Activision Announces Complete List of Artists And Bands In Guitar Hero® 5

Monday 1st June/... 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 favourite 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 this autumn 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

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii™ system from Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is not yet rated by PEGI or the BBFC. For more information about Guitar Hero 5 , please visit GuitarHero.com

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