Guitar Hero II (w/ Guitar)................11-7-2006 PlayStation 2 US
Guitar Hero II................................11-7-2006 PlayStation 2 US
"Freebird" By Lynyrd Skynyrd (Cover)
"Sweet Child O' Mine" By Guns N' Roses (Cover)
"Shout At The Devil" By Motley Crue (Cover)
"Madhouse" By Anthrax (Cover)
"Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart" By Stone Temple Pilots (Cover)
"John the Fisherman" by Primus (Original)
"Psychobilly Freakout" by Reverend Horton Heat (Cover)
"Strutter" by KISS (Cover)
"War Pigs" by Black Sabbath (Cover)
"Who Was in My Room Last Night?" by Butthole Surfers (Cover)
"You Really Got Me" by Van Halen (Cover)
"YYZ" by Rush (Cover)
"Arterial Black" by Drist (Original)
Rumors and Pure Speculation
-"Killing In The Name Of" By Rage Against The Machine. In the latest Official Playstation Magazine (Sept 06) on page 26 it talks about Raul Renteria, a QA tester who is very good at the game. "To prove this, Renteria played Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name' on Expert with his back to the screen, racking up a near perfect score."
Link: http://forum.guitarherogame.com/Default ... t=4142&p=4
-"The New Black" By Every Time I Die. During their performance at the Vans Warped tour Keith Buckley, vocalist for the band, stated that their song "The New Black" would be featured in Guitar Hero 2.
-A song by DragonForce. When a band is documented playing Guitar Hero, speculation is bound to arise. Much like Danny Carey from Tool, and The Darkness, the two guitarists for power metal band "Dragonforce" were spotted playing Guitar Hero. DragonForce is a much requested band for Guitar Hero II, and one must conclude that the thought enters the band's minds that they could possibly appear in a sequel to the game that they are playing.
-A song by Tenacious D. "An official list of new music tracks hasn't been released yet, but PSM was told that we shouldn't be surprised to see some Tenacious D in the game."
Link: http://forum.guitarherogame.com/Default ... sts&t=3527
Original info is in PSM.
-A song by Buckethead. Last year, Marcus Henderon said the following quote: "Without going too much into detail, i'll just say this. Buckethead is very much in our plans for GH2. How? who knows... Where? you'll find out... Why? Cuz he's Buckethead. period."
Link: http://forum.guitarherogame.com/Default ... osts&t=546
-A song by Descendents. Marcus Henderson, who recorded songs in both games is also on the song choice committee for Guitar Hero II, he stated in an interview that he has "been in dialogue with Bill Stevenson, their legendary drummer, and I totally want to get them in the game". So we will see what comes out of that. Descendants are an influential early Punk Rock band.
Link: http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/gu ... 854p1.html
-A song by Tool - MTV.com stated that Tool are "in talks to be featured in the forthcoming "Guitar Hero 2" video game".
Link: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/153158 ... tool.jhtml
EDIT: I have confirmed with RedOctane that Tool and RedOctane have spoken regarding having a song in the game. Nothing has been decided as of 5/18/06.
-"Wasted Years" by Iron Maiden
Marcus Henderson said the following line, though, it's worded largely rhetorical: "I LOVE MAIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorite bands ever. How would you guys feel about Wasted Years in GH2?"
Link: http://forum.guitarherogame.com/Default ... osts&t=603
-"For Those About To Rock" by AC/DC - RedOctane issued a press release for Guitar Hero II, and the title of the release is "For Those About to Rock With Guitar Hero II, We Salute You! RedOctane Announces Fall US Tour Date" Of course, the first sentence of the title are lyrics and the name of a song by AC/DC. The song has not been confirmed, but it seems odd to make such a possible hint if it was unfounded.
Link: http://www.redoctanegames.com/2_press/v ... ounce.html