Guitar Hero Series News


Guitar Hero Live resumes track reveals with OneRepublic and Cypress Hill

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 14, 2015 11:36am PDT

Now that the E3 2015 madness has died down, Activision and FreestyleGames are back to revealing new Guitar Hero Live tracks on a weekly basis.


Guitar Hero Live details new Hero Powers

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 07, 2015 11:00am PDT

Star Power is no more, as Guitar Hero Live will introduce a new mechanic called Hero Powers, which will find new ways to give players in-game boosts.


Guitar Hero Live takes the stage this October

By Daniel Perez, Jun 17, 2015 9:13am PDT

Activision has announced Guitar Hero Live will be releasing in October as well as offering information on pre-order bonuses.


Guitar Hero Live adds Tenacious D, Pearl Jam, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, May 26, 2015 9:53am PDT

It's a new Tuesday and that means more tracks from Guitar Hero Live. This week, Activision and Freestyle are adding another dozen tracks from artists like Tenacious D, Pearl Jam, and others.


Guitar Hero Live adds Royal Blood, Marilyn Manson, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, May 19, 2015 3:35pm PDT

Activision is getting into the spirit of Tuesday being new music day, so they're revealing some more new tracks for Guitar Hero Live, led by Royal Blood and Marilyn Manson.


"there are awesome songs there! KSE!!! Trivium! Mastadon! Nice to see some really great heavy ..."

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Guitar Hero Live names over two dozen new tracks

By Ozzie Mejia, May 12, 2015 10:05am PDT

Now that the initial excitement has passed, Guitar Hero Live is getting down to business by revealing some of new tracks that will be featured in Freestyle Games' upcoming reboot.


"Oh man :( damn it, was hopping you had a inside look and was dying to know how it was. Cool ..."

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Encore! A Guitar Hero timeline (part 3)

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 23, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Now that the Guitar Hero series had reached the top of the gaming world, all that was left was to watch it fall. And fall, it did. To wrap up our Guitar Hero timeline, Shacknews looks at the final Guitar Hero games and the depths that led to the series' four-year hiatus. The...


"Same, it's rock solid. Contrast that to the rock band 1 guitar I have which sucks. I sometimes ..."

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Encore! A Guitar Hero timeline (part 2)

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 22, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Guitar Hero was a franchise at its very height in 2008. Over the next year, fans would witness the textbook example of "too much of a good thing," as Shacknews continues with our Guitar Hero timeline.


Encore! A Guitar Hero timeline (part 1)

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 21, 2015 12:00pm PDT

With the Guitar Hero series set to live again, Shacknews is going to take a look back at the series over the last ten years, from its meteoric rise to its calamitous fall with this three-part timeline series. Today, we look back at the origins of Guitar Hero and look at what...


"GH: Metallica and The Beatles: Rockband were the two pinnacle games for me."

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Guitar Hero Live - Andrew and Joe's Excellent Adventure

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 18, 2015 8:00am PDT

Guitar Hero is back! So who better to get a first look at Guitar Hero Live than Shacknews' resident rockers, Andrew and Joe? Join the Shacknews video crew, as they speak to director Jonathan Napier and rock out on stage.


Guitar Hero rises from its grave with new controller, gameplay, and more

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2015 7:37am PDT

Did you think you were done with the Guitar Hero franchise? Well, think again.


"I loved GH3. After that tho downhill big time. RB did things right by making every song playable ..."

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Report: New Guitar Hero will have redesigned guitar and first-person perspective

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2015 4:30am PDT

Activision is expected to announce a new Guiar Hero today, but information on the game has apparently been leaked detailing a new controller, first-person perspective, and more.


"Yeah, it's nowhere close to being the perfect learning tool, and because it's still using some ..."

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Rumor: Guitar Hero returning on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

By Daniel Perez, Oct 31, 2014 8:00am PDT

Activision's Guitar Hero franchise may be making a comeback on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, if an ongoing rumor is to be believed.


"Bullshit. They had three main games: RB1 in 2007, RB2 in 2008, and RB3 in 2010. Now, yes, ..."

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Guitar, DJ, and Band Hero DLC purchases to end on March 31

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 5:30pm PDT

While Activision stopped development of Hero games quite some time ago, gamers were still able to buy DLC for their games. However, new DLC purchases won't be available come March 31st.


"Same here. Game was a lot of fun, especially if you have 2 turntables to battle others at home ..."

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Report: Guitar Hero 7 would have featured six-string guitars

By Steve Watts, Dec 06, 2012 1:45pm PST

Guitar Hero 7 was reportedly in development at Vicarious Visions, and would have featured a six-string guitar and more ambitious camera and location choices. It was canceled in 2011.


"Guitar hero 8 would have featured a rick neilsen 5 neck guitar"

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