Photo by Deborah Samuel for Tama Drums.

Photo by Deborah Samuel for Tama Drums.

Alternative, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, New Wave, Pop, Progressive… 

I would like to express my gratitude by saying “Thank You” to each of the following artists, and share with you my extremely long list of rock and other various music influences. 

Included are: A Flock Of Seagulls, a-ha, ABC, AC/DC, Alanis Morissette, The Alarm, Alex Lifeson, Alice In Chains, Alphaville, AM, Animal Kingdom, Arc Angels, Arcadia, Asia, Audioslave, The Babys, Bad Company, Barenaked Ladies, The Beatles, Beck, Bell X1, Better Than Ezra, Big Country, Big Wreck, Billy Joel, Billy Squier, Billy Thorpe, Black Sabbath, Blackfield, Blue Oyster Cult, Blues Brothers, Blues Traveler, Bon Iver, Bono, Boston, Broken Bells, Bronze Radio Return, Bruce Dickinson, Bruce Hornsby, Bryan Adams, Bryan Ferry, Bush, Cake, The Call, Candlebox, The Cars, Cat Stevens, Charlie Sexton, Cheap Trick, Chris Cornell, Christopher Cross, The Church, Cinderella, City and Colour, The Clash, Coldplay, Colin Hay, Collective Soul, Crash Test Dummies, Crosby Stills & Nash, Crowded House, The Cure, Curt Smith, Damien Rice, Damn Yankees, Daryl Hall & John Oates, David & David, David Baerwald, David Barrett Trio, David Bowie, Days of the New, Death Cab for Cutie, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Devo, Dio, Dire Straits, The Doobie Brothers, Dream Theater, Dug Pinnick, Duran Duran, Echo & The Bunnymen, Eddie Money, Eels, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Emerson Lake & Powell, Eurythmics, Evanescence, Faith No More, Falco, The Finn Brothers, The Firm, Fish, The Fixx, Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Foreigner, Foster the People, Frightened Rabbit, Fuel, Fury in the Slaughterhouse, Garbage, Gary Moore, Gary Numan, Gary Wright, Geddy Lee, Genesis, Gin Blossoms, Golden Earring, Gord Downie, Gordon Lightfoot, GTR, Heart, Honeymoon Suite, The Hooters, Howard Jones, Huey Lewis and the News, INXS, Iron Maiden, Iron & Wine, J. Geils Band, Jackson Browne, Jane's Addiction, Jeff Buckley, Jefferson Airplane, Jelly Jam, Jerry Gaskill, Jim Gilmour, Jimmy Page, John Butler Trio, John Lennon, John Mellencamp, Johnny Marr, Joshua Kadison, Judas Priest, Jughead, Kajagoogoo, Kansas, Kasabian, Kevin Gilbert, Kingdom Come, King's X, The Kinks, Lanterna, Led Zeppelin, Level 42, Lindsey Buckingham, Linkin Park, Little River Band, Live, Lord Huron, Loverboy, Lunatic Soul, Mad Season, Magne Furuholmen, Marillion, Meat Loaf, Men At Work, Metallica, Metric, MGMT, Michael Hutchence, Michael Jackson, Michael Sadler, The Midnight, Mike Oldfield, Milla, Missing Persons, The Moody Blues, Morten Harket, Mother Mother, Motley Crue, Mr. Big, Mr. Mister, Must, Naked Eyes, Neil Peart, Neil Young, New Order, Night Ranger, Nik Kershaw, Nirvana, No Doubt, Off Kilter, The Offspring, Oingo Boingo, One Day As a Lion, One Eskimo, The Outfield, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Carrack, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Pearl Jam, A Perfect Circle, Pet Shop Boys, Pete Townshend, Peter Case, Peter Gabriel, Peter Murphy, Peter Schilling, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Planet P Project, The Police, Porcupine Tree, The Postal Service, Poundhound, The Power Station, Primus, Prince, Psychedelic Furs, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Queensryche, Quiet Riot, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rainbow, Randy Newman, Ratt, Reamonn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Red Rider, R.E.M., REO Speedwagon, Ric Ocasek, Richard Page, Rick Springfield, Ritchie Blackmore, Robert Palmer, Robert Plant, Robin Zander, Rod Stewart, Roger Waters, Roland Orzabal, Roxy Music, Roy Orbison, Rupert Hine, Rush, Sade, Saga, Sam Roberts Band, Sammy Hagar, Savoy, Scorpions, Seven Mary Three, Siberian, Sigur Ros, Silversun Pickups, Simon & Garfunkel, Simple Minds, Simply Red, Sinead O'Connor, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smithereens, Snow Patrol, Soundgarden, Split Enz, Squeeze, Stabilizers, Steve Earle, Steve Miller Band, Steve Negus, Steve Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sting, Stone Temple Pilots, Stuart Adamson, Styx, Sublime, Supertramp, Survivor, Switchfoot, System of a Down, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Tasmin Archer, Tears For Fears, The Temper Trap, Temple of the Dog, Tenacious D, Tesla, Theory of a Deadman, They Might Be Giants, Thomas Dolby, Three, 311, TNT, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tom Cochrane, Tom Petty, Tonic, Tony Carey, Tool, Toto, Toy Matinee, The Tragically Hip, Train, The Traveling Wilburys, Trevor Rabin, Triumph, Trust Company, The Tubes, Ty Tabor, U2, Ultravox, Vampire Weekend, Van Halen, Van Morrison, Victor, Wang Chung, The Waterboys, Weezer, White Stripes, Whitesnake, The Who, Wintersleep, Wolf Gang, XTC, Yes, You+Me, Zebra, ZZ Top 

In regards to rock music, every single artist listed above played an essential part in helping to shape me (layer on top of layer) into the person I am today.  If you stand back and observe my personal pyramid from afar, it is those people and their music that has been holding up residence over on the rock 'n' roll side of my triangle shaped abode for many years (some a lot longer than others).



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