Band Hero full setlist revealed
Activision takes the lid off of family-friendly rhythm game's console, DS Lite soundtracks; 61 tracks importable to Guitar Hero 5.
Activision's rhythm game barrage is set to continue on November 3 with the release of Band Hero on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and DS. Designed with casual, family-friendly play in mind, Band Hero works much the same as Activision's well-received, though commercially underperforming, Guitar Hero 5, letting up to four singers, guitarists, bassists, or drummers jam along to a mix of classic and contemporary pop tunes.
Today, Activision announced the specific bands and tracks that will be included in Band Hero's 65-song console soundtrack and 30-track DS Lite setlist. (The game's tiny drum set will not work with the DSi or original DS.) Having previously announced country music star Taylor Swift as the headline act in the console installment, Activision said that gamers can also expect to see the likes of 3 Doors Down and Angels & Airwaves. Likewise, DS Lite gamers can also expect to see the Black Eyed Peas and Duran Duran.
Those who pick up the console editions of Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5 can also expect a measure of interoperability. Activision said today that 69 of the tracks introduced in Guitar Hero 5 can be imported into the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions of Band Hero for $5.99 (MSP480, 600 Wii points). Likewise, Guitar Hero 5 gamers can import 61 of Band Hero's tracks upon the game's launch next month for $4.99 (MSP420, 500 Wii points).
Band Hero's full track lineup for the console and DS Lite editions of the game is listed below. A full list of forward-compatible tracks is available through the official Guitar Hero Web site.
Artist - Song
3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"
The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"
The All American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
Alphabeat - "Fascination"
Aly and AJ - "Like Whoa"
Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Steal My Kisses"
Big Country - "In a Big Country"
The Bravery - "Believe"
Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
Cheap Trick - "I Want You to Want Me (live)"
Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up to Dry"
Corinne Bailey Rae - "Put Your Records On"
Counting Crows - "Angels of the Silences"
Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
David Bowie - "Let's Dance"
Devo - "Whip It"
Don McLean - "American Pie"
Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"
Duran Duran - "Rio"
Evanescence - "Bring Me to Life"
Everclear - "Santa Monica (Watch the World Die)"
Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
Filter - "Take a Picture"
Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer"
The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Hilary Duff - "So Yesterday"
Hinder - "Lips of an Angel"
Jackson 5 - "ABC"
Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
Jesse McCartney - "Beautiful Soul"
Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
Joss Stone - "You Had Me"
Katrina and The Waves - "Walking on Sunshine"
The Kooks - "Naive"
KT Tunstall - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
The Last Goodnight - "Pictures of You"
Lily Allen - "Take What You Take"
Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "The Impression That I Get"
Nelly Furtado - "Turn Off the Light"
N.E.R.D. - "Rockstar"
No Doubt - "Just a Girl"
No Doubt - "Don't Speak"
OK Go - "A Million Ways"
Papa Roach - "Lifeline"
Parachute - "Back Again"
Pat Benatar - "Love Is a Battlefield"
Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - "Kids"
The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"
Roy Orbison - "Oh Pretty Woman"
Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
Styx - "Mr. Roboto"
Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
Taylor Swift - "Picture to Burn"
Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
The Turtles - "Happy Together"
Village People - "YMCA"
Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"
DS Lite Edition
The All-American Rejects - "Believe"
Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
Blink-182 - "First Date"
Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Eagles of Death Metal - "Wannabe in L.A."
Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober"
Fall Out Boy - "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict a Riot"
The Killers - "Spaceman"
Kings of Leon - "Manhattan"
KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"
Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
Pink - "So What"
The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
The Pretenders - "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "You Better Pray"
The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb (live)"
Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
Sublime - "All You Need"
Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"
Ugly Kid Joe - "Everything About You"
Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
The Vines - "Get Free"
Weezer - "Troublemaker"
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