kramervanhalen.jpgWe’ve got not one, but TWO Guitar Hero sequels heading our way.

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s will be out this summer and will be functionally identical to Guitar Hero II, just with an 80s theme. It will be released only to the PS2, but songs from the disc are likely to appear as downloadable content on Xbox Live for Xbox 360.

Guitar Hero III will hit PS2, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360. The new guitar designs will be based on the Gibson Les Paul (my guitar!) and the Gibson Kramer (seen at left with celebrity endorsement)

Songs revealed so far after the break

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s

“18 And Life” (as made famous by Skid Row)
“Bathroom Wall” (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
“Lonely Is The Night” (as made famous by Billy Squier)
“Nothing But A Good Time” (as made famous by Poison)
“Play With Me” (as made famous by Extreme)
“Shaken” (as made famous by Eddie Money)
“Synchronicity II” (as made famous by The Police)
“I Wanna Rock” (Twisted Sister) (original recording)
“I Ran” (Flock Of Seagulls) (original recording)
“Round And Round” (as made famous by Ratt)
“I Want Candy” (as made famous by Bow Wow Wow)
“Metal Health” (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
“Holy Diver” (as made famous by Dio)
“Heat Of The Moment” (as made famous by Asia)

Guitar Hero III

“Paint It Black” (by The Rolling Stones)
“Cherub Rock” (by Smashing Pumpkins)
“Sabotage” (by Beastie Boys)
“The Metal” (by Tenacious D)
“My Name is Jonas” (by Weezer)
“Knights of Cydonia” (by Muse)
“Rock And Roll All Nite” (as made famous by Kiss)
“School’s Out” (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
“Slow Ride” (as made famous by Fog Hat)
“Cult of Personality” (by Living Colour)
“Barracuda” (as made famous by Heart)