Experience rock-nirvana with the new Multiplayer Co-op Mode where band mates collaborate in order to beat songs, with each guitarist playing a separate guitar track. The second player can now choose a rhythm or bass guitar part to intermingle with the lead guitar riffs, working together to produce each song and thrill the audience to rock ecstasy.
The top-secret sequel song list remains firmly in the rock domain, with more than 55 songs being featured in the next installment. Confirmed for E3 are seven playable tracks including: "Psychobilly Freakout," "Strutter," "Who Was in My Room Last Night," "You Really Got Me," "War Pigs," "YYZ" and "Arterial Black." Also confirmed are in-game appearances by returning guitar hero Judy Nails and the new Rockabilly guitarist.
RedOctane will offer E3 Attendees the opportunity to rock out with Guitar Hero II demos then stay and enjoy live performances on the RedOctane Stage by bands featured in the original "Guitar Hero™". There will also be special guest appearances by female guitarist Judita Wignall from the band Halo Friendlies, who is the inspiration for character Judy Nails.
In-game partner and musical giant Gibson Guitar will have their official Gibson bus touring around the convention center, transporting members of the press on their groupie experience while they play Guitar Hero II.
WEDNESDAY, May 10th at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.:
Hard-rock band Drist starring Marcus Henderson will rock the crowd and perform hits from their newly launched album "Orchids and Ammunition!" Marcus is an original guitar hero who recorded multiple guitar tracks for the Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II soundtracks.
THURSDAY, May 11th at 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.:
Graveyard BBQ, winners of the first "Be a Guitar Hero" competition, will perform their winning song "Cheat on the Church" along with many others from their debut album "Graveyard BBQ Greatest Hits Volume 1."
FRIDAY, May 12th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.:
Los Angeles-based rock sensation Shaimus will woo the crowd with the smooth stylings from their recently released album "Paper Sun," including their first hit single "All of This" from Guitar Hero.
The game that has inspired a nation of wannabe rock stars to achieve videogame greatness is scheduled for a new US tour on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in November 2006.
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