Many of the characters in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will be familiar to Guitar Hero fans; the characters from previous games return and their stories are continued. The new and exciting element in Legends of Rock, however, would be the legends of rock. You will get to play against, and then later, alongside, such rock legends as Tom Morello, Slash, the devil... what? You didn't know the devil was a rock legend? Haven't you ever heard of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia?"
The way that the story progresses in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is pretty cool; it's presented as an animated cartoon, but the look and feel are similar to the Gorillaz' videos, illustrating your bands' story as they climb to the top.
Mind you, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is a game that's about music and all I've said so far is about graphics. Well, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has quite a song list, with songs such as: "3's and 7's" (Queens of the Stone Age ), "Avalancha" (Heroes del Silencio), "Barracuda" (Heart), "Black Magic Woman" (Santana), "Cherub Rock" (Smashing Pumpkins), "Closer" (Lacuna Coil), "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" (Blue Oyster Cult), "Cult of Personality" (Living Colour), "Even Flow" (Pearl Jam), "Generation Rock" (Revolverheld), "Go That Far" (Bret Michaels Band), "Hier Kommt Alex" (Die Toten Hosen), "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" (Pat Benatar), "I'm in the Band" (The Hellacopters), "In the Belly of a Shark" (Gallows), "Knights of Cydonia" (Muse), "La Grange" (ZZ Top), "Lay Down" (Priestess), "Mauvais Garon" (NAAST), "The Metal" (Tenacious D), "Minus Celsius" (Backyard Babies), "Miss Murder" (AFI), "Mississippi Queen" (Mountain), "My Name Is Jonas" (Weezer), "The Number of the Beast" (Iron Maiden), "One" (Metallica), "Paint It, Black" (The Rolling Stones), "Paranoid" (Black Sabbath), "Radio Song" (Superbus), "Raining Blood" (Slayer), "Reptilia" (The Strokes), "Rock and RollAll Nite" (Kiss), "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (Scorpions), "Ruby" (Kaiser Chiefs), "Sabotage" (Beastie Boys), "School's Out" (Alice Cooper), "She Bangs the Drums" (The Stone Roses), "She Builds Quick Machines" (Velvet Revolver), "Slow Ride" (Foghat), "Suck My Kiss" (Red Hot Chili Peppers), "Take This Life" (In Flames), "Talk Dirty to Me" (Poison), "Through the Fire and Flames" (DragonForce), "Welcome to the Jungle" (Guns N' Roses), "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (The Charlie Daniels Band), and "When You Were Young" (The Killers). Now, personally, I'm not really much of a rocker, but I found that for each group of four songs, there was typically three I was fairly well familiar with. Even for the rest of the songs, if I concentrate on the notes themselves and not necessarily the song as a whole, I can do fairly well. Mind you, die-hard fans of rock that like all of the above listed songs and artists will get more out of it, I'm sure.