Marcus Henderson

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Marcus Henderson
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Background information
Born (1973-03-16) March 16, 1973 (age 44)
Origin Fremont, California, USA
Genres Rock, heavy metal
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1988–present
Notable instruments
Epiphone Apparition (Marcus Henderson Signature Model)

Marcus Henderson (born March 16, 1973) is a rock and heavy metal guitarist from the San Francisco Bay area. His previous bands include Drist and Hellbillys as well as work for En Vogue and Simon Stinger. In 2005, he was chosen to take the role as one of the lead guitarists for the Guitar Hero series. Marcus is also the on-screen guitarist for the Hal Leonard DVD books "Metal Guitar" and "Guitar Technique".

In August 2009, Henderson filmed the guitar instructional video, "Rock Guitar Heroics" in Santa Rosa, CA.


Below is a list of the songs in the Guitar Hero series on which Marcus performed the guitar track.

Title Band Game in series
"Ace of Spades" Motörhead Guitar Hero
"Arterial Black" Drist Guitar Hero II
"Bark at the Moon" Ozzy Osbourne Guitar Hero
"Balls to the Wall" Accept Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
"Beast and the Harlot" Avenged Sevenfold Guitar Hero II
"Call Me" Blondie Karaoke Revolution Party
"Carry Me Home" The Living End Guitar Hero II
"Caught in a Mosh" Anthrax Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
"Cherry Pie" Warrant Guitar Hero II
"Cochise" Audioslave Guitar Hero
"Cowboys from Hell" Pantera Guitar Hero
"Decontrol" Drist Guitar Hero
"Fat Lip" Sum 41 Guitar Hero
"Freya" The Sword Guitar Hero II
"Godzilla" Blue Öyster Cult Guitar Hero
"Hangar 18" Megadeth Guitar Hero II
"Headstrong" Trapt Karaoke Revolution Party
"Heart-Shaped Box" Nirvana Guitar Hero II
"Heart Full of Black" Burning Brides Guitar Hero
"Hey You" The Exies Guitar Hero
"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Guitar Hero
"Infected" Bad Religion Guitar Hero
"Institutionalized" Suicidal Tendencies Guitar Hero II
"Iron Man" Black Sabbath Guitar Hero
"I Wanna Be Sedated" (Also sang) Ramones Guitar Hero
"Killing in the Name" Rage Against the Machine Guitar Hero II
"Laid to Rest" Lamb of God Guitar Hero II
"Madhouse" Anthrax Guitar Hero II
"Monkey Wrench" Foo Fighters Guitar Hero II
"No One Knows" Queens of the Stone Age Guitar Hero
"Pain" Jimmy Eat World Karaoke Revolution Party
"Stellar" Incubus Guitar Hero
"Symphony of Destruction" Megadeth Guitar Hero
"Take It Off" The Donnas Guitar Hero
"Takin' Care of Business" Bachman-Turner Overdrive Karaoke Revolution Party
"Them Bones" Alice in Chains Guitar Hero II
"The Trooper" Iron Maiden Guitar Hero II
"Thunder Kiss '65" White Zombie Guitar Hero
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" Stone Temple Pilots Guitar Hero II
"Unsung" Helmet Guitar Hero
"War Pigs" Black Sabbath Guitar Hero II & Rock Band
"Who Was In My Room Last Night?" Butthole Surfers Guitar Hero II
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" Judas Priest Guitar Hero
"Woman" Wolfmother Guitar Hero II

Further Gaming Work[edit]

Marcus Henderson has also contributed other works to various games most notably vocals in "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones, as well as the bass track in Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell" from Guitar Hero. He is credited on the Halo suite with Steve Vai for the Video Games Live Vol 1. CD [1] He was also one of the four main consultants on song selection for the award winning Guitar Hero II setlist. He also recorded the guitar tracks for the EA game 1louderthan10 2011 update as the "Bergen Hammer" and provided Heavy Metal guitar sounds for the game as well as providing various video lesson and audio licks for BandFuse: Rock Legends.

Epiphone Apparition/Marcus Henderson Signature Model[edit]

"The Apparition" is an electric guitar designed and endorsed by Marcus Henderson. It is built by the Epiphone Guitar Company. The Marcus Henderson Signature Model has several features that are built to increase tonal capabilities by including a "kill" button to open the pickup circuit, creating a staccato or choppy sound depending on how fast you press it, as well as a Floyd Rose double locking tremolo system.[2]


In 2007, Henderson signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in under-served public schools throughout the USA. He sits on LKR's Honorary Board of Directors. Other charitable endeavors include providing signed auction items for the Grammy foundation and musicares.


  1. ^ "Video Games Live". MarcusHenderson.Com. 
  2. ^ "MarcusHenderson.Com". MarcusHenderson.Com.