Maker Rock Star Roundup

I was talking with one of our staff members tonight and mentioned some of the rock stars that we’ve written about over the years who are makers of some sort. After the call, I decided to scare them all up. Did I forget anybody that we’ve covered? How about other rock musicians who are makers of some sort?

Rod Stewart’s model railroad


Queen’s Brian May talking about his homemade guitar


Brian Viglione, of Dresden Dolls, and his homemade NIN drumkit


Neko Case Gives MAKE Some Lovin’


OK Go at Maker Faire

20 thoughts on “Maker Rock Star Roundup

  1. IIRC Tom Scholz of Boston has made several bits of electronics related to music.

    Also, Godley and Creme had the Gizmotron. It was a huge flop, but it was definitely cool.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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