What artists do you most try and emulate. If not emulate, what artists inspire you to do what it is you do.

Personally my style and inspiration comes from a small group of individuals.

Songwriting - Rivers Cuomo/Jack White/Kurt Cobain
Guitar Style - Tom Morello/Jack White/Dan Auerbach
Music Philosophy - Ian Mackaye/Tom Morello
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For me it's people I've played in bands with, along with composers.

My friend Jen, for instance, is a huge influence on me musically. I've played alongside MANY talented musicians, but never anyone nearly as talented, nor as versatile as she is with instruments. That girl can play everything from flute, to trombone, to alto saxophone, and due to..well just the type of musician I've always known her to be (We met in music class actually xD), she inspires me to be a better musician.

Outside of friends and bandmates, Jaco Pastorius is a major influence on me, along with Joe Zawinul, Clarence Clemmens, J.S. Bach, and Steven Reineke.

If you want me to break it down...

Playing style: Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Clarence Clemmens
Composing style: Joe Zawinul, J.S. Bach, Steven Reineke
All-round inspiration: Friend
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Well, if I were to break it down...

Heavy aspect of my music - Gojira, Strapping Young Lad
Melodic aspect of my music - Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Devin Townsend
Dark and/or symphonic aspect - Emperor, early Dimmu Borgir, various random black metal songs

I like to call my music Blackened Progressive Death Metal, not because it's a legitimate subgenre, simply because it makes me feel like a badass. I also can't really think of any other label for it.
i'd have to say eddy van halen and jimmi paige i jus wish i could play half the stuff they could
probably my favorite bands.

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songwriting- kurt cobain, john lennon, glen hansard,
guitar playing- kurt cobain, SRV, matt bellamy, jack white, dave grohl
songwriting - these days mostly beck and tom waits
im trying to move away from guitar in my music (not entirely but i want to incorporate different sounds in my music that a guitar can't do)
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Songwriting: Devo, Meneguar, Refused.
Emotional Direction: King Crimson, Cave In, Chroma Key
Technical Direction: (early) Dream Theater, King Crimson, King's X.
Lyrical Direction: King Missile, Chroma Key, Placebo, Bloc Party.
guitar playing: SRV,Slash,EVH, Dimebag

would be nice to play a little bit of each of there styles and blend it somehow to make my own hybrid style.

bands: dont really have any maybe umm thirday and sinbandera
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Pfft, there's no way I can list all the bands that have influenced me, but here are some:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Mars Volta
Jimi Hendrix (Experience)

Dave Matthews (Band)
Jack Johnson

Herbie Hancock
John Scofield
Counting Crows

James Brown
P Funk
James Brown again
im a bass player but i play upside down with my low E on bottom. so i have jimi hendrix. and victor wooten. for rock i just listen to korn and antiflag ect.ect.
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Slash ----> mainly his early music ( with Guns N Roses ).
James Hetfield ---> love his style.
plus some Kirk Hammett and Gilmour.
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Alexi Laiho, Frank Zappa and Mattias "IA" Eklundh are my main "inspirations"

Other than that it's Steve Vai, Queen, Van Halen, Kiss and Paul Gilbert
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Dunlop Jazz III black
Van Halen inspired me to pick up a guitar.
SRV changed my style of playing
and Slah... just cause.

oh and David Gilmour.. again just cause.
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i aim for a jerry cantrell sound with mustaine riffs
im getting into jazz and blues now so SRV and Wes Montgomery are both awesome as well.