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Rock Band 3 Setlist Released

August 31st, 2010 by

We’ve heard it time and time again but we can’t deny it, Rock Band is a favourite here at Midlife Gamer central. No question, it’s now the go-to game for that rhythm-action itch you can’t help but sooth without tapping your way to rock glory on plastic peripherals. If the now 2000-strong song availability for Harmonix‘s Rock Band doesn’t have you totally gripped yet, then just take a glance at some of the artists that are to feature in Rock Band 3, out at the end of this year.

EA have just released the full setlist for the game, including tracks from ‘The Smiths’, ‘Echo & The Bunnymen’, ‘Queen’, Bob Marley, John Lennon and erm, Amy Winehouse.

Have a filter through the 83 song list and hope that EA can continue to provide a platform for Rock Band to rise to dominance at the behest of the more metal-orientated Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.  As Paul DeGooyer, senior VP  of electronic games, musics and programming at MTV Games, points out, “the RB3 soundtrack represents the strongest, most diverse collection of music ever assembled for a videogame”.

Here it is…

2000s:
Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”
At the Drive-In, “One Armed Scissor”
Avenged Sevenfold, “The Beast & the Harlot”
Dover, “King George”
The Bronx, “False Alarm”
The Flaming Lips, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”
HIM (His Infernal Majesty), “Killing Loneliness”
Hypernova, “Viva La Resistance”
Ida Maria, “Oh My God”*
Juanes, “Me Enamora”
Metric, “Combat Baby”*
Paramore, “Misery Business”*
Phoenix, “Lasso”*
Poni Hoax, “Antibodies”
Pretty Girls Make Graves, “Something Bigger, Something  Brighter”
Queens of the Stone Age, “No One Knows”
The Ravonettes, “Last Dance”
Rilo Kiley, “Portions for Foxes”*
Riverboat Gamblers, “Don’t Bury Me…I’m Still Not Dead”
Slipknot, “Before I Forget”
The Sounds, “Living in America”
Tegan & Sara, “The Con”
Them Crooked Vultures, “Dead End Friends”
Tokio Hotel, “Humanoid”*
The Vines, “Get Free”*
The White Stripes, “The Hardest Button to Button”*

1990s:
Faith No More, “Midlife Crisis”*
Filter, “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
Jane’s Addiction, “Been Caught Stealing”*
Maná, “Oye Mi Amor”
Marilyn Manson, “The Beautiful People”
The Muffs, “Outer Space”
Phish, “Llama” • Primus, “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver”
Rammstein, “Du Hast”
Smash Mouth, “Walkin’ On The Sun”*
Spacehog, “In the Meantime”
Stone Temple Pilots, “Plush”
Swingin’ Utters, “This Bastard’s Life”

1980s:
Anthrax, “Caught in a Mosh”
Big Country, “In a Big Country”
The Cure, “Just Like Heaven”*
Def Leppard, “Foolin’”
Devo, “Whip It”
Dio, “Rainbow in the Dark”
Dire Straits, “Walk of Life”
Echo & the Bunnymen, “The Killing Moon”
Huey Lewis and the News, “The Power of Love”
INXS, “Need You Tonight”* • J. Geils Band, “Centerfold”
Joan Jett, “I Love Rock N’ Roll”*
Night Ranger, “Sister Christian”*
Ozzy Osbourne, “Crazy Train”*
The Police, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
Roxette, “The Look”*
The Smiths, “Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again”*

1970s:
The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster”*
Blondie, “Heart of Glass”
Bob Marley, “Get Up, Stand Up”
Chicago, “25 or 6 to 4”
Deep Purple, “Smoke on the Water”
Doobie Brothers, “China Grove”*
Elton John, “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
Foreigner, “Cold As Ice”*
Golden Earring, “Radar Love”
John Lennon, “Imagine”
Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Free Bird”
Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”*
Ramones, “I Wanna Be Sedated”
Steve Miller Band, “Fly Like an Eagle”
T. Rex, “20th Century Boy”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “I Need to Know”
War, “Low Rider”
Warren Zevon, “Werewolves of London”
Yes, “Roundabout”*

1960s:
Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations (Live)”
David Bowie, “Space Oddity”
The Doors, “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”*
James Brown, “I Got You” (I Feel Good) – Alternate Studio Version*
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Crosstown Traffic”*
The Who, “I Can See for Miles”

Any that catch your eye. Any tracks or artists that are glaring omissions? Leave comments below and get the debate raging on what ought to be included within this, the third full release in the Rock Band cannon.

Rock Band 3 will be released for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS on the 26th October 2010 in North America and 29th October for the rest of the world.

One Response to “Rock Band 3 Setlist Released”
  1. avatar Martyn Hackett says:

    The mrs will be relieved “No-one Knows” has finally seen a Rock Band version.
    I finally get “Been Caught Stealing”.

    Personally I think the whole list says it all about Harmonix’s choices, i.e. pretty damn solid.
    Can you see Guitar Hero having “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”?

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