Activision, annoyingly, continued to connect the dots regarding Guitar Hero 5 today revealing additional artists, alterations to the Music Studio, and the addition of what are called Band Moments to the upcoming title.

Last week’s news of the total upward playability of World Tour’s DLC in GH5 and RockFest mode is great and all, but the week is new, and the press is running hot today.

Confirmed artists for GH5 now include Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and interestingly, 25 additional artists from a “variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut.”‚  What ever could that mean?‚  Hopefully the teeny bopper tunes stay in Rock Hero, so what genre has Guitar Hero not hit yet?‚  My vote is for hardcore Black metal, but that’s just me.

A total of‚  85 artists made the final build of GH5 and are all master recordings and represent, according to Activision, the “strongest, and most varied setlist to date.”‚  My Black metal wish may come true!

Activision also confirmed today unnamed tweaks to the Music Studio that debuted in World Tour.‚  Whatever they turn out to be, hopefully they draw more to the facet of the title, as it is indeed a robust feature.

As for the aforementioned Band Moments, these are achieved by perfectly executing specific strings of notes together, as group of living room rock stars.‚  The social aspect of Guitar Hero seems to be the focal point of this iteration, something competitor Rock Band seems to have an edge in that department.

Guitar Hero 5 is due out on PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, and Wii this fall.

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