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Tag Archives: Guitar Hero

RIP Guitar Hero: 2005-2011

Posted by on February 10, 2011

Video game Publisher Activision has officially pulled the plug on the Guitar Hero franchise. Activision will be closing its music game division and cease development in Guitar Hero titles to focus in online efforts. In the company’s most recent financial statement, Activision expanded upon their reasoning by saying: “Due to continued declines in the music genre, […]

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Axl Rose Suing Activision For Using Slash In Guitar Hero

Posted by on November 24, 2010

Axl Rose is suing Activision, the maker of Guitar Hero, for $20 million. What did Activision do to gain Rose’s unwanted attention? By using Slash’s image in Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock. Rose claims Activision violated an agreement that would allow the game to use the song “Welcome To The Jungle” as long as no […]

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Soundgarden Performs “Secret Show” At Guitar Hero Launch Event

Posted by on September 28, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UncjGmVNaLY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Besides Lollapalooza, the reunited Soundgarden has only performed small club shows with only a few days notice given to the fans. So it seems like no surprise that the grunge pioneers played a “secret” show Monday night (September 27) at Activision’s launch event for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock at the Paramount Studios back-lot in Los Angeles, […]

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Soundgarden To Release A New Retrospective Album

Posted by on August 3, 2010

Soundgarden will release a new retrospective album called Telephantasm. The compilation, which will also include a previously unreleased track and a DVD, will be available on September 28 as well as through purchasing Guitar Hero 6 that same week.

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Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock Coming In September

Posted by on June 7, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht7Jn55kzUI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Remember when the Guitar Hero franchise was fresh and exciting? Activision does too, which is why the recently-announced Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is the only GH game they’re releasing this year. In prior years, they’ve flooded the market, and by the time the awful Guitar Hero: Van Halen was released last year, no […]

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Not Surprisingly, “Green Day: Rock Band” Contains No Metal

Posted by on April 13, 2010

It seems like an eternity since the rhythm video game franchises of Guitar Hero and Rock Band first came on the scene, but the idea isn’t even five years old yet (Guitar Hero came out in November, 2005). With Green Day – Rock Band being released on June 8, this will be roughly the 2,439th […]

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Megadeth/Guitar Hero Venture On The Horizon?

Posted by on January 20, 2010

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine claims to be in high-level meetings with Activision and Neversoft over some new kind of Guitar Hero venture. In response to a fan question on Megadeth.com, Mustaine said the idea discussed is some sort of new venture rather than a branded version of the game a la Metallica (at least I […]

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Shocking: Music Games Not A Perfect Sales Behemoth, Savior Of The Industry

Posted by on December 15, 2009

Two years ago, many proclaimed the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video game franchises as some sort of long-lasting alternative to declining traditional media following the games’ significant impact on artist profiles and spiking digital sales. While music simulation games are far from a pet rock-ish fad, sales are finally starting to taper off and […]

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First Announced Guitar Hero 6 Song? Tesla

Posted by on November 25, 2009

In a recent interview with Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, Tesla revealed that their song “Modern Day Cowboy” will appear on Guitar Hero 6. Guitarist Frank Hannon says that Activision asked them if the song could be in the game. Don’t front. You might not like Tesla that much, but it’s hard to go wrong […]

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Guitar Hero CEO On Cobain Controversy: “The Check Has Been Cashed”

Posted by on September 18, 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UuAoEW5MbI[/youtube]By now, everyone knows that Kurt Cobain is an unlockable character in Guitar Hero 5, which has led to some pretty ridiculous videos, and probably a couple of sprained fingers for Courtney Love due to her Twitter barrage. Remaining Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic even got in on the action, asking Activision Blizzard to limit […]

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