VICE Guide to Being in a Band

VICE Guide to Being in a Band

Band Book Presented By Rockband 2

Practice Space- Spirtualized- Checking levels with J. Spaceman and co.
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Tribute Bands

Since <i>Rock Band</i> allows friends to form their own living-room tribute bands, we thought we'd pay tribute to some of the originals… or, rather, some of the best who pay tribute to the originals.
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Pressed From Time

Many magazines offer pictures of musicians before they were stars. We prefer to remember them when they were stars. While not as embarrassing as Gary Busey's mug shot, here is a collection of press photos from the '80s and '90s not on the Smoking Gun.
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Elementary School Band

When it comes to rock groups, it usually begins in school, whether on the playground, "smoking area" behind the gym or in the band practice room. In fact we can probably place direct blame on a zealous school flute teacher for the oeuvre of Jethro Tull...
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Mariachi Band

Mariachi has been the definitive representation of the revolutionary spirit and history of Mexico since its inception in the 18th Century. Originating in Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico, hundreds of years ago, mariachi's popularity continues to spread across...
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Imaginary Band

Everybody has a friend who is in a band—or at least a friend who claims to be in a band. Check out the following accounts of people who claim to be in totally real, serious bands.
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Introduction

There are so many bands these days releasing MP3s and even a few CDs that it's hard to keep up. So we've prepared this handy beacon to help you circumnavigate the world of music ensembles without even repositioning yourself in your beanbag chair. From...
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One-man Band

Much like carny folk and other street performers, there is a good bit of mystery surrounding one-man bands. What happened to these walking spectacles of sound that they perform alone? "Many people don't know that a lot of us chose to be street...
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Mastodon

Metal band Mastodon mastered proggy riffs and thundering drums to on their latest, <i>Blood Mountain</i> (Reprise). That album's "Colony of Birchmen," which features Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, appears on the set list in <i>Rock Band 2</i>.
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Silversun Pickups

L.A. indie rockers Silversun Pickups play simmering, guitar-driven confessionals. “Lazy Eye,” off their debut, <i>Carnavas</i>, appears on the soundtrack of <i>Rock Band 2</i>.
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Wedding Band

Being a wedding singer isn't nearly as turbulent as Adam Sandler would have you think. You get to pick the order of the songs you play, you generally perform "Rapper's Delight" yourself, and only rarely do you need to threaten to strangle a guest with...
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How To Assemble Your Own Jug Band

<b>STEP ONE: </b>Obtain a jug<br> If you plan to take your grandfather's moonshine bottle
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