Guitar Hero 5 Band List

Guitar Hero 5 Megarom has released a press release today with the band list that will be appearing in Guitar Hero 5 which is due for release in September 2009. It must be noted, that this is the release following Guitar Hero Metallica and Guitar Hero Smash Hits.

Looking at the band list I’m excited to see Dire Straits and The White Stripes on there but I’m sure Guitar Hero will succeed in getting me hooked on new artists like Guitar Hero World Tour did. One of the best new features I think is the ability to play with multiple of the same instrument in the same band. So yeah now for example you can have four guitarists at the same time.

The original press release follows:

FOURWAYS SOUTH AFRICA – 4th June 2009 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., one of South Africa’s leading interactive video game importers and distributors, today announced that with some of the biggest rock artists and most prolific bands of all time, Guitar Hero® 5 is tuned for the ultimate shredfest as players prepare to join together and rock any way they want, with any combination of instrument controllers. Guitar Hero 5 features the most diversified set list to date, comprised of songs from some of the hottest bands of today to all-time favorite classic anthems, with music from a variety of genres including hard rock, classic rock, indie rock, metal and more. Get ready to shred, drum and wail with any in-game instrument combination as Guitar Hero announces the full list of artists and bands that will be offering up some of their greatest works to living room rockers everywhere. The complete list of artists and bands to be featured in Guitar Hero 5 when it hits store shelves later this year will include songs from:

  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Perfect Circle
  • AFI
  • Attack! Attack!
  • Band Of Horses
  • Beastie Boys
  • Beck
  • Billy Idol
  • Billy Squier
  • Blink-182
  • Blur
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bon Jovi
  • Brand New
  • Bush
  • Children of Bodom
  • Coldplay
  • Darker My Love
  • Darkest Hour
  • David Bowie
  • Deep Purple
  • Dire Straits
  • Duran Duran
  • Eagles Of Death Metal
  • Elliott Smith
  • Elton John
  • Face to Face
  • Garbage
  • Gorillaz
  • Gov’t Mule
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Iggy Pop
  • Iron Maiden
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • John Mellencamp
  • Johnny Cash
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • King Crimson
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Kiss
  • Love and Rockets
  • Megadeth
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Muse
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Nirvana
  • No Doubt
  • Peter Frampton
  • Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde
  • Queen & David Bowie
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Rammstein
  • Rose Hill Drive
  • Rush
  • Santana
  • Scars On Broadway
  • Screaming Trees
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Sonic Youth
  • Spacehog
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sublime
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • T. Rex
  • The Bronx
  • The Derek Trucks Band
  • The Duke Spirit
  • The Killers
  • The Police
  • The Raconteurs
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Sword
  • The White Stripes
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Thrice
  • Tom Petty
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • TV On The Radio
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Weezer
  • Wild Cherry
  • Wolfmother

About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com

About Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd.
Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd. is based in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa and is South Africa’s leading interactive video game importer and distributor. Megarom distributes PC, Playstation 2™, Playstation 3™, Xbox360™, PSP™, Nintendo Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, video games. Megarom was established in 1995. Megarom distributes interactive entertainment software to leading chain stores as well as independent stores nationwide.