Megadeth Hints at Big Plans for Guitar Hero

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Answering the fan mailbag on the band's official site, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he's had recent "high level meetings" with Activision and Neversoft to discuss an idea that is more attractive to the band than a dedicated box set.

Here's Mustaine's reply to a fan's query about a potential Guitar Hero: Megadeth, a very popular question on their site:

I have recently had two very important high-level meetings with the people from Activision and Neversoft, and we are talking about a lot of things, but a Guitar Hero box set is not as attractive to me and the people from Guitar Hero as the new idea that they offered me, as the creative stuff that we are talking about is over-the-moon! I just hope that someone doesn't stand in the way of this happening. I know that there are a lot of really damaging results from our mothership (Warner) having some legal disputes with YouTube and Guitar Hero to name just a few.

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Of course, Megadeth's songs have appeared in Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II and Guitar Hero 5. And this clever fan-made video imagines a dedicated Megadeth game, although clearly that hasn't happened.

I've emailed Guitar Hero representatives to ask what's up, but it sounds like this is at such a proto-stage I'm not sure they'll have much comment.

ScorpioN [Megadeth.com, thanks Kyle M.]

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VincentGrey

This would just be the cherry on top of the pile of bad decisions Activision has made when it comes to making band specific GH games.

Metallica, Aerosmith, Van Halen, and now Megadeth(supposedly).

I love Metallica, respect Aerosmith, sorta like Van Halen, and couldnt care less about Megadeth...yet I own none of these games.

On the other hand, i bought the Beatles RB first day it was out. actually, a lot of people, just like me bought Beatles RB and skipped out on all those other GH games...wanna know why? Cus it's the fuckin' Beatles, that's why.

I don't give a shit about what you like or what I like, but the bottom line is people love the Beatles, Harmonix is well respected in the music game community, and Activision throws money away by putting out these music games based off only a part of music game fan's taste.

Shit, not everyone who listens to music plays music games, and even less of those people like metal, and even less of those people like Megadeth. I don't see how narrowing a fanbase down and making a game for them makes any sense at all. It's such a waste of time and money. Beatles RB didnt do as well as expected, but it trampled all over ever other music game at that time...

That being said, i dont care, its not my place, im not buying it anyways.

So If youre a hardcore Megadeth fan, I hope you get your game. There's bands i love who are never getting their own game and i wish they would, so good luck to you guys.