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30 'Rock Band' & 'Guitar Hero' Innovations

From Faux Rockstars to Cowbell Neckwear

— October 26, 2009 — Tech
'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' have revolutionized not only video game entertainment and may have also rained on the parade of many aspiring musicians. Why play a real instrument when you can accumulate thousands upon thousands of points on a video game?

Check out all of the 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero'-inspired innovations by clicking on the links below.

Implications - Criticisms of Guitar Hero and Rock Band often involve accusations that gamers claim they can drum and have the dexterity to run fingers down a fret board. Companies have taken notice, developing programs that actually teach the player how to play the instrument. Rock Band may not teach you how to play bass, but it's because of this critique that businesses are looking for new ways to educate younger generations on music. Innovative music ideas will only continue to evolve from here.
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Computer Whiz Wastelands
Computer Whiz Wastelands
Tech Skills Go to Waste in 'Guitar Hero'-Playing Robots
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MTV "Rock Band" Video Game Launched & It Rocks (UPDATE)
MTV "Rock Band" Video Game Launched & It Rocks (UPDATE)
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Rock Star Game Characters
Rock Star Game Characters
Guitar Hero 5 Features Garbage's Shirley Manson
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Online-Only Rockstar Games
Online-Only Rockstar Games
OMGPOP's 'Hit Machine' Takes on 'Rock Band' & 'Guitar Hero'
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Rockstar On-Stage Emulation
Rockstar On-Stage Emulation
Rock Band Stage Kit
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Plastic Instruments to Replace Real Ones?
Plastic Instruments to Replace Real Ones?
Rock Band
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Unlikely Media Protests
Unlikely Media Protests
Bon Jovi Joins Protest of 'Guitar Hero 5' Over Kurt Cobain Likeness
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Real Guitars for Gamers
Real Guitars for Gamers
The Zivix "Z1" for Rockband & Guitar Hero
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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
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Cowbell Neckwear
Cowbell Neckwear
‘Guitar Hero' Inspires Musical Jewelry
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Nintendo Game Sells For $9,000 on eBay
Nintendo Game Sells For $9,000 on eBay
Parents Against Marijuana Bid on Guitar Hero III
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LEGO Video Games
LEGO Video Games
Leaked Details of LEGO Rock Band Have Musical Geeks Cheering
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Real Rock Band Uses Plastic Instruments
Real Rock Band Uses Plastic Instruments
Guitar Zero's
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Plastic Rockstar Guitars
Plastic Rockstar Guitars
Beatles Rock Band Guitars For Fans Old and Young
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Storage Ottomans for Gamers
Storage Ottomans for Gamers
AK Rock Box Keeps Your "Rock Band" Instruments Under Wraps
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Midpoint Between Guitar Hero and Guitar Lessons
Midpoint Between Guitar Hero and Guitar Lessons
The E-Z Chord Kit
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Geeky Dropouts
Geeky Dropouts
Kid Drops Out of High School to Focus on Guitar Hero
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Guitar Hero Goes Mobile
Guitar Hero Goes Mobile
Guitar Hero Carabiner
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Ballsy Street Strutting
Ballsy Street Strutting
Guitar Hero 5 Viral Combines 4 Bare Women and Music Steve
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Geeky Guinness Records
Geeky Guinness Records
World's Best Guitar Hero Player
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Big Band Video Games
Big Band Video Games
Guitar Hero Aerosmith (Part 2)
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Cinematic Animated Promos
Cinematic Animated Promos
‘The Beatles: Rock Band' Commercial is Captivating
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Retro Movie Recreation
Retro Movie Recreation
Athletes Recreate 'Risky Business' for ‘Guitar Hero'
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Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt
Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt
The Guitar Hero
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Girlie Gamers
Girlie Gamers
Aly and AJ Rock Band Guitars
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Touchscreen Guitar
Touchscreen Guitar
Modified Guitar Hero 3 Also Has Magnetic Switch
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Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
ArtGuitar Controllers
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Musical Cakes
Musical Cakes
Mom Makes 'Rock Band' Birthday Cake for Gamer Son
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Rockstar Supermodels
Rockstar Supermodels
Heidi Klum in Her Underwear in 'Guitar Hero' Ad
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Faux Rockstar
Faux Rockstar
Guitar Hero 3, Rock Band 2, Rockstar Supermodels, and Badass Babies
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