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Guitar Hero rocks Donington

by Nick Haywood on 28 June 2006, 09:27

Tags: Guitar Hero II, RedOctane, Xbox 360, PS2, Simulation

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Rockers rocked by true guitar heroes!

Over 40 members of the public transformed themselves from ordinary human beings into actual rock Gods recently as they played RedOctane's Guitar Hero on stage at Donington's Download Festival.

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The festival – which saw headlining acts from Guns and Roses and Metallica – boasted equally stunning performances from over 40 members of the public who gave it their all on the Gibson stage. The festival's nights were rocked out with renditions of metal classics such as Ace of Spades, Symphony of Destruction and Bark At The Moon, to name just a few.

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"It was an absolutely incredible few days," says Dave Noble from developers RedOctane. "To see these Guitar Hero players up on stage, strutting their stuff in ways in which Axl Rose would be proud was fantastic. It was brilliant to see the rock star poses transferred from the living rooms of the nation to the country's greatest stages, and we're extremely grateful to Gibson and Live Nation, organisers of the Download Festival, for helping us make Guitar Hero players' dreams come true."

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Guitar Hero was released in the UK for PS2 in April 2006 to universal critical acclaim. The game comes complete with a Guitar Hero SG controller, modelled on the classic Gibson SG, with which players play lead guitar parts to 30 classic rock tunes.

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Read our full Guitar Hero review here and check out this Guitar Hero II Preview for info on the sequel!

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