I just got finished reading "Slash" by, Slash and his co-writer, Anthony Bozza. It's a great read on his life if you are interested.
It got me to thinking about my favorite bands so I thought I'd pose this question for all. Being a child born in the mid 70's, the mid 80's to 90's rock had the biggest influence on what I like to listen to this day. I have handful of bands that I just love listening to and a few more that are catching my attention.
First, I'm a huge fan of the original Guns N Roses, with the original lineup. I loved their albums up to the Use Your Illusion set. I haven't listened to much of the new album, and don't really think I will. What always got me where the cool guitar riffs and without Slash or Duff tearing it up, it just hasn't had the same place for me. I've listened a lot lately to Velvet Revolver and think I'm becoming a fan.
I'm also a fan of Aerosmith, but none of the crap after the mid 90's...that **** all sounds the same. I loved all their 70's and 80's stuff, with my favorite album being Permanent Vacation. I have to claim having a guilty pleasure of Poison, but I can only stand the glam metal for so long, as so much of it sounds the same.
On a side note, I've been reinspired lately by reading the book and talking to a few buddies to pick up the guitar, and start something I just barely started a long time ago. I run the soundboard for my church, I've run the sound before for a buddy when he had a band, and now I want to get back into the music thing and learn to do something else. Years ago I tried the guitar, but didn't have a ton of dexterity in my fingers, and was more interested in playing ball than learning the guitar, well now I want to get back into it and actually do it this time.
Wow, I must be really bored already today.