Motorhead Frontman To Appear In Guitar Hero: Metallica

It appears gamers looking to purchase the highly anticipated Guitar Hero: Metallica will be getting a little more metal for their money.

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It appears gamers looking to purchase the highly anticipated Guitar Hero: Metallica will be getting a little more metal for their money. In addition to being able to play as the members of Metallica in all their virtual glory, players will also be able to play as Motorhead's Lemmy.

The band writes on their website, "So hey, when we were thinking about this whole Guitar Hero thing, we thought we'd see if we could drag in some of our close friends into the game, too. Not only can you play as us, but we're happy to tell you that you can also play as our pal Lemmy from Motorhead! Check out some shots of Lemmy in action!"

Screenshots can be seen here.

Lemmy adds, "It's great to be in Guitar Hero with all these famous people and I'm really pleased to be in it with Metallica...but James is still taller than me." Finally the band concludes with this teasing message: "We convinced another buddy to join in the fun that is Guitar Hero..... More on that soon...."

In addition to being able to play as the Motorhead singer/bassist, players will be able to play Motorhead's "Ace Of Spades" among dozens of other songs from Metallica and friends. The full track listing can be read here.

Guitar Hero: Metallica will be released in North America on March 29 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Versions for other regions and consoles will follow soon after. For more digitized Metallica action, fans can also check out the iTunes exclusive Digital Box Set that will be released on March 31. The set will feature 163 songs, including all of the band's studio albums, from "Kill Em' All" to "Death Magnetic", among others. Details on the set can be read here. The set will be an iTunes exclusive for the first month before it moves to other digital media stores on April 28.

Report by David Lowe-Bianco.

30 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Axl_Explosion
    LeadSalad182 wrote: jrcsgtpeppers wrote: I think ultimate-guitar should quit giving pointless info on guitar hero. I'm getting really tired of it. It's getting old. It's like this website caters to all the 11 year olds that are too lazy to play real guitar but think cuz they can beat "One" on medium that they're legends now or something
    Dude, you're pathetic. It kills me that all the so called guitar legends on this website are so threatened by a video game. It's not, nor was it ever meant to be, a replacement for playing a guitar. It's a game. By your own logic, is GTA catering to all the wanna-be tough guys who are too lazy to go out and steal cars and shoot cops, but think they're cool because they can get a 5 star wanted level? Guitar Hero is a party game designed to be fun and simulate the whole concert experience. I think it's pretty sad that people actually compare pressing buttons and flicking a strum bar to playing real guitar and putting people down because they play a game. Grow up, dude.
    Deck_dalo
    I love guitar hero but there's one thing i do hate about it. When i say a band i like and people relate it to the game. I was wearing a slayer shirt and someone said dude i love slayer! that song on guitar hero is sooooo hard. I think now there's gonna be a lot of "metallica fans" in the same sense.
    That is sooo true. I can bet Dragonforce had a much bigger fanbase after Legends of rock. And their are so many other guitar players better than hermen, but he got a big boost on what people thought of him.
    Deck_dalo
    i hate when i can play a song on real guitar and than i play guitar hero and i fail on expert. GAHHHH!
    Here Here
    David_Bowie=GOD
    chaoticfables wrote: I think Mustaine should be a playable character xD
    id laugh if hes the other "friend" they convinced to be in the game
    kissfan23
    TooManyPies wrote: MooshMooshMarc wrote: man, motorhead have so many better songs than Spades true, but you can't argue that it's not their most famous! personally i'm a bit bored of it, but ,maybe the next GH will be Motorhead. Or Maiden... Anyway, I think the whole GH versus "real" music debate is a bit pointless. If the one opens peoples ears to the other then that should be a good thing, no?
    ya but guitar hero and rock band always put the over played songs on the games for mainstream purposes thts theres downloadable content for more music and game fans. but a maiden one would be pretty cool. if they made a kiss one u cood thnk gene for it since he distorted the name
    Kerry_King_1990
    init24 wrote: id buy this game only because Lemmy is in it
    Ha, its funny becuase I thought the same thing
    Chaz22
    i hate when i can play a song on real guitar and than i play guitar hero and i fail on expert. GAHHHH!
    TooManyPies
    MooshMooshMarc wrote: man, motorhead have so many better songs than Spades
    true, but you can't argue that it's not their most famous! personally i'm a bit bored of it, but ,maybe the next GH will be Motorhead. Or Maiden... Anyway, I think the whole GH versus "real" music debate is a bit pointless. If the one opens peoples ears to the other then that should be a good thing, no?
    pantericadeth
    I love guitar hero but there's one thing i do hate about it. When i say a band i like and people relate it to the game. I was wearing a slayer shirt and someone said dude i love slayer! that song on guitar hero is sooooo hard. I think now there's gonna be a lot of "metallica fans" in the same sense.
    LeadSalad182
    Axl_Explosion wrote: LeadSalad182 wrote: jrcsgtpeppers wrote: I think ultimate-guitar should quit giving pointless info on guitar hero. I'm getting really tired of it. It's getting old. It's like this website caters to all the 11 year olds that are too lazy to play real guitar but think cuz they can beat "One" on medium that they're legends now or something Dude, you're pathetic. It kills me that all the so called guitar legends on this website are so threatened by a video game. It's not, nor was it ever meant to be, a replacement for playing a guitar. It's a game. By your own logic, is GTA catering to all the wanna-be tough guys who are too lazy to go out and steal cars and shoot cops, but think they're cool because they can get a 5 star wanted level? Guitar Hero is a party game designed to be fun and simulate the whole concert experience. I think it's pretty sad that people actually compare pressing buttons and flicking a strum bar to playing real guitar and putting people down because they play a game. Grow up, dude.
    Usually i chew people out for disagreeing with me on here, but you made some very valid points so i'm going to back down on my rant. i just think the UG should try and put a little less video game news on here
    Metalfork
    urf_ wrote: chaoticfables wrote: I think Mustaine should be a playable character xD EXACTLY what I was gonna say!
    Yeah me as well.
    urf_
    chaoticfables wrote: I think Mustaine should be a playable character xD
    EXACTLY what I was gonna say!
    LeadSalad182
    jrcsgtpeppers wrote: I think ultimate-guitar should quit giving pointless info on guitar hero. I'm getting really tired of it. It's getting old.
    It's like this website caters to all the 11 year olds that are too lazy to play real guitar but think cuz they can beat "One" on medium that they're legends now or something
    jrcsgtpeppers
    I think ultimate-guitar should quit giving pointless info on guitar hero. I'm getting really tired of it. It's getting old.
    PcaKes
    Barrier_of_Pain wrote: So, yeah the name METALLICA is synonymous with sell out but why drag someone cool like lemmy down the sell out tubes with em? Lemmy was probbly just spun out and very agreeable when they asked him to do this.
    You know I don't get why people like you care if they're rich. I don't give a shit whether or not they sold out. I'm just glad that they're back to making great music.
    Barrier_of_Pain
    So, yeah the name METALLICA is synonymous with sell out but why drag someone cool like lemmy down the sell out tubes with em? Lemmy was probbly just spun out and very agreeable when they asked him to do this.
    Silas S Thompso
    Why do they always gotta add an advertisment. It's like, "and by the way by double hard bob's whiskey. We gotta take up space in this article because this isn't really news and the people gotta read something."
    slann101
    old news - this has been in 360 mag for about 2 weeks now. even had a pic.
    Jizzim
    David_Bowie=GOD wrote: chaoticfables wrote: I think Mustaine should be a playable character xD id laugh if hes the other "friend" they convinced to be in the game
    Hahaha. they should make a megadeath version called "Guitar Hero: The Crap Metallica Copycats." and megadeath fans in the crowd try to argue that megadeath are better than metallica and say they sold out. that sounds like your typical megadeath fan