Muse to Appear in Guitar Hero 3

"Activision has just revealed the first details of the next version of Guitar Hero, which may or may not still be called Guitar Hero III.

The game will feature new play modes (including online multiplayer), wireless guitar controllers for all formats, downloadable content, more original recordings, and songs by the Rolling Stones, Muse, Heart and the Beastie Boys.

The game press releases are simply referring to as "the next Guitar Hero" - not counting this summer's PS2 exclusive Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, we guess - will be released on PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.

Activision's clout as publisher has got new Guitar Hero developers Neversoft better deals with record companies, and the game should feature many more actual artist recordings this time around. The following seven tracks will all appear in their original glory:

* Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
* Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
* Sabotage - Beastie Boys
* The Metal - Tenacious D
* My Name is Jonas - Weezer
* Knights of Cydonia - Muse
* Cult of Personality - Living Colour"