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‘Rock Band 3’ Makers Shoot Down Leaked Set List

Is the 83-song list for real or ”bad information“? Read and decide for yourself

Rock Band 3Hey six stringers, the developers of “Rock Band 3”  say the YouTube leak of the upcoming music videogame’s setlist is “misinformation.”

Two days after the unknowing efforts of an earnest Harmonix employee scrolling through a demo of the game was caught on camera and promptly posted on YouTube, Harmonix shot back first via Twitter and then on video.

Harmonix’s John Drake and project director Daniel Sussman posted a two-minute clip early Friday morning from Gamescon in Germany telling fans of the highly anticipated third version in the multi-player multi-instrument music videogame franchise, due out Oct 26, that the leaked setlist wasn’t the real “Rock Band” deal.  In their official comment, with several songs actually scrolling behind them, the “Rock Band 3” creative team stressed to gamers “unless you hear it on rockband.com, you should know, it’s not confirmed news.”

Proclaiming that they are “communications professionals who would never make a mistake and leak 83 songs,” Drake tells fans on the hurried video not to trust websites with “bad information” who are “just trying to get money from advertisers.”

Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s quick-response damage control but in the still economically hard-hit videogame industry, there is no doubt its big bucks for all concerned.

After a double digit drop in sales in the past year in the genre, Harmonix and publisher MTV Games are trying to breathe new life and audiences into their franchise, and any leak could seriously blunt that effort, especially if fans don’t like the new tunes.

Regardless, on the tech and play upward curve, “Rock Band 3” is going to incorporate some aspects of the “Beatles: Rock Band” game, like three-part harmonies and keyboards. It is also known “Rock Band 3” will feature not just the standard guitar, bass, drums and vocals modes, but a Pro mode and a music library function that lets players carry songs and games from other “Rock Band” games, like "Beatles" and “Green Day: Rock Band,” onto the new release. What has been more of a state secret, beyond an official list of 38 songs, is what the setlist of “Rock Band 3” would be…until now.

Is the setlist for real or just wild hopes by keen eyed keeners? The initial YouTube post has been taken down but here is what some are saying is the new “Rock Band 3” setlist.

               Amy Winehouse — Rehab

               Anthrax — Caught In A Mosh

At the Drive-In — One Armed Scissor

Avenged Sevenfold — Beast and the Harlot

B-52's — Rock Lobster

Big Country — In a Big Country

Bigger — Something Brighter

Blondie — Heart of Glass

Blood, Sweat, & Tears — Spinning Wheel

Bob Marley & The Wailers — Get Up, Stand Up

Chicago — 25 or 6 to 4

David Bowie — Space Oddity

Deep Purple — Smoke on the Water

Def Leppard — Foolin'

Devo — Whip It

Dio — Rainbow in the Dark

Dire Straits — Walk of Life

Dover — King George

Echo and the Bunnymen — Killing Moon

Elton John — Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

Faith No More — Midlife Crisis

Filter — Hey Man, Nice Shot

Flaming Lips — Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1

Foreigner — Cold as Ice

Golden Earring — Radar Love

HIM — Killing Loneliness

Huey Lewis and the News — The Power of Love

Hypernova — Viva La Resistance

INXS — Need You Tonight

Ida Maria — Oh My God

James Brown — I Got You (I Feel Good)

Jane's Addiction — Been Caught Stealing

Jimi Hendrix — Crosstown Traffic

Joan Jett — I Love Rock and Roll

John Lennon — Imagine

Juanes — Me Enamora

Lynyrd Skynyrd — Free Bird

Maná — Oye Mi Amor

Marilyn Manson — The Beautiful People

Metric — Combat Baby

Night Ranger — Sister Christian

Ozzy Osbourne — Crazy Train

Paramore — Misery Business

Phish — Llama

Phoenix — Lasso

Poni Hoax — Antibodies

Pretty Girls Make Graves — Something

Primus — Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

Queen — Bohemian Rhapsody

Queens Of The Stone Age — No One Knows

Rammstein — Du Hast

Raveonettes — Last Dance

Rilo Kiley — Portions of Foxes

Riverboat Gamblers — Don't Bury Me? I'm

Roxette — The Look

Rush — TBD

Slipknot — Before I Forget

Smash Mouth — Walkin' on the Sun

Spacehog — In the Meantime

Steve Miller Band — Fly Like An Eagle

Still Not Dead

Stone Temple Pilots — Plush

Swingin' Utters — This Bastard's Life

T.Rex — 20th Century Boy

Tears for Fears — Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Tegan and Sara — The Con

The Beach Boys — Good Vibrations (Live)

The Bronx — False Alarm

The Cure — Just Like Heaven

The Doors — Break On Through

The Muffs — Outer Space

The Police — Don't Stand So Close To Me

The Ramones — I Wanna Be Sedated

The Smiths — Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

The Sounds — Living in America

The Vines — Get Free

The White Stripes — The Hardest Button to Button

The Who — I Can See For Miles

Them Crooked Vultures — Dead End Friends

Tokio Hotel — Humanoid

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers — I Need To Know

War — Low Rider

Warren Zevon — Werewolves Of London

Whitesnake — Here I Go Again

Yes — Roundabout