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Complete Set List for Guitar Hero III 84

Wowzer writes "Early leaks have revealed the complete 74 numbers set list in Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock . Developer Neversoft had hoped to keep the last remaining 14 songs a secret until the American launch of the game on October 28th for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. From the article: 'Tier 1 - Slow Ride (Foghat), Talk Dirty to Me (Poison), Hit Me with Your Best Shot (Pat Benetar), Story of My Life (Social Distortion), Rock and Roll All Nite (Kiss), Sabotage (Beastie Boys). Tier 2 - Mississippi Queen (Mountain), School's Out (Alice Cooper), Sunshine of Your Love (Cream), Barracuda (Heart), Tom Morello's Original Boss Battle Recording, Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine), Reptillia (The Strokes).'"
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Complete Set List for Guitar Hero III

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  • Unfortunately, now that Harmonix has given up the GH franchise, I doubt it will get better from here. Harmonix invented this genre (Amped, Guitar Hero, GH2) and they have moved on to do Rock Band, which will sell for fairly decent if nothing more than fan loyalty to Harmonix.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Fozzyuw ( 950608 )

      Unfortunately, now that Harmonix has given up the GH franchise, I doubt it will get better from here.

      I have some worries about GH:III due to this fact, but I'm still more than willing to give it a shot. The track list, at over 70 songs, is just simply killer and according to Wikipedia, it appears GH:III will have several new gameplay additions [], particularly for competitive play, which really does sound like some nice touches.

      Likewise, I'm actually MORE excited for Rock Band. I've only recently picked up

      • I actually liked the demo of GH3 better than GH2. They've made the aforementioned gameplay additions to multiplayer, but they have also cleaned up some things in the single player game that I always hated (e.g., screen no longer shakes when going into star power mode), and they've made some nice informational additions to the interface. Also, the difficulty seems generally harder due to the inherently faster pace of the game, and the set list is phenomenal. All in all, a worthy sequel. I'm intensely cur
    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      ...Harmonix invented this genre (Amped, Guitar Hero, GH2)...

      I know quite a few Bemani fans who would rather loudly disagree with that assertion.

      Heck, Guitar Freaks came along in 1998. It's got a good 7 years on GH.

    • by Dorceon ( 928997 ) on Friday October 26, 2007 @02:19PM (#21132035)
      I'm not sure why it's only Anonymous Cowards who are pointing this out, but it's an important point that should be seen by everyone. Harmonix didn't invent the rhythm genre. Harmonix didn't even invent the hold-one-or-more-neck-buttons-while-strumming-the-bidirectional-lever guitar rhythm genre. Konami released the first version of Guitar Freaks [] in 1998.
    • my friend found a copy of CH3 on sale at Meijer, i believe. some employees put it out on accident and he bought it. i can definately say that this game still lives up to the Guitar Hero series. i plan to get both, though. :D
  • smoked (Score:2, Funny)

    by echo465 ( 574642 )
    And I'm sure the streaming video will work beautifully now that they've been slashdotted.
  • What's next? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by deftcoder ( 1090261 )
    Guitar Hero: Clear Channel Top 40 edition?

    Guitar Hero 2 has the best set list of all the games so far... by a long shot.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      You're kidding, right?
    • Re:What's next? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by twistedsymphony ( 956982 ) on Friday October 26, 2007 @01:23PM (#21131191) Homepage
      What I really like about the GHIII set list is the fact that only 19 out of the 70+ song are "as made famous by" with the rest being recordings from the original artist. IMO this is the biggest benefit to this edition over the previous installments which were closer to the other way around. Either Activision has more $$ to pay for the originals, or more artists (read: copyright owners)are realizing that supporting Guitar Hero does wonders for the good will of their fans.
      • by jZnat ( 793348 ) *
        I heard that Harmonix preferred to do covers of the songs because it made developing the game more fun. Also, since the game puts the player as the lead guitarist of a new band doing covers of other bands' music, it seems to make more sense that your band doesn't sound exactly like the original. I guess Rock Band might follow along that line considering you're getting a band together in the first place rather than just one instrument.
    • Disagree. Guitar Hero 2 has the worst set of all the games by a long shot, in my book. Too much damn metal, I can't stand playing about half the songs in that game. GH3 may or may not be a lot better, but at least GH1 and GH 80s had more than 50% tolerable songs.
      • Metal requires skill to play though, isn't that the point?

        Why plunk along with Smoke on the Water when you can sweep pick through Hangar 18?
        • I play Guitar Hero to play songs I actually enjoy listening to. I am not about to play a song I hate, no matter how challenging or fun it is to play. Not to mention that in Guitar Hero 2, I feel that the harder songs aren't even fun to play due to being so hard (I have no aversion to hard, I cleared GH1 on expert after all, but GH2 is too damn hard for my taste).
          • Based upon your username, I'll assume you're a fellow guitarist.

            I found Bark at the Moon and Cowboys from Hell to be MUCH harder than Hangar 18 and Free Bird. This is probably due to the lack of proper hammer-ons/pull-offs in GH1.

            Or maybe it's because I pretty much play nothing but death metal solos (on real guitar) which use a lot of sweep picking/sweep tapping. My hand coordination/timing is quite good...

            This is an example of the stuff I play: []
            • I am, indeed, a guitarist, although quite amateur and unpracticed (I unfortunately haven't played my Strat in 3 or 4 years, although I should get back to it). The name is actually an old one that I reused (I'll let you guess when it's from ;)).

              That aside, I learned to cope with the lack of hammerons/pull-offs in GH1 by strumming all the time. In GH2, the solos are too blistering for me to be able to finger. Example: the beginning of the solo in Free Bird, where you get a pattern of B-Y-R-Y, repeating for

              • I found that Jessica was the best song to practice on to get good at sweeping.

                There is one advantage to being good at the epic solos... you can draw crowds in stores like Best Buy. I 98%'ed Hangar 18 on expert (missed a few notes towards the end) and by the time I finished a crowd of about 10 people were standing behind me watching. When I finished it and turned around, they applauded.

                It was cool. :)

                I can usually 99% Jessica in stores, but I haven't played in months so I probably can't anymore. :/

                Anyways, g
    • What the fuck? What Clear Channel Top 40 station have you ever heard playing Sunshine of Your Love, or Raining Blood? Paranoid? One? Number of the Beast? La Grange? The Seeker? Sabotage? Half the fucking songs on there?

      Shut the fuck up and enjoy the music. They're good songs.
  • Honestly, I'm not sure which 14 songs people weren't aware of. The full set list has been available for some time on joystiq, kotaku, and, along with hundreds of other sites.
  • sabotage? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by gEvil (beta) ( 945888 ) on Friday October 26, 2007 @01:15PM (#21131035)
    I find it hilarious that they put Sabotage on the list. Give the guitar part a good listen sometime--all it is is nonstop heavily distorted muted eighth notes (with a handful of unmuted hits in there). Nearly the entire "melody" is the bass.
    • Nearly the entire melody is in the bass GUITAR. Guitar Hero includes bass parts.
    • I'd guess that's why it's a Co-op Encore. The bass can actually do something interesting. (Bass player here...)
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by NereusRen ( 811533 )
      You know you can play the Bass part in Guitar Hero, right? Some of the songs in GH2 had much more interesting bass parts as well... John the Fisherman, War Pigs, etc.

      I agree that it's funny to point out the inclusion of such songs in "guitar" hero games, but it's not quite as silly as you might think if you hadn't played it.
  • by keithpreston ( 865880 ) on Friday October 26, 2007 @01:27PM (#21131253)

    Through the Fire and Flames (by DragonForce)
    You might think you are good at guitar hero, but this will be the ultimate challenge. This is got to be the most hacked in song into the previous versions. I love just watching people play it. []
    • Have you ever seen them live? I haven't because they're not my cup of tea, but my cousin has.
      He said that they are "alright" live, which leads me to believe that they are way beyond over produced.
      If you want techical guitar playing, look elsewhere.
      On a side note, I'm totally stoked that Slayer is gonna be on it!
  • No Dream Theater... (Score:3, Informative)

    by 7Prime ( 871679 ) on Friday October 26, 2007 @01:32PM (#21131339) Homepage Journal
    Third outing on a "guitar rock gods" package, and still no John Petrucci, wtf? Not buying it until they give me some Metropolis action.
    • by KlomDark ( 6370 )
      No shit, I'm waiting for some John Myung bass tracks too. That guy is the most underappreciated member of DT.

      Now if we could just the singer to quit. I used to really like him, but any more he seems just kind of whiny and off-key by a fraction.
    • by Goose42 ( 88624 )
      Screw "Metropolis", bring on "A Change Of Seasons". Completing a 23-minute song with 100% accuracy should be worth just a few bragging rights. :-P
      • I'd love to see any Dream Theater in a Guitar Hero game, but the longer and more intricate the track the better. Personally I think that "Under a Glass Moon" would be an excellent choice, at least for the Rock Band game--torment the keyboard player a bit.

        If you want to go further down the "incredibly long song" category, they could always put one of the Jethro Tull concept albums on there. I would definitely like so see someone play Thick as a Brick without missing a note.
        • by 7Prime ( 871679 )
          Damn straight! Under a Glass Moon would be great.

          I think ACOS would be highly improbable though, just too long. Quite a few people would love to tackle Metropolis or UaGM, maybe even some sick shit like Dance of Eternity. The fact is, DT has so many tunes that would be PERFECT for Guitar Hero. I mean, John Petrucci is like, THE current raigning guitar God who isn't simply a solo artist.

          Somehow I think a couple of punk rockers got on board and basically said, "down with prog". Oh well, you know they'll be so
  • It's about time! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by bckrispi ( 725257 ) on Friday October 26, 2007 @01:33PM (#21131349)
    We got some Fucking SLAYER!!!!!
    • by grub ( 11606 )

      We got some Fucking SLAYER!!!!!

      Agreed, but you know deep down that Jack Thompson will be raising a stink about kids playing "satanic" music or some other superstitious nonsense.

    • We got some Fucking SLAYER!!!!!
      Agreed. I wasn't going to buy this game until I saw that! If only Motorhead's Ace of Spades was on this one as well.
      • by grub ( 11606 )
        Ace of Spades is on a previous Guitar Hero. You can find videos on YouTube of people playing it.
    • Now we have a clear counter to hippies [] built right in to GH3!
  • Oh wow my girlfriend's favorite song, "Slow Ride" as made famous by FogHat, is the first song listed and in Tier 1. I can do Tier 1 songs in sleep!

    Looks like I'll be rocking out to GHIII in my underwear while wooing my girl at the same time. ^_^
    • by KlomDark ( 6370 )
      There's already been a game for Slow Ride for decades - it's called "Can the D.J. get done taking a shit before the song is over?" If there's dead air at the end of the song, you know the DJ lost the game.

      Slow Ride sucks. I hate it. The only reason it's still on the air is because DJs have to defecate too. Every time you hear it, you know that the DJ is taking his kids to the pool while you listen. Definitely turns me off too the song.

      "Childbirth is no more a miracle then eating food and a turd coming out o
      • This is no longer true as radio is no longer live. I worked at a Clear Channel station for close to minimum wage where the djs came in, recorded their talk in like 20 minutes, and then left. The song list was selected by a computer halfway across the country or something, and I got to watch TV and make sure the system didn't freeze or something. I'm pretty sure I was only there because of FCC regulations saying that somebody had to be there.
      • It's great that you hate the song yet, "this is my girlfriend's favorite song".

        There's more to this song than an opportunity for the Disc Jockey to drop kids off at the pool.
  • I wonder if everyone realizes Harmonix outsourced the development of Guitar Hero III to free up time for them to create Rock Band [].
    • "Outsourcing" is a bad word for it. They totally sold off the franchise. They have no rights to Guitar Hero anymore.
    • The Guitar Hero name and franchise is owned by Red Octane, a publishing company now owned by Activision. Harmonix was bought by EA. The two companies are now competitors with Harmonix developing Rock Band and Neversoft (of Tony Hawk fame) now developing Guitar Hero. Harmonix pitched the Rock Band idea to RO but in the end RO decided that the drum kit idea wasn't as easy for players to pick up and wouldn't do as well as their guitar hero franchise and so passed on the idea.
  • I thought I had read earlier that it was pretty certain that one of their songs from their new self-titled album was going to be on that list with "It Doesn't Seem To Matter" as a prime candidate. This was back a few months after the release of their new album. So what happened? With Army of Anyone, there was a disappointing amount of sales, and now there's rumors of a break-up as Richard Patrick is going to work on his new Filter album. So does album sales drive what goes into the game and what doesn't?
  • track listings for GH3, after having played the demo I feel sad.
    GH3 just doesn't 'feel right'. I'd have been quite happy if Neversoft had just picked up Harmonix's GH2 code and swapped out the tracks - but they didn't :(
    Think I may hang on for Rock Band (although I'm never going to get all the kit as the gf already takes the piss enough of me, a grown man, with my little Fisher Price-stylee guitar)
  • GH3: Coming out for the most popular current console (Wii).

    Rock Band: Not. (At least not any time soon.)

    Well, guess I know which one I'm getting.

    However great Harmonix is, they completely missed the boat there -- music games like this are certain to appeal to Wii gamers more than others.

    In any case, looks like a pretty good track list. I'm just hoping they get their shit together as far as downloadable content for the Wii, so I can play some of the songs from the older games. (And better pricing than what t
    • This is exactly why I'm buying GH3 for Wii - put the sales numbers up there and we'll get a Wii version sooner than later.

      And I am ABSOLUTELY with you on the DLC from previous games. I missed a lot of good songs by trying not to give Sony any money for that whole rootkit thing.
    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward
      You're a damned fool. Wii's audience is casual gamers. Does a $200 game sound casual to you? I love the Wii too, but you're just being ridiculous.
      • Yeah, but how many people do you think picked up three extra Wiimotes + Nunchuks at $180 to play 4 player Wii Sports? Classic controllers for the VC? Game Cube controllers (for those that didn't have a Gamecube)? Charging stations? Wireless Sensor Bars? Wiimote protectors?

        The Wii is an accessory makers dream...Rockband should fit right in.
      • As if casual was defined by price. Casual is all about the game's content. Oblivion for 5 bucks is not casual. Guitar hero isn't exactly a cheap game, but it's the definition of casual.

        But, if you don't believe me, look at the November and December figures early next year. Chances are GHIII sells about as much in the Wii as the 360 in the US with a smaller install base.
      • You're a damned fool. Wii's audience is casual gamers. Does a $200 game sound casual to you? I love the Wii too, but you're just being ridiculous.

        Casual games are defined by the type of game rather than the price. The type of people that the Wii attracts, fits right in with are largely the same demographic that would buy a Guitar Hero, DDR, or Karaoke game.

      • Wii's audience is casual gamers. Does a $200 game sound casual to you?

        A pretty good slice of the Wii's audience is people who are cash-rich and time-poor. They want games they can pick up and play without having to commit a large amount of time at any one session.

        A lot of people were happy to pay £270 for a Wii with three extra wiimotes just so they could play Wii Tennis doubles. No damn joke. They bought the console because their fanboy relative who bought it for Zelda brought it home over Christ

        • by Plekto ( 1018050 )
          The number of really good bands that are missing is large, though. Most of them stayed with Harmonix/MTV (Rockband). It just somehow seems flat. A few good songs, and then tons of B side fillers. Loads of 70s and 80s stuff. None of the cutting-edge modern feel that Harmonix did so well. It really IS Dance-Dance-Hero. Good job, Sony.

          Rock Band will cost more, but it's well worth it.

          Oh, Rockband will cost the same as Guitar Hero III if you just want the game and a guitar controller. The $200 package has
    • by xero314 ( 722674 )

      GH3: Coming out for the most popular current console

      True GH3 is coming out for PS2. But without the downloadable content option I'm betting it forces a number of hold outs to finally upgrade.

      However great Harmonix is, they completely missed the boat there

      What harmonix is doing is not alienating there current fans (all PS2 and/or XBox 360 owners) and maintaining focus on just a couple consoles rather than all three. There will probably be a Wii version eventually but it's always better to appeal to your existing fan base first.

      Personally I'm getting both (and had to finally make the jump to the current gen systems t

  • by everphilski ( 877346 ) on Friday October 26, 2007 @02:28PM (#21132179) Journal
    I don't need a set list to know how to ROCK!

    /dons the Foreigner belt
    • dons the Foreigner belt
      Speaking of Foreigner, why hasn't there been a Foreigner song yet? Juke Box Hero? Urgent? Feels like the first time? Other ones that were mentioned on ATHF?

      I can't imagine they're very expensive to license, either...
  • by shlepp ( 796599 )
    Seriously, you can get a decent guitar from a pawn broker from $100, then all you need to do is visit [] and find the tab to your favorite song and literally be ACTUALLY playing it in minutes. All you need to do is start out with the Major and Minor scales, then the rest comes naturally and you will be actually be rocking and will be able to impress the ladies.
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      No. Playing guitar is not easy like guitar hero.
      • by jZnat ( 793348 ) *
        Speaking from experience, there are many songs in Guitar Hero that are easier to play on guitar than in expert. There are many "tricks" and techniques one can use while playing guitar that can't be done on a GH controller.

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