The first bands in 'Guitar Hero Live' include Alt-J, Pantera, Skrillex

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The star of Guitar Hero Live is its new controller, a guitar with six buttons instead of the classic five. The additional button allows developers to include more genres of music in the game, including Skrillex's "Bangarang," Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" and The Lumineers' "Ho Hey." These artists and 10 others were announced alongside Guitar Hero Live, but now Activision and FreeStyleGames have revealed their specific songs, plus 11 new artists and tracks. The new list includes Pantera's "Cowboys from Hell," Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law," Sleigh Bells' "Bitter Rivals" and Alt-J's "Left Hand Free." When we spoke to Guitar Hero Live Senior Producer Tim Dunn last week, he noted that the new six-button guitar expands the franchise's musical reach. "The new button layout helped us get more gameplay out of different genres of music," he said. See the current track lineup below, as provided by Activision.

Newly Announced Artists and Tracks:
Judas Priest - "Breaking the Law"
Pantera - "Cowboys From Hell"
Alter Bridge - "Cry of Achilles"
Rage Against the Machine - "Guerrilla Radio"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Higher Ground"
Sleigh Bells - "Bitter Rivals"
System of a Down - "Chop Suey!"
Black Veil Brides - "In The End"
The Pretty Reckless - "Going to Hell"
Broken Bells - "Leave it Alone"
Alt-J - "Left Hand Free"

Previously Announced Artists, Newly Announced Tracks:
The Rolling Stones - "Paint it Black"
My Chemical Romance - "Na Na Na"
Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Green Day - "Nuclear Family"
Pierce the Veil - "King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)"
Blitz Kids - "Sometimes"
The Black Keys - "Gold on the Ceiling"
The Killers - "When You Were Young"
Gary Clark Jr. - "Don't Owe You a Thang"
The War on Drugs - "Under The Pressure"
The Lumineers - "Ho Hey"
Ed Sheeran - "Sing"
Skrillex - "Bangarang"

FreeStyleGames and Activision will announce new songs and artists each week. Guitar Hero Live is due to drop on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and mobile devices this fall.