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    Version History
    v0.6 11-21-05
      > I am aware of the partial quotes. I wasn't quick enough to type them.
        will hopefully finish them up on the next update.
    v0.8 11-26-05
      >Fixed typos.
      >Split Techniques into Categories.
      >Updated FAQ.
      >Updated Loading Screens.
      >Added all the artists next to the songs on the song list section.
      >Added Hammer-on/Pull-off + Skipping.
      >Completed Codes & Secrets section.
    v0.9 01-30-06
      >Updated Loading Screens.
      >Completed Character Bios.
      >Updated Guitar Descriptions.
      >Updated FAQ.
    v0.91 04-23-06
      >Updated FAQ.
    
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    **** TABLE OF CONTENTS ****
    ***************************
        1.Controls
          >Guitar Controller
          >PS2 Controller
        2.Techniques
          >Basic Techniques
          >Using The Pinky
          >Shifting
          >Reaching
          >Skipping
          >Hammer-on/Pull-off
        3.Song List
          >Opening Licks
          >Axe-Grinders
          >Thrash And Burn
          >Return of the Shred
          >Fret-Burners
          >Face-Melters
          >Bonus Tracks
        4.Loading Screens
          >Random
          >Bonus Songs
        5.Unlock Shop
          >Guitars
          >Skins
          >Songs
          >Characters
          >Videos
        6.Character Bios
        7.Guitar Descriptions
        8.Codes & Secrets
        9.FAQ
       10.Legal Information
        
    
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    **** 1.   CONTROLS     ****
    ***************************
    
    ===========================
    =====Guitar Controller=====
    ===========================
    
    START Button - Pause
    SELECT Button - Activates Star Power
    
    Green Fret Button - Activates the Green Note / Confirm
    Red Fret Button - Activates the Red Note / Cancel
    Yellow Fret Button - Activates the Yellow Note
    Blue Fret Button - Activates the Blue Note
    Orange Fret Button - Activates the Orange Fret Button
    
    Strum Bar - Press the strum bar up or down to activate the fret button(s) you
    have pressed. To navigate menus press the strum bar up or down.
    
    Whammy Bar - Press in towards the guitar on long notes to alter the sound of
    the song or gain star power off Star Power notes.
    
    Tilt Sensor - Tilting the neck of the guitar controller vertically it will
    activate Star Power
    
    ===========================
    ======PS2 Controller=======
    ===========================
    START - Pause
    SELECT - Activate Star Power
    
    L2 - Activates the Green Note / Confirm
    L1 - Activates the Red Note
    R1 - Activates the Yellow Note
    R2 - Activates the Blue Note
    X - Activates the Orange Note
    
    Triangle - Cancel
    
    Left Analog Stick - Move it up and down to activate the Whammy Bar.
    
    Note: There is no strum button. Buttons are activated as the corresponding
    button is pushed.
    
    
    ***************************
    **** 2.  TECHNIQUES    ****
    ***************************
    
    ===========================
    ======Basic Techniques=====
    ===========================
    
    -High notes do not require the release of the lower notes. This means you
    can keep the green fret held down and you can hit any other colored fret
    as long as it is not a chord or two frets at the same time. Two frets at the
    same time require only those frets. This becomes useful when you need to
    constantly go from one note back to another. 
    
    Example: G Y G Y G Y
    
    You can hold the green button down at all times and simply be tapping the
    yellow fret when it comes up. This saves effort from your fingers.
    
    --------
    
    -Fast notes that are unable to use the hammer-on/pull-off technique
    become tiring on your thumb if you are always pushing the strum bar down.
    Learn to use the strum bar alternating between hitting the string up and
    down. For faster notes it will be almost required.
    
    Example: G G G G G G
    
    It seems simple enough but when the notes are 16th notes, it becomes quite a
    different story. When this comes up constantly through a song, for example
    Bark at the Moon on Hard difficulty it is good to be comfortable with this
    technique.
    
    ===========================
    ======Using The Pinky======
    ===========================
    
    
    -Using your pinky seems difficult at first but once you become aware of where
    the blue button is positioned it will be easier to press the more it is used.
    It isn't always neccissary to reach for the blue button if you feel
    comfortable shifting your hand one fret but on later difficulties it becomes
    easier if you just used 4 fingers instead of the 3.
    
    Example: G R Y B Y B Y R G
    
    When you see alot more activity on 3 frets than you do on another button it
    is wise to shift your hand to make hitting faster notes easier because the
    pinky can not always keep up with your 3 main fingers.
    
    Example: R Y B R Y B R Y B
    
    Becoming accustomed to shifting your hand can cause problems. If you see
    you are shifting your hand too much when chords come with 2 frets of space
    or consistant notes from the end fret to the first you might have quite a
    bit of trouble and a tired wrist.
    
    Example 1: GB GB RO RO
    
    Example 2: Y B O Y G O O G R G
    
    ===========================
    =========Shifting==========
    ===========================
    
    -Shifting your hand is something that comes with experience with the guitar.
    They will slowly lead you into shifting and when you should shift. For me
    personally hitting the red and blue fret using the pinky is quite a bit of
    trouble. Shifting your hand may be in order or when you are doing chords
    across the neck.
    
    Example: GY RB YO
    
    It would come as natural just to shift your hand over a fret, and do it
    again.
    
    It takes time to realize where your fingers are at times. The plastic
    line on the yellow fret helped me briefly to know where my fingers are at
    without having to look away from my television. Over shifting can do that
    to you when first learning on hard with all 5 frets. It is wise to
    have your pinky there to see where you are. If there isn't a button on your
    pinky then you have an idea where you are on the neck.
    
    ===========================
    =========Reaching==========
    ===========================
    
    
    - Reaching on the pointer finger is something to use in a song that is
    mainly focused without the Green fret and it is thrown in every once
    in a while on a particular guitar part. Shifting your hands may just
    help lose where your finger positions are already placed to take on the
    next set of notes. Reach your pointer over from the Red fret you are on
    to the Green. 
    
    Example:  O Y O B B R Y B G B O
    
    Becoming comfortable with this can help you land chords two frets apart
    without moving your pinky.
    
    ===========================
    ==========Sliding==========
    ===========================
    
    -The sliding of fingers over frets is often used when it is fast
    paced going down all the frets and back again or in a situation that
    you know you will end up shifting anyway. This can be used with either
    the pinky or pointer finger.
    
    Example 1: G R Y B O B Y R G
    
    Example 2: G R RB
    
    ===========================
    =========Skipping==========
    ===========================
    
    -If you are having trouble passing a song because you are not used to
    using your pinky as much or shifting in a particular song can be hurting
    you more than it is helping, skip the note. One some of the harder levels
    I found attempting to reach out for the note resulted in missing the note
    and then having trouble getting back to the rest of the song. If it isn't
    for score purposes, this can help you pass a song. Messing up on the note
    seems to be more hurtful to your meter than if you were to just miss it all
    together. Or maybe it just seems that way because it makes it harder to get
    on track with the rest of the notes in the song.
    
    ===========================
    ====Hammer-on/Pull-off=====
    ===========================
    
    There is an in game tutorial that can help you with this if you are having
    trouble replay it again and then play earlier songs to get the hang of it
    or at least the idea. Notes without the black ring around it can be used to
    preform either the hammer-on or pull-off. Notes with the black rings you need
    to hit with the strum and proper fingerings no matter what.
    
    If you didn't already know, you can hold lower notes when going to hit higher
    notes as long as it isn't a chord. That meaning, you can technically hold
    the green fret for the entire song if you wished because the green fret is the
    lowest. Taking that idea forms the Hammer-on and Pull-off.
    
    Example: G R Y
    
    Green will have the black ring which you will have to strum.
    For the Red fret you will have to hold down the Green and then let your finger
    down on the red as soon as it comes up.
    For the Yellow Fret you only have to hold on the previous Fret or in this case
    the Red Fret. Then place your finger down on the yellow at the time it comes
    up.
    
    --------
    
    Pull-off are the same idea except you are pretty much doing it backwards. I
    seem to think of these as a bit more complicated because you need to get ahead
    of yourself by watching what notes are coming up and being ready with your
    fingers in position or at least be prepared.
    
    Example: B Y R
    
    You will need to have the Yellow Fret held and you can use the Red as well if
    you want but it is not necissary to hold them all down at once as the tutorial
    shows.The same goes for Hammer-ons.
    Strum for the Blue Fret.
    Release your finger from the Blue when the Yellow note comes up.
    Release your finger from the Yellow when the Red note comes up.
    
    Both techniques can be used with sliding your fingers which is often the case
    when you are doing some insane solo on expert. You just need to be aware that
    you need to hit them on the exact time so it is wise to hit every other note
    with a strum sometimes in case you miss one setting all the rest off because
    you need to get in another strum to start it again. Any of the hammer on notes
    can be strummed if you miss the hammer-on/pull-off opportunity.
    
    ***************************
    **** 3.  SONG LIST     ****
    ***************************
    
    ===========================
    ======1.Opening Licks======
    ===========================
    
    I Love Rock & Roll           - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    I Wanna Be Sedated           - The Ramones
    Thunder Kiss 65              - White Zombie
    Smoke On The Water           - Deep Purple
    Infected                     - Bad Religion
    
    ===========================
    ======2.Axe-Grinders=======
    ===========================
    Iron Man                     - Black Sabbath
    More Than A Feeling          - Boston
    You Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
    Take Me Out                  - Franz Ferdinand
    Sharp Dressed Man            - ZZ Top
    
    ===========================
    ====3.Thrash And Burn======
    ===========================
    
    Killer Queen                 - Queen
    Hey You                      - The Exies
    Stellar                      - Incubus
    Heart Full of Black          - Burning Brides
    Symphony Of Destruction      - Megadeth
    
    ===========================
    ===4.Return of the Shred===
    ===========================
    
    Ziggy Stardust               - David Bowie
    Fat Lip                      - Sum 41
    Cochise                      - Audioslave
    Take It Off                  - The Donnas
    Unsung                       - Helmet
    
    ===========================
    ======5.Fret-Burners=======
    ===========================
    
    Spanish Castle Magic         - Jimi Hendrix
    Higher Ground                - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    No One Knows                 - Queens of the Stone Age
    Ace Of Spades                - Motorhead
    Crossroads                   - Cream
    
    ===========================
    ======6.Face-Melters=======
    ===========================
    
    Godzilla                     - Blue Oyster Cult
    Texas Flood                  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Frankenstein                 - The Edgar Winter Group
    Cowboys From Hell            - Pantera
    Bark at the Moon             - Ozzy Osbourne
    
    ===========================
    =======Bonus Tracks========
    ===========================
    
    Fire It Up                   - Black Label Society
    Cheat on the Church          - Graveyard BBQ
    Caveman Rejoice              - The Bags
    Eureka I've Found Love       - Boston's Upper Crust
    All of This                  - Shaimus
    Behind The Mask              - Anarchy Club
    The Breaking Wheel           - Artillery
    Callout                      - The Acro-brats
    Decontrol                    - Drist
    Even Rats                    - The Slip
    Farewell Myth                - Made in Mexico
    Fly On The Wall              - Din
    Get Ready 2 Rokk             - Freezepop
    Guitar Hero                  - Monkey Steals the Peach
    Hey                          - Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives
    Sail Your Ship By            - Count Zero
    Story of My Love             - The Model Sons
    
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    **** 4.LOADING SCREENS ****
    ***************************
    
    ===========================
    ==========Random===========
    ===========================
    
    Always keep an empty bottle in the van. You'll see.
    
    At some point, you should think about buying a real guitar.
    
    Buy a second guitar controller and engage your friends in rampaging
    head-to-head Guitar battles!
    
    Chords are worth twice as many points as regular notes!
    
    Don't eat anything that get tossed on to the stage.
    
    Don't let the drummer have a microphone. It'll just end in tears.
    
    Don't let the drummer have an "extended solo" unless you really have to go
    to the bathroom.
    
    Don't let your drummer handle the money.
    
    Don't let your lead singer steal all the attention. Singers are egomaniacs.
    
    Don't wear your guitar higher than your belt - you're not in The Beatles.
    
    Eleven IS louder than ten.
    
    Go spend your hard-earned cash at the Unlock shop. You'll find cool stuff
    like secret Characters, customized Gibson Guitars, and Bonus Songs.
    
    Hit 10 notes in a row for a x2 score multiplier. Longer note streaks are
    rewarded with higher multipliers.
    
    If anyone insists on wearing a white belt, kick them out of the band.
    
    If you're having trouble getting through an especially fast solo, check out
    the Advanced Techniques Tutorial.
    
    Just like a real guitar player, you don't need to release Fret Buttons on
    lower notes when you play high notes.
    
    Left-handed and want to flip the guitar around? Go to Options and turn on
    Lefty Flip
    
    Long notes are worth more the longer you hold them. Keep that fret button
    held down!
    
    Play perfectly for a few nots and you'll get a streak multiplier. Keep the
    streak going and your score will skyrocket!
    
    Practice strumming both up and down to nail those super fast passages.
    
    Save your Star Power for sections with many notes. You'll get more points and
    bigger Rock Meter boosts.
    
    Star Power can be a life saver! If you're deep in the red use that Star Power
    to win the crowd back.
    
    Take a break to rest your hands. Rocking out is hard work!
    
    They don't really want you to play "Freebird." They're just heckling you.
    
    Turn it up!
    
    Use Star Power to drive the crowd wild. Learn how to control this awesome
    energy in the Star Power Tutorial.
    
    Use your pinky to hit the 4th fret button and you won't need to move your
    hand as much.
    
    Wait until you have a x4 multiplier going, and then use Star Power to max out
    your score.
    
    
    ===========================
    =======Bonus Songs=========
    ===========================
    
    Fire It Up
    Before Black Label Society, Zakk tore it up as the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne.
    
    Cheat on the Church
    The WINNERS of the Be A Guitar Hero contest supply you with slippery red-hot
    slingin' Quality American Dirtcore. All Hail the Graveyard BBQ!
    
    Caveman Rejoice
    Traffickers of meaty, aggressive rock, The Bags have successfully avoided
    fame and fortune for over 20 years.
    
    Eureka I've Found Love
    Boston's Upper Crust are a tribute to men who wear tights all over the world.
    
    All of This
    Shaimus Singer Phil Beaudreau and Bassist Johannes "Rash" Raasina work on
    the Harmonix QA team. Phil is gullible, Rash is less so.
    
    Behind The Mask
    A member of the Harmonix QA staff, former C60 frontman Keith Smith, belts
    out the vocals for Behind the Mask.
    
    The Breaking Wheel
    When not working for the Harmonix audio staff, Jeff Allen beats the skins
    for his band Artillery.
    
    Callout
    The Acro-brats are the most brattiest band in Boston. Guitarist Daniel
    Sussman will steal your lunch money.
    
    Decontrol
    Marcus Henderson, guitarist for Drist, pulls out the solos for a bunch of
    Guitar Hero songs, including "Bark at the Moon" and "Godzilla."
    
    Even Rats
    Ah, the soothing sounds of The Slip. Accessible Boston Rock. What's not to
    love?
    
    Farewell Myth
    Made in Mexico is from Providence, Rhode Island, home to H.P. Lovercraft's
    body.
    
    Fly On The Wall
    A band of destiny, Din features two siblings of Boston rock legends, Tribe.
    
    Get Ready 2 Rokk
    Fans of previous Harmonix games will recognize synth pop masters Freezepop -
    bet you didn't expect them in this game!
    
    Guitar Hero
    Monkey Steals the Peach is a Harmonix super group. It is made up of 3
    artists and a producer: Swid Swiderek, Ryan Lesser, Jason Kendall,
    Daniel Sussman
    
    Hey
    Veteran Harmonix programmer Dan Schmidt sings and strums for Honest Bob and
    the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives.
    
    Sail Your Ship By
    Izzy "Sparks" Maxwell plays bass for Count Zero. He's also a member of the
    crack Harmonix audio team.
    
    Story of My Love
    Venue artist, Scott Sinclair, is the bass player for The Model Sons.
    
    
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    **** 5.  UNLOCK SHOP   ****
    ***************************
    
    ===========================
    =========Guitars===========
    ===========================
    $600 - $850
    WE ARE A GIBSON EXLUSIVE DEALER. WE LOVE 'EM, WE PLAY 'EM...AND WHAT DO YOU
    KNOW? WE WELL 'EM TOO!
    ++TOTAL INVESTMENT++ : $4650
    
    GIBSON ES-355
    $600
    An instant success at its birth in 1958, the ES-355 combined the traditional
    elements of an f-hole archtop guitar with modern features like double cutaways
    and a thin, semi-hollow body. Blues legend B.B. King and session ace Larry
    "Mr. 335" Carlton represent its versatility.
    
    GIBSON EXPLORER
    $600
    The angular lines of the 1958 Explorer pushed the envelope of guitar design to
    the breaking point. This "modernistic" creation had to wait until the 1970s for
    music to catch up with it. Hard rockers like James Hetfield found the right
    sound with the Explorer.
    
    GIBSON FIREBIRD
    $600
    The Firebird's unconventional body style literally reversed traditional body
    designs. Innovative guitarists such as Johnny Winter use the Firebird to make
    both a visual and musical statement that still defies tradition.
    
    GIBSON LES PAUL SPECIAL
    $600
    The original Gibson Les Paul left little room for improvement, but the
    combination of a double-cutaway body with the original carved-top design has
    been embraced by guitarists who want the ultimate combination of tradition and
    preformance.
    
    GIBSON CORVUS
    $700
    The Corvus series ran from 1982-1984 and consisted of 3 versions. The guitar
    was also referred to as the "can opener" guitar. The main differences between
    the models were the pickups and the switching configurations.
    
    GIBSON MODERNE
    $700
    The Moderne was first blueprinted in 1958 and was part of a trio of 
    "modernistic" models. Interestingly, Gibson's shipping and production records
    show that none have ever been made though the records do describe some
    "futuristic models" being shipped.
    
    GIBSON EDS-1275
    $850
    Gibson's doubleneck guitars made it possible to switch from 6-string to
    12-string and back instantaneously. The bold, agressive SG body serves up the
    perfect combination of lightweight and powerful sound.
    
    ===========================
    ===========Skins===========
    ===========================
    $150 - $250
    CUSTOMIZE YOUR GUITAR WITH A NEW SKIN. FROM CLASSIC TO PUNK, WE'VE GOT A LOOK
    FOR EVERY STYLE.
    ++TOTAL INVESTMENT++ : $7000
    
    WORN WHITE GIBSON SG
    $200
    This classic white Gibson SG has been around for a while, but we still hold up
    to whatever you throw at it.
    
    EBONY GIBSON SG
    $150
    This ebony Gibson SG has a custom tailpiece. An axe with style, this guitar
    will not dissappoint.
    
    CUSTOM FLAME GIBSON SG
    $250
    This custom Gibson SG is a beauty. Its hot rod finish will surely get those
    major label bigwigs interested.
    
    EBONY GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD
    $150
    This classic Gibson Les Paul standard comes in an Ebony finish. It isn't fancy
    but it rocks!
    
    GOLDTOP GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD
    $200
    The Goldtop finish was originally offered from 1952-1958, returning in 1968
    and still going strong today.
    
    ZAKK WYLDE GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM
    $250
    Zakk Wylde's signature Les Paul Custom can be yours. Can you rock hard enough?
    
    WORN CHERRY GIBSON FLYING V
    $150
    This Gibson Flying V has some history to it, as evidenced by stickers and wear
    and tear. Are you in its future?
    
    NATURAL GIBSON FLYING V2
    $200
    A rare find, this Gibson Flying V2 deserves a spot in anyone's collection.
    
    CRACKED BLUE GIBSON FLYING V
    $250
    The Harmonix custom shop works its magic again with the blue and white paintjob
    on this Gibson Flying V.
    
    EBONY GIBSON ES-335
    $150
    As classy as they come, you'll definitely raise some eyebrows playing this
    Ebony Gibson ES-335.
    
    BIRDSEYE MAPLE GIBSON ES-335
    $200
    The beautiful wood grain is accentuated in the Birdseye Maple finish on this
    Gibson ES-335
    
    CUSTOM CHERRY GIBSON ES-335
    $250
    A unique take on a classic finish, this Gibson ES-335 carries some attitude
    with it.
    
    WHITE GIBSON EXPLORER
    $150
    Metallica's James Hetfield played a white Gibson Explorer. Now you can too.
    
    NATURAL GIBSON EXPLORER
    $200
    The classic Gibson Explorer shines with this natural finish. Check out the
    woodgrain.
    
    CUSTOM RISING SUN GIBSON EXPLORER
    $250
    Straight from the Harmonix custom shop, the Rising Sun finish on this Gibson
    Explorer is bound to raise some eyebrows.
    
    BLUE GIBSON FIREBIRD
    $150
    The classic Gibson Firebird in a classic baby blue finish.
    
    COPPER GIBSON FIREBIRD
    $200
    This sleep copper finish compliments the unconventional shape of the Gibson
    Firebird.
    
    PHYSCHEDELIC GIBSON FIREBIRD
    $250
    Trade in your hard earned cash for this crazy cool custom finish on this Gibson
    Firebird.
    
    WHITE GIBSON LES PAUL SPECIAL
    $150
    Lightwieght andd graceful, this white Gibson Les Paul Special still packs a
    punch.
    
    CHERRY GIBSON LES PAUL SPECIAL
    $200
    A classic guitar with a classic cherry finish.
    
    GREEN LIGHTNING GIBSON LES PAUL SPECIAL
    $250
    Lightning strikes 3 times with this custom finished Gibson Les Paul Special.
    
    WHITE GIBSON CORVUS WHITE
    $150
    A classic take on a guitar that is anything but ordinary. The Gibson Corvus.
    
    NATURAL GIBSON CORVUS
    $200
    Noted for its distinctive shape, the Corvus is a worthy and unique instrument.
    
    CUSTOM SNAKESKIN GIBSON CORVUS
    $250
    A distinctive slant on an already unusual guitar, the Custom Snakeskin Gibson
    Corvus makes a memorable impression.
    
    GIBSON MODERNE RED
    $150
    Are you bold enough to play a Gibson Moderne? I think you are.
    
    EBONY GIBSON MODERNE
    $200
    Make a statement with the Gibson Moderne. The post-modern design will get you
    noticed.
    
    CUSTOM DRAGON GIBSON MODERNE
    $250
    The Gibson Moderne's already innovative shape takes flight with the custom
    Night Dragon finish. Only rock can soothe this savage beast.
    
    ALPINE WHITE GIBSON EDS-1275
    $250
    Own a piece of history with this guitar. The classic Alpine White Gibson
    EDS-1275 doubleneck Gibson SG makes a bold statement.
    
    ===========================
    ===========Songs===========
    ===========================
    $250 - $300
    TUNES FROM ZAKK WYLDE, OUR CONTEST WINNERS GRAVEYARD BBQ, THE BOSTON ROCK
    SCENE, AND MORE!
    ++TOTAL INVESTMENT++ : $4450
    
    FIRE IT UP
    $300
    A true Guitar Hero Zakk Wylde is comin' at ya' with the raging new single
    "Fire It Up." Fresh off the new Black Label Society album, "Mafia." Before
    Black Label Society, Zakk tore it up as the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne.
    
    CHEAT ON THE CHURCH
    $300
    Graveyard BBQ, the WINNERS of the Be A Guitar Hero contest, supply you with the
    slippery, red-hot slingin' Quality American Dirtcore. All Hail the BBQ Nation!
    As they say, "If you ain't with us, yer against us"!
    
    CAVEMAN REJOICE
    $300
    Traffickers of meaty, aggressive rock, The Bags have successfully avoided fame
    and fortune for over 20 years. Sooner of later the extent of their genius will
    be revealed, but for now all they can offer are some songs about cavement and
    blood.
    
    EUREKA, I'VE FOUND LOVE
    $300
    Sayeth the Upper Crust: "Gentle reader - Give us no cause to admonish you,
    rather embrace with us this fortuitous gift, this cause for joyouse celebration,
    and join us as we cry to the very heavens: 'Huzzah! God Save the Crust"!'
    
    ALL OF THIS
    $250
    Rock/pop band with some local Boston grit, Shaimus heads west to sunny
    California to show them what it's all about 'All of This' is catchy as the
    dickens and hard to play.
    
    BEHIND THE MASK
    $250
    Anarchy Club don't want much- just world domination, superpowers, a fleet of
    classic U.S. muscle cars, and your first born. Beware ... their Kung Fu is
    good, and their aim is true ...
    
    THE BREAKING WHEEL
    $250
    Boston band Artillery, is best described as a truck full of bowling balls being
    dumped on your prom. After playing "Breaking Wheel" you'll feel like a truck
    full of bowling balls was dropped on your hands.
    
    CALLOUT
    $250
    The Acro-bats are living the punk rock dream, putting out "old-fashioned, spiky
    rock and roll," according to Kerrange! "Callout" is wicked fast, but don't get
    scared, you know you'll like it.
    
    DECONTROL
    $250
    Based in California, Drist annihilates the stage with a whirlwind force that
    resonates in the heart and ears long after they've stopped playing.
    
    EVEN RATS
    $250
    The Slip is a trio from the Northeast that has continued to tour and sell albums
    internationally for close to a decade. They maintain a profoundly catchy
    writing style coupled with inventive instumental prowess.
    
    FAREWELL MYTH
    $250
    Made In Mexico is from Providence, Rhode Island, home to H.P. Lovecraft's body.
    CD and gatefold LP available on Skin Graft Records, 2005.
    
    FLY ON THE WALL
    $250
    Din says you can't watch this Fly On The Wall. Can't catch it. Can't play it.
    Can't hack it even. Din's the only mother who can play this song. Oh you poor
    baby.
    
    GET READY 2 ROKK
    $250
    For those who are about to get ready 2 rokk, we salute thee! Freezepop has never
    rokked so little until this very moment, so unleash our metal experience with
    gusto unlike this mortal world has ever seen!
    
    GUITAR HERO
    $250
    Monkey Steals the Peach was born of a collision between a beer truck and a
    stupid-tree. Wait, what? You've never heard of Monkey Steals the Peach? That's
    wierd, because your grandma has. Yeah, yeah she has.
    
    HEY
    $250
    Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives have been serving up
    mouthwatering musical delights since the dawn of history. From the crunchy rock
    exterior to the creamy pop center, it's all good.
    
    SAIL YOUR SHIP BY
    $250
    Count Zero is an innovative Boston band that combines electronics, acoustic
    grit, strong melodies, inrtiguing arrangements, and creative lyrics into an
    intense, eclectic stew of musical experimentation ... and it's catchy, too.
    
    STORY OF MY LOVE
    $250
    The Model Sons write killer, hooky songs, and just happen to act like rock
    stars. Story of My Love will makes you want to douse yourself with beer and
    make out with the closest person in the room.
    
    
    ===========================
    ========Characters=========
    ===========================
    $5000 - $8000
    GUITAR HEROES DON'T COME CHEAP, BUT WITH A RAW APPEAL BEYOND MERE MORTALS
    THEY'RE WORTH EVERY PENNY.
    ++TOTAL INVESTMENT++ : $13000
    
    IZZY SPARKS
    $5000
    Got Any hair spray? King of the insane solo and full-on party animal, Izzy
    lives and breathes rock 'n roll.
    
    GRIM RIPPER
    $8000
    Do not fear the Ripper. Think you have what it takes to keep up with Grim's
    otherworldly technique?
    
    ===========================
    ==========Videos===========
    ===========================
    $325 - $350
    BEHIND THE SCENES - THE DIRTY UNDERWEAR OF ROCK 'N ROLL GAME DEVELOPMENT.
    ++TOTAL INVESTMENT++ : $1000
    
    SONGS
    $350
    Check out an exclusive behind the scenes video if the recording of the Guitar
    Hero songs. Think the solo for "Bark at the Moon" is hard? Wait till you see
    someone rip it in real life.
    
    CHARACTERS
    $325
    Art Director, Ryan Lesser and Character Modeler, Matt Gilpin, give you a sneak
    peak at the creation of all the guitar hero characters. Make sure you check out
    the bloopers at the end.
    
    VENUES
    $325
    Lead Designer, Rob Kay, Art Director, Ryan Lesser, and Venue Artist,
    Matt Moore, walk you through our venue creation process.
    
    
    ***************************
    **** 6. CHARACTER BIOS ****
    ***************************
    
    AXEL STEEL
    No Frills, no fluff. Axel Steel is a shredder from the old school. He was put
    on this plant for two things, to drink beer and to play some Rock N' Roll.
    Looks like he's almost out of beer.
    
    CLIVE WINSTON
    Inspired by the 70s British guitar gods, Clive Winston is a precious session
    commodity - Everything he plays on goes gold. He's got a unique and virtuosic
    guitar style and knows just how far you can bend a string before it breaks.
    
    JUDY NAILS
    Known for her experiments with unconventional guitar tunings and stunning
    solos, Judy Nails has been touring since she was 17. She claims that her
    Alternative Rock "saved her life", and now she hopes to return the favor some
    day.
    
    IZZY SPARKS
    A wild man on and off the stage, Izzy is famous for his guitar playing and
    infamous for his hard partying ways. The press can't get enough of this bad
    boy, who never leaves a crowd unhappy or a hotel room un-trashed.
    
    JOHNNY NAPALM
    Raw is the word that describes Johnny Napalm best. That goes for his guitar
    playing and his abuse of the English language. His energy on stage is
    unmatched. He's the true successor to the Punk Era and an awesome talent.
    
    PANDORA
    The girl scouts didn't want her, the ballet school couldn't handle her, but the
    world can't get enough of Pandora's awesome guitar! She plays fast and wild,
    and UberSound Magazine recently dubbed her the Dark Princess of Rock.
    
    XAVIER STONE
    A musical prodigy, Xavier Stone's time in Egypt exposed him to African and
    Middle Eastern techniques which he weaves into his sound. In a recent
    interview he claimed to rock so hard "there's nothing left of a guitar when
    I'm done with it."
    
    GRIM RIPPER
    Tearing it up from the beyond, Gim is a full-on rocker. Grim has abandoned the
    stealing of souls for the rush of stealing the show and now tours the world
    laying down monster riffs.
    
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    **** 7.GUITAR DESCRIPT.****
    ***************************
    
    -BATTLE AXE
    -Judge this race not by its remains.
    
    -GIBSON SG
    -Created in 1961, the SG was designed to be the lighter, more sinister update
    -to Gibson's Les Paul. The SG has since become the weapon of choice for guitar
    -heros like Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Frank Zappa, and Pete Townshend.
    
    CHERRY GIBSON SG
    The classic cherry finish showcases the rich mahogany used on the SG Standard.
    Axel Steel and his hero, Angus Young, both favor this guitar.
    
    WORN WHITE GIBSON SG
    The SG can take a beatin' and keep on tickin'. This was the first guitar that
    Judy Nails ever owned.
    
    EBONY GIBSON SG
    The earliest SG style guitars were still referred to as Les Paul Models up to
    late 1963 when Les Paul creator, Les Paul, and Gibson temporarily parted ways.
    
    CUSTOM FLAME GIBSON SG
    What better way to accentuate the Gibson SG's pointed horns than with flames?
    This custom SG's hot rod design and rare double bound body seperate the studs
    from the duds - so bring your hottest licks, or you'll get burned.
    
    -GIBSON LES PAUL
    -First produced in 1952, the Les Paul was Gibson's first electic solid body
    -guitar. In the hands of such legends as Jimmy Page and Duane Allman, it became
    -recognized the world over as an icon for rock and roll music.
    
    CHERRY SUNBURST GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD
    In 1958, a Cherry Sunburst finish was first offered on the Les Paul Standard.
    This is the classic finish most closely assosciated with this model.
    
    EBONY GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD
    The all-time favorite Gibson model, the Les Paul Standard is recognized the
    world over as an icon for rock and roll.
    
    GOLDTOP GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD
    When original Les Paul Made its debut in 1952, the model featured a striking
    Goldtop finish. The Goldtop finish was originally offered from 1952-1958,
    returning in 1968 and still going strong today.
    
    ZAKK WYLDE GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM
    Zakk's signature LP Custom with bulls-eye finish takes aim at the metal maniac
    in you!
    
    -GIBSON FLYING V
    -Designed by Gibson in 1958, the Flying V was years ahead of its time. It
    -wasn't until Jimi Hendrix picked up a V that cutting-edge music came together
    -with cutting-edge guitar design, establishing a tradition that would be
    -carried on by the likes of Lenny Kravitz and Marc Bolan.
    
    WHITE GIBSON FLYING V
    With less than 100 shipped between 1958 and 1959, original Flying V's are among
    the most valuable vintage guitars in the world!
    
    WORN CHERRY GIBSON FLYING V
    Rudolph Schenker of The Scorpions is a diehard Flying V player and collector.
    
    NATURAL GIBSON FLYING V2
    The Flying V was originally introduced in 1958 and quickly discontinued the
    following year. The model was reintroduced (and redesigned) in 1966.
    
    CRACKED BLUE GIBSON FLYING V
    To facilitate playing the original Flying V in a seated position, the model
    originally featured a rubber non-skid pad on the lower body wing.
    
    -GIBSON ES-335
    -An instant success at its birth in 1958, the ES-335 combined the traditional
    -elements of an f-hole archtop guitar with modern features like double
    -cutaways and a thin, semi-hollow body.
    
    
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    **** 8.CODES & SECRETS ****
    ***************************
    
    Enter these codes at the main menu where you see: Career, Quick Play,
    Multiplayer, Tutorials, Options.
    
    Unlock All(Guitars,Levels,Characters)- Y O B B O Y Y
    NOTE: UPON ENTERING THIS CODE YOU MAY NO LONGER SAVE YOUR GAME.
    
    Monkey Head Audience                 - B O Y Y Y B O
    
    Skull Head Audience                  - O Y B B O Y B B
    
    Character uses Air Guitar            - O O B Y O
    
    Character uses the Guitar Controller - B O Y B B
    
    No Venue                             - B Y O B Y O
    
    
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    **** 9.      FAQ       ****
    ***************************
    
    Q-Can I play this game if I am left handed?
    
    A-Yes, you can go to the options screen to flip the guitar around to use your
    right hand on the fret buttons and your left to strum. Go to Options,
    and make sure there is an "X" on the Lefty Flip option.The whammy bar and
    strap are still designed for the right handed guitar player so it can be
    uncomfortable.
    
    --------
    
    Q-How come I do not recieve money or have access to the unlock shop?
    
    A-The Easy difficulty does not have the unlock shop, cash rewards or the last
    venue of songs. Go to medium difficulty to gain money and have the unlock
    shop.
    
    --------
    
    Q-Can I play all songs on the easy difficulty?
    
    A- Yes, once you unlock the songs through career you will unlock it on
    quickplay mode where you can choose the difficulty on the songs that once
    did not have an easy difficulty.
    
    --------
    
    Q-Where can I get another guitar for this game without purchasing it over?
    
    A-Red Octane is selling guitars seperately for $40. You can also buy the
    bundle containing 2 guitars and can probably save on shipping if you are
    getting the game off their website. http://www.redoctane.com/
    
    Red Octane now also offers a Cherry SG.
    
    --------
    
    Q-Is it true that the songs aren't by the real artists?
    
    A-Correct. They couldn't get Jimi Hendrix to come and preform his guitar
    solo. The cost that it would be to actually get the artists to preform would
    be completely unaffordable. That plus some of the artists are no longer
    living. In the unlockable video you can see various musicians recording at
    WaveGroup Sound.
    
    Just to add, all bonus songs are preformed by their actual artists.
    
    --------
    
    Q-Why isn't [insert legendary metal band] in this game?
    
    A-Harmonix tried their best to get all the bands they could from the early
    list they made up. Some bands simply asked for an unreasonable amount of
    money that was not in the game's budget. Hopefully, if there is a sequal,
    the bands will see the focus of the game and agree to giving permission
    to using the song.
    
    --------
    Q-Will playing this game help me at playing a real guitar?
    
    A-In short, no. You can really learn the basic principles of playing a guitar
    and pick up on techniques used in guitar playing thatmay make it easier for you
    to pick up than if you hadn't played Guitar Hero. You undertand the function of
    frets and the shifting to create higher and lower notes. Alternative strumming
    might be easier to pick up and the helping of finger movement. Besides that,
    you are not learning much besides the conecept of hammer ons and pull offs.
    Actual guitars have more than 1 string and 5 frets. With that, you are
    concentrated on both the frets and strings. Actual guitars arelarger than the
    plastic replica that comes with the game. Playing a real guitar is much more
    difficult than playing this game. But if the game were to make it too realistic
    it might not be fun for players.
    
    --------
    Q-Is the guitar compatable with Guitar Freaks?
    
    A-Technically yes. Using the "Type C Configuration" in Guitar Freaks sets
    it so you use the Red Fret, Yellow Fret, and Orange Fret. That meaning that
    there is a button gap if you were to use it with Guitar Freaks. Enless you
    opened it up and did some re-wiring then it may be too uncomfortable to
    play. It may be better than using a regular PS2 controller through.
    
    --------
    
    Q-When is Guitar Hero 2 coming?
    
    A-No information about a sequel has come officially from Harmonix. They
    have already established that if there were another Guitar Hero, it
    would not be an expansion disk but rather an entire game that can play
    on its own without the necessity of owning the first much like the
    Karaoke Revolution series.
    
    UPDATE: 4/17/06 Red Octane officially announced that Guitar Hero 2 is
    confirmed for release on the PS2 in November of 2006. The new version will
    include co-op modes with the ability to play lead, rhythm, and bass guitar.
    Red Octane said they are pushing for 40+ licensed songs.
    
    
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    **** 10. LEGAL INFO    ****
    ***************************
    
    This guide is Copyrightę 2005 by Karl Leon (a.k.a. MaximusDM, Maximus_DM,
    IMaximusDMI, Karl Leon). All rights reserved. It may only be posted on
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    on any other site, used in anyother publication/web site
    (without special permission), used for profit, or modified. Doing so is an
    infringement of copyright law, and all offenders will be prosecuted to the
    full extent of the law. If this FAQ is posted on any other website please
    contact me at MaximusDM@Rome.com
    
    Any questions, comments, errors e-mail me at MaximusDM@Rome.com
    
    Thanks for reading.
    
    
    

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