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Band Hero
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Developer(s) Neversoft
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
Nintendo DS
Release date
  • NA November 3, 2009
  • EU November 6, 2009
  • AUS November 25, 2009
Gamerscore 1000
Achievements 49

Band Hero is a spinoff video game of the Guitar Hero series developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It was released on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS on November 3, 2009. The game is structurally similar to Guitar Hero 5, and supports full band play (lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals) including the drop-in/drop-out and in-song instrument and difficulty change menus, and additional multiplayer modes as Guitar Hero 5. Like previous games, virtual avatars appear in this game, in this case being of Taylor Swift, Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) and No Doubt.

A day after the game's release, No Doubt sued Activision, citing similar misuse of their avatars as the Kurt Cobain avatar in Guitar Hero 5.

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack on Xbox 360 features 65 songs from "mainstream acts". The game also allows Guitar Hero World Tour’s downloadable content to be used within Band Hero, and is expected to also use similar content for Guitar Hero 5. In addition, some on-disc songs from Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero Smash Hits will be importable into Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5 for an undetermined fee, with music licensing limiting those that can be transferred. Furthermore, 69 of the 85 on-disc songs from Guitar Hero 5 can be imported into Band Hero; similarly, 61 of the 65 songs from Band Hero can be exported for use in Guitar Hero 5 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

A three-song demo was made available on Xbox Live on October 15, 2009, and included "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven, "Picture to Burn" by Taylor Swift and "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves. The demo was solely the Party Mode, with the three songs playable in random order.

Song Artist Year Genre Venue Order Exportable?
"A Million Ways" OK Go 2005 Pop Rock 01. Mall of Fame Tour 4 Yes
"ABC" The Jackson 5 1970 R & B 02. Smoke & Water Festival 14 Yes
"American Pie" Don McLean 1971 Classic Rock 11. Hyperspace 65 Yes
"Angels of the Silences" Counting Crows 1996 Pop Rock 07. Everpop Awards 43 Yes
"Back Again" Parachute 2009 Pop Rock 09. Paris 58 Yes
"Bad Reputation" Joan Jett 1981 Rock 03. Club La Noza 21 Yes
"Beautiful Soul" Jesse McCartney 2004 Pop 07. Everpop Awards 44 No
"Believe" The Bravery 2007 Rock 02. Smoke & Water Festival 9 Yes
"Black Cat" Janet Jackson 1990 Rock 05. Harajaku 34 Yes
"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" KT Tunstall 2005 Rock 09. Paris 56 Yes
"Bring Me to Life" Evanescence 2003 Industrial 01. Mall of Fame Tour 5 Yes
"Dirty Little Secret" The All-American Rejects 2005 Pop Punk 03. Club La Noza 15 Yes
"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" Culture Club 1982 New Wave 01. Mall of Fame Tour 2 Yes
"Don't Speak" No Doubt 1995 Pop Rock 07. Everpop Awards 47 Yes
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" Poison 1988 Rock 05. Harajaku 29 Yes
"Fascination" Alphabeat 2008 Pop 07. Everpop Awards 45 Yes
"Gasoline" The Airborne Toxic Event 2008 Rock 10. Amp Orbiter 61 Yes
"Hands Down" Dashboard Confessional 2003 Pop Rock 08. Red River Canyon 50 Yes
"Hang Me Up to Dry" Cold War Kids 2007 Modern Rock 01. Mall of Fame Tour 1 Yes
"Happy Together" The Turtles 1967 Rock 01. Mall of Fame Tour 3 Yes
"Honky Tonk Women" The Rolling Stones 1969 Southern Rock 04. Summer Park Festival 27 Yes
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" Marvin Gaye 1968 R & B 02. Smoke & Water Festival 13 Yes
"I Want You to Want Me" (Live) Cheap Trick 1979 Rock 06. La Luz De Madrid 40 Yes
"If You Could Only See" Tonic 1996 Pop Rock 03. Club La Noza 18 Yes
"In a Big Country" Big Country 1983 Rock 06. La Luz De Madrid 38 Yes
"Just a Girl" No Doubt 1995 Pop Rock 09. Paris 59 Yes
"Kids" Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue 2000 Dance 09. Paris 57 Yes
"Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas 1974 Disco 08. Red River Canyon 51 Yes
"L.E.S. Artistes" Santigold 2008 Pop Rock 03. Club La Noza 16 Yes
"Let's Dance" David Bowie 1983 Pop Rock 01. Mall of Fame Tour 6 Yes
"Lifeline" Papa Roach 2009 Pop Rock 09. Paris 60 Yes
"Like Whoa" Aly & AJ 2007 Pop 08. Red River Canyon 52 No
"Lips of an Angel" Hinder 2006 Pop Rock 02. Smoke & Water Festival 10 Yes
"Love is a Battlefield" Pat Benatar 1983 Pop 05. Harajaku 31 Yes
"Love Story" (Pop Mix) Taylor Swift 2008 Pop 04. Summer Park Festival 26 Yes
"Mr. Roboto" Styx 1983 Prog Rock 04. Summer Park Festival 28 No
"Naïve" The Kooks 2006 Pop Rock 10. Amp Orbiter 62 Yes
"Ocean Avenue" Yellowcard 2003 Pop Punk 05. Harajaku 30 Yes
"Oh, Pretty Woman" Roy Orbison 1964 Rock 01. Mall of Fame Tour 7 Yes
"Our Lips Are Sealed" The Go-Go's 1981 Pop 02. Smoke & Water Festival 12 Yes
"Paralyzer" Finger Eleven 2007 Hard Rock 06. La Luz De Madrid 39 Yes
"Picture to Burn" Taylor Swift 2006 Country 08. Red River Canyon 53 Yes
"Pictures of You" The Last Goodnight 2007 Pop Rock 04. Summer Park Festival 23 Yes
"Put Your Records On" Corinne Bailey Rae 2006 R & B 05. Harajaku 32 Yes
"Rio" Duran Duran 1982 Pop Rock 08. Red River Canyon 55 Yes
"Rock Star" N.E.R.D. 2002 Hip Hop 02. Smoke & Water Festival 11 Yes
"Santa Monica" Everclear 1995 Pop Rock 03. Club La Noza 19 Yes
"She Will Be Loved" Maroon 5 2004 Pop Rock 05. Harajaku 33 Yes
"So Yesterday" Hilary Duff 2003 Pop 02. Smoke & Water Festival 8 No
"Steal My Kisses" Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals 1999 Alternative 04. Summer Park Festival 25 Yes
"Sugar, We're Goin' Down" Fall Out Boy 2005 Pop Punk 05. Harajaku 35 Yes
"Take a Picture" Filter 1999 Rock 07. Everpop Awards 46 Yes
"Take Back the City" Snow Patrol 2008 Rock 04. Summer Park Festival 24 Yes
"Take What You Take" Lily Allen 2006 Pop Rock 03. Club La Noza 20 Yes
"The Adventure" Angels & Airwaves 2006 Rock 06. La Luz De Madrid 42 Yes
"The Impression That I Get" The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 1997 Ska Punk 10. Amp Orbiter 64 Yes
"Turn Off the Light" Nelly Furtado 2001 Pop 07. Everpop Awards 48 Yes
"Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves 1985 Pop Rock 06. La Luz De Madrid 41 Yes
"Wannabe" Spice Girls 1996 Pop 03. Club La Noza 17 Yes
"Warwick Avenue" Duffy 2008 Pop 06. La Luz De Madrid 37 Yes
"When I'm Gone" 3 Doors Down 2002 Rock 06. La Luz De Madrid 36 Yes
"Whip It" Devo 1980 New Wave 04. Summer Park Festival 22 Yes
"Y.M.C.A." Village People 1978 Disco 07. Everpop Awards 49 Yes
"You Belong With Me" Taylor Swift 2008 Country 08. Red River Canyon 54 Yes
"You Had Me" Joss Stone 2004 Funk 03. Club La Noza 63 Yes

AchievementsEdit

This features achievements. There are 49 achievements with a total of 1000 Gamerscore.

Icon Name Description Gamerscore
50px Welcome to Band Hero Complete the Tutorials 5
50px Rise to Fame Complete 25% of the gigs in Career 10
50px Nation's Star Complete 50% of the gigs in Career 20
50px World Known Complete 75% of the gigs in Career 30
50px Glimmer Earn 111 stars in Career 10
50px Sparkle Earn 333 stars in Career 20
50px Shine Earn 555 stars in Career 30
50px Platinum Blonde Earn Platinum level on a Career Challenge 10
50px Iced Out Earn Diamond level on a Career Challenge 10
50px Road Most Traveled Unlock every venue 20
50px The Long Road Ahead Complete Career on any difficulty with any instrument 30
50px M.C. Host an online Career game and play a song 5
50px Face to Face Complete 25 online Pro Face-Off matches, win or lose 15
50px Till Death Do Us Part Play an online Do or Die game 5
50px Nice to Meet You Complete the gigs and unlock all the celebrity characters 20
50px A New Challenge Awaits Complete 50 of the Career Challenges at Platinum or Diamond 30
50px Testing the Waters Play through every Band Hero song once 20
50px 15 Minutes of Fame Complete a song as an Avatar rocker 5
50px In the Moment Successfully complete a Band Moment 5
50px Star Light, Star Bright Score over 10,000 points while in a single Star Power deployment 10
50px A Cool Mill Score over 1,000,000 points as a band in any single song in Career or Quickplay 10

References Edit