Today, Activision announced that an Aerosmith-themed* edition of Guitar Hero, the cleverly titled Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, would be available in stores come June. The press release heralding the game’s launch contained a baffling quote from Steven Tyler, who said: “Any band that can go from ‘Don’t Want to Miss A Thing’ (Aerosmith’s #1 smash hit) to the ass-kicking ‘Sweet Emotion’ to the cheekiness of ‘Love in an Elevator,’ to the classic ballad ‘Dream On’ shows why Activision chose us to headline this game based on the diversity of the Aerosmith catalog. Not only is songwriting a bitch, but then it goes and has puppies.” Odd dog-related metaphors aside, what is up, Mr. Tyler, with naming a freaking Diane Warren track before anything else from your catalog? Clearly you need some help picking the right songs for your game, so after the jump, I’ve selected five songs that are definitely ripe for inclusion. (And no, “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way” aren’t on there because we pretty much can figure that the songs you trot out for every TV appearance will be front-and-center, probably in multiple versions.)
5. “Mama Kin”
Will likely be included for the Slash cross-promotion factor, but still worthy of mention.
4. “Voodoo Medicine Man”
Say what you will about the second half of the band’s career, but this song kicks ass. (Plus, Brad Whitford deserves at least some credit.)
3. “Lord Of The Thighs”
Including this song will probably result in some sort of ESRB sanction, but that’s rock and roll. (Or at least it was in the pre-Diane Warren days. Hmph.)
2. “Lick And A Promise”
Aerosmith catalog licensers take note: The drum part means this would also be an excellent fit for Rock Band.
1. “Nobody’s Fault”
Not only is this song absolutely killer, you can chidingly sing “sorrr-rry!” at your friend when you’re demolishing her at the game.
Dream On With Guitar Hero: Aerosmith [Kotaku]
* Bands that have collaborated with and “inspired” Aerosmith will also be included in the game as well.