#1
ok I searched for this but didn't see a thread like this so...

who or what influenced you to get into playing/creating music... does not have to be guitar of bass or whatever. Just whatever got you started on music.

Edit:

Also who influences your music style the most?
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#3
Someone I know gave me a chance to be in a band if I learnt bass ... I did and my intrests in music just took off from there.
#4
Alter Bridge.
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#6
The band that got me started was Metallica, hands down. After I heard Ride the Lightning I had to get a guitar :P

Right now my main influence comes from Rammstein, Testament, and (laugh at me if you will) Dethklok. I'm serious about Dethklok, actually, because I love the riffing and I wish I could make something that heavy xD
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#11
Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Tom Petty. The list goes on and on
#13
At the moment my main influences are: Fleetwood Mac (all of em), Lovin Spoonful (mainly Sebastein), Phil Ochs, Eric Clapton, SRV, David Bowie, and probably other people but thats all that comes to mind right now.
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#15
System of a Down and my brother got me to want to start guitar. I'd say the biggest musical influence to me is Opeth but I also draw from many other bands like Mars Volta, Necrophagist, The Faceless, Dimmu Borgir, Metallica, Ac-Dc, Led Zeppelin, various blues stuff from guitar teachers... yeah it's an odd mix
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#16
Euronymous, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, My uncle Dale, Tony Iommi, Scott Ian, and Johnny Cash are my main influences.
#18
the major person that inspired me would be my mom, she's where i get my artistic side from. my first cd was the beatles' abbey road, so that got me hooked on guitar. i finally decided to start playing after going to an reo speedwagon concert and watching their guitarist rip out countless pentarock licks on a gold top lp. for style it's a mix of srv, john frusciante, kurt cobain, and les claypool. (i play slap guitar)
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#19
early afi, my chemical romance, as i lay dying, a7x, children of bodom, cradle of filth, atreyu... those are my main influences =]
#20
Nirvana,i was 11 and on vh1 they had 100 greatest rock songs on ,and smells like teen spirit was on.and i heard the intro ,it blew my mind,then that christmas ,i'm lefty and seeing kurt cobain being lefty was very cool for me,my other influnces are The beatles,nirvana,ac/dc,motley crue,led zeppelin,the doors ,jimi hendrix,boston,aerosmith
#22
Les Claypool..Justin chancellor and Jordie White.


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#23
The offspring got me into guitar seeing how cool dexter looked with his sunnies on and a guitar made me want to be him.....

but i realised later on that powerchords suck so Dimebag gets me going and every day i think to myself when i grow up im gonna be the next Dimebag, **** i know its not gonna happen but it would be cool if i did.

and if i do and i become famous im gonna try and make a stand against animal cruelty not like all that save the whales shit just against domestic animals like cats and dogs.
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#24
Audioslave and the Johnny B. Goode scene from Back to the Future got me into music.
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#25
Let's see the bands that got me really into music were Blink 182 and Sum 41 (my musical tastes have developed since then but I'll gladly admit I still love both bands to this day). The bands that most influence my music vary quite a bit...

Lyrically: Jesse Lacey, Conor Oberst, Geoff Rickley, Max Bemis, Depression, Times of extreme inner-peace.

Musically: Rise Against, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bright Eyes, Taking Back Sunday, The Movielife, John Mayer, and Brand New's acoustic songs.
#26
Ive always had a stubborn creative streak... with my first paycheck i bought a $130 first act electric to see if that would keep me busy. now i play 5 hours a day, attempting to mimic the flowing smooth solos of david gilmour
#27
Brian May,because "Tie Your Mother Down" made me pickup the guitar.
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