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First Bands Announced For Guitar Hero 5

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RollingStone.com has issued the following report:

The rock video game war will heat up again in the fall: both of the industry’s flagship series are hitting consumers with tantalizing titles in 9/09. Harmonix’s THE BEATLES: Rock Band arrives September 9th, and now Activision has confirmed Guitar Hero 5 is due September 1st. The game will boast 85 brand-new master recordings, and this week Activision is announcing the band lineup in a series of scavenger hunt-like stories; fans who track down all the featured artists can enter a sweepstakes to win five tickets to concerts at a venue of their choice.

Rolling Stone can exclusively reveal that tracks from QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE (presumably 'Under Pressure'), KINGS OF LEON, SANTANA, SONIC YOUTH and A PERFECT CIRCLE will appear in the game. The title will also come equipped with tunes by WEEZER, BON JOVI, BILLY JOEL, ELLIOT SMITH and THE BRONX.

Source: RollingStone

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1. cppchriscpp writes:

Why do I get the feeling this is going to ruin the enjoyment I get out of Elliott Smith?

# May 28, 2009 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. SHREDDER13 writes:

Meh...Just like all the rest of the GH games
I enjoyed playing GH2 but now I've lost complete interest in these type of games.

\,,l "Diabolic Force" by Running Wild l,,/

# May 28, 2009 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. PANDA writes:

Hmm... I don't even know if I'm gonna wanna even bother playing this... Knowing me, I'll end up playing it the day it comes out. lol

# May 28, 2009 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. bbristowe writes:

Ugh, Kings of Leone. f*** that sh**.

# May 28, 2009 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathfreak writes:

Yea the 2nd one was good. Its all gone down hill from there.

# May 28, 2009 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Rock band: the BEATLES?!

lol

even as a fan, I doubt that will sell well to the younger demographic. Too many kids these days claim to love the beatles, wearing t-shirts of the band and whatnot, yet when interrogated on the subject, the only song they know is "y'know, that one that goes, we all live on a yellow submarine... a yellow submarine..."

f***in pathetic.

If older people like the game, they'll get it. FI younger people are legitametly fans and like the game, they'll get it. then again, those same kinights of ignorance and poser-dom will most likely get it too, to support the facade that they like the band to appeal to retro-chic sensibilities.

so never mind, that game will do quite well. forgive the meaningless rant. :P

# May 28, 2009 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BodomFan writes:

they need to come out with an all metal guitar hero, and good metal too, not a bunch of scremo or nu metal crap

# May 29, 2009 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Leprosy 101 writes:

I still think they should come out with Guitar Hero: Death

# May 29, 2009 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

I still think they should abolish this mockery of rock and roll

# May 29, 2009 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DEVILDRIVER FAN writes:

They need a f***ing metal guitar hero...f*** all this sh**. LOL

# May 29, 2009 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. lokiloc420 writes:

Why are Kings of Leon even around? God, the Jonas Brothers make them sound like b**ches.

# May 29, 2009 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. That_One_Guy writes:

Guitar Hero blows anyway...

# May 29, 2009 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jamez writes:

Who cares about Guitar Hero. twiddling away on some plastic toy. I prefer the real thing

# May 29, 2009 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. murder667 writes:

guitar hero is still around??? i thought that died off already? lol


and agree with post 13^^^ if these kids spent the same amount of time on a real guitar they might actually learn somethin useful :)

# May 29, 2009 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Jamez writes:

Thats the thing, you cant learn to play guitar with those toys. But then again, maybe in few years real guitars will be replaced by those things. Someone will do it soon, I kid u not!

# May 29, 2009 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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