My Chemical Romance woos Guitar Hero II, Stone Roses rock GHIII

Three more songs from <i>The Black Parade</i> added to Activision's downloadable setlist, while Stone Roses' "She Bangs the Drums" is confirmed for Legends of Rock.

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When Activision first announced Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 last September, it promised exclusive downloadable songs. Four months after the game's April release, the publisher made good on that promise today with the release of a My Chemical Romance song pack on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The My Chemical Romance song pack includes three songs from the band's 2006 album The Black Parade: "Teenagers," "This Is How I Disappear," and "Famous Last Words." Another song from the same album--"Dead!"--was among the 10 songs added to the Guitar Hero II setlist when the game was ported to the Xbox 360 from the PlayStation 2.

This is the fifth downloadable song pack to arrive on the Xbox Live Marketplace, but the first to introduce new material to the franchise. The previous downloadable packs each contained a trio of tracks from the first Guitar Hero game, which was never released on the Xbox 360. These included songs like Queen's "Killer Queen," Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon," and Motorhead's "Ace of Spades."

Like previous track packs, the My Chemical Romance download sells for 500 Microsoft points ($6.25). A 46MB high-definition trailer showing the songs in action is also available for download.

[UPDATE]: Activision today also released a bit of news for the next Guitar Hero game as well. When it releases later this year, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will include on its setlist "She Bangs the Drums," "as made legendary by" The Stone Roses. The track was a single from the band's self-titled 1989 album, which has been named multiple times as the best British album of all time, including by a 2004 Observer Music Monthly poll, and last year by the writers of British weekly music magazine NME.

Discussion

229 comments
buuboy
buuboy

Awesome! MCR is my fav band, and im happy to see them. Also, to those who are flaming the my chem fans, and to my chem fans wo flame the people who hate them: SHUT THE **** UP! Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and neither you nor I has the right to judge anybody else. Hate my Chem? Sucks for you, but leave us my chem fans alone. Like my chem? Grats, but dont be whining and complaining to others who don't share your opinion. This ISNT a communist country, so let people have their own damn opinions! After all, if you dont like it, you dont have 2 pay for it, so QUIT BEING AN *******!

supersonic60107
supersonic60107

i like MCR!!!!! oh and by the way, they said on tv that they are not emo!!!!!!

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

wow... and this is actually the first truly new song pack. all the other songs we've already played on GH 1. how many months has this game been out and we get 3 new songs....mcr songs. what a slap in the face. i guess i'll have to wait until spring 2008 when they release the buck cherry song pack or maybe the kid rock song pack. disgusting.

lsny
lsny

I understand the need to have some contemporary rock, but surely something less inane and pathetic than My Chemical Romance could be found. In a game like Rock Band, fair enough, but in GUITAR Hero, that's just insulting to the term...

stfolife
stfolife

mutilation is the most sincere form of flatery :) take that mcr mcr fans flame away

hotlavaman
hotlavaman

i wish white rabbit would be on rock band :(

devotedgmr17
devotedgmr17

It seems a lot of you are "disapointed" that MCR was released as the new songpack, but not EVERYONE who has guitar hero is ONLY a classic rock fan. Don't get me wrong, I love classic rock and love the selection they have, but getting to play some of the modern "mainstream" rock could be fun as well. All I'm saying is stop bi**** and moaning and realize that people who have this game are not ONLY classic rock fans but also fans of the mainstream culture, and they deserve to have content they enjoy as well. I mean come on...the ratio of classic rock to mainstream is like 10 to .5

Homsar13
Homsar13

well at least we're getting some new material.

vmfstorm1
vmfstorm1

Wow, spoken so wisely. I can't believe that they would sell out and put endless streams of power chords and whiny voices onto a supposedly epic game. I am, to say the least, disappointed with the selections made to be put into the game, but i guess it just shows whoever has the most money winds up getting their word out. It's jsut a shame to me that so many legends can just be glanced over, who wouldn't want to play taxman by Stevie Ray, I don't even care if they put some hardcore or outright metal music on it but as long as i can't feel my fingers after I'm done playing I don't care what it is. My point is it needs to feel like an accomplishment.

Agulf
Agulf

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GrimBee
GrimBee

So, it seems alot of you like MCR.... Sorry guys, I just don't think they are "heroic" enough to get a Guitar Hero track thats all. I don't like their songs, style - its exeedingly generic and commercial. One Hendrix song would out-rock the entire MCR track collection. But thats just my opinion. I thought Guitar Hero games were about getting some of the best rock tunes and riffs, ever, and letting you play them. MCR may be a good band to some, but I wouldn't like to pretend that I am the guitarrist of MCR. I would rather virtually play along to Hendrix, Satriani (and a massive list of others), because the whole idea of Guitar Hero is to let the person feel like they are rocking out on the best riffs of all time. To me, this is just turning the series into a "play along" game, snapping up tunes from someones ipod or something. If its "new bands" that everyone is after - try out something like Muse, they have some good riffs and don't have that "emo" genre attached to them, nor do they try and live up to it like MCR do. If they continue to release tracks like they have so far - its just going to stereotype the guitar genre, which unfortunately the "EMO" generation has done thus far.

exbrklyngangsta
exbrklyngangsta

MCR sucks i heard that linkin park will be the next track packreleased thats not as bad

ddt88
ddt88

I don't particularly want to pay for suicidal 'emo' drivel...

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

What the Hell, Harmonix/Red Octane? When you made GH2 for the 360, you promised 'more downloadable content than any other game'--and so far, all you've done is given us a few rehashed song-packs that altogether will end up costing players more than the original GH2 + controller for the PS2. And now you're throwing My Chemical Romance in our faces? What the Hell is that?

the_deathstar
the_deathstar

id like to see the youtube kid shred these new MCR songs as well

BloodMist
BloodMist

LoL, both of those bands suck balls.

LINK2K9
LINK2K9

Seriously, either Rock Band or Guitar Hero 3 need a British music expansion pack. Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Supergrass, The Libertines, The Jam... I'd pay $60 for that.

LINK2K9
LINK2K9

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Prevacid29
Prevacid29

YES! MCR is finally having more songs on GHII, Yes, Now i'm going to go wait in the lobby to download them!! HAHA MCR RULES!!!!!

timmyjoe012345
timmyjoe012345

3 songs from a horrible band for over $6... Is this supposed to make me want GHII for the 360???

Shingo
Shingo

She bangs the drums is a great choice

shortster1
shortster1

i wanna get the track pack very badly :( but stupid xbox live did a scan for modified consoles and i got banned :(

zepman71
zepman71

Stone Roses' John Squire? Not a guitar hero? Just listen to the last 5 minutes of 'I am the Resurrection'........

devoresk8
devoresk8

even if some of you people dont like mcr, you may be surprised by how fun the guitar parts actually are...im not really a fan, but i can still appreciate the talent in their guitar parts

pooladden
pooladden

i no there trying there best to please but come on ! give us like the ultiment rush pack or a mettalica pack . Maybe its hard to get the rightso they gave us a liltle taste but its better than gettin gh 1 songs but i need far cary or freewill or fuel COME ON!!! REDOCTANE!!!! Its almsot time for gh3 and now your giving us song packs ! hurry up!!

ddt88
ddt88

MCR blows! Stop holding tracks back for GH3 & get on with it!!

GrimBee
GrimBee

Maybe they should change the name to "Guitar Emo" instead :P Since when was there a hero of guitar in MCR? I thought that Guitar Hero games were about celebrating good guitar riifs and tunes, and in turn, make you feel like a hero whilst playing them. I see nothing heroic about MCR, stone roses - yes... Maybe they should have a black fringe of hair, tight jeans and nailpolish accessories to go with this pack.. lol

backinthekrak
backinthekrak

It's obviously impossible for them to pick songs that everyone likes & they can't make everyone happy, but it seems that they could do better than this...

BetMonty
BetMonty

MCR? Stone Roses? Where are all the... you know... Guitar Heroes?

dgguidryjr
dgguidryjr

yeah dude stone roses = awesome, but eff my chemical romance, i wanna see an encore: rocks the 80's song pack, or even better, the entire disc released for 360. i was disappointed when i saw new content for GH2 and it was stupid MCR

littletotheleft
littletotheleft

right on. stone roses. one good band on all of the guitar heros. albeit they only released one good album. i think guitar hero might be on to something. they might have a game ill play in about 14 years, as i am very picky about my music.

JayOfCheeba
JayOfCheeba

Yeah secretinblack thats exactly what i was thinking but that song sounds like it would be extremely hard to play.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I'm getting the MCR just for "Teenagers", because it is a funny song, and dead, because it has some rifs to it. I'm not very selective in my music I just listen to what ever seems interesting to me at the time. There isn't really a Genre I don't listen too. It would have to be borring and display totally no passion for me not to listen too it. Lately the only misic I don't I don't appreicaite it southern Rap. I just don't feel any passion from it, or focus point. I think MCR is a good group there are plenty of other groups I might want to see on there as well.

okassar
okassar

I think $4 would be reasonable,or 2 more songs for the price they listed.I mean,each song is really $1 or less,and the fact that each one is made compatible with Guitar Hero II,1-2 bucks should be added to the price making around $4 a reasonable price.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

None of these packs are worth 500 points.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

mcr are alright but not good enough for me to get it on GH 3. they are not bad live though. I would rather some foo fighters and RHCP and some of the new LP songs to go on there. and maybe a bit of muse.

skrat_01
skrat_01

Ugh MCR. Uuggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Get some Muse more RATM or SoaD and i'll buy GH2 on 360 NOW.

zepman71
zepman71

The Stone Roses!? My life is now complete......MCR don't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as them....

WhiteShadow360
WhiteShadow360

OK, i think u all need to take a step back and realize this is a gaming website, lets not turn it into a 'lets bash the emos' forum thread, theres enough of those on the web as it is. As for the pack, i can see why its been done, rock band announce that there gonna have DC for whole albums and the GH lovin community jump through hoops with excitement, so red octane and co are jumping on the bandwagon a bit.... its all about money. secondly, there are prob a lot of fans of emo music out there who love GH2 too, but there is a distinct lack of emo music in the game, mainly due to it not having much of a history, therefore not much to choose from. I think its a cleaver move, ill prob buy it cos i don't mind MCR really, my GF will love me forever for it and on top of everything, i thought dead! was a fun song to play, which is the most important thing. peace out

SecretInBlack
SecretInBlack

Oh, nice! I love MCR, although Teenagers is my least favourite song of theirs. Thank You For The Venom would be awesome.

Conor_220
Conor_220

My Chemical Romance are a disgrace to name a band like The Smiths as an influence. Not too mention Panic at the disco who basicly piss on the corpse of The Smiths by taking their name from one of their songs. And hell yes the Stone Roses are an amazing band.

pinkledoo
pinkledoo

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matrix_hiei
matrix_hiei

mcr is one of the worst bands in music today, and i don't see why anyone would pay for these tracks. even if all three 3 songs were good, they are still too expensive, and the songs being awful instead make it even worse.

raxc5
raxc5

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TwistedMinds
TwistedMinds

YEAH! I love My Chemical Romance! Black Parade is their best album *nods* Nice to see it's still makin' money :D

tbolt_88
tbolt_88

MCR..hell yes i love that band. There amazing live and I respect them for there dedication towards there fans..these are some awesome songs to add to the GH2 library..why dont they just release the rest of The Black Parade since they already have 4 of the tracks off of it.