Why, oh, why won't MySpace just die already? Does anybody even care about it anymore? After being offloaded earlier this year by News Corp. to Specific Media, the social network where everybody's first friend was Tom Anderson is getting reboot a — again.
It takes a certain skill to play a guitar well and I'm not talking about playing Guitar Hero or air guitar. Meet John Taylor, the world's fastest guitarist. He can bust out 600 beats per minute without breaking the electric guitar or melting the fingerprints off his fingers.
Whatever you're doing, stop doing it, RIGHT NOW. Go and watch this music video for the Beastie Boys' "Don't Play No Game that I Can't Win" pronto! It'll be the most confusing, emotional, and epic thing you'll see all day.
In the U.S. we have Lady Gaga and her army of "little monster" fans, but in Japan the entertainers bring their own armies, in this case AKB48, a 61-member-strong troupe of young Japanese female idols who were essentially interchangeable--until now. Recently the group unwittingly participated in a promotion that could amount to their own pop music demise by helping to create a virtual pop idol that sings.
Music lovers, let me introduce you to your next big addiction: Turntable.fm. Think the endless playlists of Pandora, but entirely user generated and controlled. Folks just like you and me create rooms, take turns playing songs, chatting, and interacting with one another to gather precious, precious DJ points.
Air guitar is something that doesn't seem to need much technological assistance. After all, it's just pretending to play guitar. But if you want your air guitar to be a little less air and a little more guitar, there's now an iPhone accessory for that.
Wearable technology is quickly becoming the norm, but two enterprising designers have decided take quirky fashion and mix it with embeddable tech in a more collaborative way.
Brazilian DJ and producer Amon Tobin plays electronic music, which isn't the most exciting thing to see performed live. So in order to spice up his live show, he had an insanely awesome stage setup built that looks like a living game of Tetris.
We all know that the addition of lasers automatically makes anything look 100% more awesome, but scientists have figured out how to use them make musical instruments sound better too.
Pioneering a new form of YouTube performance he called Video Songs, musician Jack Conte recently took the wraps off one of the coolest sci-fi soundtrack mashups ever: Daft Punk's theme for Tron versus the theme from Inception.