Put another dime in the jukebox, baby

The developers of Rock Band, a three-piece challenger to the Guitar Hero franchise, announced 16 songs for their game:

Black Sabbath – "Paranoid"
Blue Oyster Cult – "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Bon Jovi – "Wanted Dead or Alive"
David Bowie – "Suffragette City"
Foo Fighters – "Learn to Fly"
Metallica – "Enter Sandman"
Mountain – "Mississippi Queen"
Nirvana – "In Bloom"
Queens of the Stone Age – "Go With the Flow"
Rush – "Tom Sawyer"
Stone Temple Pilots – "Vasoline"
The Hives – "Main Offender"
The Ramones – "Rockaway Beach"
The Strokes – "Reptilia"
The Who – "Won't Get Fooled Again"
Weezer – "Say It Ain't So"

Guitar Hero III will counter with:

Alice Cooper – "School's Out"
Beastie Boys – "Sabotage"
Foghat – "Slow Ride"
Guns N' Roses – "Welcome to the Jungle"
Heart – "Barracuda"
Kiss – "Rock and Roll All Nite"
Living Colour – "Cult of Personality"
Muse – "Knights of Cydonia"
Pearl Jam – "Even Flow"
Priestess – "Lay Down"
Scorpions – "Rock You Like a Hurricane"
Smashing Pumpkins – "Cherub Rock"
Tenacious D – "The Metal"
The Rolling Stones – "Paint It, Black"
Velvet Revolver – "She Builds Quick Machines"
Weezer – "My Name Is Jonas"

Let's compare, shall we?

GH3 has Guns N' Roses.
Rock Band has Metallica.
Advantage: Draw.

GH3 has The Stones.
Rock Band has The Who.
Advantage: GH3. "Won't Get Fooled" is no "Paint It, Black."

GH3 has "My Name Is Jonas."
Rock Band has "Say It Ain't So."
Advantage: Rock Band. By far.

GH3 has "Sabotage."
Rock Band has a microphone that doubles as a cowbell for you know what.
Advantage: Too close to call.

Verdict: Whichever game lands "Hey There Delilah."

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