Turn it up to 11: tech's contributions to rock and roll

Many of rock's greatest moments hinge on shifts in music technology. Here is a chronology of some of the highlights.

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Gorillaz and Madonna at the Grammys (2006)



Gorillaz may not be the world's first virtual band, but it was certainly the first one to perform "live" at the Grammy Awards — and with eternal pop legend Madonna, no less.

People who tuned in to the 2006 Grammy Awards witnessed an onstage performance featuring Gorillaz (via holographic projection), De La Soul (in real life), and Madonna (projection and real life) in a Feel Good Inc./Hung mashup.

Photo: Courtesy of Digital Illusions

Now let's move on to specific pieces of tech that rocked the world.

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