Faux Rockstar

Games like Guitar Hero and Rockband are spawning a new era of pop culture

Implications - The general interest in playing musical instruments plummeted dramatically after the 80s, leading to mockery of those who engaged in group play like orchestras ("band geeks"), or played independently, such as pianists. However, new video games have emerged that make instruments hipper than ever; and they’re also spurring related innovations.
SCORE 4.3
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Megatrends
Patterns
398,953 Total Clicks
Apr 07 - Nov 08
Hot
TechGames
Featured Examples
Band Geek Hero Shirts - Fashion for Proud Musicians
SCORE 4.4
Average 20,499 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 08
Band Geek Hero Shirts
Fashion for Proud Musicians
Prefer practicing with a real band to plunking aroudn on plastic Guitar Hero or Rockband instruments? Be proud of your real musical talent with the Band Geek Hero T-shirts! They punch up shirts in funky… [More]
Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt - The Guitar Hero
SCORE 5.1
Warm 10,844 Clicks Pub: Feb 25, 08
Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt
The Guitar Hero
If you want to practice your Guitar Hero skills as often as possible, this is the T-shirt for you. The $35 100% cotton T features the body of the famous red Gibson SG electric guitar, so you can strum… [More]
Rockstar Supermodels - Heidi Klum in Her Underwear in 'Guitar Hero' Ad
SCORE 4.3
Average 21,637 Clicks Pub: Nov 5, 08
Rockstar Supermodels
Heidi Klum in Her Underwear in 'Guitar Hero' Ad
Super model Heidi Klum is the latest celebrity to do a video commercial for Guitar Hero-The Tour... in her underwear. A couple of weeks ago, TrendHunter introduced the Guitar Hero video commercial where… [More]
Wannabe Rockstar Games - 'Rock Band' Lets You Live the Rock Life Without Rehab
SCORE 3.6
Mild 6,989 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 07
Wannabe Rockstar Games
'Rock Band' Lets You Live the Rock Life Without Rehab
Ever wanted to play in a rock band? Well, Harmonix, makers of the wildly popular Playstation music games "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero II" wants to help make that dream a reality...virtual reality that… [More]
Touchscreen Guitar - Modified Guitar Hero 3 Also Has Magnetic Switch
SCORE 5.8
Warm 11,715 Clicks Pub: Dec 3, 07
Touchscreen Guitar
Modified Guitar Hero 3 Also Has Magnetic Switch
Thousands of Guitar Hero fans will go crazy for the Guitar Hero III touch-screen and magnetic switch. No, this isn't some thing new on the market in time for Christmas. It's actually the creation of… [More]
Girlie Gamers - Aly and AJ Rock Band Guitars
SCORE 2.5
Untested 9,314 Clicks Pub: Sep 28, 08
Girlie Gamers
Aly and AJ Rock Band Guitars
Rock Band and Guitar Hero axes for girls! LETS ROCK! The brains behind the games have teamed up with Radio Disney’s Aly & AJ to create a special licensed guitar compatible with Rock Band and Guitar… [More]
Quantcast