More Songs Revealed For Guitar Hero Live


Two weeks ago, the first ten songs were revealed for the new upcoming Guitar Hero game – Guitar Hero Live. Today, that list has expanded to 24 songs, thanks to an exclusive from Rolling Stone.

The list includes a wave of famous names, from Green Day to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and paints a picture in which the game sets out to please everyone, from heavy metal rockers to those who prefer a more pop-oriented approach. Check out the updated list below.

  • The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”
  • Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
  • Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
  • Gary Clark, Jr. – “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
  • Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
  • The Killers – “When You Were Young”
  • The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
  • My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
  • Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”
  • Skrillex – “Bangarang”
  • The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
  • Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
  • Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
  • Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
  • Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
  • Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
  • System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
  • Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles”
  • Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
  • Broken Bells – “Leave It Alone”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”
  • The Pretty Reckless – “Going to Hell”

The studio head and creative director of Freestyle Games – Jamie Jackson, acknowledged that “Guitar Hero – by its name alone – has always been associated with classic rock tracks”, alluding to the inclusions of songs by bands such as Pantera and Judas Priest.

On the other side of the scale, he also discussed the additions of songwriters such as Ed Sheeran and The Lumineers to the lineup. “Guitar music is broader than it’s ever been – so we’re reflecting that in the range of music on offer.”

Activision & Freestyle Games certainly seem to be pulling out all the stops for this one. Whereas Guitar Hero looks set to undergo a revamp, Harmonix appear to be sticking to a tried and tested approach. Don’t worry, there will be plenty more press releases, marketing campaigns and feature reveals before anyone needs to make a final decision, and I can’t wait to see how this battle of the (virtual) bands turns out.

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