Guitar Hero II Set List Official

Guitar Hero II Set List Official

At long last Red Octane has decided to stop beating around the bush and spill their entire set list for Guitar Hero II.

The bad news is that what I hoped was a misprint on the previously "leaked" set list from G-Hole, wasn't, and is actually "Search and Destroy" by Iggy Pop and the Stooges. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Mr. Pop, per se, it's just that "Seek and Destroy" by Metallica is a far, far greater song, and perfectly suited, I think, for Guitar Herofication.

The good news is that the "Girlfriend" listed on G-Hole's stolen list is, in fact, Matthew Sweet's version. It will probably sound familiar to you once you hear it, but if not, don't sweat it. Just prepare yourself for a rough ride on the solo.

The even better news is that one of the previously-unannounced track's is "Killing in the Name of" by Rage Against the Machine. That's right, and now you do what they told ya.

November can't come soon enough.

The full set list here, reproduced courtesy of IGN:

    1. Opening Licks
    Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
    Danzig - Mother
    Cheap Trick - Surrender
    Wolfmother - Woman
    Spinal Tap - Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight

    2. Amp-Warmers
    Kiss - Strutter
    Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
    Police - Message in a Bottle
    Van Halen - You Really Got Me
    Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son

    3. String-Snappers
    Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
    Alice in Chains - Them Bones
    Iggy Pop and the Stooges - Search and Destroy
    Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys
    Black Sabbath - War Pigs

    4. Thrash and Burn
    Warrant - Cherry Pie
    Butthole Surfers - Who Was in My Room Last Night
    Mathew Sweet - Girlfriend
    Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
    Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

    5. Return of the Shred
    Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of
    Primus - John the Fisherman
    Sword - Freya
    Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
    Aerosmith - Last Child

    6. Relentless Riffs
    Heart - Crazy on You
    Stone Temple Pilots - Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart
    Stray Cats - Rock This Town
    Allman Brothers - Jessica
    Jane's Addiction - Stop

    7. Furious Fretwork
    Anthrax - Madhouse
    Living End - Carry Me Home
    Lamb of God - Laid to Rest
    Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freakout
    Rush - YYZ

    8. Face-Melters
    Avenged Sevenfold - Beast and the Harlot
    Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
    Dick Dale - Misirlou
    Megadeth - Hangar 18
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird


I honestly have no idea what 70% of the tracks up there are. That shouldn't be taken as a negative point however, since many of the tracks from the original game were completely unknown to me, and half the fun was getting to know the songs and gaining an appreciation for them. Heck, songs that didn't stroke my fancy initially ('More than a Feeling' anyone?) ended up as personal favs, since I could actually understand their structure better and thus learned to appreciate them in a whole new light.

I look forward to a repeat performance from #2!

Yay! More Megadeth! And Rush! And Heart! And STP! And, and, and... I know many people have been complaining, but I think this setlist is fantastic.

I'm curious: What do you guys see as the biggest win on the new set list?

Personally, I have to go with Sweet Child O' Mine - who has not air guitared that?? Although, the idea of shouting "Skynyrd! Freebird! WOOOOO!" every single time it's played at a party is most appealing.

In terms of guitar awesomeness, gotta go with War Pigs. That song's a classic for a reason, and it ain't Ozzy's singing (though it helps).

As far as stuff just to rock out to? There's not much missing there. I'm most excited about STP, Cheap Trick, Suicidal Tendencies and the Foo Fighters. Damn, Monkey Wrench is going to be fun.

Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend has me most excited. Great lick.

I'm going to have to go with Misirlou, though Free Bird is really close.

There's a dozen others I'm really looking forward to though.

I have to go with Sweet Child, but Killing in the Name is virtually tied with it. I only hope they don't censor the lyrics...

I have to go with Sweet Child, but Killing in the Name is virtually tied with it. I only hope they don't censor the lyrics...

My sentiment exactly.


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