A really, really tough question… The answer depends on the day, really! But today I’ll say “Alice in Chains”!
Briefly: ZZ Top, Queen, G’n’R, Motorhead, Metalliva, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Slayer, SlipKnot, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Venom, Whitesnake, Anorexia Nervosa, Emperor, Gehenna, Hecate Enthroned, Tiamat, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Darkthrone, Death, Mayhem, My Dying Bride, Old Man’s Child, Opeth, Paradise Lost, Hypocrisy, Avantasia, Blind Guardian, Dio, Iced Earth, Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, etc…
Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Slayer, Slipknot, Anthrax, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Iced Earth, Divine Heresy, Fear Factory, Trivium, In Flames, Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Black Bomb A, Cradle Of Filth, Parkway Drive and other
Slipknot and linkin park. I don’t listen to them often though. Just lovin some of their songs.
I have lots of favorites. But at the moment I’m hooked to:
Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Boards of Canada (new album whew!), The National, And So I Watch You From Afar, Enter Shikari.
and always and forever will be: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
The topic is about rock so I’ll include rock bands only but I do like (almost) everything posted before
Here goes: AC/DC, Guns & Roses, Frank Zappa, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Doors, RHCP, Scorpions, The Stone Roses, The Cranberries, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Idol, Alanis Morrisette, Sheryl Crow, Nick Cave, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cult, Bon Jovi, Dio, Eric Clapton, R.E.M, Queen, etc.
Amaranthe, Doors, Franz Ferdidnand, White Lies, the Police, Steve Vai (with his band – count?) Does my list nontrivial or not?
Tool. See them live if you ever get the chance because they put on one hell of a show. Really hoping they make at least one more album.