Guitar Hero 5 Dated for September 1 (Updated)

Update: More information on the bands included in Guitar Hero 5 have surfaced, revealing that the full game will feature tracks from Gorillaz, Duran Duran, Beastie Boys, Bush, Blur and more. A list of the recently confirmed artists can be found below.

Original: The next title in Neversoft's Guitar Hero series will hit stores on September 1, according to the official site for Guitar Hero 5.

Harmonix' The Beatles: Rock Band is currently scheduled to launch eight days later on September 9. nope Guitar Hero 5 will allow the use of four instruments of the same type at once, and is set to feature songs from 85 bands.

Songs confirmed for GH5 include:

  • Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire"
  • Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
  • Bob Dylan - "All Along the Watchtower"
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Runnin' Down a Dream"
  • Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
  • The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
  • Kings of Leon - "Sex on Fire"
  • Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
  • Iron Maiden - ?
Update: The following artists have been confirmed by Yahoo! Music and GameSpot, both of which are participating in the "scavenger hunt" promotion that sees Activision disseminate details on the game through a variety of outlets and sites.
  • Beastie Boys
  • Coldplay
  • Duran Duran
  • Gorillaz
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Muse
  • The Raconteurs
  • Band of Horses
  • Blink-182
  • Blur
  • Bush
  • Darkest Hour
  • Iron Maiden
  • KISS
  • Wild Cherry