This page serves as a guide for the compatibility of various controllers with Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and other software. This information was available on Rock Band's official website, but as of July 23rd, 2014, the Rock Band website is no longer available[1]. However, the compatibility lists are still viewable on The Internet Archive[2]. All of the information from that webpage has been compiled into a chart below. This page also provides information on what parts for the controllers are compatible with other controllers, such as cables or battery covers.

The Guitar Hero Live guitar only works for that game and Clone Hero.

Compatibility chart[edit | edit source]

All controllers listed below are only compatible with the console they were intended to be used on. For example, a PS3 Guitar Hero 4 guitar controller will only work with the PS3 versions of the games listed below, even though the Xbox 360 version of the controller occupies the same column.

Guitar Hero 3, 4, 5, 6, and Band Hero guitars Guitar Hero 2 guitar Mad Catz Precision Bass Mad Catz Telecaster Rock Band 1, 2, and The Beatles: Rock Band guitars Rock Band 3 Squier and Mustang Rock Band 3 keyboard Guitar Hero 4, 5, 6, and Band Hero drums Rock Band 1, 2, and The Beatles: Rock Band drums ION Drum Rocker Rock Revolution drums Guitar Hero 4, Band Hero, Rock Band 1 and 2, and The Beatles: Rock Band mics Lips mics Mad Catz mics PDP mics SingStar mics
Green Day: Rock Band (360)
Green Day: Rock Band (PS3)
Lego Rock Band (360)
Lego Rock Band (PS3)
Lego Rock Band (Wii)
The Beatles: Rock Band (360)
The Beatles: Rock Band (PS3)
The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii)
Rock Band 3 (360)
Rock Band 3 (PS3)
Rock Band 3 (Wii)
Rock Band 2 (360)
Rock Band 2 (PS3)
Rock Band 2 (Wii)
Rock Band 2 PS2
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs (360)
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs (PS3)
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs (Wii)
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs PS2
Band Hero (360)
Band Hero (PS3)
Band Hero (Wii)
Band Hero PS2
Guitar Hero 5 (360)
Guitar Hero 5 (PS3)
Guitar Hero 5 (Wii)
Guitar Hero 5 PS2
Guitar Hero Smash Hits (360)
Guitar Hero Smash Hits (PS3)
Guitar Hero Smash Hits (Wii)
Guitar Hero Smash Hits PS2
Guitar Hero World Tour (360)
Guitar Hero World Tour (PS3)
Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii)
Guitar Hero World Tour PS2
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (360)
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (PS3)
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Wii)
Guitar Hero: Van Halen PS2
Guitar Hero: Metallica (360)
Guitar Hero: Metallica (PS3)
Guitar Hero: Metallica (Wii)
Guitar Hero: Metallica PS2
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (360)
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (PS3)
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Wii)
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith PS2
Guitar Hero III (360)
Guitar Hero III (PS3)
Guitar Hero III (Wii)
Guitar Hero III PS2
Guitar Hero II (360)
Guitar Hero II PS2
Rock Revolution (360)
Rock Revolution (PS3)

Notes[edit | edit source]

Rock Band series Guitars, Drumkits, and Microphones are compatible for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero for the Wii. Do NOT change those things.

Guitar controllers for Guitar Hero games (excluding the first 2) are compatible with the following Wii Rock Band Track Packs:

  • Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
  • Rock Band Country Track Pack
  • Rock Band Metal Track Pack
  • Rock Band Country Track Pack 2

Part compatibility[edit | edit source]

  • The Guitar Hero 4, Guitar Hero 5, and Band Hero guitar controllers all use the same battery cover.
  • They also presumably use the same faceplate.
  • Any electronic drum kit can be used with Guitar Hero 6 by connecting the MIDI output of the drum kit to the MIDI input of the drum control unit.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Below is a gallery of images captured from the official Rock Band website's compatibility page. In the case of controllers that are compatible with the exact same software as other controllers, they are listed below as the same image for the sake of saving space.

Instrument compatibility with software[edit | edit source]

Software compatibility with instruments[edit | edit source]

Guitars[edit | edit source]

Drums[edit | edit source]

Mics[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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