With Rock Band on it's way, Activision is firing a shot across Harmonix/MTV/EA's bow with a parade of hit songs and now word that Slash will be an opponent for a boss battle, and will contribute a new track specifically for the game. Sure you can only play guitar in this game, but with the Beastie Boys, the Stones, and Eddie Vedder and crew adding tunes to the game, it's going to kick some serious ass.
And while I'm not a huge GNR fan, I've admired Slash for years. I mean who else can pull off a hat like that? It's one of the most recognizable hats in the world, and would be a first ballot entry into the Hat Hall of Fame, were there one.
ACTIVISION ANNOUNCES LEGENDARY Guns N' Roses Vet and
Velvet Revolver Frontman Slash TO APPEAR IN GUITAR HERO™ III: LEGENDS OF ROCK
Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that legendary guitar hero Slash will provide an original track and appear as a boss battle character in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, delivering wannabe rock stars the chance to shred against the music icon. Additionally, Guns N' Roses' rock anthem hit "Welcome to the Jungle" will be included in the game's robust soundtrack that also features master tracks by such renowned rock bands as The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Muse and Pearl Jam. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is slated for release this fall.
Santa Monica, CA – July 10, 2007 –