As most know, Rock Band and Guitar Hero have been battling it out for a couple of years now to win audiences over. They’ve both released a very large amount of music, and with such an amount, overlaps are going to happen. This is going to be a comparison list of songs that are in both Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

Let’s get started!***

Almost Easy

Guitar Hero III got Almost Easy first as DLC, but Rock Band 2 included it in their full setlist. Having 100%ed the song on Guitar Hero III but not on Rock Band, I find that I enjoy the difficulty that GHIII gives over RB’s charting, though granted, RB’s chart is probably more accurate.

Rock Band 2:

Guitar Hero III:

And for good measure, here is Guitar Hero 5 (the difference, if any, is pretty small):

B.Y.O.B

This is a simple case of Guitar Hero waaaay over-charting their songs. Just, look.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

Everlong

I don’t know what Guitar Hero World Tour was thinking with this song. In the beginning of the song, they opt to play the backup guitar instead of the lead guitar, and they mess up the chords at the intro of the song. Watch them side by side, the difference is hardly believable. I give this one to Rock Band; their chart feels and sounds much better than GH’s.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

Eye of the Tiger

World Tour insists on using the three-note power chords throughout the song when the song itself doesn’t even use three-note chords (go check out the tabs). Rock Band feels smoother when you’re playing it, and Guitar Hero seems to just add in random notes just to have them there. This one goes to Rock Band.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

Go Your Own Way

It seems these two charts are actually playing different parts in the verse. Rock Band seems to be playing a back ground guitar while Guitar Hero seems… to also be playing one? They sound different, but are they actually playing different instruments? Also, Guitar Hero opts to play the solo in the middle of the second verse, while RB continues to play the back ground guitar.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

Less Talk More Rokk

This is one of those times where the chart is nearly identical, though granted, both versions of the song were charted by Harmonix. Still, there are a little changes here and there.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

Livin’ On A Prayer

Surprisingly, the Rock Band chart is actually harder. The include more little hammer-ons and pull-offs scattered throughout the song and their chords are farther apart than World Tours. And because of it, RB seems to flow better, but these two are pretty close.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

Our Truth

It shocked me to see that Rock Band actually left out the beginning of the song. Granted, it’s not really a guitar, but it was nice to see that Guitar Hero left it in, because it really is a cool part of the song. But from there, it’s anyones game; RB uses a few more chords when it’s necessary, and GH seems to put their notes farther apart.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

Scream

This is another case of Guitar Hero adding more notes, though I’m not sure that it isn’t correct. Throughout the verse and the chorus, GH feels a little better than RB. Interestingly enough, Rock Band actually has more notes charted in the solo, which is not usual for them.

Rock Band:

Guitar Hero:

***Obviously this list isn’t complete, but I will try to add more as much as possible, especially when full video FC’s of Rock Band 3 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock videos start showing up.

Until then, bookmark and check back later!

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