GameTap writes: "Whether or not you're a fan of the Guitar Hero games, there's no denying the enormous following the series has garnered over the past couple of years. It's one of the few videogames that manages to appeal both to the hardcore and mainstream audience--in fact, there have been entire segments dedicated to the art of virtual strumming on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show and several other TV programs of that ilk. And we can thank that popularity for making Guitar Hero: Aerosmith happen.
Or at least, we can thank the son of Joe Perry, famed lead guitar player for Aerosmith, who is a huge fan of the Guitar Hero games. A few phone calls were made, emails were undoubtedly exchanged, and the project went from there."