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Guitar Hero: Metallica Misspells Lynyrd Skynyrd As "Lynyrd Skynrd"

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Rolling Stone is reporting that the cover of "Guitar Hero: Metallica" has misspelled "Lynyrd Skynyrd" as "Lynyrd Skynrd." The game cover can be viewed here. An excerpt from the article reads:

"Sadly, it seems the Southern rock heroes have lost a Y in their band name — haven’t they lost enough already? Even the (properly) misspelled Mercyful Fate get their name handled correctly, and the oft-mangled Mastodon pass the fact-checking test. It doesn’t mean that Skynyrd’s bluesy kiss-off “Tuesday’s Gone” will be any less fun to play, though."

Other bands confirmed for the game are as follows:

Alice In Chains - No Excuses
Bob Seger - Turn The Page
Corrosion of Conformity - Albatross
Diamond Head - Am I Evil?
Foo Fighters - Stacked Actors
Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather
Kyuss - Demon Cleaner
Machine Head - Beautiful Mourning
Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
Mercyful Fate - Evil
Michael Schenker Group - Armed and Ready
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Queen - Stone Cold Crazy
Samhain - Mother of Mercy
Slayer - War Ensemble
Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster
Suicidal Tendencies - War Inside My Head
System of a Down - Toxicity
The Sword - Black River
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town

Source: Rolling Stone

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11 Comments on "Guitar Hero: Metallica Misspells Lynyrd Skynyrd"

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1. brettTHEjett writes:

LAWL

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Imagine how pi$$ed off the gym teacher is. lol.

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. godlike writes:

Um, isnt there someone that proofreads that kinda stuff.?

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

godlike: They outsourced that position to India aparently.

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Zero 54 writes:

No they had Neil Young proof it

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Txmetalhead writes:

I see this quite often, even in work texts that I have to read. I think the company is in such a rush to get the item out to the public, they don' t even bother proofreading the material.

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Netromancer writes:

To be honest "Skynyrd" probably isn't covered by a spell checking program. But still it makes Metallica look a bit disrespectful. Even if it isn't directly their mistake. All they can do is apologize and move on. sh** happens.

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Zero54- For the win!

As Lars would say, "That is just nutty!"

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jackrum writes:

good tracks on that though

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brettTHEjett writes:

Post 4,

this post I'm writing is even outsourced in India haa

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Firuath, you should have mispelled their name in the article yourself, just for hilarity's sake. :P

This is funnier than the time somebody(who shall remain nameless lol) f***ed up the name gorgoroth in an article. Both skinerd and gorggorgoth have impossibke names to spell apparently, and they arent even in the same genre.

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