Music is an outlet. It allows me to share emotions without using words. Music gives me joy.
To compose some killer albums and do some live shows.
The minds of people.
Sleeping bag by ZZ Top
Alice in Chains, Bloodbath (early), Meshuggah, and Queen among others.
Life itself. There are plenty of things going on in life that inspire you, both good and bad times. Essentially what inspires me is capturing emotion in time and turn it into music.
Heavy heavy heavy.
People's music taste. Too many people settle for whatever major labels produce. It's more a product than art.
Too early to say. I have heard a lot of good things about it and the people there.
Not being able to play something that is in your head due to lack of skill.
I buy t-shirts and go to concerts.