9:30 Coffee Break: Your songs for Guitar Hero

Colin Meloy's guitar
Colin Meloy of the Decemberists strums his guitar in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

Activision has announced a new version of the popular video game Guitar Hero will be released later this year. The upcoming version has a tracklist that features tunes by artists who are familiar to listeners of The Current, including The War on Drugs, Alt-J, Gary Clark Jr. and the Black Keys.

Here's the list of Guitar Hero songs released by Activision:
The Black Keys - "Gold on the Ceiling"
Blitz Kids - "Sometimes"
Ed Sheeran - "Sing"
Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Gary Clark, Jr. - "Don't Owe You a Thang"
Green Day - "Nuclear Family"
The Killers - "When You Were Young"
The Lumineers - "Ho Hey"
My Chemical Romance - "Na Na Na"
Pierce the Veil - "King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)"
The Rolling Stones - "Paint it Black"
Skrillex - "Bangarang"
The War on Drugs - "Under the Pressure"
Black Veil Brides - "In The End"
Rage Against the Machine - "Guerrilla Radio"
Judas Priest - "Breaking the Law"
Pantera - "Cowboys From Hell"
Sleigh Bells - "Bitter Rivals"
System of a Down - "Chop Suey!"
Alter Bridge - "Cry of Achilles"
Alt-J - "Left Hand Free"
Broken Bells - "Leave It Alone"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Higher Ground"
The Pretty Reckless - "Going to Hell"

But we're curious about guitar songs you think are missing from this list, particularly songs by artists you've heard on The Current. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you, as a Current listener, add to the Guitar Hero tracklist? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


J. Roddy Walston and the Business "Heavy Bells"
Veruca Salt "Seether"
Jack White "Sixteen Saltines"
Dinosaur Jr. "Just Like Heaven"
St. Vincent "Birth in Reverse"
The Replacements "I Will Dare"

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