Get Ready to Rock

Get Ready to Rock

The Stones' Paint It Black, Sabotage by the Beastie Boys, Cherub Rock from the Smashing Pumpkins. These are just some of the songs that will be available when Guitar Hero III hits shelves later this year. And the best part? You get the original recordings, not just covers. (Unfortunately, the one I'm looking forward to most--Heart's Barracuda--is still a cover version.)

Activision has announced a few details on the next game in its Guitar Hero franchise. Coming out for all three next-gen consoles, plus the PS2, Guitar Hero III will feature several upgrades, including wireless controllers, removable faceplates, new guitars, bigger and better venues, and an online multiplayer mode that lets you shred off against someone on the other side of the world.

Here's the list of so-far announced master tracks (done by the original artist): Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones), Cherub Rock (Smashing Pumpkins), Sabotage (Beastie Boys), The Metal (Tenacious D), My Name is Jonas (Weezer), Knights of Cydonia (Muse), and Cult of Personality (Living Colour). A few covers have also been announced: Kiss's Rock And Roll All Nite, Alice Cooper's School's Out, Fog Hat's Slow Ride, and Heart's Barracuda.

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