Rock Band gets track list

Five decades' worth.

EA and MTV have finally unravelled the track list for Rock Band.

It's made up of music from as far back as the 1960s up to tracks from the current day, weighing in at 58 diverse recordings in total. What's more, 51 of those are based on original master tracks, so covers are kept to a minimum.

Presumably that helps you believe you actually are Jon Bon Jovi with your lovely blonde hair and really very tight trousers on. Helps you get the high notes or something.

So far we are only being shown 45 of the final line-up, with 13 said to be secret unlockables from both established and up and coming bands as you progress through the game. Harmonix is also working hard on producing albums that you will be able to download after the game comes out here early next year.

Without further ado, the track list is as follow (asterisks denote a cover song):

1960s

  • Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"

1970s

  • Aerosmith "Train Kept a Rollin'"*
  • The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
  • Boston "Foreplay/Long Time"
  • Mountain "Mississippi Queen"*
  • The Police "Next to You"
  • David Bowie "Suffragette City"
  • Black Sabbath "Paranoid"*
  • 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"*
  • Sweet "Ballroom Blitz"*

1980s

  • 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"*

1990s

  • 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"

2000s

  • 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"

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