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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

There's always been three really important artists/bands in my life: Eminem, Pink Floyd and Damien Rice. Without them, I'd have nothing to fall back on. They all have something that I can connect with so no matter what mood I'm in, they'll always satisfy. R.H.C.P and Metallica have had a massive influence too. Chad Smith and Lars Ulrich inspired me to pick up some sticks and learn the drums. Trent Reznor and Mike Patton have to be mentioned also. They're both incredible.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:26 PM Edited by JBC00PER, 12 January 2012 - 06:49 PM.

Sabbath all the wayy, Metallica second, Glassjaw, Brand New then Converge and Green Day.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

Most of all, The Jimi Hendrix experience. Then comes The Who.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:37 PM Edited by Markwey, 12 January 2012 - 08:16 PM.

Bruce Springsteen is one of the most influential musicians to me.

And ZZ Top.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:24 PM

Whereas inspiration is some artist and/or their work having an elevating and stimulating influence upon yours, influence is more like a tangible thing affecting the perfunctory way of musical expression, and a lot of artists have influenced me in a specific way of performing - lyrical, instrumental, etc.

As far as lyricism and vocalization goes, my rhythmical poetry has most dominantly been influenced by Kanye, Guru and Nas, not to forget less influencing yet equally appreciated names like Eminem, and artists like Bow Wow who must've been huge influences as they were the first ones I really, really listened to. My biggest lyrical influences come from everyone mentioned above, and a bunch of other names like Mike Shinoda, Billie Joe Armstrong, Pete Wentz, Bob Marley... The list goes on for a long, from genre and decade to another.

Instrumentally, my guitar playing is heavily influenced by Slash, Jimi, John Frusciante and, cheesy enough, my father and my big brother. My instrumental rap production's been influenced mainly by, surprise surprise, Kanye, Premo, Nicolay and a lot of other legendary producers.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:32 PM

Not a band but Dave Grohl inspires me. I mean he was the drummer of Nirvana, a big band which were popular and everybody rated Dave a brilliant drummer. After Kurt passed away he had the balls to start a new band and he decided to be a front man and play guitar! Foo Fighters was gamble which payed off big time.

Tupac inspires me too. He was interesting man and made amazing music, there was always a interesting meaning behind each song he made. A great artist.
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:18 AM Edited by Slamman, 14 January 2012 - 07:32 PM.

U F O

http://www.beatswork...UFO/family.html

I neglected Pink Floyd last time, but for years now, PF and UFO for me are all you need musically in life, all their songs, every album, it's all CLASS musically

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:02 PM Edited by AlexGTAGamer, 14 January 2012 - 04:04 PM.

Queen and then The Who for me. icon14.gif

I was inspired to want to play guitar thanks to Brian May, but when I couldn't even play my ma's old acoustic guitar, I turned to the drum set thanks to Keith Moon.

Though I must admit, the Bee Gees and Phil Collins have been great insperations to me too. smile.gif

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:08 AM

QUOTE (Cheat @ Saturday, Jan 14 2012, 09:24)
Whereas inspiration is some artist and/or their work having an elevating and stimulating influence upon yours, influence is more like a tangible thing affecting the perfunctory way of musical expression, and a lot of artists have influenced me in a specific way of performing - lyrical, instrumental, etc.

As far as lyricism and vocalization goes, my rhythmical poetry has most dominantly been influenced by Kanye, Guru and Nas, not to forget less influencing yet equally appreciated names like Eminem, and artists like Bow Wow who must've been huge influences as they were the first ones I really, really listened to. My biggest lyrical influences come from everyone mentioned above, and a bunch of other names like Mike Shinoda, Billie Joe Armstrong, Pete Wentz, Bob Marley... The list goes on for a long, from genre and decade to another.

Instrumentally, my guitar playing is heavily influenced by Slash, Jimi, John Frusciante and, cheesy enough, my father and my big brother. My instrumental rap production's been influenced mainly by, surprise surprise, Kanye, Premo, Nicolay and a lot of other legendary producers.

I'm glad someone else on here loves Billie Joe and Pete Wentz as much as I do icon14.gif Awesome dudes who have written brilliant songs. They've influenced me a lot too.

It's hard to say who has influenced me other then these two. Mark Hoppus is worth a mention, he's found a way of maturing that isn't boring biggrin.gif Even though I don't listen to Foo Fighter or Nirvana, I would love to be more like Dave Grohl. If everyone was a little more like him, we'd be in a great world.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 08:43 PM Edited by Achlys, 11 February 2017 - 08:45 PM.

Well it's not really influence, but I feel this sort of spiritual connection with some of GG Alin's songs, especially this song.

Like I've said before, I'm a masochist, so the lyrics really speak to my soul.
Abuse me, kick me, cut me, stab me, axe me, knife me, fork me, f*ck me, suck me, beat me, f*ck me, blow me, eat me, stab me, abuse my body, abuse my body!
That's why I actually liked *MURDOC*, he knew how to turn me on with the insults he threw at me.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:49 PM Edited by Mukkus, 01 March 2017 - 09:59 PM.

 I liked the style and grooves of The Time, The Deele, Ready for the World.

Paris & Public Enemy were my biggest musical influences as far as social issues. 


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:10 AM

It would have to be a three-way tie between Napalm Death, Carcass & Terrorizer. Jesse Pintado and Bill Steer were my main inspirations for becoming a musician.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

Take a guess.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:25 PM

Probably Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. I was a teenager in the 90s. Lucky me!

 

Their influence is so strong, I only play Jazzmaster/Jaguar guitars (with the occasional nod to Black Sabbath and Minor Threat for my SGs). 


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:06 AM

For me it's honestly got to be Nirvana, I'm an 80's kid but I grew up in the early 90's and this was what everyone was listening to. Sure it was sheepish at the time I guess but I always find myself sticking on their Discography now and then.
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

For me it's honestly got to be Nirvana, I'm an 80's kid but I grew up in the early 90's and this was what everyone was listening to. Sure it was sheepish at the time I guess but I always find myself sticking on their Discography now and then.

It's going to make me sound like such a douche but I honestly can't listen to anything of theirs other than Bleach now. Nevermind, great as it was, hasn't aged for me, and In Utero, the same. But the influence they had and the music I found through them... coloured me forever. 


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:24 AM Edited by BlackScout, 25 March 2017 - 03:24 AM.

Above & Beyond... Mostly because it helped/helps me through some bad times.

 

The best melodic tunes I've ever heard in my life were produced by them. It also happens to be the first time that I'm a fan of "something".

Their music means a lot to me, even if their newest releases are nowhere as good.

 

"HURR THAT AIN'T A BAND, GTFO WITH YOUR NON-INSTRUMENTAL TRANSFORMER MUSIC YOUR LATE-MILLENIAL FAG."

 

Yeah, yeah. f*ck you too.

 

I used to listen to Linkin Park a lot... But that was back 2012.

I also listened to Nirvana in 2014 however, I ended up picking up a hatred for the band for irrelevant reasons...


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:35 PM

 

"HURR THAT AIN'T A BAND, GTFO WITH YOUR NON-INSTRUMENTAL TRANSFORMER MUSIC YOUR LATE-MILLENIAL FAG."

 

Yeah, yeah. f*ck you too.

 

Has anyone actually ever said that to you or are you projecting that? Because if they haven't, that's a hell of an attitude. 

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:37 PM Edited by Arrows to Athens, 09 July 2017 - 06:37 PM.

Thirty Seconds to Mars, A Day to Remember, Breaking Benjamin, and Dead by April.


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#50

Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:56 PM

There are so many bands I like but the biggest influence on my life has to be Pearl Jam or Eddie Vedder himself. They wrote songs I can really relate to and brought so much energy to their shows yet were still very down to earth guys. Never seen them live though. That "Into the wild" soundtrack/movie is huge for me.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

Linkin Park

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:16 PM

Most of all, The Jimi Hendrix experience. Then comes The Who.

 

Funny to read this now, when I'd rather name Donald Fagen/Steely Dan or Pat Metheny as my most important musical influences. Then again, it's important to not forget where you came from. Jimi's the one who made me pick up a guitar.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:10 AM Edited by Bigs, 18 July 2017 - 02:10 AM.

Most of all, The Jimi Hendrix experience. Then comes The Who.

 
Funny to read this now, when I'd rather name Donald Fagen/Steely Dan or Pat Metheny as my most important musical influences. Then again, it's important to not forget where you came from. Jimi's the one who made me pick up a guitar.
I, too, look back at my response from six years ago and think about how my answer would be different now. But the Clash were the quintessential influence in my formative years so they'll always be a part of me.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:55 AM

Oasis and RHCP i can't seem to get over it, everytime i grab a guitar all i can think about is their sound, stuck in my head...


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:17 PM

Due to my uncle left me a ton of audio cassete and mixtapes during my childhood, I ended up listening to some old school music from the 60s to early 2000s like The Rolling Stones, The Who, Audioslave, etc.

And, the ones that influenced me a lot was Audioslave. At that time, I used to listen their first album repeatedly till one day the cassette went broke.

For me, their music were really felt like the soundtrack for my life at that time and possibly, the ones that made me love rock musics till this day (especially the alternative genre).




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