Metallica, the Beatles Not Heading to 'Guitar Hero'
Mon, 07 Jul 2008 17:14:37
Kai and Charles Huang, the founders of videogame publisher RedOctane, have commented on the rumors surrounding Guitar Hero games featuring the music of Metallica and The Beatles. Both potential tie-ins have crept up in the media as the popular series launched its Aerosmith title.
"We're not ready to comment about Metallica yet, but what I will say is that we'd love to work with all of the top rock bands of all time, whether it's Aerosmith or Metallica or AC/DC or Led Zeppelin," Kai Huang told Billboard.com. "If we get an opportunity to work with those bands, we would love to do that."
As for this Beatles business, Kai said, "Unfortunately, those are rumors right now and we don't have any comments yet."
Charles added, "I don't have to tell you how difficult it is. Everybody in the world has tried to get the Beatles to put their music on all kinds of different platforms, and it certainly would be exciting, but it's also a difficult challenge."
For now fans will have to eagerly await Guitar Hero: World Tour, the first title to feature drums and vocals like Rock Band. Not only that; the game will also include a "music studio" feature that allows players to track their own songs and share them online.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff