Guitar Hero 5 to feature Santana!

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Guitar Hero 5 has grown too interesting to avoid. Despite some qualms regarding the Guitar Hero series and their new developer Neversoft, they have done a good job of attracting attention back to the series.

Today Activision has confirmed that Carlos Santana is going to star in their next Guitar Hero game. You can toss in Slash all you want, doesn’t quite interest me. Tom Morello, okay kind of cool, but still not going to get me to buy the game. Santana? Now you have my attention. I can stand several bad songs to get to No One to Depend On.

Santana joins 84 other musicians and bands such as Queen, Gorillaz, Beck, Iron Maiden, Sonic Youth, Johnny Cash, and … Elton John? Either way, the line up looks surprisingly good for the new game in the series, but my alliance will always belong with Harmonix and Rock Band.

Guitar Hero 5 is set to be released on September first for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PlayStation 2.

Carlos Santana in Guitar Hero 5