Rock enthusiasts braved the 100-plus temperatures Monday night for the launch of “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.” Developer Activision transformed a corner of Paramount’s backlot into the 300 block of Gotham’s Bowery Street, including the iconic CBGB.
Though the venue was fake, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell complimented Activision on the blistering heat. “At least they got that part right.”
Soundgarden opened the night by playing “Hands All Over.” “Maroon 5 just named their new album after that song,” Cornell said after the number. “That’s good for them. They picked a good song.”
The concert drew a diverse aud, bringing together rockers Gene Simmons and Rob Patterson with “Gleeks” Harry Shum Jr. and Mark Salling.