Channel X's playlist consists primarily of punk rock from the 1970s and early 1980s. The station initially focused exclusively on Los Angeles-based acts, but the enhanced version also features some acts from Texas and Canada. It is hosted by seasoned punk veteran Keith Morris, current lead singer in Off! who previously sang for Black Flag and Circle Jerks. Keith often punctuates songs with tales of his younger days and bitter quips about modern society.
Channel X is likely based on SiriusXM channel Faction, although its name and frequency may be a tribute to 91X, an alternative rock station in Baja California known for being among the first radio stations to play punk rock.
- Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die (1982)
- Circle Jerks - Dude (1985)
- The Alley Cats - Nothing Means Nothing Anymore (1978)
- Descendents - Ride The Wild (1979)
- The Germs - Manimal (1979)
- The Gun Club - Sex Beat (1981)
Alongside the trackID.gtx2 database, more songs were found in a early build of GTA V on a dev PlayStation 3.
- 7 Seconds - 99 Red Balloons (1985)
- Agent Orange - Bloodstains (1981)
- The Dickies - Give It Back (1978)
- The Dickies - Hideous (1978)
- D.R.I. - I Don't Need Society (1980)
- Fear - Let's Have a War (1982)
- Frenzal Rhomb - You Are Not My Friend (1999)
- The Last - She Don't Know Why I'm Here (1979)
- MDC - John Wayne Was A Nazi (1982)
- Middle Class - Out Of Vogue (1979)
- Redd Kross - I Hate My School (1980)
- Screamers - Vertigo (1977)
- The Weirdos - Solitary Confinement (1978)
- The Zeros - Don't Push Me Around (1980)
Additionally, introductions for four unknown songs, one by D.O.A, one by Youth Brigade, one by The Plugz, and one by White Pride off their 1983 album "Your Loss Is Our Gain", were discovered. Nothing outside of the artists performing the songs is known.
- The song "My War" by Black Flag will always play after Trevor enters his Bodhi and loses the cops after killing Steve Haines in The Third Way.
- "What's Next?" by OFF! plays during end credits.
- Liberty City Hardcore is indirectly referenced by Keith as "the punk scene in Liberty City."
- The station's stingers are read by a British man and woman, a nod to the London punk scene. Keith also directly references this scene in one comment; "there's a punk scene in London".
- In some intros, Keith will introduce "My War" with "Black Flag, My War. I know these guys. You're not my friend!", a reference to his ongoing conflict with Black Flag after he left the band.
0xDEB02129 = We're Only Gonna Die
0x3AB26544 = Dude
0x86E7EE0E = Nothing Means Nothing Anymore
0xC4B35D80 = Ride The Wild
0x535805D3 = Manimal
0xF8C4C6CA = Sex Beat
- GTA Forums: http://gtaforums.com/topic/678397-the-gta-v-beta-hunt/?p=1070099238
- D.R.I. - I Don't Need Society: This is featured in the enhanced version, but was intended to be released in the original version.
- MDC - John Wayne Was A Nazi: This is featured in the enhanced version, but was intended to be released in the original version.
- The Zeros - Don't Push Me Around: This is featured in the enhanced version, but was intended to be released in the original version.
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