GH: Aerosmith set list revealed?

Source: See below. What we heard: Five months before Activision had given him clearance to do so, Aerosmith axe man Joe Perry told Billboard with all the cool levelness of a rock star who managed to survive the '80s that a Guitar Hero game would be released in his band's honor. In the...

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What we heard: Five months before Activision had given him clearance to do so, Aerosmith axe man Joe Perry told Billboard with all the cool levelness of a rock star who managed to survive the '80s that a Guitar Hero game would be released in his band's honor. In the subsequent months, Activision slowly lifted the curtain after the opening chord had been struck, and in March dropped the first set list details for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Wii.

However, with the game expected to ship next week, Activision has kept the mute button on the full tracklist. But just as Perry's comments spread like wildfire across the Internet to preempt the game's announcement, the Web appears to have circumvented Activision's marketing department once again, this time with that aforementioned full song lineup. Yesterday, VideoGamesBlogger posted what it claims to be the full 41-song lineup for GH: Aerosmith. While unsourced, that lineup appears to have been taken straight from Activision's mouth, as it has been subsequently run by a variety of gaming outlets--some citing VideoGamesBlogger, some not.

While a majority of the lineup has been previously revealed through official channels, the complete list and track order of GH: Aerosmith songs, as reported by VideoGamesBlogger, is as follows:

Tier 1: "Getting the Band Together" (Nipmuc High School)
"All the Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople (cover)
"Draw the Line" by Aerosmith
"Dream Police" by Cheap Trick
"Make It" by Aerosmith (rerecorded)
"Uncle Salty" by Aerosmith

Tier 2: "First Taste of Success" (Max's Kansas City)
"All Day and All of the Night" by The Kinks (cover)
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett
"Movin' Out" by Aerosmith (rerecorded)
"No Surprize" by Aerosmith
"Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith

Tier 3: "The Triumphant Return" (The Orpheum)
"Complete Control" by The Clash
"Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith
"Love in an Elevator" by Aerosmith
"Personality Crisis" by New York Dolls (cover)
"Rag Doll" by Aerosmith

Tier 4: "International Superstars" (Moscow)
"Bright Light Fright" by Aerosmith
"King of Rock" by Run-D.M.C.
"Nobody's Fault" by Aerosmith
"She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult
"Walk This Way" by Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith

Tier 5: "The Great American Band" (Half Time Show)
"Always on the Run" by Lenny Kravitz
"Back in the Saddle" by Aerosmith
"Beyond Beautiful" by Aerosmith
"Dream On" by Aerosmith (rerecorded)
"Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes (cover)

Tier 6: "Rock N Roll Legends" (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
"Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent
"Mama Kin" by Aerosmith (rerecorded)
"Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots
"Toys in the Attic" by Aerosmith
"Train Kept a Rollin" by Aerosmith
"Guitar Battle vs. Joe Perry" by Joe Perry

Bonus Songs (The Vault)
"Combination" by Aerosmith
"Kings and Queens" by Aerosmith
"Let the Music Do the Talking" by Aerosmith
"Mercy" by Joe Perry
"Pandora's Box" by Aerosmith
"Pink" by Aerosmith
"Rats in the Cellar" by Aerosmith
"Shakin' My Cage" by Joe Perry
"Talk Talkin'" by Joe Perry
"Walk This Way" by Aerosmith

The official story: "We haven't released the full list."--A decidedly unchatty Activision representative.

Bogus or not bogus?: With the game taking the stage next week, GH: Aerosmith's tracklist has long since been finalized. It seems likely, then, that VideoGamesBlogger simply received an insider tip without stating that fact in its original post. As such, Internet culture seems to have once again defied approved public relations channels, and this one looks not bogus.

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