Author: Carolyn VanEseltine

HMX Tattoos: HMXThrasher and The Hellion

Ever wondered why there are such great tattoos in Rock Band? Check out the real-life ink of Harmonix employees in the first article in a series featuring employees from all over the company. 

From Jackson Browne to Joystiq: An Interview with Jon Black

As a musician who loves video games, Jon Black is a natural fit for Rock Band.  Learn about his upcoming music, his favorite games, his song in the RBN, and more!

Sunlight, Steel, and Thunder: An Interview with Amberian Dawn

How many Amberian Dawn fans are there in the US?  The number grows every day as more people discover this unique symphonic metal band on the Rock Band Network.  In this interview, Heidi Parvianen, Tuomas Seppälä, and Tommi Kuri chat about their music, their history, their upcoming third album, and their enthusiasm for the Rock Band Network.

Nothing Like Mozart: An Interview with World Minus One

Jaek Pachniak, Sara Brauer, and Adam Granatella of World Minus One discuss their music, their track in Rock Band, their experience with the Rock Band Network, and how Adam got bitten by an alligator in his living room.

Songwriting, Music Promotion, and RBN: An Interview with James William Roy

When the Rock Band Network store opened back in March, one of the first songs available was "Paper Valentines" by James Williams Roy. He spoke to us about his perspectives on music, songwriting, RBN author Markleford, and the Rock Band Network.

Alternative! Nu Metal! Punk Pop! (Family Friendly!)

Want some more songs for your LEGO minifigs to sing? We’ve got three family friendly singles for you this week, so you can play them in LEGO Rock Band as well as Rock Band 2. And they come from some unexpected sources…

Got to Get You Into My Life: HMXers and The Beatles Before The Beatles: Rock Band, Part II

Many Harmonixers found the Beatles at a very early age, and we particularly associate the Beatles with our families.

Got to Get You Into My Life: HMXers and The Beatles Before The Beatles: Rock Band

Harmonix employees share their personal Beatles stories from before The Beatles: Rock Band to celebrate the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Origin of a Species: HMXers’ First Video Games (Part 3)

Many Harmonixers, as mentioned in Part 1 of this series, were lucky enough to have parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles who encouraged them in discovering video games.

The Origin of a Species: HMXers’ First Video Games (Part 2)

At the end of Part 1, I promised you a malaria story if you came back for Part 2 of the series. Welcome back!