Upcoming Release of Best-Selling Video Game Franchise Showcases All-New, Social Gaming Features, Plus Music and Artists Never-Before Seen in a Music Game
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 30, 2009: Guitar Hero today unveiled the final 15 tracks to be showcased in the epic 85 song set list in Guitar Hero ? 5. Among the varied collection of current hits and classic artists are Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," TV On The Radio's "Wolf Like Me," Muse's "Plug In Baby," Stevie Wonder's classic "Superstition" and Nirvana's multi-award winning, chart-topping "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Also joining the set list in Guitar Hero 5 and making their music video game debut are Arctic Monkeys and Dire Straits.
When Guitar Hero 5 ships on September 1, living room rock stars will be able to rock any way they want to the expansive set list including the pulse pounding tracks listed below:
- <*>3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"*> <*>Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm"*> <*>Blink-182 - "The Rock Show"*> <*>Dire Straits - "Sultans Of Swing"*> <*>Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American"*> <*>Johnny Cash - "Ring Of Fire"*> <*>Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets"*> <*>Motley Crue - "Looks That Kill"*> <*>Muse - "Plug In Baby"*> <*>Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"*> <*>Queen&David Bowie - "Under Pressure"*> <*>Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"*> <*>The Killers - "All The Pretty Faces"*> <*>The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"*> <*>TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me"*>
Previously announced tracks include:
- <*>A Perfect Circle - "Judith"*> <*>AFI - "Medicate"*> <*>Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"*> <*>Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"*> <*>Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"*> <*>Beck - "Gamma Ray"*> <*>Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"*> <*>Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"*> <*>Blur - "Song 2"*> <*>Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"*> <*>Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"*> <*>Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"*> <*>The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"*> <*>Bush - "Comedown"*> <*>Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"*> <*>Coldplay - "In My Place"*> <*>Darker My Love - "Blue Day"*> <*>Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"*> <*>David Bowie - "Fame"*> <*>Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"*> <*>The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"*> <*>The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"*> <*>Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"*> <*>Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."*> <*>Elliott Smith - "L.A."*> <*>Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"*> <*>Face To Face - "Disconnected"*> <*>Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"*> <*>Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."*> <*>Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"*> <*>Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"*> <*>Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"*> <*>Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"*> <*>Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"*> <*>John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"*> <*>Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"*> <*>King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"*> <*>Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"*> <*>Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"*> <*>Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"*> <*>My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"*> <*>Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"*> <*>No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"*> <*>Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"*> <*>The Police - "So Lonely"*> <*>Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"*> <*>Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"*> <*>Rammstein - "Du Hast"*> <*>The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"*> <*>Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"*> <*>Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"*> <*>Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"*> <*>Scars On Broadway - "They Say"*> <*>Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"*> <*>Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"*> <*>Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"*> <*>Spacehog - "In The Meantime"*> <*>Sublime - "What I Got"*> <*>Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"*> <*>T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"*> <*>The Sword - "Maiden, Mother&Crone"*> <*>Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"*> <*>Thrice - "Deadbolt"*> <*>Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"*> <*>Tom Petty&The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"*> <*>Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"*> <*>Weezer - "Why Bother?"*> <*>The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"*> <*>Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"*> <*>Wolfmother - "Back Round"*>
The entire set list is at players' fingertips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Vampire Weekend. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any controller combination *multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game's all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero ? series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.
Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for Xbox 360 ? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION ? 3 computer entertainment system, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii TM system from Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation ? 2 computer entertainment system. The game is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit GH5.GuitarHero.com.
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