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Guitar Hero Live’s tracks are breaking the law

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Breaking the Law

Some days, I want to rock ‘n roll all day. And maybe party every night. You know what I mean? While my last attempt at becoming a rock…gawd ended in tears, burnt hair and our bass player being vivisected (enh, it was only a bass player no real loss), I did relive some of my glory days in the Guitar Hero games. But now I’m ready to make a comeback baby! I’m getting what’s left of the band out of their graves and into their leotards! I’m getting ready…TO ROCK!

Activision have unveiled the first selection of songs for the game (Thanks Rolling Stone!), with more licensed tracks being promised every Tuesday. As you’d expect, it’s a wide choice of classic rock anthems and songs that’ll make you feel like an old man when you realise you have no idea who half these bands are:

  • Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
  • Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
  • Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles”
  • Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”
  • Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
  • System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
  • Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
  • The Pretty Reckless – “Going to Hell”
  • Broken Bells – “Leave it Alone”
  • Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”
  • My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
  • Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
  • Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
  • Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
  • Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
  • The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”
  • The Killers – “When You Were Young”
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
  • The War on Drugs – “Under The Pressure”
  • The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
  • Skrillex – “Bangarang”

BREAKING THE LAW! BREAKING THE LAW! BREAKING THE LAW! I’m personally a fan of the older generation of rock music, which is mostly due to the fact that my father took any contemporary music that I purchased as a kid and used it for target practice. Thanks dad! Guitar Hero Live is out in the northern Autumn on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, WiiU, iOS and Android.

Last Updated: May 13, 2015

58 Comments

  1. I have no idea who half these bands are, feel like such an old man.

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  2. Dutch Matrix

    May 13, 2015 at 08:09

    Should have added some One Bad Pig, WhiteCross and Bride to name a few…

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    • Sgt. M

      May 13, 2015 at 08:46

      DLC?

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      • Dutch Matrix

        May 13, 2015 at 08:46

        Nope. That would upset the religiously intollerant…

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        • Sgt. M

          May 13, 2015 at 08:47

          Ok. Expansion pack?

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          • Dutch Matrix

            May 13, 2015 at 08:54

            No. Lyrics such as these might upset:
            Taken from punk band One Bad Pig’s song Never forget the Cross

            Old times are hazy, oh I was crazy
            I was more than just a little deranged
            When Jesus found me, He did astound me
            My heart and mind He has totally changed
            I dont remember all the times I lied
            Cant recall all the days I failed
            Dont remember all the people I hurt
            But cant forget the Hands I nailed

            Never forget the cross
            (x4)

          • Sgt. M

            May 13, 2015 at 09:05

            Yeah I get what you mean. Art is truly something that makes you think, I feel sorry for those who won’t think further than noses.
            Found this quote the other day.
            *refresh for image

  3. Umar

    May 13, 2015 at 08:15

    Peirce the Veil??….EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 13, 2015 at 08:20

      Sleigh Bells…….seems Anita has her own band…

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      • Umar

        May 13, 2015 at 08:23

        Hehe, oh you!

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 13, 2015 at 08:15

    • Lord Chaos

      May 13, 2015 at 08:17

      Was just about to ask.

      They probably want you to put the guitar in the blender and turn it on/off at certain points.

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      • Dutch Matrix

        May 13, 2015 at 08:26

        Reminds me of a joke.
        Q: What is green and the touch of a button turns red?
        A: A frog in a blender.
        Q: What is green and at the touch of a button stays green?
        A: A frog with amazing tap dancing skills.

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    • PoisonedBelial

      May 13, 2015 at 08:17

      Best gif ever.

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    • BurnZ

      May 13, 2015 at 09:07

      Dude exactly, Skrillex???? what the hell is wrong with the youth of today? That is not music, should never be on the same list, ever!

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 13, 2015 at 09:52

        Also how the hell do you play that with a guitar. I know it’s plastic with buttons but still…

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      • Mossel

        May 13, 2015 at 09:56

        I agree that it shouldn’t be on the list because it is electronic music, not guitar. But like heavy metal and all sorts of other genre’s it’s not for everyone. I personally like Skrillex and it really makes for an epic party!

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        • BurnZ

          May 13, 2015 at 10:25

          Ya no prob dude, different notes for different folks. I personally prefer my music on the Heavy Metal side of things. Playing a Skrillex solo will prob be something like playing a Dragon Force solo. finger breaking speeds! good luck to us all!

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  5. Admiral Chief

    May 13, 2015 at 08:20

    DAT CHOP SUEY!

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    • Umar

      May 13, 2015 at 08:22

      I cant wait to sing along! WAKE UP, SAJFHASDNFLAKSDHFLKASHDF SAJDHJASHF MAKE UP

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 13, 2015 at 08:25

        WHYDYOULEAVETHEKEYSUPONTHETABLE

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 13, 2015 at 08:26

        I gif you. System of a Down eating chop suey
        http://media.giphy.com/media/v5h8tIYiexcSA/giphy.gif

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        • Umar

          May 13, 2015 at 08:28

          Hey, that’s how I looked when I watched the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gameplay walkthrough!

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 13, 2015 at 08:29

            Bwahaha

          • Dutch Matrix

            May 13, 2015 at 08:29

            That’s me listening to System of a Down…

          • Umar

            May 13, 2015 at 08:33

            Don’t like em?

          • Dutch Matrix

            May 13, 2015 at 08:34

            Nope. From what I heard of them, they sound like a band that puts zero thought into their songs.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 13, 2015 at 08:36

            Self righteous comment suicide

          • Dutch Matrix

            May 13, 2015 at 08:42

            Oh I am ever so sorry Princess that I have upset your liking of a particular band who seems to go into a studio, vomits “music” and still find fans dumb enough to listen to it.

            🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
            :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

          • Lord Chaos

            May 13, 2015 at 08:45

            Ditto.

            *Runs

          • Hammersteyn

            May 13, 2015 at 09:05

            Hahaha “Self righteous suicide” is part of the lyrics and niether Umar nor Admiral pick it up and now I look dumb

          • Umar

            May 13, 2015 at 08:45

            Their songs are incredibly deep, some of them lol

          • Dutch Matrix

            May 13, 2015 at 08:59

            The turd that my dog deposits on the lawn also comes from a deep place…

          • Mossel

            May 13, 2015 at 09:44

            Actually they sing about police brutality and all sorts of social issues.

        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 08:33

          This is me, listening to Chop Suey, while reading about Chop Suey and watching a gif of the Chop Suey music video of System of a Down eating Chop Suey and then typing about listening to Chop Suey while reading about Chop Suey and watching a gif of the Chop Suey music video of System of a Down eating Chop Suey

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 13, 2015 at 08:34

            Chop Sueyception. We need more noodles.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 13, 2015 at 08:43

            O_o

      • MariaESlocum

        May 13, 2015 at 15:10

        ??Creat profit with Google at Home@nx24:::

        ,

        ???http://ProHome-InsiderChampion.uk/online/info

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  6. Hammersteyn

    May 13, 2015 at 08:25

    I know most but the ones I don’t :
    alt-J but that song pretty cool.
    Black Veil Brides looks like Nickelback and Manson has a love child but they’re not too bad.
    The Pretty Reckless isn’t for me
    Broken Bells is pretty mellow and can be used as a breather between the hard songs
    I’ll check the rest later but it seems like a decent list with a nice mix of old and new songs with a few that clearly doesn’t belong.

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 13, 2015 at 08:25

      *don’t

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 13, 2015 at 08:27

        lies

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 08:33

          and slander

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    • Mossel

      May 13, 2015 at 09:51

      The Pretty Reckless really grew on me, they have some epic rock n roll type guitar riffs. And the lead singer is Jenny from Gossip Girl!

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  7. Dutch Matrix

    May 13, 2015 at 08:37

    I know they are not the most technical band out there, but I am kinda bummed that Rammstein’s Heirate Mich from the Live Aus Berlin album is not on here.

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  8. Pariah

    May 13, 2015 at 08:40

    I was expecting some illegal stuff going on.

    DARRYN! WHYYOUCLICKBAITME?!?!

    XD

    Nice pun though, bastard. 😀

    Edit: is it a pun, or just a play on words? I can’t decide. It’s too early and I haven’t yet drank my coffee…

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    • The D

      May 13, 2015 at 08:46

      MUSIC PUNS AM THE BESTEST!

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  9. ReaperOfSquirrels

    May 13, 2015 at 08:45

    Hahaha, I know more than half the bands! YES!

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  10. BurnZ

    May 13, 2015 at 09:04

    Pantera and Rage! hell ya! Beer assistant is needed when rocking out! where is my beer assistant?? stuff that put the fridge in the lounge (yes im excited, can you tell?)!!

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    • Sgt. M

      May 13, 2015 at 09:10

      You sound like Richard Rawlings now

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      • BurnZ

        May 13, 2015 at 09:46

        HAHA Ah man i wish hey, but sadly i cannot afford a beer assistant. Will have to walk all 5 meters to my fridge, very sad story 😉

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        • Mossel

          May 13, 2015 at 09:49

          The struggle is real.

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        • Sgt. M

          May 13, 2015 at 11:04

          I don’t think it’ll be that expensive. One beer for every 5 delivered?

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  11. Mossel

    May 13, 2015 at 09:48

    I had my keyboard ready to rant about the shit music, but then realized it’s actually quite decent. Breaking the Law and Cowboys from hell has some of the sickest guitar riffs ever. Not to mention some epic Black Keys in the mix. Also The Pretty Reckless is actually a very awesome band, some sick riffs and wow can that girl sing! O_O

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  12. Allykhat

    May 13, 2015 at 10:06

    I’m so keen… OMG O_O

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  13. DrKiller

    May 13, 2015 at 11:17

    Whyyyyy is Bangerang on the list? Look, I love the song, but I’m not sure where the guitar is ever present in it 😛

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  14. Kikmi

    May 13, 2015 at 13:14

    How the fuck are you going to play a Skrillex song on guitar?

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