Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Aspyr (PC & Mac)
Release date(s)
June 16, 2008
Music video game
Single-player, multiplayer
Blu-ray (PS3), DVD (PS2/Xbox 360/PC/Mac), Wii Optical Disc (Wii)
Input methods
Guitar controller, gamepad, Wii controller

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a music video game by Activision and Neversoft. It was released on June 29th 2008 for the Nintendo WiiXbox 360PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. It takes the player through the history of the band Aerosmith, and stopping off at real tour spots they went, like The Super Bowl in 2001.

Game Modes

All modes which appeared in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock return, except for Co-op Career. The original Co-op mode was brought back, though. Menus have been re-designed to suit the Aerosmith theme to the game. The shop has also been renamed as The Vault.

Achievements for Xbox 360 versions are named after songs by Aerosmith.


Guitar Hero: Aerosmith follows the story of Aerosmith, unlike the other Guitar Hero games, this game, Guitar Hero: Metallica and Guitar Hero: Van Halen are band specific games. Instead of playing just Aerosmith songs, the player must play two non-Aerosmith songs, then after that the audience will demand Aerosmith to come out. The player then plays two songs as Aerosmith, and after the player beats these songs, the player then play an encore as Aerosmith and then move on to the next venue. The story starts from Aerosmith's first gig at Nipmuc High School, and then goes to Max's Kansas City, and then keeps on going until the player gets to the 6th tier and final tier which is the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Lou from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has returned, and the game only has 31 songs in the main setlist.


There are six tiers stages in the game.

  1. Getting the Band Together (Nipmuc High School)
  2. First Taste of Success (Max's Kansas City)
  3. The Triumphant Return (The Orpheum)
  4. International Superstars (Moscow)
  5. The Great American Rock Band (Half-Time Show)
  6. Rock n' Roll Legends (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)


Characters from Guitar Hero III will return, as opening acts, with new costumes based on the Guitar Hero III ones.

New characters include Joe Perry (guitarist), Tom Hamilton (bassist), Brad Whitford (guitarist) and DMC (of Run-D.M.C). All four are unlockable, and are actual guitarists. Their real-life counterparts did motion capture exclusively for the game.

Track listing

Setlist in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

Group Members

Aerosmith band members

Other band members

  • "Joan Jett" - vocals, guitar
  • "Kenny Laguna" - keyboards, vocals
  • "Dougie Needles" - guitar, backing vocals
  • "Enzo" - bass, back vocals
  • "Thommy Price" - drums, percussion, backing vocals


  • If you create a band and choose "Aerosmith" as the band name, you can go straight to Moscow.
  • If you use the Unlocked All Songs cheat, the song Pandora's Box isn't unlocked.
  • This is 1 of the 2 games (The other being Guitar Hero: Metallica) that is rated M in Australia compared to the usual PG Rating (excluding Band Hero, which is rated G)
  • This is the only game where songs that are covered have the artist who covered the song plus who did the song originally.
  • The setlist is shorter than that of Guitar Hero III; and there are only 6 venues. GH3 featured 14 venues (8 for Single Player, 6 for Co-op)
  • This is the only band-specific game in which you can't play drums or vocals.
  • Prior to April 1st, 2014, "Love In An Elevator", "Rag Doll", and "Livin' on the Edge" were available as DLC for Guitar Hero 5 and all further titles.
  • You may or may not be able to play this game with a Rock Band guitar depending on the type. For example, you can play it with a Stratocaster, but you can't play it with a Hofner 500/1.


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Games of Guitar Hero
Main Series
Guitar Hero - Guitar Hero II - Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Guitar Hero World Tour - Guitar Hero 5 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock - Guitar Hero Live
Aerosmith - Metallica - Van Halen
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s - Guitar Hero Arcade - Guitar Hero: Smash Hits - Band Hero
On Tour
Guitar Hero: On Tour - Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades - Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
Guitar Hero Mobile - Guitar Hero III Backstage Pass - Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile - Guitar Hero Carabiner - Air Guitar Hero Rocker - Guitar Hero (iOS) - Guitar Hero Live
Guitar Hero I & II Dual Pack (PS2) - Guitar Hero II & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Xbox 360) - Guitar Hero: On Tour & On Tour: Decades Box Set (NDS) - Guitar Hero III & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Wii)