Guitar Hero: Hendrix In The Works

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

Guitar Hero: Hendrix 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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    McAngusYoung
    oh and for the people that try an say that there is one guitar player better than all the rest.....that will never be true because think of it this way.....there are like a billion different styles of guitar playing and everyone plays with their own style.....so how could you compare someone that say plays punk rock to somone who plays death metal? you can;t because they are to differnet ways of playing....and there is always going to be someone that can do something that someone else can't.....always!
    Xanron
    ironBLSmaiden wrote: 1) I appreciate UG's impartial reporting of the facts 2) Hendrix is not the greatest of all time Yeah your definitely right. he was good for his time, but Alex Lifeson came in around the same time even though he wasn't as big, and he gets almost no credit, and in my opinion he's way better than hendrix. and about the whole hime have more emotion thing, yea he did but u need someone who can play slightly faster, and show emotion, like randy rhoads
    I don't think you need speed on the guitar to be considered the best. I think if you play too fast it sounds artificial.
    McAngusYoung
    Ok everyone with a stick up their ass can feel free to leave it there or just shut up! This isn't we're trying to make money of a dead legend or anything.....this is probably going to be more like a tribute type thing.....tp one of the best guitar players that this world has ever known....and like many others whos time was cut to short.....I love Jimi and i think that it would to have Guitar Hero Hendrix
    UseYourBrain
    why wouldnt jimi hendrix be enthuiastic about his music being tributed in a video game to reach a 21st century audience.
    ZeppelinruleZ
    is it me or is it funny that they called slash the "ex-guns 'n' roses" guitarist instead of the velvet revolver guitarist?
    liamdude555
    Hopefully people will play this game and say, Hey this hendrix guy is cool. And then get into his music.
    guitarsolo_17
    no please.not Jimi....music is easily ruined by this game.....we don't have to ruin a bunch of Jimi's greatest hits...
    thedarkblues06
    Gmurcielago14 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. None of us actually hate the game, but I just cant stand the fact that someone can get a high five because they played a song on a piece of plastic, when I can play it on a real guitar.
    I agree with this guy. I mean, they think that because they play the game on Expert they are the best. Nothing is more priceless, however, than when I play the same thing on real guitar, and they just give me the bird.
    ironBLSmaiden
    1) I appreciate UG's impartial reporting of the facts 2) Hendrix is not the greatest of all time
    Yeah your definitely right. he was good for his time, but Alex Lifeson came in around the same time even though he wasn't as big, and he gets almost no credit, and in my opinion he's way better than hendrix. and about the whole hime have more emotion thing, yea he did but u need someone who can play slightly faster, and show emotion, like randy rhoads
    a7xf@n43v3r
    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.
    Hah, I agree. But there are still posers that take GH too seriously
    darkfire_storm
    dancesisidance wrote: Shiroshu wrote: I can't see Jimi ever approving of this either. Yeah me neither, due him not being alive an all.
    ha! that's funny. i'm siggin' that.
    DString
    I will have to check this out. I have Guitar Hero , it's a fun party/family game. No violence just fun acting like a rock star, what wrong with that.
    HolySmoke
    it's not like a hendrix guitar hero would cheapen him anyways. More money has been made off his name then probably anyone in music. Plus an all Hendrix guitar hero would kick ass! much better than aerosmith or metallica
    ten_years_after
    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
    +1000 hendrix is not the greatest, hes the most popular but no he wasnt the greatest, and its so annoying when kids watch hendrix play and then they think its ok to play increadibly sloppy and make stupid faces while they play
    newbie08
    I don't it's the game that people exactly are annoyed about, it's the *few* kids (not all) who brag about their skills, trying to make people feel bad etc.
    chipman5544
    I think a guitar hero game is more deserving to Hendrix than anyone. So innovative as a musician and writer, he changed the way people looked at a guitar. I really hope that GH does him some justice, and also people will be able to really experience the greatness that is Hendrix. R.I.P Jimi ~Sept. 18 1970~
    AidanTDR
    i think when people say that Hendrix is overrated and the like, its just because they're used to listening to shredders play really fast and cleanly, which is great, i like shred too. but there are many many people who can play faster than Hendrix, but they do not have the same feel, or anything close to Hendrix. Take the All Along The Watchtower solo as an example. In my opinion this is the greatest solo ever, and i don't even listen to Hendrix, but the feeling is perfect and the playing is solo emotional. Hardly anybody, if anyone, can do that as well as Hendrix did. apart from that rant, i'm interested to see whether they can pull off a guitar hero hendrix game.
    gatechballer
    captainoid wrote: McGnrAcDcfan227 wrote: "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 you, my friend are seriously ***** IN THE HEAD Oh God, don't get me started. Yes, Hendrix was good, he was an innovative player FOR HIS TIME. People seem to forget that: 1) There are better technical players today 2) Jimi was sloppy live 3) Towards the end, he started to dislike his own hits, and wanted to do more acoustic and exotic pieces, but his fans didn't go for it. The elitists are gonna bite my head of for this, but I really couldn't give a ****.
    Dude you are a complete dumbass! Jimi was the greatest guitarist of all time, he wasnt sloppy live (he just did a little freestyle on each riff differently each time he played it) and OK...there might be faster guitarists and use technique more...but Jimi had style, which fans love to see, and it sounds just better than anyone who even tries to play his songs. Don't mess with the God of Guitar!
    gatechballer
    ZeppelinruleZ wrote: is it me or is it funny that they called slash the "ex-guns 'n' roses" guitarist instead of the velvet revolver guitarist?
    Ya but he got his fame from being part of Guns 'n' Roses.
    vjh
    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"
    Rev2Ten
    I think it's just really funny how people label slash as the last guitar hero lol even Slash himself is like "dude what are you talking about?" and it's like people just over look him. ya know, Zakk Wylde is still chugging riffs, (along with beer) and if i remember correctly, he's an absolute machine on the guitar.
    claptonisgod04
    i don't get why people think he'd be rolling in his grave? he died in 1970 and its like 38 years later. Who knows what he would've approved of or not by now? its just a game people play for fun. Non guitar players could say the same thing about guitar being stupid so who cares?
    jonnyrotten45
    slash obviously doesnt get his playing style, because if you told him to play that set, or most sets again he couldnt do it because he wouldnt remeber, both because he was making it up and was under the influence,lol, and if thier trying to do the his woodstock set list, i say good luck because he does alot of wierd shit
    Th6r6a6sH
    jonnyrotten45 wrote: slash obviously doesnt get his playing style, because if you told him to play that set, or most sets again he couldnt do it because he wouldnt remeber, both because he was making it up and was under the influence,lol, and if thier trying to do the his woodstock set list, i say good luck because he does alot of wierd shit
    Slash needs to? What? did you perchance mean "Jimi"? lol. Anyway, I agree with vjh. if I hear one little runt of a rock star say they were influenced by playing "this guy Jimi Hendrix on Guitar Hero" (Actual kid reference), I will be insanely pissed like last time. There's no excuse for anyone to hear Jimi as a 97% score.
    jonnyrotten45
    claptonisgod04 wrote: i don't get why people think he'd be rolling in his grave? he died in 1970 and its like 38 years later. Who knows what he would've approved of or not by now? its just a game people play for fun. Non guitar players could say the same thing about guitar being stupid so who cares?
    what? how?
    Sunburst PR
    I don't mind and people should get educated on Hendrix, because the fact is that he is most innovative guitarist of this century.
    He died LAST century... lol
    CJE
    History's repeating itself, but getting worse. Remember 'Liquid Experience' the energy drink that was based on Jimi Hendrix? I guarantee that Jimi Hendrix did NOT want to become a part of a corporate franchise aimed at fat teenage metalheads. Now even more of the stupid kids in our school are going to wear bandanas and carry around their guitar hero controller gig bags like they're musicians. BTW, Guitar Hero is a fun game, but you have to stop and think if a game is what he would've wanted.
    travd92
    gatechballer wrote: captainoid wrote: McGnrAcDcfan227 wrote: "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 you, my friend are seriously ***** IN THE HEAD Oh God, don't get me started. Yes, Hendrix was good, he was an innovative player FOR HIS TIME. People seem to forget that: 1) There are better technical players today 2) Jimi was sloppy live 3) Towards the end, he started to dislike his own hits, and wanted to do more acoustic and exotic pieces, but his fans didn't go for it. The elitists are gonna bite my head of for this, but I really couldn't give a ****. Dude you are a complete dumbass! Jimi was the greatest guitarist of all time, he wasnt sloppy live (he just did a little freestyle on each riff differently each time he played it) and OK...there might be faster guitarists and use technique more...but Jimi had style, which fans love to see, and it sounds just better than anyone who even tries to play his songs. Don't mess with the God of Guitar!
    dude, seriously. jimi is fantastic, but noway was he the greatest guitarist of all time. frankly because, its hard to measure greatness. everyone has a certain way of playing. jimi had a good funky, but mellow writing style that not many people can play as well as he did, but i'm sure as hell jimi probably could sweep and tremolo pick 17 notes a second. everyone has different abilities, so in conclusion, no one can be the greatest at every sort of playing style.
    StealthyHayze
    Jimi is overated and just happen to be a "right guy at the right time". And i agree with Craig, most tartes i know all play guitar hero.
    PinkFloyd071
    Maybe "And they're doing a Hendrix one, which is great." could refer to the Hendrix tracks on GH4, just a thought...
    schecter_r0cker
    pootoob wrote: I don't know... I just can't see this. Hendrix would be rolling in his grave
    Agreed, God... This is gonna be as bad as Guitar Hero Aero Smith I bed
    ewp805
    pootoob wrote: I don't know... I just can't see this. Hendrix would be rolling in his grave
    This
    PinkFloyd071
    EddieCraig wrote: Once guitar hero came out all the tards started playing guitar.
    Once skiffle/blues/rock'n'roll/metal/grunge/punk came out all the tards started playing guitar. Tards have been picking up guitars for nearly every trend, but some manage to discipline themselves into decent musicians. Thats how it works.
    NIrvana_267
    (only because I've been a Hendrix fan my whole life, and i really like guitar hero)
    irbdmck
    tele150322 wrote: Shiroshu wrote: This will only be good if you have to play the songs differently every time. I can't see Jimi ever approving of this either. because you knew him so well?
    OWNED!!!!! and besides that guitar hero is fun
    palefire
    while i agree that Guitar Hero and Rock Band are perfectly fine games (which i like to play myself), please, PLEASE stop making moronic comments like "telling someone to pick up a real guitar instead of guitar hero is like telling someone who plays GTA to go shoot ppl!!!!" No it isn't. One is encouraging people to take up a musical instrument (even if they're being a prick about it). The other is incitement to murder. You know many people who've been jailed for learning Stairway to Heaven? AND SECOND, please drop the stupid "Hendrix isn't the best! They should make Guitar Hero *insertrandomobscuremetalguitaristhere" comments. No, they shouldn't. You know why? Because they'd probably sell a few thousand copies if they're lucky. Even if you don't like Hendrix, there are hardly any (arguably none) as iconic and well established as a guitar 'hero'. He has been an influence on every generation since and remains a household name despite having been dead for decades. Do you seriously think someone who happened to play Donnington once five years ago is really a better choice? And if you do, and you're THAT desperate to play their songs.... ...go learn guitar.
    1010
    I think its cool and all but a whole game is just to much. Same with aerosmith and metallica, do they really need their own games, or wouldn't dlc work much better as you wouldn't need to get the whole thing.
    Gmurcielago14
    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.
    None of us actually hate the game, but I just cant stand the fact that someone can get a high five because they played a song on a piece of plastic, when I can play it on a real guitar.
    guitarmaniac88
    I have heard Guitar Heroers complain that some songs or too hard too play, just wait until they come out with somehting like GH: Buckethead, or Racer X, then they would have a reason to complain. I'd buy it though...
    lzrdsixsix6
    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.
    it's foolish, that's why. it should be called guitar hero....if it was called something different it wouldn't be as gay
    guitarmaniac88
    jamesdjharrod wrote: tsukoyomimoon wrote: Guitar hero is nice, the only thing annoying are those kids that think they can play guitar because they play Guitar hero The ones who can play it perfectly on expert, and their friends are like "you're amazing", and yet they wouldn't know a pentatonic from a piezo
    Tell you the truth, I don't even know what piezo is, but I am judging it is a scale or something, since you are saying pentatonic.
    yearzero
    Anything that gives younger people the chance to listen to Jimi is fine in my book