By Neal Ronaghan, Staff News Writer
March 30, 2008
Details and confirmed song list of the upcoming Guitar Hero spin-off.
In Activision’s upcoming Guitar Hero add-on, they will bring the history of Aerosmith to life on video game consoles. While the game will be using the same engine as Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, it will have new characters and venues. The new characters will be, naturally, all of Aerosmith. You will be able to play as Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford along with the rest of the fictional Guitar Hero regulars. The new venues will showcase various moments of Aerosmith’s legendary career, such as their performance at the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
The game is set to contain somewhere between thirty and forty songs and will have five different venues. The first two songs in each tier will be songs by bands that influenced or were influenced by Aerosmith; the rest of the tier will be all Aerosmith songs. Apparently 60% of the songs will be by Aerosmith, while the rest will be by other bands ranging from Lenny Kravitz to Run-DMC. Last but not least, the popular boss battles of Guitar Hero III will also make a return, but they will be changed a little bit to address gamer’s concerns from the previous incarnation.
The game is being developed by Vicarious Visions (the same team that made the Wii version of Guitar Hero III), and is currently set for a June 29th release.
Tier 1 - Venue: Nipmuc Regional High School
"All The Young Dudes" - Mott The Hoople*
"The Dream Police" - Cheap Trick
"Make It" - Aerosmith
"Uncle Salty" - Aerosmith
Encore: "Draw the Line" - Aerosmith
Tier 2 - Venue: Max's Kansas City
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" - Joan Jett
"All Day and All of the Night" - The Kinks*
"Movin' Out" - Aerosmith
"No Surprize" - Aerosmith
Encore: "Sweet Emotion" - Aerosmith
Tier 3 - Venue: The Orpheum Theatre
"Complete Control" - The Clash
"Personality Crisis" - New York Dolls*
"Livin' on the Edge" - Aerosmith
"Ragdoll" - Aerosmith
Encore: "Love in an Elevator"
“Kings and Queens” - Aerosmith
“Mama Kin” - Aerosmith
“Walk This Way” - Aerosmith
“Dream On” – Aerosmith
* - represents cover
Other Confirmed Bands:
The Black Crowes
Stone Temple Pilots
The White Stripes