Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gallery: The Rocky History of Rockers in Videogames

Wired reports: "Guitar Hero III has become one of the best-selling games in America. Activision licensed the likenesses of real musicians, so players can face off against Slash (Guns N' Roses), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Bret Michaels (Poison), instead of shredding contests with Axel Steel and Izzy Sparks. ... But these are only the latest in an illustrious history of rockers and rappers licensing their identities for videogames. Starting in the late 1970s, canny managers and videogame-obsessed musicians urged clients and bandmates to sign their names to pinball and game projects. Some turned out to be classics. Here are our favorite rocker videogames, the best of the nerdy synergy of two overly indulgent mediums."

Do you remember any of these games? I know I recognize a few from my childhood.

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