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les_paul  
23 Apr 2008 22:05 | Quote
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I would have to say Skynyrd, Slash, and Hendrix. I know these are common names that come up a lot but You can't help what motivates you right.
Skold  
23 Apr 2008 23:23 | Quote
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Oasis and The Beatles.
Admin  
24 Apr 2008 02:26 | Quote
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and Metallica of course.
ThePusher  
24 Apr 2008 02:28 | Quote
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Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Malmsteen, Batio, Jimmy Page guitar wise, for bass I'd say Wooten, Pastorius, Steve Harris, Geddy Lee & Flea, Then drumming my only 4 influences are My Dad, Nicko McBrain, Neil Peart & the guy from Dream Theater. Vocally I can only mach a couple people and those are Anthony Kiedis & the Bowling for Soup guy. Yeah those are only my influences not just my fav's
Nutter166  
24 Apr 2008 04:52 | Quote
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Guitar
Tom Morello, Tommy Iommi, Noddles (from Offspring), East Bay Ray.

Bass
Tim Commerford,Klaus Flouride, David Gilmour, Roger Waters.

Vocals
Well my vocals are mine pure and simple haha, I've been told I sound quite abit like Johnny Cash when I sing sometimes..
EMB5490  
24 Apr 2008 08:22 | Quote
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theres quiet a lot for me, but my mom i gotta give some credit to. if she didnt wake up at 6am and run and bike in the morning while blasting her 70s rock/pop i wouldnt know much bout it. most oif the bands i like i would have to say "influence me" but there is a certain sound of a guitar tht i absolutly love. the guitar sound is what influenced me. one band? pink floyd.
Guitarslinger124  
24 Apr 2008 09:22 | Quote
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you tell me: myspace.com/lanny124
ThePusher  
24 Apr 2008 13:33 | Quote
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Nutter, David Gilmour plays guitar not bass
Nutter166  
24 Apr 2008 13:46 | Quote
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He played bass in some songs -.- not sure which..oh monkeys! He's a guitar influnce aswell..bah I can't edit my post >.
EMB5490  
24 Apr 2008 15:16 | Quote
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lol if i playd bass id be inspired by buckethead. hes a beast on both of them.
ThePusher  
24 Apr 2008 15:36 | Quote
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That the Bucket certainly is, it's especially impressive when he shows off his slap skills when playing live solo's on the guitar
Notim  
24 Apr 2008 15:43 | Quote
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Iron Maden,Ted Nugent,Alvin Lee,Randy Rhoads,and the like I guess for me but I'm sure I forgot some.
EMB5490  
24 Apr 2008 15:46 | Quote
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i also have to say skynyrd. skynyrds tunes really influenced me to pick up the guitar.
les_paul  
24 Apr 2008 17:22 | Quote
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@ Notim
Nugent is a wild man I would love to see him in concert.
league  
25 Apr 2008 12:40 | Quote
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At first Iommi then Soundgarden then Megadeth, Maiden, and Santana.
Notim  
25 Apr 2008 15:44 | Quote
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I seen him on the Double live Gonzo Tour..I was young but my Older bro took me and I was hooked on playing!!!!
soy.el.che  
25 Apr 2008 19:02 | Quote
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id say cobain, n hendrix n slash n lenon, as composer... paige is really good too,.... though i used to hear mainly greenday, and paparoach n soad when i picked up the guitar...
Crunch  
25 Apr 2008 23:01 | Quote
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The first real (or what I would consider real) rock band that I liked was the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I began listening to them when I was about 8, I think. Thus, John Frusciante has had a big impact on how I see, listen to, and play the guitar. A few years later I started listening to older bands, my favorite being Led Zeppelin. So, again, Jimmy Page has also been a big influence on me. I'm always torn between those two when people ask me who my favorite guitarist is, so I usually say both.
EMB5490  
26 Apr 2008 06:57 | Quote
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lol rhcp in my opinion is barely rock at all.
GRX40  
26 Apr 2008 08:59 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
lol rhcp in my opinion is barely rock at all


Their more recent music is leaning to side of "pop", but their older stuff is a lot different. If you compare their album "Mother's Milk" (1989, I think) to "Stadium Arcadium", the most recent one, it's like listening to two different bands.

In my opinion, their older stuff was much faster and in-your-face, (and also very funk-influenced) while the newer stuff seems to be more laid-back.
blackholesun  
26 Apr 2008 11:48 | Quote
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Yeah, i duno what EMB5490 is trying to say. It's either that their old stuff is funk rather than rock, or their new stuff is pop rather than rock. Either way, his opinion is wrong. I mean, come on! Have you heard anything by them other than Snow?!
les_paul  
26 Apr 2008 12:07 | Quote
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I like there old stuff better, but that's my opinion. I tend to like anything from the 70's and 80's better than any of the new stuff coming out from any band. Rock from this era was alive and influenced more by the life experiences of the band and there overall mood and opinions, not by what the label feels is a good image for the band.
Crunch  
26 Apr 2008 13:12 | Quote
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The peppers are definitely rock. I don't know what else you're going to classify them as. Prominent bass (funky at times), distorted guitar/solos, rock-style drumming... Other than Kiedis's vocals, which are starting to lean towards singing rather than rapping, they are definitely a rock band.
EMB5490  
26 Apr 2008 13:49 | Quote
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yes, their bass player kicks ass. but the guitar is kinda mellow, and the tune is similar.
blackholesun  
26 Apr 2008 14:21 | Quote
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The guitar is not always mellow, very little in fact, especially prior to 99's Californication. And what has being mellow got to do with not being rock?

And what do you mean by the tune being similar?
EMB5490  
26 Apr 2008 15:11 | Quote
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yes. i have... i h8 snow...they are a pop rock band, at least better then nickleback. and grx is right, theyr like 2 diff bands.

the tune as in sound of their music, like ther vocals, guitar, everything sounds similar. to me at least.
KicknGuitar  
26 Apr 2008 15:24 | Quote
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Anyone for Yanni...?
Oh no no, I kid, I kid.

It's Walt Whitman.
Crunch  
26 Apr 2008 19:24 | Quote
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I am personally hurt that you would compare the peppers to nickelback. John Frusciante is a great guitarist, just as good of one as Flea is a bassist. Give a listen to songs like "Get on Top," "Around the World," and "Give it Away." Those songs have very aggressive guitar parts, much different than what one would expect from "pop rock." Even their newer, mellower stuff is much too complex to be labeled pop rock. There are also a few heavier songs on Stadium Arcadium (their newest album), listen to Readymade for an example.

In closing, I think that their music and their fans mean(s) a lot to them. They obviously put great amounts of effort and their feelings into their songs, which makes them a DEFINITIVE rock band to me.
EMB5490  
26 Apr 2008 19:32 | Quote
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well i did say it was better, flea is a gr8 bassist, altho i h8 his tats. ok...u win...i surrender...i dont really like rhcp as much as other bands, but ther o.k...
blackholesun  
26 Apr 2008 19:41 | Quote
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I still wouldn't call them a pop rock band. Their music may incorporate a few pop elements such as Frusciante's backing vocals and occasional keyboard usage, but the vast majority of their recent music is still a lot better in a musical way than what bands like Nickelback are churning out. Stadium Arcadium may appeal to the casual listener, but when you look below the surface, you've still got an album that can also appeal to musicians as well. I don't know how many times I have played Stadium Arcadium in the two years since it came out, but everytime I do I always notice something new about the songs, because they have so many layers to them.

And about them sounding the same - surely that's a good thing to a certain extent? They have definately evolved in the 25 years they've been around though, largely because they have made albums with 4 different guitarists, and used 4 different producers, each one bringing their own slight change. There's no way you can listen to the layered funk metal of Mother's Milk and compare it to the floating melodies of By The Way or the stripped back "just strat and marshall" tone of Bloodsugarsexmagik and say it's all the same, cos it quite simply isn't.
blackholesun  
26 Apr 2008 19:44 | Quote
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Crunch says:
They obviously put great amounts of effort and their feelings into their songs, which makes them a DEFINITIVE rock band to me


Yeah, well said Crunch. I spent so long typing a reply that you had both replied while I was typing!
league  
26 Apr 2008 19:45 | Quote
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Backing vocals are pop? I think Flea gives the band their signature sound. I think thats what EMB meant. I agree well said Crunch. At least real Rock because there is fake Rock.
EMB5490  
26 Apr 2008 20:04 | Quote
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coughs*nickleback*cough
blackholesun  
26 Apr 2008 20:11 | Quote
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league says:
Backing vocals are pop?


Not all are, but Frusciante's are very much influenced by doo wop, and bands like the Beach Boys, who were pop.

"Pop" isn't necessarily a bad thing. Just providing the artist still maintains some artistic integrity.
Crunch  
26 Apr 2008 21:08 | Quote
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It seems I may have offended you EMB5490 (I'm not really sure...). Terribly sorry if I did, but this is something I feel very passionately about.

To get on the same page you should really see them live. Even if you don't like them it will show you how much they really put into their performances. And as blackholesun said, their records are just painstakingly polished to the point of near perfection.
EMB5490  
26 Apr 2008 21:25 | Quote
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no...i was jk. i could understand if i upsetted u, i guess if someone insulted led zepp, or boston, or gnr id prob defend them. and yes, they put tons of energy into their preformances, and they do have talent. its not tht i dont like the band, i dont really like the singer, its like a rappish, popish, rockish sound when he "sings" he has a good voice, just dont like his style. i have all the respect in the world for flea, altho i still dont like his tats. hes a kik ass bass player, second or third to buckethead or steve harris.
Skold  
27 Apr 2008 04:26 | Quote
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I recently found some new inspiration from some old Gospel groups in my vinyl record collection. I was listening to a group called "Reality" (Reginald Dees & The Reality, if memory serves me, and I was amazed at how the simplicity absolutely made the music. So, in short, old Gospel groups are becoming an influence to my music.
EMB5490  
27 Apr 2008 08:38 | Quote
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i couldnt like the gospel or christian rock stuff,
1)im jewish
2)i kinda belive in religion and i kinda dont
3)i dont like the tunes.(as in songs)
Skold  
27 Apr 2008 14:46 | Quote
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@EMB

You ever hear of Sanctus Real? They're quite a decent Christian Rock band.

Also, Jewish or not, I think we can all appreciate some classic hymn tunes.
EMB5490  
27 Apr 2008 15:41 | Quote
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lol im shameful to jews lol. i dont belive half the stuff in the book of jews of w/e its called, u guys call it the old testimony, i think we call it the torah. but if the song or rythm is good, ill listen to it. unless its like death metal or emo, i h8 tht stuff
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