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GH5 tracks, game details emerge

Rare songs and revamped mechanics.

Activision is trimming the fat from Guitar Hero 5, snipping multiple instrument career modes in favour of one giant lobby.

Here instruments and players can be swapped on the fly, and individual difficulty can be bossed by one person - avoiding menu faffing.

Furthermore Activision will unlock all songs from the outset, and instead use new characters, outfits, instruments and venues as progression incentives.

There are six stars on offer for performances, with the last awarded for specific song challenges, such as hitting as many notes as possible while strumming upwards.

Gone is the shared Rock Band meter, as each member now plays for themselves. Fail out and a revival meter appears for remaining band members to fill, but the more times this pops-up the harder revival becomes.

Star Power is no longer communal either, although once personal meters are filled they spill over into other band members' vials. The last new addition are Band Moments, which up an overall band score-multiplier when all members nail a highlighted section simultaneously. This multiplier does go to 11.

Activision also revealed a further 24 tracks for Guitar Hero 5. Among the more familiar faces are a live recording of "The Spirit of Radio" by Rush, AFI's unreleased single "Medicate" and game-exclusive Public Enemy/Zakk Wylde collaboration "Bring the Noise 20XX".

All announced songs are below, courtesy of IGN.

Plus, we have a brand new and exclusive Guitar Hero 5 trailer that shows off some of the game's new tricks.

Guitar Hero 5 is due out in September on PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.

  • AFI - "Medicate"
  • A Perfect Circle - "Judith"
  • Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
  • Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"
  • Bush - "Comedown"
  • The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"
  • Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
  • Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
  • Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
  • Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"
  • Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"
  • Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"
  • King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  • No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"
  • Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"
  • Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"
  • Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"
  • Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
  • Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
  • Spacehog - "In The Meantime"
  • Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
  • T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"
  • Weezer - "Why Bother?"
  • Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"
  • Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"
  • 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"
  • Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
  • The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"
  • Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"
  • Coldplay - "In My Place"
  • Darker My Love - "Blue Day"
  • Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"
  • David Bowie - "Fame"
  • Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"
  • The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"
  • Elliott Smith - "L.A."
  • Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
  • Face To Face - "Disconnected"
  • Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
  • Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"
  • Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"
  • John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"
  • Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"
  • Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
  • Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"
  • Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"
  • My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"
  • Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"
  • The Police - "So Lonely"
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"
  • Rammstein - "Du Hast"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
  • Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"
  • Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
  • Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"
  • Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
  • Sublime - "What I Got"
  • The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
  • Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
  • Thrice - "Deadbolt"
  • Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
  • Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
  • The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
  • Wolfmother - "Back Round"

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