http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/852/852580p1.htmlFebruary 15, 2008 - Last summer aspiring rock stars received Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s to tide them over until GHIII was out. Today Activision announced the next evolution in its rock-simulation franchise -- Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Focusing on the music of the iconic American band, players will pick up the picks of Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar) and Tom Hamilton (bass). We'll also get a chance to play songs that influenced the band. The game will take heroes through Aerosmith's career, from their first gig to writing cheesy ballads for blockbuster movies (we kid).
"We've put a lot of ideas into the game so that fans can have fun interacting with our music, getting inside our body of work and learning about the band's history," says Perry. "On a larger scale, it's cool for us to be pioneers helping to rebuild the music industry through a format like videogames. It's great for rock since the record companies are struggling to make sense of how things are changing. 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. 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."
Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners of Guitar Hero III will get a taste of what's to come this weekend. The song "Dream On" will be available to download for free February 16-18 over Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
"Not only is songwriting a *****, but then it goes and has puppies," added Steven Tyler.
IGN is awaiting an explanation as to what that is supposed to mean. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will ship in June.
Kinda lame if you ask me. I don't want a whole game dedicated to one band. The free GH3 DLC is nice though :)