When it comes to music, my favourite genre is Neue Deutsche Härte. Rather unfamiliar to many people, the only band that's really made it through internationally is definitely Rammstein. I've been a fan of Rammstein since 2000, but it's not the only band of NDH there is. My other favourites in that field are Megaherz and Oomph! but especially Eisbrecher.
I tend to use music as my inspiration, I don't normally use it as a background noise. I love to really listen to it, the words (yes, I can speak German), sounds, mood, etc. I love to close my eyes and feel the energy. And I love to draw ideas and strength from it to create something new.
Some time ago, I used my newly discovered skills with Adobe Illustrator to create this pic of an icebreaker (Eisbrecher in English). I think it became out pretty nice, even if I "only" created the wireframe out of a picture template. Clickety click to see it bigger.
Btw, it's funny, but my favourite cloth brand is also Icebreaker. I fell in love with it in New Zealand.