With Rock Band lagging a month behind Activision's Guitar Hero 3, Harmonix has released its set list in order to pump up the hype and possibly stir some sales from its main competitors.
The game will ship with 58 songs on the disc, 45 of which will be licensed, and the remaining 13 will be unlockable. Each of these songs can be played with up to four players, playing guitar, bass, drum, and microphone. Four player co-op, both online and off, is Rock Band's biggest perk in its uphill battle against one of gamings hottest series, Guitar Hero.
To fully utilize this, however, you must purchase a bundle for USD 169 (including one guitar, drum kit, and microphone), or strap on your Guitar Hero guitar and go online with buddies.
Guitar Hero launches with more songs than Rock Band, but the set list in Rock Band is more than enough to stand on its own, especially when you consider the fact that downloadable content will be offered on a weekly basis, with several packages already in the talks.
Such packages include a full album from The Who, a hot Metallica track, and several songs from The Greatful Dead.
But enough talk about the game, without further adieu, here is the confirmed set list as it stands, categorized by decade:
* Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"
* Aerosmith "Train Kept a Rollin'"*
* The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
* Boston "Foreplay/Long Time"
* Mountain "Mississippi Queen" (cover)
* The Police "Next to You"
* David Bowie "Suffragette City"
* Black Sabbath "Paranoid" (cover)
* Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper"
* The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
* Deep Purple "Highway Star"
* KISS "Detroit Rock City"
* Molly Hatchet "Flirtin' With Disaster"
* The Outlaws "Green Grass & High Tides" (cover)
* Sweet "Ballroom Blitz" (cover)
* Rush "Tom Sawyer"*
* Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive"
* The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
* Faith No More "Epic"
* R.E.M. "Orange Crush"
* Iron Maiden "Run to the Hills" (cover)
* Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly"
* Metallica "Enter Sandman"
* Nirvana "In Bloom"
* Stone Temple Pilots "Vasoline"
* Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
* Smashing Pumpkins "Cherub Rock"
* Radiohead "Creep"
* Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
* Hole "Celebrity Skin"
* Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
* Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun"
* The Hives "Main Offender"
* Queens of the Stone Age "Go With the Flow"
* The Strokes "Reptilia"
* Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
* OK Go "Here It Goes Again"
* Nine Inch Nails "The Hand That Feeds"
* Pixies "Wave of Mutilation"
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps"
* Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California"
* Coheed & Cambria "Welcome Home"
* Fallout Boy "Dead on Arrival"
* The Killers "When You Were Young"
* New Pornographers "Electric Version"
* Bang Camaro "Pleasure (Pleasure)"
There will be 12 more unlockable tracks when the game ships, so be sure to check back to find out what they are!