Guitar Hero Live’s Initial Tracks Revealed

Old favorites and new genres join the venerable franchise’s resurrection.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 05/12/2015 15:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

For some it might feel like a dream, while for others it might just feel like 2007. Regardless of where you sit on the love it/hate it fence, there’s no denying that the Guitar Hero franchise is once again looking to fill your life with rocking tunes, good times, and plastic instruments. In preparation for the game’s fall release, and undoubted showing at E3, Activision has revealed the first batch of songs that will be available on day one.

Guitar Hero Live promises to take a new approach to giving you new music to play. The recently released tracks will be the first batch that will be playable during the first week, with new content being added through the game’s GHTV service, which promises a fresh stream of songs across a variety of genres. The list contains a few songs you might recognize from a previously released list, along with plenty of other songs:

  • 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”

As someone whose guitar collection is worth more than his car and who owns Rush’s entire discography, I can’t exactly admit I’m overly impressed. Then again, maybe that’s the point. Folks like me will be happy to play along to Gary Clark, Jr. or Judas Priest while the kiddies can party to Fall Out Boy and Skrillex. Realistically, I have to admit the inclusion of newer artists and genres will probably prove vital in reestablishing the franchise as a relevant part of pop culture. Still, I think the world can agree the series peaked with the inclusion of the entirety of Rush’s 2112 in Warriors of Rock.

Source: Rolling Stone

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