Guitar Hero Live's Newest Adds a Mix of Rock, Indie, and Metal in this Week's Premium Show

Welcome to the weekly Guitar Hero Live update! As many of you know, Monday-Wednesday is when Guitar Hero Live gets the lion share of additions to their roster via the Premium Sets. This week features some newer bands, with no obvious cohesion in the bunch.

For those out of the loop, Premium Sets, which allow you to play select tracks before they are released to the general public a week later, are unlocked through either micro-transaction or completing select songs with qualifying scores. This is what players got this week:

Festival Headliners:

  • Kurt Vile — Never Run Away
  • Title Fight — Rose of Sharon
  • Benjamin Booker — Violent Shivers

Also, with the advent of new Premium Shows, the old Shows are thrown into the On Demand list and are available for Guitar Hero on demand. Expect to find these in the lineup from last week:

  • BØRNS – Electric Love
  • Of Monsters and Men – Empire
  • Rancid – Ruby Soho

As a bit of an editorial note, it seems like Guitar Hero Live’s weekly additions are starting to wind down. Absent their recent Coachella promotion, we may be seeing the end of FreeStyle Games’ support for the title. This wouldn’t be surprising, of course — Guitar Hero Live has underperformed sales-wise, according to prior Activision financial reports.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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