Mine are: 1. Avenged Sevenfold - Because their lead guitarist (Synyster Gates) is my favorite of all time. Their playing is polished and technical. I love a lot of things they've done. 2. Slayer - Because they're brutal, sporadic, not polished at ALL, not very technical....and I love it. They're the one band that truly strike a chord with me when I see them live. 3. Queens of the Stone Age - Because they have a unique sound, are incredibly talented, and their lead singer (Joshua Homme) is very creative. 4. Led Zeppelin - Because they revolutionized Rock n Roll as we know it and created a unique sound, and have produced some of my favorite songs of all time. I can't get enough of the singer (Robert Plant) and guitarist (Jimmy Page), truly amazing. 5. Black Sabbath - Alongside Zeppelin, created a new sound which paved the way for Metal. I love the lead singers voice (Ozzy Osbourne) and the lead guitarists (Tony Iommi) signature sound.