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It’s time for another content update in Guitar Hero Live. Two new Premium Shows have been added in GHTV: Festival Anthems and New Rock Revolution. There’s also an extension of The Dead Weather’s three playable songs from their live performance in Nashville.

Here are this week’s new songs:

Festival Anthems

The Killers – Mr. Brightside
Biffy Clyro – Black Chandelier
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody

New Rock Revolution

Don Broco – Priorities
Lower Than Atlantis – English Kids in America
Mallory Knox – When Are We Waking Up?

FreeStyleGames has also announced the top 20 songs that were played most often in GHTV through the holiday break. For the full list, head past the break.

Another round of content has been added to Guitar Hero Live. In GHTV, three tracks from The Dead Weather are playable:

Be Still (Live)
I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) (Live)
Let It Through (Live)

Activision is also adding six more tracks via two Premium Shows: Party Party Party! and Nothing But Classics. The new tracks that are also now available are as follows:

Party Party Party!

– Andrew WK – Party Hard
– Twin Atlantic – Fall Into the Party
– Steel Panther – Party Like Tomorrow Is The End of the World

Nothing But Classics

– Pat Benetar – You Better Run
– Loverboy – Working For The Weekend
– Survivor – Children of the Night

Source: Activision PR

Guitar Hero Live has added a dose of Christmas-themed tracks via two new Premium Shows: Christmas Rocks! and Rock the Halls. It’s now possible to play the following songs through GHTV:

Christmas Rocks!

The Killers – The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball
The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)

Rock the Halls

All Time Low – Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass
The Killers – A Great Big Sled (ft. Toni Halliday)
The Darkness – I Am Santa

Source: Activision PR

Guitar Hero Live has added a new feature in GHTV. As of today, players can participate in Rival Challenges. These pit players against similarly skilled matchmade players in a 1-on-1 song battle.

Here’s the full breakdown of how Rival Challenges work:

– To unlock Rival Challenges, you will need to be level 10 or higher. We decided this because once you hit level 10, you will have gained access to Guitar Upgrades and accumulated some Hero Powers, which we think introduces fun and interesting layers of competition.
– Rival Challenges will occur twice in every half-hour show. The song choices will be picked by us, so you’ll always need to be ready!
– Your opponent will be of relatively close skill level, paired with you through our underlying matchmaking technology.
– The winner of each battle earns an extra +100 Status XP, along with bragging rights of course.
– Another bonus is showing off the personalisation items you’ve earned in GHTV. When a battle kicks off, both you and your opponent will see each other’s playercard and note highway on screen.

There are a couple of other new things in Guitar Hero Live as well. You can now mark a song as a “favorite”, and one free song play token will be provided each day if you log into GHTV with zero plays.

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On Wednesday, Guitar Hero Live will be adding 28 new playable tracks through the GHTV on-demand list. There will also be six new tracks in the GHTV Premium Shows. In total, Guitar Hero Live will feature 300 songs across GH Live and GHTV.

New tracks

Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
Amaranthe – Drop Dead Cynical
Primus – Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
Chevelle – Face To The Floor
Rage Against the Machine – Killing In The Name
Godsmack – 1000hp
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
Sleeping With Sirens – If You Can’t Hang
Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts – Modzilla
Audioslave – Like A Stone
Five Finger Death Punch – The House of the Rising Sun
Heart – What About Love?
Huey Lewis and the News – Heart and Soul
Great White – Rock Me
The Outfield – Your Love
Cinderella – Shake Me
Lower Than Atlantis – Here We Go
Neon Trees – I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)
Rush – Fly By Night
Sammy Hagar – I Can’t Drive 55
The Amazing Snakeheads – Here It Comes Again
Jake Bugg – Slumville Sunrise
Kings of Leon – Supersoaker
R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People
The Glitch Mob – Can’t Kill Us

New Premium Show Tracks

Dance Meets Rock

Zedd – Stache
The Prodigy – Nasty
Knife Party – Centipede

On Tour 2015

Escape the Fate – Issues
Black Veil Brides – Heart of Fire
Atreyu – So Others May Live

Source: Activision PR

Guitar Hero Live has received a discount over on Amazon and Best Buy. It was originally going for $100, but it’s now down to $70. You’ll save $30 with a purchase.

Guitar Hero Live has added new songs from Rival Sons, a rising rock band from Southern California. Those tracks are as follows:

Keep On Swinging (Live)
Pressure and Time (Live)
Electric Man (Live)

Along with songs from Rival Sons, other new music videos are now playable in GHTV today, including new tracks from System of a Down, Judas Priest and more, via the Lords of Metal and Pop Punk Perfection premium shows. They are:

Lords of Metal

System of a Down – Toxicity
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Bullet For My Valentine – Tears Don’t Fall

Pop Punk Perfection

Sum 41 – Fatlip
Four Year Strong – Just Drive
Tonight Alive – Lonely Girl

Finally, before 2015 ends, Activision will introduce more playable live footage from the Guitar Hero Live launch party, including tracks from Weezer and Grizfolk.

Source: Activision PR

A whole bunch of footage has come in for Guitar Hero Live. You can watch several videos with gameplay below.

Guitar Hero Live is out today, and so are the reviews. Here’s a quick roundup of the critical reaction thus far:

IGN – 7.9 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
Game Informer – 7.5 / 10
Shacknews – 8 / 10
Destructoid – 9.5 / 10
DigitalSpy – 4 / 5
Kotaku – “Yes”
GameTrailers – 8.7 / 10

Activision published a new behind the scenes video for its Guitar Hero Live trailer with Lenny Kravitz and James Franco. Check it out below.