Further Guitar Hero III tracks announced

Activision adds another 17 to the setlist, including originals from Slipknot, Aerosmith, and the Killers.


The battle of the band games is shaping up--after Rock Band's announcement of tracks from the Grateful Dead last month, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock publisher Activision has also released a statement adding some new tunes to its game.

These include seven original recordings and 10 rerecorded versions, and will feature songs from Aerosmith, Cream, Santana, and the Killers. The latest additions to the tracklist are as follows:

Original songs

"Same Old Song and Dance" by Aerosmith
"Helicopter" by Bloc Party
"Stricken" by Disturbed
"Monsters" by Matchbook Romance
"Before I Forget" by Slipknot
"Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth
"When You Were Young" by the Killers

Rerecorded songs

"Devil Went Down to Georgia" as made famous by Charlie Daniels Band
"Sunshine of Your Love" as made famous by Cream
"Holiday in Cambodia" as made famous by Dead Kennedys
"Cliffs of Dover" as made famous by Eric Johnson
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" as made famous by Pat Benatar
"Black Magic Woman" as made famous by Santana
"Story of My Life" as made famous by Social Distortion
"Pride and Joy" as made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughn
"The Seeker" as made famous by The Who
"Black Sunshine" as made famous by White Zombie

The new tracks bring the total number now announced for the game to 66 so far. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, published by RedOctane (which was bought by Activision in 2006) and developed by Neversoft, is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be released in North America on October 28.

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