E3 '07: Slash to be Guitar Hero III boss

The former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist will put in an appearance as a boss to battle in the latest version of Guitar Hero--Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--One of the most hardcore rockers in the world, guitarist Slash, will be appearing as a boss to battle in the latest version of Guitar Hero--Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The curly-haired rocker is probably best known for his strumming in rock band Guns N' Roses, whose hits included "Sweet Child O' Mine," "November Rain," and "Paradise City."

In 1996, Slash quit Guns N' Roses, declaring that he could not work with fellow band member Axl Rose. He then worked on a variety of different musical projects, including Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver.

Guns N' Roses hit "Welcome to the Jungle" will be included on the Guitar Hero III soundtrack as an original song. Previously announced original songs include "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones, and "Knights of Cydonia" by Muse. The game was recently renamed Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and a full list of all the unlockable guitars available in the game has been announced.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is currently slated for a fall release on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

Discussion

110 comments
JehovaWrinkles
JehovaWrinkles

Slash was and still is an amazing guitar player, but man he has got to cut the drugs.

Mazujev4
Mazujev4

Slash is pretty cool, but I am begging for Kirk Hammett

nickwh
nickwh

Slash Kicks ass, he's probably the top reason im buying this game!

andrewglesener
andrewglesener

Hm. Why don't they stick buckethead in there...?

gene14
gene14

*Sniff* I wish they would really put more Rock legends in there. Ok Slash, that's 1. Missin Eddie, Dime, Michael Angelo... and some more... DIMEBAG WOO! And MICHAEL ANGELO WOO!

roody15
roody15

Kirk Hamett and Angus Young badly needed

Lucas325
Lucas325

why in the world would you battle Kurt Cobain Nirvana was awesome but he was only a decent guitar player you need ppl like jimmy page, eddie van halen,randy rhoads,zakk wylde etc.

residentchacho
residentchacho

Kurt kobain should be a boss there next to Omar rodriguez lopez from The Mars Volta

residentchacho
residentchacho

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kombatmaster12
kombatmaster12

I think that Slash is pretty cool but Kurt Cobain (rip my friend) would be pretty neat. Even though he made the coolest band. He would make the coolest boss. Probably have to play "Smells like teen spirit" if you had to play him though. 5:01 seconds long. That would be fun. Though I do love "Welcome to the jungle" a lot. Good song to go crazy to! :twisted:

jburde
jburde

It'd be even more awesome to see Randy Rhoads(RIP), Eddie Van Halen or Dimebag Darrel (RIP) as bosses but Slash is still awesome!

Watch_Me_Xplode
Watch_Me_Xplode

I suggested the idea of actual guitarrist being playable at one point, it's great to see that RedOctane knows EXACTLY what gamers want. :P

DrummerDude1010
DrummerDude1010

Lets see Eddie Van Halen as a boss or Angus Young. That would be SWEET!!!

famguyrulz
famguyrulz

give me kirk hammet and some battery

fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

Saweet. Give me Alex Lifeson as the final boss. La Villa Strangiatto.

MfumeRising
MfumeRising

"One of the most hardcore rockers in the world, guitarist Slash..." Wow, nice editorial slant.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Awesome, Since he's rolling in this game, this may turn out great!

hunter8man
hunter8man

I like Slash, but give me Jimi Hendrix as the boss of the game or maybe Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

GH_GOD_OH_YE
GH_GOD_OH_YE

He would make a great start up boss, but i hope that the final boss will someone who is insans, like Steve Vai :)

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

Slash needs more money so he can spend it on alcohol. Good to see his career has gotten this bad.

taylorb522
taylorb522

Its cool to see slash but I would like to see some crazy bosses like the Grim Reaper or Satan from Tenacious D or something.

verdugoRE4
verdugoRE4

Who'd win in a rock off? Me or Slash!??!?!? I guess i have to play to find out. This game gets more awsome with every new story.

Mr_Manikin52
Mr_Manikin52

What about that lead guy from Fall Out Boy *jokes* or Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom?

GreenGoblin2099
GreenGoblin2099

Cool!!! nice twist to the series!!!! looking foward to GH3...

GC4ever
GC4ever

i may not pawn him in real life but i'll sure pawn slash in GH III!!!!!!

DouglasBuffone
DouglasBuffone

Totally awesome, Harmonix has to pull some good stuff out because Rock Band is looking better and better

sparkypants
sparkypants

Sweet I cant wait to battle Slash! I loved GN'R and the fact that Welcome to the Jungle is going to be in GH3 is so awsome,I mean I was happy about Sweet Child O'Mine, but this, this is going to so cool

dmn_link
dmn_link

I just wanna see a video of the game T_T.

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

they just showed welcome to the jungle on the rock band gameplay video, i'm confused... :?

judge__judy
judge__judy

Slash is one of the only rock legends still around. I think he deserves respect and anyone who says hes overated(maybe he is a tiny bit) needs to listen to his music.

fullmetalone91
fullmetalone91

awesome. this game is gonna be great but still unsure weather to get this or rock band, ill probably get both

linkzero
linkzero

They should make a zombie Jimi Hendrix boss or something, that would be awesome.

Lord_Omikron666
Lord_Omikron666

They shoud make Buckethead a boss. For those who don't know who Buckethead is, he's one of the most skilled guitarists (more than Slash) and he wears a bucket on his head.

PimpnMrHat
PimpnMrHat

YES THANK YOU Gnorbooth i totally agree, Dream Theater is way too good of a band and consists of very talented musicians that cannot be missed out on. John Petrucci is an amazing guitarist and should be included in this game or at least the whole group in Rock Band (which i'm looking forward to more).

carddude
carddude

I wanna rock, ROCK, rock, Turn it down you say, Well all I got to say to you is time again I say, "No!" No! No, No, No, No, No!

jc_tkml
jc_tkml

is there like mini boss as well? I'd like to see Kirk Hammett

TacoJelly
TacoJelly

uggghhhhh that's stupid. Why not Marty Friedman or Eddie Van Halen or somebody who can actually play well... ugghhh I hate star power

latin_boi
latin_boi

I'm really excited to see how these boss battles play out...I think it'll be awesome...especially if they include real life legends like Slash...hopefully they can include more legends...Zakk Wylde *cough*

dan245
dan245

Eddie Van Halen > Slash....In my opinion!

Mr_Supernaut
Mr_Supernaut

NICE.but to the person that said ozzy sucks he doesn't, and he can not be the boss becuase he does not play guitar he sings. The real boss should be Tommy iommi the guitarist from black sabbath.Since black sabbath was the 1st band to play rock in 1969 and tony was the 1st heavy guitar player he should be the boss There better be the Black Sabbath song(s) Paranoid or Sabbath Bloddy Sabbath. incase you didn't know ozzy was the singer of black sabbath. -_-

peyo670
peyo670

now i understand why they deleted the rock band video

The_AI
The_AI

Sweet!! I want to buy both Rock Band and GHIII. I wonder if Jimmy Page will be the final boss. That would be SWEET. Also, Kurt Cobain needs to be in there.

rabadaglan
rabadaglan

i still think rock band will be better