At the Drive-In Shreds into Guitar Hero

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 Neversoft's Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

A press release issued by the record label stated that "One Armed Scissor" from the band's third album "Relationship of Command" will make an appearance in Guitar Hero IV alongside Aerosmith and Def Leppard. The label noted that the game is aimed for a release this June on "all major platforms including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, Mac, and Nintendo DS."

However, publisher and property owner Activision has not yet officially announced Guitar Hero IV, though Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (PS2, PS3, X360, Wii) has been repeatedly listed as coming this June. The title has not yet been announced for release on the PC, and a DS Guitar Hero entry was recently revealed as Guitar Hero: On Tour, an entirely different game.

It is presumable that Fearless Records was mistaken in pinning Guitar Hero IV in their press release. When reached directly for comment, a publicist at the label confirmed to Shacknews that At the Drive-In had indeed been signed for Guitar Hero IV, but the provided supplemental information indicates otherwise.

Shacknews also reached publisher Activision for clarification, but has not heard back as of this writing.

From The Chatty
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    May 9, 2008 11:52 AM

    I wish that this was The Mars Volta, and Guitar Hero IV was actually Rock Band. That's cool though, as long as there's no exclusive deal for Activision.

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      May 9, 2008 12:27 PM

      Exactly what I was thinking.

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      May 9, 2008 12:35 PM

      why? relationship of command is still better than any mars volta album i've heard.

      i agree with the rock band statement though.

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        May 9, 2008 1:31 PM

        Well, personal tastes aside, The Mars Volta has more Cedric singing than Cedric shouting (his ATDI style). Also, the drumming is way more intense in TMV (not necessarily more fun, but I think it would be). Omar does a lot more scales and picking around in TMV songs, which I think are a lot of fun. Also, Juan's bass lines are amazing.

        Some of those are debatable, but overall, I think TMV is a much more virtuoso-type band (similar concept of Rush / Dream Theater) and would be more fun for all people involved.

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