I'll never forget where I was when I heard that a plane had crashed in an Iowa cornfield, with Izzy Sparks, Johnny Napalm, and Lars Ümlaüt aboard.

Here's "The Day Guitar Hero Died," by The Warp Zone, a tribute to the one-time phenomenon killed last week by Activision. Not to damn it with faint praise, but that really is some rather clever songwriting. I know Don McLean's melody and lyrics from "American Pie" lead the way, but that's a catchy chorus that hits the tone of the original. This should be up on Rock Band Network, pronto. Really.