New Guitar Hero Game Misspells “Lynyrd Skynyrd”


February 19, 2009

At least they didn’t call the band Leonard.

Lynyrd Skynyrd might not be the world’s most intellectual rock band, but at least they can spell their own name. Which is more than we can say for whoever designed the cover for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game.

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Rolling Stone caught the spelling gaffe while checking out the game’s cover art, which proudly displays the names of all the hard-rocking artists that grace the game’s soundtrack. While bands like Judas Priest and Samhain enjoyed correct spelling, just off to the left of the “Hero” is the hitherto unknown band “Lynyrd Skynrd,” whom we presume is some sort of Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band, minus a Y.

Guitar Hero: Metallica is the second game in the series to be based on the music of one particular group, following last year’s Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Since the Rolling Stone article broke, publisher Activision has updated the cover image in question. And that’s a start, because haven’t Skynyrd fans suffered enough?

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