Maker Rock Star Roundup

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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

 

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Queen’s Brian May talking about his homemade guitar

 

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

 


Neko Case Gives MAKE Some Lovin’

 

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OK Go at Maker Faire

20 thoughts on “Maker Rock Star Roundup

  1. Ken Junkins says:

    Not a Rocker, but in the category of other stars who are makers I would definately put William H. Macy, who is a wood turner/wood worker.

  2. Brookelynn Morris says:

    David Byrne!

  3. Brookelynn Morris says:

    David Byrne!

  4. Bryan Rosander says:

    Shonen Knife is famous for their low-fi / do it yourself music videos.

  5. Bryan Rosander says:

    Shonen Knife is famous for their low-fi / do it yourself music videos.

  6. John Hattan says:

    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.

  7. Collin Cunningham says:

    Micachu and the Shapes
    http://vimeo.com/12990075

  8. Jeffrey Hertzberg says:

    The folks at Polygraph Lounge are not exactly rock stars in their own right, but are sidemen to the stars: http://www.polygraphlounge.com/about.html
    Their instruments are in the finest maker tradition: http://www.polygraphlounge.com/instruments.html

  9. Jeffrey Hertzberg says:

    The folks at Polygraph Lounge are not exactly rock stars in their own right, but are sidemen to the stars: http://www.polygraphlounge.com/about.html
    Their instruments are in the finest maker tradition: http://www.polygraphlounge.com/instruments.html

  10. Jason Naumoff says:

    You gotta get Jack White on this list.   Total Maker. This scene kind of says it all.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFXeChXfcI

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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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