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Metallica Still Not Signed On For Guitar Hero Yet

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Billboard.com reports: Although rumors continue to buzz, Metallica and the Beatles aren't headed to the "Guitar Hero" franchise just yet, according to Kai and Charles Huang, the sibling founder of game publisher RedOctane.

Speculation abounds that Metallica will be the next band featured in their own version of "Guitar Hero," much like the just-released recent Aerosmith-centric game.

"We're not ready to comment about Metallica yet, but what I will say is that we'd love to work with all of the top rock bands of all time, whether it's Aerosmith or Metallica or AC/DC or Led Zeppelin," Kai Huang tells Billboard. "If we get an opportunity to work with those bands, we would love to do that."

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1. FocusShift writes:

A Metallica one I can see, but AC/DC? Come on, all the songs would be the same.

# Jul 9, 2008 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. fadetoblack writes:

much agreed.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. MetalHead021 writes:

I agree with FocusShift.
I can definately see the Metallica GH.
It would be a challenge as well.
But like he said AC/DC?

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SINS OF THE FATHER writes:

Sounds pretty cool if there going to release individual band versions
how bout Decapitated, necrophagist or nile guitar hero
why not go something a little more marketable and do one for a 60's classics one with the yardbirds the who rolling stones ect ect
The list is endless really i just hope they dont bring out a tragic 80's one but with new age stuff..althou playing cars by gary newman would be pretty funny as would some duran duran.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 6:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

who fukin cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. warlockzero writes:

Metallica will do it. I'm not so sure the beatles one will happen though.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 7:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BROKEN FACE writes:

id def get the metallica one i like guitar hero i even went out n brought aerosmith even tho i barley even like them THATS HOW MUCH OF A FAN I AM woooooo/
JuGgAlO

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. CONkyle writes:

Why not just make different genre versions of Guitar Hero.
Guitar Hero: Metal
Guitar Hero: Punk (would suck lol)
Guitar Hero: Industrial/Alternative.

just a suggestion.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. coldiem writes:

It's interesting that, although they claim to not being ready to comment on Guitar Hero: Metallica, Activision (who owns the franchise, as far as I can tell) confirmed it last month. Just google for "guitar hero metallica confirmed activision" and you'll see a slew of news articles about it.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

if Metallica makes one I will not buy it...I WILL STEAL IT!!!

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Suffer in truth writes:

Why not just play on real instruments? You know, those weird things that all those 'musicians' walk around with.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. FocusShift writes:

Not everyone is gifted with the talent to play music, and even if they are there's chances they're not gifted with the talent to perform it. Video games are cheaper, easier, and you don't have to go through the drama of being in a band or the compulsion of caring for your equipment.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dee writes:

A metallica guitar hero would be fu**in awesome. I would definetly buy that s**t. It would be awesome to play some of the solo songs(the call of ktulu, orion,etc.) as well as the other kick a** songs off my favorite albums (kill 'em all, master of puppets, ride the lightning, ...and justice for all). That would be killer!!

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. XWigglesX writes:

Guitar Hero punk would be fun I reckon.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Suffer in truth writes:

FocusShift, I understand that, it's just that I would hate to see people who actually are musical, to miss out on that because they're playing guitar hero. My only point is that it's clear to everyone that Guitar hero has little to do with actual guitar playing. There's a little bit of rythm involved but that's practically it. If that's clear than hey, enjoy your game.

# Jul 11, 2008 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. anon writes:

not that it has anything to do with playing a real guitar, but guitar hero did help me with piano, mostly speed. so it is not entirely a total "real music" waste of time...I am just probably the only nerdy metal head who plays piano as well...

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Terminator writes:

focus - that's what lousey singers say!! just kidding ;)

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. fadetoblack writes:

As much as i doubt they would ever make it, i think it would be awesome to see a GH: Iced Earth.

Just putting it out there haha.

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 4:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Biedrik writes:

Too bad Iced Earth isn't popular enough to get its own game. Besides, the lineup changes so much that by the time the game was done there would be a new guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Who the hell would be on the stage in the game?

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Personally, Metallica, Led Zepp, and The Beatles are some of the only bands with a catalogue of good songs big enough to fill up a GH game properly. Aerosmith was a horrible start for this type of game imo.

I'll defend GH only for the fact that's it's a good party game. when you're drinking with a bunch of buddies and you want some tunes, but also something to keep the drunks busy and entertained, Guitar Hero is the way to go. Plus, it's fun to be a douchebag, jumping all over the place and just being a laugh. Other than that, I say...f*** Dragonforce, unlike all the other kids who discovered them through GH3, I've been a hating to them for years.

(Let's hear it for Meshuggah Rock Band edition! )

Now Playing: Meshuggah- "This Spiteful Snake"

# Jul 12, 2008 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Mr.Pot writes:

Guitar Hero: Slayer! (that'd be hard, but get a lil boring)

# Jul 13, 2008 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^If they release Guitar Hero AC/DC, then no it won't. :)

Now Playing: Opeth- "Ghosts of Perdition"

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Suffer in Truth writes:

f***_A_Name, I couldn't agree more with with your post nr 20.
F.u.c.k. dragonforce (or Dragonwhores as I like to call 'm)!!!!!!, and seeing as I'm too big a fan of meshuggah, I would support a Meshuggah rock band edition (or whatever:P) just to see the faces of those guys playing the game going " What the F is this? I don't get this!":P

I'll join the hype:
Now playing: Textures - Old days born anew

# Jul 15, 2008 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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