I've always liked rock music since back in the '60's. The Beach Boys, the British Invasion, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater & Deep Purple were among my favorites.
In the mid 70's I bought a guitar and tried to learn how to play. I didn't give it much effort and gave up after a while.
I continued to listen to rock music over the years, getting more into the heavier and non-mainstream bands, while keeping playing in the back of my mind.
Fast forward quite a few years, I decided to try to learn again. I pulled out my old Hohner after my stepson gave a brief attempt at trying to play himself. After a while, I decided to get a better guitar to see if I could learn faster so I scored an Epiphone Flying V on E-Bay. Always liked the exotic looks of the V.
This started something called G.A.S. or gear acquisition syndrome. Since then I've bought more guitars, 2 amps, built a guitar and a bass from kits and a guitar body from scratch. I also bought and built several pedals. Pedals are easier and cheaper to collect than guitars and can be quite fun to play with too.
As far as the music, my tastes are varied, but I keep on coming back to classic rock and metal in it's varied forms.