E3 2008: AC/DC, Dylan, GnR confirmed for Rock Band 2

Sequel to ship with more than 80 songs; Harmonix says 500-plus songs available by year's end.


At Microsoft's E3 press conference this morning, Harmonix's Alex Rigopulos unveiled some more details about the upcoming Rock Band 2, including confirmation on some of the big acts expected to line up for the game. Headlining the list are hard-rock legends AC/DC, who finally make their rhythm-game debut with the song "Let There Be Rock."

Music legend Bob Dylan was also confirmed for Rock Band 2, with the song "Tangled Up in Blue" making the song list. And in big news for Guns N' Roses fans, Rigopulos said that the song "Shackler's Revenge" from the long-in-gestation Chinese Democracy album was also being included.

Rigopulos said that the game will ship with more than 80 tracks in total, including songs by Metallica, Pearl Jam, Devo, Jane's Addiction, Modest Mouse, Interpol, and more. Twenty more tracks will be available for free download after the launch. Including new and previous downloadable content, Rigopulos said that there would be more than 500 tracks available for the game by the end of the year.

Owners of the original game look set to have a seamless experience with the sequel. Any songs previously downloaded from the store will be compatible with Rock Band 2, and users will also be able to port songs from the original to completely skip the disc-swapping process.

The full track list for Rock Band 2 is as follows:

AC/DC--Let There Be Rock
AFI--Girl’s Gone Grey
Alanis Morissette--You Oughta Know
Alice in Chains--Man in the Box
Allman Brothers--Ramblin’ Man
Avenged Sevenfold--Almost Easy
Bad Company--Shooting Star
Beastie Boys--So Whatcha Want
Bikini Kill--Rebel Girl
Billy Idol--White Wedding Pt. I
Blondie--One Way or Another
Bob Dylan--Tangled Up in Blue
Bon Jovi--Livin’ on a Prayer
Cheap Trick--Hello There
Devo--Uncontrollable Urge
Dinosaur Jr.--Feel the Pain
Disturbed--Down with the Sickness
Dream Theater--Panic Attack
Duran Duran--Hungry Like the Wolf
Elvis Costello--Pump It Up
Fleetwood Mac--Go Your Own Way
Foo Fighters--Everlong
Guns N’ Roses--Shackler’s Revenge
Jane’s Addiction--Mountain Song
Jethro Tull--Aqualung
Jimmy Eat World--The Middle
Joan Jett--Bad Reputation
Journey--Anyway You Want It
Judas Priest--Painkiller
Kansas--Carry On Wayward Son
L7--Pretend We’re Dead
Lacuna Coil--Our Truth
Linkin Park--One Step Closer
Lit--My Own Worst Enemy
Mastodon--Colony of Birchmen
Megadeth--Peace Sells
Mighty Mighty Bosstones--Where’d You Go
Modest Mouse--Float On
Motorhead--Ace of Spades
Nirvana--Drain You
Norman Greenbaum--Spirit in the Sky
Panic at the Disco--Nine in the Afternoon
Paramore--That’s What You Get
Pearl Jam--Alive
Presidents of the USA--Lump
Rage Against the Machine--Testify
Ratt--Round & Round
Red Hot Chili Peppers--Give it Away
Rise Against--Give it All
Rush--The Trees
Silversun Pickups--Lazy Eye
Smashing Pumpkins--Today
Social Distortion--I Was Wrong
Sonic Youth--Teenage Riot
Squeeze--Cool for Cats
Steely Dan--Bodhitsattva
Steve Miller Band--Rock’n Me
Survivor--Eye of the Tiger
System of a Down--Chop Suey
Talking Heads--Psycho Killer
Tenacious D--Master Exploder
Testament--Souls of Black
The Donnas--New Kid in School
The Go-Go’s--We Got the Beat
The Grateful Dead--Alabama Getaway
The Guess Who--American Woman
The Muffs--Kids in America
The Offspring--Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated
The Replacements--Alex Chilton
The Who--Pinball Wizard

Bonus Tracks
Anarchy Club--Get Clean
Bang Camaro--Night Lies
Breaking Wheel--Shoulder to the Plow
The Libyans--Neighborhood
The Main Drag--A Jagged Gorgeous Winter
Speck--Conventional Lover
The Sterns--Supreme Girl
That Handsome Devil--Rob the Prez-O-Dent

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