Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Really got me into more out there music. He has a sporadic approach I wish I could achieve myself. Mikael Akerfeldt: Made me actually give a shit about learning classical guitar when I was in college. Amazing riffs and song structures. Paul Gilbert: I learned so many licks from Gilbert instructional videos and he showed me the way of modes. I'm all about string skipping as well, which he is a master at. Frank Zappa: I will always think Frank was the greatest composer ever. He was constantly pushing the limit of what he and his band could do. And he always changed it up live. Devin Townsend: He showed me that Jedi's are real and you can master the force through guitar.