I haven't had a band since High School and college, but I play when I can and manage to occasionally make some money with my guitar. Living where I do, I tend to pick up guitaring and singing where I can find it , which often is not metal. Still, I love to play hard rock and metal when I can.
I'll have gear and songwriting questions for you all, the occasional band chat, and probably gear to sell or trade here.
Favorite bands include Iron Maiden, The Sword, Dark Tranquillity, Rainbow, Ashbury, Rainbow, Riot, Death, Sabbath (esp. with Dio)...
Newer stuff that I've head and like include Idle Hands, Youngblood Supercult, Duel, Haunt, Visigoth, and Lunar Shadows.
I also listen to a lot of '70s rock like Rory Gallagher, Foghat, Jethro Tull, Trapeze...
Hobbies are reading history, poetry, mysteries, horror, and classics, especially Russian; hunting and shooting black powder, and looking for cool obscure proto-metal and NWOBHM bands.