Guitar Hero 5 Gets New Drums, 22 New Tracks

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Guitar Hero 5's tracklist water torture continues today, with Activision announcing 22 more tracks for the game, along with shots of the game's new drum kit.


The drums themselves look a lot like the old drums except for one key feature: the cymbals, which now look normal, as opposed to something you'd find on an electronic kit from 1986. Course, other people will say they look less like normal drums and more like Rock Band drums, but hey, to each their own.

As far as the 22 new tracks go, it's an eclectic mix, elevated in this writer's humble opinion solely by the inclusion of "Maiden, Mother & Crone".


Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"
Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
Darker My Love - "Blue Day"
The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"
Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
Face To Face - "Disconnected"
Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"
Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"
Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"
My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"
Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"
The Police - "So Lonely"
Rammstein – "Du Hast"
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"
Sublime - "What I Got"
The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"

Guitar Hero 5 Official Track List [IGN]
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Some of these are just...well, odd.

Why "Blue Orchid" for the White Stripes instead of, say, "Seven Nation Army" or "Hotel Yorba"? Why "So Lonely" for The Police? Why "Shout It Out Loud" for Kiss?

They aren't bad songs, but most of this list is tracks that aren't exactly synonymous with the artists.

I thought it'd take longer, but I think Activision might already have hit the point where all of the "good" songs have been used before. Either that, or their music licensing group just gave up this time.