Guitar Hero III songs named

The latest incarnation of the popular music game gets an initial tracklist; original songs by the Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Tenacious D, and Living Colour confirmed.

Hot on the heels of this week's announcement of seven more songs for the 1980s-themed Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, Activision has announced the first batch of songs for Guitar Hero III. The full list for the latest rhythm game, first revealed during an earnings call earlier in the year, is below--and contains many tracks by the original artists:

ORIGINAL RECORDINGS:
"Cult of Personality" by Living Colour
"Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones
"Cherub Rock" by Smashing Pumpkins
"Sabotage" by Beastie Boys
"The Metal" by Tenacious D
"My Name Is Jonas" by Weezer
"Knights of Cydonia" by Muse

COVER SONGS:
"Rock And Roll All Nite" as made famous by Kiss
"School's Out" as made famous by Alice Cooper
"Slow Ride" as made famous by Foghat
"Barracuda" as made famous by Heart

The company also confirmed that the game would be getting two new controllers--a Gibson Les Paul guitar model for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii consoles, and a Gibson Kramer guitar for the PlayStation 2. Both controllers will be wireless.

The new game will also get a host of new features, including a "multiplayer action-inspired battle mode," and authentic rock venues. An expanded online multiplayer mode will allow gamers to compete with other guitar heroes worldwide.

RedOctane's head of publishing, Dusty Welch, said that the team had listened to fans' requests for this edition of the game. He commented, "Many of the top bands and songs we've tried to get in the past are now on board, and we've definitely got some giant aces in the hole to say the least."

Guitar Hero III is due for release on the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii this "fall." It will be the first full-fledged entry in the series to be developed by Activision's in-house studio Neversoft--the first two Guitar Hero games were made by Harmonix.

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devil_1994
devil_1994

3 days grace would have been nice but the game is awesome

jackular666
jackular666

i want to know the rest of the song you can dowlad >:(

bleeblooman
bleeblooman

This song list is fantastic and theres no doubt that it tops the other two games. Lou is really tickin me off though...

Nicksta101
Nicksta101

Disturbed, Rise Against, Rolling Stones, RATM, KISS, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, could this be the greatest tracklist made in a game? The answer- yes.

GTAgangster
GTAgangster

Dude wheres iron maiden?! AC/DC!!! aww this playlist sucks althought i can wait to play the game..., i prefer rockband's playlist rather than this one., im kinda dissapointed.

masterhalo3
masterhalo3

Coheed and Cambria aren't very good. Especially on GH 3. Nah.

roryk666
roryk666

Coheed and Cambria are stupid and sound like girls

m1lkshakes
m1lkshakes

great song list, but I wish it had some chevelle, megadeth, or even three days grace. Love the dragonforce!!

NightRangerII
NightRangerII

Yea, some AC/DC would be nice to see. But it's not.

pachucheng
pachucheng

This is one HECK of a kickass game. Slash FTW.

Kevdog1976
Kevdog1976

I love the fact they are finally put some Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer in the line up!!! How cool will it be to face off against Slash as the finale!!!

Deathshott
Deathshott

man i didnty see any megadeth in that line up... wake up dead or good mourning/black friday would be so fun to play or maybe even washington is next. holy wars is more of a rock band track cause every intstrument has such insane parts on that song.

Comic-Relief
Comic-Relief

I would just like to see some AC/DC on there

kemist2cal222
kemist2cal222

I think everyone needs to relax and take a deep breath and repeat after me......."I am not the owner of Activision and therefore I do not get to decide the next guitar hero tracks." Cause after all, just because you like some crappy song, doesn't mean the rest of the world does. There, doesn't that feel good??

tmac531
tmac531

I really want to see "don't fear the reaper" i think it would be awsome

xboxps2god
xboxps2god

This game is going to own every system....this game is gonna be BIG. why do you guys want coheed and cambria......??? They're not that great.

jakemanp
jakemanp

I agree .. a coheed and cambria song would be great. Welcome home maybe?

Gruff-182
Gruff-182

Would love a Coheed and Cambria song. .....or 5.

adrertl
adrertl

How can they call it Guitar Hero without any true "Guitar Hero"s in the game? Where's Joe Satriani? It must be a legal issue, otherwise his music and at least Steve Vai should each have AT LEAST ONE SONG each in the game...

CampusVoice
CampusVoice

I just checked the playable [url=http://www.guitarherosoundtracks.com]Guitar Hero 3 song list [/url] and they've added the 11 new songs that Activision just announced. I just listened to like all 60 songs; the game definitely kicks ass.

brain20035
brain20035

Why are all these writers retards!!!??? they forget to name PC in the releasing list!

imperial_agent
imperial_agent

Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence" would make me want to buy the game just for that one song alone.

alabama_redneck
alabama_redneck

They need the old metallica. Like master of puppets, battery, Or Damage Inc.

just4pool93
just4pool93

Stairway to Heaven would be greatly appreciated :D

snake2075
snake2075

would you be able to add your own songs into the game?

NAF4141
NAF4141

hell yeah darth revan i agree with all of that,,, a doors song would be totally righteous

bob_eh
bob_eh

sultans of swing would be the bombest song in the world for guitar hero.

darth-revan
darth-revan

NAF4141 yeah your right it does need a pink floyd song... imagine playing Shine On....... metallica would be awesome too me: Shine on would be way too long for my taistes. Though as a final boss song, it would work. Also, dogs, pigs, Another Brick in the Wall, Time, Money ect. Also, the game needs a Doors song. Imagine playing The End, 5 to One or Break on Through.

NAF4141
NAF4141

yeah your right it does need a pink floyd song... imagine playing Shine On....... metallica would be awesome too

newton1690
newton1690

"needs a pink floyd song...needs a pink floyd song!!!! r u kidding me how about a song from some of the greates rock bands ever with the best guitarists and solos such as metallica, anthrax, godsmack, disturbed" Haha, what an idiot. Pink Floyd are one of the greatest bands in the world. A band that will go down in history. Metallica are good I suppose but anthrax? Godsmack?? Disturbed???? I think you are disturbed. How can you seriously compare Pink Floyd to them? Idiot.

csachaoskid24
csachaoskid24

needs a pink floyd song...needs a pink floyd song!!!! r u kidding me how about a song from some of the greates rock bands ever with the best guitarists and solos such as metallica, anthrax, godsmack, disturbed

Richter7
Richter7

For me, Pantera's Walk would really get my attendtion if it's in part III. Also, if they really put J-Rock in here...Then me reserving this game is more rewarding then ever.

StealthJackel86
StealthJackel86

I don't know if anyone's posted this yet, but I read on Metallica's site that One is gonna be on here. Of all the choices for Metallica songs out there, I thought we'd get stuck with something that was popular, but bland. I can't wait to tear that song up. And I'll go out on a limb and say I'm probably the first person to say they'd love to see a Nightwish track on here.

BlindEnigma
BlindEnigma

I heard that "Through the Fire and the Flames" by Dragonforce will be on this game....if so, it'll put Rock Band to shame.....

jaredwilder
jaredwilder

wonder if they'll finaly put some green day...ooo and more foo fighters yeah.............

CampusVoice
CampusVoice

This game has by far the best Guitar Hero Soundtrack so far. There are a lot more recent bands and less awful 80s rock. A couple songs I'm looking forward to playing are 3's and 7's by Queens of the Stone Age, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, and Welcome to the Jungle (an exception to the bad 80s music, it's so catchy) . I LOVE GUITAR HERO! Here's the site I used to listen to the Guitar Hero 3 Soundtrack

bman_the_great
bman_the_great

Nice, I'm looking forward to this game, finally for the wii and also because muse is awesome. . . I'd buy it just for that one song :)

TheBrokenNinja
TheBrokenNinja

the strokes and the killers will also be on there, this game will destroy the previous ones

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

I like a lot of the songs but they are never going to be able to please everybody. they really need to have more DLC packs that focus on groups of songs like death metal, 60's, pop, soft rock, ect. and just let people buy 15 to 25 song packs that cover every genre.

soulflytribe25
soulflytribe25

three days grace sucks!! some zeppelin would be awesome