RUSH is the greatest band of all-time. It is a non-debateable fact. Their songwriting is epic, ambitious, complicated, and their musicianship unparalled. Top Ten Fav Bands in order: Rush, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, King's X, In Flames, KISS, Def Leppard, Pagan's Mind, Joe Satriani. Best new bands i have been into lately: Circus Maximus, Symphony X, Brainstorm, Pagan's Mind, Alogia, Vanden Plas, Kamelot, Raintime, Anubis Gate, Solution 45, Before The Dawn, Kalmah.
Relatively unknown bands I like a lot: Saigon Kick, Scatterbrain, Darkseed, Black 'N Blue, Waysted, Leatherwolf, Fates Warning, TNT, Death Angel, Galactic Cowboys, HIM, Keel, Therion, Twilightning, Warrior Soul.
Also like me some punk music--Ramones, Black Flag and Dead Kennedys in particular. Have meet Henry Rollins twice and heard him speak several times. He is without a doubt one of the smartest, well read, educated, no-bullshit people I have ever heard.