Rock Band setlist revealed

Harmonix rhythm game to feature 58 tracks, 51 of which will be original master recordings.

Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock struck the first blow in this holiday season's battle of the bands with its arrival in stores yesterday, but Rock Band creators Harmonix and MTV Games are ready to hit back. Rock Band demo kiosks began appearing in Best Buy stores over the weekend, and this morning the game's main setlist was finally announced.

When it's released in North America on November 20, Rock Band for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will feature 58 songs, 51 of which will be original master recordings. However, the games that come in the box are only part of the Rock Band plan. MTV and Harmonix are planning to release a steady stream of downloadable songs and albums for the game, including The Who's Who's Next and a selection of tracks from The Grateful Dead's body of work.

A PlayStation 2 edition of Rock Band will be released on December 18 in North America. The game is also scheduled for a European release in the first quarter of 2008. The main setlist of 45 songs is listed below. An additional 13 tracks from a variety of established and independent artists will also be unlocked as players progress in the game. MTV and Harmonix did not specify if the PS2 version's setlist would be identical to its current-generation counterparts.

Rock Band main setlist

1960s
Rolling Stones--"Gimme Shelter"

1970s
Aerosmith--"Train Kept a Rollin'" (cover version)
The Who--"Won't Get Fooled Again"
Boston--"Foreplay/Long Time"
Mountain--"Mississippi Queen" (cover version)
The Police--"Next to You"
David Bowie--"Suffragette City"
Black Sabbath--"Paranoid" (cover version)
Blue Öyster Cult--"Don't Fear the Reaper"
The Ramones--"Blitzkrieg Bop"
Deep Purple--"Highway Star"
KISS--"Detroit Rock City"
Molly Hatchet--"Flirtin' With Disaster"
The Outlaws--"Green Grass & High Tides" (cover version)
Sweet--"Ballroom Blitz" (cover version)

1980s
Rush--"Tom Sawyer" (cover version)
Bon Jovi--"Wanted Dead or Alive"
The Clash--"Should I Stay or Should I Go"
Faith No More--"Epic"
Pixies--"Wave of Mutilation"
R.E.M.--"Orange Crush"
Iron Maiden--"Run to the Hills" (cover version)

1990s
Foo Fighters--"Learn to Fly"
Metallica--"Enter Sandman"
Nirvana--"In Bloom"
Stone Temple Pilots--"Vasoline"
Weezer--"Say It Ain't So"
Smashing Pumpkins--"Cherub Rock"
Radiohead--"Creep"
Beastie Boys--"Sabotage"
Hole--"Celebrity Skin"
Garbage--"I Think I'm Paranoid"
Soundgarden--"Black Hole Sun"

2000s
The Hives--"Main Offender"
Queens of the Stone Age--"Go With the Flow"
The Strokes--"Reptilia"
Jet--"Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
OK Go--"Here It Goes Again"
Nine Inch Nails--"The Hand That Feeds"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs--"Maps"
Red Hot Chili Peppers--"Dani California"
Coheed & Cambria--"Welcome Home"
Fallout Boy--"Dead on Arrival"
The Killers--"When You Were Young"
New Pornographers--"Electric Version"

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Discussion

476 comments
gomez626
gomez626

How do you unlock Limelight by Rush? I've seen the videos on youtube of it.

theravex2
theravex2

u can't get welcome to the jungle they have pulled the song from the game

Fishstix1020
Fishstix1020

hey does anybody know how unlock or get "Welcome to the Jungle"??

Little_Socrates
Little_Socrates

Personally, I vote for more 60's...the 00's aren't bands I like, but the songs they've chosen definitely are fun to play (with possibly the exclusions of Welcome Home and Electric Version). From 00's I like Jet, OK Go, and RHCP...meanwhile, The Stones sit alone in the 60's...Abbey Road as future downloadable album FTW!!!

Gedddy_lee
Gedddy_lee

The 2000s suck dude, nine inch nails sucks the killers suck yeah yeah yeahs suck, the pepers suck I personaly only like fallout boy from the 2000s even if they are a bit emo.... or at least thats their genre

heroface
heroface

live tracks are generally imperfect... it wouldn't sound right if the player is forced into using the beats when the song they play along with isn't

grimjack352
grimjack352

i'm suprised that i'm not seeing any live tracks of any kind on rock band or GH. there's some real potential there for some epic songs

grizly-sword
grizly-sword

Guitar Hero III is way better overal. lots of pop and stuff on here

vass86
vass86

yeah the 2000's are crap except nine inch nails and queens of the stone age

vincenttran33
vincenttran33

too bad theres no Linkin Park or Rise Against :(

vincenttran33
vincenttran33

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hello12367890
hello12367890

the 2000s suck only good bands are chilipeppers and jet

vyperious
vyperious

Great selection, I'm looking forward to getting this game, i have Guitar Hero I and II, i wish they added a song from Queensryche though, but I'll take The Police and Iron Maiden.

Froggy_13
Froggy_13

Its a pretty sexy playlist. Even if all the songs aren't awesome most of them are classics, with the exception of the 00's.

solidusScott
solidusScott

BÖC and Iron Maiden for the win! and i must agree that the 2000's sucks mega ass.

Rooster703
Rooster703

What i want to know is were the hell is Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd! I cant believe they didnt have anything from Darkside of the moon.

greatgamer0036
greatgamer0036

it seems good, but they could put more songs and better songs, and never put the yeahs, jet and the killers, they ARE NOT GOOD, but in general its gonna be great.

jusducks6
jusducks6

I agree tk they need more KISS there still one of the biggest selling bands of all time.

tk-42121
tk-42121

what only Detrioit Rock City weres all the KISS they were huge back in the day they should get other notable KISS songs like Rock and Roll All Nite , shout it out loud , strutter, uh all night, and who wants to be lonely just to name a few

kiwiman69
kiwiman69

it would of been sick if they had sleep now in the fire

IHeartCloud
IHeartCloud

Where's Alexisonfire on this list? Rock band needs some screamo!!!

shadowfox96792
shadowfox96792

Iron Maiden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TenchuRocks
TenchuRocks

NIN sucks they sould put Slipknot,A7X,Mushroomhead,or Dragon om there MAGGOT 4 LYFE!!!

RacoonusDoodus
RacoonusDoodus

no way, nine inch nails is the best out of the 2000s IMO. i love the red hot chili peppers too, though

WalkTheShadows
WalkTheShadows

i agree socomsoldier. the only band good on the 2000 list is Red hot chili peppers.

socomsoldier
socomsoldier

they totally ruined the entire 2000's section

TheNxtGenKiller
TheNxtGenKiller

I agree, this game looks awesome and Im hoping to get the full bundle. But some guy said before, if you cant be bothered learning the real instrument just go on rock band or guitar hero. Id rather practice and go inna real band one day ;) Its only a game

kave-man007
kave-man007

wta da hell is up with the new pornographers lol

jack_sparrow_28
jack_sparrow_28

Awesome, I was gonna get GH3, but seeing this now, I'm keeping my money until next year. Also, JET ROCKS!

Wazzo_Wisto_2
Wazzo_Wisto_2

This game's going to rock really, i mean who can imagine that if you're not so good playing or you don't have instruments or anything in reality, you can just turn on your ps3,360 or ps2 and start rocking, good job harmonix / mtv

LeviHarris
LeviHarris

All this jazz about the setlist is moot. There's downloadable content planned for every week until the next year...I think we're going to be okay and this game is going to be HUGE!!! 25 hours as of this posting and I'll be walking away with my gigantic box of faux equipment. This is going to be a debauched Thankgsgiving. Food, Drinks, Rockband...I guess family, too...but mostly Rock Band.

eyet00th
eyet00th

Why are the covers mostly in the 1970's genre? Is that because the masters are harder to convert, or harder to get their hands on?!? I hope the cover of 'Ballroom Blitz' is spot-on.

ma9876
ma9876

still wondering which one to buy. this or guitar hero 3????

-Silvertone-
-Silvertone-

enter sandman sucks Bnd13007. simma down

APCTool88
APCTool88

idk y every1 is complaining i think its a great setlist. SO WHAT it has alot of gh3 tracks. WE GET IT. those songs were fun in gh3 tho so what makes u think it wont be as much fun here especially with drums and mic. i cant wait rock on. also dont forget there will be downloadable content. u guys mite get ur metal after all

GERARDAMO
GERARDAMO

To all the people complaining about the lack of metal music: Go play Guitar Hero. Seriously, (Not that this is an important feature to me) vocals on metal songs would be too hard and probably no fun. I'm satisfied with this list, thought it could be a bit longer, and I'm happy to see bands like Garbage and Jet in the game. Variety is not a bad thing.

LegendaryDante1
LegendaryDante1

Agreed. More metal. Older stuff. I think most fans of the game would really appreciate the classics. The initial tracks for download look good.

cajujoe
cajujoe

Weak setlist....weak setlist... oh my....

-cyninja3-
-cyninja3-

The reason they dont put alot of metal is because not many singers can growl for there lives and this game is ment for the hole bands enjoyment plus most metal songs use double bass drums so it would be impossible to play the drums part with only one foot peddle.

Jonny_13
Jonny_13

too much 90s and 00's, not enough 80s metal!!! bon jovi?? cmon!

moatartareque
moatartareque

ahhhhhhh no slipknot >:I im gonna get guitar hero 3 instead it has slipknot yay

toddfriesen
toddfriesen

Give us some Slayer... Raining blood was so much fun on GH!!!!!! Common guys, I do love classic rock but I also love me some metal!!!!!!