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Setlist Checklist: BandFuse: Rock Legends
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Setlist Checklist: BandFuse: Rock Legends


Hot on the heels of Rocksmith 2014, a new studio entitled Realta Entertainment Group decided to throw their hat in to the ring with BandFuse: Rock Legends. Another “real guitar game”, BandFuse differentiated itself from the competition with an interface much more akin to guitar tablature, the usage of master tracks instead in order to drop the guitar or bass out as you play, scored vocals, and, of course, the titular Rock Legends.

The legends in question consisted of Slash (who had also appeared in the similarly titled Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock), Mike Ness of Social Distortion, Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom, George Lynch of Dokken, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, and representing the bassists, funk legend Bootsy Collins (who contributes an original track called Rock Bandit to the game). Throughout the game they act as teachers, showing off concepts like intonation and pinch harmonics through video packages.

Another thing that separated it from Rocksmith was the difficulty system. Rather than use a dynamic difficulty system, there was a more traditional Rock Band-style system, where the user would select their difficulty. Interestingly, however, unless you were on the highest difficulty you didn’t get to play the solos.

A brief bit of controversy occurred when BandFuse showed of UI that used the familiar Rock Band instrument icons. While the guitar icons made a bit of sense as Fender was a big backer of the game, the vocal icon was simply confusing. This is where it came out that Harmonix themselves had actually lent some sort of backing to the development of the vocal engine.

8 of the songs on the disc are available with Pro Guitar/Bass support in Rock Band 3, or 14%. They are as follows:

  • Coldplay – Yellow
  • Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down
  • Foreigner – Hot Blooded
  • Heart – Barracuda
  • Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
  • Living Colour – Cult of Personality
  • Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
  • Santana – Black Magic Woman (Live) (Studio 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.

The setlist itself featured a relatively moderate 55 songs spanning the 70s all the way through to 2013. Of those 55, an impressive 40 are available to play in Rock Band. This gives us a 72% rate of availability, far and away the highest we’ve seen thus far in the setlist checklist feature.

Also, as a fun fact, barring Green Day and The Beatles: Rock Band, BandFuse: Rock Legends features at least one track from every single Rock Band game from Rock Band 1 to Rock Band Blitz.

The full list is available after the jump.

ArtistSongDate in Rock Band
Alanis MotissetteYou Oughta Know09/14/2008
The All-American RejectsMove Along12/25/2007
Bad ReligionInfectedN/A
Billy IdolRebel Yell08/25/2009
Black Label SocietyOverlordN/A
Blind MelonNo Rain08/18/2009
blink-182All the Small Things01/15/2008
Blue Öyster CultGodzilla01/26/2010
BlurSong 211/03/2009
Bootsy CollinsRock BanditN/A
Brian SetzerRock This TownN/A
Bullet for My ValentineTears Don't Fall05/29/2012
Cheap TrickI Want You to Want Me (Live)09/06/2011
Children of BodomAre You Dead Yet?12/02/2008
The ClashShould I Stay or Should I Go11/20/2007
The DistillersDrain the Blood05/05/2009
Dream TheaterPull Me UnderN/A
Duncan SheikBarely BreathingN/A
Faith No MoreEpic11/20/2007
Fall Out BoySugar, We're Going Down08/16/2011
Five Finger Death PunchThe BleedingN/A
ForeignerHot Blooded05/23/2011
The Grateful DeadHell in a Bucket01/27/2009
HalestormLove Bites (So Do I)N/A
Jane's AddictionBeen Caught Stealing10/26/2010
Judas PriestBreaking the Law (Live)05/11/2010
KansasCarry on Wayward Son09/14/2008
Kenny Wayne ShepherdBlue on BlackN/A
Living ColourCult of Personality08/28/2012
Lynch MobWicked SensationN/A
Maroon 5Harder to BreatheN/A
MegadethHangar 1802/09/2010
Modern EnglishI Melt With You11/20/2012
Modest MouseFloat On09/14/2008
My Chemical RomanceWelcome to the Black Parade09/28/2010
Nine DaysAbsolutely (Story of a Girl)N/A
PanteraI'm Broken05/19/2011
Pearl JamAlive09/14/2008 *
PixiesHere Comes Your Man06/24/2008
RATTRound and Round09/14/2008
Red FangWiresN/A
Rick SpringfieldJessie's Girl08/28/2012
RushLimelight01/01/2008 **
SantanaBlack Magic Woman (Live)03/29/2011 ***
Slash ft. Myles KennedyBack from CaliN/A
Social DistortionBad Luck05/12/2009
Stellar RevivalThe Crazy OnesN/A
The StrokesReptillia11/20/2007
SublimeWhat I Got10/29/2012
TestamentSouls of Black09/14/2008

* Denotes a track available with both the original version version and a live version
** Denotes a track available with both a cover version and the original version
*** Denotes a studio version of the track in Rock Band

2 Responses to “Setlist Checklist: BandFuse: Rock Legends”

  • Dananon says:

    I’m gonna need Barely Breathing, Harder to Breathe, and Absolutely in Rock Band.

  • Conriocht13 says:

    Overall, a very solid set list. While I wouldn’t mind any of the missing tracks making their way over to Rock Band, the one I want most is Harder to Breathe. We have so many Maroon 5 songs, but that is the only one that I actually want. Make it happen, Harmonix!