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Put away those plastic peripherals, don't dust off those drums. Rock Band Blitz won't need anything extra when it launches a little later this week, and it's bringing with it a killer tracklisting.
The All-American Rejects – Kids in the Street
Avenged Sevenfold – So Far Away
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Blink-182 – Always
Collective Soul – Shine
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Fall Out Boy – A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’
Foo Fighters – These Days
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe – We Are Young
Great White – Once Bitten Twice Shy
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
Iron Maiden – The Wicker Man
Living Colour – The Cult of Personality
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
My Chemical Romance – Sing
P!nk – Raise Your Glass
Queen – Death on Two Legs
Quiet Riot – Metal Health (Bang Your Head)
Shinedown – Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)
Soundgarden – Spoonman
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
Tears for Fears – Shout
The new game hits PlayStation Network on August 28th (for around US$14.99), and Xbox Live Arcade on August 29th (for 1200 MS Points). It feels like every second song on that list is a favourite, but I must admit a certain delight at the prospect of belting out I'm Still Standing along with Elton.
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