Marilyn Manson coming to Guitar Hero III in downloadable form

He might be a ludicrously absurd clown who spends his time sniffing around child-like young ladies, but I must confess I’m somewhat partial to a bit of the ol’ Marilyn Manson now and again. The circus freak of croaky rock will be making his skeletal way to Guitar Hero III as part of the next downloadable song pack that hits August 7th.

The pack will feature Manson’s Putting Holes In Happiness as remixed by Nick Zinner, along with Flyleaf’s Tina and AFI’s Circinogen Crush. This pack was originally given to purchasers of the Guitar Hero III soundtrack (a soundtrack of a soundtrack — classy), but will now be available to XBL and PSN users on Thursday. 

Shame that there’s not more Manson, really. I might have finally bought some GH III DLC if it’d been a full-on Manson pack. Ah well, maybe one day Guitar Hero will have songs I actually like on there — seriously, we’re due an Electric Light Orchestra song by now.

ACTIVISION SET TO RELEASE TRACK PACK FOR GUITAR HERO® III: LEGENDS OF ROCK FEATURING DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS FROM INTERSCOPE RECORDS

  

SANTA MONICA, CA – August 5, 2008 – The distinctive chords of three hit artists from Interscope Records will soon take the stage in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVID) Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock. The three-song Intercope Track Pack will let gamers further expand and customize their Guitar Hero playlists and experience a variety of new tunes on August 7.

 

The pack will include the heavy lyrics of Flyleaf’s “Tina,” the heartfelt track “Carcinogen Crush” from hardcore-punk turned goth band, AFI, as well as a remix of Marilyn Manson’s grinding, fast-paced “Putting Holes In Happiness” by Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

 

The Interscope Track Pack, originally offered to purchasers of the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock soundtrack CD, will be available on August 7 for download on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.


Jim Sterling