Guitar Hero Live’s new batch of songs is… actually pretty good

Boston, Rush, MGMT, and others

Past updates to the Guitar Hero Live set list have puzzled me, betraying how out of touch I am with popular music, but this one brings me back. I don’t care how many times I have played Boston’s “More than a Feeling” in a music game; I will always enjoy it. It’s especially sweet knowing that singing will be included in this iteration.

Other good ones are MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” and Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire.” I might have preferred the former band’s “Kids” and the latter got a bit overplayed back when it released, but I’ve got no qualms now.

For those wanting harder stuff, Megadeth’s “Hangar 18” and Dream Theater’s “The Looking Glass” show up. Of course, there were also some songs I still didn’t recognize, so I compiled them all in a handy YouTube playlist. Check that out and the full list of tracks below. (There are 100 currently announced songs in total.)

Newly announced tracks:

  • Blink 182 – “The Rock Show”
  • Boston – “More than a Feeling”
  • Charlie XCX – “Famous”
  • Dream Theater – “The Looking Glass”
  • Echosmith – “Cool Kids”
  • In Flames – “Deliver Us”
  • James Bay – “Hold Back the River”
  • Kasabian – “Club Foot”
  • Kings of Leon – “Sex on Fire”
  • Megadeth – “Hangar 18”
  • MGMT – “Time to Pretend”
  • Panic! At the Disco – “Girls Girls Boys”
  • Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”
  • Royal Blood – “Come on Over”
  • Rush – “Limelight”
  • You Me at Six – “Lived a Lie”

Previously announced tracks:

  • Alice in Chains – “Stone”
  • Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
  • Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles”
  • American Authors – “Best Day of my Life”
  • Angus & Julia Stone – “A Heartbreak”
  • Anthrax – “Got the Time”
  • Architects – “Gravedigger”
  • Asking Alexandria – “The Final Episode”
  • Band of Skulls – “Asleep at the Wheel”
  • Beartooth – “I Have a Problem”
  • Biffy Clyro – “Sounds Like Balloons”
  • The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”
  • Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
  • Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
  • Bob Dylan – “Thunder on the Mountain”
  • Bring me the Horizon – “Shadow Moses”
  • Broken Bells – “Leave it Alone”
  • Bullet For My Valentine – “Temper Temper”
  • Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats”
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen – “Kathleen”
  • Chevelle – “The Clincher”
  • Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best”
  • Cypress Hill ft. Tom Morello – “Rise Up”
  • A Day to Remember – “Right Back at it Again”
  • Deap Vally – “Lies”
  • Deftones – “Diamond Eyes”
  • Disturbed – “Down With the Sickness”
  • Dum Dum Girls – “Rimbaud Eyes”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
  • Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
  • Foster the People – “Coming of Age”
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
  • Green Day – “American Idiot”
  • Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
  • Halestorm – “Love Bites (So do I)”
  • Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
  • The Killers – “When You Were Young”
  • Killswitch Engage – “In Due Time”
  • Kongos – “Come With me Now”
  • Korn – “Freak on a Leash”
  • The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
  • Marilyn Manson – “Disposable Teens”
  • Marmozets – “Move Shake Hide”
  • Mastodon – “High Road”
  • The Mowgli’s – “San Francisco”
  • My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
  • Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks”
  • New Politics – “Harlem”
  • Of Mice & Men – “Bones Exposed”
  • OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
  • Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
  • Paramore – “Now”
  • Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”
  • Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
  • The Pretty Reckless – “Going to Hell”
  • Queen – “Tie Your Mother Down”
  • Rage Against the Machine – “Bulls on Parade”
  • Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”
  • Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”
  • Royal Blood – “Little Monster”
  • Skrillex – “Bangarang”
  • Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
  • Soundgarden – “Been Away too Long”
  • The Strokes – “Under Cover of Darkness”
  • System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
  • Tenacious D – “Tribute”
  • Trivium – “Strife”
  • TV On The Radio – “Lazerray”
  • The Vines – “Metal Zone”
  • Vista Chino – “Sweet Remain”
  • The War on Drugs – “Under The Pressure”
  • Weezer – “Buddy Holly”
  • White Zombie – “Thunder Kiss ’65”
  • Wolf Alice – “Moaning Lisa Smile”
  • Wolfmother – “Sundial”
  • ZZ Top – “I Gotsta get Paid”
Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.