'Rock Band' set list is hit heavy

The roster of tracks for the new game will include dozens of rock classics.

If you're one of the millions of people who have shed your dignity to rock out to Guitar Hero and you've been waiting to find out what songs would be included in Harmonix Music System's forthcoming Rock Band, wait no more. I've got you covered.

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We're talking dozens of hit songs here, and mostly not the sound-alike covers included in many of these kinds of games.

The track list starts with the Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter, continues on with David Bowie's Suffragette City, the Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go, Metallica's Enter Sandman, R.E.M.'s Orange Crush, Radiohead's Creep, and many others.

All told, the game will include 58 songs, most of which are the original versions.

Rock Band is slated for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 20, and for PlayStation 2 on December 18. And with Guitar Hero III just now hitting the market, be prepared for bars all over the world to be taken over by a new round of head-banging air guitarists whaling away on OK Go's Here it Goes Again.

God help us.

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