Game publisher Activison, the company that bought the popular Guitar Hero franchise from original developer Harmonix, has introduced Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as the next title in the series.

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, currently of Velvet Revolver, is the first confirmed artist on board -- appearing as both a "boss" battle character and contributing an original song to the soundtrack.

Additionally, the GNR song "Welcome to the Jungle" will be added to the song list, along with other tracks from The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Muse and Pearl Jam.

The game is expected this fall.

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