What would a modern-day basement be without a pile of forgotten plastic instruments? Even Rock Band diehards like myself realize the band game fad is deader than your third grade Tamagotchi.

At its height, fake drums and guitars thrummed throughout the homes and bars of America, as would-be musicians strived for the slightest taste of rock glory. Artists and labels took note and made good money licensing their songs to Rock Band and Guitar Hero. A handful of bands were even exalted with their own dedicated titles. Not every music legend signed on, though