Guitar Hero 5 band list revealed

E3 2009: Actual tracks still under wraps, but all artists featuring in the latest instalment of Activision's band franchise have been officially outed.

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LOS ANGELES--With Activision's rhythm cash cow set to hit shelves on September 1, and only six artists so far confirmed for the game, many have been wondering which bands will make it into the new game, given that 80 tracks have been promised.

The gig was going well till Dave's cheap hair extensions tried to strangle him.
The gig was going well till Dave's cheap hair extensions tried to strangle him.

Today, Activision has revealed the full artist list for the game, which contains a mix of familiar faces and bands new to the series. As in previous entries in the series, the game will feature a variety of genres including classic rock, indie, and metal. Players will now be able to use any instrument combination to rock through the songs, with even something as crazy as a five-drummer band being possible.

Though many of the artists have been featured in previous games, there are some newcomers to the roster, including highlights such as Iggy Pop, The White Stripes, and Public Enemy.

Check out the full artist roster below and our first look for more on the game.

3 Doors Down
A Perfect Circle
AFI
Arctic Monkeys
Attack! Attack!
Band of Horses
Beastie Boys
Beck
Billy Idol
Billy Squier
Blink-182
Blur
Bob Dylan
Bon Jovi
Brand New
Bush
Children of Bodom
Coldplay
Darker My Love
Darkest Hour
David Bowie
Deep Purple
Dire Straits
Duran Duran
Eagles of Death Metal
Elliott Smith
Elton John
Face to Face
Garbage
Gorillaz
Gov't Mule
Grand Funk Railroad
Iggy Pop
Iron Maiden
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Eat World
John Mellencamp
Johnny Cash
Kaiser Chiefs
King Crimson
Kings of Leon
KISS
Love and Rockets
Megadeth
Motley Crue
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Nirvana
No Doubt
Peter Frampton
Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde
Queen & David Bowie
Queens of the Stone Age
Rammstein
Rose Hill Drive
Rush
Santana
Scars on Broadway
Screaming Trees
Smashing Pumpkins
Sonic Youth
Spacehog
Stevie Wonder
Sublime
Sunny Day Real Estate
T. Rex
The Bronx
The Derek Trucks Band
The Duke Spirit
The Killers
The Police
The Raconteurs
The Rolling Stones
The Sword
The White Stripes
Thin Lizzy
Thrice
Tom Petty
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
TV on the Radio
Vampire Weekend
Weezer
Wild Cherry
Wolfmother

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