News

Tom Morello appearing in GH III

Posted by: Dan at 9/6/2007 6:42 PM
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Nightwatchman and Audioslave will be appearing in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Morello will appear as a Boss character like Slash. See the release below for full details:


Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist Tom Morello to Appear in Guitar Hero(TM)
III: Legends of Rock

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sep 06, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) today announced that Grammy(R)
Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello, from Rage Against the Machine,
Audioslave and the Nightwatchman, will guest star as a boss character in
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, providing guitar heroes the chance to
shred with the music icon. Morello was listed as #26 on Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

"Whenever I play Guitar Hero my opponent always kicks my ass on my own
riffs. It's embarrassing," said Morello. "Now that I'm actually IN the
game I hope the digital me will win once in awhile!"

"We are thrilled to have two guitar icons of our generation on board to
be bosses in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock," said Tim Riley,
worldwide executive of music. "Both Morello and Slash went into the
studio and created mind-blowing original recordings designed to be
challenging for even the expert players."

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock boss battles give fans a chance to
compete against legendary guitarists such as Slash and now Tom Morello.
Players are required to deplete the boss' Rock Meter before the boss
goes into their Death Drain solo, which always means 'lights-out.' After
defeating a boss, players unlock that guitarist as a playable character
and continue to the encore for the set list, which is a master recording
of one of their respective bands' most well-known tracks. When Morello
is defeated, the next performance is "Bulls on Parade," during which
Morello performs on stage alongside the player.

"Bulls on Parade" features one of Morello's most famous guitar riffs and
a highly unusual solo that sounds more like a turntable than a guitar by
making use of the toggle switch and rubbing his hand along the strings
parallel to the neck of the guitar. Now, fans have the chance to emulate
some of Morello's extremely innovative guitar playing antics.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, published by RedOctane(R) and
developed by Neversoft, is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be
available starting October 28, 2007.