The worlds of music and video games collided long before recent hits such as 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' ever came along. Sometimes, limited graphic capabilities and contrived gameplay got tangled together in a cheesy mess, but every so often the results were incredible.
It's a great time to be a Rush fan. The band were just announced as inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they're also revisiting the classic album, '2112,' with an impressive deluxe reissue. It's the latter piece of news that has many fans salivating and Ultimate Classic Rock is proud the satiate your appetite by giving you the chance to win a deluxe edition '2112' CD/DVD set.
In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, soldier Victor Vance returns home with a need to help his poor family get by, which leads him into a world of shady dealings, taking on odd jobs along the way. One of these jobs is to help music manager Barry Micelthwaite to get Phil Collins to his concert unharmed as Micelthwaite's mob debts put everyone in danger.
In the early '80s, when arcades were the coolest hangout for teenagers, Bally Midway got the idea to brand a video game around one of the hottest touring acts going -- Journey. The idea was a solid one, though the execution for the band's self-titled game was a little lacking for true gamers.
Metallica enjoyed one of the year's bigger single-destination festivals with their inaugural Orion Music + More festival this past June and they now plan on bringing it back for year two … but in a different location. Rather than staging it again in Atlantic City, the band will pack up the festival and move to Detroit for 2013.