Setlist Sunday: BandFuse

Hello Rocksmith fans!

Welcome to our first installment of Setlist Sunday!

Now that Rocksmith 2014’s song library has over 800 songs there’s bound to be some cross over with other music games (real guitar and plastic guitar respectively).

First up is the now defunct BandFuse, which we reviewed favourably and in a quite in depth manner.

Note that since BandFuse uses audio stems many songs are Live recordings whereas Rocksmith got the original studio track since it doesn’t require separated tracks.

Of the 55 song setlist, currently 40 are playable in Rocksmith 2014 for a total of 72%. In addition, of the 21 songs that were available as DLC for BandFuse, 18 are available in Rocksmith for an impressive total of 85%.

BandFuse’s Setlist

ArtistSongDate in Rocksmith
Alanis MorissetteYou Oughta KnowN/A
The All-American RejectsMove Along09/08/2015
Bad ReligionInfected08/09/2016
Billy IdolRebel YellN/A
Black Label SocietyOverlord04/05/2016
Blind MelonNo Rain01/15/2013
blink-182All the Small Things02/21/2012
Blue Öyster CultGodzilla06/26/2012
BlurSong 210/18/2011
Bootsy CollinsRock BanditN/A
Brian SetzerRock This Town **06/09/2015 **
Bullet for My ValentineTears Don't Fall11/25/2014
Cheap TrickI Want You to Want Me (Live)N/A
Children of BodomAre You Dead Yet?N/A
The ClashShould I Stay or Should I Go02/11/2013
ColdplayYellow02/14/2017
The DistillersDrain the BloodN/A
Dream TheaterPull Me Under09/27/2016
Duncan SheikBarely BreathingN/A
Faith No MoreEpic07/28/2015
Fall Out BoySugar, We're Going Down02/05/2013
Five Finger Death PunchThe Bleeding12/11/2018
ForeignerHot Blooded09/30/2014
The Grateful DeadHell in a BucketN/A
HalestormLove Bites (So Do I)03/11/2014
HeartBarracuda01/17/2012
IncubusDrive06/21/2016
Jane's AddictionBeen Caught Stealing02/17/2015
Judas PriestBreaking the Law (Live)04/17/2012 *
KansasCarry on Wayward Son02/18/2013
Kenny Wayne ShepherdBlue on Black10/06/2015
Living ColourCult of Personality03/05/2013
Lynch MobWicked SensationN/A
Maroon 5Harder to Breathe05/14/2013
MegadethHangar 1812/13/2011
Modern EnglishI Melt With You1/24/2017
Modest MouseFloat On04/16/2013
My Chemical RomanceWelcome to the Black Parade05/29/2012
Nine DaysAbsolutely (Story of a Girl)N/A
PanteraI'm BrokenN/A
Pearl JamAlive01/15/2013
PixiesHere Comes Your Man04/30/2013
RATTRound and Round10/22/2013
Red FangWires10/22/2013
Rick SpringfieldJessie's Girl05/28/2013
RushLimelight11/13/2012
SantanaBlack Magic Woman (Live)01/08/2013 *
ShinedownDevourN/A
Slash ft. Myles KennedyBack from Cali05/27/2014
Social DistortionBad Luck08/11/2015
Stellar RevivalThe Crazy OnesN/A
The StrokesReptillia01/22/2013
SublimeWhat I Got09/02/2014
TestamentSouls of Black **5/22/2018
WolfmotherWoman01/05/2016

* Denotes the studio version of the track in Rocksmith.
** Denotes a re-recorded version of the track.

BandFuse DLC

Note: none of this is available for purchase anymore on BandFuse

ArtistSongDate in Rocksmith
Blues TravelerRun-AroundN/A
BostonForeplay/Long Time03/04/2014
Cheap TrickSurrender (Live)01/29/2013 *
A Day to RememberThe Downfall of Us All03/18/2014
DisturbedInside the Fire04/12/2016
Fall Out BoyDance, Dance02/05/2015
FilterHey Man, Nice Shot05/31/2016
HeartCrazy On You (Live)03/11/2014 *
IncubusPardon Me06/21/2016
Jane's AddictionMountain Song02/17/2015
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceFire12/16/2014
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceFoxey Lady (Live)12/16/2014 *
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceLittle Wing12/16/2014
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceLove or ConfusionN/A
The Jimi Hendrix ExperiencePurple Haze12/16/2014
Lynyrd SkynyrdSimple Man09/09/2014
The OffspringAll I Want02/02/2016
Panic! At the DiscoI Write Sins Not Tragedies04/10/2018
PanteraCowboys from Hell (Live)12/04/2012 *
PretendersBack on the Chain Gang11/14/2017
YesRoundabout10/18/2016

* Denotes the studio version of the track in Rocksmith.

Ten Songs from BandFuse we want in Rocksmith

Absolutely (Story of a Girl)

Nine Days made their music game debut here, with a fun, catchy track that bops along on bass, has a trickier-than-you think guitar solo, and a solid, unconventional rhythm track to back it all up.

Back on the Chain Gang

An alternative classic, Back on the Chain Gang shines with a fun bass track to back up the simple, but fun chord progression found on guitar.

Yellow

More than just this song, in general, we have a more-noticable-by-the-day dearth of Coldplay in Rocksmith.  Yellow plays it simple with its guitar, but its melodic vocals and consistent backing bass make it a beautiful song to listen to and a joy to play.

You Oughta Know

Rocksmith could use some Alanis Morisette – but it could also always use some more Dave Navarro and Flea, who feature on guitar and bass respectively.  Easily one of the best bass tracks to hit a real guitar game, with a rockin’ lead track and revengey vocals, “You Oughta Know” would become an instant hit in Rocksmith.

Wicked Sensation

A great hair metal song from Legend George Lynch, Wicked Sensation cranks up lead and rhythm with a crazy chord progression and nutty solo.  While the bass leaves something to be desired, the solo would be enough to occupy any guitarist for months.

The Bleeding

Another band we’re wanting for in Rocksmith, Five Finger Death Punch’s “The Bleeding” crushes a catchy lead riff and difficult-to-master intro solo into one song.

Inside the Fire

Disturbed has been represented well through Rocksmith, but we were surprised this hit track made it to BandFuse and not Rocksmith.  Killer to play and sing along to, with an easier-than-you’d-think solo, we think it’s only a matter of time before we see this one drop as DLC.

Roundabout

With one of the greatest bass tracks of all time driving the song, a lead guitar that varies throughout, and a rhythm guitar that holds it all together, there’s no denying that Roundabout was easily within the top songs to ever hit BandFuse- and there’s no question it could make top ten lists in Rocksmith as well.

Run Around

Blues Traveler’s classic hit made it to BandFuse with an admittedly confusing lead, but the solid rhythm track and catchy, difficult bass part makes it a great track to sit and learn- preferably with some coffee or tea.

Pull Me Under

Potentially the biggest band missing from Rocksmith available on BandFuse, Dream Theater’s “Pull Me Under” puts guitarists and bassists both to the test of mastering a classic.

Are You Dead Yet?

A metal classic with a tough lick and thumping bass to go along with it, Are You Dead Yet? was one of the greatest songs in BandFuse- even if the questionable omission of the lick in the chorus hurts it a little bit.


There’s our picks, but you have the songs in front of you now! What songs would you pick from BandFuse to be included in the Rocksmith 2014 library? Let us know!

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gsnthensome

Run Around

Fender bender
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How about a pack from the Rolling Stones or The Beatles … Like songs people want to hear and play.instead of weak bands that are just and easy out for this games development group?

YYZ
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YYZ

I don’t see your complaint about rolling stones. We have 4 songs. Please stop trying to make it so people don’t recognize you. You’re not fooling anyone PJ.

b_lex
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b_lex

Without question my vote goes for Bodom. Prefer 5 pack treatment, but a single would be welcomed.

chris
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chris

For a second I got all excited like update on bandfuse. Oh well at least bring over most of their music would be a plus and if RS plans on adding a new version they should add some features from bandfuse like recording, ducking and integrating videos or at least something more entertaining than weird smoke and speakers

Bob
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Bob

What’s rocksmith waiting for to get Grateful Dead?

Darkmax77
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Darkmax77

Too bad that this game was never released in Europe.

Fake Steven Tyler
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Fake Steven Tyler

Where is my Bootsy Collins.

Just Dave
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Just Dave

Duncan Sheik…I like that song and it was fun for my novice frethand back when it released. Runaround was a classic…but I love the video so I will take bandfuse on that one for the win. Incubus both of those songs were great, add in talk shows on mute and you have a decent 3 pack. Yes is phenomenal. Iconic guitar riffs and solos…gimme lots of YES. Owner of a lonely heart is much better than an owner of a broken heart…My game is taking FOREVER to load now though, anyone else?…maybe we should get an update that allows us to create playlists…I think that would be an elementary update and would enhance gameplay considerably. Especially if I have to wait 10 minutes for all my dlc to load. Just a suggestion…I am merely spamming whatever ideas pop into the braincase.

St3
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St3

How did we NOT get love or confusion? Into the fire would be sweet also.

Enakh8
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Enakh8

Grateful Dead – Hell in a Bucket
Children of Bodom – Are You Dead Yet
Dream Theater – Pull Me Under
Judas Priest – Breaking the Law
Pantera – I’m Broken
Testament – Souls of Black

dabaumtravis
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dabaumtravis

Breaking The Law was DLC for Rocksmith 1 🙂

Casey
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Dream Theater -- A pack of early stuff would be possible because of the 6-string guitar use

Yes -- They are an awesome band and need at least a 5 pack.

Bad Religion -They need a 5 pack minimum, so many good songs.

Incubus -- Pardon Me (Expecting an Incubus 2 pack at some point)

Lynch Mob -- George Lynch is a great guitarist

Pantera -I’m Broken (TBH I’m expecting a Pantera 2 pack with this, Five Minutes Alone, and Mouth For War)

Children of Bodom -- They could easily have a 5 pack as well.

I wouldn’t mind seeing another 90s hits pack with Alanis, Blues Traveler, Nine Days, and Duncan Sheik.

Testament -- Wouldn’t mind seeing a 3 pack from them.

Filter -- They could have a 3 pack with Hey Man Nice Shot, Take A Picture, and (Can’t You) Trip Like I Do

JoeGrip
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JoeGrip

I want a good chunk of bandfuse’s tracks! To narrow it down to 3 artists though I’ll pick Bad Religion, Panic at the Disco, and Five Finger Death Punch!

Wisenheimer
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Wisenheimer

I haven’t played bandfuse in ages. How did “hell in a bucket” not make the list? Lol

Stephen Fenton
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How the hell did I forget that when I made the list. Argh. “Hell in a Bucket” is one of my favorite on-disc.

Dr.Banner Phd
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Dr.Banner Phd

Bad Religion.

Distillers.

Dream Theatre.

Shinedown.

Alanis Morissette.

Filter.

Blues Traveler.

Incubus- Pardon Me.

Children of Bodom.

And eh, FFDP is ok.

Please and thanks.