I’m a big fan of Guitar Hero although I’m currently without a guitar or a game (long story) so I may pick up one of the earlier versions for cheap or wait to see what number five has to offer. Personally I’m still waiting for the release of Funk Band…I can dream, can’t I?

Thursday 9th July/… Guitar Hero today confirmed two dozen rockin’ tracks which will be featured on Guitar Hero® 5’s massive 85-song on-disc set list. From the legendary folk rock sounds of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” to the thumping drums of Coldplay’s “In My Place”; indie darling Vampire Weekend’s memorable “A-Punk” to the Beastie Boys’ rock/hip-hop hit “Gratitude,” the game features the widest variety of today’s rock hits and classic tunes from some of the biggest names in music. Numerous bands are also making their music video game debut — Band of Horses, Darkest Hour, Elliott Smith, John Mellencamp, Rose Hill Drive, The Bronx, Tom Petty and Vampire Weekend. Prior to its public release, Wolfmother’s first single off their upcoming album Cosmic Egg, “Back Round,” is now available for free digital download exclusively at gh5.guitarhero.com.

When Guitar Hero 5 arrives in the UK in September, living-room rock stars will be able to rock any way they want, to the expansive set list including to these stellar tracks:

• Band Of Horses – “Cigarettes, Wedding Bands”
• Beastie Boys – “Gratitude”
• Beck – “Gamma Ray”
• Billy Squier – “Lonely Is The Night”
• Blur – “Song 2”
• Bob Dylan – “All Along The Watchtower”
• Children Of Bodom – “Done With Everything, Die For Nothing”
• Coldplay – “In My Place”
• Darkest Hour – “Demon(s)”
• David Bowie – “Fame”
• Deep Purple – “Woman From Tokyo (’99 Remix)”
• Elliott Smith – “L.A.”
• Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life (Live)”
• Jeff Beck – “Scatterbrain (Live)”
• John Mellencamp – “Hurts So Good”
• Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
• Queens Of The Stone Age – “Make It Wit Chu”
• Rose Hill Drive – “Sneak Out”
• Santana – “No One To Depend On (Live)”
• The Bronx – “Six Days A Week”
• Thrice – “Deadbolt”
• Tom Petty – “Runnin’ Down A Dream”
• Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
• Wolfmother – “Back Round”

GS Reporter: Nuge

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  1. Coldplay? FFS
    Would make more sense to have a specialised “Razor Hero” game for them.

    “When the one long continous red note comes down, place razor against wrist……”

    Gotta admit, of the 25 listed not one is jumping out at me as a must have. Sure there’ll be some cooler stuff in the 60 still to be announced.

  2. I used to be a massive GH fan but the games just haven’t been as good since the original developer left. I would suggest to everyone to pick up Rock Band 2 on the cheap instead, even though the tracks can sometimes be better on Guitar Hero. But that’s because I picked up GH: World Tour and all the instruments have had to be taken back at least once, the drums I’ve returned and got new ones four times.

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