Whether you love soul-soothing classical or pulse-racing punk rock, discover how the zodiac influences your musical inclinations. Read on -- the planets are playing your song.
The Aries music lover is a total MTV junkie. You watch online streaming videos when you're at work. You're totally up on the latest industry news too: Rihanna's troubled love life, Bob Dylan's new release, Justin's engagement. You have a knack for knowing what's hip and now, and you wouldn't miss a hot concert in your town if your life depended on it.
You're a tune trailblazer, Taurus, especially when it comes to your favorite genre: punk rock. Nostalgic for the old-school days of Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys and the Misfits, you're a die-hard vinyl freak, spending hours perusing record stores for obscure imports. And although you'd rather die before you'd admit your secret love affair with '80s new wave, you're apt to own rare B-sides from Duran Duran, Berlin and the Human League.
Sometimes the Gemini music fan is loyal to a fault; you just don't know when to cut bait. You stuck with Van Halen during their darkest days, stood strong with Limp Bizkit when everyone else bailed, and held in there when Kid Rock took a nosedive. Then again, you locked onto some superstar bands -- Linkin Park, Hoobastank and blink-182 -- when they were still playing backyard parties and ratty clubs.
If there's a festival in town, the Cancer music lover's there. If not, you'll drop several hundred dollars on airfare, accommodations and tickets to attend one. The community and intensity of festivals stoke your passion for music. You're the first in line for Lollapallooza, Coachella and Bonnarroo, and if you can't swing floor seats, you buy scalped tickets. You've even been known to attend Burning Man just to hear a one-of-a-kind DJ spin.
Leos are high-turnover music fans. Once a band goes gold, you cut them loose. Bye-bye you said to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Pearl Jam when their tunes topped the charts. Lucky for you, new bands -- such as the Epoxies, the Briefs and the Lillingtons -- are always gaining momentum in small clubs and bars. And if anyone wants to find you, all they have to do is head down to your favorite watering hole -- the one with the great anti-Top 40 jukebox.
Virgos love all music genres. Instead of spending your night rockin' out to Metallica, you'd rather slip on an evening gown or tuxedo and head to the symphony or the opera. You allow yourself the melt into the timeless magic of Puccini's La Boheme or Bizet's Carmen. If you can't make it to the symphony, you switch on Mozart's Jupiter or Haydn's Symphony No. 34, light some candles and settle in for the night with some friends and hors d'oeuvres.
Ahh ... the roar of the crowd, the cheap beer, the smell of too many humans in one place. You're at an arena rock show, and you're in heaven. The Libra music lover hates to be alone, so why not surround yourself with 18,000 of your closest friends? When tickets go on sale for arena giants such as Tool, Aerosmith or AC/DC, you're out the door with a pillow and a sleeping bag.
Sometimes -- you tell your friends -- you feel as if you're stuck in the late '60s and early '70s and can't get out. And really, that's okay with you. So, slather on that makeup and put on those wedges. Your Ziggy Stardust record transports you back to a time before the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and the Clash to an era dominated by the seminal bands of punk rock: the MC5, the New York Dolls and Iggy Pop and the Stooges.
Don't go looking for the Sagittarius music lover at a loud club or a tavern, or even an arena rock venue. You're chillin' at a smoky club sipping coffee, hanging out with the cool cats, and enjoying the jazz stylings of Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Thelonious Monk. Not to mention your record collection -- it's stuffed with blues classics from Muddy Waters, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.
The Capricorn's musical taste spans all genres, but you're especially drawn to the ultra-urban styles of hip-hop and electronica. You're most content in a downtown venue, listening to a DJ spin record after record of pure, soul-piercing mixes. And when you're not out hopping from club to club, you're cruising around in your car with the bass turned up, rocking out to Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto and Sasha.
If you're an Aquarius music fan, you're jammin' on Jamaica with old-school reggae, dub and ska. Your iPod is crammed with smooth island favorites: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Desmond Dekker, the Skatalites and Lee 'Scratch' Perry. You possess a flair for matching the grooviest music with the chillest mood, and your friends flock to your famous barbecues for the best music on the block.
Pisces can always be found on the Dark Side of the Moon. You've tasted other genres, but you prefer rock 'n' roll staples: Led Zeppelin, the Who and the Beatles. You're an avid memorabilia collector; your drawers are overflowing with Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirts, while images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Doors are carefully arranged in special albums.