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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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'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (ALL) Gets Rage Against the Machine Guitarist

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2007 @ 3:33 p.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.

Fire up the fretboard, crank up the amp and get ready to rock like never before. Guitar Hero III drops you into the spotlight of the largest and most legendary rock concert ever.

The star-studded soundtrack includes master tracks by such legendary artists as The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Muse and Pearl Jam. With added songs as made legendary by Kiss, Alice Cooper and Heart. Now drop that air guitar, tune your exclusive new Les Paul Guitar Controller and shred the night away with Guitar Hero III.

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello, from Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and the Nightwatchman, will guest star as a boss character in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, providing guitar heroes the chance to shred with the music icon. Morello was listed as #26 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

"Whenever I play Guitar Hero my opponent always kicks my ass on my own riffs. It's embarrassing," said Morello. "Now that I'm actually IN the game I hope the digital me will win once in awhile!"

"We are thrilled to have two guitar icons of our generation on board to be bosses in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock," said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music. "Both Morello and Slash went into the studio and created mind-blowing original recordings designed to be challenging for even the expert players."

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock boss battles give fans a chance to compete against legendary guitarists such as Slash and now Tom Morello. Players are required to deplete the boss' Rock Meter before the boss goes into their Death Drain solo, which always means 'lights-out.' After defeating a boss, players unlock that guitarist as a playable character and continue to the encore for the set list, which is a master recording of one of their respective bands' most well-known tracks. When Morello is defeated, the next performance is "Bulls on Parade," during which Morello performs on stage alongside the player.

"Bulls on Parade" features one of Morello's most famous guitar riffs and a highly unusual solo that sounds more like a turntable than a guitar by making use of the toggle switch and rubbing his hand along the strings parallel to the neck of the guitar. Now, fans have the chance to emulate some of Morello's extremely innovative guitar playing antics.

New Tracks :

  • Minus Celsius (by Backyard Babies)
  • Hier Kommt Alex (by Die Toten Hosen)
  • In the Belly of a Shark (by Gallows)
  • Iā€™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 )
  • 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 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 ā€“ 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

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