|Appears in||Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s|
|Playing Style||Classic Rock, Blues, Hard Rock|
|Influences||Deep Purple, Boston, Queen, David Bowie, Cream|
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Clive Winston (January, 4th, 1969, Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain) is a character in Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II. He first appeared as one of the six regular characters in the first game and then returned as an unlockable character in the sequel (along with Xavier Stone and the Grim Ripper), with a completely new look. Neversoft has stated that he, along with Pandora, will return in Guitar Hero World Tour after fans were disappointed with their absences in Guitar Hero 3.
Guitar Hero - Clive dons a 60s-ish style that resembled the likes of George Harrison(The Beatles), Pete Townshend(The Who) and Eric Clapton(Cream).
Guitar Hero II - This game gave Clive a completely revamped look: he now has a 70s hippie style, more akin to Frank Zappa, Ritchie Blackmore(Deep Purple and Rainbow), Jimmy Page(Led Zepplin) and Tony Iommi(Black sabbath), Mick Box(Uriah Heep) and John Du Can( Atomic Rooster)
Inspired by the 70s British guitar gods, Clive Winston is a precious session commodity - everything he plays on goes gold. He's got a unique and virtuosic guitar style and knows just how far you can bend a string before it breaks. -- Guitar Hero Guitar Hero World Tour, and Guitar Hero: Metallica in-game bio
Clive Winston was born into unremarkable circumstances in the outskirts of London. His childhood and education were typical, and at university, a professor described him as "un'extraordinary in every way." His grades were average. But Clive soon proved he was anything but average. He formed the hard-rocking Winstons and released single after chart-topping single. The recent "Clive Alive 2005" tour was a mega-success. Clive's super-virtuosic style is a throwback to the British guitar gods of the 70s. His biographer revealed that on any given day, Clive plays guitar for at least eight hours, hitting approximately 36,000 notes, while only speaking an average of 50 words. The most sought after session player working today, Clive's name graces more CD credits than we can count. - Guitar Hero manual bio
Having abandoned his fascination with the sitar, an interest developed during a 3-year, court-ordered "meditation retreat", Winston sashays boldly back to the forefront of classic rock with his guitar wizardry and iconic status. -- Guitar Hero II in-game bio
During his latest tour, friend Eddie Knox was quoted 'Okay Clive, you finally got yer work visa. Now unless yer joining the police force, you gotta lose the stache, man'. To which Clive replied 'A big droopy moustache is the mark of a real man'. -Guitar Hero 5 in-game bio
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