Bad Religion was the first punk band my friend introduced me to and I just fell in love. The dude's voice is insane and their songs are so catchy for being darker on the "punk" side.
Green Day was directly after Bad Religion. I literally saw their video for "Basket Case" and instantly wanted to absorb everything Green Day. I taught myself how to play all their songs on guitar too. They were definitely my biggest influence growing up.
Nirvana was that band that everyone knew about and loved. I didn't love them for their individual personalities. I just loved them for the music they created. They're by far my favorite of all the grunge bands.
Foo Fighters was introduced to me by another friend in Georgia. He told me it was the drummer of Nirvana's new band and at the time I was a guitar player that also played drums. I was hooked. All their videos are classic and it's hard to love one specific song by them.
I found Taking Back Sunday at a listening station in a Walmart or something when listening stations were a thing. I was working this stupid grown-up job at a conference four hours from home and TBS' Tell All Your Friends was the reason I made it out alive. I'm a huge fan of all their work.