Full Guitar Hero II track list released

Last Friday, we brought you the first 31 songs from Guitar Hero II's career mode, and now we can finally update you with the full list of 40 finger-burners set to electrify your ears when the digital-riff sequel launches on PS2 on November 7, and on Xbox 360 - with the fret-tasticX-Plorer peripheral - next spring.

We'll cut right to the musical chase and give you the list in full below, some of which have been switched around to different difficulty levels than previously reported (titles added since the last story are in bold). Bear in mind, though, that that purveyor of console rock, developer Harmonix, will also have squeezed in a bundle of original tracks for your aural enjoyment.

Opening licks
"Shout at the Devil" (Motley Crue)
"Mother" (Danzig)
"Surrender" (Cheap Trick)
"Woman" (Wolfmother)
"Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" (Spinal Tap)

Amp warmers
"Strutter" (Kiss)
"Heart Shaped Box" (Nirvana)
"Message in a Bottle" (Police)
"You Really Got Me" (Van Halen)
"Carry On Wayward Son" (Kansas)

String snappers
"Monkey Wrench" (Foo Fighters)
"Them Bones" (Alice in Chains)
"Search and Destroy" (Iggy Pop and the Stooges)
"Tattooed Love Boys" (Pretenders)
"War Pigs" (Black Sabbath)

Thrash and burn
"Cherry Pie" (Warrant)
"Who Was in My Room Last Night" (Butthole Surfers)
"Girlfriend" (Mathew Sweet)
"Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" (Rolling Stones)
"Sweet Child o' Mine" (Guns n' Roses)

Return of the shred
"Killing in the Name Of" (Rage Against the Machine)
"John the Fisherman" (Primus)
"Freya" (The Sword)
"Bad Reputation" (Thin Lizzy)
"Last Child" (Aerosmith)

Relentless riffs
"Crazy on You" (Heart)
"Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart" (Stone Temple Pilots)
"Rock This Town" (Stray Cats)
"Jessica" (The Allman Brothers Band)
"Stop" (Jane's Addiction)

Furious fretwork
"Madhouse" (Anthrax)
"Carry Me Home" (The Living End)
"Laid to Rest" (Lamb of God)
"Psychobilly Freakout" (Reverend Horton Heat)
"YYZ" (Rush)

Face melters
"Beast and the Harlot" (Avenged Sevenfold)
"Institutionalized" (Suicidal Tendencies)
"Misirlou" (Dick Dale)
"Hangar 18" (Megadeth)
"Free Bird" (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

October 11, 2006