Aerosmith Rocks Guitar Hero

Veteran rockers headline first one-band edition
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Feb 15, 2008 12:30 PM CST
Activision manager Daniyel Garcia demonstrates "Guitar Hero 3" videogame, during the E3 Media Business Summit at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif., Wed, July 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Aerosmith can add another big honor to its already-lengthy list: first solo act on a Guitar Hero release. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, due out in June, will include realistic animations of the band's 30-year history, from high school band to Super Bowl halftime act, reports USA Today. The Hall of Famers have a new album coming up and hope to benefit from the promotion.

"It's a cartoon, but it's got all my movements and Steven's movements," guitarist Joe Perry said of himself and lead singer Steven Tyler. Digital downloads of songs featured in Guitar Hero III increased after the holidays, when many new players plugged into gift games, and iTunes has a special Guitar Hero store.