Tag Archives: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 | 06:43 BST
Speaking during Activision Blizzard’s Analyst Day last night, company boss Bobby Kotick claimed that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith had netted the ageing rockers more money than any of their previous albums.
“[Their] version of Guitar Hero generated far more in revenues than any Aerosmith album ever has,” said Kotick.
“Merchandising, concert sales, their ability to sign a new contract [have] all been unbelievably influenced by their participation in Guitar Hero.”
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 | 11:56 BST
[ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Start to unleash your inner rock star, the Aerosmith way. This demo includes “Sweet Emotion” and “Dream On” by Aerosmith, as well as “Walk this Way” by Run DMC featuring Aerosmith, “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more. Get a taste of Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith – There’s never been a band like them; there has never been a game like this.
Get it, should this be your bag.
Sun, Sep 07, 2008 | 08:31 BST
This Kotaku piece reckons a demo of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith’s gone up on Live and PSN, but if so it’s only in the US. There’s nothing on either service in Europe. We know because we checked. Hopefully we’ll get the taster sooner rather than later.
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 | 08:34 BST
On Eurogamer. It gets 6/10. In a nutshell:
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith entertained us sporadically – usually when we knew the songs, some of which are very well implemented – but the broader context of the current music game market boos the small scale off the stage before it’s had a chance to tune up.
So there we are.
Mon, Jun 23, 2008 | 08:41 BST
Sensibly realising the band alone couldn’t fill out the entire game, the 41 songs include bands that have toured with Aerosmith in the past, or at least have some obscure connection with the ageing rockers.
The game will release for the PS2, PS3, Wii and 360 on June 29 in the US, July 27 in the UK and August 6 in Australia.
Check under the cut for the full track-list.
Fri, May 02, 2008 | 07:17 BST
It’s on Gamershell. This didn’t do it for us on the goosebump-ometer, but that’s just us. Go take a look. There are some new screens on there as well. It’s out in June.
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 | 17:00 BST
According to this Newsweek post, Guitar Hero Aerosmith means the band are tied into the franchise and won’t be doing any Rock Band DLC any time soon. From the site:
“It’s an exclusive deal for this game,” Aerosmith publicist Marcee Rondon told Harris. We confirmed this with Tim Riley, Activision’s vice president of music affairs, who told us through Activision PR that “I can say that we do have the band exclusively, and their catalogue should be exclusive to us beyond the one or two tracks they had licensed out to Rock Band before we made our deal.”
More through the link.
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 | 06:59 BST
According to Destructoid, the Gitar Hero Aerosmith game and guitar bundle will retail for $99 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, and $89 for the PS2.
Another PS2 package will also be released, containing two wired guitars for $110.
There’s no release date on the site, and there’s no confirmation of a European date either at the moment.
Fri, Mar 28, 2008 | 06:31 GMT
After the link. We could make jokes involving Aerosmith lyrics. But we won’t. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith releases in June.
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 | 21:49 GMT
As expected, there are more bands in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith than Aerosmith. This list comes from Game Informer mag originally. The game’s out in June.
- Mott the Hoople – “All the Young Dudes”
- The Kinks – “All Day and All Night”
- Joan Jett – “Hate Myself for Loving You”
- Cheap Trick – “Dream Police”
Mon, Mar 03, 2008 | 18:21 GMT
According to this, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is to release this June in Europe. The American version of the game has been officially confirmed for a June 29 release.
In other Steve Tyler news, it appears there may be more bands than Aerosmith in the game. This ad says it includes Aerosmith and “all their favourite bands”. In addition, a USA Today article claims the game will feature “opening acts” and the Aerosmith fansite club also reckons Run DMC will be included, although that’s probably just for Walk This Way.
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 | 06:45 GMT
According to this ad from US retailer Best Buy, the newly announced Guitar Hero: Aerosmith may be more than it seems.
“See if you can drum like Joey Kramer, play guitar like Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, play bass like Tom Hamilton and sing like Steven Tyler,” is says.
This could suggest, says the internet, that Activision may be thinking of releasing drum and mic peripherals for Guitar Hero. Nothing could be less shocking, frankly, given that Rock Band’s enjoying ludicrous popularity in the US at the moment.
We’ll ask Activision, anyway.
Sun, Feb 17, 2008 | 19:19 GMT
Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler has said the reason he got involved with Activision for the recently announced Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is that he realised there was no point being stuck in the past with anal attention to music as art: technology was the way forward.
“There are some battles you can’t fight,” he said. “You would like to keep it traditional and make it just deep, deep tracks from albums or B-sides. But technology is going so fast right now rather than be left behind, you are going with the flow.
“It’s a different day and age. Twenty-five years ago we would never have let one of our songs (Dream On) be one of those used in selling cars (in a 2004 Buick commercial). But now, like with I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing (in 1998′s blockbuster film Armageddon), it’s placement.
“When I heard about Activision and all this. I thought whatever I can do for this to make it as good as it can be — because my son plays it — I thought I should do it.”
So basically, Steve, you sold out. Hope those extra millions help ease the pain of knowing you didn’t “keep it real”.
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 | 07:03 GMT
Activision is to release an Aerosmith-specific version of Guitar Hero, the company confirmed this afternoon, for PS3, PS2, Wii and Xbox 360. No date was given.
The celebrate the announcement, Guitar Hero III owners will be able download Aerosmith’s “Dream On” for free between February 16-18 for both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
The Tyler man with the fit daughter said, “Any band that can go from ‘Don’t Want to Miss A Thing’ to the ass-kicking ‘Sweet Emotion’ to the cheekiness of ‘Love in an Elevator,’ to the classic ballad ‘Dream On’ shows why Activision chose us to headline this game based on the diversity of the Aerosmith catalog. Not only is songwriting a bitch, but then it goes and has puppies.”
Blimey. He’s wild, and no mistake. We should have a release date for you very soon.