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Quirky Retro Video Shows Evolution Of The Video Game Controller

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.27.2016 | Technology

Video game controllers have come a long way. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset would have been a mere fantasy for gamers in the late 1950s, who ...

Warning! Music Class Will Never Be the Same!

Rob Furman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

I have never been shy when it comes to asserting my opinions about the need for educators to "get with the 21st century program". My recent post on t...

The Day Prince Made Me Cry

Sal Cataldi | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

Prince was one of the artists who really touched people. We're only now realizing that so much of that spiritual connection came courtesy of his mastery of the six-strings that have been mastered by so few and enjoyed by so many.

Buddy Guy: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

"My mother use to tell me, it's hard to climb the ladder son, but if one foot slips after you get to the top, your ass hits the ground." ~ Buddy Guy ...

22 Video Games to Skip Work for This Fall

Playboy.com | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
Playboy.com

very fall, all the big publishers in gaming get together and agree to release all their biggest games over the span of a single three-and-a-half-month period. While no one list could contain all of them, here are some of the most interesting games to look out for this fall.

'Guitar Hero' Had A Baby With Your Keyboard, And It's Great

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology

Can't. Stop. Playing.

Headbanging Tot Rocks Out To Rage Against The Machine, Knows That Music Iz Lyfe

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News

This kid WILL rock you. In a video uploaded to YouTube, a toddler jams out to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade" while playing Guitar He...

Scott Law: A Master of His Guitar

Maggie Sergio | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Sergio

Often, I do find myself saddened by everything that is wrong with our world. However, I've also learned the importance of gratitude that our planet has musicians like Scott, who in pursuit of his own self-knowledge, shares his gift with us all.

LOOK: Rick Perry Plays Guitar Hero

Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rick Perry, aspiring rock star? A Tumblr user posted a photo of the Texas Governor playing the popular Guitar Hero video game with a young girl, wh...

The Story of Light: A Conversation With Steve Vai, Plus The Flobots' "Circle In The Square" Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Flobots drop a new video exclusive, "Circle In The Square," that is probably their biggest statement song yet. "The 'Circle In The Square' is a reference to many things," says Jonny 5 of Flobots.

Why I Hate the Music in Rock of Ages

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How can I enjoy this movie -- when I have such disdain for so much of its music? And yet I did. I had a lot more fun watching Rock of Ages than I expected to; I also resented how much I enjoyed it, as a light, funny spoof of a bygone era.

gTar: The Guitar That (Almost) Plays Itself

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business

In the past 15 years or so, you could say that there have been some interesting developments for the budding guitar players of the world. The rise of ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: This Is Your Brain On Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

2012-03-12-Screenshot20120312at9.01.42AM.jpgDo you want to learn how to play an instrument but think that you "can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Then you'd be interested in what Gary Marcus has to say.

Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.

Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

Celeb-Nerdy: Comedian Marc Maron Is A Guitar Geek

Adult Swim | David Moye | Posted 11.21.2011 | Weird News

Comedian Marc Maron is best known as the host of the hugely popular interview-series podcast WTF With Marc Maron, but he's just as passionate about gu...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

WATCH: Freddie Wong Clones Himself To Make A Guitar Army

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Who needs a hero when we've got a guitar army? Freddie Wong, a filmmaker and musician in Los Angeles, is known well amongst Youtube regulars as a gun...

What Would Jonathan Swift Think of Jack Black's Gulliver?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

When director Rob Letterman took certain liberties in updating the tale to click with a younger, modern audience, did he stray too far from the original Swift story?

GIFT GUIDE: The Best Gifts For Music & Movie Lovers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Starting to panic because you've got so much Christmas shopping left to do? Don't sweat it! We'll do it for you. Well, give you suggestions for the mo...

Freddie's Dead, Long Live Freddie: Dreading the Queen Movie

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Whatever he's like in person, the baggage associated with Baron Cohen as a performer primarily involves being a repulsive, sociopathic jerk. I never knew Freddie -- but that's simply not Freddie.

Wednesday Windfall: Conversations with KISS' Gene Simmons, Brian Culbertson and The Weepies

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With regards to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is it easy or hard for Gene Simmons to transform himself from an everyday person into a savior of rock 'n' roll?

Marisa Miller Guitar Hero Ad REVEALED After Ban (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Victoria's Secret Angel Marisa Miller filmed a commercial for Guitar Hero some time ago...but we'd never seen it, until now. The lingerie-clad beauty ...

The Future Looks Bright From Summit Series DC10

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Earlier this month, 600 of the nation's best and brightest entrepreneurs gathered in Washington for the Summit Series DC10, an invite-only event that connects a new generation of leaders.

Dreidel Mania

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Melanie Chartoff

Santa is lugging Sony Playstations. Traditions are toppling and mutating to the point where we can scarcely remember their original intent. Oy! Even the dreidel has gone millennial.