Guitar Hero

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2013

    Pacific Symphony: Video Games Live

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Aerosmith - Hollywood Bowl - 8/6/12

    Aerosmith Hollywood Bowl 8/6/12 See Also: *Aerosmith Take A Break Fighting Amongst Themselves To Record A New Album *Long-Awaited Aerosmith Due in 2011?*TV on the Radio - Huntington Beach Pier - 8/3/12 [Updated w/ Video] Rock superheroes Aerosmith played a show for the ages last night at the Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Brent Bushnell of Extreme Makeover Fame Talks at UCI Today About Immersive Gaming

    ​The next speaker geeking up UC Irvine's Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds this evening is a renaissance man when it comes to gaming, Internet start-ups, mobile platforms, online reality television and using casual games to reduce memory loss. He's Brent Bushnell, the engineer and entre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Top 10 Video Game Posts of 2011

    Flickr user Rad Jose​If you're a regular OC Weekly reader and a gamer, our video game writer Peter Mai is probably your hero. Our video game columnist consistently gets hundreds of thousands of page views every week with his insightful and well-written blogs. Which ones were the most popular this ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The Best and Worst Video Games of 2011

    ​It's that time of year again. After drudging through the torrent of great and not-so-great video games that consumed just about every minute of my free time, I've narrowed down what I believe is considered to be the best and worst games of 2011. Which games are considered gems? Which aren't even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Guitar Center Opening New Location in Orange Tomorrow

    Orange County has a lot of garages but only a select few of them are used for actually storing cars. Most of them function as what Marc Maron once referred to as the "museum of forgotten hobbies." But for every dusty treadmill or beer brewing kit that lies neglected there are hundreds of determined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Moments in Video Games

    Aerosmith's Revolution XThis week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles, drawing fanfare and hype across the gaming world. The three-day trade fair is open to only vendors and developers, but it provokes the kind of suspense Apple fans feel before a major Steve Jobs annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Irvine Gamer Gal Sets Guinness World Record in 'Guitar Hero'

    Guinness World Records​Gamers, meet your dream woman. The fast-fingered Annie Leung of Irvine set the female world record for a single track on Guitar Hero III, racking up 789,349 points on the expert level of "Through the Fire and Flames" by the band DragonForce. The September 2010 achievement i ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Lost At the Chateau Marmont

    From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to 'Somewhere'

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Hotel California

    Celebrity living has its downside in 'Somewhere'

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Axl Rose Sues 'Guitar Hero'

    ​[via] Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard Inc, the owner of the hit video game Guitar Hero. The company, which is based both in Santa Monica and Irvine, is being sued for over $20 million dollars for fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, among others claims.

  • Music

    October 28, 2010

    Animals As Leaders Riff Out

    There's more to Tosin Abasi's instrumental prog-metal outfit than guitar heroics

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Sure Thing

    Paramore satiates the 'Twilight' set with hooky pop-rock songs and becomes the biggest band of its generation

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Wolfmother at the House of Blues Last Night​Wolfmother August 19, 2010 House of Blues, Anaheim Despite being close enough to Disneyland to see the whites of Mickey's eyes, Wolfmother transported a veteran crowd at House of Blues Anaheim directly to a 1970s, sweat drenched U.K. rock bar. From the balcony, all you could re ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids

    Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Learn Real-Life Skills by Playing These Video Games

    This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) was all about motion control. Each of the major consoles during the annual event proudly featured new technology that involved players getting onto their feet to move, jump, wave their arms, and point in order to control their games. Because motion c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Over the Weekend: the Soft Hands, The Victorians, Eugene and the 1914 at the Prospector, Long Beach

    The Hype: It's not everyday that a bar calls special attention to their sound guy. Last weekend, the Prospector lined up a trio of native Long Beach acts in celebration of Zack (no one seemed to know his last name), the man running the dials for your favorite dive bar bands on a nightly basis. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Best and Worst Video Games of 2009

    2009 has come and gone, and with it we are left with the memories of all of the wonderful video games we have played throughout the year. Which game deserves Game of the Year? What games don't?Here we take a look at what went right in 2009, and what went wrong. Although there were numerous quality c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Dishney: A Very Guitar Hero Christmas

    A former Disneyland special effects expert has found his 15 minutes of internet fame with this now-viral YouTube clip of his Christmas decor. Ric Turner has transformed his house to a larger than life television screen, syncing up holiday lights with an actual, live game of Guitar Hero played right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    The Beatles: Rock Band Out Now

    ​Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month (and if you have been, is the rock renting? Cuz I could use a cheaper place), you know that today -- 9/9/09 -- marks the official release date of The Beatles: Rock Band.That's right folks, the music industry sucks so hard that not only is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: Guitar Hero: The Beatles

    OK, so the jokes in this video will surely fly over the heads of all but the most ardent rhythm game enthusiasts, but there are a ton out there at this point, so I feel pretty secure in posting this. Tomorrow is Beatles Day across the globe--what with the much anticipated release of not only The Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Saturday Night: Dinosaur Jr., Earthless at Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefSatuday Night: Dinosaur Jr., Earthless at the Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa; June 20, 2009.Better than: Going to Guitar Center in search of the perfect fuzz pedal.Download: Stream the whole new album on their MySpace.Speak softly and have six Marshall amplifier cabinets behind you. My hearin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    NAMM Stories: Reports From the Frontlines

    Photo by Andrew YoussefBY RYAN RITCHIEApparently, scoring a ticket to the NAMM show is like the hair farmer version of acceptance into Disneyland's Club 33. Just ask my friend Brian, who was turned away from the event on Saturday even though I pleaded with the press people using my otherwise indefen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    To Do Tonight 12/22

    OC Starz featuring DJ Cheetah Pete, 7:30 p.m.Not only are the stars out tonight, but there's a cheetah on the loose. And if you get bored of these guys, you can always head downstairs and play a little electronic guitar during HOB's Guitar Hero Mondays.House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    Last Night: Buckethead at the Anaheim House of Blues

    Not even the comfort of an ice cold beer was enough to curb the blazing body heat that filled the rafters of last night's Buckethead show at the House of Blues. Then again, a wall to wall turnout for one of rock-n-roll's most mysterious guitar gods should probably be expected. After all, it's one of ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008
  • Culture

    November 6, 2008
  • Music

    September 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Last Night: Tricky at House of Blues

    Better Than: Playing a game of Guitar Hero while blind folded. It was a strange thing trudging up the steps of Disney's House of Blues to find an empty bar on the second floor. It's typically the first crowd you see before disappearing down the stairs to find a spot at ground level. But just minu ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    To Do Tonight 6/30

    Guitar Legend Taking your Guitar Hero obsession to a whole new level. House Of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim CA 92802 714-778-2583 Aqua Net, 9 p.m. DJ Sticky Pete sprays the sounds of disco, new wave, freestyle and electro. Que Sera 1923 E. Seventh St. Long Beach CA 90813 562-599- ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 12, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
  • Music

    May 29, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Star Power

    Guitar Legend

  • Culture

    April 3, 2008
  • Culture

    January 24, 2008

    [game on] Axes to Grind

    The Guitar Hero frenzy careens toward overkill

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 01/22

    REGISTER TO VOTE, till midnight Today's your last chance to register to vote in the presidential primary. Doooo it! Registrar of Voters, 1300 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana FULL MOON WALK, 5:30 p.m. Howl at the first full moon of the year, which was incidentally named the Wolf Moon by Native Americans. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Tap Tap Shred

    Guitar Hero Competition

  • Culture

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Shred Cred: You wanted the best—you got the best: Guitar Hero III

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Blue Blood & Guts

    The Upper Crust’s Hard Rocque Has Ignoble Intentions

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007
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    July 31, 2007

    Attention Guitar Hero Junkies

    It’s Guitar Hero on your cell phone! (kind of) AT&T has announced it’s launch of the new cell phone game GuitarStar. Modeled after the video game phenomenon, GuitarStar uses similar beat matching technology, instructing players to “catch” guitar picks flying across the screen’s cross hai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2007

    SXSW: OC Weekly Cover Boys dios Tear it Up

    Just returned from the dios set (see Chris Ziegler's 2004 cover story here) at the Chuggin' Monkey (located a few blocks from Mooseknuckle's and Uncle Flirty's Loft...seriously). Despite undergoing some lineup changes over the past few years, the band continues to amaze me with how ferociously they ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Live Review

    Fast Times
    Lifetime with Mika Miko and Shook Ones
    Chain Reaction, Anaheim