TheExplodingBarrel.com writes: "Guitar Hero and Rock Band have released an impressive amount of classic rock songs in their glorious three year reign atop the world of video game music. Having dethroned DDR and horrible remixes of old Nintendo songs as the kings of video game music, Guitar Hero and Rock Band have brought classics such as "Highway Star", "Paint It Black", and "Free Bird" to tiny, colorful, plastic guitars across the world. But for all those guitar anthems, there are some very perplexing inclusions throughout the series (most notably the entire 7th tier of Guitar Hero III). This becomes all the more inexcusable when you consider this list of songs that are criminally absent from the series. Inevitably, these lists include a song by Led Zeppelin, or some other band that has never been on any Guitar Hero or Rock Band game in any capacity. As promised by the title, this article will have none of that. This list is all about the hard rockingest, face meltingest, head bangingest, casual friendliest songs by bands Activision and Harmonix have already paid."