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The following is a list of all the playable characters to appear in the Guitar Hero series. Each Character, except for unlockable characters, represent a genre of Rock, like Johnny Napalm represents Punk Rock.

Main seriesEdit

Character Name Genre of Rock GH GH:2 GH3 GH:WT GH5 GH:WR
Axel Steel Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal), Power Metal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Judy Nails Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Johnny Napalm Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Hardcore Punk, Punk Metal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Casey Lynch Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Grunge, Punk Rock No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pandora Gothic Rock, Nu Metal, Horror Punk (GH1), New Wave (GH80s), Glam Metal, Glam Punk (GH2), Gothic Glam, NWOBHM, Speed Metal Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Izzy Sparks Glam Rock, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Arena Rock Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lars Ümlaüt Extreme Metal, Viking Metal, Doom Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eddie Knox Rock N' Roll, Rockabilly, Psychobilly No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Clive Winston Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Southern Rock, Progressive Rock, Heavy Classic Rock Yes Yes (1) No Yes Yes Yes
Midori J-Rock, Pop Rock, Pop Punk No No Yes Yes no No
Grim Ripper Heavy Metal, Death Metal Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (1,2) No No No
Xavier Stone Funk Rock, Funk Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Blues Rock Yes Yes (1) Yes No No No
God of Rock Power Metal No No Yes (1,2) No No ?
Elroy Budvis Rock N' Roll No No Yes (1,3) Yes No ?
Metalhead Industrial Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Industrial Metal No No Yes (1,3) Yes Yes Yes
Bret Michaels Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock No No Yes (2,5) No No No
Tom Morello Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Funk Rock, Funk Metal No No Yes (4) No No No
Slash Hard Rock No No Yes (4) No No No
Lou Heavy Metal No No Yes (4) No No ?
Matty Cannz Heavy Metal No No No Yes No ?
Shirley Crowley Alternative Metal No No No Yes No ?
Marcus Fretshredder Power Metal, Scandinavian Folk Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal No No No Yes No ?
Riki Lee Classic Rock No No No Yes No ?
Ozzy Osbourne Heavy Metal No No No Yes (8) yes No
Ted Nugent Hard Rock No No No Yes (4) No No
Sting Ska Punk, Ska, Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk No No No Yes (10) No No
Hayley Williams Pop Punk, Power Pop, Alternative Rock No No No Yes (8) No No
Jimi Hendrix Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock No No No Yes (13) No No
Zakk Wylde Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal No No No Yes (4) No No
Billy Corgan Alternative Rock No No No Yes (11) No No
Travis Barker Alternative Rock, Pop Punk, Punk Rock No No No Yes (9) No No
Skeleton Heavy Metal, Death Metal No No No Yes (12) Yes (25) No
Rockubot Electronic, Industrial Rock No No No Yes (13) No No
Aaron Steele Metal No No No Yes (14) No No
Johnny Viper Metal No No No Yes (14,19) No No
Rina Metal No No No Yes (14) No No
Nick Metal No No No Yes (14) No No
Johnny Cash Country, Rockabilly No No No No Yes (27) No
Carlos Santana Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Latin Rock No No No No Yes (27) No
Shirley Manson Rock, Alternative Rock No No No No Yes (27) No
Matt Bellamy Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, New Prog, Symphonic Rock, Space Rock No No No No Yes (27) No
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative Rock No No No No Yes (27) No
Golden God No No No No Yes (27) No
Frankenrocker No No No No Yes (27) No
Shadow No No No No Yes (27) No
Gerald Contest Winner Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Emo Pop No No No No Yes (27)

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Minotaur Heavy Metal, Doom Metal No No No No No Yes
Arthas Menethil Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Black Metal No No No No No Yes

Expansion seriesEdit

Character Name Genre of Rock GH:80s GH:A GH:M GH:SH GH:VH BH DJH

GH:AR

DJ2
Axel Steel Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes
Judy Nails Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes
Johnny Napalm Punk Rock, Pop Punk Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes  ? Yes
Casey Lynch Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Grunge, Punk Rock,Country Rock, Southern Rock No Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes  ?
Pandora Gothic Rock, Nu Metal, Horror Punk (GH1), New Wave (GH80s), Glam Metal, Glam Punk (GH2), Gothic Glam, NWOBHM Yes No Yes Yes  Yes Yes  ?
Izzy Sparks Glam Rock, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
Lars Ümlaüt Extreme Metal, Viking Metal, Doom Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal No Yes Yes Yes .226.16.5 11:47, April 28, 2010 Yes  ?  ? Yes
Eddie Knox Rock N' Roll, Rockabilly, Psychobilly No No Yes Yes ? yes  ?
Clive Winston Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Southern Rock, Progressive Rock No No Yes Yes  Yes Yes   ?
Midori J-Rock, Pop Rock, Pop Punk No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
Grim Ripper Heavy Metal, Death Metal Yes No No No No No No Yes
Xavier Stone Funk Rock, Funk Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Blues Rock No Yes No No ? ? No Yes
Elroy Budvis Rock N' Roll, Rockabilly No Yes(1,3) Yes(1,3) No  ?  ?  ?
Metalhead Industrial Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Industrial Metal No Yes(1,3) Yes(1,3) No ? ? No
God of Rock Power Metal No No No Yes ? ? No yes
Lou Heavy Metal No Yes(1) Yes Yes ? ? No
Joe Perry Hard Rock, Blues Rock No Yes(4) No No No No No
Tom Hamilton Hard Rock, Blues Rock No Yes(1) No No No No No
Brad Whitford Hard Rock, Blues Rock No Yes(1) No No No No No
DMC Rap No Yes(6) No No No No No
Matty Cannz Heavy Metal No No Yes (1,24) Yes  ?  ?  ?
Shirley Crowley Alternative Metal No No Yes (1,23) Yes  Yes No  ?
Marcus Fretshredder Power Metal, Scandinavian Folk Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal No No Yes (1,22) Yes Yes No  ?
Riki Lee Classic Rock, Glam Rock, Hair Rock No No Yes (1,25) Yes  ?  ?  ?
Kirk Hammett Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal No No Yes (17) No No No No
Robert Trujillo Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal No No Yes (18) No No No No
Lars Ulrich Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal No No Yes (19) No No No No
James Hetfield Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal No No Yes (20) No No No No
Zach Harmon Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal No No Yes (21) No No No No
Lemmy Heavy Metal, NWOBHM No No Yes(26) No No No No
King Diamond Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Black Metal No No Yes(26) No No No No
Fembot Industrial Metal No No Yes(26) No ? ? No
Mario Greendale No NO No Yes No No No No
Eddie Van Halen Hard Rock, Arena Rock No No No No Yes No No
Alex Van Halen Hard Rock, Arena Rock No No No No Yes No No
Wolfgang Van Halen Hard Rock, Arena Rock No No No No Yes No No
David Lee Roth Hard Rock, Arena Rock No No No No Yes No No
Quincy Styles Rap, Hip Hop No No No No No Yes (28) No
Taylor Swift Country Pop No No No No No Yes No
Adam Levine Pop Rock No No No No No Yes No
Members of No Doubt NO No No No No Yes No
DJ Jazzy Jeff No no No no No No Yes
Grand Master Flash No No No No No No Yes
DJ AM No No No No No No Yes

Z-Trip

Electrika Steel



Electronic, Pop, Alternative Pop, Industrial

No


No

No


No

No


No

No


No

No


No

No


Yes (15)

Yes


No

Mobile series and DS seriesEdit

Character Name Genre of Rock GH:OT GHOT:D GHOT:MH BH
Judy Nails Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal Yes Yes ? Yes
Johnny Napalm Punk Rock Yes Yes ? Yes
Axel Steel Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal), Power Metal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pandora Gothic Rock, Nu Metal, Horror Punk (GH1), New Wave (GH80s), Glam Metal, Glam Punk (GH2), Gothic Glam, NWOBHM Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clive Winston Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Southern Rock, Progressive Rock No Yes Yes ?
Midori J-Rock, Pop Rock, Pop Punk No Yes Yes ?
Gunner Jaxon Grunge Yes Yes Yes Yes
Memphis Rose Southern Rock, Sludge Metal Yes Yes Yes ?
Simon Grimmsy Indie Rock No No Yes Yes
Calista Valenz Rock, Hard Rock No No Yes Yes

KeyEdit

  • (1): Must be purchased from the Store.
  • (2): Unique to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions.
  • (3): Unique to the PS2 and Wii versions.
  • (4): Must be defeated in the corresponding battle before becoming available for purchase at the Store.
  • (5): This character is only available for their songs as a non playable, but it can also be use to sing on other songs by entering a cheat code.
  • (6): This character is non playable for their songs.
  • (7): Must play their song in Guitar career before being available for purchase.
  • (8): Must play their song in Vocals career before being available for purchase
  • (9): Must play their song in Drums career before being available for purchase.
  • (10): Must play their song in Bass career before being available for purchase.
  • (11): Must play their song in Band career before being available for purchase.
  • (12): Must complete Vocals career.
  • (13): Must complete Drums career.
  • (14): Is only playable for their songs.
  • (15): Must unlock the character with a cheat code.
  • (16): This character was chosen by Motorhead's Lemmy and Nevesoft's Joel as the Winner of the 2008 Rock Icon Contest.
  • (17): Must earn 100 stars in Guitar career before being available for purchase.
  • (18): Must earn 100 stars in Bass career before being available for purchase.
  • (19): Must earn 100 stars in Drums career before being available for purchase..
  • (20): Must earn 100 stars in Vocals career before being available for purchase.
  • (21): Must earn 150 stars in Band career before being available for purchase.
  • (22): Must earn 55 stars in Guitar career before being available for purchase.
  • (23): Must earn 55 stars in Bass career before being available for purchase.
  • (24): Must earn 55 stars in Drums career before being available for purchase.
  • (25): Must earn 55 stars in Vocals career before being available for purchase.
  • (26): Must play their song in Career mode with any instrument before being available for purchase.
  • (27): Must complete the indicated task in Career mode to unlock the corresponding character.
  • (28): This character was named through the Name A Character Contest on the Band Hero website.
Characters of Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero: Axel Steel - Clive Winston - Grim Ripper - Izzy Sparks - Johnny Napalm - Judy Nails - Pandora - Xavier Stone

Guitar Hero II: Casey Lynch - Lars Ümlaüt - Eddie Knox

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock: - Elroy Budvis - God of Rock - Lou - Metalhead - Midori - Slash - Tom Morello - Bret Michaels

Guitar Hero On Tour: Gunner Jaxon - Memphis Rose

Guitar Hero Aerosmith: Brad Whitford - DMC - Joe Perry - Tom Hamilton

Guitar Hero World Tour: Aaron Steele - Billy Corgan - Hayley Williams - Jimi Hendrix - Johnny Viper - Marcus Fretshredder - Matty Cannz - Nick - Ozzy Osbourne - Riki Lee - Rina -Rockubot - Shirley Crowley - Skeleton - Sting - Ted Nugent - Travis Barker - Zakk Wylde

Guitar Hero Metallica: Fembot - James Hetfield - King Diamond - Kirk Hammett - Lars Ulrich - Lemmy - Robert Trujillo - Zach Harmon

Guitar Hero Modern Hits: Simon Grimmsy - Calista Valenz

Guitar Hero: Smash Hits: Mario Greendale

Guitar Hero: Van Halen: Eddie Van Halen - Alex Van Halen - Wolfgang Van Halen - David Lee Roth

Guitar Hero 5: Johnny Cash - Carlos Santana - Shirley Manson - Matt Bellamy - Kurt Cobain - Shadow - FrankenRocker - Gerald Contest Winner - Golden God

Band Hero: Quincy Styles - Taylor Swift - Adam Levine - Gwen Stefani - Tom Dumont - Tony Kanal - Adrian Young

DJ Hero: DJ Jazzy Jeff - DJ AM - Z-Trip - Grand Master Flash - The Disc jockey

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock: Echo Tesla - Austin Tejas - Demi-God of Rock - Minotaur - Arthas Menethil

NPCs: The Bassist - Bret Michaels - The Drummer - The Female Singer - Joey Kramer - The Keyboardist - The Guitarist - The Male Singer - Steven Tyler - The Singer - The Disc jockey

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