Joe Perry, seen here with Red Octane's Kai Huang, is a pretty kickass guitarist and without a doubt one of the legends of rock. That’s why it was totally sweet that he turned out to help launch Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on Sunday at a Gamestop in New York. We were hoping he would hop up and shred, but the second best thing happened instead. He judged a face-off style tournament between players and signed a bunch of games and plastic guitars.
And let’s face it, any actual guitar legend is gonna have a huge learning curve trying to catch up to something like Guitar Hero. We’re only assuming that Mr. Perry would have been blasted by any number of armchair shredders and to see it would probably make America sad. Nonetheless, it’s pretty awesome to see legends endorsing Legends.