Metallica can’t play Guitar Hero, make live archive available

    Metallica has announced that a version of its new album Death Magnetic will be available to download for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The Guitar Hero version becomes available this Friday, allowing fans to play along to some huge James Hetfield/Kirk Hammett riffs. But the band members have admitted that their attempts to play Guitar Hero have been less than successful. “We’re all bad,” says bassist Rob Trujillo. “It’s a different animal playing that game.”

    Meanwhile, the new internet friendly Metallica has made 20 live albums available to download on its website. The albums are free and are culled from a 21-year period between 1982 and 2003. The albums are all available on MP3 and are encoded at a low 192 kbps bitrate. You need to register with the Metallica Live site here to get your hands on these rare goodies. [NME]