Guitar Hero: Hendrix In The Works

Slash has let it slip that a Guitar Hero: Hendrix is in the works.

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Ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has let slip that there will be a Guitar Hero title centered on 1969 Woodstock headliner and Greatest Guitarist of All Time Jimi Hendrix.

Slash, speaking on tribute games Guitar Hero: Metallica and Aerosmith, said to Rolling Stone: "Those are two ones that I think gives it some credibility. And they're doing a Hendrix one, which is great."

As one of the original Guitar Heroes, Slash speaks with authority and enthusiasm on how the real-world music industry interacts with the plastic-guitar-jamming franchise. "You have to understand how the game works and what band really fits in to that," explained Slash. "AC/DC is probably the top one. They don't need the boost, but that would be the top one," he added.

Official confirmation of the game, or information on platforms or a release date, has yet to come from Guitar Hero series publisher Activision.

Thanks for the info to Shacknews.com.

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    Bassist87
    Hendrixreborn : hey guys, again I am here to have my two cents. well i don't see the problem with Guitar Hero and people playing it, I reckon its a good thing to have people who weren't born in the 60's and 70's to hear real great rock music. im 19 and I love Hendrix I just wish this game was out when I was getting into Hendrix and playing the guitar. As a guitarist I also love the game because the more musicians we have in the world the better life will be, imagine if someone played this game and were inspired to write the next "Little Wing" that'd be amazing!! And yes i believe Hendrix is the best Guitarist to have ever lived, and please do feel free to debate this, message my profile. av a g'dun ~Xx peace xX~
    thats true and i agree with you. But one thing can i play bass for you because everyone i know cant play hendrix on guitar. I can play it on guitar but i'd like to play bass for it too and someone who can play hendrix has proved to me that they are a really good guitarist. So any time you need a bassist please let me know unless you live halfway across the world lol. And i think that this game will open more people up to hendrix and that will only improve his stature as a god.
    Bendybaws
    GH rocks I learnt loads of stuff that transfer to playing in real life, I learnt the the red chord, the green chord and many more
    iksero
    good for guitar hero. hopefully kid's will pick this up and say: "Hey, this Hendrix guy is pretty good!" there is NOTHING wrong with that.
    Boom ch ka!
    Wheres that pic of the front page come from? ????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ? Answ er mah question pl0x
    ginger ninja102
    and it also helps people find grat new songs to play and listen to it pomotes bands it does heaps for musos
    Mootallica wrote: I don't see why people criticise guitar hero. It's a game. It's a hobby. It isn't the real thing. It will never replace the real thing. Yes, it's fun. Hop off the anti-Guitar Hero bandwagon. Don't tell people to pick up a real guitar. - Many who play Guitar Hero are also instrument players (me included). The game opens up people to a whole new genre. Whats so bad about people getting into music from a game? Hey, it's the best avenue we've got at the moment for recruiting fans of rock and metal, since, the only stuff that has guitars which is played on the radio now-a-days is cock rock. It isn't so bad.
    TheBurningFish
    Commanding Guitar Hero players to go get a real guitar is like telling GTA players to get off their asses and shoot people. It's a fun game that helps break down genre barriers and open up people to new kinda of music. Granted, stupid kids that walk about record shops going "Z0MG I CN PLAI TAT ON TEH EXPERTZ!!!!onehundredandeleven!!!" are the cancer of music.
    iksero
    MorbidBeliever wrote: This must be interesting... for 14yo kids... Come ON!!!
    I'm 20, and I am interested by this. therefore i just shot your arguement to s***.
    RonMexico
    "Woodstock headliner and Greatest Guitarist of All Time Jimi Hendrix" 1) I appreciate UG's impartial reporting of the facts 2) Hendrix is not the greatest of all time
    cam_sampbell
    Hopefully we'll be seeing more fans of Hendrix and not just the ones who are like 'ZOMG! PURPLE HAZE!' or whatever
    Telecaster7
    i'd like to say this will be awesome, but i just can't see myself respecting it it sounds good, in theory, but in practice i fear it will only make people think jimi wasn't that good, because "i passed the whole game on expert, like, with my eyes closed"
    tdrules
    why would he approve of something light hearted and getting people to the music he wrote anad loved
    ihavenoname93
    jimi hendrix had the ability of a small child who has just discovered the whammy. just a tad less than what it takes to be the best ever. soul and style only gets you so far.
    Ultima2876
    I can't either since he's six feet under. So it doesn't matter what he would think.
    funk rock warlo
    as much as I love hendrix I don't see this game truly doing him any justice since so much of his playing has to do with bending and the use of the wammy it's just going to make the annoying guitar hero players even worse because it won't be as hard as dragonforces songs. I'm not saying all guitar hero players are annoying btw I'm just saying the annoying ones will be worse
    Cerberus7string
    with all these releases from guitar hero its like there tryna brainwash everyone take over the world everyone will be a guitar hero :O
    Jimmo474
    I think this is really sad. These games cheapen music for people who love it. Now every time i listen to the songs that i know and love all i will be able to think of is the stupid game. we will have a bunch of people saying they love hendrix but none of them will know anything about him other than what was on the game. People never go deeper than the songs on the game.
    Keegz_smith
    one things for sure ill buy it! plus im with slash that AC/DC would be great for guitar hero probably better than jimmy Hendrix definitely better than Aerosmith that's just my opinoin so don't bite my head off
    Clutch32192
    I wonder wut button will set ur guitar on fire or wut button will get u high RIP jimi
    SOADriff
    I don't see why people criticise guitar hero. It's a game. It's a hobby. It isn't the real thing. It will never replace the real thing. Yes, it's fun. Hop off the anti-Guitar Hero bandwagon. Don't tell people to pick up a real guitar. - Many who play Guitar Hero are also instrument players (me included). The game opens up people to a whole new genre. Whats so bad about people getting into music from a game? Hey, it's the best avenue we've got at the moment for recruiting fans of rock and metal, since, the only stuff that has guitars which is played on the radio now-a-days is cock rock.
    +299300000. i applaud you sir.
    Martin259
    Frededk wrote: Well if you are one of those people who say that guitar hero players should pick up the real thing, would you tell a person who plays Hitman to stop playing and become a real hitman?
    Exactly, Never before have I seen a game where so many people comment it as "Learn to do the real thing".
    Frededk
    Well if you are one of those people who say that guitar hero players should pick up the real thing, would you tell a person who plays Hitman to stop playing and become a real hitman?
    FuZzY(aus)
    Jimmo474 wrote: I think this is really sad. These games cheapen music for people who love it. Now every time i listen to the songs that i know and love all i will be able to think of is the stupid game. we will have a bunch of people saying they love hendrix but none of them will know anything about him other than what was on the game. People never go deeper than the songs on the game.
    better for them to know him then not know him at all
    Martin259
    MorbidBeliever wrote: This must be interesting... for 14yo kids... Come ON!!!
    14 year old kids? Why should age matter to what you like as in video games? My friend's brother is 21 and he likes this game so.....
    Martin259
    I hope they don't do cover songs, Remember Rage Against the Machine on GH2, That was horrendous.
    TheBurningFish wrote: Commanding Guitar Hero players to go get a real guitar is like telling GTA players to get off their asses and shoot people. It's a fun game that helps break down genre barriers and open up people to new kinda of music. Granted, stupid kids that walk about record shops going "Z0MG I CN PLAI TAT ON TEH EXPERTZ!!!!onehundredandeleven!!!" are the cancer of music.
    I agree, I like the band Dream Theater and I was listening to a Song by them, It showed up on my MSN personal Message and some kid goes "i completed it on xpert 2day", Wow that annoyed me. But it is a fun game which I like. I laugh at some people whom reckon they can play real guitar by this game.
    Adamtbh
    i think peoples main issue is wtih guitar hero news being posted here when its not really music
    TomleHat
    With reference to the little side debate going on about Jimi, he was very innovative at his time, being an extremely creative guitar player that didnt depend on a couple of riffs to get through a song. He was also one of the first to do things like playing guitar behind his head, playing with his teeth and setting his guitar on fire. The reason why Jimi is championed as the best is because: a)he was damn good b)he was widely known and very popular c)he wrote, sang and played guitar to a large number of widely acclaimed songs Most people who say of course Jimi wasnt the best seem to judge a guitarist solely by my first point, that a good guitarist should be quick and accurate at playing complicated songs. Whilst he wasnt the fastest guitarist ever or the one with the most complicated riffs, at least he played songs that a lot of people liked to listen to, and was the creative mind behind a whole bunch of good music. Now i'll just wait here for some cool cats to shoot me down...
    korbhag
    MorbidBeliever wrote: This must be interesting... for 14yo kids... Come ON!!!
    The average gamer age is 39 years old so get your facts right before bashing GH...
    TomleHat
    Guitar hero isn't that bad coz it is just a game after all, but I've got a couple of issues with it: 1. It discourages creativity. Whilst real guitar players will be making up their own songs and sharing them with the world, Guitar Hero players will be playing the game on repeat in their bedrooms trying to increase their score by like 1%. Cool! 2. Whilst its fun doing a range of weird things in a virtual world, playing a guitar is one of those things that feels much more satisfying in the real world. If you want to play computer games then fair enough, cut peoples throats, blow shit up and fire laser rockets at goblins, but playing guitar is such a cool thing to do in real life, and anyone can do it. If anyone has seen the parodies of the Nintendo Wii like Wii Dishwashing Champion, thats basically how I feel about Guitar Hero.
    acidhammerdrums
    Adamtbh wrote: i think peoples main issue is wtih guitar hero news being posted here when its not really music
    Yeah... songs appearing in a video game aren't actually music.
    purebredmutt
    Is it really necessary for there to be a guitar hero game in the first place?
    MuffinMan wrote: Is it really necessary to make Guitar Hero games for specific bands?..
    imsimon
    Shiroshu wrote: I can't see Jimi ever approving of this either.
    Yeah me neither, due him not being alive an all.
    malicelilkitty
    roarinflames wrote: Mootallica wrote: I don't see why people criticise guitar hero. It's a game. It's a hobby. It isn't the real thing. It will never replace the real thing. Yes, it's fun. Hop off the anti-Guitar Hero bandwagon. Don't tell people to pick up a real guitar. - Many who play Guitar Hero are also instrument players (me included). The game opens up people to a whole new genre. Whats so bad about people getting into music from a game? Hey, it's the best avenue we've got at the moment for recruiting fans of rock and metal, since, the only stuff that has guitars which is played on the radio now-a-days is cock rock. It isn't so bad. +1000 i dont anything else needs to be said perfect defense for good clean fun
    Its just a game.. .I don't know why people take things to seriously. That's why this society is so screwed up... Everyone is tooooo anal about everything....
    alienhominid
    why do all you people think that guitar hero is shit? when i play i play the songs that were my favourites before they were on GH
    guitargod21136
    Mootallica wrote: I don't see why people criticise guitar hero. It's a game. It's a hobby. It isn't the real thing. It will never replace the real thing. Yes, it's fun. Hop off the anti-Guitar Hero bandwagon. Don't tell people to pick up a real guitar. - Many who play Guitar Hero are also instrument players (me included). The game opens up people to a whole new genre. Whats so bad about people getting into music from a game? Hey, it's the best avenue we've got at the moment for recruiting fans of rock and metal, since, the only stuff that has guitars which is played on the radio now-a-days is cock rock. It isn't so bad.
    +100000
    facemelter5000
    Clutch32192 wrote: I wonder wut button will set ur guitar on fire or wut button will get u high RIP jimi
    haha
    Haha, Crackhead
    I like the idea of a GH: Hendrix. I do agree that he is not the greatest guitarist ever. But, I love his music. I anxiously await this and Metallica. I may get a few comments because of this. But, I think they should make a GH: Nirvana. I mean, they had a very crazy and interesting, but short-lived, career. I think it would be perfect for what they were trying to go for with GH: Aerosmith.
    brentondig
    vjh wrote: An actuial conversation I overheard: "I like this 'hey jude' song" "oh by across the universe?" "umm I dont think so. some other band. I dunno" This is why I hate the whole concept of Guitar Hero. It is having this same effect on people playing it. It is a good place for people unfamiliar to some of these songs to find new music, but of the millions of people who play Guitar Hero, maybe 70 will actuialy take an interest in a new genre. Most will just go download their favourite song from GH, and memorize that to death. Then they will stop liking the song, and the artist by association, when in fact they know nothing of the artist. It's sad to see kids who only know the music that is fed to them this way. What really makes it all too much, is that Xbox users will increase their gamer score and recieve acheivements for playing though this. They can brag about being ignorant with a score to show for it. If the power goes out, I can still play my guitar. I can brag about what I can play by getting on stage in real life not on a screen. I just want GH to stop creating a generation of ignorant kids who let all the great music of the 60's and 70's die becasue "it was just some guitar hero song"
    Also, my friend who bought a guitar after playing guitar hero, then stopped playing guitar to go back to GH is JUST like the person you describe, as someone who knows songs from guitar hero, but NOTHING about said artist. I could tell my friend about, say, Foghat, and he will say, "That song sucks" (what an idiot). GH is pretty fun, but I'd rather play guitar (like I have been for 6 years) and educate myself about the music I'm learning like I have been for the same amount of time. I hate those GH fanboys, who after playing their game for so long, I'll ask what songs they have on their MP3 player, and they're just songs from Guitar Hero. Single songs by each artist in the game. I hate how it makes people think they know about artists from the 60s/70s/80s/and even 90s just because they've played their song in the game. If my friend buys GH: Hendrix, and says he likes "Purple Haze" *the song*, I'll LOSE it.
    brentondig
    Soroki wrote: I don't criticize Guitar Hero for the fact that it is a game and it is fun. I play it myself. I DO however find people spending endless hours trying to full combo the hardest songs on the game by playing them in slowest on practice mode to be a bit over the top. That's the point where I think it's entirely too much... Honestly, I've found this is the case for many GH players though 1.Kid plays guitar hero 2.Kid decides to go buy a real guitar because he thinks it will be more fun. 3.Kid attempts to play guitar for a few months 4.Kid finds guitar too hard, and pawns his guitar to go back to Guitar Hero
    Haha, my idiot friend did the same damn thing.
    aedmiston
    At least this will be better than Aerosmith. Hendrix was far more guitar oriented than Areosmith so there should be plenty of decent tracks on the game. If I wouldn't have to go buy a 360 to play it I'd get it
    Pho3niXnz
    I actually got into guitar after playing Guitar Hero 2, I love real guitar so much more than GH2 but it's still a fun game to play every once in a while!
    ten_years_after
    hahaha god i can see it now, stupid kids are going to be bragging "i played this jimi hendrix song on guitar hero with my teeth"