
Avenged sevenfold and Killswitch Engage are my sons inspiration (he`s as good as sinister gates)

05-28-2007, 07:27 PM
green days american idiot music video and cant stop by the red hot chili peppers

BFMV fan
05-28-2007, 11:29 PM
Avenged Sevenfold adn Guns N' Roses, both bands have crazy solos

05-30-2007, 02:15 AM
Pantera, Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Damageplan, and so on for the heavier stuff.

ZZTop, Skynyrd, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Floyd, Van Halen for the other part.

05-30-2007, 11:41 AM
the opening riff to crazy train ^_^

05-30-2007, 08:04 PM
The two Jimmy,
Hendrix(Jimi) and Page

05-30-2007, 11:50 PM
Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold inspired me to rock. Now I listen to more metal/prog.

05-31-2007, 02:13 PM
It's strange, a lot of people love Avenged Sevenfold, but I can't get into many songs except M.I.A. and Beast and the Harlot, I have been getting into punk, grunge, and thrash metal, but are there any better A7X cds than City of Evil that sound more like the ramones and Nirvana? :confused:

Deathcore Dude
05-31-2007, 02:15 PM

05-31-2007, 02:15 PM

05-31-2007, 10:54 PM
I was inspired to play cause of a commercial. this commercial was on and it was about 'everybody has a thing' that there goosd at and ****. and this one kid was playing guitar and i thought 'i wanna be able to do that'

Was that the commercial with the kid who was impersonating the T-rex? and the karate girl?

anyways.....I was inspired by my brother....who played guitar around me and the effin Red Hot Chili Peppers man.

06-02-2007, 12:58 PM
Nirvana period. If it hadn't been for Kurt I wouldn't be here.

06-03-2007, 03:41 PM
:peace: acdc inspired me to rock. i can play most of their songs.
Let's get rid of all this rap rubbish and bring the power of rock in to the world!!
i also like jimmi hendrix and black sabbath!! :Let There Be ROCK!!peace: :devil:

06-04-2007, 01:28 AM
Clapton, Hendrix, Skynyrd, Ozzy/Sabbath, and AC/DC when i started

and now (still all the above), Van Halen, Trivium, SOaD, Slipknot, KoRn, RHCP, Rammstein, Pantera, Damageplan, Nirvana, Metallica, Led Zep, Eagles, and BLS all inspire me too keep testing the limits of my equipment and to push me farther

06-04-2007, 11:24 AM
ummmm blink >< i hate them now but i heard dammit and wanted to play it lol

i was young.....

06-05-2007, 08:19 AM
Avenged Sevenfold got me hooked with "To End the Rapture" I had been playing for a few years before then, but I never tried heavy stuff. And going from Hendrix, SRV and **** like that to A7X was like starting all over again, lol.

06-05-2007, 12:31 PM
feuer frei by rammstein was the song that made me want to play guitar =D

06-05-2007, 01:01 PM
Nirvana period. If it hadn't been for Kurt I wouldn't be here.

...and here is where, exactly?

06-07-2007, 08:50 AM
guns 'n roses
i was six years old when i started to hear rock music.........

06-07-2007, 02:46 PM
Gorgoroth. Something about these guys gave me a rush to play frantic s***.

Teen Spirit
06-07-2007, 03:57 PM
well, i got obsessed in 90's grunge.

nirvana, pearl jam, pixies, silverchair...

06-07-2007, 07:52 PM
The band that got me into guitar was Nirvana but then I heard bands like Pink Floyd, Rage, and of course the Red Hot Chili Peppers and was like HOLY ****

The Message
06-07-2007, 09:29 PM
mine is PAPA ROACH!!!

Peeping Todd
06-07-2007, 10:33 PM
i gotsta say the bands that made me rock were Metallica, AC/DC, RHCP


the spiker
06-07-2007, 10:57 PM
Creed was my first love. They will always have a special place in my heart. :)

06-09-2007, 10:02 PM
Well, Green Day was the band that really got me in to music, but Marilyn Manson & HIM made me want to play it.

06-10-2007, 01:56 AM
Definitley the Chili Peppers. Specifically "I Could Have Lied." I knew i HAD to be able to play that song someday, it's just so perfect.

06-10-2007, 11:17 AM
grateful dead got me into rock when i was 6, everlong made me just go buy a ****ty guitbox to learn on. sadly i can only play the one song... :(

06-10-2007, 11:20 AM
rap inspired me to rock

06-10-2007, 04:00 PM

06-11-2007, 03:37 AM
pantera inspired me to start guitar

06-11-2007, 03:40 AM
CREED baby.....CREED
NICKLEBACK.....best lyrics

06-11-2007, 04:37 AM
All I'm Hearing is Metal and Pop, THERE IS MORE TO MUSIC THAN THAT GOD DAMMIT!!!! Why are Pink Floyd and Queen consistently never mentioned? PF inspired me to get a guitar and Queen inspired me to never never never let me go...I mean, never stop rockin till I am the only guitarist that will ever matter in HISTORY!!! (I'm a bit egotistical, did u notice?)

06-11-2007, 05:14 AM
Well....I first started listening to SlipKnot...their not bad but not "OMFG AWSOME" either...well maybe Micky Thompson, i wish to be like him...but then i discovered SEETHER! Been listening to seether since, and now im influenced by them, every song i write is structured in a "seether" style :p .... I like metal/grunge music, so seether is a perfect mix for me!

bw, i also like Nickleback, Switchfoot, Avenged Sevenfold....im not emo, i swear...

06-11-2007, 09:17 AM
Guns N' ****ing roses for sure.

fiery rock
06-11-2007, 09:20 AM
a few for me, my girlfriend being the first, dunno why, probably as shes pretty talented, just wont admit it. errrm jack johnson lolz red hot chilli peppers, my dad, he played for some band call the cross when he was younger and zebrahead

06-11-2007, 09:47 AM
I got my first guitar in 2004 and never played it, but when I heard Crossfade for the first time, I picked it up and started trying to jam.

06-11-2007, 10:09 AM
AC/DC and Metallica.

07-01-2007, 04:55 PM
my chemical romance ispired me

espically frank iero

lostprophets did aswel along with linkin park ,sum41, n loads of other bands

07-01-2007, 08:30 PM
First band was green day(blocks all incoming projectiles), then i got into the metalish sum 41 stuff, then a bunch of various metal bands, and now my major influence is Coheed and Cambria. They just seem to be original and still sound amazing.

Space frog
07-02-2007, 09:29 PM
Actually, I can't tell... I started playin when I was listening to Fall Out Boy, but that's not the reason why, I think... I just wanted to try it out. Now it's about challenges... Trivium, A7X... I'm into metal now lol, no more punk rock lol :rolleyes:

Cold Flame44
07-02-2007, 10:19 PM
I heard eruption and I said to my self that I wanted to be able to do that one day. Now I've been taking lessons for a while and I'm on my way :)

07-02-2007, 11:35 PM

07-03-2007, 09:24 PM
I would have to say The Fall of Troy and Protest the Hero... I mean sure they aren't old but their albums are MIND BLOWING!!! The innovative rifs, melodic, fast, heavy, and aggressive mix is AMAZING!!! Megadeth, Sabbath and Rush are also some of the reasons why i decided to play.

the humanity
07-06-2007, 09:26 PM
I was on youtube and typed in a random word (jaco) and didn't think i'd find anything.
they had a bassist named jaco pastorius. I saw 'slang'. i saw it again. I decided, then and there, bass playing is the awesomest thing ever. then I realized Cream and the Police have some good bass lines. my friend had a RHCP cd, i heard it, i said "gimme the <censored> bass guitar you <censored>". now I play like none of the above, but i'm learning. slowly.

07-07-2007, 12:43 AM
probably black sabbath or the randy rhoads era of ozzy osbourne.

07-07-2007, 01:27 AM
the smiths

07-08-2007, 01:20 PM
for me it was three albums

guns n' roses:appitite for destruction

alice in chains:nothing safe

nirvana:the black album

07-08-2007, 01:48 PM
jimi hendrix-voodoo child. i'm not the biggest hendrix fan but that song is simply amazing

07-08-2007, 04:29 PM
Metallica for me. Growing up in a prety ghetto neighborhood, all I ever was explosed to was rap and other crappy music. Never rock or anything like that (and im still pretty young) -.-

Now one song I always liked was enter sandman (I live in new york, so that sthe song they play for on eof our players from the yankees)... anywho I started searching for more songs and started with metallica. Then I really came to like there music. Ever since then they have become my faovrite band, and really inspired me to pick up a guitar when I felt like "hey.. how cool would it be to play these songs on my own?!?!"... and I must say, its awesome =]. SO I started playing a few months ago and progressing nicely. And since then have not listened to that crappy rap or other music and have been exposed to a lot more musical styles and bands (and also going to see my first concert in 2 weeks when I see the white stripes) :D

07-09-2007, 03:54 AM
The Beatles, not because their guitar playing is anything exceptional, but because they got me so into music that I just wanted to play (and to write especially). So I'd say the honour goes to the Beatles.

Schmeg Junior
07-09-2007, 04:12 AM
Man, that's an easy one.....I'm totally gonna have to say Stevie Ray Vaughan(he got me wanting to play kick @ blues so badly)From there it's Lynyrd Skynyrd, I got into some southern rock stuff. THen to get me Moving on adn going into heavier stuff It's Guns 'N' Roses ( i have posters of both in my room somewhere >_>) When I heard Slash (GOD) play the solo on Civil War I knew from right then that I was born to play major rock. I don't give a crap about what ppl say abotu me being sent from god with teh gift for Saxophone..guitar is way better.

Schmeg Junior
07-09-2007, 04:14 AM
White stripes...nice...I'm gonna see Rush (HECK YEA) in August!

07-09-2007, 11:18 AM

07-09-2007, 12:05 PM
The first time i heard slash i siad," HOLY S#$%!!! I MUST HAVE A GUITAR!!"

07-10-2007, 08:43 AM
I gotta say Ac/Dc was my first inspiration. All my favorites added in there....The Offspring, Sum 41, etc. As time kept progressing, I kept getting harder, and recently I have bought some songs by Slipknot and the like (good for working out :D ). I still like the stuff I used to like...just now I have a wider range. Ac/Dc started it all off, though. Not many are as good as Angus Young.

07-10-2007, 07:16 PM
think it was anti-flag that got me reaaaally into bass. first I was just messing around, not so motivated. just playing twice a week maybe. but now i HAVE to play everyday and than I want to go on for hours..if my wrist wasnt killing me.
i cant remember which band made me want to pick up an instrument, though.

07-11-2007, 05:11 AM
All I'm Hearing is Metal and Pop, THERE IS MORE TO MUSIC THAN THAT GOD DAMMIT!!!! Why are Pink Floyd and Queen consistently never mentioned? PF inspired me to get a guitar and Queen inspired me to never never never let me go...I mean, never stop rockin till I am the only guitarist that will ever matter in HISTORY!!! (I'm a bit egotistical, did u notice?)

Well maybe people arent mentioning them because thats not the first rock they heard that inspired them... it wasn't their choice :-s Speaking of Pink Floyd I have a lovely 36 hour collection of their music on my computer lol I wonder if ill ever listen to it all... But anyway, for me it was Muse. New Born to be precise. That kinda inspired me to listen to more rock and to play the guitar. I didn't start till much later but it was the first single I bought and I vowed to be able to play it some day lol.

07-11-2007, 06:37 AM

07-12-2007, 06:38 AM
the red hot chili peppers
californication was the album that got me into music at all
blood sugar is a masterpiece

07-13-2007, 10:41 PM
Three Cheers by MCR.
Yeah I know I'm gonna get bagged on for mentioning MCR but so what?
And I'm no emo/goth if that's what you're thinking. (not that there's anything wrong with being and emo/goth)
I was also inspired by some old Green Day and Blink-182

sloppy sandwich
07-14-2007, 08:23 AM
im a little embarassed to admit this, but school of rock and simple plan got me into drumming lol

07-14-2007, 01:19 PM
No one band really got me into playing music.

Listening to a variety of guitarists like Einziger, Li, and Morello, plus bands like Static-x, Nonpoint, and Slipknot, I realized how the guitar is such a diverse instrument. And with some creativity (and a few hundred different effects pedals) you can make really any sound you want.

I guess I just wanted to learn how to do that.

07-14-2007, 07:20 PM
Joe Satriani and Steve Vai....heard a few songs and started to save some money to buy a guitar!! :D :D

07-20-2007, 10:53 AM
when i was 5 years old i heard the song high voltage by acdc it sent shivers up my spine the power of the song inspired me and i have not quit rocking since also the new song by ozzy i`m not going away reminds me that the great music of the world iis not leaving anytime soon

07-20-2007, 11:24 AM

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


07-20-2007, 02:32 PM
I was into van halen and metallica but when i saw velvet revolver's slither on tv, i was completely mesmerized and when slash did his solo i was blown away

07-20-2007, 02:35 PM
Korn - Got the Life -

The intro is amazing

SG Man Forever
07-20-2007, 08:34 PM
My Dad bought me two albums for Christmas that changed my life when I was 13. Led Zeppelin VI and the Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile best of Collection. 16 Days later (My birthday) I used my b-day money to buy a squire.

BuRn It dOwN
07-20-2007, 10:58 PM
first song that made me want to pick up the guitar- stairway to heaven
first song i played that made me never want to put it down- Godzilla
Band that is keeping it that way- Avenged Sevenfold. the four songs i have learned have all been them. i don't even know what it is but i think they one of the best bands of all time.

07-20-2007, 11:31 PM
The Offspring n Metallica, geez i've come a long way...

07-21-2007, 12:21 AM
Guns N' Roses, The White Stripes, and Nirvana are the 3 bands that made me want to go out and buy a guitar.

07-24-2007, 08:05 PM
RHCP and Black Sabbath. A week after I got my guitar I watched The Song Remains the Same concert and Led Zeppelin became my favourite band.

07-24-2007, 08:15 PM
Blur, most likely.

07-26-2007, 01:20 AM
System of a Down got me started playing. I had my guitar for a year before I played it. When I heard the intro to "Hypnotize," I thought "That would be so easy to play." I looked up the tab on Google, found this site, and then I just started playing.

femme fatale
07-27-2007, 02:19 AM
It was Nirvana at first and then RHCP kept me going.

07-27-2007, 11:33 AM
Nirvana, Radiohead, White Stripes, Smashing Pumpkins, Primus.

07-27-2007, 12:03 PM
The Toadies and Incubus

07-27-2007, 02:18 PM
My dad would always blast Lynyrd Skynyrd in the car when i was really he would especially do it during the guitar solos in I Aint The One and Workin For the MCA and i fell in love with those licks and thats what inspired me.

Fried Cheese
07-31-2007, 04:37 PM
Rage Against the Machine. Just look at the crowds, the mosh pits, the agressiveness, the brusies you end up getting after a concert, Tom Morello, the control they have over their fans. SiCk!

07-31-2007, 10:55 PM
The Scorpions and Iron Maiden. I can play almost all of their stuff, and I'm 13

08-01-2007, 04:08 PM
I bought my first maiden CD in 2003(Dance of Death) and although it wasnt their best album, it blew me away. now i am obsessed with their music. Hallowed be thy name still shakes to my core eventhough i have heard the song lyk a million tyms

mystique facade
08-02-2007, 07:19 AM
guns n' roses..specifically, november rain and sweet child..never forget those amazing tones

08-02-2007, 07:22 AM
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit

08-02-2007, 10:18 AM
I always loved Rock music, no-one in my family listened to it. But I would always catch some songs on MTV or just on regular music channels, and be like WOW. Then about 5 months ago I went into our music department at school, and started messing with the Stratocasters and Telecasters. I started to listen to more rock tunes from bands like Nirvana and RHCP, and I asked my mum and dad to buy me a guitar. Voila I got a guitar a couple weeks later :D

08-03-2007, 02:02 AM
Metallica and megadeth got me into music in the first place then black sabbath and solo ozzy got me into playing the bass

08-03-2007, 03:48 PM
well I used to listen to rap but then one day something like 4 years ago I heard Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden on the radio and it just blew my ****ing brains off!

08-09-2007, 01:57 AM
Johnny Cash's Version of Rusty Cage and Anything ZZ Top

08-09-2007, 03:32 PM
Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins.

08-09-2007, 03:33 PM
lol i used to listen to like the spice girls and five and S CLub (i was 10 damn it), then i heard Dave Grohl... magic

08-09-2007, 06:30 PM

Nirvana, when i saw kurt going wild with his guitar and smashing it i was like holy **** that looks fun. and ACDC DAmn angus young was truly the first to inspire me to play guitar or rock w/e you wanna call it

08-10-2007, 03:56 PM

Nirvana, when i saw kurt going wild with his guitar and smashing it i was like holy **** that looks fun. and ACDC DAmn angus young was truly the first to inspire me to play guitar or rock w/e you wanna call it

That's exactly what happened with me (at least how it started). I found Nirvana and thought, "Hey, this is freakin' cool!". Around that time one of my friends happened to have an old acoustic guitar he'd let me play when I was at his house, so I began playing and became addicted, bought a guitar a few weeks later, and learned some Nirvana songs. I really don't think I could've started with a better band guitar-wise. Nice and easy songs for beginners.

After that, I found AC/DC and they ruled my life for a year. Things just kept rolling from there. From AC/DC I got into more classic rock bands like Zeppelin, Cream, Hendrix, which further enhanced my guitar skills. From listening to Cream, I began to love blues-rock, and got heavily into that.

Then I hear about this Stevie Ray Vaughan guy that's supposed to be THE bluesman of all-time. I check him out, and I dig it. To date he's the guitar player that's influenced me the most. My friends complain when we have practices because I've been playing SRV for so long and I'm so accustomed to his style, that I sound like him when I play. I don't necessarily play like him, but I mean heavy vibrato, the way I hit the notes, etc.

And then I got back into the grunge thing. I listened to lots of Soundgarden (really, anything Cornell related I love), which then got me to buy Audioslave's first (and only good) CD, then I got into Rage Against the Machine, and now Rage has ruled my life for the past year.

And here I am:D

08-12-2007, 09:57 PM
i kno its wiered but it was creed arms wide open i liked the tune then i started listinging to all kinds and had such a strong passion for it bought a guitar and started learning

08-13-2007, 06:36 AM
i would have to say for me, when i first heard fieldy (korn) slapping away to freak on a leash back in 99 i think it was i picked up a bass and just absolutely loved it, played from the heart and never looked back

09-18-2007, 09:41 PM

09-19-2007, 12:45 AM
I heard a local band play "creep" by radiohead 13 years ago. That was my moment.

Hard to believe creep has been out that long...

09-19-2007, 07:41 PM
System of a Down made me buy a guitar :D

09-20-2007, 10:53 AM
ACDC make me buy a guitar. When i first played it i learnt smoke on the water and thought is there anything else to learn because that was not challenging enough. I played for a bit the dropped off for a bit and then i got Appetite for Destruction. That made me want to buy an electric guitar and i havent put my guitar down since. Slash and Angus kick ass. Oh and rap sucks ass.

09-20-2007, 04:10 PM
System of a Down made me buy a guitar :D

+1, as well as Metallica. My parents listened to a lot of classic rock as well, which made me want to buy a guitar.

09-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Really it wasn't a band that made me pick up a guitar, its just after getting 5 stars on Free bird on guitar hero, I realised I was wasting my time and should take it to the next level, namely by picking up a real guitar.

As they say,the rest is history.

09-20-2007, 04:27 PM
The beatles were the first 'music', but i h8 thm, so it has to be early AC/DC, with bonn scott. Absalootly imense bluese. that got me onto an sg, but mi guitar teacher sed they were crap an got me a les paul.

09-20-2007, 04:29 PM
Linkin Park. Laught at me if you want, but they were my first real band I was a fan of, my all time favorite band, and the first band I saw live. They've inspired me a lot I consider Mike Shinoda a musical genius and the band itself pure amazing.

09-20-2007, 04:29 PM
the first rock i ever heard was **** like Tom Petty and ZZtop when i was like 8

i think the first metal band i heard was korn
this could explain why i'm so ****ed up

09-20-2007, 04:30 PM
the white stripes influenced me to rock.

09-20-2007, 04:32 PM
well first off:

Metallica of course, then i got into Megadeth, then Iron maiden (really brought the guitarist out of me :P ) and now its Judas Priest, blue oyster cult, Children of Bodom, and stygian.

09-20-2007, 09:27 PM
Alter Bridge and Creed, definitely. Mark Tremonti is who made me want to pick up a guitar.

09-21-2007, 11:34 AM
When i first listened to Whiplash off the Kill 'Em All album, great song to learn, killer classic riff but the mid section lets the song down IMO... My jaw dropped to the floor and i thought... damn i gotta get me an axe !!! Now i have 8 !!!

Ryan lloyd
09-21-2007, 01:07 PM
First band that inspired me to rock would be, Metalica!

09-21-2007, 04:14 PM
P!ATD :(

then after i had like an emo phase- duno why
then i came to my sences

:) im all gurd now

09-21-2007, 04:40 PM
Led Zeppelin, Rush, Nirvana, and most of all MEGADETH!

This is the One
09-22-2007, 05:42 PM
i would have to say peter hook from joy division and new order
and also mani from the stone roses

09-22-2007, 11:13 PM
definitely Wham! or Asia

komali 2
09-23-2007, 12:42 AM
Well at first... it was a method of one-upping.... and to impress chicks... :D

but I started out with megadeath

Invisible Girl
09-23-2007, 01:54 AM
i'm a pop-punk/emo person, so when i saw simple plan, i wanted to rock like them. but i didn't really get into it til i saw avril. i've never really seen a girl playin guitar and singin in a band with a bunch of guys. she's been a big inspiration!

09-23-2007, 10:36 PM
I'd have to say Sleater-Kinney. First time I was really exposed to a female musicians who could... you know...play. I've never really been into classic rock or anything, unfortunately.

09-23-2007, 10:45 PM
heck yeah
first time i heard Zero i wanted to get a guitar.
Now i got over 300 sp songs packing my ipod and i play em all on my strat

09-24-2007, 12:11 AM
Ravi Shankar (believe it or not), Mark Knopfler, and Syd Barrett/Pink Floyd.

Knopfler for the way I actually play the guitar (fingers over a pick), Barrett and the rest of Floyd for musical style, and Ravi for both musical style and inspiration to seek out the more unusual methods of music.

09-24-2007, 12:02 PM
led zeppelin first and then guns n roses

09-24-2007, 06:49 PM
Avenged Sevenfold and Lamb of God.

That's it.

Serial 177
09-24-2007, 06:51 PM
Linkin park..

09-25-2007, 11:50 PM
A bit off the beaten path, the largest influences that originally got me interested in picking up the guitar were Robert Smith of The Cure, Ray Toro of MCR, and Tom Morello (mainly his RAtM work).

09-27-2007, 10:37 AM
I love the german band "Die Ärzte" and they were the reason that i started to play the guitar. If i hear on of their songs i have to rock^^

09-27-2007, 04:27 PM
blink 182. nuff said

09-27-2007, 05:38 PM
1. Pink Floyd
2. Rush
3. AC/DC
4. Led Zeppelin
5. Guns n Roses
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Those are the main ones

Another bassist
09-28-2007, 01:17 AM
I remember when I heard Green Day for the first time when I was a little kid...I knew I wanted to get into music after hearing that. I played drums for a year, and then i remember on a New Year's Eve, I was watching all the bands perform at the countdown till the next year, and I thought it'd be fun to give Bass a try....best decision I ever made. I now avidly play drums and bass. My major inspiration was definitely Green Day, however Bad Religion, Pennywise, and Rise Against also played their roles ;)

09-28-2007, 01:24 AM
Jake E Lee

09-30-2007, 01:32 PM

09-30-2007, 09:09 PM
slipknot. (u will always have a place in my heart slipknot =p)

10-04-2007, 06:38 PM
Your Mom!!!!!!!!!!!

10-05-2007, 07:49 AM
The Beatles. I can't stand them anymore.

10-05-2007, 07:50 AM
Blink 182 :[ hahaha. This was back when I thought they were hardcore :rolleyes: . Once I learnt all thier riffs I got bored and moved on to better stuff like Iron Maiden :D

10-05-2007, 08:58 AM
I have always been heaps into Guns N Roses, Metallica and Live and the likes.. but only recently have I been really cranking up Gunners and Velvet Revolver... Slash made me wanna learn Guitar... There is no hope in hell of ever being that good... but successfully playing a decent song that Slash has played will make me happy. Hehe... Bring it on...

10-05-2007, 02:21 PM
GNR, Metallica and Jack white

10-05-2007, 07:25 PM
for mee i wanted to play guitar because of MCR, that was in the eigth grade, i was a huge fan of them , now i jus listen to them now and again. At the end of eigth grade i wanted a bass because i got into blink 182 and i still do idolize mark hoppus, and though he is not the most amazing bass player in the world i really do look up to him because of how creative he is. this is all IMO though

10-05-2007, 11:07 PM
AC/DC and Tenacious D

10-23-2007, 11:45 AM
well first i heard metallica.. got a guitar and then i saw ted nugent at a concert and was like wow i gotta do that.. then i learnt cat scratch fever.. then strangle hold and it all went from there

10-25-2007, 01:46 AM
For me Jimmy Page and David Gilmoure always got me thinking I wanted to buy a guitar, then when I heard Randy Rhoads bust into that first Mr.Crowley solo, I was like yep I wanna learn that. So asked my parents and then that christmas got my first guitar, only wish I was around to hear those guys live. Well guess I could see Led Zeppelin this November, but I don't got the money for a plane ticket and hotel fee.

10-25-2007, 05:23 PM
Van Halen for me too.

10-25-2007, 09:39 PM
LMAO...afi inspired me to rock out with my C*** out XD
and now i play metal, stuff like unearth, all that remains, the autumn offering, avenged sevenfold, and in flames...but i still think they rock...exept for now...decemberubnderground was TERRIBLE everything before that was good especially very proud of ya

10-26-2007, 01:32 PM
yellowcard, AC/DC

10-26-2007, 03:04 PM

10-26-2007, 04:08 PM
Goo Goo Dolls lol, I heard of them in a chatroom when I was 11 and have all of their CDs, thank god I found them, otherwise I'd be listening to Top 40 :P

10-26-2007, 07:33 PM
Rage Against The Machine

10-26-2007, 08:34 PM
It was bands like Seether, Coheed and Cambria, and Brand New that made me want to pick up the guitar.

10-26-2007, 08:39 PM
deffinately Guns and Roses

jake the eskimo
10-26-2007, 08:43 PM
Green Day for sure. In my eighth grade year I was the biggest fan of their music.

Still like to listen to them on occasion, but the whole 'American Idiot' phase really turned me off of them, unfortunately.

10-27-2007, 01:11 AM
Brian May of Queen with his incredible tone, and also Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin for the rocking electric blues inspired me to learn guitar about 5 years ago.

10-27-2007, 10:13 AM
Paul Gilbert.

10-27-2007, 11:56 AM
I would have to say Foo Fighters, they got me into rock music, when before I wasnt interested at all. Guitar wise, Metallica got me when i bought The Black Album about 2 years ago.

Nowadays, its Mastodon all the way. Im not much of a metalhead at all, but i cant help but pick up my guitar and play along to there CDs.

10-27-2007, 12:22 PM
Avenged Sevenfold all the way!!!

10-27-2007, 03:52 PM
DISTURBED!!!!!!!!!! My dad bought me a guitar 3 years ago. It was an electric Fender Strat Squier. I still have it and is my only guitar to this day because I only became interested in it when my friend had a guitar and I decided to try it. I started listening to more rock bands that my dad had CDs of. He had stuff like Disturbed, Van Halen, Creed, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Motley Crue, and Linkin Park. Linkin Park was my favorite band 2 years ago. I was obsessed with them after my friend showed me them when I was like 10. Then when I bought my stereo my dad showed me Disturbed and I immediately loved them, THEY ****IN ROCKED!!!!! So there, that's my whole story on how I became a rock addict. I'm 13 now and have been playing for 11 months.

10-27-2007, 04:51 PM
Grunge and alternative music of the 90s like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots and Foo Fighters. Nirvana was probably the first band that turned me to rock, but Jerry Cantrell made me want to pick up a guitar.

11-01-2007, 03:59 AM
A mixture of Nirvana, Bowling for soup and yea... KORN!!

11-02-2007, 07:41 PM
An odd mixture of Allen Collens- Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brian May/Freddie Mercury- Queen.

ace man
11-03-2007, 01:33 AM
ac/dc and kiss mainly, then aerosmith as well, and the stones. recently i've got into stuff like clapton and zeppelin and alot of sabbath as well.

bassboy 999
11-03-2007, 04:40 AM

11-03-2007, 02:27 PM
well, for me...there wasn't one band that inspired me to rock music, it was all the alternative rock tracks played on tv and in the background of the shows, and movies.
but i wanted to buy a guitar so bad after listening to songs by bands like smile empty soul, staind, metallica, nickelback on the radio.... that got me into rock, cuz before then .. i listened to nothing but christian music.

11-04-2007, 11:04 PM

hysteria brought me the bass and i never looked back.

11-05-2007, 02:06 AM
AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. :)

11-05-2007, 04:16 AM
Sum 41,Weezer,Neil Young,Megadeth

11-05-2007, 06:23 AM

11-05-2007, 08:58 AM
Tool, oddly enought.

11-05-2007, 11:10 AM
Originally Santana, but the second time around that I picked up the guitar I learned 99 Red Balloons by Goldfinger.

11-05-2007, 09:01 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers had me wanting a bass at a very young age. but i never got one.

after a repeated listen to the rifts on Smells Like Teen Spirit, When I Come Around (yeah, im not proud of that one), and Glycerine - I was like I WANNA PLAY THAT! I wasn't ever a fan of guitar solos until i actually started playing guitar. I loved the power chord rifts.

11-07-2007, 12:18 AM
Black Sabbath, without a doubt.

Metallica's Black Album also had a big influence when it came out.

11-07-2007, 01:22 AM
Soundgarden's album superunknown is wicked it made me start playing my parent's acoustic and i took up bass and started writing songs.

11-07-2007, 03:38 AM
I listened to so much AC/DC when I was first getting into music that I don't think I can accurately describe it. You can still hear their influence in a lot of the stuff I record.

11-07-2007, 11:26 PM
Ah, i remember back in the day when I was a nerd in middle school. Then I heard Slayer. Yeeaaaahhhh. Five years later, I'm the lead vocals/guitar for a thrash metal band with a badass Jackson RR3. I wish I could show the me back then what I am now. I would've **** fish. Litterally.

11-08-2007, 12:12 AM
the artist who inspired me to play guitar..METALLICA! I remember 2 1/2 years ago when I saw the Live **** Binge and Purge concerts and thinking "damn that looks like fun". and now i play lead guitar for a my brother's band. I'm a big fan of tapping, arpeggios, unison bends, and the whammy bar on my ibanez rg series guitars (i have 3 different models). but yeah, metallica, pink floyd, white zombie, sabbath, zeppelin, and gnr all inspired me in some way. i wouldn't give it up for anything in the world.

11-08-2007, 06:57 PM
Live aid metallica, when the nothing else matters solo started I decided to get a guitar :P

11-08-2007, 10:03 PM
I must be like the outcast
But John Mayer really set me off to play guitar because I loved how he could put it all together and make wonderful music.

11-08-2007, 10:06 PM
ac/dc and kiss mainly, then aerosmith as well, and the stones. recently i've got into stuff like clapton and zeppelin and alot of sabbath as well.
Black Sabbath all the way!
They got me to rock too!

11-09-2007, 02:09 AM

Seriously. Who else?

11-09-2007, 07:14 PM
HammerFall (my first metal encounter, liked them alot before and still think it's a ok band...yes it's powermetal)

But what really, reaally turned the spark into flame was ofcourse the almighty Iron Maiden, and they still inspire be so much.

11-09-2007, 07:15 PM
Ozzy, When I heard crazy train I knew that guitar was for me.

11-10-2007, 12:20 AM
the crue and poison

11-11-2007, 10:07 AM
Greenday and limp bizkit

what a combonation lol

I heard rollin back when i was a kid and it inspired me to get a guitar and play

11-11-2007, 11:08 AM
first of all loyd, simple plan and good charlotte? really? thats just sad.
4 me it was A7X. those solos were orgamsic(well almost)

11-27-2007, 02:36 PM
Queen or Kiss
I'm 15 for gods sake!
if u want modern its probably muse or MCR

European Son
11-27-2007, 02:36 PM

11-28-2007, 02:13 AM
Kiss - Destroyer

11-28-2007, 10:03 AM
In first grade i stumbled upon a dusty old record and imprinted on the cover was Number of the beast..... My life would be forever changed

11-28-2007, 09:23 PM
**** man the best fack that inspired me was freaking Led Zep yo. I heard a whole album and I was like, **** yo pick up the guitar and get rocking :D

11-29-2007, 06:18 AM
I've always loved music, (Raised with CCR, Hendrix, Clapton, Cash), But what got me into starting playing the guitar was Brian Setzer & Stray Cats. When i saw him play that guitar, i was soo blown away..

11-29-2007, 07:32 AM
Children Of Bodom, Nightwish, Opeth, Arch Enemy. Those are some of the most inspirational bands to me... can't beat bodom solos... no no :P

11-29-2007, 05:38 PM

11-29-2007, 06:14 PM
my friend brought over a jimi hendrix cd
after hearing all along the watchtower and star spangled banner i knew i wanted to get a guitar

as far as recent inspirations, id say tool, dream theater, and guthrie govan

11-30-2007, 04:48 AM
I really can't say for sure, it was a mix between in flames and my friend who can play guitar and said they sucked and that I should listen to hendrix... ugh

human panda
11-30-2007, 06:09 PM
Rage for sure.When i heard there Renergades album( even tho its all covers) it inspired me to rock:headbang:

11-30-2007, 06:57 PM
Lets see i was 7? I heard SRV, Cream, and John Lee Hooker. Made up my mind that day i wanted to play guitar.

12-03-2007, 04:59 PM
Guns N' Roses way back when :p:



12-03-2007, 09:58 PM
L'arc~en~Ciel and Dir en grey

12-03-2007, 10:07 PM
The first record i ever bought was "Paradise City" by G'N'R. I was about 5 years old i think, but even then i was blown away by that riff. As i got older i discovered Nirvana when i was about 12 i guess, and learned a few early riffs. But i only seriously started playing about 10 years after, and the reason for that was the re-discovery of classic rock like AC/DC, Led Zep, Deep Purple, all that stuff. I listened to Angus' playina and was like "I can do that", then realised i couldn't, so i started practicing again!

12-03-2007, 10:12 PM
muse. heard intro to plug in baby and just had to learn guitar. they still inspire me today.

12-05-2007, 07:06 PM

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

SAME HERE DUDE! Pantera as well. But the band that first got me into metal was SOAD (purely by chance), then once I heard metallica i was like "oh my god, so orgasmic...." and got a guitar 3 days later.

midnight ride
12-05-2007, 07:08 PM
Styx was my favorite and the band that made me get into music and Styx is still my fav

12-05-2007, 10:22 PM
Grew up listenin to CCR and Skynyrd, decided one day i wanted to play the guitar and their music is what i got into and still am

12-05-2007, 10:42 PM
I can't believe I actually said Norma Jean (the metalcore band)

Truely it was AC/DC :peace:

12-06-2007, 10:51 AM
I remember hearing Black Diamond by Kiss and deciding on the spot "I want a guitar". Kiss still inspire me, but I'm more onto the Dream Theatre and stuff now.

12-20-2007, 10:06 AM
mostly maybe GnR, metallica and jimi hendrix

12-21-2007, 11:30 PM
AC/DC for sure!

They just have so much energy and they're a perfect example of a good time rock and roll band

12-22-2007, 10:55 AM
Styx was my favorite and the band that made me get into music and Styx is still my favMe too! Styx was actually the only band I liked for a while.
My bro bought the Return to Paradise DVD, and the song Snowblind just blew me away. Blue Collar Man is still my favorite, though.
Now I am listening to other bands and Styx, like Three Days Grace and Rush.

12-22-2007, 10:56 AM

Exo M7
12-22-2007, 02:13 PM
White Stripes and Muse were the first bands I really liked, and the first bands where I learned all of their songs...early 2000s.

12-22-2007, 02:13 PM
Los Zopilotes

12-23-2007, 01:58 PM
Aerosmith, metallica, nirvana, Santana, Green day, others

12-23-2007, 02:00 PM
van halen panama was wat made me obsess over music and then guitar.

12-23-2007, 04:13 PM
The doors brought me into classic rock years ago, and have been an avid classic rock listener since, which then lead to the geeter.

12-23-2007, 04:19 PM

Although my first favorite band was disturbed...

Ben Wright
12-23-2007, 04:20 PM

bafoon oO
12-24-2007, 12:28 AM
I gota say the chili peppers got me started. then slightly stoopid made me so much better.

03-04-2008, 09:19 PM
Led Zepplin hit me in the stomach so hard all rap inside me was coughed up

03-05-2008, 03:16 AM
new found glory...that was my basis

03-05-2008, 03:18 AM
Well, Linkin Park was really the first rock band I ever listened to. Everything else sort of moved from there, so I guess the answer is LP.

03-05-2008, 05:00 PM
30 seconds to mars mostly and greenday along the way

03-05-2008, 09:22 PM
3.Children of Bodom
4.Cradle of Filth
5. Wednesday 13

03-05-2008, 10:09 PM
Nirvana or Korn back when I was like 4 ( am 15 now ). After them I just loved Rock. Nothing else like it.

03-05-2008, 10:19 PM
Santana was my first introduction to rock music. My grandmother used to like his jazzier stuff.

03-05-2008, 11:07 PM
Journey got me into music all together and I love them for that :) That band is soooo good!!!

03-06-2008, 12:35 AM
first time I picked up an instrument, I had so much fun just messing with it I knew I wanted to experiment more with it and learn to play

so I kinda inspired myself

03-08-2008, 11:58 PM

mr freezy
03-09-2008, 05:58 AM
Metallica. Without "Kill 'em all" I'd have never picked up a bass.

03-09-2008, 10:15 AM

03-09-2008, 10:21 AM
What inspired me to pick up guitar was definately Tom Morello and Hendrix. But I play a lot of different styles and its a wide range of guitarists who push me to learn other styles of playing or use of effects. Johnny Greenwood, Cream era Clapton, Eddie Hazel and Jimmy Page to name a few.

03-09-2008, 10:55 AM
Blink 182 for sure

03-09-2008, 10:58 AM
The movie 'School Of Rock' And the riff in TNT-AC/DC when i was like 8 but i didn't manage to get a guitar and start playing for at least another 2 or 3 years

03-09-2008, 11:01 AM
Iron Maiden and Blue Oyster Cult. I heard 'Burnin' For You' on the radio and thought, 'That'd be cool if I could play that :)' and here I am now.

03-09-2008, 11:16 AM
the band that inspired me to ROCK was definitely Guns N Roses
but what inspired me to play the Blues - that i play mainly now: SRV

03-09-2008, 12:19 PM
green day and bruce springsteen

03-09-2008, 12:24 PM
Metallica, Iron Maiden and Lordi

07-30-2009, 01:09 PM
Styx at first, and then AC/DC, too. But mostly Styx.