The October cover story in Electronic Gaming Monthly is a backstage pass to check out Guitar Hero 2. Counted among the details they turned up was a pretty big list of songs from the final game.
# Nirvana; "Heart-Shaped Box"
# Primus (original recording); "John the Fisherman"
# Stone Temple Pilots; "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
# Anthrax; "Madhouse
# Motley Crue; "Shout at the Devil"
# The Police; "Message in a Bottle"
# The Pretenders; Tattooed Love Boys
# Spinal Tap; "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
# Heart; "Crazy on You"
# Allman Brothers Band; "Jessica"
# Lynyrd Skynrd; "Freebird"
# Avenged Sevenfold; "Beast and the Harlot"
# **** Dale; "Misirlou"
# Lamb of God; "Laid to Rest"
# Alice in Chains; "Them Bones"
# Reverend Horton Heat; "Psychobilly Freakout"
# Black Sabbath; "War Pigs"
# KISS; "Strutter"
# Butthole Surfers; "Who Was in My Room Last Night?"
# Van Halen; "You Really Got Me"
# Guns N' Roses; "Sweet Child O'Mine
# The Rolling Stones; "Can You Hear Me Knocking?"
# Rush; "YYZ"
Oh I can't wait for this to be released... played the living hell out of Guitar Hero 1... and yet, I still kinda suck at it *shrug*
GnR, Skynrd, and more Black Sabbath... and Rush! God I can't wait for the fscking game!
This song list sounds awesome. I never did buy Guitar Hero but I play it every time I'm in Best Buy. I don't know much about it, but it seems really easy since I know how to play guitar... I assume you can up the difficulty?
I see no zep, I mean come on, at least lie to me tea. Seriously..
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Offhand, I think there are 4 difficulty levels. If I'm remembering correctly, you need to unlock the last one (maybe the second highest also). On easy most (maybe all) of the songs use just 3 of the 5 frets. Normal starts using the 4th one, and that's about as far as I'll get in the game
The different levels have the same songs with more/faster keying, and maybe an extra bonus song.
GH2 is awesome. I played a demo of it (only 4 songs blek) but co-op rules. YYZ by Rush is fun as hell.
I have beef, though. "You Really Got Me" is not a Van Halan song. I am massivly dissapointed by this. It's an easy song. It's not really what I consider to be "them"...I mean think of ALL the freaking Van Halan songs. All of them...and "You Really Got Me" is all they could licence?
Im so happy to see Foo Fighters on there. About a month back I was saying to myself that they needed to be on GH3, but apparently are on GH2!
Krim, in an unofficial list that I saw a few weeks back it had Van Halen listed for the song, with the original band listed in parenthesis. Im pretty sure they are only crediting Halen because they are using their version of it and not the original.
Yeah I know, but I wanted real Van Halan. To quote Penny-Arcade:
"It'd be like Jesus descending in glory, and believing the rapture was upon you, swept into eternal bliss at the right hand of the Father.