Guitar Hero Live adds 10 more songs I don’t know

Hot acts like Marilyn Manson

I have willfully ignored Guitar Hero Live until now. I will go back to that after I finish informing you of the 10 songs newly confirmed for the game (?), none of which I recognize by name, but a few of which I have assuredly heard before. They are:

Royal Blood “Little Monster”

Marilyn Manson “Disposable Teens”

Killswitch Engage “In Due Time”

Marmozets “Move Shake Hide”

Of Mice & Men “Bones Exposed”

Deftones “Diamond Eyes”

Vista Chino “Sweet Remain”

Bring Me the Horizon “Shadow Moses”

Mastodon “High Road”

Trivium “Strife”

And go with the previously announced:

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

But, more importantly, that header image above, which I assume is a screenshot from the game? That is terrifying. I mean, I guess it’s meant to be, because I assume the player is performing bad and being booed, but, uh, why is there a live crowd? Is that why it’s called live? Did they pay these people to be fake concert goers and run a gamut of emotions? Will there be mosh pits and audience fist fights? Will those Coachella-headbanded white girls come out of the TV, Ring-style, and to tell you you’re not on fleek and laugh at your dingy apartment?

What is this game and why is this game; I don’t understand.

Steven Hansen