I don’t recognize most of the new songs revealed for Guitar Hero Live

But that’s probably my fault

The tracklist so far for Guitar Hero Live has been a bit puzzling for some. Personally, I can suspend disbelief long enough to pretend to play a Skrillex song on guitar. I mean, I’m pretending to play guitar using an electronic instrument either way; what does it matter if it’s emulating something that wasn’t a guitar to begin with?

This current set is puzzling to me for a different reason though. There are plenty of big names in rock and roll that I recognize on it, like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Chevelle. But then, the actual tracks from those artists just make a big green cartoon question mark appear above my head. “Mind Your Manners”? “Been Away too Long”? “The Clincher”? Never heard of ’em.

There is one track on this list of ten I do recognize: Tenacious D’s “Tribute.” So I’m not entirely out of touch with popular music. Just 90% out of touch. Here’s the list of newly announced tracks followed by the current full list of all known songs.

Newly announced tracks

  • Anthrax – “Got the Time”
  • Architects – “Gravedigger”
  • Beartooth – “I Have a Problem”
  • Chevelle – “The Clincher”
  • A Day to Remember – “Right Back at it Again”
  • Halestorm – “Love Bites (So do I)”
  • Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”
  • Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time”
  • Soundgarden – “Been Away too Long”
  • Tenacious D – “Tribute”

Previously announced tracks

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