Several GTA Forum posters, including Sniper296, shared full lists of the changes based on the american.txt files they were able to dig through and there are a number of other casualties as well. While Vladivostok FM got additional tracks like “Gulyaj, Slavyane!!” and a bunch more songs by Seryoga to fill in the gaps, other stations like Liberty Rock Radio now have holes that simply can’t be replaced. Most notably among the casualties are The Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979” and David Bowie’s irreplaceable “Fascination.” Fat Joe’s “Crackhouse” featuring Lil Wayne is also gone, although all three Kanye West tracks have slipped through into the next decade of the game’s life unscathed. Rockstar did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Kotaku confirming all of the changes.


Unfortunately there’s no real way to escape the update. On PC some people have suggested keeping Steam in offline mode until backup files of the game can be created. Kotaku hasn’t tested this method but a few posters on GTA Forum say they’ve been successful with this method, provided they overwrite the new files later.

If you’ve got hard disk copies on PS3 or Xbox 360 you’ll want to keep those disconnected from the internet as well. Of course, you can always just blast your favorite tunes over Spotify or the old boombox instead rather than the in-game radio stations if you’re so inclined.