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First tracks for Guitar Hero 5 revealed

Bowie! Dylan! Beck! Iggy!

Activision has confirmed the first flock of songs for Guitar Hero 5, which launches this September on PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.

It's diverse, as David Bowie plays neighbour to Vampire Weekend and Iggy Pop follows Beastie Boys and Blur. Chart-topper Kings of Leon swaggers in, as does old twiddly-hand Santana, plus there's giant-man Chris Martin with Coldplay, and real-life guitar hero Jeff Beck.

To celebrate the reveal, Activision is giving away a free song by Wolfmother from upcoming album Cosmic Egg. "Back Round" can be downloaded from the official Guitar Hero 5 website.

The first 24 confirmed songs follow. Activision, remember, has already confirmed the 84 bands appearing in Guitar Hero 5.

  • Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"
  • Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"
  • Beck - "Gamma Ray"
  • Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"
  • Blur - "Song 2"
  • Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"
  • Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"
  • Coldplay - "In My Place"
  • Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"
  • David Bowie - "Fame"
  • Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"
  • Elliott Smith - "L.A."
  • Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"
  • Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"
  • John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"
  • Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"
  • Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"
  • Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
  • The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"
  • Thrice - "Deadbolt"
  • Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"
  • Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
  • Wolfmother - "Back Round"