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Van Halen Confirmed For Guitar Hero 4

Legendary rockers Van Halen have now been confirmed for Guitar Hero, joining such acts as Def Leppard, The Eagles and Linkin Park.

Activision have also confirmed that drums, bass, guitar and vocals will be able to play seperately in the game.

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1. 7dustrulesall writes:

Are they serious with Linkin Park?

# May 14, 2008 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. AlexThreeSix writes:

this whole guitar hero thing is waay over rated, it's not that much fun and seriously, band like linkin park just kinda kill it too.

# May 14, 2008 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CliffBurtonLivesOn writes:

I can't believe AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, The Offpsring, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai have never been on Guitar Hero. They're all legends.

# May 14, 2008 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. StabbingTheDrama writes:

That just means they couldn't get the license or may have not wanted to pay for it. Who knows.

# May 14, 2008 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck A Name writes:

"Activision have also confirmed that drums, bass, guitar and vocals will be able to play seperately in the game."

So what the f*** is the difference between Guitar Hero 4 and Rock Band 2? Why even bother giving them different names? They ARE controlled and produced by the same company are they not? So why a distinction; why not just a merging of the franchises?

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# May 14, 2008 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. v writes:

^^^^^they want more sales

# May 14, 2008 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. *WAITNDBLEED* writes:

Linkin Park iz an awesome band and they deserve 2 b on Guitar Hero because they hav sum of the best guitar riffs i hav ever heard

# May 17, 2008 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xFiruath writes:

f*** A Name : Guitar Hero was originally developed by Harmonix, but the publisher Activision switched developers to Neversoft after Guitar Hero 2. Harmonix then went on to make Rock Band to out do their previous efforts and give Activision the finger. There is also the huge difference that Guitar Hero does not include vocals or drums.

# May 17, 2008 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. charest writes:

*WAITNDBLEED* writes:

Linkin Park iz an awesome band and they deserve 2 b on Guitar Hero because they hav sum of the best guitar riffs i hav ever heard


what! have you been living under a f***ing rock?

# May 17, 2008 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FocusShift writes:

The difference b/t GH and Rock band is this:

Guitar Hero features more songs that were selected for their guitar parts where as Rock Band's song selections were picked more for the variety of parts. If GH 4 is including Drums, Bass, and Vocals then it will be another step more towards Rock band but the songs will still probably be more selected for their guitar parts.

Guitar Hero will never not feature "lighter" artists. It has to draw from more than just the metal crowd so it adds Pop rock and hard rock songs as well. I'm sure a purely metal guitar hero isn't out of the question it's just not in the making at the moment.

# May 17, 2008 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Lady-Reaper writes:

Seriously, LINKIN PARK??????
Thats so f***ing crazy...
I can see it now
Guitar Hero: Fall Out Boy Edition

# May 18, 2008 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Lady-Reaper writes:

I am still waiting for metal hero... :)

# May 18, 2008 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

I would actually play Metal Hero. I think that it would be crazy to try to do a Carcass song!

# May 18, 2008 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dethmonkee writes:

they should ask new unsigned bands to put songs up for this, that would be win win

# May 18, 2008 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Diamond Oz writes:

It would be a nice idea to have unsigned bands on the game but it won't happen because no-one's gonna buy a game where they don't know who the bands are, what the songs are like etc.

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# May 18, 2008 @ 7:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. *WAITNDBLEED* writes:

Linkin Park is awesome but there not as good as Van Halen and Def Leppard, i was just saying it's about time some current bands were on Guitar hero, i mean there has been only a handfull of current bands, like Slipknot, Disturbed and avenged sevenfold. If you diagree with me fine but I think it's about time they were on the game and wait 2 get a copy of the game and hav a kick-ass time with my friends

# May 20, 2008 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well Waitandbleed, a game with some of the current (or nu-metal) bands would sell, btt they would need be a completly different name for it.

# May 20, 2008 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Kalis_wrath writes:

but*

# May 20, 2008 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Me writes:

Everybody stop dissing Linkin Park, because they are an awesome band.

# May 25, 2008 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Fuck A Name writes:

Linkin Park=awesome.

NO. WRONG. F^CK YOU.

# May 25, 2008 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Joe Satriani writes:

Okay, Linkin Park would be an ALRIGHT choicem but they need to pick a better song for guitar. On GH3 No More Sorrow was like the easiest song ever! Put like QWERTY or Given Up.

The rest of the bands will be awessome. Eddie Can Halen better be a character. And like someone said, they should get Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Angus Young, and Jimi Hendrix. Nothing against Slash and Tom Morello but those are the real guitar heroes IMO.

# May 26, 2008 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. *WAITNDBLEED* writes:

Ya i guess there songz aren't that hard to play, but iff they put some of the hard songz they write like Somewhere I Belong maybe it will be better nd don't get me wrong i know there songz aren't nearly as hard as Disturbed or Van Halen songz but u can at least give them the respect of waiting for the game to come out nd seeing if there song suckz or is to easy or somthing because cif u were in a major band that everyone one sayz suckz nd doesn't deserve to be in a game i think u would at least get a little p***ed off, so c'mon juzt giv them a break.

# May 29, 2008 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. bbristowe writes:

Well, if I were investing 60-80 dollars on a god damn video game. I want some decent bands/artists that I wouldn't get tired of listening to, or, for that matter, be able to master within days of release.*Cough* Linkin Park *Cough*

# May 29, 2008 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. *WAITNDBLEED* writes:

Well thatz how Guitar Hero iz already after a few monthz maybe even weekz u start mastering songz I don't think Linkin Park will be any different but I think all u can do iz keep raising the difficulty level of the songz nd if u don't want to spend 60-80 dollarz on a game with good bandz including Linkin Park, juzt cause it has Linkin park nd u don't like them then get ovr it nd buy the game nd juzt don't play there song when it comes, itz that simple juzt enjoy the game nd the musik

# May 29, 2008 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. mixer2 writes:

Yeah put on some awsome stuff from linkin park, behind your lies or given up or bleed it out would be sweet

# Jun 5, 2008 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Waitndbleed, this isn't supposed to be a jackass comment but can you please not use so many z's? It's a little annoying

# Jun 5, 2008 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. LiquidMetal writes:

post 21, it would be best to put some of their older stuff on there. and i dont mean the songs you heard on the radio, i mean the other songs they had on their albums.

# Jun 5, 2008 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Therer is NO awesome Linkin Park, mixer2, if that is your real name.

# Jun 5, 2008 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. son of a bitch writes:

linkin park suck compared to Van Halen and Def Leppard

# Jun 5, 2008 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. the 30th writes:

Nice to see something differnt then the last game!

# Jun 6, 2008 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Cr4wf0rdT3xa5J1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I think Linkin Park sucks compared to other bands that suck. Like Winger or POD.

# Jun 6, 2008 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. LiquidMetal writes:

it annoys me when people only know linkin parks soft pop singles they heard on the radio. they have much heavier stuff that wont be heard on the radio. so lady-reaper, they dont come close to fallout boy, but it could be debatable whether or not they are on the same level of sh*ttiness.

mixer2 IMO the stuff on the new album is not as good as hybrid theory or meteora. if i could put a song on there, it would be one step closer.

# Jun 6, 2008 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. *WAITNDBLEED* writes:

"StabbingTheDrama" i put z's bcauze i juzt like 2 nd yez it can get annoying but 4 some reason I juzt Keep doing it; also I agree with "LiquidMetal" they hav a bunch uv heavier stuff that doesn't get played on the radio such as Pointz of Authority or Figure.09 or Don't Stay, now thoze would be good songz 2 play especially One Step Closer, and 2 all Linkin Park haterz out there SHUT UP WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU!!!!!

# Jun 6, 2008 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Fuck a name writes:

Van Halen should hav there own guitar hero or rock band u guys suck

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Txmetalhead writes:

Those songs may be heavy for LINKIN PARK..but they ain' t heavy..alt/metal maybe...
the songs are catchy, but not heavy.

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Txmetalhead writes:

Old Staind - like from Dysfunction..was heavy..for alternative metal. First STAIND album.
LINKIN Park is pop rock...radio friendly stuff
Although I thoroughly enjoyed Hybrid Theory

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Fuck A Name writes:

HEY! Who the f*** took my name?!?!?!!?!? Post 34!!!!! I don't hink ANY band should have their own guitar hero. Metallica would be the exception to that maybe, since they have a catalogue of songs that are good enough to support that. Van Halen is a great guitar band sure, but they should just have a bunch of songs ON the game, like Iron Maiden do. And Whoever mentioned Metal guitar hero, start emailing the company about it, that's what me and my friend are doing, and maybe, with enough requests for it, it might end up happening. I mean, if Aerosmith gets their own game, then I think the idea of Metal hero is do-able.

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# Jun 13, 2008 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. LiquidMetal writes:

well yeah, i only said they had heavier stuff, i never claimed they were heavy.

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Txmetalhead writes:

It is cool - LP has some good songs -

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. BIGSTICK13 writes:

HEY f*** A NAME, AWESOME IDEA. SERIOUSLY. I THIINK ITS BRILLANT. BUT IF IT HAPPENS, I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE THAT GREAT A GAME CONSIDERING METAL FANS CAN'T AGREE ON WHAT'S METAL AND WHAT'S NOT. I MEAN, JUST READ THE POST FROM THIS SITE. WE CAN'T EVEN AGREE ON THE SUBJECT. AND THEN YOU HAVE THE WHOLE MAINSTREAM VS. UNDERGROUND,. ETC. BUT JUST OUT OF CURIOUSITY, WHAT BANDS WOULD EVERYONE LIKE TO SEE ON A METAL HERO GAME?

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