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Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Rush Join "Guitar Hero 5 " Lineup

July 21, 2009 7:00 PM ET

The Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Weezer and Rush are the latest artists to be recruited for Guitar Hero 5 as Activision revealed the another slate of songs featuring on GH5's 85-song on-disc set list. As evidenced by the previous GH5 announcements, this game's track list is as eclectic as it gets, with '70s rockers like Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do" and Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" rubbing shoulders with rap-rock collaborations like Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc." and Public Enemy featuring Zakk Wylde's "Bring the Noise 20XX" to disco-era hits like Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music." There's officially now something for everybody.

Artists like King Crimson, Spacehog, Sunny Day Real Estate, A Perfect Circle and Eagles of Death Metal are all making their music video game debut with Guitar Hero 5, due out September 1st. As Rock Daily previously reported, the game will also feature Bob Dylan, Nirvana, the White Stripes, Kings of Leon and countless more.

AFI - "Medicate"
A Perfect Circle - "Judith"
Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"
Bush - "Comedown"
The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"
Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"
Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"
King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"
Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"
Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"
Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"
Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
Spacehog - "In The Meantime"
Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"
Weezer - "Why Bother?"
Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"

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“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

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