Slash to appear in Guitar Hero III video game

Former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver legend Slash is set to appear in the next installment of the mega-selling Guitar Hero game - due to be released for Playstation 2, 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii this Autumn.

According to, Slash will provide an original track for the upcoming Activision title Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock, as well as make an appearance as a boss battle character in the game

In order to "unlock" Slash (who donned a motion-capture suit so game makers could track his playing moves), players will have to face him in a one-on-one shredding duel after completing all the songs in the game.

The Guns N' Roses classic Welcome To The Jungle will also feature in the game's soundtrack alongside songs from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Muse and Pearl Jam.