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Harmonix and MTV Games have released the final song list for highly feted upcoming music game Rock Band, with a total of 45 songs initially available, with 13 songs as unlockable content within the retail page - full listing inside.

Christian Nutt, Contributor

October 29, 2007

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Harmonix and MTV Games have released the final song list for highly feted upcoming music game Rock Band. Slated to release on November 20, 2007 in the U.S. on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and later in the year on PS2, the game features cooperative guitar, bass, drum and vocal play with specialized controllers. Further details on the release are available in this prior report. Interestingly, a handful of the final song selections are already available in Red Octane, Neversoft and Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, which hit stores this weekend. The Killers' "When You Were Young". The Strokes' "Reptilia", Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock", and Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" are all in both games. "Our goal with Rock Band was to give players the chance to experience an amazing cross section of music from the last four decades, and our final list of tracks includes everything from emerging bands to iconic artists," stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Home Entertainment, Music and Games. The complete list of 45 songs initially available to players in the retail package is reproduced below. Unless marked with an asterisk, the songs utilize the master recordings from the original performing artists. 1960s Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" 1970s Aerosmith "Train Kept a Rollin'"* The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again" Boston "Foreplay/Long Time" Mountain "Mississippi Queen"* The Police "Next to You" David Bowie "Suffragette City" Black Sabbath "Paranoid"* Blue Oyster 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"* Sweet "Ballroom Blitz"* 1980s Rush "Tom Sawyer"* Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive" The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go" Faith No More "Epic" R.E.M. "Orange Crush" Iron Maiden "Run to the Hills"* Pixies "Wave of Mutilation" 1990s 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" Radiohead "Creep" Beastie Boys "Sabotage" Hole "Celebrity Skin" Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid" Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun" 2000s 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" According to the company, another 13 songs will be available as unlockable content and have yet to be revealed. Further songs, including entire albums, will be available as downloadable content on the PS3 and 360. These include the full albums Who's Next by The Who and Nevermind by Nirvana, among others.

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Christian Nutt


Christian Nutt is the former Blog Director of Gamasutra. Prior to joining the Gamasutra team in 2007, he contributed to numerous video game publications such as GamesRadar, Electronic Gaming Monthly, The Official Xbox Magazine, GameSpy and more.

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