Rock Band Series News


Rock Band 4 closes the door on keyboard; holds out hope for ION drums on Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 15, 2015 4:30pm PST

During a Reddit AMA this morning, Harmonix answered questions about Rock Band 4, discusing the discarded Freeform Melodies feature, the keyboard controller, and why even the developers hope to see the ION drum kit ride on Xbox One again.


Rock Band 4 can now import songs from Rock Band 3

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 12, 2015 2:23pm PST

Harmonix has announced that on-disc tracks from Rock Band 3 are now available.


"Just a heads up, make sure your system actually downloads all the songs. I had a few that didn't ..."

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Rock Band 4 adds Brutal Mode tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 07, 2015 12:14pm PST

Think you're an expert? Harmonix is laughing in your face as it prepares to unleash Brutal Mode on Rock Band 4 as part of tomorrow's free feature update.


"Yeah, I gotta be honest...I'm actually pretty disappointed with Rock Band 4."

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Rock Band 4 DLC for December 1: Beck, Cold War Kids, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 30, 2015 10:20am PST

After diving into the past, Rock Band 4 is looking into current music for this week's DLC.


Fallout 4 gear wanders into Rock Band 4 next week

By Daniel Perez, Nov 24, 2015 7:19am PST

Get ready to rock out with your Pip-Boy out next week!


Rock Band 4 DLC for November 24: Van Halen returns

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 23, 2015 10:48am PST

As promised, Van Halen is back for another round of Rock Band 4, with Harmonix adding a six-pack of the band's classic tracks tomorrow.


Rock Band 4 DLC for November 4: Iggy Pop, The Hollies, and Robert Palmer

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 03, 2015 10:58am PST

This week's Rock Band 4 DLC offerings jump back to the late 1970s, headlined by a classic track from Iggy Pop.


Rock Band 4 legacy DLC fixes are trickling in on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 02, 2015 9:36am PST

Legacy DLC implementation has been a cumbersome process for Rock Band 4. Today, Harmonix has offered an update with a couple of fixes that should make things a little easier.


"All these problems basically mean less sales and/or trades back to Gamestop or worse - it gets ..."

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Rock Band 4 DLC returns to the 80s with Depeche Mode, INXS, and Naked Eyes

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 26, 2015 11:10am PDT

Back to the Future Day was last week, so Harmonix is a little late in celebrating the 80s. Nonetheless, this week marks the arrival of three new songs from this great era of music.


"Never thought about trying that. The game does not seem finished, no basic Tutorials, very ..."

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Rock Band 4 aiming for December for Rock Band 3 disc export

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2015 5:15pm PDT

Getting on-disc exports ready for Rock Band 4 isn't a fast process, but Harmonix is keeping its user base in the loop, noting that Rock Band 3's disc track export is on schedule for December.


"I'm so pleased I get to smugly say "I play real guitar" now :D :D :D"

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Rock Band 4 gets a second helping of Aerosmith today

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 19, 2015 10:59am PDT

Rock Band 4 is getting another six-pack of Aerosmith songs today, including one from a certain movie soundtrack. (No, not that one. Sorry.)


Rock Band 4 will get its first support patch at the end of October

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2015 1:17pm PDT

There are a few sour notes in Rock Band 4 at the moment, but Harmonix is ready to address those with a new patch set to hit in a couple of weeks.


"None of this helps me and my missing random notes problem on the Xbox One. Ill never blind-buy ..."

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Rock Band 4 adds Alabama Shakes, Breaking Benjamin, and more tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 9:51am PDT

Feels like old times, because Rock Band DLC is starting to release on a regular basis again, starting with four individual tracks coming tomorrow.


Ready to Rock: Looking Back at Rock Band's Most Challenging Songs

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 08, 2015 11:00am PDT

With the release of Rock Band 4, Shacknews did not want to forget the plastic instrument afictionados that are out for a challenge. Today, we look at some of the most challenging songs in the long history of the series.


Rock Band 4 Xbox One standalone version with legacy adapter is unavailable at major retailers

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 06, 2015 2:20pm PDT

Rock Band 4 is out today and both long-time fans and newcomers are ready to pick up their plastic instruments and rock out. But there seems to be a problem with the Xbox One standalone version that comes with the legacy adapter that's supposed to connect to previous-generati...


"Thing is, this game crashes and lags incredible huge balls on the Xbone. It needs serious ..."

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