Yngwie Malmsteen is a guitar god known for his supremely technical fretwork. The virtuosic guitarist burst into the world of international music in 1984 with Rising Force. At the age of seven, Malmsteen says, he saw a documentary about the death of Jimi Hendrix and was so taken in by his musical pow ... More >>
If you've been inclined to pitch in for the victims of the Japanese earthquake but haven't known how to do it, there are a few different options this week. One involves playing Rock Band on stage, one involves chip tunes, another involves Taiko drumming and still another is for fans of hip-ho ... More >>
In a statement alongside it's quarterly and annual fiscal report, Activision, the company behind the Guitar Hero series, effectively put the axe on the series. Over the course of the last two years, the series has seen dropping sales due to a market that's completely saturated and an expensiv ... More >>
Soundgarden was just certified Platinum for sales of its best-of album, Telephantasm (which, incidentally, has the worst cover art of the year, beating out Hurley by a long shot) generated in one day. On the surface, this sounds like one hell of an accomplishment, until you read the fine pr ... More >>
In case the heated debate between music games being viewed as a teaching tool or as a hindrance wasn't convoluted enough, a new guitar related peripheral is attempting to make its way into the already crowded and slightly confusing market. Meet Seven 45 Studios' Power Gig: Rise of the Six S ... More >>
DJ HeroDenverite Brian Crecente is sort of the Rupert Murdoch of video games. As the editor-in-chief of the influential video game blog Kotaku, Crecente, a former Rocky Mountain News scribe, was recently named of the twenty most influential people in the video-game industry by GamePro magazin ... More >>
Joe Bithorn as George HarrisonNew York City native Joe Bithorn plays the role of George Harrison in Rain, one of the most popular and well-known Beatles tribute bands in the country (appearing September 22 to 27 at the Buell Theater. Raised with a steady diet of classical, jazz, blues and psy ... More >>
Kiernan MaletskyWinner Big Rig gets some love. At the regional Air Guitar Championship, everything is ridiculous. There's a guy onstage wearing a fur vest and a rhinestone handgun belt buckle, taking shots of Jack Daniels and diddling the air three inches in front of his crotch. But the most ridicu ... More >>
Fake-instrument overload offers plenty to fret about.
Patapon marches to the same damned drummer, over and over again.
How yesterday's games spawned today's bestsellers.
It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.
You wanted the best, you got the best: Guitar Hero III.