Guns N’ Roses’ “Shackler’s Revenge” Set For Rock Band 2

“Shackler’s Revenge,” a new Guns N’ Roses song (from a new Guns N’ Roses album), will be included in Rock Band 2, according to a report in The NY Times. It’s not one of the tracks that leaked last month to unenthusiastic reviews. The popular video game has been an effective marketing tool for bands like Mötley Crüe. “I credit Rock Band for bringing in the younger audience,” their manager tells the Times. “The people who downloaded that song aren’t just listening to it, they’re interacting with it.” Short of Rock Of Love 3, this is Axl’s best shot at relevancy 17 years after Use Your Illusion. Rock Band 2 is out in September — will Chinese Democracy not be far behind? Signs point to: buy your own Dr. Pepper.

Here’s the alleged Rock Band 2 tracklist that’s been circulating online (“Bodhitsattva”!)…

01 AC/DC – “Let There Be Rock”
02 AFI – “Girl’s Gone Grey”
03 Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know”
04 Alice in Chains – “Man In The Box”
05 Allman Brothers – “Ramblin’ Man”
06 Avenged Sevenfold – “Almost Easy”
07 Bad Company – “Shooting Star”
08 Beastie Boys – “So Whatcha Want”
09 Beck – “E-Pro”
10 Bikini Kill – “Rebel Girl”
11 Billy Idol – “White Wedding Pt I”
12 Blondie – “One Way Or Another”
13 Bob Dylan – “Tangled Up In Blue”
14 Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on A Prayer”
15 Cheap Trick – “Hello There”
16 Devo – “Uncontrollable Urge”
17 Dinosaur Jr. – “Feel the Pain”
18 Disturbed – “Down With The Sickness”
19 The Donnas – “New Kid In School”
20 Dream Theater – “Panic Attack”
21 Duran Duran – “Hungry Like the Wolf”
22 Elvis Costello – “Pump It Up”
23 Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way”
24 Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
25 Go-Go’s, The – “We Got the Beat”
26 Grateful Dead, The – “Alabama Getaway”
27 The Guess Who – “American Woman”
28 Guns N’ Roses – “Shackler’s Revenge”
29 Interpol – “PDA”
30 Jane’s Addiction – “Mountain Song”
31 Jethro Tull – “Aqualung”
32 Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”
33 Joan Jett – “Bad Reputation”
34 Journey – “Anyway You Want It”
35 Judas Priest – “Painkiller”
36 Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son”
37 L7 – “Pretend We’re Dead”
38 Lacuna Coil – “Our Truth”
39 Linkin Park – “One Step Closer”
40 Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy”
41 Lush – “De-Luxe”
42 Mastodon – “Colony of Birchmen”
43 Megadeth – “Peace Sells”
44 Metallica – “Battery”
45 Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Where’d You Go”
46 Modest Mouse – “Float On”
47 Motörhead – “Ace of Spades”
48 The Muffs – “Kids in America”
49 Nirvana – “Drain You”
50 Norman Greenbaum – “Spirit in the Sky”
51 The Offspring – “Come Out & Play (Keep ‘Em Seperated)”
52 Panic at the Disco – “Nine In The Afternoon”
53 Paramore – “That’s What You Get”
54 Pearl Jam – “Alive”
55 Presidents of the USA – “Lump”
56 Rage Against the Machine – “Testify”
57 Ratt – “Round & Round”
58 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Give it Away”
59 The Replacements – “Alex Chilton”
60 Rise Against – “Give it All”
61 Rush – “The Trees”
62 Silversun Pickups – “Lazy Eye”
63 Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
64 Social Distortion – “I Was Wrong”
65 Sonic Youth – “Teenage Riot”
66 Soundgarden – “Spoonman”
67 Squeeze – “Cool For Cats”
68 Steely Dan – “Bodhitsattva”
69 Steve Miller Band – “Rock’n Me”
70 Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
71 System of a Down – “Chop Suey”
72 Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer”
73 Tenacious D – “Master Exploder”
74 Testament – “Souls Of Black”
75 The Who – “Pinball Wizard”