Guitar Hero News


Real Band Uses Guitar Hero Instruments

By Chris Faylor, Oct 23, 2008 12:37pm PDT

Sure, Rock Band and Guitar Hero have inspired many to take the leap into learning a real-life instrument, but that didn't appeal to electro-rockers...


Metallica Drummer Responds to Retail-vs-Guitar Hero Sound Quality Feud

By Blake Ellison, Sep 30, 2008 1:14pm PDT

"Listen, I can't keep up with this shit," complained Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich in response to the internet pointing out that the Guitar Hero...


"OK, lets bring it back to the OP's topic: "So... they are okay with it being uber compressed ..."

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Activision: Maybe Record Labels Should Pay Us

By Blake Ellison, Sep 26, 2008 10:52am PDT

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has once again come out swinging in his public shouting match with record labels including Warner Music,...


"So, he doesnt want to pay Warner, but he still charges us (gamers) ? How do we interpret the ..."

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Guitar Hero: Hendrix in the Works, Says Rolling Stone Interview

By Blake Ellison, Sep 17, 2008 2:20pm PDT

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has let slip that there will be a Guitar Hero title centered on 1969 Woodstock headliner and Greatest Guitarist of...


"Rumor mill is swirling that Live at Donnington is coming out for Rock Band soon."

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Guitar Hero Metallica DLC Tracks Better Quality Than Universal's Retail CDs

By Blake Ellison, Sep 17, 2008 11:30am PDT

Internet audiophiles have discovered that the Guitar Hero version of Metallica album Death Magnetic is of better quality than the retail CD...


"Why would you go through the trouble of recording the recording? I'm pretty sure someones ..."

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Guitar Hero DLC Subscription Being Evaluated by Activision, Plans to Make Lots of Money

By Blake Ellison, Sep 16, 2008 4:29pm PDT

Activision is considering a subscription service to deliver new songs monthly for its music-rhythm series Guitar Hero, according to Activision...


"And yet those of us that have RB also want more, so even if they had kept up with HMX his ..."

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Activision: Guitar Hero Boosts Music Sales 200-300%

By Blake Ellison, Sep 15, 2008 3:20pm PDT

Inclusion in the Guitar Hero series boosts real-world sales of a song by an average of 200 to 300%, according to Zach Horowitz, President and COO...


"The GH3 version of Death Magnetic is better than the CD version. Funny that."

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Activision Tripling Guitar Hero Releases by 2010

By Chris Faylor, Sep 15, 2008 3:07pm PDT

Activision Blizzard will triple the amount of Guitar Hero titles and content it offers by 2010, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith revealed...


"Sweet, that's not too bad then. Not for GH though? I know I can't play GH2 tracks in GH3, etc..."

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Analyst: Activision Doesn't Need Warner Music for Guitar Hero

By Blake Ellison, Aug 28, 2008 5:30pm PDT

In recent history, Activision--publisher of the Guitar Hero series--and Warner Music--a massive record label with songs included in the...


"No. They both agreed to the price. Activision isn't the one whining after the fact. Gamers don't ..."

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Rush Hour Director Dreams of Guitar Hero Movie

By Chris Faylor, Aug 28, 2008 2:47pm PDT

Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner hopes that, one day, he can make a film based on Guitar Hero. "I would love to do a...


"I fucking would have never thrown my good money away on the Power Glove if it hadn't of been for ..."

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More Call of Duty and Guitar Hero Sequels in 2009

By Chris Faylor, Jul 31, 2008 2:50pm PDT

Activision today revealed that it is planning to release future iterations in the Guitar Hero and Call of Duty franchises during 2009. According...


"What, your aim? (J/K) Try playing a game of Unreal Tournament first. The kills seem bazillions ..."

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Activision Blizzard Planning iTunes-like Music Store Built on Guitar Hero Brand

By Aaron Linde, Jul 10, 2008 8:00pm PDT

The freshly conglomerated publisher Activision Blizzard is considering development of an online music platform similar to Apple's iTunes software...


"When they get done with this, they'll all be wearing gold diapers. "

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Rock Band, Guitar Hero Publishers Vying for Beatles Licensing Agreement

By Aaron Linde, Jun 22, 2008 7:47pm PDT

Publishers Activision and MTV Games are courting representatives of the Beatles to license the wildly popular band's catalog for use in their...


"He didn't lose it. It isn't like whoops hey, where did all my money go? That one legged bitch ..."

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Guitar Hero: Metallica Confirmed

By Aaron Linde, Jun 02, 2008 1:48pm PDT

Details in an Activision SEC filing uncovered by GameSpot has confirmed the existence of a new Guitar Hero title focused on the long-running heavy...


"The thought of playing all the songs from ...And Justice For All makes my hands hurt."

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At the Drive-In Shreds into Guitar Hero

By Aaron Linde, May 09, 2008 11:47am PDT

Fearless Records has announced that progressive rock band At the Drive-In will be contributing a song to an upcoming Guitar Hero title, most likely...


"yeah if they released all of relationship of command I would then buy rockband."

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