Rock Band 2 full setlist announced

As some of our readers may be aware, Microsoft’s E3 press conference is taking place as I write this, and those details will come soon, but Microsoft isn’t the only company with exciting announcements right now. Harmonix and MTV Games have just announced all 84 on-disc tracks that will comprise Rock Band 2, and I must say they have outdone themselves. It definitely feels like there is more of a variety than what we saw on Rock Band, and music purists will be very pleased to hear that every track will be a master recording. Though these are the all of the on-disc tracks, Harmonix has said there are 20 unannounced additional bonus tracks that will be released in the Fall for free. Luckily for us, free is our favorite price.

One thing we’ve always been a bit miffed with is the inability to transfer DLC from one iteration of a series to the next. Harmonix realizes this, and is making Rock Band 2 backwards compatible with every piece of Rock Band DLC. Also, through some kind of data-transferring voodoo that only Harmonix is privy of, players will be able to export most of their Rock Band on-disc tracks into Rock Band 2. I don’t know why they would only be able to export most of the songs and not all of them, but regardless it will save gamers a lot of time switching the two discs.

Rock Band 2 will be an Xbox 360 timed exclusive, with a North American release date in September. The PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions of the game will be released later in the year.

Main Songs:

AC/DC-“Let There Be Rock”
AFI-“Girl’s Gone Grey”
Alanis Morissette-“You Oughta Know”
Alice in Chains-“Man in the Box”
Allman Brothers-“Ramblin’ Man”
Avenged Sevenfold-“Almost Easy”
Bad Company-“Shooting Star”
Beastie Boys-“So Whatcha Want”
Bikini Kill-“Rebel Girl”
Billy Idol-“White Wedding Pt. I”
Blondie-“One Way or Another”
Bob Dylan-“Tangled Up in Blue”
Bon Jovi-“Livin’ on a Prayer”
Cheap Trick-“Hello There”
Devo-“Uncontrollable Urge”
Dinosaur Jr.-“Feel the Pain”
Disturbed-“Down with the Sickness”
Dream Theater-“Panic Attack”
Duran Duran-“Hungry Like the Wolf”
Elvis Costello-“Pump It Up”
Fleetwood Mac-“Go Your Own Way”
Foo Fighters-“Everlong”
Guns N’ Roses-“Shackler’s Revenge”
Jane’s Addiction-“Mountain Song”
Jethro Tull-“Aqualung”
Jimmy Eat World-“The Middle”
Joan Jett-“Bad Reputation”
Journey-“Anyway You Want It”
Judas Priest-“Painkiller”
Kansas-“Carry On Wayward Son”
L7-“Pretend We’re Dead”
Lacuna Coil-“Our Truth”
Linkin Park-“One Step Closer”
Lit-“My Own Worst Enemy”
Mastodon-“Colony of Birchmen”
Megadeth-“Peace Sells”
Mighty Mighty Bosstones-“Where’d You Go”
Modest Mouse-“Float On”
Motorhead-“Ace of Spades”
Nirvana-“Drain You”
Norman Greenbaum-“Spirit in the Sky”
Panic at the Disco-“Nine in the Afternoon”
Paramore-“That’s What You Get”
Pearl Jam-“Alive”
Presidents of the USA-“Lump”
Rage Against the Machine-“Testify”
Ratt-“Round & Round”
Red Hot Chili Peppers-“Give it Away”
Rise Against-“Give it All”
Rush-“The Trees”
Silversun Pickups-“Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins-“Today”
Social Distortion-“I Was Wrong”
Sonic Youth-“Teenage Riot”
Squeeze-“Cool for Cats”
Steely Dan-“Bodhitsattva”
Steve Miller Band-“Rock’n Me”
Survivor-“Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down-“Chop Suey”
Talking Heads-“Psycho Killer”
Tenacious D-“Master Exploder”
Testament-“Souls of Black”
The Donnas-“New Kid in School”
The Go-Go’s-“We Got the Beat”
The Grateful Dead-“Alabama Getaway”
The Guess Who-“American Woman”
The Muffs-“Kids in America”
The Offspring-“Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)”
The Replacements-“Alex Chilton”
The Who-“Pinball Wizard”

Bonus Songs:

Anarchy Club-“Get Clean”
Bang Camaro-“Night Lies”
Breaking Wheel-“Shoulder to the Plow”
The Libyans-“Neighborhood”
The Main Drag-“A Jagged Gorgeous Winter”
Speck-“Conventional Lover”
The Sterns-“Supreme Girl”
That Handsome Devil-“Rob the Prez-O-Dent”