Gaming & Technology

Who's left for 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band'?

A partial list of Guitar Hero 5's track list has emerged, and it knocks a couple more big-name musicians and bands off the list of those with no music game connection.

Tom Petty and John Mellencamp will have tracks (Runnin' Down a Dream and Hurts So Good, respectively) on the series' latest incarnation, which debuts later this year.

Also, The Beatles and Van Halen are both getting full games later this year, and Green Day just released a track pack for Rock Band 2 that includes three songs off its new album, 21st Century Breakdown, including Know Your Enemy and 21 Guns.

So who's left? Here are three that would rock as additions:

1. U2: No question. The band fronted by Paul Hewson, aka Bono, is among the most honored in music history, and even though its brand of rock has softened during the past decade, there are plenty of hits in the style of Sunday Bloody Sunday that would rock.

2. Goo Goo Dolls: The band hit its peak in the late '90s with the album Dizzy Up the Girl but has continued to churn out hits with Better Days, Big Machine, Sympathy, Here Is Gone and its cover of Give a Little Bit.

3. Collective Soul: Here's another band that hit its peak in the late 1990s but has continued to add solid hits like Hollywood. The Ed Roland-fronted band has a new album coming out later this summer. What better time to release some songs so the rest of us can butcher his vocals?