Hilary Duff, David Bowie jamming in Band Hero

Activision teases out 21 more playable tracks for 360, PS3, PS2, Wii edition of family-oriented rhythm game, nine different tunes for DS.

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Guitar Hero 5 has been on retail shelves for only a few short weeks, but Activision will soon be giving it some family-targeted company in the form of Band Hero. Today, the publisher unveiled 21 more tracks for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2 versions of the game, as well as nine separate tunes for the drum-pad-equipped DS Lite installment. Both the console and portable installments of Band Hero are due for release on November 3.

Taylor Swift will be making an in-game appearance.

New tracks announced for the console edition of Band Hero run the gamut from David Bowie's early-'80s pop/dance hit "Let's Dance" to contemporary bubble-gum pop like Hilary Duff's "So Yesterday." Other notable tracks announced today as coming to the console version of Band Hero include Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin' Down," Evanescence's "Bring Met to Life," Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and Styx's "Mr. Roboto."

Likewise, Band Hero on the DS picked up tracks both classic and modern today. The nine tracks announced today include the Foo Fighters' "Monkey Wrench," The All-American Rejects' "Believe," and Sublime's "All You Need."

Tracks that have thus far been announced for Band Hero are listed below. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Band Hero.

Console Edition
Newly announced:
The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"
Big Country - "In a Big Country"
The Bravery - "Believe"
Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up to Dry"
Counting Crows - "Angels of the Silences"
Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
David Bowie - "Let's Dance"
Devo - "Whip It"
Evanescence - "Bring Me to Life"
Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Hilary Duff - "So Yesterday"
Jesse McCartney - "Beautiful Soul"
The Kooks - "Naive"
Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Impression That I Get"
OK Go - "A Million Ways"
Pat Benatar - "Love Is a Battlefield"
Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - "Kids"
Styx - "Mr. Roboto"
Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"

Previously announced:
The All-American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
Alphabeat - "Fascination"
Aly and AJ - "Like Whoa"
Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
Cheap Trick - "I Want You to Want Me" (Live)
Don McLean - "American Pie"
Duran Duran - "Rio"
Jackson 5 - "ABC"
Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
Katrina and The Waves - "Walking on Sunshine"
Lily Allen - "Take What You Take"
Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
No Doubt - "Just a Girl"
Roy Orbison - "Oh Pretty Woman"
Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
Taylor Swift - "Picture to Burn"
Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
Village People - "YMCA"

DS Edition
Newly announced:
The All-American Rejects - "Believe"
Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
The Pretenders - "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "You Better Pray"
Sublime - "All You Need"
Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"
The Vines - "Get Free"

Previously announced:
Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
Blink-182 - "First Date"
Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober"
Fall Out Boy - "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict A Riot"
The Killers - "Spaceman"
KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"
No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
P!nk - "So What"
Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"

Discussion

129 comments
mgibuk
mgibuk

Who is Taylor Swift?

syco_coaster
syco_coaster

Why the hell do you morons care that a video game is made where the target audience is not you? It used to be that people showed they didn't care for a game by not buying it but now you have to deal with endless whining by people who won't shut up about how much they hate a game idea. We're sorry the world doesn't revolve around you. We'll get right back on making only games that you will love.

Blako782
Blako782

Why in hell is The Vines and Sublime featured in a family friendly music game?

Icehopper
Icehopper

Guess the only thing on this game thats going to save it is DLC, That tracklist wont last anybody more then a few hours.... then you will have to sing along to the songs you either dont know or cant stand listening to....

jonsob69
jonsob69

Mighty Mighty Boss Tones!!!

andalore
andalore

Only song worth having is No One Knows but thats not enough to justify buying this game

mi2k3
mi2k3

The only good song I see is Whip It. I guess Mr. Roboto is okay too.

comfnumb82
comfnumb82

god and i thought the GH5 setlist was bad. the only ones i give a rats ass about is the impression that i get and i want you to want me. styx has some killer songs to choose from, and you go with mr roboto? are you kidding me?

Megamanx266
Megamanx266

I love hour activision is making their own competition ;)

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man

I am into Pop/R&B songs and even i think that is a horrible track list.

JezzyBravo
JezzyBravo

i personally think this game will work out just fine. you're never gonna get a game in which you like every song, but there looks to be something in it for most tastes. i think alot of the songs will be good fun to sing and play along to! i do have one question though as I noticed there is a console list of songs and a ds list of songs, does anyone know if they will be different or if the exclusives will later be made as DLC, as i don't have a ds but wanted the vines get free in a game like this for ages

bigicb
bigicb

not buying for sure cause it sucks

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

It should carry an age label, for the uh... slightly older generation i.e. 15 plus (As an estimation). Saying: "Warning for little children, not suitable for adults." Sarcasm off.

LordBaphomet
LordBaphomet

This games just a big corporate suck job. They're just putting this out to rip off the TRL watching pre-teen crowd.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

@tremor33 We all have different tastes in music. I tend to have a...more...varying taste, let's just say. I love most metals, I tend to like J-pop and J-rock, and uh yeah... I'll shut up now.

tremor33
tremor33

@FF_fan2004 Like I said... the majority. I strive to have a pretty eclectic taste in music, but there's certain things (mostly buble-gum pop, and emo) that I just can't get into. Granted, every genre has at least a few catchy songs, but this game gives neither the style or substance the 1st guitar hero had. I'm personally more into Hip-Hop and electronica, but I can't even fathom getting DJ Hero either. Activision has no taste in music... or maybe the general public has no taste in music and Activision is just catering to them... Either way, no sale for me

LordBaphomet
LordBaphomet

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FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

I think I've got a better alternative. Don't buy the game at all. I most certainly won't.

LordBaphomet
LordBaphomet

I was already sick of music games after the first Guitar Hero, but jeeeezus christ this game looks like a regurgitated pre-teen oriented nightmare. I wouldn't even want my 7-year old nephew playing this, for fear of him developing crappy taste in music.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

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FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

@tremor33 Feel free to name and shame, I'm not pre-teen ha ha! I'm not even teen either. And I'm done bashing other peoples' music and accept that my taste in metal of any form but not emos are my objective tastes.

tremor33
tremor33

I hate the majority of the songs up there. It's not that I have never listened to them... I just hate their music. (doesn't name any specific names because I don't want to deal with the backlash of pre-teens defending their immature musical choices)

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

@karn3n You saw them live at Download too? Did you think Slipknot, Faith No More, Def Leppard, Opeth, Dir En Grey, Down, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, DevilDriver and Journey were good too? I thought every single one of them were awesome. And just because you don't like Lacuna Coil doesn't mean I don't have to hate it. I love the meaning behind the lyrics. But then again, the same goes for Leaves' Eyes, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica and Tyr. I love European Bands and more specifically Metal in the Viking's lands.

karn3n
karn3n

@ FF_fan2004 Lacuna Coil is terrible. I saw them live too. They don't play music, they hum into microphones. And yeah, I listen to emo metal and all kinds of metal, so don't give me stuff about it, they're terrible. But hey, yay for "Sugar We're Going Down" =)

daman1616
daman1616

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FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

That's a picture of Taylor Swift up there? It looked a bit like Leona Lewis at first glance.

bennie12
bennie12

Imbiciles, just end it already.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

How dare they put Lacuna Coil in the DS version! I like the DS, don't get me wrong. But to put one of my favourite bands in a DS game is beyond Sacrilige! I have personally seen Lacuna Coil on stage playing at Donington Park's Download Festival of 2009. They made me the happiest girl ever to exist that no amount of anti-depresants can do that. The punitive might of the DS is pure and utter injustice to all good rock and metal musics out there! If Lacuna Coil, Megadeth and other awesome Metal bands (and not those stupid Emo, Glam wannabe metal bands) are to be on a Guitar Hero or Rockband game; it should be through playing those squeaky Fisher-Price instruments, that actually make you feel like you are playing a band!

poordude1089
poordude1089

Oh Activision, how you whore your franchises out until they are but Disney-infused shams of their former selves. I'm waiting for Zac Efron to appear in a Call of Duty game now.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

From Guitar Hero to Guitar Zero. Sorry, that really was a very bad and very tasteless joke. I thought that the first Guitar Hero was really good because it had mainly the good heavy rock and some good metals.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

@mightEone I wholeheartedly agree with you.

lloydy-46
lloydy-46

Walking on sunshine! This is gonna be the best music game EVER! But I still won't get it.

CANOFOWNAGE
CANOFOWNAGE

@st0ner0 Did she cry? When i watched the video it seemed like she just stood there thinking "wtf just happened"

st0ner0
st0ner0

Kanye West:Taylor its great your in band hero and am gonna let you finish but ROCK BAND IS THE GREATEST MUSIC GAME OF ALL TIME!! (TAYLOR WEEPS SILENTLY)

WTFitsPauL
WTFitsPauL

pfff! should be named Mainstream Hero.

CANOFOWNAGE
CANOFOWNAGE

If I coded for these games, I would feel like a complete TOOL.

mtofu
mtofu

i wish they just released this stuff through dlc. there's probably a bunch of songs my wife would like, but i'm not picking up a full game for a few songs.

Luger718
Luger718

Activision im sorry and im gonna let you finish, but guitar hero 2 was the best game of all time...thank you

BlackWaltz_No_3
BlackWaltz_No_3

Activision is clearly trying to approach the other 'gamers' in the market. If you guys don't like it, some people would actually do. But for me... Guitar Hero and Rock Band are all I need. Activision really is trying to cash out money from us... or other people.. :P

mightEone
mightEone

I hate to say it but I only like maybe 20% of that list. The rest are garbage pop artist.

AlmightyMax
AlmightyMax

Why does Taylor Swift have her own setlist?!

yrret876
yrret876

KANYE'S GONNA POP OUT ON TAYLORS PART

IpodHero176
IpodHero176

A little bit of me died inside when I read the title. When I went through the list, I felt ashamed that someone actually thought to put some of the artists in there.

chupamelpo
chupamelpo

I always tought this game SUCKED but now it SUUUUUUUUUUUCCKSS

storm_07
storm_07

What were they thinking... this sucks lol

Ric_SlayeR
Ric_SlayeR

Hilary Duff & David Bowie?! Hell NO!! Why do I even care...