'American Pie' is Rock Band's final DLC song

April 2nd will be the day the music died.

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April 2nd will be the day the music died.

Harmonix has finally unveiled its final DLC release for its Rock Band games. According to Polygon, it will be none other than Don McLean's American Pie. We'd call that pretty "appropriate."

As previously reported, Harmonix is moving on, with no Rock Band titles "in active development" anymore. The DLC catalog of over 4000 songs will still be available to purchase, with many of them available for 50% off.

"We hope that you'll all agree that this has been a tremendous run, and you should know it's a ride that we at Harmonix have been thrilled to be a part of," Harmonix's Aaron Trites said.

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    March 22, 2013 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 'American Pie' is Rock Band's final DLC song.

    April 2nd will be the day the music died.

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      March 22, 2013 4:17 PM

      And 2009 was when the fad ran its course.

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        March 22, 2013 4:21 PM

        umm... wouldn't "now" be when the fad ran its course? i mean by definition of the phrase?

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          March 23, 2013 8:13 AM

          It could be that it ran its course a while back and companies like Harmonix just kept plugging at it for years.

          I personally am a little disappointed - I was hoping the "pro" modes would have made people more skilled at playing real instruments, instead it seemed like no one cared. I thought it would be neat to have Rock Band be an endless platform for music because there's plenty of it, instead they made multiple sequels (instead of just upgrading the original) and tied themselves to consoles, which pretty much guaranteed an end-of-the-line situation and killed the "platform" vision they were originally touting. They probably just figured the line would die out with this console generation but then this console generation just kept going too long.

          Basically I wanted it to be more like a PC game or software package. And to a small extent it was (the whole "import from your old game" thing) but I think it's a real missed opportunity.

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            March 23, 2013 8:38 AM

            It will be resurrected for the next console generation; mark my words.

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              March 23, 2013 11:35 AM

              Highly doubtful.

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                March 23, 2013 12:40 PM

                imo, the game never stopped being fun. but you cant play the same songs over and over. where both guitar hero and rock band really messed up is by getting too diverse in the music selection. in the beginning, both games were mostly rock from the 70s to present. Then they started mixing in pop, country and other stuff. what eventually happened was you had a track list with a little something for everyone...but not enough for everyone. what good is 80 songs if I only like 10-15 of them? it also seemed like the songs they were getting just werent as good as the sequels and dlc continued. and im sure a lot of that has to do with record labels and bands asking for too much money once the game got big.

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                  March 23, 2013 1:54 PM

                  My rebuttal is Bohemian Rhapsody and London Calling in its entirety.

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            March 23, 2013 11:35 AM

            I think they handled it just fine. I'm really sad to see it go.

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