Cherub Rock --
as made famous by The Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream cover art
Tier: 6 (The Hottest Band on Earth)
FC Difficulty - Easy: 1/10
FC Difficulty - Medium: 4/10
FC Difficulty - Hard: 6/10
FC Difficulty - Expert: 8/10

Easy 4-star: 55,034
Easy 5-star: 77,048

Medium 4-star: 105,716
Medium 5-star: 148,003

Hard 4-star: 164,598
Hard 5-star: 230,438

Expert 4-star: 207,546
Expert 5-star: 290,565
Total notes on Easy: 440
Total notes on Medium: 720
Total notes on Hard: 891
Total notes on Expert: 1163

Cherub Rock is a song written and recorded by The Smashing Pumpkins. The song appears on the album Siamese Dream released in 1993.


Cherub Rock is a rather easy song to pass, but pretty difficult to FC. Two troublesome parts include the Guitar Solo, which include some very fast but short tricky HOPO's, and the outro, which has lots of fast strumming. Strum fast but consistently in the outro, trying not to overstrum.

Once you have mastered both parts on practice mode, then you should easily FC the song.


Cherub Rock

Appears In[]

Guitar Hero III (Tier six)

This song appears as a Master Track.

See Cherub Rock/Star Power Paths

Songs of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Starting Out Small
Slow Ride - Talk Dirty to Me - Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Story of My Life - Rock and Roll All Nite
Your First Real Gig
Mississippi Queen - School's Out - Sunshine of Your Love - Barracuda - Bulls on Parade
Making the Video
When You Were Young - Miss Murder - The Seeker - Lay Down - Paint It Black
European Invasion
Paranoid - Anarchy in the U.K. - Kool Thing - My Name is Jonas - Even Flow
Bighouse Blues
Holiday in Cambodia - Rock You Like a Hurricane - Same Old Song and Dance - La Grange - Welcome to the Jungle
The Hottest Band on Earth
Black Magic Woman - Cherub Rock - Black Sunshine - The Metal - Pride and Joy
Live in Japan
Before I Forget - Stricken - 3's and 7's - Knights of Cydonia - Cult of Personality
Battle for Your Soul
Raining Blood - Cliffs of Dover - The Number of the Beast - One
Co-Op Encores
Sabotage - Reptilia - Suck My Kiss - Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Helicopter - Monsters
Guitar Battles
Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - Guitar Battle vs. Lou
Bonus Tracks
Avalancha - In the Belly of a Shark - Can't Be Saved - Closer - Don't Hold Back - Down n' Dirty - F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - Generation Rock - Go That Far - Hier kommt Alex - I'm in the Band - Impulse - In Love - Mauvais Garcon - Metal Heavy Lady - Minus Celsius - My Curse - Nothing for Me Here - Prayer of the Refugee - Radio Song - Ruby - She Bangs the Drums - Take This Life - The Way It Ends - Through the Fire and Flames
Downloadable Tracks
Carcinogen Crush - Tina - Putting Holes In Happiness - All My Life - The Pretender - This is a Call - She Builds Quick Machines - Slither - Messages - Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix - No More Sorrow - Sleeping Giant - Pretty Handsome Awkward - Ernten Was Wir Säen - So Payaso - Antisocial - We Three Kings - Peace of Mind - Any Way You Want It - Juke Box Hero - Dream On - Escuse Me Mr. No Doubt - Don't Speak - Sunday Morning - The Arsonist - Hole in the Earth - Almost Easy - Famous for Nothing - (F)lannigan's Ball - Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya - Nine Lives - Rock of Ages - Photograph - Top Gun Anthem - I Am Murloc - The End Begins (To Rock) - Surfing With the Alien - Supermassive Black Hole - Stockholm Syndrome - Exo-Politics - Heroes of our Time - Operation Ground and Pound - Revolution Deathsquad