your non-metal influences?

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  1. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    like the title says...list the non-metal musicians that have influenced you. in addition to guitarist, you can mention drummers, bassists, vocalists, etc.

    also, you can include any rock or punk influences, any genre, but no br00tlz. feel free to add pics or vids.

    discuss!
     
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    I dont know if i have any. I play mostly metal and i tend to create music that sounds like my favorite metal bands/musicians.

    If i get influenced in any way by music other than metal, its not due to a specific artist. Its just the parts of a song that sparks my ideas. I mean for instance i love to listen to Shawn Lane, but........yeah im not even going to try and go there. Lol.
     
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    Dayn silly person

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    I got into music because of the 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog music. Those games really cemented my approach to bass and rhythm. You gotta groove or you ain't got nothin'.

    Though it was the music to Metal Harbour from Sonic Adventure 2 that got me into picking up guitar and start actually playing music.
     
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    I'll just name a couple of my influences that are not metal as said in the OP. Those influences are Eddie Van Halen, Steve Howe, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Alex Lifeson, and Pete Townshend.
     
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    Castlevania, KISS, glam rock of the 70s and 80s, The Beatles, Ludwig van Beethoven, Van Halen, AC/DC, Rush, Styx, Journey, Boston, etc.
     
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    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    Early:
    Jimi
    EVH (Van Hagar)
    Jerry Cantrell
    Ty Tabor
    SRV

    Late 80's I also discovered shred - Satch and Shrapnel Records:
    Vinnie Moore
    Satriani
    Jason Becker
    Marty Friedman
    Tony MacAlpine
    Blues Saraceno
    Greg Howe
    Racer X, Paul Gilbert, and Bruce Bouillet
    Ritchie Kotzen

    Recently:
    Rick Graham
    Tom Quayle
    Pete Thorn

    Lately, I've strayed from teh Bro0tz and fallen in love with:
    Roy Buchanan
    Danny Gatton
    Greg Koch
    Otis Rush, Sam Maghett, the 3 Kings, etc...
    Chet Atkins
    Jerry Reed
    Brad Paisley
    Les Paul
    Vince Gill

    tl;dr Henry Kaiser FTW! :lol:
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    ^ one heck of a list!
     
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    Haha... I'm just ashamed that it took me that long to discover the latter part of the list! Ain't nothing wrong with having musical preferences... hell I still crank death metal at the gym... but, wow there are some amazing guitarists out there, outside of djent (crazy talk, I know :lol:):

     
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    couverdure No Gear Day

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    I see myself as a more non-metal musician who's heavily influenced by metal musicians, but for this topic I'll mention Blink-182 and All Time Low because I'm very into pop punk. I also used to listen to Pixar soundtracks, Owl City (still my guilty pleasure), and deadmau5 a lot when I was a kid so they also shaped up my interest because of their musicianship.

    Lately, I've been trying to get myself into various Japanese music due to their unique melodies while still being fairly accessible. I would list Hiroyuki Sawano at the moment because his soundtrack work and the vocal song production have his special kind of style in them.
     
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    Boston. Styx. Edgar winter.

    ... But then I'm half organ player anyway
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    I tend to write songs that sound like the metal I listen to. As far as listening goes, I seldom listen to anything other than extreme metal these days. However, I went through a 70's phase in high school and early college, lived through the 80s, etc. -- the list of influences on what I write as a guitarist is too endless to even comprehend. This is a list of non-metal influences that I consciously try to weave into my metal writing:

    Ennio Morricone -- (More of a composer; wrote the theme to "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly", and many more.
    Pink Floyd
    Radiohead
    Led Zeppelin
    Jimi Hendrix
    Portishead
     
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    Jon Gomm & Guthrie Goven, Courtney Pine and of course Hans Zimmer.

    Jon Gomm:


    Guthrie
     
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    Weirdly, Touche Amore's album, Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, which is the only cd of theirs I listen to once in a while, actually has a huge influence on the music that I write.
     
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    I'd argue that most of my own influences are non-metal. Most of my guitar learning happened while listening to whatever nonsense was on the radio in the 90s and 00s. I was really into the Nickelbacks and all those derivative bands at the time, and I think that had a big impact on how I play now. I really dig some acoustic/folk stuff, there's some terrible singer/songwriter-y stuff out there, but a friend of mine is good at finding good stuff in there, so I'll absorb all of that goodness. I've been listening a lot to Tigran Hamasyan, which to my ears has a sort of "heaviness" that metal just doesn't usually touch on. And I really dig the "lighter" side of metal, like power metal, or the more chill stuff Opeth does. +1 for Govan, and Aritocrats.
     
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  16. JohnIce

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    I'm in the same boat. I've always sort of taken non-metal concepts and just played them with metal band members. Grow your hair long and nobody will mind.

    The last few years have been a total musical renaissance for me, because the home recording revolution paired with youtube being the king of music release, has meant that I honestly think music made today is more creative and exciting than most of the stuff I was influenced by growing up. I barely listen to anything older than 5 years these days. I don't think metal in general has really kept up with that evolution, I find the most appealing metal bands to be from the 80's and 90's unfortunately.
     
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    Billy Corgan
    Ben Gibbard
    Billy Howerdel
    Jeff Porcaro
    Stephen Jenkins
    Bjork
    Tatu
     
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    Pink Floyd, SRV, Grateful Dead...Pumpkins is a big one, but i've heard them being called "metal" in the press (never by a fan) around the time of Siamese dream.
     
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    So many more than this but off the top of my head...

    Carlos Santana
    Frank Zappa
    Steve Howe
    Syd Barrett
    David Gilmour
    Rudolf Schenker
    Matthias Jabs
    Neil Young
    Tony Iommi
    Allen Collins
    Kieth Richards
    Joe Perry
    KK Downing
    Glenn Tipton
    Robert Fripp
    Adrian Belew
    Johnny Cash
    Gordie Walker
    Jeff Beck
    Dave Murray
    Alex Lifeson
    Eric Clapton
    The Obligatory Jimi Page
    The Other Obligatory Jimmy Hendrix
     
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    will_shred not that good.

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    Too many to list, I like a pretty wide range of music. Lately I've been really into Gypsy jazz.



    Also, I don't trust anyone who doesn't like Pink Floyd.
     
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