Is Billy Corgan the next Guitar Hero?

Corgan gets wired for Guitar Hero
Corgan gets wired for Guitar Hero

Billy Corgan is most definitely a hot player, but is he a Guitar Hero? From all indications, he is. The Smashinig Pumpkins guitarist appeared on a leaked list of artists that would be on the upcoming Guitar Hero: World Tour.

Now we have more proof: A photo of Corgan in a motion capture suit, the very kind worn by performers whose body movements are being tracked by filmmakers and game digital artists. Coincidence? Uh...yeah.

Other artists that may be showing up in pixelized form in Guitar Hero: World Tour are Ozzy Osbourne, Paramore singer Hayley Williams, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Jimi Hendrix and Sting. (A photo of Ozzy in a motion capture suit - now, that's something we have to see! But how will they track Hendrix?)

In other gaming news, a pantload of The Who is coming to Rock Band. It won't be Who's Next, as was speculated, but the week of July 15 will see the release of a steller collection of classic Who cuts. The Who's website has announced the full list of tracks to be included in The Best of The Who Rock Band Edition pack:

Amazing Journey
Baba O'Reilly
Behind Blue Eyes
Eminence Front
Going Mobile
Leaving Here
My Generation (live)
Real Good Looking Boy
Sea & Sand
Summertime Blues (live)
Who Are You
Young Man Blues (live)

Word of advice: Don't smash your game controller. Pete Townshend gets his replacement guitars for free. You won't be so lucky.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.