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Breaking Benjamin, Weezer and more added to Guitar Hero iPhone store

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"Hello, Apple Customer Support, this is Janice speaking. How may I help you?"

"Does my iPhone replacement plan cover ... um, if I accidentally jammed my thumbs through my screen?"

"If you jam your -- sir, I have to ask ... were you attempting to play 'My Name is Jonas' on Expert on the Guitar Hero App?"

"How on Earth did you know?"

"Sir, you're the twentieth person to call with that issue today. Oh, and the answer to your question is of course not."

Click past the jump to see all the tracks from Breaking Benjamin, Coldplay, Rise Against and Weezer which were recently added to the Music Store on Guitar Hero for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Also, be gentle with those thumbs, okay?



Breaking Benjamin Song Pack ($1.99, includes the three songs listed below)

  • "Breath"
  • "So Cold"
  • "Give Me a Sign"
Coldplay Song Pack ($1.99, includes the three songs listed below)
  • "Clocks"
  • "Viva la Vida"
  • "Yellow"
Rise Against Song Pack ($1.99, includes the three songs listed below)
  • "The Good Left Undone"
  • "Audience of One"
  • "Prayer of the Refugee"
Weezer Song Pack ($1.99, includes the three songs listed below)
  • "The Good Life"
  • "My Name Is Jonas"
  • "Pork And Beans"
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Continuing to bring great bands and hot tracks to the popular and successful Guitar Hero App for iPhone and iPod touch, Activision Publishing, Inc. announced today four new song packs. Available for purchase through the app's in-game store, gamers can now experience the music stylings of Breaking Benjamin, Coldplay, Rise Against and Weezer. The song packs will contain the following tracks:


Breaking Benjamin Song Pack

"Breath"

"So Cold"

"Give Me a Sign"


Coldplay Song Pack

"Clocks"

"Viva la Vida"

"Yellow"


Rise Against Song Pack

"The Good Left Undone"

"Audience of One"

"Prayer of the Refugee"


Weezer Song Pack

"The Good Life"

"My Name Is Jonas"

"Pork And Beans"


"Guitar Hero is an absolute phenomenon and we are so excited to have our music included in the new app!" said Zach Blair, Rise Against guitarist. "Guitar Hero introduces kids to a well of music they never would have heard otherwise. I wish they had this around when I was a kid. It's just amazing!"


In addition to these four song packs, Activision has also released a free song pack featuring two rock-inspired national anthems – "God Save the Queen (GH Version) and "The Star-Spangled Banner (GH version)" – recorded exclusively for Guitar Hero by Steve Ouimette. Additionally, the song pack will include two in-game guitars with flag-inspired designs patterned after "Old Glory" and "Union Jack" for players to select for their avatar.


Published by Activision and created by Guitar Hero veteran developer, Vicarious Visions, Inc., and built exclusively from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod touch, the Guitar Hero app takes full advantage of the platforms' functionality and features all-new, innovative gameplay that will keep players rocking out as they strum, tap, slide and whammy to the hottest tracks from bands they know and love. The game also features a robust avatar customization mode that lets players personalize their game; built-in social integration so gamers can share their scores with their friends on Facebook, check leaderboards and get updates through in-game news feeds; intuitive new mechanics that challenge fans to tap, strum and whammy their way to the top of the Rock Ranks; and the ability to download new tracks from an in-game music store; wannabe rock stars will be shredding on guitar or ripping it up on bass whenever, wherever they want.


Guitar Hero for iPhone and iPod touch is available for $2.99 from the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id374801345 and features Queen, Rise Against, The Rolling Stones, Vampire Weekend, Weezer and The White Stripes. Song packs are only available through the Guitar Hero app and cost $1.99 each. For more information about Guitar Hero for iPhone and iPod touch, please visit GuitarHero.com.

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