Rage guitarist Tom Morello to appear in Guitar Hero 3

While Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3 continue their feature-war for your rhythm dollar, the truth is the gamer is winning. They both want to give you the ultimate rock experience, and that means they're both fighting for the best songs and the best bands—I couldn't be happier. Today, Activision announced that, along with Slash, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will appear in Guitar Hero 3 as a boss character. 苏州美睫美甲

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock boss battles give fans a chance to compete against legendary guitarists such as Slash and now Tom Morello. Players are required to deplete the boss' Rock Meter before the boss goes into their Death Drain solo, which always means 'lights-out.' After defeating a boss, players unlock that guitarist as a playable character and continue to the encore for the set list, which is a master recording of one of their respective bands' most well-known tracks. When Morello is defeated, the next performance is "Bulls on Parade," during which Morello performs on stage alongside the player.

That sounds pretty kickass, and Tom Morello is already a fan of the game. "Whenever I play Guitar Hero my opponent always kicks my ass on my own riffs. It's embarrassing," says Morello in the release. "Now that I'm actually IN the game I hope the digital me will win once in awhile!"

Activision lauds Bulls on Parade, calling Morello's work "a highly unusual solo that sounds more like a turntable than a guitar by making use of the toggle switch and rubbing his hand along the strings parallel to the neck of the guitar." It remains to be seen how that will be played in the game, but it will be fun to find out.

Competition is a good thing.