10 Things You Need to Know About Guitar Hero Live

With Guitar Hero Live out today, people still have a lot of questions about the game. What songs are on disc, what songs are on GHTV and what type of microtransactions will there be? We reviewed the game (check out our official review here) but before making the big purchase you should be aware of a few things. We here at COGconnected have put together a list of things you should know prior to playing Guitar Hero Live.

Let’s dive in!

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1 – Guitar Hero Live Isn’t Your Dad’s Guitar Hero Game

The full band experience is no longer a part of Guitar Hero Live (GH Live). GH Liveʼs primary focus is now on guitar and vocals. The guitar has been re-designed and now consists of six buttons (two rows consisting of three buttons each). The old animated crowds and stage have been replaced with real live action video that consists of real crowds, musicians and stages. Previous games were played from a third person perspective, but GH Live is played from your guitarist’s first person view. The crowd will react to how you play.


2 – Guitar Hero Live Career Mode Has 42 Songs and Contains Modern Music

The on disc setlist consists of 42 songs. The career mode will be divided into different sets spread over two festivals: Rock The Block (US Festival) and SoundDial Festival (UK Festival). Each set is genre specific and consists of anywhere between 3-5 songs. They are as follows:

  1. Rock the Block – US Festival

Alternative Rock Set – Performed by Broken Tide

  • Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine
  • Rival Sons – Keep On Swinging
  • Wolfmother – Sun Dial

Female Lead Set – Performed by Vivid Screams

  • Deap Vally – Lies
  • Paramore – Now
  • Halestorm – Love Bites (So Do I)

Alternative Rock Set – Performed by Fight Hound

  • Green Day – Nuclear Family
  • Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners
  • Soundgarden – Been Away Too Long

Dance/Rock Set – Performed by Quantum Freqs

  • Skrillex – Bangarang
  • Eminem – Berzerk
  • Linkin Park – Wastelands
  • Kasabian – Club Foot

Pop Stage – Performed by The Out Outs

  • Avril Lavigne – Here’s to Never Growing Up
  • Katy Perry – Waking Up in Vegas
  • Rihanna – California King Bed

Indie Rock Set – Performed by The Jephson Hangout

  • The 1975 – Girls
  • Elbow – Grounds for Divorce
  • Kings of Leon – Supersoaker

Pop Punk Set – Performed by Yearbook Ghosts

  • Good Charlotte – The Anthem
  • Neon Trees – Everybody Talks
  • Blink 182 – The Rock Show

Classic Rock Set – Performed by Super Group VIP Party

  • The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
  • The Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
  • Queen – Tie Your Mother Down

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  1. SoundDial – UK Festival

Indie Folk Set – performed by Portland Cloud Orchestra

  • Lumineers – Ho Hey
  • Of Monsters and Men – Mountain Sound
  • Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

Indie Pop/Rock Set – Performed by The Jephson Hangout

  • The Killers – When You Were Young
  • Imagine Dragons – Demons
  • One Republic – Counting Stars

Alternative Rock Set – Performed by Our Pasts Collide

  • Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)
  • You Me At Six – Lived a Lie
  • 30 Seconds to Mars – The Kill (Bury Me)

Alt Metal Set – Performed by Blackout Conspiracy

  • Bring Me The Horizon – Shadow Moses
  • Pierce the Veil – King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)
  • Of Mice & Men – Bones Exposed

Rock Set – Performed by Broken Tide

  • The Black Keys – Gold on the Ceiling
  • The Gaslight Anthem – 45
  • Biffy Clyro – Victory Over The Sun
  • Rise Against – Tragedy + Time
  • Royal Blood – Little Monster