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First Songs For GUITAR HERO LIVE Have Been Revealed

Guitar Hero was a powerhouse on consoles ten years ago. Though it was not the first rhythm game series to make its way to console, it was the first that didn’t require anyone to sweat extensively while dancing like their life depended on it. It was a game that truly made you feel like you were accomplishing something by playing it. Then, after five years and a major competitor in Rock Band, Guitar Hero lost its luster and slowly faded away. That is, until now.

This fall, Activision will be reintroducing the franchise to next generation consoles with Guitar Hero Live. With an updated guitar peripheral, first-person live performance style, and new feature known as Guitar Hero TV allowing users to play against others online, the game is looking more and more like a reboot we didn’t know we wanted. To pile on top of all that info, Rolling Stone has revealed the list of starting songs that will be playable for Guitar Hero Live. They are as follows:

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”

The list looks to be rather diverse in genres, but maintains a lot of the classic rock and heavy metal styles that were popular in the previous games. What stands out is the inclusion of more modern rock artists like Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, and The War On Drugs. The most confusing announcement is the inclusion of Skrillex. Guess we’ll see how that pans out. I hope the whammy bar drops the bass.

What do you think? Excited for these songs and the new Guitar Hero game? Let us know in the comments below.

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