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Setlist Checklist: Guitar Hero Live
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Setlist Checklist: Guitar Hero Live


Guitar Hero, for all intents and purposes, was finished in 2011. It had released its final DLC pack in April of that year. Then, thee years later, all its DLC was pulled from the store. There wouldn’t really be any news for a while until a leaked screenshot from the proposed “Guitar Hero 7” surfaced. Among the news there was that there was supposedly going to be a sixth button added to the guitar and that there was going to be a focus on microtransactions.

Well, fast forward to April 2015 and Guitar Hero Live was officially announced. Not necessarily a Guitar Hero 7, but rather a re-boot of the whole franchise, Guitar Hero Live radically changed the format by re-arranging the button layout from five in a row to two rows of three, and completely dropping drums and bass. It also did away with the animated graphics of the past and replaced the visuals with a first-person FMV display. The concept of DLC was completely done away with, instead additional songs were delivered via the GHTV service, a streaming music video platform.

The soundtrack for Guitar Hero Live is the smallest on-disc setlist of any main series Guitar Hero game (if the bonus songs from the early games are counted), likely due to the cost of shooting two complete FMV performances of every song. This was made up for, however, with the GHTV service (containing well over 300 songs at the time of writing). There was also a large focus on modern songs, with only 11 of the 42 on-disc songs coming from before the year 2010 and only three of those being from before the 2000s.

Launching in October of 2015, Guitar Hero Live was a direct competitor to Rock Band 4. The setlists, however, only share one song in common: Jack White’s Lazaretto. Despite only sharing the one song, the two games DID share many of the same artists.

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • The Black Keys
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Halestorm
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Paramore
  • Soundgarden

In addition, Bring Me the Horizon also featured as part of the pre-order DLC for Rock Band 4, albeit with a different song. Speaking of pre-order DLC, however, King for a Day by Pierce the Veil ft. Kellin Quinn was available for people who pre-ordered the digital version of Rock Band 4 on Xbox One. R U Mine? by Arctic Monkeys was also released in January as part of Rock Band’s first DLC in two years. It’s also worth noting that initial screenshots of Rock Band 4 showed that Neon Trees’ Everybody Talks was initially planned to be part of Rock Band 4’s setlist.

As noted in previous Setlist Checklist posts (and all future posts, as well), as the holes are continually filled in by Rock Band’s weekly DLC releases, we will update this post, and keep it linked in the FAQ page above, for future reference.

In total, 13 of the 42 songs are available in Rock Band, meaning (now that the Rock Band 1 export is available) you can currently play 30% of the tracks in Rock Band 4 in all their 5 buttony glory! That percentage, however, is the lowest availability of any main series Guitar Hero game.

The full list is available after the jump.

ArtistSongRelease Date
30 Seconds to MarsThe Kill12/25/2007
The 1975GirlsN/A
Arctic MonkeysR U Mine?01/13/2015
Avril LavigneHere's to Never Growing UpN/A
Biffy ClyroVictory Over the SunN/A
The Black KeysGold on the CeilingN/A
blink-182The Rock Show07/30/2009
Bring Me the HorizonShadow MosesN/A
Deap VallyLiesN/A
ElbowGrounds for DivorceN/A
Fall Out BoyMy Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)03/22/2016
The Gaslight Anthem45N/A
Good CharlotteThe Anthem03/06/2012
Green DayNuclear FamilyN/A
HalestormLove Bites (So Do I)N/A
Imagine DragonsDemonsN/A
Jack WhiteLazaretto10/06/2015
KasabianClub Foot11/12/2009
Katy PerryWaking Up in VegasN/A
The KillersWhen You Were Young11/20/2007
Linkin ParkWastelandsN/A
The LumineersHo HeyN/A
Mumford & SonsI Will WaitN/A
Neon TreesEverybody Talks03/22/2016
Of Mice & MenBones ExposedN/A
Of Monsters and MenMountain SoundN/A
OneRepublicCounting StarsN/A
Pearl JamMind Your MannersN/A
Pierce the Veil ft. Kellin QuinnKing for a Day10/06/2015
QueenTie Your Mother Down10/22/2009
RihannaCalifornia King BedN/A
Rise AgainstTragedy + TimeN/A
Rival SonsKeep On SwingingN/A
The Rolling StonesPaint It, BlackN/A
Royal BloodLittle MonsterN/A
Skrillex ft. SirahBangarangN/A
SoundgardenBeen Away Too LongN/A
The WhoWon't Get Fooled Again11/20/2007
You Me at SixLived a LieN/A

3 Responses to “Setlist Checklist: Guitar Hero Live”

  • That reminds me: when exactly are we getting Everybody Talks as DLC? Was it just a test song for that one screenshot or something?

  • paul says:

    Not sure but what also could have happened is because of some licensing issue they weren’t able to get the song in the game at all and it’s never coming as DLC. I hope not.

  • Miles Rose says:

    All I really want that we don’t have yet is their “Happy Idiot” by TV On the Radio. Anything off Seeds would be <3