Guitar Hero 5 full setlist sports Nirvana, Queen, Crue

"Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Under Pressure," more flesh out remainder of Activision's 85 playable tunes in upcoming rhythm game, due September 1.

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Activision has made a tradition out of teasing out the particulars of any given upcoming Guitar Hero's setlist in short bursts leading up to the game's release. With Guitar Hero 5's September 1 launch quickly approaching, the publisher today pulled back the curtain on the rhythm game's full setlist, announcing among other high-profile tunes Nirvana's genre-defining "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the Queen/David Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure."

Guitar Hero 5 will feature 85 songs in total, the final 15 of which were announced today. In addition to the aforementioned two, Activision announced tunes that span a number of genres, including Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Megadeth's "Sweating Bullets," and Blink-182's "The Rock Show." The rest of the tracks announced today, as well as the remainder of Guitar Hero 5's setlist, can be found below.

As with World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 lets gamers accompany playable tunes on the guitar, bass, drums, or microphone. The publisher is also lifting the restriction on the one-instrument, one-player rules that have defined the series. Instead, rhythm rockers will be able to use any combination of instruments for any given song, with Activision giving the example of two guitars and two sets of drums rocking out together.

Guitar Hero 5 will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Artist - Song
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 confirmed titles for the game include the following:

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"

Discussion

242 comments
danniey9557
danniey9557

in my opinion if they make a dragon force guitar hero that game would be crazy if through the fire and flames was hard imagine all there songs my fave is black fire

dylanscott1992
dylanscott1992

@SalFlame /agree this will be the death of Vampire Weekend, a once untouched wonderful band will become the next rape victum of preteens and fanboys

dylanscott1992
dylanscott1992

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AirPortugall
AirPortugall

@SalFlame I just have one thing to say - play Rock Band. I have nothing against Guitar Hero, i was just playing Guitar Hero 5 actually but i just prefer Rock Band since you buy Rock Band 2 and then download a ton of dlc, never worrying about a new one coming out every month (a la Guitar Hero).

OrchidJake
OrchidJake

i know guitar hero tries to get songs from different genres to attract more fans, but seriously. having like 8 new era rock and only 1-2 death metal songs is unfair. they need to balance it more. and its tto bad about the costing microsoft points to import songs. only from world tour. not metallica.

Kreation9196
Kreation9196

Cant wait to play some teen spirit(wanna know how much different it is from real guitar)

PPEEWEEEEEE
PPEEWEEEEEE

Best Song on Here :Wolf Like Me by TV On The Radio. may not be the hardest to play, but to sing may be a challenge haha

WarGrad
WarGrad

how about some Eagles music?

willtking25
willtking25

Here I am to finish up the extreme setlist. 26) Foo Fighters- My Hero (That would be killer on the drums) 27) Rage Against the Machine- Take the Power Back 28) Thin Lizzy- Jailbreak 29) Santana- Europa 30) Iggy Pop- I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live from Brussels) Bonus: The Beatles- Come Together 31) Eric Johnson- Desert Rose 32) Eric Clapton- Badge(Live) 33) Joe Satriani- Surfing with the Alien 34) Stevie Ray Vaughn- Texas Flood (Long Version) 35) B.B. King- The Thrill Is Gone Bonus: Steve Vai- Die to Live 36) Avenged Sevenfold- Scream 37) Queens of the Stone Age- Little Sister 38) Muse- Hysteria 39) The White Stripes- Death Letter 40) Sublime- Date Rape Bonus: Rammstein- Keine Lust 41) Deep Purple- Smoke on the Water 42) Johnny Cash- Get Rythm 43) Billy Idol- Rebel Yell 44) Bob Dylan- Thunder on the Mountain 45) Peter Frampton- Show Me the Way Bonus: Elvis Presley- Burnin Love 46) Nickelback- Burn It to the Ground 47) Slipknot- Left Behind 48) Tenacious D- Master Exploder 49) Rob Zombie- Lords of Salem 50) Disturbed- Down With the Sickness Bonus: System of a Down- Chop Suey 51) Megadeth- Tornado of Souls(Live) 52) Thrice- Deadbolt 53) Iron Maiden- Aces High 54) Anthrax- Indians 55) Dragonforce- Valley of the Damned Bonus: Cacophony- Speed Metal Symphony Not done yet, still more songs to go. Let me know how you like it. Before you leave bad comments, do your homework.

SalFlame
SalFlame

I've gotten quite annoyed by all these games. First off, they're all the same game pretty much. Some have better graphics, more features, or better songs than others. Wouldn't it be better if they worked to together to make ONE game that incorporates both games' strong points. Then, rather than making 20 more games that are re-hashed with a little bit better graphics, and a different setlist, just make mother f**king DLC's! Isn't that one of the major reasons for XBL and PSN? Although it would be even better if they just all together STOPPED making them. Maybe one or two per system so that compatibility isn't an issue. Second, when me and my band are trying to pick songs to cover/play, because the songs were on the latest fake-guitar game, that everybody thinks we got it from that game, and that we have no taste of our own, even if we've been listening to it for years before. Then, we finally find one that we all like, can play, and isn't on RB or GH. We've just got it down today, and I come home and see IT, that song we tried so hard to find, on the latest setlist of GH! What the hell is it with this sh*t? (FYI the song was Steady As She Goes- The Raconteurs)

ejahthegod
ejahthegod

Also what they really need on there is some Led Zepplin, Rush 2112 stuff, Prince (but he declined) and more classic rock from the 60's and 70's. I'm thinking of not buying this and waiting for Rockband Beatles because most of their songs are blaze. But probably won't because I got a job that's good for at least another two years, LOL. We should all send messages to Prince to get him to change his mind. A lot of people learned the guitar after playing guitar hero.

ejahthegod
ejahthegod

@ willtking25 You can download "We Are the Champions" now, but yeah your list is actually better then theirs.

jake-lutze
jake-lutze

I actually like this setlist. Balanced, a little something for everybody, and thats what theyre trying to do, not make a death metal fan game or a punk rock game. I wouldnt mind some bad religion though...

willtking25
willtking25

I just don't think Neversoft is sitting down and taking the time to think about what we want to play. So here is my extreme setlist, if they could make this happen it would be Christmas all year. 1) Bon Jovi- Wanted: Dead or Alive 2) Queen- We Are the Champions 3) Jane's Addiction- True Nature 4) Kiss- God of Thunder(Live) 5) Motley Crue- Kickstart My Heart Bonus: Ted Nugent- Kiss My Glock 6) Smashing Pumpkins- Mayonaise 7) Weezer- Dope Nose 8) Nirvana- Come As You Are 9) Bush- Chemicals Between Us 10) Blink 182- Dammit Bonus: Jimmy Eat World- Big Casino 11) Wolfmother- Dimension 12) 3 Doors Down- It's Not My Time 13) No Doubt- Bathwater 14) Sonic Youth- Silver Rocket 15) AFI- Girls Not Grey Bonus: Coldplay- Life in Technicolor 16) The Police- Roxanne 17) Tom Petty- Runnin Down A Dream 18) Rolling Stones- Start Me Up 19) Rush- Fly By Night 20) Lynyrd Skynyrd- On the Hunt Bonus: Jimi Hendrix- Star- Spangled Banner(Live) 21) AC/DC- Hell's Bells 22) Pearl Jam- World Wide Suicide 23) Poison- Fallen Angel 24) Def Leppard- Pour Some Sugar On Me 25) Guns N Roses- Paradise City Bonus: Van Halen- Eruption Don't have time to finish the setlist but stay tuned because this is the tip of the iceberg, the best is yet to come. Will post it in next few days. There will be some songs that will blow your minds! Let me know how yall like it so far.

RakinR
RakinR

dammit another crappy set list compared to rock band T.T

slorpus
slorpus

in other words some real metal...altho megadeth rammstein and children of bodom are good

slorpus
slorpus

i want some morbid angel....or suffocation.....or napalm death ....no wait......Nile...that would be awesome

woossha
woossha

YES! Sultans of Swing, Mark fu'in owns!!

chefbabyryan
chefbabyryan

what they really need to do is just develop a console game that you can import your own (legally) owned CD's, MP3s etc. into and have it decode and then translate into game notes. I have seen hacked PC versions and it looks sweet! Then it would solve all these issues of personal musical taste. Doesn't seem that complicated, plus it would encourage people to buy more music!!

Binarynova
Binarynova

This setlist really doesn't have me convinced. Besides, I've already pre-ordered my $250 Beatles Rock Band so this'll have to wait. ;) It suffers the only way these set lists have always suffered: I only like 25% of the songs. The Beatles: Rock Band is going to spoil me. I'll like every song. O_o

thing213
thing213

ok.. i just got one question.. Y the hell do they keep puttin rock band songs on here and GH songs on Rock Band?? We all know everybody plays both GH and Rock Band so y do they constantly put the same songs on both?? Thats just one less diferent song on each..

Azrael9110
Azrael9110

Am I the only one who thinks this list is horrid? "2 minutes to midnight" for iron maiden, "sweating bullets" megadeath, "spirit of the radio" Rush? Dont get me wrong there are a lot of good bands here its just there are a lot better songs they could have picked. I really wish they had "freewill" or "limelight" for Rush, i could wish all day but the set list is still missing some good tracks/ artists

jedi_masr
jedi_masr

I have it since yestardy!! It is really awesome, PLaying with you avatar is quite cool, wondering why you can customize it with HG outfits? find it out, and try no to look so nerd.

Hercules321
Hercules321

Plug in Baby!!! It is also confirmed that Matthew Bellamy will be a playable character! WOOT!

romper_stomper
romper_stomper

I don't see why Rockband fanboys come here and bash Guitar Hero, I love both games but there's no way that Rockband is better unless you only focus on the point that it has more DLC, GH has a more fun drum set to play (I know some people think it's too hard, well guess what, try playing a real drumset) plus the 2 kick pedals make the game 100 times more fun, the open string on the bass makes playing bass fun instead of falling asleep like I do while playing rockband, I love playing rockband, don't get me wrong, it's just not better, or at least not far better to the point where people should say that guitar hero sucks Plus I would buy GH5 if comedown by bush was the only song on the disc...one of the greatest songs ever

Parker7007
Parker7007

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CJK_04
CJK_04

Not a bad set!!!

kingofcod777
kingofcod777

I wasnt going to buy this but know that I see this great setlist plus the preorder this and get gh van halen for free deal this is a sure buy even if this is my 30th guitar hero game I will get :)

Kingsley1390
Kingsley1390

If you buy Guitar Hero 5, will you be able to download songs from World Tour? Or do you have to buy both games to get all of the songs?

lukas1051
lukas1051

Indie? Greeeeaaaat... I don't know why Activison cannot understand that Bullet For My Valentine is more fun to play than Blur, that most people would rather drum to Slipknot than Vampire Weekend. Modern hard rock, nu-metal and metalcore are by far the most popular genres of rock, and certainly one of the most fun to play, I see none on here.

Squallffs
Squallffs

The whole GH v RB arguement is stupid anyway. They are the same games, just pick which one has your favourite songs and play it. For me I'm really looking forward to playing Plug in Baby, one of the best riffs around

master_of_nfs
master_of_nfs

It just shows that as soon as Harmonix left for MTV Games (best choice I believe), Activision has completely ruined the GH Series for all of us. Stick with Harmonix and Rock Band games I'd say!

sco14
sco14

the quiet things that no one ever knows should have been the brand new song and tornado of sould should have been the megadeth song but a pretty damn good setlist

thepunisher_kpb
thepunisher_kpb

Done With Everything, Die For Nothing by COB iz the best song in GH5

Jewid546
Jewid546

I think alot of people are missing the most truly awesome song on this whole list. SULTANS OF SWING! Anybody who's anybody in the guitar world knows that is one of the best guitar songs ever and I am absolutely floored to be able to play it again, even if it is on a video game. Bass players beware, Sultans is ridiculously boring for you.

score89
score89

I probably will buy it, it will be my 12 gh-rb game.....mmmm I guess its time to get a girlfriend

lukie_gamer
lukie_gamer

I like the setlist but Guitar Hero sucks!!!!! Rock Band all the way for me.

Odiewodie_911
Odiewodie_911

2 minutes to midnight? There are way better Maiden songs then that.

D_Battery
D_Battery

Lol they included Do you feel like we do? Not saying it isn't a great song... but the live version is over 10 minutes long.

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

Okay I said I wasn't going to buy this when it came out... I really like those features it has and I wonder if they finally fixed the Vocals so I can FC them. I might rent it then maybe buy it if I like it.

UFO2012
UFO2012

Finally some Rammstein!

_IronManDude_
_IronManDude_

Glad to see that 2 Minutes to Midnight made it, and Running Down a Dream... But only because I can download them for Frets on Fire. The rest of the setlist kinda sucks, except for the Nirvana.

the_hsoj
the_hsoj

Looks like some good songs, Definitely some great artists QotSA, Sublime, Nirvana (Lithium FTW), The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, etc . Would have preferred a few different song choices for the artists on there. Also would have preferred the Jimi Hendrix version of "All Along the Watchtower".