The Guitar Zeros
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The Guitar Zeros

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"SF Bay Guardian, 10/24/2007"

"Like Glenn Danzig run amok with a MIDI interface, The Guitar Zeros cross gale-force riffage and nerdy electronics know-how to create a dark stew bubbling with art-punk smarts, new wave circuits, and glam-metal heft. Instead of traditioinal stringed instruments, the ironically dubbed Zeros weild Guitar Hero controllers (yes, from the hugely popular PlayStation 2 game) to trigger synthesized sounds created and mapped to the controller's buttons with multimedia software Max/MSP. Before you go writing these guys off as kitsch, consider the sophistication that such a stunt entails. Then forget about their oddball (nay, ingenious) presentation and listen to the music. Solid." - Nathan Baker, SF Bay Guardian


Hotbird EP (2007) - some tracks streamable online (official website, myspace, CDbaby, iTunes, etc). "Hotbird" has received airplay on KUSF in San Francisco and internet radio stations.



Formed in February 2007, Owen Grace rallied his old bandmates around a new concept - turning the Guitar Hero controllers into instruments... real, live, playable, baddass axes.

Grace finished the first version of his software after 2 months, and the band began to write songs and rehearse for shows.

The software, named "Fretbuzz", is available online for free - open source style:

Since June of 2007, there have been over 100,000 views of their video interview on YoutTube, and over 10,000 downloads of the software that Grace put online.

July 2007 - The Guitar Zeros featured in "Weird Band Alert" column in Blender mag.

November 2007 - Hotbird EP was released, featuring 6 rocking tracks recorded in San Francisco.

The band continues to play out and around San Francisco, and looks to book some small tours up and down the west coast, and perhaps elsewhere! The future is looking bright for us and we're all pumped and primed for whatever opportunities arise!