Rock Band setlist revealed

Harmonix rhythm game to feature 58 tracks, 51 of which will be original master recordings.


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Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock struck the first blow in this holiday season's battle of the bands with its arrival in stores yesterday, but Rock Band creators Harmonix and MTV Games are ready to hit back. Rock Band demo kiosks began appearing in Best Buy stores over the weekend, and this morning the game's main setlist was finally announced.

When it's released in North America on November 20, Rock Band for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will feature 58 songs, 51 of which will be original master recordings. However, the games that come in the box are only part of the Rock Band plan. MTV and Harmonix are planning to release a steady stream of downloadable songs and albums for the game, including The Who's Who's Next and a selection of tracks from The Grateful Dead's body of work.

A PlayStation 2 edition of Rock Band will be released on December 18 in North America. The game is also scheduled for a European release in the first quarter of 2008. The main setlist of 45 songs is listed below. An additional 13 tracks from a variety of established and independent artists will also be unlocked as players progress in the game. MTV and Harmonix did not specify if the PS2 version's setlist would be identical to its current-generation counterparts.

Rock Band main setlist

Rolling Stones--"Gimme Shelter"

Aerosmith--"Train Kept a Rollin'" (cover version)
The Who--"Won't Get Fooled Again"
Boston--"Foreplay/Long Time"
Mountain--"Mississippi Queen" (cover version)
The Police--"Next to You"
David Bowie--"Suffragette City"
Black Sabbath--"Paranoid" (cover version)
Blue Öyster Cult--"Don't Fear the Reaper"
The Ramones--"Blitzkrieg Bop"
Deep Purple--"Highway Star"
KISS--"Detroit Rock City"
Molly Hatchet--"Flirtin' With Disaster"
The Outlaws--"Green Grass & High Tides" (cover version)
Sweet--"Ballroom Blitz" (cover version)

Rush--"Tom Sawyer" (cover version)
Bon Jovi--"Wanted Dead or Alive"
The Clash--"Should I Stay or Should I Go"
Faith No More--"Epic"
Pixies--"Wave of Mutilation"
R.E.M.--"Orange Crush"
Iron Maiden--"Run to the Hills" (cover version)

Foo Fighters--"Learn to Fly"
Metallica--"Enter Sandman"
Nirvana--"In Bloom"
Stone Temple Pilots--"Vasoline"
Weezer--"Say It Ain't So"
Smashing Pumpkins--"Cherub Rock"
Beastie Boys--"Sabotage"
Hole--"Celebrity Skin"
Garbage--"I Think I'm Paranoid"
Soundgarden--"Black Hole Sun"

The Hives--"Main Offender"
Queens of the Stone Age--"Go With the Flow"
The Strokes--"Reptilia"
Jet--"Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
OK Go--"Here It Goes Again"
Nine Inch Nails--"The Hand That Feeds"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs--"Maps"
Red Hot Chili Peppers--"Dani California"
Coheed & Cambria--"Welcome Home"
Fallout Boy--"Dead on Arrival"
The Killers--"When You Were Young"
New Pornographers--"Electric Version"

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