Guitar Hero 5 Lineup includes White Stripes, Vampire Weekend, Johnny Cash, Many More

In the ongoing Battle of the Band Games between Guitar Hero and Rock Band, the former has once again scored big. According to, there will be no less than 85 bands contributing to Guitar Hero 5.

Although the series is known for getting younger people into older artists, it has its share of recent fare, including the White Stripes, Kings of Leon and Vampire Weekend, while still retaining classics like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Santana, Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones.

This title is scheduled for release Sept. 1.

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