Final Guitar Hero II tracklist confirmed

RedOctane names 40 songs for upcoming sequel, says there will be an additional 24 unlockable tracks.

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When GameSpot went hands-on with Activision subsidiary RedOctane's PlayStation 2 encore to last year's cult hit Guitar Hero, the game's tracklist was still in flux. When the game was originally announced, RedOctane said only that it would include "more than 55" songs, but now a spokesperson for the publisher has said that the game will have 64 tracks in all, with 24 of those being unlockable bonus tracks.

A list of the game's 40 default songs started circulating on the Internet last week after a Guitar Hero II video preview on MTV.com included legible shots of the carefully guarded tracklist. RedOctane has since confirmed the accuracy of the list, which follows below, separated by difficulty level.

Opening Licks
Danzig--"Mother"
Cheap Trick--"Surrender"
Motley Crue--"Shout at the Devil"
Wolfmother--"Woman"
Encore: Spinal Tap--"Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight"

Amp-Warmers
Kiss--"Strutter"
Nirvana--"Heart-Shaped Box"
Police--"Message in a Bottle"
Van Halen--"You Really Got Me"
Encore: Kansas--"Carry on Wayward Son"

String-Snappers
Alice in Chains--"Them Bones"
Foo Fighters--"Monkey Wrench"
Iggy Pop and the Stooges--"Search and Destroy"
Pretenders--"Tattooed Love Boys"
Encore: Black Sabbath--"War Pigs"

Thrash and Burn
Butthole Surfers--"Who Was in My Room Last Night"
Mathew Sweet--"Girlfriend"
Rolling Stones--"Can't You Hear Me Knockin'"
Warrant--"Cherry Pie"
Encore: Guns N' Roses--Sweet Child O' Mine

Return of the Shred
Primus--"John the Fisherman"
Rage Against the Machine--"Killing in the Name Of"
Sword--"Freya"
Thin Lizzy--"Bad Reputation"
Encore: Aerosmtih--Last Child

Relentless Riffs
Allman Brothers--"Jessica"
Heart--"Crazy on You"
Stone Temple Pilots--"Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
Stray Cats--"Rock This Town"
Encore: Jane's Addiction--"Stop"

Furious Fretwork
Anthrax--"Madhouse"
Lamb of God--"Laid to Rest"
Living End--"Carry Me Home"
Reverend Horton Heat--"Psychobilly Freakout"
Encore: Rush--"YYZ"

Face-Melters
Avenged Sevenfold--"Beast and the Harlot"
Dick Dale--"Misirlou"
Megadeth--"Hangar 18"
Suicidal Tendencies--"Institutionalized"
Encore: Lynyrd Skynyrd--"Free Bird"

Guitar Hero II is rated T for Teen and will be released for the PS2 November 7. An Xbox 360 version of the game has been announced for release next year.

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