XB360, PS3, PC, PS2 / Sports / Release: Oct 7, 2008 / ESRB: E


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Rock Band DLC: Willie Nelson and Other Country Folk

Next week's batch of Rock Band downloadable content will bring "some of the hottest artists in the country music genre" to the rhythm game, Harmonix has announced.

"Yet another DLC I couldn't care less for. No offense, but the game is "Rock Band" not "Country ..."
- Tripps    See all 5 comments

Rock Band DLC: Blue Oyster Cult, Motorhead, Hawkwind

Harmonix has announced that next week Rock Band will be shaken to its core by what will surely go down in history as one of the greatest downloadable content releases ever.

As well as liberating the six face-rocking tracks previously exclusive to the Metal Track Pack, the batch also packs in the unofficial song of the Shacknews virtual office--Blue Öyster Cult's "Godzilla" [the eponymous anti-hero is pictured left]. Read more »

"OMFUCKiNGG Blue Oyster Cult YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Godzilla, one of my all time favorite BOC ..."
- Blazer1982    See all 14 comments

Green Day Not 2010's Only Rock Band Game

Following criticism that Green Day: Rock Band's main act isn't of the same caliber as that of last year's The Beatles: Rock Band, series publisher MTV had admitted that the dedicated Green Day project is "of course not going to be our only [Rock Band] game this year."

The tidbit emerged while MTV Games senior VP Paul DeGooyer was chatting with Newsarama, as noticed by Destructoid. Read more »

"NOFX or The Vandals would be awesome. Pity they could never do it; hell, there's not even much ..."
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Rock Band Network Enters Open Beta on Xbox 360, Store Coming in Weeks

Rock Band Network has entered the first stage of open beta on Xbox 360, allowing XNA Creators Club subscribers to create and test their own Rock Band tracks.

Announced back in July 2009, Rock Band Network lets artists convert their music to tracks for the rhythm game and sell them through a storefront, receiving 30% of the sale in return. Track creation tools are free but a $99/year subscription to Microsoft's XNA Creators Club is required, as the system is built upon its framework. Read more »

"Do any of these game let you use the drum kit as a drum machine (per se) ... basically use it as ..."
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Rock Band DLC: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Veteran rockers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will headline next week's Rock Band downloadable content release with a second six-pack of tracks from their Live Anthology, Harmonix has announced, with support from Phoenix and Silvertide.

"Does anyone get excited about these weekly releases anymore? OR play RB2 for that matter..."
- jimvolk    See all 5 comments

Rock Band DLC: Alice in Chains Five-Pack

Next week's Rock Band downloadable content release will be devoted to grungers Alice in Chains, Harmonix has announced, with a five-pack of tracks spanning their career, from the debut studio album 'Facelift' through to new release 'Black Gives Way to Blue.'

"Always up for some more AiC tracks in my Rock Band. Now where's "Down in a Hole"?"
- Tech T    See all 7 comments

Rock Band 2 PS3 Patch Coming Thursday

A downloadable update for the PlayStation 3 edition of Rock Band 2 is slated to arrive this Thursday, packing

some of the tweaks Xbox 360 owners received in September.

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"As much as I love to play RB2 with my family, I never bothered to ask, why is the Store section ..."
- NobleAtreides    See all 6 comments

Rock Band DLC: The Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Paul McCartney Live, Blink-182

Next week's Rock Band downloadable content will bring goodies from across the wide and wonderful world of rock, from The Psychedelic Furs and The Ramones to teenage favourites Blink-182 and parent-pleasing renditions of Wings hits from Paul McCartney.

"Darn, I was hoping for Paul McCartney's "Fine Line" to be on Rock Band."
- Sailor of Fortune    See all 4 comments

Rock Band DLC: Gambling with Country

"You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em." That's why Rock Band developer Harmonix is bringing a second downloadble bundle of "Going Country" songs to the music game series a year and a week or so after the first one hit.

Packing some, but not all, of the tunes that were temporarily exclusive to the physical "Rock Band Country Track Pack", the downloads hit Xbox 360 and Wii on December 28, then PlayStation 3 on January 7. Per usual, each song will sell individually for 160 Microsoft Points / 200 Wii Points / $2, with the full pack at 880 MS Points / $11. Read more »

"playing with plastic toys, downloading songs on the internet, playing games online, you know, ..."
- jarek99    See all 8 comments

Rock Band DLC 'Gives You Hell' as The Beatles: RB Completes Rubber Soul Next Week

Next week's lineup of downloadable tunes coming to Rock Band, LEGO Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band has been unveiled by series developer Harmonix, with everything slated to hit Xbox 360 and Wii on December 15 then PS3 on December 17.

First up, the assortment of regular Rock Band and LEGO Rock Band DLC, which carry the usual price of $2 / 160 Microsoft Points / 200 Wii Points per song and $5.49 / 440 MS Points for the three-song "Green Day Pack 02" bundle." Read more »

"I really want to see Them Crooked Vultures show up in this game :("
- zerog83    See all 7 comments

Rock Band DLC: Slipknot, Simon & Garfunkel Debut Next Week, More Green Day Coming Soon

Kindly folk duo Sim & Garfunkel and the teenage pain-understanding Slipknot will make their Rock Band downloadable content debuts next week, Harmonix has announced, while veterans Green Day will return with more DLC the week after that.

"Very Nice: Slipknot - "Duality" Slipknot - "Psychosocial" Slipknot - "Sulfur" I am so ..."
- valcan_s    See all 6 comments

Rock Band DLC Brings Nirvana and Night Ranger; Franchise Surpasses 1,000 Songs

With the United States celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, developer Harmonix has announced next week's batch of Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and LEGO Rock Band downloadable content a bit earlier than the usual Friday.

Among the week's tunes are contradictory anthems "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and "You're Gonna Hear It From Me," with each song carrying the usual price of $2 / 160 Microsoft Points / 200 Wii Points and three-track bundles at $5.50 / 440 MS Points. Read more »

"I'm going to buy Smells like Teen Spirit for Rock Band even though I have GH5. Why? Because ..."
- matrixneo42    See all 14 comments

Rock Band DLC: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live

Harmonix has announced that Rock Band will celebrate next week's release of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' new live anthology box set with a six-pack of live tracks arriving as downloadable content, with P!nk, Kelly Clarkson and the Go-Gos as support.

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"Awww FAIL :( No Learning to Fly, Won't back down, Into the Great White Open,..."
- MatzL.E.    See all 5 comments

Rock Band DLC: Walk Like an Egyptian with AFI

While the entirety of Sgt. Pepper's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band march out to The Beatles: Rock Band next Tuesday, developer Harmonix will be releasing six downloadable tunes for its regular Rock Band entries.

The below tunes hit Xbox 360 and Wii on Tuesday, November 17, with a PlayStation 3 release following Thursday, November 19. Each track will sell by itself for $2 (160 Microsoft Points / 200 Wii Points), with the five-track AFI bundle going for $8.50 (680 Microsoft Points) on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Read more »

"Sigh, how downhill this band went after "Art of Drowning" i'd pay for some rockband DLC of ..."
- Disarray    See all 5 comments

Shack PSA: Rock Band 2 Special Edition and The Beatles: Rock Band for $130

Best Buy is offering a very accessible entry point to the world of plastic toy guitars with a one-day deal on a bundle of Rock Band 2 Special Edition and The Beatles: Rock Band on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 for $130, a $30 discount on their individual prices.

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