The Next Guitar Hero Ends On An Epic, 20-Minute Long Note

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, the latest entry in Activision's rhythm game series that also features a story-driven "Quest Mode", will test your endurance with one of the longest Rush songs on catalogue, the epic overture "2112".

Rolling Stone reveals the inclusion of side one of Rush's 1976 album, also titled 2112, which runs 20 minutes and 33 seconds. Rush singer/bass player Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson will take over narration duties from Kiss' Gene Simmons to wrap up the story of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, with the game's plot and the narrative of the song "2112" lining up nicely.

"In our story, the caves of 2112 are where our hero finds the lost guitar," Lee tells Rolling Stone. "This rediscovery of music is much like the Guitar Hero warriors' journey to find the Demi-God of Rock's Legendary guitar, which has been trapped in a cavern."

"2112" is split into seven sections, so it's possible the game will give you a break, lets your frets catch fire. Video of Rush's epic contribution to the next Guitar Hero at the link below.

Video: Rush on Bringing "2112" to 'Guitar Hero' [Rolling Stone - thanks, Nima!]


    20 minutes?!!?

    holy crap... my fingers cramp after only a few 3 minute songs... ending the game with this would be hell!

    I've been waiting for 2112 on guitar hero or rockband. Might be worth picking up the next guitar hero just for this.

    While I'm a massive Rush nerd... the song won't translate to Guitar Hero very well.

    It will be cool to hear some bits of it, I guess.

    I laugh in the face of your 20 min song.

    Green carnation – Light of day, Day of Darkness
    Guitar heavy
    60 mins 6 seconds

    lest* your frets catch fire. You've written it as "lets".

    20 minutes of guitar hero? Wouldnt it suck if you bombed out at the 19 minute mark.

    wow, and i thought Tool was long. This is what guitar hero should be, not pop songs, but pure rock, performance and endurance.

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