February 15, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Aerosmith is a band that has withstood the test of time. Why not reward them with their own video game?
Instead of making something along the lines of “Aerosmith Meets the Harlem Globetrotters,” they have held out for something better. Activision just announced “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith,” a version of the mega-hit built around the aging rock band.
Players can strap on an axe and make like guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, or go crazy on Tom Hamilton’s bass. Spandex pants are optional.
Those that already purchased “Guitar Hero III” can download the hit “Dream On” to get them psyched for the next incarnation. It will be available in the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Live Marketplace for free from February 16 through 18.
“Fans want to get and experience music in new formats—and there are going to be some of them who will play the game, then pick up the guitar for real and start bands,” says Perry. “It’s what’s happening now, and it’s only going to build more momentum in the future. It’s a massive change for the music business.”
Adds singer Steven Tyler: “Not only is songwriting a b!tch, but then it goes and has puppies.”
That litter will include versions for the Xbox 360, the PS3 and PS2, as well as Nintendo’s Wii. “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith” will be available this June.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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