Rock Band 2 Song List - Including New Guns N' Roses Track - Announced!

Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit new features for the next evolution of the groundbreaking music platform, Rock Band 2. With the original Rock Band title providing millions of players with a new way to interact with the music and artists they love, Rock Band 2 builds upon its core band foundation to offer an unparalleled, deeper, dynamic gameplay experience.

Rock Band 2 raises the bar in music gaming innovation with new features to rock the world:

* Local and global online modes to connect the entire Rock Band community
* World Tour mode, now online, simplifies the best of gameplay from the original Rock Band by fusing Solo Tour and Band World Tour modes and cranks it up a notch with an all new collection of opportunity gigs, challenges, cities, venues and hirable staff
* Tour Challenges that offer rockers a chance to play through mini-campaigns focused on the best songs by instrument, decade, genre, artist, album and more
* Battle of the Bands mode challenges players to go head to head against other bands in constantly refreshed contests* created by Harmonix (*internet connection required)
* Quickplay makes it easier than ever to get in and jam without hassle while allowing for new prefab characters or customized characters that can play on any instrument plus lets you make your own set lists and organize your song lists in a variety of categories (genre, era, etc.)
* Customizable Set Lists keep the music rolling and your band rocking in Quickplay mode
* Drum Trainer mode gives players the fundamentals of different beats and fills, translating gameplay into real drumming skills
* Character Creator completes your look with all new choices in clothing, accessories, tattoos, hairstyles, instruments and more to keep your unique rock avatar playing the full rock part
* Backwards compatibility with all Rock Band downloadable music content released to date
* Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay--the first time ever in videogame history!

Rock Band 2 features the largest music catalog of any music-based videogame to date including:

* The RRock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs - with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall
* Unrivaled Blend of Classic, Developing and Emerging rock acts including Pearl Jam, Metallica, Allman Brothers, Motorhead, Devo, Jane's Addiction, Megadeth, Paramore, Modest Mouse and more.
* Rock Band 2 is the first and only video game to feature the music of AC/DC. It includes their epic rock anthem, "Let There Be Rock”
* After 14 years since Guns N’ Roses last official music release, Axl Rose selects Rock Band 2 to debut official new track, “Shackler’s Revenge” from the highly-anticipated album Chinese Democracy
* For the first time ever, music from American music icon, Bob Dylan, is featured in a video game with “Tangled Up In Blue”
* With ongoing weekly DLC releases including individual tracks, track packs and full albums, the Rock Band music library will feature more than 500 songs by year’s end!

From the solid officially licensed Rock Band 2 instruments to the expanded third party options, Rock Band 2 introduces new and improved choices that promise to deliver unsurpassed realism. In addition, Harmonix and MTV Games have become the first companies to officially support third party instruments and accessories in a music videogame.

Achieve ultimate stardom with the upgraded functionality and smooth new look of the official Rock Band 2 instruments.

  • * Fender Stratocaster Controller takes on a new authentic look plus adds a reinforced strum bar, quieter buttons, wireless functionality and a built in calibration tool that automatically sets your AV setup to an ideal setting for maximum rock.
  • * Drum set goes wireless while also featuring quieter, velocity sensitive drum pads and a metal reinforced pedal.
  • * Microphone showcases authentic styling and weight.

Kick up the intensity with officially licensed third party instruments from Mad Catz:

* Fender Telecaster Controller features soft buttons with lower action to help you shred faster than ever.
* Fender Bass Controller, the first bass guitar controller ever, takes the shape of the Fender P-Bass with extended length, tuning pegs and a split strum bar to replicate finger-bass style picking.
* Full-sized Squire Stratocaster Guitar Controller multiplies the authentic guitar experience by featuring a controller built into an actual Squire Stratocaster body.
* Cymbal Expansion Pack is a straightforward but amazing upgrade to the Rock Band 2 drum set featuring add-on cymbals.

Take Rock Band 2 instrument authenticity to a whole new level with a high-end peripheral from ION:

* ION Drum Rocker, a real electronic drum kit that functions as a game controller, brings the Rock Band fantasy to life featuring a simple substitution that takes the drum kit from a controller to a real instrument.

Rock Band 2 will make its debut on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this September and have an exclusive launch window in North America. Rock Band 2 will be available for additional platforms later this year. Rock Band 2 will be available for the PLAYSTATION® 3 and PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment systems and Wii™ later this year.

Complete Rock Band 2 track list:


Rock Band 2

Track List

1 AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

2 AFI - Girl's Gone Grey

3 Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know

4 Alice in Chains - Man in the Box

5 Allman Brothers – Ramblin’ Man

6 Avenged Sevenfold - Almost Easy

7 Bad Company - Shooting Star

8 Beastie Boys - So Whatcha Want

9 Beck - E-Pro

10 Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl

11 Billy Idol - White Wedding Pt I

12 Blondie - One Way or Another

13 Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue

14 Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer

15 Cheap Trick - Hello There

16 Devo - Uncontrollable Urge

17 Dinosaur Jr - Feel the Pain

18 Disturbed - Down with the Sickness

19 Donnas, The - New Kid in School

20 Dream Theater - Panic Attack

21 Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf

22 Elvis Costello - Pump It Up

23 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

24 Foo Fighters - Everlong

25 Go-Go's, The - We Got the Beat

26 Grateful Dead, The - Alabama Getaway

27 Guess Who, The - American Woman

28 Guns N' Roses - Shackler's Revenge

29 Interpol - PDA

30 Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song

31 Jethro Tull - Aqualung

32 Jimmy Eat World - The Middle

33 Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

34 Journey - Anyway You Want It

35 Judas Priest - Painkiller

36 Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son

37 L7 - Pretend We're Dead

38 Lacuna Coil - Our Truth

39 Linkin Park - One Step Closer

40 Lit - My Own Worst Enemy

41 Lush - De-Luxe

42 Mastodon - Colony of Birchmen

43 Megadeth - Peace Sells

44 Metallica - Battery

45 Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Where'd You Go

46 Modest Mouse - Float On

47 Motorhead - Ace of Spades

48 Muffs, The - Kids in America

49 Nirvana - Drain You

50 Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky

51 Offspring, The - Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Seperated)

52 Panic at the Disco - Nine in the Afternoon

53 Paramore - That's What You Get

54 Pearl Jam - Alive

55 Presidents of the USA - Lump

56 Rage Against the Machine - Testify

57 Ratt - Round & Round

58 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away

59 Replacements, The - Alex Chilton

60 Rise Against - Give it All

61 Rush - The Trees

62 Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye

63 Smashing Pumpkins - Today

64 Social Distortion - I Was Wrong

65 Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot

66 Soundgarden - Spoonman

67 Squeeze - Cool for Cats

68 Steely Dan - Bodhitsattva

69 Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me

70 Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

71 System of a Down - Chop Suey

72 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

73 Tenacious D - Master Exploder

74 Testament - Souls of Black

75 Who, The - Pinball Wizard

BONUS SONGS (all HMX bands)

76 Abnormality - Visions

77 Anarchy Club - Get Clean

78 Bang Camaro - Night Lies

79 Breaking Wheel - Shoulder to the Plow

80 Libyans, The - Neighborhood

81 Main Drag, The - A Jagged Georgeous Winter.

82 Speck - Conventional Lover

83 Sterns, The - Supreme Girl

84 That Handsome Devil - Rob the Prez-O-Dent

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