Activision appoints former Yahoo COO to head of Guitar Hero unit

According to a press release sent out by Activision this morning, Dan Rosensweig, former chief operating officer for Yahoo! and Ziff-Davis executive, is now the President of Guitar Hero. This means that Guitar Hero is now a sovereign nation, and we can expect a mass defection of teenagers. Oh, wait, the press release says that he's the President and CEO of Activision's Guitar Hero business unit.

Rosensweig is now in charge of RedOctane, the former accessories maker and game rental service that is now the division of Activision producing the Guitar Hero games -- as well as, the press release notes, the "soon to be released DJ Hero(TM)." Kai Huang, RedOctane's founder, will "continue working at RedOctane reporting to Mr. Rosensweig." Ouch.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.