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 >>
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 >>
The year has come to an end, and that can mean only one thing: awards for the best and worst video games of 2010! It has been an exceptional year for gaming, more than most gamers have time to even experience. However, there are only a few games out there that stood out above the rest. What were ... More >>
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 >>
Ah, 1995.No Doubt hasn't had much luck with the video game world. Last time we checked in, they were suing Activision for an undisclosed sum for using their likenesses in Band Hero--while they had given permission to the company to appear in the video game, No Doubt claims they had no idea that t ... More >>
Green Day, Lady Gaga and Soundgarden rumored to play Lollapalooza reports Spin. Is yet another festival landing better lineup than Coachella?Jimi Hendrix soon to have own Rock Band game. No word yet on playing-with-your-teeth feature or if you get extra points for lighting faux guitar on fire. New ... More >>
Coachella dates announced, which we just blogged about earlier this morning.Weezer's Rivers Cuomo released from hospital and on a "bus for cross country trip to L.A."One more reason that Chris Brown is a dick--and not a particularly smart one.Green Day goes big--like the Beatles--with their own Ro ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. So great. Right now they're doing "Maps." You know, from that video game Rock Band! That picture is from them doing "Cheated Hearts." They were just on Saturday Night Live eight days ago (with host Zac Efron! OMG!) and here they are at Coachella. Pretty cool. I raved about their new ... More >>
As you no doubt already know, having marked your calendar, set your Blackberry alarm and tattooed it on your forehead, the fifth episode from the fifth season of Trick My Truck premieres at 9:30 p.m. April 4 on CMT, "America's most popular country music network." You have inked, pressed buttons and ... More >>
Last week, we knew that Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction were coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on May 20. But we didn't know much else, like ticket prices or on-sale dates. Reasonably important things. But hey, now we know! Tickets for that show are going on sale 3 p.m. this ... More >>
By Andrew Youssef
Better Than: Sitting at home trying to emulate Rush on the Rock Band video game.
Download: The Big Money" from their Myspace page.
It's not surprising to see the occasional air guitar solo from an audience member during a rock concert. At last night's Rush show, air drums and ... More >>