The Gaslight Anthem’s frontman Brian Fallon recently spoke with Evan Schlansky of American Songwriter to talk about his influences.
As I would hope/expect, they are varied and multi-media, music to movies to literature. As I would also expect, there’s a lot of childhood memories that were seeds of his career. Also, he loves Tori! Fallon remains in my top five of “artists-I-want-a-guitar-lesson-with.” Others include: Michael or Jeremy from Lovedrug, Nick Torres of Northstar/Cassino, Dave Grohl, and Taylor Swift (obviously).
I should really read the American Songwriter website more. Very good perspective.