You Wanna Rock? The âBe a Guitar Heroâ II Competition Kicks Off
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 26, 2006 â Music game publisher RedOctaneÂ® today launched their worldwide search for the next guitar hero! The âBe a Guitar Heroâ II competition offers independent musicians the opportunity to have their song featured in game play for the upcoming title âGuitar Hero IIâ¢â for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system. âGuitar Hero IIâ is the follow-up title to 2005âs award-winning release, âGuitar Heroâ¢, which rocked the game industry and garnered a stack of awards.
Independent artists are eligible to submit original music for inclusion in the sequel âGuitar Heroâ videogame, scheduled for North American release in November 2006. Considered songs must fall in the âhard rockâ or âheavy metalâ genre with a featured lead guitar. RedOctane will accept music entries through their community website www.beaguitarhero.com and submissions must be completed by 11:59 p.m. PST on June 30, 2006. This newly launched website features an easy submission process so contestants can directly upload mp3âs for contest entry.
The grand prize winner will have their song featured in the top-secret track list for âGuitar Hero IIâ and is eligible for additional publicity through game launch promotions. Graveyard BBQ, the winner of the first âBe a Guitar Heroâ competition, will rock live at the RedOctane booth (Kentia Hall #6521) during the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles next month. Their song âCheat on the Churchâ is featured as an unlock song in âGuitar Heroâ, currently on retail shelves nationwide.
Rock enthusiasts can visit the community website www.beaguitarhero.com to discuss music in the upcoming game and share game tips. A new photo gallery is now available where fans can upload photos of their favorite âGuitar Heroâ moments and modded guitar controllers.
The game that has inspired a nation of wannabe rock stars to achieve videogame greatness is scheduled for a new US tour on the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system in November 2006. Musical giant Gibson Guitar is also expected to be on board. Like the original âGuitar Heroâ, a selection of famous Gibson electric guitars will be available for characters to play.
To learn more about the âBe a Guitar Heroâ II competition and to read contest rules please visit www.beaguitarhero.com
The grand prize winner will receive the following prizes:
- Epiphone G-400 Electric Guitar
- EMG Zakk Wylde pickup set
- Krank Distortus Maximus distortion pedal
- Pacific Drums and Percussion CX Drumset
- Morley Pedal Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah pedal
- Copy of âGuitar Heroâ and âGuitar Hero IIâ videogame
- Winnerâs music track to be included in âGuitar Hero IIâ