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Guitar Hero III

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Red Octane / Activision
Developer: Neversoft
Release Date: Oct. 28, 2007 (US), Nov. 23, 2007 (EU)

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The Sex Pistols Re-Record Anarchy in the U.K. for 'Guitar Hero III' (ALL)

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2007 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

The Sex Pistols were an obvious choice for Guitar Hero, having established themselves as the definitive punk band of the 1970s. Unable to locate the original multi-tracks for inclusion in the game, Activision invited the band back into the studio to re-record a couple of songs including "Anarchy in the U.K." Original members John Lydon on vocals, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook re-teamed with producer Chris Thomas, utilizing the original analog sound desk (circa 1969) that was built for George Martin at Air Studios, London, England in order to maintain the classic sound.

Thirty years ago this fall, the song was first included on The Sex Pistols' only studio album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" which will be re-issued on vinyl on October 29, 2007, in its exact original format, including poster and Submission 7". The single 'Anarchy In The UK' will also be re-issued on vinyl on October 1, along with three other classic singles throughout October. Celebrating this milestone, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will be sponsoring the historic Sex Pistols show at The Brixton Academy in London taking place on November 8, 2007.

John Lydon stated that "Re-recording them (the songs)--what a stress you put on us but we rose to the occasion I think...admirably!" Adding that, "a bit of anarchy in a video game is alright by me."

"It was great for Guitar Hero to, in a way, get us back in the studio. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but it actually turned out great and I think everyone held their own," said Steve Jones. "I like it (Guitar Hero) because my friends' kids like it. And I like what kids like."

"Guitar Hero fans have been requesting more punk rock in the game since its first iteration," said Tim Riley, Activision worldwide executive of music. "We are honored that The Sex Pistols went into the studio after 30 years, so that we could have a song from the most renowned punk band of all time in the game."

"We are proud to have joined forces with such a legendary and influential band as The Sex Pistols for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock," said Kai Huang, president and co-founder of RedOctane. "We are very excited to partner with them on their 30th Anniversary and expose them to an entirely new generation of fans through the game."

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will include explosive new content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true legendary rock status. For the first time ever, Guitar Hero fans will also be able to thrash and burn with new wireless guitar controllers available for each platform. The game will feature a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by such legendary artists as Guns N' Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam as well as original songs by guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello. The sequel also will offer a vast array of downloadable content including songs from some of the most popular European bands.

Euro Tracks :

  • Minus Celsius (by Backyard Babies)
  • Hier Kommt Alex (by Die Toten Hosen)
  • In the Belly of a Shark (by Gallows)
  • I’m in the Band (by The Hellacopters)
  • Avalancha (by Heroes Del Silencio)
  • Take This Life (by In Flames)
  • Ruby (by Kaiser Chiefs)
  • Closer (by Lacuna Coil)
  • Generation Rock (by Revolverheld)
  • Mauvais Garcon (by NAAST)
  • Radio Song (by Superbus)

Previously announced tracks :

  • Alice Cooper - School's Out
  • AFI - Miss Murder (Master)
  • Beastie Boys - Sabotage (Master)
  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  • Blue Oyster Cult - Cities on Flame
  • Dragon Force - Through the Fire and the Flames (Master)
  • Foghat - Slowride
  • Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle (Master)
  • Heart - Barracuda
  • Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast (Master)
  • Kiss - Rock N Roll All Nite
  • Living Colour - Cult of Personality (Master)
  • Mountain - Mississippi Queen
  • Muse - Knights of Cydonia (Master)
  • Pearl Jam - Evenflow (Master)
  • Priestess - Lay Down (Master)
  • Queens of the Stone Age - 3's and 7's (Master )
  • Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck my Kiss (Master)
  • Rolling Stones - Paint it Black (Master)
  • Slayer - Raining Blood (Master)
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (Master)
  • Tenacious D - The Metal (Master)
  • The Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
  • The Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK (master)
  • The Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums
  • The Strokes - Reptillia (Master)
  • Weezer - My Name is Jonas (Master)
  • ZZ Top - La Grange

Venues

  • Backyard Bash
  • Desert Rock Tour
  • Kaiju Megadome
  • Lou's Inferno
  • Mitch's Moose Lounge
  • Shanker's Island
  • Video Shoot
  • Ye Olde Royal Odeon

Guitar Hero III Features

  • Over 45 of the most legendary rock anthems of all-time
  • Added multiplayer modes – arcade inspired battle and the dual shredding co-op career
  • Challenge the legends of rock and roll in boss battles
  • Take those axe shredding skills online and rock live around the world
  • Expand upon your Guitar Hero experience with downloadable songs, themes and picture packs
  • See how you match up against the best in the world on the Leaderboards
  • All-new tricked out venues taking you to hell and back
  • Your favorite characters freshly fitted with a few new faces

Guitar Hero III Les Paul/Kramer Guitar Controller Features

  • Completely redesigned Gibson Les Paul/Kramer Guitar Controllers
  • Wireless freedom to rock without constraints
  • Swappable faceplates for maximum customization (available on the Les Paul Controller)
  • Breakaway neck for easier transportation between performances
  • Ultra-stylish start and back buttons

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, rated 'T' for Teen, will be available October 28, 2007.

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