Setlist Checklist: Rocksmith 2014

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If you want to get technical, Rocksmith never had a sequel. Instead, in 2013 Ubisoft unveiled a new version of Rocksmith entitled Rocksmith 2014 Edition (clearly taking a cue from sports game numbering) designed to be a replacement to the original game. The rationale behind this being that if the average person were to see something entitled Rocksmith 2, they might think that its a more advanced version and that they needed to master Rocksmith 1 first.

Rocksmith 2014 featured many improvements over the original game. The UI was much sleeker, the note detection was better, and it even supported a whole bunch more tunings, especially compared to the first game’s limit of E Standard, Drop D, and Eb Standard. This allowed the player to get even closer to matching the original song. Even if it was initially recorded slightly sharp or flat. Probably the biggest new addition, however, was session mode. Session mode allowed you to choose the scale you wanted to play in, and then the game would detect what you’re playing and have a virtual band respond in real time.

The support of new tunings allowed Rocksmith 2014 to incorporate many previously impossible songs in to the game, perhaps most famously the Radiohead DLC pack, which included songs tuned to EGDGBD and DADFCd. The on-disc setlist this time was less focused on indie rock and deep cuts, instead putting out more major artists like Aerosmith, Oasis, The Who, Avenged Sevenfold, and (moar) Muse. There was also a decent amount of Japanese content, with songs by B’z and Tak Matsumoto on-disc, and DLC from Hotei, GOLDEN BOMBER, ONE OK ROCK, and more following shortly after.

Initially released on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Mac, Rocksmith 2014 would also later be ported to Xbox One and PS4 in December 2014. Adopters of the game on next-generation consoles also had the opportunity to download 12 free Jimi Hendrix tracks for the first month of availability.

By the time Rocksmith 2014 was released DLC for Rock Band 3 had already completely stopped, so of course there aren’t any competing releases to compare the setlist to. However, a number of its songs were already available for Rock Band with Pro Guitar/Bass add-ons. A whopping 10, actually. They are as follows:

  • Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot
  • Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me (Live version in Rock Band)
  • Deftones – My Own Summer (Shove It)
  • KISS – Rock and Roll All Nite (Live version in Rock Band)
  • Mastodon – Blood and Thunder
  • Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
  • The Police – Every Breath You Take
  • Queen – We Are the Champions (If the RB3 Version is owned)
  • Rush – The Spirit of Radio (Live version in Rock Band)

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.

Ultimately 26 of the 66 songs in Rocksmith 2014 are available to play in Rock Band for a grand total of 39%, a large increase over Rocksmith’s 21%. If you want the authentic “real guitar” experience in Rock Band, then you’ll still have access to 15% of the on-disc tracks. That’s definitely not a bad number.

The full list is available after the jump.

ArtistSongDate in Rock Band
Aching HeadSelf-DestructN/A
AerosmithWalk This Way01/29/2013
Alice CooperNo More Mr. Nice GuyN/A
Alice in ChainsStoneN/A
Arctic MonkeysR U Mine?01/13/2015
Avenged SevenfoldBeast and the Harlot10/26/2010
B'zUltra SoulN/A
BedowynSnarling of BeastsN/A
Bob DylanKnockin' on Heaven's DoorN/A
BostonPeace of Mind03/25/2008
BushMachinehead02/07/2012
CrimsonDon't StopN/A
The Dear HunterStuck on a Wire Out on a FenceN/A
Def LeppardPour Some Sugar on Me **08/09/2011 *
DeftonesMy Own Summer (Shove It)11/09/2010
DisonaurSea to SwallowN/A
EarlyRiseWastelandN/A
Fang IslandChompersN/A
Foo FighersEverlong09/14/2008
Gold MotelBrand New Kind of BlueN/A
Green DayX-KidN/A
Hail the SunEight-Ball, Coroner's PocketN/A
Iron MaidenThe Trooper06/09/2009
Jack WhiteSixteen SaltinesN/A
JAWSStay InN/A
Joe SatrianiSatch Boogie10/13/2009
KarawanDesolate MotionN/A
The KinksYou Really Got MeN/A
KISSRock and Roll All Nite04/26/2011 *
La SeraLove That's GoneN/A
Magic WandsBlack MagicN/A
MastodonBlood and Thunder04/19/2011
Matt Montgomery, Brian McCune and Brendan WestOn Top of the WorldN/A
Minus the BearCold CompanyN/A
Monster TruckSweet Mountain RiverN/A
MuseKnights of CydoniaN/A
NirvanaHeart-Shaped Box09/20/2011
OasisDon't Look Back in Anger01/22/2008
PanteraCemetery GatesN/A
ParamoreNowN/A
PAWSSore TummyN/A
Playground KingsSelf TrapN/A
The PoliceEvery Breath You Take03/15/2011
QueenWe Are the Champions11/03/2009
R.E.M.Losing My Religion03/10/2009
RadioheadParanoid AndroidN/A
RamonesBlitzkrieg Bop11/20/2007
RATTRound and Round09/14/2008
Red FangWiresN/A
Rise AgainstSavior07/21/2009
The Rolling StonesPaint It, BlackN/A
RushThe Spirit of Radio12/13/2011 *
SabakaMonochromicN/A
Screaming FemalesRotten AppleN/A
The ShinsFor a FoolN/A
SlayerWar EnsembleN/A
The Smashing PumpkinsThe ChimeraN/A
SplashhAll I Wanna DoN/A
System of a DownHypnotize07/05/2011
Tak MatsumotoGO FURTHERN/A
Tom Petty & the HeartbreakersMary Jane's Last Dance11/24/2009 *
UbisoftRocksmith 2012 ThemeN/A
Versus ThemImpossible DreamsN/A
WeezerSay It Ain't So11/20/2007
White ZombieThunder Kiss '6510/25/2011
The WhoMy Generation07/15/2008 *

* Denotes a live version of the track.
** Denotes a re-recorded version of the track.

One Response to “Setlist Checklist: Rocksmith 2014”

  • Will Havens says:

    So we’re not talking about Rocksmith DLC either? I know “Killswitch Engage – The End of Heartache” is DLC in Rocksmith, but also DLC with a Pro Add-On in Rock Band.