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Yup, just name where your musical inspiration came from, what bands, guitarrists, drummers, bassists etc have inspired you to play the instrument you do?

My inspiration is John Petrucci and Steve Vai, they are both genius'
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emilie autumn, jesper kyd, jordan rudess, peter habja, js bach, akira yamaoka.
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#3
Terry Kath, Al DiMeola, Pete Townshend, Ted Nugent.

I can't play half of their stuff, but I model some of what I do, after them.
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#4
Mine are pretty standard... Metallica, Slipknot, Linkin Park.
I still play metal mostly thrash I don't play any nu metal usually.
but I'm starting to broaden my playing with Alternative and some Acoustic
#5
Mark Knopfler, and most importantly... Ed Hak.
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#7
John Frusciante is probably my main influence, followed by Jesse Lacey & Chris Carraba.
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#8
Pete Townshend mostly, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen and the guy at the pub who plays Free Bird.
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#10
Mine has to be slash, no doubt about it, his riffs are great and he has an amazing unique sound.
his kind of qaulity is hard to find nowadays, he is a legend
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Clapton, Gilmour, Slash and Hendrix are the main culprits
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#12
a mate of mine, encouraged by his dad started guitar.

i thought 'if he can do it, why cant i?'

best thought i had in a long while

Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#13
I'm a tone-freak, so I draw a lot of influence from guys like Santana, Steve Hackett from early Genesis stuff, and of course, the one and only David Gilmour.
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#14
John Paul Jones got me into bass, but now my main influences are John Myung and Justin Chancellor, as well as a whole bands sound.
#15
As my avatar suggests... my inspirations are..

Rise Against, Thrice, Hatebreed, At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Nine Inch Nails.

maybe a few more i cant remember of right now...

thought top 5 would be:

Rise Against
Hatebreed
Thrice
Mars Volta
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#16
Muddy Waters (In case my avatar didn't help you figure it out) and Stevie Ray Vaughan are my top two, but lots of other blues musicians also make the longer list. As well as Syd Barrett, Jerry Garcia, and most of the 60's guys.
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Matt Heafy, Alexi Laiho, Steve Vai, EVH, Satriani, James hetfield, Claudio, Classical musicians, Vivaldi, Paginini particularly.
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Pink floyd , Funkadelic, Rolling stones, Cream , Jefferson Aiplane, Nirvana, System of a down and Sound garden are my heavier inspirations. Lyric wise me and Syd barret find acid to work quite well!
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Sometimes when I sit outside by the lake behind my apartment, I can feel the world around me move to the rhythm of a song that only I can hear. The willow trees sway back and forth to the melodic breeze and the clouds watch from a distance. The people around me all move in time with the song. And in that moment I feel one with the world.

I push things out through my mouth and get refilled through my ears.
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Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Van Halen all influenced me greatly
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear.
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
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In terms of songwriting, Tool, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead, no questions asked. Without them I truly would not be the person I am and my songwriting would have taken a completely different direction. These are the only three bands that have honestly shaped who I am, especially Tool. I can't imagine how my life would be now if I hadn't discovered Tool's music.
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#22
Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, I used to get a LOT of inspiration from SRV, but I decided to not let him influence me TOO much, cause there are a lot of SRV Copycats out there. He has a very distinctive style that you can notice from miles away.
#23
I have kinda a wide range of inspiration.
John Butler
Nine Inch Nails (older Stuff)
Buckethead
Tool
Pearl Jam
Team Sleep
Alice in Chains

thats pretty much the ones i can think of at this moment.
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Just sitting in my room and thinking over the past months or years, the events that occurred in my life and in the world at that time.
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Criss Oliva, Meat Loaf, James Swearingen, and a song composed by Robert Buckley called Pacifica (Doubt anyone knows this song, as the only people who would know it would be Western Canadian concert band students).
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#26
Well I met Karl Sanders the other day and since then and seeing them live my music has been heavily inspired by the awesomeness that is Nile.
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Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman.
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David Gilmour, John Petrucci and Mikael Åkerfeldt.
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beethoven ,paganini , bach , vivaldi , yngwie, jason becker , alexi laiho , dimebag , matt heafy , dave mustaine , marty friedman, george harrison , eric clapton , bb king , gary moore , andres segovia, John Lennon, chuck berry , stevie ray vaughn, jimi hendrix.

just to name a few.
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Sometimes when I sit outside by the lake behind my apartment, I can feel the world around me move to the rhythm of a song that only I can hear. The willow trees sway back and forth to the melodic breeze and the clouds watch from a distance. The people around me all move in time with the song. And in that moment I feel one with the world.

I push things out through my mouth and get refilled through my ears.


That's so beautiful.


I've got to say The Fall of Troy. Thomas's ear-splitting screams and smooth vocals whilst playing a finger shattering riffs on guitar, Tim Wards amazing bass lines and back up screams are amazing, the band wouldn't be TFoT without him, and Andrew Forsman's insane drum beats and fills are great. The band's lyrics are almost always like some sort of story that Thomas has made up in his head, and it grips you instantly. They've inspired me to write things on guitar i wouldn't be able to if i'd never heard them.
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Well I met Karl Sanders the other day and since then and seeing them live my music has been heavily inspired by the awesomeness that is Nile.

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Influences, hmmm... I'd say these...

90's Green Day and Radiohead, say what you will, when I was younger, these guys got me to pick up a guitar.

Pantera, they introduced me into all sorts of Metal.

Metric and Broken Social Scene, they got me into Indie.
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Rory Gallagher (for guitar orientated stuff) and Chopin (for piano orientated stuff) and maybe Air and Daft Punk, cause I love them so much, and would love to make that type of music.
#36
John Petrucci, Dave Mustaine, Django Reinhardt and Jeff Loomis are some of my guitar idols, and Gerard Butler (see sig), Dave Mustaine, and Phil Anselmo are some of my vocal inspirations.
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#37
inspiration for composing? In that case it is no musician. Scenery it what inspires me to write music. Some of the greatest works of all time were inspired by the composer viewing the beautiful world which we live in.

Unfortunately I live in an ugly city in East Texas...so my writing is difficult...
#38
Well last year was mostly led zeppelin, pink floyd and Crossfade.

Now I would say, Tiesto, Armin van burren and Pendulum

Yeah trance and drum and bass own my soul at this point in my life.
#39
Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Dir en Grey, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pantera, Primus
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That's so beautiful.


I've got to say The Fall of Troy. Thomas's ear-splitting screams and smooth vocals whilst playing a finger shattering riffs on guitar, Tim Wards amazing bass lines and back up screams are amazing, the band wouldn't be TFoT without him, and Andrew Forsman's insane drum beats and fills are great. The band's lyrics are almost always like some sort of story that Thomas has made up in his head, and it grips you instantly. They've inspired me to write things on guitar i wouldn't be able to if i'd never heard them.


The Fall of Troy is a huge influence for me right now. I would also say: Chiodos, Tool, Nile, Opeth, Alice in Chains and Metallica. Tool is a huge influence for me, not only as a whole band but as separate parts, like Danny Carey's drum parts influence my guitar playing.
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