Metallica Guitar Hero Shot!

The Deathly Magnetic ones have allowed virtual creations of themselves to appear on a new version of the eternally popular Guitar Hero game, cunningly titled ‘Guitar Hero: Metallica´. Due for release in April 2009, it´s about ruddy time!

We´ve grabbed one of the images floating about too!

“If anything they prove that games don't yet look realistic. You can tell it's James Hetfield because of the Explorer guitar round his groin...” Said the all-seeing, all-knowing

Yeah, good call doofus: looks like Kirk to us...and anyway, it´d be an ESP JH-2 if it was, indeed, Hetfield, so that´d mean....(cont. p94)

Here´s to the release of Mario The Hedgehog: Halo to The Past Kazooie on the PS360, eh?

Check Metallica´s interview with USA Today about their participation in the game here.

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.