Here is my sales pitch for Guitar Hero 3. There are a lot of awesome goups on here that I figure you, as developers of video games, probably enjoy but might not jump the gun and just put them on here. You have surprised me in the second edition with such bands like Butthole Surfers, Avenged Sevenfold, The Sword and other crazy off the wall groups. My list digs a little deeper at times in more 70's power rock and also into some other bands from the 90's and now that are worthy of Guitar Hero status. Heed my words of wisdom and try to get the rights to some of the powerhouse bands on here that are clearly in desperate need to be on such a game. I figure the next edition will either be more than 40 major songs, but I set it up just like the last edition and in those specific categories. I tried to be as versatile as possible. Enjoy and make the next edition arleady!
1. Opening Licks
Alice Cooper- "School's Out"
The Doobie Brothers- "China Grove"
Dinosaur Jr.- "Feel the Pain"
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- "American Girl"
The Velvet Underground- "Rock & Roll"
The Clash- "Clampdown"
Pavement- "Date With Ikea"
The Fall- "Vixen"
Steely Dan- "Reelin In the Years"
Pink Floyd- "Have a Cigar"
3. String Snappers
Def Leppard- "Foolin'"
Collective Soul- "Heavy"
Weezer- "My Name is Jonas"
T-Rex- "20th Century Boy"
Foreigner- "Double Vision"
4. Thrash and Burn
Pearl Jam- "Dissident"
The Who- "Young Man Blues"
George Thorogood & The Deleware Destroyers- "Who Do You Love?"
The White Stripes- "Blue Orchid"
Yes- "I've Seen All Good People"
5. Return of the Shred
System of a Down- "Innervision"
Priestess- "I Am the Night, Colour Me Black"
Grand Funk Railroad- "Sin's a Good Man's Brother"
Radiohead- "My Iron Lung"
Led Zeppelin- "Dazed and Confused"
6. Relentless Riffs
Neil Young- "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)"
My Morning Jacket- "One Big Holiday"
Built to Spill- "I Would Hurt a Fly"
James Gang- "Funk #49"
Dire Straits- "Sultans of Swing"
7. Furious Fretwork
Muse- "Stockholm Syndrome"
UFO- "Lights Out"
Man or Astro Man?- "Put Your Finger in the Socket"
Adrian Belew- "Writing on the Wall"
Metallica- "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
8. Face Melters
King Crimson- "21st Century Schizoid Man
Refused- "The Deadly Rhythm"
Soundgarden- "Jesus Christ Pose"
Slayer- "Raining Blood"
Ted Nugent- "Stranglehold"
Post your lists somewhere. You know it's brewing inside you. I think this would work. Maybe not enough metal bands or enough recent stuff or classics, but then again it's good to mix it up. Some are unconventional guitar heroes (Malkmus, Young, Martsch, Greendwood) but then again, they are pretty excellent to be mixed in with the likes of those who need to be put into the game (Page, Townshend, Thorogood, Walsh, Knopfler.) So that is sorta what I went for.