Tag Archives: Guitar Hero

RIP: Guitar Hero 2005 – 2011

Activision, the makers of the popular video game franchise, “Guitar Hero” announced the shocking news today that they have officially killed, the “Guitar Hero” franchise. The very first “Guitar Hero” game made it’s debut in 2005 for the Playstation 2. The game became an instant hit, they’ve made 5 more Guitar Hero games after that. They also made stand alone, “Guitar Hero” games where famous artists got their own game such as: Metallica, Aerosmith, and Van Halen. There was also “DJ Hero” and “DJ Hero 2”. “Guitar Hero” have been making the news for years and the games goal was that they were hoping that kids would be inspired to pick up a real guitar. Guitar legend, Slash, have always been a huge part of the game, being a character in “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock”. The reason for retiring all “Guitar Hero” projects is because of low video game sales, plus they want to move on to better opportunities and other projects.

Read more on the story, here.

I only own three Guitar Hero games. “Guitar Hero III”, “Guitar Hero: Metallica” and “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith”. I used to think Guitar Hero was cool but got tired of it fast. Ah well, at least the video game industry still have the Rock Band franchise, so I’m sure the Rock Band company is happy, more sales for them. Maybe this will get kids to pick up a real guitar now.

Kev

Thought: Why Led Zeppelin refuses to release their music for Guitar Hero or Rock Band…

Everybody wants the mighty Led Zeppelin to release their own Guitar Hero or Rock Band video game, but it will never happen. They never released their music to any of these games in the past. Why is this? Is it ego? Money? No, it’s neither. Led Zeppelin not releasing their old music to video games is nothing personal against the fans. The reason Jimmy Page wouldn’t allow it is because he wants kids to pick up a real guitar and learn Led Zep songs on a real guitar. Not on a video game.

That is why, Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White made that movie, “It Might Get Loud”. The movie was made in hopes of inspiring more people to pick up the electric guitar.

I have no respect for Guitar Hero or Rock Band anymore. I used to think they were cool, but they are no longer interesting. I have a couple of Guitar Hero video games in my collection but I don’t play ’em anymore. I feel more comfortable playing the real guitar myself.

I’ve been playing a lot more electric guitar, and I’m just loving it too much. Trying to get better at guitar solos, that’s my main focus. Maybe someday I’ll video tape myself playing the electric guitar to just noodle around and show off a bit. Playing the electric is amazing. I feel like home playing it. I suddenly lost interest in acoustic guitar and want to get used to electric now.

I’m glad Led Zeppelin will never release their music to video games. It’s a good decision.

Kev

Report: Guitar Hero finally speaks out on use of Kurt Cobain singing songs by other artists…

After Courtney, the surviving members of Nirvana and now Bon Jovi bashing the use of Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5, the makers of Guitar Hero finally speaks out. The Guitar Hero CEO, Dan Rosensweig tells NME.com, that Courtney Love gave Activision the permission the rights so they can use Kurt Cobain however they wanted.

Guitar Hero signed Courtney Love a contract, they paid her for these rights, so this now means this is Activision right to have Kurt sing songs by other artists.

He also says the company love the artists they work with, they want to hear from them if they have complaints and they’ll be glad to fix things if music artists don’t like what they see in the games.

NME reports:

http://www.nme.com/news/nirvana/47369

There you see, Courtney, all you had to do was to be nice and profesional to Activision instead of being a little child on your damn Twitter page.

I’m beggining to agree that she threatened to sue them for publicity and for more money since she’s always getting sued for other things. She’s a bitch and always has been.

I stopped following her Twitter page because she is pretty fuckin’ annoying. How many hours does she spend on the computer everytime? She’s on Twitter all the time. Loser bitch.

I still disagree with Guitar Hero having Cobain sing other people’s songs though, that isn’t right. If Guitar Hero loves Nirvana so much, why don’t they give them their own game like Metallica and Aerosmith? That would have been better I think.

Kev

Report: “Guitar Hero: Van Halen” track listing revealed…pretty much all David Lee Roth era, no Hagar/Cherone…

The new “Guitar Hero: Van Halen” track listing has been revealed. It’s pretty much all hits from the David Lee Roth era of course. Nothing from the Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone era.

See the listing here:

http://www.guitarworld.com/article/guitar_hero_van_halen_track_list_revealed

I’m a big Van Halen fan, but don’t know if I’ll get this one or not. I’ll think about it.

Kev

Confirmed: Van Halen will be the next to get their own Guitar Hero game!!!

First Aerosmith, now Metallica, and next up confirmed to get their own Guitar Hero game, is Van Halen. While Van Halen is not yet ready to go back in the studio to record a new album, it seems they are ready to make their own Guitar Hero.

I’m sure Van Halen will include all their greatest hits, everything from the David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, and Gary Cherone era’s…but I hope they pick some songs that are not played on the radio.

Van Halen has been another favorite of mine for years, so this is another Guitar Hero game I’ll be looking forward to get my hands on.

Other Guitar Hero games confirmed in the works: “DJ Hero”, “Band Hero”, and “Guitar Hero 5”.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/van-halen-confirmed-for-guitar-hero-new-1003971135.story

Kev

5 important bands/artists that deserve their own “Guitar Hero” game…

Metallica and Aerosmith, already have their own Guitar Hero game. What musical acts will get their own Guitar Hero in the future? Here are my picks that deserve their own Guitar Hero game.

Ozzy

(I think Guitar Hero franchise needs to make one for Ozzy. So music fans can be introduced to the music of Ozzy’s solo stuff and Black Sabbath. I think this game will sell big if they made one. Imagine how cool would it be to play along to your favorite Ozzy guitar heroes: Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, Zakk Wylde, Tony Iommi, etc. This would be a badass game if they made one for Ozzy and I would buy it if they did)

Led Zeppelin

(The band said, they would never have their music for video games. Who knows. Never say never, maybe Jimmy Page will one day have a change of heart with music video games and may one day decide to do Guitar Hero after all…here’s hoping…)

Jimi Hendrix

(I think it’s obvious that everyone is expecting Jimi Hendrix to get his own Guitar Hero game one day…I think it’ll happen…)

Nirvana

(Nirvana really needs one. Will Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl one day get together to put together a Nirvana, Guitar Hero game? This is another one I would buy if they did one…)

The Grateful Dead

(Some may disagree with this, but I think it would be freakin’ cool if Guitar Hero did a Grateful Dead game. Imagine playing Jerry Garcia as a video game character…playing along to songs like “Ripple”, “Friend of the Devil”, “American Beauty”, “Truckin'”, “Touch of Grey”, “Hell in a Bucket”, “Casey Jones”, etc. This game would be great for the hippies and the jam band fans…)

Kev

Metallica at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. go on sale this Saturday!!!

Metallica tickets for the Times Union Center for their November 12th show in Albany, N.Y. go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. I’m definitely going to order two tickets this weekend, I’ll find a friend or a family member to go with.

In other Metallica news, their “Guitar Hero” game is out in stores now, which I definitely plan on picking up soon. I don’t know about this week, I gotta wait for my next paycheck, then I’ll go pick up the game after I get paid.

After I pick up “Guitar Hero: Metallica”, that will be my last game, I will purchase for a while. I got plenty of games to keep me busy.

I’m currently playing the videogame, “Bioshock”, then I gotta beat “Resident Evil 5”. I’m really looking forward to “Guitar Hero: Metallica”, I think that’s looking like to be the best Guitar Hero game ever made. “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith” is an okay game, I think, “Guitar Hero: Metallica” is going to be way better. Looking forward to it.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Metallica unleash tracks from their “Guitar Hero” game…

The boys in Metallica finally revealed the full tracklisting from their own “Guitar Hero” video game. The game is set for release on March 29th in video game stores everywhere.

See the full tracklisting here:

http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=601837

Very cool selection of songs. I have already predicted before that they were going to pick their most popular hits from every album and I was right!!! I also like their song selection from the other artists too.

I am definitely getting this game and can’t wait!

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Metallica unleash tracks from their “Guitar Hero” game…

The boys in Metallica finally revealed the full tracklisting from their own “Guitar Hero” video game. The game is set for release on March 29th in video game stores everywhere.

See the full tracklisting here:

http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=601837

Very cool selection of songs. I have already predicted before that they were going to pick their most popular hits from every album and I was right!!! I also like their song selection from the other artists too.

I am definitely getting this game and can’t wait!

Kev

Cool Video: Metallica “Guitar Hero” video game trailer…

Metallica just released the “Guitar Hero” video game trailer already, and this confirms that “Master of Puppets” will be included in the game.

Enjoy the trailer, I had a smile on my face while watching it, as this game is going to be cool. Can’t wait to get it!!!

Expect the Metallica haters to complain that the songs on the game sound better than the original albums, but fuck ’em, right? That’s the whole point of the video game is making the music sound better.

See it here:

http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=601748

Kev