Kid breaks Guitar Hero world record, and Guitar Hero guitar

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guitar-hero-world-record.jpgA 14-year-old has smashed the previous world record for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and managed to break a guitar while doing so. The kid, Danny Johnson, notched up a score of 973,954 on DragonForce’s “Through the Fire and Flames”, breaking the previous record of 899,703.

Danny managed a streak of 3,558 notes in a row, until the blue button broke on the guitar. Harsh luck, considering that there were less than 200 notes to go before the end of the song. His massive score was achieved by calculating the optimum moments to use Star Power – either in the “Red Snake” or “Twin Solo” segments of the song.

Danny plays piano, guitar, drums, saxophone and oboe in real life, and he claims his skills at Guitar Hero help him nail tough real guitar solos. It’s unclear if he’s now an oboe badass, too. Maybe when Oboe Hero is released…

(via the New York Times)

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Duncan Geere