Guitar Hero 5 career and band changes

Guitar Hero 5 is already on the horizon and Activision has decided it will make a few changes to the way we play the series.

As previously announced ‘anyone’ can play an instrument without the fighting, as you can play as many Guitar’s or Drums etc as you want.

The multiple instrument career is out, in favour of one lobby where you can access all the songs. There will be no song progression, but playing the career will unlock new characters, outfits, instruments and venues.

Each song will have a star rating with a sixth star being awarded for completing the song specific challenge which could be to hit 100% notes or clear a certain section from a song.

In band mode, the shared Rock meter is also out, and each member will now perform as an individual. Fail and the other members will have to try and fill a revival meter; this becoming harder the more it crops up.

Star Power is also no longer shared, personal meter’s will instead fill up. Kinda takes the edge off Band mode now!

The company also announced a further 24 tracks, all of which are listed below with the already announced ones. The tracklist is much more ‘rock centric’ this time around:

  • AFI – “Medicate”
  • A Perfect Circle – “Judith”
  • Billy Idol – “Dancing With Myself”
  • Brand New – “Sowing Season (Yeah)”
  • Bush – “Comedown”
  • The Derek Trucks Band – “Younk Funk”
  • Duran Duran – “Hungry Like The Wolf”
  • Eagles Of Death Metal – “Wannabe In L.A.”
  • Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”
  • Gov’t Mule – “Streamline Woman”
  • Grand Funk Railroad – “We’re An American Band”
  • Iron Maiden – “2 Minutes To Midnight”
  • King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man”
  • No Doubt – “Ex-Girlfriend”
  • Peter Frampton – “Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)”
  • Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde – “Bring the Noise 20XX”
  • Rush – “The Spirit Of Radio (Live)”
  • Scars On Broadway – “They Say”
  • Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
  • Spacehog – “In The Meantime”
  • Sunny Day Real Estate – “Seven”
  • T. Rex – “20th Century Boy”
  • Weezer – “Why Bother?”
  • Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music”
  • Attack! Attack! UK – “You And Me”
  • Band Of Horses – “Cigarettes, Wedding Bands”
  • Beastie Boys – “Gratitude”
  • Beck – “Gamma Ray”
  • Billy Squier – “Lonely Is The Night”
  • Blur – “Song 2”
  • Bob Dylan – “All Along The Watchtower”
  • Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
  • The Bronx – “Six Days A Week”
  • Children Of Bodom – “Done With Everything, Die For Nothing”
  • Coldplay – “In My Place”
  • Darker My Love – “Blue Day”
  • Darkest Hour – “Demon(s)”
  • David Bowie – “Fame”
  • Deep Purple – “Woman From Tokyo (’99 Remix)”
  • The Duke Spirit – “Send A Little Love Token”
  • Elliott Smith – “L.A.”
  • Elton John – “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”
  • Face To Face – “Disconnected”
  • Garbage – “Only Happy When It Rains”
  • Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life (Live)”
  • Jeff Beck – “Scatterbrain (Live)”
  • John Mellencamp – “Hurts So Good”
  • Kaiser Chiefs – “Never Miss A Beat”
  • Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
  • Kiss – “Shout It Out Loud”
  • Love and Rockets – “Mirror People”
  • My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday”
  • Nirvana – “Lithium (Live)”
  • The Police – “So Lonely”
  • Queens Of The Stone Age – “Make It Wit Chu”
  • Rammstein – “Du Hast”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil”
  • Rose Hill Drive – “Sneak Out”
  • Santana – “No One To Depend On (Live)”
  • Screaming Trees – “Nearly Lost You”
  • Sonic Youth – “Incinerate”
  • Sublime – “What I Got”
  • The Sword – “Maiden, Mother & Crone”
  • Thin Lizzy – “Jailbreak”
  • Thrice – “Deadbolt”
  • Tom Petty – “Runnin’ Down A Dream”
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Girl”
  • Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
  • The White Stripes – “Blue Orchid”
  • Wolfmother – “Back Round”

Tell us what you think of the track-list by commenting below. The game is out this September.


Rob Rymond

Currently residing between Solihull and Stoke, Rob is training to be a professional journalist at Staffordshire University. He has a wealth of experience under his belt and has been writing for 7 years despite only being 19. He thrives on news and reporting it but also dabbles with reviews as well from time to time. Outside of video games he is also a radio broadcaster (or DJ to me and you) and spends time with his girlfriend.

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