Guitar Hero Expands Set List for 2015 Release

After a 5-year hiatus, the Guitar Hero franchise is coming back for 2015, with Guitar Hero Live. At the recent launch party, they revealed the first 24 songs on the expansive set list. The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the Black Keys and Green Day are latest wave of artists that will give their artistry to the upcoming game. The eclectic lineup also features indie bands War on Drugs, Alt-J and a guitar hero in his own right, Gary Clark Jr.

“This is something we gave a load of thought to. Guitar Hero – by its name alone – has always been associated with classic rock tracks. And we know fans really love that type of music. So we wanted to make sure those fans weren’t disappointed,” FreeStyle creative director and studio head Jamie Jackson told Rolling Stone. “But it’s been 10 years since the first Guitar Hero game came out. When you think of it like that, and think about how much the musical landscape has changed since then – that’s where we’ve been able to explore some new types of musical style as well. Guitar music is broader than it’s ever been – so we’re reflecting that in the range of music on offer.”

Included in the new features is GHTV. The worlds first playable music video network. This is where participants ” play along to official videos across various genres and challenge other online players of the same skill level.”

“The great thing about GHTV mode, which is the world’s first playable music video network, is it gives us even more scope to broaden the songs on offer,” Jackson hints. “There are going to be Rock channels, so if that’s your bag you can spend hours competing with people to your favourite tracks. But if you fancy mixing it up, or want to play something else than you can just flick channels and find something else to play.”

With a release set for fall, Guitar Hero Live will be available on PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One and 360, Nintendo Wii, and for the first time, mobile devices.

Here’s a look at the first 24 songs on the set list. They plan on releasing more songs weekly. Keep checking the website for updates.


The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”
Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Gary Clark, Jr. – “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
The Killers – “When You Were Young”
The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”
Skrillex – “Bangarang”
The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles”
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
Broken Bells – “Leave It Alone”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”
The Pretty Reckless – “Going to Hell”


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