Navarro, Zildjian sign with Guitar Hero II

Former Jane's Addiction guitarist to sign autographs at game's LA launch; Boss, Gibson, and Roland join drum company in guitar sim.


Guitar Hero II, the rhythm-based rocker for the PlayStation 2, is getting some rock-star power to help promote its Los Angeles launch. On hand to debut the game to retail will be Dave Navarro, former guitarist of Jane's Addiction and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and former cohost of the reality show Rock Star: Supernova.

Navarro will meet fans and sign autographs at the Best Buy in West Los Angeles when the clock strikes 12:00 a.m. on November 7. Gamers can get their Guitar Hero SG guitar controllers signed by the musician, whose former band, Jane's Addiction, has a song featured in the game.

Game publisher RedOctane today also announced the list of real-world music-gear manufacturers that will be featured in the game. Gamers will rock out with digital versions of equipment from BOSS Effectors, DW Drums, Eden Bass Amplification, EMG, Epiphone, Ernie Ball Strings, Gibson Guitar, Guitar Center, Hofner, Kramer, Krank, Line 6, Mesa Boogie, MusicMan Basses, Orange, Randall Amplifiers, Roland, VHT, and Zildjian.

For more information on Guitar Hero II, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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