There’s a new music service for Guitar Hero Live called GHTV, “the world’s first playable music video network.” GHTV has hundreds of videos and new videos will be continually added to the lineup—more than 70 new songs by the end of the year. And, starting Friday at 12 p.m. and going all weekend, Guitar Hero Live players will be able to access all the GHTV content for free.

Included in the new content are “premium shows” from Black Veil Brides, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, The 1975, American Authors, and George Ezra.

In the next few weeks, there will be playable concert footage and music videos from Judas Priest, Iggy Pop, Bully, Leon Bridges, Biffy Clyro, Weezer, Rival Sons, St. Vincent, Alice in Chains, System of a Down, Bring Me the Horizon and many more.

According to Activision, “in general, new playable music will arrive in GHTV first as Premium Shows. To access most Premium Shows, players can complete the in-game challenge of achieving at least three stars on three different tracks in the GHTV channels or in the catalogue. And, by playing a Premium Show, players have the chance to earn in-game prizes such as status and coin boosts, unique player cards or note highways to show off their rockstar status online. Generally, after a Premium Show ends, the songs will be added to the on-demand catalogue, and then they will enter the regular channel rotation.”

If you run out of tokens and you want to play individual songs, you can buy more tokens with real money or buy an all-access pass.

Guitar Hero Live is a complete reboot of the classic franchise. The “live” part refers to the fact that you can play in front of virtual crowds that respond when you play well and get bored when you don’t. Your virtual bandmates also react to your playing. The new game is available on most platforms, including Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and 3, Nintendo Wii U, iPad, and iPhone. A bundle with two guitars is costs $150.

Linda Breneman

Linda Breneman

Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.