In celebration of John Nova Lomax’s feature on the popularity of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, we now present seven clips of fake-rockin’ goodness.
1.) Axl Rose’s Chinese Democracy might never be finished, but we’re happy to see Slash still has folks to jam with, most notably Kelly Law-Yone and some guy named Bill Gates.
2.) What? You got owned by an eight-year-old? What’s your problem, bro? Oh, it was this eight-year-old? Well, that’s a little different.
3.) This one needs no explanation, and if it did, we wouldn’t even know where to begin.
4.) This dude rocks. Totally. That bike. That attitude. Oh, and he also does a decent job with Rush’s “YYZ.” Be sure to watch all the way to the end; it’s a smash.
5.) This one’s called, aptly enough, “Two Dudes Playing Guitar Hero.” We’re less concerned with the one guy’s fake afro as we are why the other dude doesn’t have one.
6.) You can talk all you want about how Guitar Hero is nothing like playing the real guitar, but check out this guy’s Lars Ulrich impression.
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7.) Speaking of real guitars, this guy, ahem, silences his critics by playing “Through the Fire and Flames” on a Strat. Rock on, man. Rock on.
-- Keith Plocek