Rumor: Red Hot Chili Peppers getting their own Guitar Hero game

Saturday, 1st May 2010 11:44 GMT By Nathan Grayson


When we think of rock ‘n’ rollers that deserve their own games,  we always harken back to the classics. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, etc. You know, era-defining bands like that.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, though?

Huh. We never really thought about them. But now that we have, we’re actually pretty all right with this.

The news comes by the way of a survey received by Kotaku, which asks gamers whether or not they’d be interested in a Red Hot Chili Peppers-themed edition of Guitar Hero.

“Celebrate the entirety of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ life, starting with their early days in LA, to their famous Hyde Park concert to their highly anticipated new studio album. Discover the story behind their legendary music as you unlock interviews, retrospectives, concert footage and other commentary,” reads a portion of the survey.

So basically, the game would follow (perhaps a bit too closely) in the footsteps of previous members of the Guitar Hero family – for instance, GH: Van Halen, GH: Aerosmith, and GH: Metallica. Really though, it’s all about the music, man. Just don’t look directly into the eyes of Guitar Hero-ized Flea and you’ll be fine.

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  1. Hunam

    Band specific music games are gash. No thanks.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Anders

    They’re really flooding this market, aren’t they?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    I mean shit like Rock Band Greenday can get fucked. More people dislike/don’t know/care about Greenday than people that do. I’d never buy that game in a million years. Just make the platform games and then get Greenday to put out a DLC pack of what ever would in the game.

    How I’d do it:

    You buy Rock Band, got 55+ songs from a mixture of genre’s and artists and song packs for sale for specific artists just as they do now. When an artist wants to do something bigger, stick out a bigger pack consisting of albums and stages and release decals or guitar plates to jazz up the stuff to make it more personalised. Stop flooding the shelves with different types of shitty guitars and different giant boxes and different pointless discs. Make the games more modular so things like characters, stages and custom designed menu’s can be added to personalise the experience, not just cram extra shit on the shelves.

    If they had a DLC pack, that cost £20/$35 and had 35+ RCHP songs, 3 custom stages and the band as playable characters I’d consider it to be honest.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DGOJG

    Okay, I’m a big fan of the Chili Peppers but John Frusciante (the lead guitarist for those who don’t know) left the band last year so how exactly are they going to make this game without the guitarists involvement? What the new guy Josh? Give me a break. This will just be to promote their new album with that idiot at the helm..

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SHK

    (Guitar Hero must have Guitar Hero:Nirvana :D)
    Red Hot is a good band and i think they will sell good with this one

    #5 5 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    “Give me a break. This will just be to promote their new album with that idiot at the helm..”

    This has been a major problem for a while now. Look at the Guns Roses RB DLC. No one wanted the new album, and it sold poorly. Now if they had put out Apetite for Destruction, the dlc would have sold millions. Same thing can be said for other bands too. Lest with Greenday we will be getting American Idiot as well as stuff from Dookie. I am VERY much looking forward to the GD RB. Some of these bad centered games are nice because they have more then just a small handfull of newer songs. Use GD as an example their RB DLC was from their new album and had like 3 songs? Maybe 6? Again sold poorly. But with the whole game of them, we get a ton more including the good stuff that soild millions.


    Personialy I couldn’t careless. I enjoy a small handfull of their songs and for those songs I may buy the game once it its the bargin bins. Band centric games are only worth it to the bands elite fans. Thats the crux of the problem. And as far as RHCP go, they have always been a niche band.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    Yes please :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    I always think the guy third from the left looks like Will Ferral.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Stephany Nunneley

    @8 LOL! Yeah, Chad does look a lot like Ferrell there :D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    I refuse to play another band-centric game after Beatles.

    Unless a Radiohead version is released. Please…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight


    Radiohead really?

    They are so anti-corporations that they wouldn’t waste their time with these music based games.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. onlineatron

    @10 Yes
    @11 Agreed, sadly :(

    After The Beatles Rock Band was done to such a high standard I really can’t see any other band centric iteration of a music game being better.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The_Deleted

    Radiohead really?

    They are so anti-corporations that they wouldn’t waste their time with these music based game.

    So how do you explain their appearance on a number of RB/ GH games and not to mention more than a few Singstars?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    This is true.

    I don’t think they’ve been on GH, but they’ve done Rock Band and Singstar. A couple of their songs are on the SingStore, while Street Spirit and No Surprises are on the first two volumes of the PS3 series.

    The Bends and My Iron Lung are on the Rock Band store as DLC.

    Although really, it’s the stuff they under EMI, and EMI are money-grabbing whores. So if there was a Radiohead: Rock Band, don’t go expecting stuff from In Rainbows or anything else they’ve done after it in the game.

    #14 5 years ago

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