Activision announced today that Motorhead lead singer and bassist Lemmy will be an in-game character in Guitar Hero: Metallica
. Metallica has always had a soft spot for Motorhead, having honored the group with a seven-cover performance of Motorhead's songs called The Lemmy's. In addition to the Lemmy appearance, Motorhead's 2008 re-recording of "Ace of Spades" will also be included on the set list. Guitar Hero: Metallica is scheduled to hit retail on March 29th. Check out a couple of images of Lemmy in-game provided by Newscom.
Rock 'N' Roll Icon, Motorhead's Lemmy, Coming to Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R)
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb 13, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Once honored by Metallica with seven Motorhead covers performed as "The Lemmys," GRAMMY(R) Award-winning legend and lead vocalist and bassist of Motorhead, Lemmy, will take his rightful place on stage alongside Lars, James, Kirk and Robert in Activision Publishing Inc.'s Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R) this spring.
Budding rockstars will have the opportunity to experience Lemmy's in-game likeness as he wails away on vocals and shreds his bass guitar - or play as the icon himself. The rock 'n' roll legend, born Ian Kilmister, will have a familiar tune with him as Motorhead's 2008 re-record of "Ace of Spades" rocks its way into the set list.
Lemmy says, "It's great to be in Guitar Hero with all these famous people and I'm really pleased to be in it with Metallica...but James is still taller than me."
"Ride the Lightning" with musical icons Metallica and 21 other rockin' acts in an all new Guitar Hero(R) experience - Guitar Hero Metallica. Enter the world of Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo and experience the intensity and skill of one of the greatest bands of all time. Shred on the guitar controller, rip on the drum kit controller and wail on the mic to a set list featuring over 45 explosive hits from Metallica's illustrious career and a wide variety of other legendary artists personally selected by the band, such as Alice In Chains, Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Queen. Fans will be able to rock as Metallica while performing in venues reminiscent of the band's epic album covers, themes from their music and real world locales.
Guitar Hero Metallica is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. The Wii(TM) home video game system from Nintendo and the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system versions are being developed by Budcat. The game is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero Metallica, please visit guitarhero.com.