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Title: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 30, 2008, 12:57:20 AM
Yep, it's official (http://au.xbox360.ign.com/articles/885/885167p1.html).

Here is the follow-up interview: (http://au.xbox360.ign.com/articles/885/885168p1.html)

Summary.

September release.

Full forward and backwards DLC compatibility.

Same with the instruments.

All master tracks on disc.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on June 30, 2008, 02:02:43 AM
Also: exclusive to Xbox 360 for at least a couple of months.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 30, 2008, 04:19:45 AM
This is extremely awesome news.  The fully backwards/forward compatible DLC makes this game that much better.  Now I just need to decide whether to buy the bundle or just the game disc.  I suppose I'll have to see just how improved the instruments actually are first.

While it kinda sucks that PS3 owners get shafted on RB2 for a couple of months look at it this way.  At least you'll be able to read 360 owners experiences with the game and new instruments before deciding on whether to buy the bundle or just the RB2 game disc.  And hell, at least you're not a Wii owner.   ;)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 30, 2008, 07:50:29 AM
Very smart to make everything backwards compatible. The thought of having to buy a new bundle is kinda irksome. Especially if they have upgraded the instruments. I really hope they have the new drums available at launch.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 30, 2008, 08:16:50 AM
Another RB2 article with some other info:

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Jun30/0,4670,GamesRockBand2,00.html

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on June 30, 2008, 11:31:16 AM

While it kinda sucks that PS3 owners get shafted on RB2 for a couple of months look at it this way.  At least you'll be able to read 360 owners experiences with the game and new instruments before deciding on whether to buy the bundle or just the RB2 game disc.  And hell, at least you're not a Wii owner.   ;)

If I have both a PS3 and a Wii does that mean I got screwed over twice?

I'm ok with the delay before it's out on PS3 cuz I can maybe finally get back to trying to finish up Drake's Fortune.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: La De Da on June 30, 2008, 03:07:23 PM

Full forward and backwards DLC compatibility.

Same with the instruments.

All master tracks on disc.

Ahhhh, great news.  Same instruments, even better, becasue there is no way in hell I'm shelling out $120 for same plastic.  Here's hoping the upcoming Guitar Hero 4 drum kit works with it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on June 30, 2008, 04:55:07 PM

I'm planning on getting the game only at launch.  I love my guitar setup as is, and I'm sure I'll pick up a drum kit when they go on sale individually...whenever that will be.

I'm looking forward to the announcement of the setlist!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 30, 2008, 05:44:34 PM
The Who bundle for July 15th announced (http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=news&news_item_id=159).

Quote
TRACKS: The Best of The Who Rock Band Edition”
“Amazing Journey”
“Baba O'Riley”
“Behind Blue Eyes”
“Eminence Front”
“Going Mobile”
“Leaving Here”
“My Generation” (LIVE)
“Real Good Looking Boy”
“Sea & Sand”
“Summertime Blues” (LIVE)
“Who Are You”
“Young Man Blues” (LIVE)
(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)

Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track or $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the entire collection of tracks.

My second pedal is breaking now!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on June 30, 2008, 09:04:55 PM

For those about to rock...

http://consolehero.com/2008/06/28/acdc-will-be-in-rock-band-2/

 :D

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 30, 2008, 09:20:36 PM

For those about to rock...

http://consolehero.com/2008/06/28/acdc-will-be-in-rock-band-2/

 :D


IF that survey is accurate and all the features hold up most people will be saying "Guitar Hero what?"
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 01, 2008, 05:36:27 PM
Screen grab from g4
You can see some current DLC at the bottom.

(http://i26.tinypic.com/4qshae.png)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 02, 2008, 12:12:30 AM
List from someone who just playtested, post subsequently baleeted and thread closed.

Quote
Chop Suey - Soad
One Step Closer - Linkin Park
Peace Sells - Megadeth
Testify - RAGM
Everlong - Foo Fighters
American Woman - The guess who? (I think)
White Wedding - Billy Idol
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
Aqua Lung - Jethro Tull
Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
We got the beat - ???
Nirvana - Drain You
Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
Spoon Man - Soundgarden
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on July 02, 2008, 12:35:40 AM

Just like before...

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break


Oh god, does that have drunken-corny fun written all over it!

Double-thumbs up on Everlong and White Wedding.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 02, 2008, 08:00:09 AM
List from someone who just playtested, post subsequently baleeted and thread closed.

American Woman - The guess who? (I think)

Might be the Lenny Kravitz version too. (Since he just showed up in GH.)

Quote
We got the beat - ???


Sigh. The Go-Gos. Damn kids. Get offa my lawn!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 02, 2008, 10:42:19 AM
Seriously.  I just turned 29 and I freaking knew it was the Go-Gos.

Makes me feel old, but not as old as the GH3 forums if you read the "what's the best new band you've discovered thanks to this game" threads seeing kids who just heard Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins for the first time.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 04, 2008, 01:46:36 PM
Well here is a list someone has posted at wikipedia,... lets see how this pans out.

Quote
1) tangled up in blue (bob dylan)

2) bad to the bone (george thorogood)

3) we've got the beat (go-gos)

4) bad reputation (joan jett)

5) pinball wizard (the who)

6) dammit (blink 182)

7) thats what you get (paramore)

8) the trees (rush)

9) ace of spades (motorhead)

10) chop suey (system of a down)

11) testify (rage against the machine)

12) spirit in the sky (norman greenbaum)

13) ramblin' man (allman brothers)

14) rebel girl (bikini kill)

15) eye of the tiger (survivor)

16) panic attack (dreamtheater)

17) everlong (foo fighters)

18) one step closer (linkin park)

19) lump (presidents of the USA)

20) come out and play (offspring)

21) drain you (nirvana)

22) carry on my wayward son (kansas)

23) peace sells (megadeath)

24) souls of black (testament)

25) livin on a prayer (bon jovi)

26) round and round (ratt)

27) new kid in school (the donnas)

28) alright now (free)

29) today (smashing pumpkins)

30) man in the box (alice in chains)

31) any way you want it (journey)

32) holiday in cambodia (dead kennedys)

33) give it away (red hot chili peppers)

34) white wedding (billy idol)

35) hello there (cheap trick)

36) cool for cats (squeeze)

37) psycho killer (talking heads)

38)  ? (devo)

39) one way or another (blondie)

40) de-luxe (lush)

41) push it (static-x)

42) pump it up (elvis costello)

43) master exploder (tenacious d)

44) bandages (hot hot heat)

45) PDA (interpol)

46) my own worst enemy (lit)

47) float on (modest mouse)

48) aqualung (jethro tull)

49) spoonman (soundgarden)

50) bodhisatva (steely dan)

51) suffer (bad religion)

52) i was wrong (social distortion)

53) american woman (the guess who)

56) you oughta know (alanis morrissette)

57) mountain song (jane's addiction)

58) stop! (against me)

59) hungry like the wolf (duran duran)

60) alabama getaway (grateful dead)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on July 04, 2008, 05:40:44 PM

Dream Theater?!?!?!

The songlist is neato!


Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 04, 2008, 07:57:50 PM
Wow. That list is pretty damn impressive. And it'll get me to shut up about Duran Duran.  But seriously, guys. Enough with the Tenacious D. Musically, they're not that good of a band.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 04, 2008, 09:25:55 PM
Awww but The Metal was one of my favourites in GH3,.. well time to play through The Cars.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 05, 2008, 04:52:19 AM
If that setlist turns out to be true I only have one gripe.  Why did they decide to put Drain You instead of Smells Like Teen Spirit on disc?  After all, we know that they're going to be putting out Nirvana's Nevermind in the near future.  So, it wouldn't have been an issue for them to do so.  I mean, if you're trying to outdo GHIV's setlist you'd think that they'd choose a more well known Nirvana track.

While I'm on that topic it's strange that they chose to put That's What You Get instead of Misery Business on disc. 

Oh well.  It's a minor issue that I have with it...if this setlist turns out to be true.  Other than that it looks really good.  I'll be pre-ordering it either way.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 06, 2008, 05:42:10 PM
If this turns out to be true, this is an epic win.

Rock Band 2 to give Rock Band 1 owners free DLC of RB1?
http://kotaku.com/397936/rumor-dueling-rock-band-2-tracklists

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 06, 2008, 10:39:41 PM
Drain You was in one of the RB2 screen shots.

Unfortunately that IGN editor was talking out of their ass about the free RB1 songs, just kotaku didn't follow up on it, they frequently seem to be a bit slow on stuff like that.

All of the RB1 content in RB2 rumours come out of the fact that in that RB2 playlist screen shot, the new songs have a '2' icon next to them, and the downloaded songs have the 'download' icon next to them, leading lots of people to wonder if there will be a '1' icon as well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 07, 2008, 03:24:47 AM
Wasn't there an initial report out there that said Rock Band 2 would have over 120 songs on disc?  Then more recently they've been saying that there would be 80 songs?  Maybe the discrepincy comes from the fact that there will be 80 new Rock Band 2 tracks on disc but that they'll also have all of the songs from Rock Band 1 on disc too.  Just a thought.

In either case, I think that's the only way HMX would release Rock Band 1 songs on Rock Band 2.  Otherwise, if they gave Rock Band 1 DLC for free to Rock Band 2 owners, people could just rent Rock Band 1, get the songs as DLC for free, and use them with Rock Band 2.  I'm sure that's a problem HMX wants to avoid.  So, having Rock Band 1 songs on disc with Rock Band 2 seems like the only possible way they'd do it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on July 07, 2008, 05:15:21 AM
Wasn't there an initial report out there that said Rock Band 2 would have over 120 songs on disc?  Then more recently they've been saying that there would be 80 songs?  Maybe the discrepincy comes from the fact that there will be 80 new Rock Band 2 tracks on disc but that they'll also have all of the songs from Rock Band 1 on disc too.  Just a thought.

In either case, I think that's the only way HMX would release Rock Band 1 songs on Rock Band 2.  Otherwise, if they gave Rock Band 1 DLC for free to Rock Band 2 owners, people could just rent Rock Band 1, get the songs as DLC for free, and use them with Rock Band 2.  I'm sure that's a problem HMX wants to avoid.  So, having Rock Band 1 songs on disc with Rock Band 2 seems like the only possible way they'd do it.

Or make a special edition disc (for like $10 more) that has a bonus disc or a code to get the RB1 DLC

OR

Register your copy of rock band 1 on the site and you can get the songs with a marketplace (or PSN equivalent) code!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 07, 2008, 06:05:38 AM
I'd even settle for having to mail them my RB1 disc in return for another that has all the songs as DLC (even if it's only a "verification" disc that will only work for a specific console/PSN ID)

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 08, 2008, 10:00:13 AM
Yet another article on the RB1 tracks as a download:
http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/07/08/rock-band-2-will-have-free-access-to-all-rock-band-tracks/

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 08, 2008, 11:45:10 AM
Yet another article on the RB1 tracks as a download:
http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/07/08/rock-band-2-will-have-free-access-to-all-rock-band-tracks/



Except it is quoting the same IGN transcipt where the guy back pedaled and said he would "like it" if you could get the RB1 tracks.   

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 08, 2008, 03:36:00 PM
Dah.  I was skimming it at work and missed that.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 08, 2008, 03:42:23 PM
Yeah they often all link back to the same flimsy source. I saw on the official forum one guy saying how a site had extra photos of the new guitar, and I was like, they just took the image from kotaku (who they credited for the image) who took it from ign (who kotaku credited the image), and then cut it up, that doesn't them new up close images of the guitar!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 08, 2008, 04:20:23 PM
Gamespot hands on..
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/puzzle/rockband2/news.html?sid=6193439

Here are the main points of the article:
-confirmed songs (10 of them)
"Ace of Spades" -- Motörhead
"Everlong" -- Foo Fighters
"Pinball Wizard" -- The Who
"Panic Attack" -- Dream Theater
"Any Way You Want It" -- Journey
"Chop Suey" -- System of a Down
"Kids in America" -- The Muffs
"Give It Away" -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Hello There" -- Cheap Trick
"Pump It Up" -- Elvis Costello

-one character can play every instrument
-ability to create custom setlists in quickplay
-Two new modes
Tour Challenge- Replaces solo tour, nonlinear path, 1-4 players, DLC integration, album specific challenges
Battle of the Bands- unique entry requirements and gameplay modifiers
Instruments- velocity sensitive drum pads, sturdier strum bar
ONLINE BAND WORLD TOUR!

All this and more at the link!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on July 08, 2008, 05:32:14 PM
SOLD!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 08, 2008, 05:34:19 PM
I am quite glad to see Elvis Costello there, Pump It Up should be fun.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 08, 2008, 07:23:04 PM
"Kids in America" -- The Muffs

Er, Harmonix? There's not anything wrong with the original version of the song...

Maybe they're saving up the Kim Wilde luv for "Checkered Love".
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 08, 2008, 07:53:50 PM
"Kids in America" -- The Muffs

Er, Harmonix? There's not anything wrong with the original version of the song...


Apart from the complete lack of guitar?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on July 08, 2008, 08:29:05 PM
Apart from the complete lack of guitar?

That never stopped Freezepop.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: torgosPizza on July 08, 2008, 08:47:13 PM
I finally saved up $500 to buy Rock Band 1 and now there's a sequel? FAIL.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 08, 2008, 09:55:57 PM
Lies!

Besides all the peripherals and DLC will still work with your copy of RB, if anything you could think of the disc as a fairly large DLC pack.

Besides the announcement of the game wasn't a surprise, only the timing of intended 'screw GHWT' release date.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 09, 2008, 12:14:55 AM
Nice fake of RB2 menus:

[yt=425,350]dbMpHb6JZIM[/yt]
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 09, 2008, 05:49:15 AM
It is, someone put a fair amount of work into that.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 09, 2008, 06:10:48 AM
Lies!

Besides all the peripherals and DLC will still work with your copy of RB, if anything you could think of the disc as a fairly large DLC pack.

Besides the announcement of the game wasn't a surprise, only the timing of intended 'screw GHWT' release date.

Indeed.  If you bought the RB1 bundle then all you'll need is the RB2 disc.  Or you could buy the RB2 bundle and then just buy the RB1 disc.  Either way, you'd only be spending an extra $60.00 to enjoy both games.  It's not that big of a deal.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 09, 2008, 11:07:36 AM
I'll be buying the new bundle rather than just the game mainly for the new drum set.  (I'll probably sell the old one to my brother since it works with Garage Band on the Mac and that'd be useful when we're working on new songs)

I'm really excited about the Drum Trainer part of RB2 since I'm only "ok" at playing drums and I've been considering actually paying for lessons to help improve my non gaming skills.  I'm not expecting much out of the trainer, but it'll give me an idea if I really want to move away from playing bass and start playing drums instead.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 10, 2008, 12:08:04 AM
http://www.avclub.com/content/blog/rock_band_2_the_av_club_hands_on

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2008, 04:40:56 AM
http://www.avclub.com/content/blog/rock_band_2_the_av_club_hands_on

Freeplay mode where you can play the drums over MP3s ripped to your console?  Cool!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 10, 2008, 07:08:19 AM
http://www.avclub.com/content/blog/rock_band_2_the_av_club_hands_on

Freeplay mode where you can play the drums over MP3s ripped to your console?  Cool!

Really?  I actually think that's kinda lame.  I mean, the MP3 track wont skip a note if you miss it when you're drumming along.  And if the game plays drumming sounds when you hit the pads for this feature, I imagine that an MP3 that already has a drum track will end up sounding cluttered and messy.

Anyway, unless there's a lot more to that mode that we don't know about, it's a feature I'm pretty sure I'll never use.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2008, 07:48:41 AM
http://www.avclub.com/content/blog/rock_band_2_the_av_club_hands_on

Freeplay mode where you can play the drums over MP3s ripped to your console?  Cool!

Really?  I actually think that's kinda lame.  I mean, the MP3 track wont skip a note if you miss it when you're drumming along.  And if the game plays drumming sounds when you hit the pads for this feature, I imagine that an MP3 that already has a drum track will end up sounding cluttered and messy.

Anyway, unless there's a lot more to that mode that we don't know about, it's a feature I'm pretty sure I'll never use.

Maybe so, but it's about the same as playing a guitar along with a CD.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 10, 2008, 09:50:23 PM
ok, I want a set of these!

(http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m409/cb_Dew/Rock%20Band%202%20-%20GI/page7.jpg)

rest of the scans here (http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11340&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 10, 2008, 10:06:31 PM
That ION kit has come a long way from the prototype:

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/01/ion-audio-drum-set-proto.jpg)

The expansion option is nice. Especially if they want to compete with GH IV.


I wonder what the ION kit will cost...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 10, 2008, 10:33:05 PM
Yeah that's the big question, and how limited?

I mean I would be tempted to import one if it was toooo expensive, I just have a limit on how much I will spend it I have no chance of replacing it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 10, 2008, 10:47:50 PM
Yeah that's the big question, and how limited?

I mean I would be tempted to import one if it was toooo expensive, I just have a limit on how much I will spend it I have no chance of replacing it.

Looking at ION's website they have two models of electronic drums one for $149.99 and one for $199.99 so it really shouldn't be much more than that. I just hope they worked with HMX with their expansion plans so that when they do make separate cymbals and what not that it can be compatible.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 11, 2008, 10:47:16 AM
Being able to convert to a real e-drum set will be a definite plus.

The PS3 one works as one with the help of a Mac, but the lack of pads/cymbals takes away from that.

Well, I was already planning on getting it, but seeing the kit may push me into actually pre-ordering it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 11, 2008, 03:40:20 PM
ok so they are 300 bucks plus shipping, and the 3rd cymbal is extra.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 11, 2008, 05:24:53 PM
Official site here: http://www.drumrocker.com/

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Fortis on July 11, 2008, 06:10:42 PM
Does this game sound good on a nice surround system? Specifically 5.1 dolby digital, or dts surround?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 11, 2008, 11:18:18 PM
Oh yes it does, my flatmate has a very nice set up, it's great.


First Trailer

http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=36037

I certainly see what they mean about adding more music video like effects.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 14, 2008, 11:29:30 AM
And from E3

84 songs in Rock Band 2 and an export RB1 to RB2 song option. (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/888/888781p1.html)

Wow. AC/DC is confirmed. And the Guns & Roses song is from Chinese Democracy. And some frigging Replacements too.

#   Artists   Song Title   Decade
1.    AC/DC   Let There Be Rock   1970s
2.    AFI   Girl's Gone Grey   2000s
3.    Alanis Morissette   You Oughta Know   1990s
4.    Alice in Chains   Man in the Box   1990s
5.    Allman Brothers   Ramblin' Man   1970s
6.    Avenged Sevenfold   Almost Easy   2000s
7.    Bad Company   Shooting Star   1970s
8.    Beastie Boys   So Whatcha Want   1990s
9.    Beck   E-Pro   2000s
10.    Bikini Kill   Rebel Girl   1990s
11.    Billy Idol   White Wedding Pt. I   1980s
12.    Blondie   One Way or Another   1970s
13.    Bob Dylan   Tangled Up in Blue   1970s
14.    Bon Jovi   Livin' on a Prayer   1980s
15.    Cheap Trick   Hello There   1970s
16.    Devo   Uncontrollable Urge   1980s
17.    Dinosaur Jr.    Feel the Pain   1990s
18.    Disturbed   Down with the Sickness   2000s
19.    Dream Theater   Panic Attack   2000s
20.    Duran Duran   Hungry Like the Wolf   1980s
21.    Elvis Costello   Pump It Up   1970s
22.    Fleetwood Mac   Go Your Own Way   1970s
23.    Foo Fighters   Everlong   1990s
24.    Guns N' Roses   Shackler's Revenge   2000s
25.    Interpol   PDA   2000s
26.    Jane's Addiction   Mountain Song   1980s
27.    Jethro Tull   Aqualung   1970s
28.    Jimmy Eat World   The Middle   2000s
29.    Joan Jett   Bad Reputation   1980s
30.    Journey   Anyway You Want It   1970s
31.    Judas Priest   Painkiller   1990s
32.    Kansas   Carry On Wayward Son   1970s
33.    L7   Pretend We're Dead   1990s
34.    Lacuna Coil   Our Truth   2000s
35.    Linkin Park   One Step Closer   2000s
36.    Lit   My Own Worst Enemy   1990s
37.    Lush   De-Luxe   1990s
38.    Mastodon   Colony of Birchmen   2000s
39.    Megadeth   Peace Sells   1980s
40.    Metallica   Battery   1980s
41.    Mighty Mighty Bosstones   Where'd You Go   1990s
42.    Modest Mouse   Float On   2000s
43.    Motorhead   Ace of Spades   1980s
44.    Nirvana   Drain You   1990s
45.    Norman Greenbaum   Spirit in the Sky   1960s
46.    Panic at the Disco   Nine in the Afternoon   2000s
47.    Paramore   That's What You Get   2000s
48.    Pearl Jam   Alive   1990s
49.    Presidents of the USA   Lump   1990s
50.    Rage Against the Machine   Testify   1990s
51.    Ratt   Round & Round   1980s
52.    Red Hot Chili Peppers   Give it Away   1990s
53.    Rise Against   Give it All   2000s
54.    Rush   The Trees   1970s
55.    Silversun Pickups   Lazy Eye   2000s
56.    Smashing Pumpkins   Today   1990s
57.    Social Distortion   I Was Wrong   1990s
58.    Sonic Youth   Teenage Riot   1980s
59.    Soundgarden   Spoonman   1990s
60.    Squeeze   Cool for Cats   1970s
61.    Steely Dan   Bodhitsattya   1970s
62.    Steve Miller Band   Rock'n Me   1970s
63.    Survivor   Eye of the Tiger   1980s
64.    System of a Down   Chop Suey   2000s
65.    Talking Heads   Psycho Killer   1970s
66.    Tenacious D   Master Exploder   2000s
67.    Testament   Souls of Black   1990s
68.    The Donnas   New Kid in School   2000s
69.    The Go-Go's   We Got the Beat   1980s
70.    The Grateful Dead   Alabama Getaway   1980s
71.    The Guess Who   American Woman   1970s
72.    The Muffs   Kids in America   1990s
73.    The Offspring   Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Separated)   1990s
74.    The Replacements   Alex Chilton   1980s
75.    The Who   Pinball Wizard   1960s
Bonus Tracks
76.    Abnormality   Visions   2000s
77.    Anarchy Club   Get Clean   2000s
78.    Bang Camaro   Night Lies   2000s
79.    Breaking Wheel   Shoulder to the Plow   2000s
80.    The Libyans   Neighborhood   2000s
81.    The Main Drag   A Jagged Gorgeous Winter   2000s
82.    Speck   Conventional Lover   2000s
83.    The Sterns   Supreme Girl   2000s
84.    That Handsome Devil   Rob the Prez-O-Dent   2000s
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 14, 2008, 11:31:28 AM
And they'll be releasing another 20 master tracks for free this fall as DLC!

My only complaint is the actual AC/DC song they chose.  Lame.  Hopefully, AC/DC will let them use more (better) songs in the future.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on July 14, 2008, 01:20:26 PM
Sweet!  There's the "Uncontrollable Urge" that I requested!

And Lush?  Good, early Lush?  What a delightully unexpected surprise.

I'm also happy to see more tracks with female vocalists, since my wife staunchly refuses to be seen playing the plastic guitar.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 14, 2008, 01:50:39 PM
Hello! This is about the single coolest bit of news...

Quote
- Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay--the first time ever in videogame history!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 14, 2008, 01:52:17 PM
But here's what worries me:

Quote
- Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay--the first time ever in videogame history!


Most of the tracks?  Not all of them?  Which ones won't we be able to import to RB2?  And why?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on July 14, 2008, 02:06:50 PM
#   Artists   Song Title   Decade
1.    AC/DC   Let There Be Rock   1970s
4.    Alice in Chains   Man in the Box   1990s
8.    Beastie Boys   So Whatcha Want   1990s
10.    Bikini Kill   Rebel Girl   1990s
11.    Billy Idol   White Wedding Pt. I   1980s
14.    Bon Jovi   Livin' on a Prayer   1980s
15.    Cheap Trick   Hello There   1970s
16.    Devo   Uncontrollable Urge   1980s
17.    Dinosaur Jr.    Feel the Pain   1990s
18.    Disturbed   Down with the Sickness   2000s
19.    Dream Theater   Panic Attack   2000s
20.    Duran Duran   Hungry Like the Wolf   1980s
21.    Elvis Costello   Pump It Up   1970s
23.    Foo Fighters   Everlong   1990s
24.    Guns N' Roses   Shackler's Revenge   2000s
26.    Jane's Addiction   Mountain Song   1980s
30.    Journey   Anyway You Want It   1970s
31.    Judas Priest   Painkiller   1990s
32.    Kansas   Carry On Wayward Son   1970s
33.    L7   Pretend We're Dead   1990s
39.    Megadeth   Peace Sells   1980s
40.    Metallica   Battery   1980s
41.    Mighty Mighty Bosstones   Where'd You Go   1990s
42.    Modest Mouse   Float On   2000s
43.    Motorhead   Ace of Spades   1980s
49.    Presidents of the USA   Lump   1990s
50.    Rage Against the Machine   Testify   1990s
51.    Ratt   Round & Round   1980s
53.    Rise Against   Give it All   2000s
57.    Social Distortion   I Was Wrong   1990s
59.    Soundgarden   Spoonman   1990s
63.    Survivor   Eye of the Tiger   1980s
65.    Talking Heads   Psycho Killer   1970s
66.    Tenacious D   Master Exploder   2000s
67.    Testament   Souls of Black   1990s
68.    The Donnas   New Kid in School   2000s
74.    The Replacements   Alex Chilton   1980s

Holy Moly! Sign me up for the above...my vocal chords are lecturing me already on why I shouldn't sing AiC's Man in the Box and Soundgarden's Spoonman.

Epic win!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on July 14, 2008, 02:08:19 PM
The IGN article linked above says "all."  Although I wouldn't be surprised if certain tracks were not transferable due to licensing issues.  Stupid licensing issues...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 14, 2008, 02:16:03 PM
But here's what worries me:

Quote
- Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay--the first time ever in videogame history!


Most of the tracks?  Not all of them?  Which ones won't we be able to import to RB2?  And why?

I've seen reports in various places that there might be a slight charge (I'm hearing $5) to do the export due to having to pay the artists for usage again. This may relate to that.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 14, 2008, 02:54:51 PM
They are going all out to make people forget they paid $180 for a new "platform" only to have it improved (new drums etc) 8 months later. I wonder what we would have if GH IV didn't go full band? Sounds like they are future proofing with RB 2. The drums will have expansion ports for cymbals etc...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 14, 2008, 05:18:06 PM
yeah most will mean the ones they couldn't also license for RB2, but it's still 'most' and I think it's a reasonable assumption that if an artist is in both games they would be on the list (since harmonix has an active business relationship with them). I think Metallica/Nirvana/The Who/RHCP etc would be decent assumptions, all the covers, all the Harmonix Bands + Majority of the Bonus Tracks (the ones that aren't Harmonix Bands). Basically RB2 at release is going to have over 300 songs playable. I hate the exclusivity BS though.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 14, 2008, 05:49:55 PM
But here's what worries me:

Quote
- Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay--the first time ever in videogame history!


Most of the tracks?  Not all of them?  Which ones won't we be able to import to RB2?  And why?

I've seen reports in various places that there might be a slight charge (I'm hearing $5) to do the export due to having to pay the artists for usage again. This may relate to that.

$5 to export all those songs so you don't have to keep swapping discs? What a rip off!  Count me out!   ;D

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 14, 2008, 08:25:17 PM
the thing with the 5$ charge is I can't find an actual source for it, the press release about RB2 is on the official RB forums, and that doesn't mention it at all. Joystiq then says 'the press release says 5%' but doesn't link or quote the entire section they are referring to.  This isn't a complaint about the charge, just that the sourcing of it is really strange.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 15, 2008, 05:39:43 AM
I knew you weren't complaining.  I just thought it would be amusing to complain about a small fee to do something as awesome as that.

We're a tad sarcastic out here on the east coast.  Doesn't always translate when I'm in Iowa.  It's gotten me in trouble a few times in meetings with the suits at work.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 15, 2008, 08:22:52 PM
It's cool, I just felt I needed to clarify what I was saying, I've since seen the comments from Alex R and it sounds like they just need to confirm which songs they can relicense for use with RB2 and then we need to pay the mechanical rights fees.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on July 16, 2008, 01:25:48 PM

So I just pre-ordered my RB2 drum kit earlier this morning, and according to Amazon, the stand-alone game is being released on the 30th of September while the bundle & stand-alone instruments will be released on the 14th. This isn't happening, is it? I understand it would be a good way to move bundles, but if it's true, what a bummer. I've to wait an additional two weeks.

Boo.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 16, 2008, 01:29:54 PM
I was reading on IGN earlier today (Of course I can't find the article now) that the game and stand alone peripherals will be released on September 14th.  Then the Rock Band 2 bundle for the 360 will be released in October.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 16, 2008, 03:03:58 PM
Ebgames has the full bundle shipping 10/30 and the game only for 9/30. No listing for the drums alone.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on July 16, 2008, 04:25:28 PM
There are no reliable dates until HMX announces some.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: jasimon1 on July 16, 2008, 05:10:06 PM
Ebgames has the full bundle shipping 10/30 and the game only for 9/30. No listing for the drums alone.

Amazon has drum only sets shipping Nov. 17.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on July 17, 2008, 04:49:46 AM

Well, as of this morning, the release dates at Amazon are echoing what James posted above:

September 14th = Game & Stand-Alone Guitar/Drums

October 19th = Bundle


Drums & Game are now, both, pre-ordered...

*crossing fingers that 9/14 is the release date*

...possibly less than two months, woo-hoo!


Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on August 18, 2008, 10:46:58 AM
And a giant cheer goes out among wannabe rockers

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/08/18/scea-universal-compatibility-for-ps3-rock-band-2-gh-world-to/

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 19, 2008, 04:39:38 AM
The fact that we are less than one month away from release and still don't know know what the 20 free off-disc DLC songs are is killing me.  C'mon Harmonix!  Let us know before my brain explodes in anticipation!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 10, 2008, 06:13:14 AM
Quite a few people got Rock Band 2 early yesterday and are busy posting videos all over YouTube.  Someone over at Scorehero's been nice enough to compile many of the YouTube video's in a single thread.  You can check it out here:

http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14578 (http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14578)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 10, 2008, 07:07:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/corporalgregg in particular, I had already subscribed to him because he's already set up for HQ videos, so he's already got a bunch of nice ones up.

I think he's working through the new World Tour mode, two of the videos he's posted have been in the new Music Video mode.

Here is his FC Expert Guitar Everlong video in the style most of you would have seen already from the promos

http://www.youtube.com/v/se-rT02aSKg&hl=en&fs=1

And here is a different style for his Spoonman Expert Guitar Gold Stars run.

http://www.youtube.com/v/aMRQKgqDXy4&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: La De Da on September 13, 2008, 11:54:29 PM
This was just put out by Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/14/are-the-rock-band-2-instruments-really-quieter-a-semi-scientif/).  Myth:  Is the Rock Band 2's Drum and Guitar quieter then Rock Band's?  While it does show it quieter though a bunch of nifty charts, nothing was blown up or crushed.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 14, 2008, 02:04:06 AM
Anyone know the 20 free downloadable songs yet?

edit: will know soon enough i guess :p
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 14, 2008, 11:01:59 AM
I has rock band 2!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 14, 2008, 11:47:26 AM
I has rock band 2!

Mes 2
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 14, 2008, 01:38:23 PM
Just finished playing a bunch of songs!! So far it is pretty good. It is cool to get to do the whole tour thing this time out. Anyone get the new drums??
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 14, 2008, 01:58:32 PM
I almost went blind finishing the guitar steak challenge on expert
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 14, 2008, 06:09:08 PM
I has rock band 2!

Mes 2


I has a sad.

One more month til I get to pick it up on PS3.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 14, 2008, 06:17:46 PM
I almost went blind finishing the guitar steak challenge on expert

Guitar Steak? Sounds tasty!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 14, 2008, 07:31:21 PM
I almost went blind finishing the guitar steak challenge on expert

Guitar Steak? Sounds tasty!

Guitar streak... but each is pretty crummy
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 15, 2008, 07:39:07 AM
I played RB2 for 12 hours straight yesterday.  I wanted to name my band "The Band That Played California Lady" but it's about 5 characters too long.  So I named my band "Band That Did California Lady" instead.   :P

BTW, anyone else have the game tell you that your band name wasn't "classy" and therefore wouldn't show up on XBL?  For some reason MS thinks the words "Free Floating"  are derogatory.   So, scratch using that term in your band name.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: La De Da on September 15, 2008, 08:17:07 AM
Got it today.  Not many Rock Band 2 tracks, but I hope the 20 bonus tracks fill the list more.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 15, 2008, 09:16:53 AM
Got it today.  Not many Rock Band 2 tracks, but I hope the 20 bonus tracks fill the list more.

"Not many Rock Band 2 tracks" ??

Do you mean tracks that you like?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 15, 2008, 09:51:10 AM
BTW, while I was playing RB2 yesterday one of my friends wanted to chat with me.  I was busy enjoying the awesomeness that is RB2 so I declined.

Five minutes later this same person sends me a text message.  It read "Why are there so many lame songs in this game?"  Now, this is a person who bought RB1 and didn't like the songs in that game either.  So, why would be buy the sequel, especially if he didn't like the songs on the disc?

I ask you, Rifftrax gamers, is this person a complete tool?  Does he have a major mental problem?  Please discuss.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 15, 2008, 09:55:34 AM
BTW, while I was playing RB2 yesterday one of my friends wanted to chat with me.  I was busy enjoying the awesomeness that is RB2 so I declined.

Five minutes later this same person sends me a text message.  It read "Why are there so many lame songs in this game?"  Now, this is a person who bought RB1 and didn't like the songs in that game either.  So, why would be buy the sequel, especially if he didn't like the songs on the disc?

I ask you, Rifftrax gamers, is this person a complete tool?  Does he have a major mental problem?  Please discuss.

I don't get when people complain about the track lists. Especially since RB2 entire list has been public knowledge for what 2 months?? 3 months??
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 15, 2008, 10:52:11 AM
A lot of the music isn't my cup of tea but I enjoy it. Then again in my house one minute there is Genesis playing and the next some DevilDriver
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 15, 2008, 10:57:31 AM
What I personaly don't like is that Rockband 1's multiplayer tour is now also its Single player solo tour. The only way you really can unlock more songs is to spend hours "earning fans" and getting 5 stars on songs you mite of already played 3-5 times. I just got the jet and theres still alot more to unlock....

It doesnt help when Blackened keeps showing up on my random song part of the tour either.



So no more all the songs in a list you play them to unlock them. Its more like work your ass off playing the game for 12 hours a day and hopefuly they don't have a never ending setlist of ALLL the songs like Rockband 1 had at the end.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 15, 2008, 11:18:44 AM
You can also unlock songs by completing Battle of the Bands challenges as well as regular Challenges.  This may help you unlock some songs faster.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on September 15, 2008, 11:47:52 AM
Yeah, the old tier system is now thoughtfully disguised as "Marathon Challenges" for the various instruments, with 6 songs per challenge.  (Rolls eyes) They will unlock the songs though.

Myself, I played for about 3 hours yesterday, discovered that my wrist was getting cramped and my fingers were getting slammed, so I switched over to vocals for a while. My first random vocal set? Sabotage ('cause I just didn't sing enough of that in 1), and the two free DLCs that I had downloaded the night before but hadn't heard yet. (Colbert's song and Versarius?) Thanks guys.

Two random notes:
1) Who exactly sings "You Can Go Your Own Way"? I've always thought it was Christine McVee, but the bearded gentleman in the game seems to inply that it's Lindsey Buckingham.

2) Most of us who've played Rock Band 1 have run across the character whom I like to call "Crazy Homeless Singer Guy" as one of the singers. (You know the one. Flannel shirt. Bushy black beard.) While I haven't seen CHSG yet this game, has anyone else had a bearded, glasses wearing guy with an afro wearing an indian chestpiece pop up in their band yet?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on September 15, 2008, 01:51:55 PM
1) Who exactly sings "You Can Go Your Own Way"? I've always thought it was Christine McVee, but the bearded gentleman in the game seems to inply that it's Lindsey Buckingham.

Definitely Lindsey, although I think Stevie Nicks joins him on the chorus.  He still sings it to this day, but he can't hit the high register anymore, so it isn't quite the same.

2) Most of us who've played Rock Band 1 have run across the character whom I like to call "Crazy Homeless Singer Guy" as one of the singers. (You know the one. Flannel shirt. Bushy black beard.) While I haven't seen CHSG yet this game, has anyone else had a bearded, glasses wearing guy with an afro wearing an indian chestpiece pop up in their band yet?

Not me.  I'm in DC all week and won't even get to break the shrinkwrap on my RB2 until this weekend.   :'(
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: OTC316 on September 15, 2008, 03:55:25 PM


2) Most of us who've played Rock Band 1 have run across the character whom I like to call "Crazy Homeless Singer Guy" as one of the singers. (You know the one. Flannel shirt. Bushy black beard.) While I haven't seen CHSG yet this game, has anyone else had a bearded, glasses wearing guy with an afro wearing an indian chestpiece pop up in their band yet?

Haven't seen CHSG, But I have seen the chest-piece guy. Anyone else see the Bootsie Collins-looking guy?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 15, 2008, 05:43:58 PM
So it yet another sign that the game was rushed out the door, HMX have finally admitted that Jukebox mode didn't make it to the release build of the game.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: La De Da on September 15, 2008, 10:27:18 PM
"Not many Rock Band 2 tracks" ??

Do you mean tracks that you like?
Well.... a little of column A and B.  I do like Reel Big Fish's version of Hungry Like a Wolf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxNw1bgH4dQ).

It might be due some some locked away, like Guitar Hero's "Play more to get more", but after loading up Rock Band 1 songs and the DLC songs, the Rock Band 2 track list looks kind of small  While leads me the other beef I have Rock Band 2, the lack of Solo Tour mode.  I guess it might be easier to start a band and run in as a solo tour, but I much have a mode set a side for just the solo part.  Too bad the Challenge mode require two or more members.  Any which way, I love it and it's better then Rock Band 1, despite the nick picking I point out.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 15, 2008, 10:36:23 PM
Well I can say I don't have all the RB2 songs yet and I am at a total of around 190 songs. That is too many to know what to do with.

Now I agree that the lack of a solo mode sucks being I am someone who is in the process of moving from Hard to Expert in vocals/guitar (sometimes at the same time!) and its hard to get better without the risk of losing fans.

That being said I love how the World Tour works tho. A friend of mine just got his today and he helped me out with a few songs (I cant sing "You Oughta Know" being I have testicles) and it was quick and easy and he got a few songs he wanted like Down With The Sickness and Testify (my usual setlist choices).

Finally it seems they have done some work to the pitch recognition in RB2. I have a weird singing voice and RB1 would have none of that. I failed a few songs on easy.

Now back to trying to get White Wedding sung with 5 stars . . .
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TVsAdam on September 16, 2008, 07:22:38 AM
I'm not getting this yet; I'm waiting for the bundle next month.  (I got Guitar Hero 3 with a guitar, then just got the RB1 game, figuring I'd wait for the better instruments, but now I'm stuck without RB2 for the time being...)

But for those of you lucky enough to be playing it right now, yesterday 1up.com posted a code that allows you to unlock all the songs.  If you have a thing against cheating (which I guess this sort of is), I can't help you, but here's the code: Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue.

Apparently it's the same code from RB1, and also apparently it doesn't allow you to save if you use it, so if you want to PERMANENTLY unlock everything then yeah, you do eventually need to hit up the whole tour.  Or you could just use the code every time, I guess.  Also, the article doesn't say where exactly you're supposed to input the code.  (I'm assuming the main menu?) 

Still, it's something.  Hey, shut up, I'm just trying to help.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on September 16, 2008, 07:54:10 AM
Too bad the Challenge mode require two or more members. 

Just the "Band Challenge" requires two. The other ones can be played solo.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: La De Da on September 16, 2008, 11:27:07 AM
Too bad the Challenge mode require two or more members. 

Just the "Band Challenge" requires two. The other ones can be played solo.
Yeah, I found it after the fact.  :p

Joystiq found a goofy vocal bug (http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/16/declaration-of-independence-reading-gets-perfect-vocal-score-in/).  Remember, cheating only hurts your pride, but not the Gamerscore from the looks of it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 16, 2008, 01:14:10 PM
This song is the root of all evil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUGeVMEKm8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUGeVMEKm8)

I consider myself to be pretty good on hard guitar.  The only songs I couldn't get through on RB1 were GGaHT and Flirtin' With Disaster.  Every other song I could at least four star.  This song?  I'm lucky if I can make it 20 percent in before failing.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 16, 2008, 03:30:39 PM
Good god! 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on September 16, 2008, 03:54:30 PM
This song is the root of all evil:

Now, how did I know that it would be about Voices?

(I'm seriously considering not unlocking that song. I've heard 0% good buzz about it. I think I even saw a comment by Sluggo about how his band got nuked before the song barely started rolling.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 16, 2008, 07:24:03 PM
Too bad the Challenge mode require two or more members. 

Just the "Band Challenge" requires two. The other ones can be played solo.
Yeah, I found it after the fact.  :p

Joystiq found a goofy vocal bug (http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/16/declaration-of-independence-reading-gets-perfect-vocal-score-in/).  Remember, cheating only hurts your pride, but not the Gamerscore from the looks of it.

It's not a bug, they've just ridiculously eased up the audio detection on talkies.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 16, 2008, 07:26:04 PM
This song is the root of all evil:

Now, how did I know that it would be about Voices?

(I'm seriously considering not unlocking that song. I've heard 0% good buzz about it. I think I even saw a comment by Sluggo about how his band got nuked before the song barely started rolling.)

It's hilarious, it's certainly one of the most talked about songs on the forums.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 17, 2008, 12:14:15 AM
THE NEW DRUMS KICK ASS!!!

I bit the bullet and bought a set of the new wireless drums.  The only issues I have is my abilities. No crosstalk at all. The only thing that feels different is that I think I have to lift my foot higher than on my old pedal. Red pad rolls kick ass so much now.  They are also very quiet!!! Nothing like my first gen kit. I don't really have the room for the ION but I am soooooooo happy with these kits.  With how quiet they are now it will be awesome to play in a group setting! These should have come out last year!!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 17, 2008, 03:12:01 AM
Yeah I am not sure what I want to do about new peripherals.

Ideally I would love to pick up a roland v-drum kit, but that's pretty expensive, so I might just end up buying a new set and a set of cymbals for it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 17, 2008, 12:02:04 PM
ION Kit review:

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/689300/Exclusive_ION_Rocker_Drum_Review.html

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 17, 2008, 12:13:29 PM
I like this one better:

http://www.g4tv.com/thepile/videos/28611/Ion_Drum_Kit_Review.html

The burn at the end made me laugh
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 17, 2008, 01:38:06 PM
and a quick by the way:

www.stridelovesrockband.com
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 17, 2008, 04:02:25 PM
This is great. Someone playing the guitar part of Fire and Flames on the some freaky looking Guitar Hero Drums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a497Hom8Gg&feature=related
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on September 17, 2008, 05:58:52 PM
Two things:

1) Wrong game.

2) Hey! He's cheating! I was watching him play and I started wonder how he did the triple notes with only two hands. He's got double notes programmed in on the top the drum pad!

(Yeah, yeah. 99% of the song doesn't involve them. But it still cheapens it a bit to me.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 17, 2008, 06:22:40 PM
I know its the wrong game. I thought it was just neat. Im sorry I couldnt be a hardcore rock band fan like you... I have a real guitar.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 17, 2008, 11:18:05 PM
That looks really sped up to me, look at the way his head is moving while he drums.

in other news...

http://www.destructoid.com/wal-mart-memo-pretty-much-confirms-ac-dc-s-live-at-donnington-for-rock-band-104141.phtml
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 17, 2008, 11:44:34 PM
That looks really sped up to me, look at the way his head is moving while he drums.

in other news...

http://www.destructoid.com/wal-mart-memo-pretty-much-confirms-ac-dc-s-live-at-donnington-for-rock-band-104141.phtml

That could be cool. I hope they are exportable to the hard drive. AC/DC doesn't like individual downloads yet so I guess they won't be DLC at all.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Chaos on September 18, 2008, 05:19:00 AM
Now I don't own this game and I would never own this game, but apprently Stephen Colbert has created a song that you can download for Rock Band 2, for free? That's pretty hilarious and awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 18, 2008, 05:29:22 AM
Yea it's a lot of fun, Charline kicks ass!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6yFBwGjAm0
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 18, 2008, 07:11:09 AM
I just got the new RB2 guitar yesterday and I love it.

First of all, let me say that I was using a wired Rock Band 1 controller before.  I thought that it was fine but some little things annoyed me.  Very rarely I'd accidentally hit the start button in the middle of the song, bringing up the pause menu.  The loud clacking of the fret buttons were also something I could do without.  Lastly, there were times when my overdrive wouldn't activate unless I violently tilted my guitar up and down about three times.

Well, all of those problems, and more, are addressed with the Rock Band 2 guitar.  There's a raised plastic guard around the start button now.  So, it's impossible to hit it accidentally while you're playing a song.  The fret buttons were noticeably quieter than the RB1 guitar at first but I noticed that they got a little louder as the fret buttons loosened up while I played.  Still, the buttons are quieter than the RB1 guitar.  And in my little time playing the guitar so far, I've had no problems at all trying to activate overdrive by tilting the guitar.

But one improvement I've noticed is in the fret buttons themselves.  They feel a lot sturdier.  I like the new feel a lot.  I'm not sure if the new feel is helping improve my performance but I know that it's not hurting it at all.

Another thing I've noticed is that the white strum guard and the neck behind the fret buttons are matte, less slippery surface than the RB1 controller.  I really like the way this feels for the frets as opposed to the RB1 controller.

Lastly, let me say that the auto-calibration rocks!  I have an HDTV and I've always had to manually calibrate my RB guitars at least a few times the first time I've played either RB game.  With the RB2 guitar all you need to do hold the guitar up to your TV's speaker when it tells you to.  Then take a few steps back from your TV and hold the guitar in front of it when it tells you to.  And you're done.  Best of all, the auto calibration works like a charm.

The first song I tried it out with is The Cars All Mixed Up.  I got my highest score in RB2 on it with the new guitar.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  But it showed me that the calibration worked flawlessly the first time.

So, here's my bottom line:

If you hated the RB1 guitar and only worship GH guitars then you'll still hate the RB2 controller.

If you were just annoyed with the small things about the RB1 guitar then you'll be very pleased with the RB2 guitar.  Obviously, at $70.00 these small improvements would not be worth the purchase to the casual gamer.  But the more hardcore RB gamers will probably think it's worth the buy.  I know I did.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 18, 2008, 08:45:00 AM
I just got the new RB2 guitar yesterday.........

You can also plug in the drum kit's bass pedal and use it to activate star power overdrive. I have been wanting that feature since Guitar Hero 1.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 18, 2008, 11:08:07 AM
I just got the new RB2 guitar yesterday.........

You can also plug in the drum kit's bass pedal and use it to activate star power overdrive. I have been wanting that feature since Guitar Hero 1.

That's awesome.  Hopefully that is the same on the PS3.  It's really frustrating when the overdrive doesn't kick in and you end up missing notes as you flail the guitar to kick it in.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Douglin on September 18, 2008, 01:43:33 PM
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u198/douglin/rb2ukbandana490w.jpg)

Ha...Ha...Ha...

 :grr:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 18, 2008, 02:12:30 PM
and a quick by the way:

www.stridelovesrockband.com

Lets just say that when I posted that I had just signed up . . .now i got a code for 160 MS Points :p

EDIT: Oh and magneto . . . .

EDIT 2: And i most likely wont use it on music being both Duke Nukem 3D AND Mega Man 9 come out on weds for the 360 . . .
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 18, 2008, 06:44:40 PM
That looks really sped up to me, look at the way his head is moving while he drums.

in other news...

http://www.destructoid.com/wal-mart-memo-pretty-much-confirms-ac-dc-s-live-at-donnington-for-rock-band-104141.phtml

That could be cool. I hope they are exportable to the hard drive. AC/DC doesn't like individual downloads yet so I guess they won't be DLC at all.

My theory is, if this does pan out, is it could easily be a stripped down version of the game which includes a code you enter into Xbox Live or whatever to download the tracks for your standard RB games.

I a hilarious bit of other news, the President of EA Asia while announcing RB for Singapore was asked about RB for Australia ,there are no plans to release RB in Australia, he replied, when asked if they were just going to skip to RB2 he answered, that's an interesting idea. When this was bought up on the official forums this morning HMX rep Sean Baptiste said that the comments from the President of EA Asia are just a rumour and they hope to have news on the outdated version of RB for Australia ......'Soon'.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 19, 2008, 01:19:38 AM
I don't have a Gold X-box live account right now so I finally was able to download the Colbert song! EASY GOLD STARS!!

Also I seem to have gotten my not so classy band name on to the leader boards: Dooosh Bagz.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 19, 2008, 11:04:08 AM
DLC for 9/23:

Quote
Rush's Moving Pictures Full Album

Tom Sawyer (orig version)
Red Barchetta
YYZ
Limelight (orig version)
The Camera Eye
Witch Hunt
Vital Signs

The full album will be available for $10.99 (880 Microsoft Points) or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track individually.


We are also releasing a bunch of individual tracks:

Bad Religion - Sorrow
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
Kasabian - Shoot the Runner
Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock N Roll Fun
Stone Roses - Love Spreads

Each of these tracks will be available individually for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points).


All tracks are master tracks.

Yay!  We're getting Moving Pictures for real this time.....I hope.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 19, 2008, 11:20:32 AM
Sweet! Bad Religion!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 19, 2008, 01:03:59 PM
and a quick by the way:

www.stridelovesrockband.com

I just won 160 MSP and I just signed up for this a couple days ago.

I know it's not a lot but any free MSPs are good MSPs.  Go sign up if you already have not!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 19, 2008, 01:43:44 PM
DLC for 9/23:

Quote
Rush's Moving Pictures Full Album

Tom Sawyer (orig version)
Red Barchetta
YYZ
Limelight (orig version)
The Camera Eye
Witch Hunt
Vital Signs

The full album will be available for $10.99 (880 Microsoft Points) or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track individually.


We are also releasing a bunch of individual tracks:

Bad Religion - Sorrow
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
Kasabian - Shoot the Runner
Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock N Roll Fun
Stone Roses - Love Spreads

Each of these tracks will be available individually for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points).


All tracks are master tracks.

Yay!  We're getting Moving Pictures for real this time.....I hope.   :P

Rush and Bad Religion!!
Thank you!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on September 19, 2008, 02:18:43 PM
Sweet! Bad Religion!

Yeah, but unfortunately it's Sorrow. :P

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 19, 2008, 02:31:01 PM
Sweet! Bad Religion!

Yeah, but unfortunately it's Sorrow. :P

You know how it goes.  If there's one Bad Religion song in Rock Band you know there's a good chance of more being released down the road.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 19, 2008, 03:03:45 PM
Sweet! Bad Religion!

Yeah, but unfortunately it's Sorrow. :P

I actually really liked that whole album.  But most of the album is better than that song.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 19, 2008, 05:35:02 PM
Yeah, hopefully this weeks releases all make it out :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 19, 2008, 08:52:07 PM
Sweet! Bad Religion!

Yeah, but unfortunately it's Sorrow. :P

I actually really liked that whole album.  But most of the album is better than that song.

It was certainly better than these albums:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RQBFKH0ZL._SL160_AA115_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ERX68TB7L._SL160_AA115_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5182YW0WE9L._SL160_AA115_.jpg)


I hope they don't continue to release full albums (that I want) every week!! Once a month is good for me!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 20, 2008, 02:11:09 PM
Well we have 5 albums on their list still to come, plus the AC/DC pack is pretty much a certainty in my eyes.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on September 21, 2008, 05:25:22 AM
Sweet! Bad Religion!

Yeah, but unfortunately it's Sorrow. :P

I actually really liked that whole album.  But most of the album is better than that song.

The return to Epitaph and of Mr. Brett, outside of Sorrow, what's not to love on The Process of Belief ? The album's a buzzsaw, and the tour w/ Hot Water Music in support of TPoB was amazing. I even had an opportunity to sing -a-long a few lines of Anesthesia with Greg on their stop in Beertown during said tour. That made my month. There's just too many awesome vibes w/ TPoB and me. I love it. Not failing to mention, The Defense is possibly my all-time favorite BR song.

Sweet! Bad Religion!

Yeah, but unfortunately it's Sorrow. :P

I actually really liked that whole album.  But most of the album is better than that song.

It was certainly better than these albums:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RQBFKH0ZL._SL160_AA115_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ERX68TB7L._SL160_AA115_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5182YW0WE9L._SL160_AA115_.jpg)

I know I'm in the minority here but like The Grey Album very much!  :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 21, 2008, 09:26:18 AM
Yeah they have been 100 times better since Gurewitz came back. Now they just need to keep Graffin from doing his acoustic sets.....

OT:  I did the Harmonix set last night and had to play that Visions song. I made it through with 3 stars on Hard the first time through. I don't think I will be playing that song ever again. UGH. Also, why do grindcore bands like their snare drums to sound like woodpeckers??
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on September 22, 2008, 04:44:24 AM
Yeah they have been 100 times better since Gurewitz came back. Now they just need to keep Graffin from doing his acoustic sets.....

I'm sure his acoustic material has its audience, but oh man, it's definitely not for me. However, it would be super-cool to take his Life Science 1 class at UCLA. Greg, stick to the professor and BR gigs.  :)

I have owned the game since launch but haven't had the opportunity to play it yet. I've seen video of Metallica's Battery via means of expert drums, and I'm not looking forward to be owned on that. It looks so cruel.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 22, 2008, 09:22:31 AM
Yeah I got killed on Battery on hard. What sucked is that it was the 6th song of a 6 song set so I failed the whole gig.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 22, 2008, 09:24:03 PM
Owie my vocal cords!

I just beat the Impossible Vocal Challenge and I have to day . . damn was that hard. But I do have to say tho that the Challenges are worth the time going through them. And I got a golden mic out of it :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 23, 2008, 08:36:40 AM
Is it October 19th yet?  :-\
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 23, 2008, 10:22:47 AM
Is it October 19th yet?  :-\

Hang in there, man.  You've got less than a month to go!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 23, 2008, 12:12:08 PM
Is it October 19th yet?  :-\

Hang in there, man.  You've got less than a month to go!

My goal is to finish up Uncharted before it comes out.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 23, 2008, 04:03:42 PM
Man last nights DLC release was freaking awesome fun to play, and I haven't even finished them all, 00:10 and I had the last half of Moving Pictures to go, I thought I better get to bed, but what I did play was great. Awesome week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 26, 2008, 11:27:13 AM
In a not so shocking twist...

http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2008/09/26/wii-version-of-rock-band-2-is-totally-gimped/

..the Wii & PS2 versions will stink (if you like things like DLC, online, or features....)

Glad I dumped GH3 for the Wii when I did and bought everything else on PS3.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 26, 2008, 12:36:21 PM
Is it October 19th yet?  :-\

Hang in there, man.  You've got less than a month to go!

My goal is to finish up Uncharted before it comes out.

Shouldn't be too hard, it only took me about a week to beat it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 26, 2008, 01:17:34 PM
When Rush's Moving Pictures was released I turned to my brother and said "What if they're going to release a full album as DLC all the way up to GH:WT being released to bolster their DLC?"  "No way!" he replied.

I might be right:

Quote from: hmxsean
Hey everybody,

We're proud to announce next week's content for DLC - Red Hot Chili Pepper's Blood Sugar Sex Magik full album. One track, Give It Away is available on the disc of Rock Band 2.


Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

The Power of Equality
If You Have to Ask
Breaking the Girl
Funky Monks
Suck My Kiss
I Could Have Lied
Mellowship Slinky in B Major
The Righteous & The Wicked
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Under the Bridge
Naked in the Rain
Apache Rose Peacock
The Greeting Song
My Lovely Man
Sir Psycho Sexy
They're Red Hot

The full album of Blood Sugar Sex Magik will be available for $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points). Each track will also be available for $1.99 individually (160 Microsoft Points). The album will be available on Tuesday, September 30th on Xbox 360, and Thursday, October 2nd on PS3.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 26, 2008, 04:57:32 PM
I think we will have a record breaking most stupidly and needlessly censored DLC so far!

In a not so shocking twist...

http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2008/09/26/wii-version-of-rock-band-2-is-totally-gimped/

..the Wii & PS2 versions will stink (if you like things like DLC, online, or features....)

Glad I dumped GH3 for the Wii when I did and bought everything else on PS3.

HMX have repeatedly stated that the Wii version will be different, sounds like they are just parroting RB1 info. And in fact it's been edited already.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 26, 2008, 09:03:21 PM
Argh. They really need to stop this full album stuff every week!  Granted this is my least favorite RHCP album so I will probably only grab a couple of tracks.  I would kill for full album DLC of any of RHCP's first three records. 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: The Triumvirate on September 29, 2008, 01:36:19 PM
Been a Rock Band fan since the first one, I even got Rock Band 2 a few days before it was officially released.

I'm waiting on those 20 free songs already. Honestly though, couldn't it just be 20 of our choice? That'd be great but I guess they can't do that for some reason.

I also agree with Torso. I'd much rather they have done the album By the Way. It's better AND more well-known.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 29, 2008, 03:02:37 PM
and a quick by the way:

www.stridelovesrockband.com

I just won 160 MSP and I just signed up for this a couple days ago.

I know it's not a lot but any free MSPs are good MSPs.  Go sign up if you already have not!

I just won a free track on PSN!  Sweet!  (Now I just need to wait for a song I want that I haven't downloaded already...) 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 29, 2008, 05:05:52 PM
I also agree with Torso. I'd much rather they have done the album By the Way. It's better AND more well-known.

Really? I hadn't even heard of it, and when I just looked it up didn't recognize a single song off it by name
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: The Triumvirate on September 29, 2008, 05:29:59 PM
I also agree with Torso. I'd much rather they have done the album By the Way. It's better AND more well-known.

Really? I hadn't even heard of it, and when I just looked it up didn't recognize a single song off it by name
Well, I take it then you haven't listened to Chili Peppers much? I mean, whenever the name is mentioned I immediately think of their songs By the Way and Can't Stop. Those two songs were enormous hits . . . everywhere. Are you sure you haven't heard either song?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 29, 2008, 06:56:20 PM
I also agree with Torso. I'd much rather they have done the album By the Way. It's better AND more well-known.

Really? I hadn't even heard of it, and when I just looked it up didn't recognize a single song off it by name
Well, I take it then you haven't listened to Chili Peppers much? I mean, whenever the name is mentioned I immediately think of their songs By the Way and Can't Stop. Those two songs were enormous hits . . . everywhere. Are you sure you haven't heard either song?

That's not what I said, I may very well recognize a song if I heard it. I don't listen to RHCP often, but if before your post someone asked me to list off their albums I would have come up with Freaky Styley, MM, BSSM, OHM, Californication, SA, in a few seconds and could probably name a bunch of songs of each of them no trouble. Do you honestly think more people know of songs off BTW than know Under the Bridge or Give It Away?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 29, 2008, 07:09:02 PM
I also agree with Torso. I'd much rather they have done the album By the Way. It's better AND more well-known.

Really? I hadn't even heard of it, and when I just looked it up didn't recognize a single song off it by name
Well, I take it then you haven't listened to Chili Peppers much? I mean, whenever the name is mentioned I immediately think of their songs By the Way and Can't Stop. Those two songs were enormous hits . . . everywhere. Are you sure you haven't heard either song?


I had to look it up too. It didn't click with me by name alone. I am an old, old RHCP fan but kinda lost interest in their direction when they released Blood Sugar etc... 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 29, 2008, 09:45:14 PM
Good news: Rock Band: AC/DC is official

Bad News: Only available in the states and only at Wal*Mart.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/arts/music/30acdc.html?_r=4&scp=1%26sq=ac/dc,%2520rock%2520band,%2520walmart%26st=cse&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 30, 2008, 02:34:31 AM
Not at all worried about the Walmart/US thing, the walmart page clearly says it's a track pack and all tracks are available for play with RB and RB 2.

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4620/acdcfu0.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 30, 2008, 06:18:36 AM
Not at all worried about the Walmart/US thing, the walmart page clearly says it's a track pack and all tracks are available for play with RB and RB 2.

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4620/acdcfu0.jpg)

Hells Bells = Instant buy for me. 

I guess MTV/Harmonix are going to officially announce this later today and give out some more details.  It would be nice if we got more than just the songs (new arenas, clothes, etc).  Not that I'm complaining.  The fact that we're getting this much AC/DC in Rock Band in the first place is incredibly awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 30, 2008, 07:25:49 AM
"Kindly deeds done for free!"
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 30, 2008, 08:00:56 AM
Here is a little more detail from the Wal-mart website:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=2432480 (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=2432480)

Quote from: walmart.com
The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions ship with a code on the back of the game manual that lets you import all of the songs into the Rock Band or Rock Band 2 game environment.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 30, 2008, 10:15:35 AM
"Kindly deeds done for free!"

Where's "Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution, But Off Topic Bickering Resulting From A Thread About Hollywood Undead Is."? 

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 30, 2008, 01:19:43 PM
"Kindly deeds done for free!"

Where's "Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution, But Off Topic Bickering Resulting From A Thread About Hollywood Undead Is."? 

Hehe.

The funny thing about this AC/DC pack is that it seems that not all of the tracks are going to be from the Live at Donnington album.  The official press release mentions a few times that the tracks will be from the best AC/DC live performances.  It will be interesting to see what we get.

EDIT:  I just did a little research and found out that Hell Ain't A Bad Place to Be and Heatseeker are the only tracks that were not on the Live at Donnington DVD.  So, I assume all the other tracks will be from that performance.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 30, 2008, 01:53:54 PM
It didn't take long for the children on the Rock Band board to complain about the pricing.  I just hope i can get it somewhere else other than wal-mart.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 30, 2008, 02:48:10 PM
It didn't take long for the children on the Rock Band board to complain about the pricing. 

I know.  Amazing, huh?  Most of those people are probably the same ones who were swearing that they'd pay anything to have AC/DC in Rock Band.  It's funny that they're perfectly fine paying $2.00 for every other track.  Then they flip out over having to pay $2.25 for each AC/DC track (on average).  I guess paying that extra quarter per track is really going to break their budgets.

I just hope i can get it somewhere else other than wal-mart.

It doesn't look like it.  It's being sold exclusively through Wal-Mart & Sam's Club.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 30, 2008, 03:57:25 PM
It didn't take long for the children on the Rock Band board to complain about the pricing.  I just hope i can get it somewhere else other than wal-mart.

Have you experienced the Wal-Mart in Quincy yet?  Fat old ladies in rascal scooters galore!  I've been run over a few times.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 30, 2008, 04:01:32 PM
It doesn't look like it.  It's being sold exclusively through Wal-Mart & Sam's Club.

Yeah I just read the clarification on Kotaku. Oh well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 30, 2008, 07:21:14 PM
It is the most expensive DLC yet, I am not convinced, I will definitely want to see what these extra long versions end up being like, and we are paying a premium on the bundle, it's an all or nothing choice and usually you get a discount for buying in bulk.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 30, 2008, 07:25:50 PM
Here is how badly they Butchered Sir Psycho Sexy.

Snap Snap is Bad
Snap **** is Good

Like a ram getting ready to jam the lamb is Bad
Like a ram getting ready to jam the *** is Good.

The line "She said get out and spread you legs and then she tried to cop a feel" is apparently too naughty for Teens too.

Absolutely moronic.


Quote
A long, long, long, long time ago
Before the wind, before the snow
Lived a man, lived a man I know
Lived a freak of nature named Sir Psycho

Sir Psycho Sexy that is me
Sometimes I find I need to scream

He's a freak of nature
But we love him so
He's a freak of nature
But we let him go

Deep inside the garden of Eden
Standing there with my *** bleedin'
Theres a devil in my **** and some demons in my *****
Good God no that would be treason
Believe me Eve she gave good reason
Botty looking too good not to be squeezin'
********* hotter than a fever
I'm a givin' 'cause she's the reciever
I won't and I don't hang up until I please her
Makin' her feel like an over achiever
I take it away for a minute *******
Then I give it back a little bit ******

Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man that I met 1 time
Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man that left me blind
Sir Psycho Sir Psycho yea he's the man he's the man he's
the man (chorus)

He's a freak of nature
But we love him so
He's a freak of nature
But we let him go

I got stopped by a lady cop
In my automobile
******
******
That cop she was all dressed in blue
Was she pretty? Boy I'm tellin' you
*****
************
Like a ram getting ready to jam the ***
She whimpered just a little when she felt my hand
********
**********
Proppin' her up on the black and white
********
********
********

(chorus)

Hello young woman that I love
Pretty punk rock mamma that I'm thinking of
Hold me naked if you will
In your arms in your legs **** I'd kill
To be with you, to kiss with you, I do miss you
I love you

Lay me down...
Descending waves of graceful pleasure
For your love there is no measure
Her curves they bend with subtle splendor

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the funk will make me freak
If I should die before I waked
Allow me Lord to rock out naked
Bored by the ordinary time to take a trip
Calling up a little girl with a bull whip
Lickety split go snap ****
***************
The tallest tree the sweetest sap
Blowin' my ass right off the map
Ooo and it's nice out here
I think I'll stay for a while
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 02, 2008, 01:22:31 PM
While we don't know what's going to be released as DLC this coming Tuesday, we do know what's coming out on October 14th:

http://www.imeem.com/motleycrue/blogs/2008/09/30/I476yj9g/win_the_entire_catalogue_and_a_signed_copy_of_the_dirt (http://www.imeem.com/motleycrue/blogs/2008/09/30/I476yj9g/win_the_entire_catalogue_and_a_signed_copy_of_the_dirt)

Quote from: Motley Crue blog
All you fans of Rock Band will want to check back on October 14th to download the entire Dr. Feelgood album through your console's online marketplace!

Tracklist:

1. "T.N.T. (Terror 'N Tinseltown)" – 0:42
2. "Dr. Feelgood" – 4:50
3. "Slice of Your Pie" – 4:32
4. "Rattlesnake Shake" – 3:40
5. "Kickstart My Heart" – 4:48
6. "Without You" – 4:29
7. "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)" – 4:12
8. "Sticky Sweet" – 3:52
9. "She Goes Down" – 4:37
10. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" – 4:40
11. "Time for Change" – 4:45

Obviously, since this hasn't officially been announced by Harmonix we don't have the pricing info yet.

Anyway, I think it's a safe bet to assume that we'll be getting another album on the 7th.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on October 02, 2008, 01:31:42 PM
While we don't know what's going to be released as DLC this coming Tuesday, we do know what's coming out on October 14th:

http://www.imeem.com/motleycrue/blogs/2008/09/30/I476yj9g/win_the_entire_catalogue_and_a_signed_copy_of_the_dirt (http://www.imeem.com/motleycrue/blogs/2008/09/30/I476yj9g/win_the_entire_catalogue_and_a_signed_copy_of_the_dirt)

Quote from: Motley Crue blog
All you fans of Rock Band will want to check back on October 14th to download the entire Dr. Feelgood album through your console's online marketplace!

Tracklist:

1. "T.N.T. (Terror 'N Tinseltown)" – 0:42
2. "Dr. Feelgood" – 4:50
3. "Slice of Your Pie" – 4:32
4. "Rattlesnake Shake" – 3:40
5. "Kickstart My Heart" – 4:48
6. "Without You" – 4:29
7. "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)" – 4:12
8. "Sticky Sweet" – 3:52
9. "She Goes Down" – 4:37
10. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" – 4:40
11. "Time for Change" – 4:45

Obviously, since this hasn't officially been announced by Harmonix we don't have the pricing info yet.

Anyway, I think it's a safe bet to assume that we'll be getting another album on the 7th.   :P

Sweet!!! I'm all over that.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 02, 2008, 05:52:08 PM
Yeah it's funny, they haven't confirmed it, but they haven't closed the 40 page discussion thread either.

And over at scorehero it was like

Quote from: dfan/Dan Schmidt/Honest Bob
Don't believe anything until we've officially announced it

Quote from: Other forum posters
The previous 3 times you've said that it's been completely true
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 02, 2008, 07:52:35 PM
Full on Crue! To bad it couldn't have been at least Theater of Pain. I would have been all over that one in a heartbeat. With Dr. Feelgood I will be picky.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 03, 2008, 09:30:13 AM
10/7 DLC.  Not a full album but it's still 9 (mostly) awesome tracks:

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1371747#post1371747 (http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1371747#post1371747)

Quote from: hmxsean
This week we have a Offspring three-pack as well as 6 more tracks from bands like Against Me!, Free, George Thorogood, Harvey Danger, Screaming Trees, and Static-X.

Offspring Three-Pack

Gone Away
Pretty Fly
Self Esteem

Each track is available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (480 Microsoft Points) for the complete three pack. All tracks are masters.

We also have -

Stop! by Against Me!
All Right Now by Free
Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood
Cream & Bastards Rise by Harvey Danger
Nearly Lost You by Screaming Trees
Push It by Static-X

Each of these tracks is available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points). All tracks are masters.

It's interesting to note that most of those 6 tracks were expected to be in the 20 free DLC for Rock Band 2.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 03, 2008, 09:38:41 AM
Just last night I was wondering if they ever were going to put Static X in the game.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on October 03, 2008, 09:43:18 AM
Just last night I was wondering if they ever were going to put Static X in the game.

...hahaha.

What prompted that? 

(I'm gonna grab the S-X tune.)

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 03, 2008, 09:49:36 AM
I'll be getting at least 7 out of the 9.  I'm not sure I've ever heard the Screaming Trees and Harvey Danger songs.  I probably have, I'm just horrible when it comes to song titles.  Anyway, I'll have to give them a listen on YouTube before I decide whether or not they're worth getting.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 03, 2008, 10:09:41 AM
Just last night I was wondering if they ever were going to put Static X in the game.

...hahaha.

What prompted that? 

(I'm gonna grab the S-X tune.)



I don't know. I was playing some song and then I thought how Push It might be fun to play.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: La De Da on October 03, 2008, 12:24:19 PM
I'm not sure I've ever heard the Screaming Trees and Harvey Danger songs.
Nearly lost you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5KtFf9UE_M) and Cream & Bastards Rise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSPZkOcUEW0) (audio quality sucks though).

If I can The Offspring, Thorogood, and Static-X for free, that would rock.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 03, 2008, 01:40:16 PM
And just because I love numbers.....

As of 9/30 we have 247 DLC tracks, 84 tracks on-disc for RB2, and 55 songs from RB1 that you can play in RB2.  That brings the total playable songs in RB2 up to 386.  Next weeks DLC will bring that up to 395.  Adding the upcoming 20 free RB2 DLC tracks brings the total up to 415.

Now, we know that minus the tracks that are on disc with RB2 the Jane's Addiction, Foo Fighters, Stevie Ray Vaughn albums have a total of 34 tracks that will be downloadable.  And we know that the 18 AC/DC tracks will be playable in RB2.  I won't even speculate on the number of tracks in the No Doubt album.  So, that brings the total number of known playable tracks up to 467.  It looks like they're going to hit their 500 playable tracks by the end of the year mark with ease.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 03, 2008, 08:08:49 PM
I'll be getting at least 7 out of the 9.  I'm not sure I've ever heard the Screaming Trees and Harvey Danger songs.  I probably have, I'm just horrible when it comes to song titles.  Anyway, I'll have to give them a listen on YouTube before I decide whether or not they're worth getting.

Screaming Trees song was on the Singles soundtrack.  Decent tune.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 05, 2008, 04:01:33 PM
Two things:

1) They added the page for the bonus track registration

2) Best thing I have seen on the whole AC\DC thing:

Quote
RB Fans: Boo!  This sucks!  We want AC/DC!  Why can't they get AC/DC?  Give us AC/DC!

Harmonix:  Hmm, we need to get them AC/DC. 

AC/DC: You want to use our songs?  Here's what you'll have to do... (lays the deal on the table).

Harmonix: Live album...?  Separate disc...?

AC/DC: It's the only way.

Harmonix: Ok, then.  We'll do it.  Our fans want it and it will rock, so we'll do whatever is necessary.

(To the fans) Here's your AC/DC.

RB Fans: Boo!  This sucks!

Harmonix:  ???
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 07, 2008, 04:54:22 AM
Rockband.com has been relaunched with their new merchandise section.  Now you can make pictures of your band for your profile and make merchandise such as shirts with your band members.  You can even make statues of your band members.

Here's my band, The Band That Did California Lady:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/BTDCL1.jpg)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/BTDCL2.jpg)

And here are the preview images of my band members' statues:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/Bulk.jpg)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/Slab.jpg)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/Fiona.jpg)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/Smoke.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 07, 2008, 05:10:09 AM
Unfortunately RB2 only. At one point they mentioned it would be for both.

Most of the singles have Sing A Long Tracks, yay!

Unfortunately

<Coily>No Offspring! *whistle*</Coily>
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 07, 2008, 05:27:58 AM
I can't wait to make CraptasticA statues.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 08, 2008, 03:32:30 PM
All the tracks are up now, 2 of the offspring songs have sing a longs too!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: OTC316 on October 09, 2008, 06:48:39 AM
Here's my band.....

Aether

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g62/providence2/Aether-422x281_6_avatar_420.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 10, 2008, 06:20:20 AM
This pretty much confirms the Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood album as DLC for 10/14:

http://rockband.com/battle-detail/week5_dlc (http://rockband.com/battle-detail/week5_dlc)

But we'll know for sure in roughly 6 hours.   :P

EDIT:  Someone on Scorehero found a possible album leak:

http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16774 (http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16774)

Quote from: BatDan at the Rock Band Scorehero Forum

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/nxe/ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/nxe/)

Scroll to the section "Game Marketplace" and then the Rock Band Tab. It'll mention the ability to Download a Full Metallica Album.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/The_Old_Man/met.jpg)


It seems unlikely for this to be true since Neversoft supposedly signed Metallica exclusively for GH.  But it also seems like Microsoft wouldn't blunder this badly.  They'd have to know this was coming in order to put it up there.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 10, 2008, 11:52:45 AM
Shock!

Quote
Hey everybody,

No one saw this one coming! Next week we have Mötley Crüe's awesome album "Dr. Feelgood" coming for DLC. It includes 10 songs from the album as follows-

Dr Feelgood
Slice of Your Pie
Rattlesnake Shake
Kickstart My Heart
Without You
Same Ol' Situation (SOS)
Sticky Sweet
She Goes Down
Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Time for Change

All tracks are masters.

Mötley Crüe's Dr. Feelgood album is available for $15.99 (1280 Microsoft Points) for the whole album or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track. These tracks will be available on Xbox 360 on October 14th and on the PS3 on October 16th.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 10, 2008, 12:05:46 PM

It seems unlikely for this to be true since Neversoft supposedly signed Metallica exclusively for GH.  But it also seems like Microsoft wouldn't blunder this badly.  They'd have to know this was coming in order to put it up there.

Im thinkin the same thing. Now I am not a Metalica fan but I did love to play Battery, but the way that Harmonix has been going about with their full albums that would lead me to think that the album would be Master Of Puppets. Being it seems that most of their full albums that have tracks on disk already they tend to finish the album.

That would be an album I would get
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on October 11, 2008, 05:25:42 PM
This song is the root of all evil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUGeVMEKm8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUGeVMEKm8)

I consider myself to be pretty good on hard guitar.  The only songs I couldn't get through on RB1 were GGaHT and Flirtin' With Disaster.  Every other song I could at least four star.  This song?  I'm lucky if I can make it 20 percent in before failing.

Yup, and it's also the track that I played bass on for the recording.  If you think it's hard using five buttons and a strum bar then your hands would probably fall off while playing it on a real instrument.  I do think they did a good job of representing it as hard as it is, although at times it's borderline impossible.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 16, 2008, 04:18:16 PM
I just bought a drum throne so I don't have to lug my office chair down stairs everytime I want to play!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 17, 2008, 11:12:04 AM
Oh well. Whatever. Nevermind.

Quote
Here's the DLC for this week. It's a hearty helping of 7 Nivana tracks! Dig in and enjoy!

Breed
Lounge Act
On a Plain
Polly
Something in the Way
Stay Away
Territorial Pissings


All tracks are masters.

The full Nirvana 7 Pack will $10.99 (880 Microsoft Points) or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track.

Wow. I don't recognize one of those.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 17, 2008, 12:31:53 PM
You should it's Nevermind without the radio hits, take a listen I would be surprised if you had never heard any of the songs before.

All great stuff, and an instant buy for me, but a bit of a headscratcher.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 17, 2008, 12:45:42 PM
What!! No "Endless Nameless"?? How could HMX screw up like this... all they care about it $$$. They are out to screw the fans!! 

/end usual Rockband.com forum post.



Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 17, 2008, 02:46:07 PM
You should it's Nevermind without the radio hits, take a listen I would be surprised if you had never heard any of the songs before.

All great stuff, and an instant buy for me, but a bit of a headscratcher.

I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed over the lack of the hit tracks off of this album. 

Although, the rumor was that HMX was not releasing Nevermind months and months ago because they couldn't find all of the master tracks.  Maybe they were holding onto the masters they had, waiting to see if the studio could locate the rest of the tracks but then just decided to release what they could.  Still a bit disappointing though.

But I'll be picking up Breed and maybe a couple of other tracks.  At least we can scratch Nevermind off of the rumored future DLC list.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 17, 2008, 03:50:04 PM
You should it's Nevermind without the radio hits, take a listen I would be surprised if you had never heard any of the songs before.

All great stuff, and an instant buy for me, but a bit of a headscratcher.

I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed over the lack of the hit tracks off of this album. 

Although, the rumor was that HMX was not releasing Nevermind months and months ago because they couldn't find all of the master tracks.  Maybe they were holding onto the masters they had, waiting to see if the studio could locate the rest of the tracks but then just decided to release what they could.  Still a bit disappointing though.

But I'll be picking up Breed and maybe a couple of other tracks.  At least we can scratch Nevermind off of the rumored future DLC list.   :P

I would have a hard time believing that they misplaced the masters for just those songs.  It has to be about the money.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 17, 2008, 06:05:17 PM
You should it's Nevermind without the radio hits, take a listen I would be surprised if you had never heard any of the songs before.

All great stuff, and an instant buy for me, but a bit of a headscratcher.

I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed over the lack of the hit tracks off of this album. 

Although, the rumor was that HMX was not releasing Nevermind months and months ago because they couldn't find all of the master tracks.  Maybe they were holding onto the masters they had, waiting to see if the studio could locate the rest of the tracks but then just decided to release what they could.  Still a bit disappointing though.

But I'll be picking up Breed and maybe a couple of other tracks.  At least we can scratch Nevermind off of the rumored future DLC list.   :P

I would have a hard time believing that they misplaced the masters for just those songs.  It has to be about the money.

Does Courtney Love still own the rights to the missing ones?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 17, 2008, 06:39:50 PM
Does Courtney Love still own the rights to the missing ones?

One article I read said she owned 98% of the publishing rights and Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl owned a part of the remainder. She then sold off 25% of her stake for 50 million.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 17, 2008, 06:41:33 PM
My understanding is that it's some collective ownership, of which she is a part of. Aparently she was a hold up for some previously, but I have also seen her in an article discussing how this is their kids nest egg, so she wants to grow it for her, so she isn't going to not license it. Plus of course waaaaay back in those original Nevermind statements, Teasdale did say they had the album. I don't know.

Again, love the songs, they are great, just it's a weird pack.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 19, 2008, 08:45:15 AM
"Hello there ladies & gentlemen!  Hello there ladies & gentlemen!  Are you ready to rock?"

I am.  But I've gotta wait for my kid to finish up watching an episode of Angry Beavers first.

Best Buy actually didn't have RB2 out on the shelves when they opened today.  And the brilliant person I asked about it wasn't even sure if the game had come out yet.

Then the game rang up as 57 and some change (since I had pre-ordered it), and I handed them $55 in gift certificates and they gave me a penny back. 

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 20, 2008, 02:27:34 PM
Tonight I am going to download the Nirvana pack straight away and see if I can get really high on the drum leaderboard for Polly on Expert Drums!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 20, 2008, 07:44:12 PM
Tomorrow I start the endless setlist on expert vocals . . i scurred  :speechless:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 20, 2008, 07:49:31 PM
Tomorrow I start the endless setlist on expert vocals . . i scurred  :speechless:

Good luck!  I'm assuming you aren't even going to bother going for the "bladder of steel" achievement.

I'm having a heck of a time getting my account linked to RockBand.com, so the preview pics of CraptasticA action figures will have to wait til the end of the week when they are aiming to have it resolved.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 20, 2008, 07:59:16 PM
Well not at the moment. For next years "Winter-een-mas" a few of my friends and myself are all going to go for it on medium. Its going to be 6 straight hours of hell
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 20, 2008, 08:21:49 PM
Well not at the moment. For next years "Winter-een-mas" a few of my friends and myself are all going to go for it on medium. Its going to be 6 straight hours of hell

Going in shifts would be the only way I can see doing it.  That way you can keep people from getting too tired and keep their bladders from exploding.

One of these days I'll give it a crack if I can convince my brother to join me again.  (We did it on RB1 one night.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 21, 2008, 01:08:28 PM
Quick Update:

Owie. Well I am about 28 songs in and I have only failed one song from my mic getting a bit messed up on me. I was singing "Spirit In The Sky" and I had to near break my vocal cords (or take a pair of scissors to my balls) for the pitch it was trying to make me sing in. So I failed and when I played it again I got a 98% . . hmmm. Good news is that I passed the song I was dreading which is "White Wedding" I have had numerous issues with that on Hard but I got a 88% on expert with it. Now off to my break to give my voice a rest.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 21, 2008, 04:00:52 PM
Well here is your 20 free songs, colour me unimpressed.

Quote

    * The 88 - "Sons and Daughters"
    * Authority Zero - "No Regrets"
    * Between the Buried and Me - "Prequel To The Sequel"
    * The Cab - "Bounce"
    * The Chevelles - "Get It On"
    * The Cocktail Slippers - "Give It To Me"
    * Dealership - "Database Corrupted"
    * Endeverafter - "I Wanna Be Your Man"
    * The Ghost Hounds - "Ashes To Fire"
    * Hollywood Undead - "Young"
    * Kutless - "The Feeling"
    * The Len Price 3 - "If I Ain't Got You"
    * Lesley Roy - "I'm Gone, I'm Going"
    * Opiate for the Masses - "Burn You Down"
    * Semi-Precious Weapons - "Magnetic Baby"
    * Shaimus - "Like a Fool"
    * Thenewno2" - Crazy Tuesday"
    * Tickle Me Pink - "The Time Is Wrong"
    * Underoath - "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures"
    * X Japan - "I.V."
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on October 21, 2008, 04:12:58 PM
Well here is your 20 free songs, colour me unimpressed.

Meh, indeed.

Free's free, I guess, but the press releases led me to believe that I would be getting something exciting, i.e., not throwaway bonus junk from the Harmonix staff bands.

Oh, well.  I'm sure there are at least one or two winners in there.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 21, 2008, 04:26:23 PM
*Between the Buried and Me - "Prequel To The Sequel"
* Underoath - "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures"

:o

EDIT: I am happy as hell with just these two songs

EDIT2: I need to actually read this list:
Opiate for the Masses - "Burn You Down"

OFTM  is one of my favorite bands
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 21, 2008, 04:30:36 PM
Meh, indeed.

Free's free, I guess, but the press releases led me to believe that I would be getting something exciting, i.e., not throwaway bonus junk from the Harmonix staff bands.

Oh, well.  I'm sure there are at least one or two winners in there.

None of these are HMX bands, just smaller indie bands in general. a couple, (thenewno2, The Cab) already have DLC.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on October 21, 2008, 04:32:57 PM
Meh, indeed.

Free's free, I guess, but the press releases led me to believe that I would be getting something exciting, i.e., not throwaway bonus junk from the Harmonix staff bands.

Oh, well.  I'm sure there are at least one or two winners in there.

None of these are HMX bands, just smaller indie bands in general. a couple, (thenewno2, The Cab) already have DLC.

Ah, so.  Shaimus is an HMX band, and I've never heard of the rest, so I just assumed they all were.  Might as well be, from my perspective.

*Between the Buried and Me - "Prequel To The Sequel"
* Underoath - "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures"

:o

Of course, your perspective may differ.  :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 21, 2008, 04:36:10 PM
Its makes me happy that in the middle of the indie rock stuff in there are some great metal bands . . i r teh happieh
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 21, 2008, 04:52:23 PM
Is there a release date for the 20 tracks?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 21, 2008, 05:55:50 PM
Meh, indeed.

Free's free, I guess, but the press releases led me to believe that I would be getting something exciting, i.e., not throwaway bonus junk from the Harmonix staff bands.

Oh, well.  I'm sure there are at least one or two winners in there.

None of these are HMX bands, just smaller indie bands in general. a couple, (thenewno2, The Cab) already have DLC.

Ah, so.  Shaimus is an HMX band, and I've never heard of the rest, so I just assumed they all were.  Might as well be, from my perspective.


Shaimus were in Guitar Hero, that might be what you are thinking of.

Quote
how did you get your song "all of this" on the guitar hero video game?
back when the band formed in boston, phil and johannes were working for harmonix. they were doing quality assurance on one of their 'karaoke revolution' games. while they were there, harmonix was developing guitar hero. we gave them our song to listen to, since they were including many local boston bands as bonus tracks in the unlock shop. they listened. they liked. they included us in the game. little did anyone know how big a hit that game would be!

please note: none of us worked on guitar hero. none of us are game programmers. and only two of us even worked at harmonix.

So I guess they kind of were a HMX band, but not anymore.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 21, 2008, 05:56:09 PM
Is there a release date for the 20 tracks?


Nov 4th.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on October 21, 2008, 05:58:47 PM
Meh, indeed.

Free's free, I guess, but the press releases led me to believe that I would be getting something exciting, i.e., not throwaway bonus junk from the Harmonix staff bands.

Oh, well.  I'm sure there are at least one or two winners in there.

None of these are HMX bands, just smaller indie bands in general. a couple, (thenewno2, The Cab) already have DLC.

Ah, so.  Shaimus is an HMX band, and I've never heard of the rest, so I just assumed they all were.  Might as well be, from my perspective.


Shaimus were in Guitar Hero, that might be what you are thinking of.

And members of the group were working for Harmonix at the time, so yes, that is exactly what I was thinking of.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 21, 2008, 06:46:33 PM
*Between the Buried and Me - "Prequel To The Sequel"
* Underoath - "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures"

:o

EDIT: I am happy as hell with just these two songs

EDIT2: I need to actually read this list:
Opiate for the Masses - "Burn You Down"

OFTM  is one of my favorite bands

Underoath finally!  (Maybe now that Kutless & UO will be on here we'll start to see more from Tooth & Nail or Solid State records... I hope...)

I read The Chevelles as Chevelle and got excited, and subsequently disappointed.  Oh well.

I suppose this means another round of retarded and somehow unrelated Hollywood Undead arguements?  If so, keep it in another thread.  Nobody cares.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 21, 2008, 07:20:40 PM
Meh, indeed.

Free's free, I guess, but the press releases led me to believe that I would be getting something exciting, i.e., not throwaway bonus junk from the Harmonix staff bands.

Oh, well.  I'm sure there are at least one or two winners in there.

None of these are HMX bands, just smaller indie bands in general. a couple, (thenewno2, The Cab) already have DLC.

Ah, so.  Shaimus is an HMX band, and I've never heard of the rest, so I just assumed they all were.  Might as well be, from my perspective.


Shaimus were in Guitar Hero, that might be what you are thinking of.

And members of the group were working for Harmonix at the time, so yes, that is exactly what I was thinking of.

Now look Steve-O I would really appreciate if you didn't quote my ignorance and make me look stupid! :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 21, 2008, 08:18:21 PM
Since we weren't going to get the full Nevermind they should have replaced the original Nevermind Polly for the Peel Sessions Hormoaning Polly:

http://www.youtube.com/v/I8GeyGyh9zk
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on October 22, 2008, 08:54:53 PM
Well I did it. I am a Platinum Artist. My chest burns and my vocal cords sting but I feel like a winner.

Now I NEVER want to do that again!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 23, 2008, 06:06:53 AM
I think what cracks me up the most in this video is when my kid starts hitting the sticks together in the break in the song.

http://www.youtube.com/v/UzfMYnVm48A&hl

On an unrelated note he's started moshing to the new Haste The Day CD.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 23, 2008, 12:33:01 PM
Ramblin' Man just annihilated me on Expert guitar... that wasn't pretty at all...

Maybe playing for 3 straight hours without a break isn't a good idea.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 23, 2008, 06:02:24 PM
Next weeks DLC

Quote

Siouxsie & the Banshees Pack

Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & the Banshees
Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie & the Banshees
The Killing Jar - Siouxsie & the Banshees

Singles

Dammit - Blink 182
Melatonin - Silversun Pickups
Well Thought Out - Silversun Pickups
Pretty in Pink - Psychedelic Furs
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 23, 2008, 07:58:20 PM
Behold "CraptasticA"
(http://www.rockband.com/uploads/user-generated-content/35638/CraptasticA-422x281_5_avatar_420.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 23, 2008, 08:37:01 PM
Nice "MASSHOLE" t-shirt!


Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 24, 2008, 04:31:23 AM
Thanks!

I was kinda hoping they still had the "Wicked Pissah" Boston shirt from RB1. 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 24, 2008, 07:54:52 AM
Next weeks DLC

Quote
Pretty in Pink - Psychedelic Furs

Well about frigging time. I've been using this song as part of a hypothetical "John Hughes" pack in recent discussions about how Harmonix needs to lighten up with their  song choices. Glad to hear the butterfly wings got the song chosen somehow. (Plus it's in Saint's Row 2 as well. It's fun to fight the Samedi while "PiP" is playing.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 24, 2008, 03:33:48 PM
My buddy Fil got bored at work today and created this:

(http://s2.excoboard.com/forums/15275/user/166360/464560.jpg)


Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 24, 2008, 03:41:06 PM
Sadly, I would buy that one too...

(31 hours until GH:WT.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 25, 2008, 12:02:33 AM
Heh I have no idea who that is.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 25, 2008, 05:49:16 AM
Heh I have no idea who that is.

Not sure... But he's seen fire and he's seen rain.  He's seen sunny days that he thought would never end.

You know I would actually buy a track pack of his stuff now that I think about it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 25, 2008, 08:25:40 AM
Yep. Yesterday while driving home, I heard a snippet of "Celia" and thought, "Hmmm. Simon & Garfunkel would be fun to play..."  I imagine Harmonix would be mortified to hear requests for DLC of them.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 25, 2008, 08:27:52 AM
Maybe, but maybe not.  I had heard they were looking to start releasing more genres as DLC... like country  :gouge: and ska to name a few.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 26, 2008, 03:23:13 PM
Well it's taken 6 months but I finally got the hall of fame induction, kinda sucks when you friends don't come around often enough, and they hate playing songs they don't know. But I am thankful that they do come around!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on October 26, 2008, 09:14:29 PM
CYMBALS FOR THE WIN!!  Got the 2 pack today. they work flawlessly and it is so much fun playing cross armed and elevated. Granted you have to know when it is a high hat vs a tom but after you play a song for awhile you get used to it. Here is hoping that with the cymbal pack GHWT will map properly.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 29, 2008, 03:58:16 PM
The UK gets a release date, November 14th, or the 21st.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 29, 2008, 04:22:48 PM
And the Beatles go to Rock Band.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122531701276881747.html
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 29, 2008, 04:48:19 PM
Ouch. That's a potentially huge one. Although I do wonder that since the average age of a Beatles fans skews higher than the RB demographic if it will really be that big of a deal for the game.

Well, at least I'll be able to play "Shake it Up Baby" at some point in the future.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on October 29, 2008, 05:07:48 PM
And the Beatles go to Rock Band.

Awesome!  Awesome!  Awesome!

It doesn't actually say Rock Band has exclusivity, though.  I woudn't be surprised if Activision followed suit now that EA has blazed the trail.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 29, 2008, 05:54:52 PM
While we dont' have the details yet, it would be hard to imagine that there wouldn't be at least some sort of exclusivity to it. One report is saying a RB: The Beatles edition for late next year.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 30, 2008, 07:42:35 AM
You can read a live blog of the teleconference about the Beatles game here:

http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/10/live-blog-the-b.html (http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/10/live-blog-the-b.html)

They basically say that the game isn't a Rock Band game.  But it will use the Rock Band engine and you'll be able to use your Rock Band instruments with it.  I guess this means no exporting to RB2 option.  If so, that really sucks.  But I guess I'll still pick it up.

They say it's not coming out until late next year.  No info on the amount of songs or specific songs that will be in the game.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 30, 2008, 07:45:58 AM
Whoops. False alarm.

Quote
During a teleconference being held by Apple Corps, Ltd and MTV this morning, the two companies, along with Harmonix, announced an exclusive partnership to create a brand new video game featuring the music of the Beatles. This seems to be a new game that will allow friends and families to experience the music of the band in an all new way.

Other than a brief mention of Rock Band during the teleconference, so far no mention has been made of the band's songs coming to Rock Band or Rock Band 2. In fact, Harmonix's Alex Rigopolis stated during the call that this is not a Rock Band expansion pack, but an all-new game title built from the ground up.

The game will be a journey that will take you through the entire Beatles catalog, from the first album to the last. There will be an interactive music performance involved using music controller peripherals, but they stress that the game is not a Rock Band title. Visual exploration of the Beatles will be a big part of the game, though they were not prepared to discuss more on that at this time.

They were also not prepared to discuss the possibility of Beatles music coming to Rock Band at this point, which I suppose still leaves the possibility open.

So how did MTV and Harmonix snag The Beatles? Apple Corps. representatives said that it was the fact that they (Harmonix) originated the music band genre, and they were impressed by both companies' passion for music.

It was stressed that this was indeed an exclusive deal for The Beatles music as far as video games are concerned.

The game will take advantage of many Rock Band elements, and will be compatible with existing Rock Band peripherals.

And thus ends the teleconference. That's all we have so far, but we'll keep you posted as more details on the Beatles game emerge.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on October 30, 2008, 11:59:49 AM
Visual exploration of the Beatles will be a big part of the game, though they were not prepared to discuss more on that at this time.

I look forward to guiding the progress of Paul McCartney's colonoscopy with my drum controller.

Hit the red and green pads to navigate the curves of Sir Paul's lower intestine.  Drum roll on the blue and yellow to laser suspicious polyps.  Press down on the kick pedal to engage Death Blossom.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 30, 2008, 02:46:56 PM
Well they were deliberately vague on how it relates to 'teh Platform'
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 31, 2008, 12:49:20 PM
And the Nov 4 DLC:

Quote
Tracks:
- The Presidents of the United States of America “THAT MOVIE RVR KEEPS MENTIONING Buggy”
- The Presidents of the United States of America “Feather Pluckn’”
- The Presidents of the United States of America “Ladybug”
- Fall Out Boy “I Don’t Care”
- Hinder “Use Me”

Price:
- $.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) Fall Out Boy and Hinder one month special offer
- $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
- $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for The Presidents of the United States of America 3-pack

Wow. That's completely unspectacular. At least two of them are really cheap.

Oh, and the 20 free songs come out too.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 31, 2008, 12:57:22 PM
And AC/DC

so it's 43 tracks this week!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on October 31, 2008, 12:59:50 PM
so it's 43 tracks this week!

Approximately zero of which I'm excited about!

It's like cable TV!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 31, 2008, 01:15:54 PM
Oh, and the 20 free songs come out too.

I'm just hoping that you can delete some of those songs off of your hard drive after you download it (I'm assuming that the 20 free tracks will only come as a pack).  If not, I might not bother downloading it.

Still, I'm excited about the AC/DC disc and Presidents of the USA pack.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 04, 2008, 08:51:20 AM
I got the AC/DC disc yesterday.  Good stuff.

The "import" code that comes with the game isn't really for an import at all.  It just unlocks the AC/DC track pack for download.  So, you can download these songs and play them on Rock Band 1/2 without ever putting the AC/DC disc in your 360.  The file size is just over 720 MB.

Since last night was mostly spent waiting for the pack to download I only was able to play through a few tracks (on guitar) so far.  I've liked what I've played.  Although the live version of Let There Be Rock sound quite faster than the studio version.   :speechless:  But just being able to play Hell's Bells in any form is worth the price of this pack for me.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: benjaminajacobs on November 04, 2008, 09:13:34 AM
Just thought I'd mention I'm a Hard/Expert drummer obsessed with RB. I have all DLC to date. Well, except for this weeks... I won't be able to get that until the 19th. I installed an early version of the new dashboard software and can not connect to live until then.

When the 19th rolls around, if you want to play some, you can hit me up. GT: Darksage OSI
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 04, 2008, 11:28:28 AM
the new PUSA tracks were harder on Guitar than I expect, I failed out on Dune Buggy and Ladybug.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on November 04, 2008, 02:20:59 PM
If anyone on PSN wants to jump in with CraptasticA, my user name is k1posterchild.

I generally play on Expert and occasionally Hard.  And I don't mind playing bass.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on November 04, 2008, 03:43:40 PM
Just thought I'd mention I'm a Hard/Expert drummer obsessed with RB. I have all DLC to date. Well, except for this weeks... I won't be able to get that until the 19th. I installed an early version of the new dashboard software and can not connect to live until then.

When the 19th rolls around, if you want to play some, you can hit me up. GT: Darksage OSI

What kind of trade off is that? Here you get the new dash early but you can't use what you pay for. I am glad I didn't get the invite.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on November 04, 2008, 03:52:17 PM
I cannot wait for the 20 songs! I wonder how they are going to be listed in the game. DLC? RB2? A scary new icon we haven't seen?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 04, 2008, 04:40:41 PM
Just thought I'd mention I'm a Hard/Expert drummer obsessed with RB. I have all DLC to date. Well, except for this weeks... I won't be able to get that until the 19th. I installed an early version of the new dashboard software and can not connect to live until then.

When the 19th rolls around, if you want to play some, you can hit me up. GT: Darksage OSI

What kind of trade off is that? Here you get the new dash early but you can't use what you pay for. I am glad I didn't get the invite.

It means he pirated it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on November 04, 2008, 04:59:26 PM
Just thought I'd mention I'm a Hard/Expert drummer obsessed with RB. I have all DLC to date. Well, except for this weeks... I won't be able to get that until the 19th. I installed an early version of the new dashboard software and can not connect to live until then.

When the 19th rolls around, if you want to play some, you can hit me up. GT: Darksage OSI

What kind of trade off is that? Here you get the new dash early but you can't use what you pay for. I am glad I didn't get the invite.

It means he pirated it.

How?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on November 04, 2008, 06:28:10 PM
Just thought I'd mention I'm a Hard/Expert drummer obsessed with RB. I have all DLC to date. Well, except for this weeks... I won't be able to get that until the 19th. I installed an early version of the new dashboard software and can not connect to live until then.

When the 19th rolls around, if you want to play some, you can hit me up. GT: Darksage OSI

What kind of trade off is that? Here you get the new dash early but you can't use what you pay for. I am glad I didn't get the invite.

It means he pirated it.

How?


I wondered that too then I found this:


Quote
It took no time at all but the New Xbox Experience has been leaked onto the internet. According to tipsters, someone who was invited to the NXE has made the update available in downloadable form online which -- like all other Xbox 360 dashboard updates -- has the ability to update any console with a USB thumb drive.

If you're thinking of grabbing the update, think again. According to Major Nelson using the leaked update disables Xbox Live on a console until November 19, the actual release of NXE. With Gears of War 2 just around the corner, you wouldn't want to take your console off the grid would you? While no reported bans have been handed down since the leak showed up it isn't hard to imagine Microsoft could take you offline for good. You've been warned.

[Update: Major Nelson wrote on his twitter, "If you get your hands on NXE and you are NOT in the Preview Program. You won't be allowed on LIVE." We will not be linking any websites with information or links to download the NXE - hence the replacement of Major Nelson from the original source in this story. Users who leave links to such content in the comments will have them swiftly removed.]
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: benjaminajacobs on November 05, 2008, 02:28:05 AM
Mer.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 06, 2008, 10:19:23 AM
11/11 DLC:

Quote from: hmxsean
I am very happy to announce here (before anywhere else) that next week's DLC offering will be the Foo Fighter's The Colour and the Shape album (one of my favorites). With “Everlong” already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack, the DLC album will include the following tracks:

1. "Doll"
2. "Monkey Wrench"
3. "Hey, Johnny Park!"
4. "My Poor Brain”
5. "Wind Up"
6. "Up in Arms"
7. "My Hero"
8. "See You”
9. "Enough Space"
10. "February Stars”
11. "Walking After You”
12. “New Way Home”

The Colour and the Shape will be available for download starting November 11, 2008, for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and November 13, 2008, for the PS3. Pricing will be $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points) for the album, or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track. All tracks are masters.

Very, very awesome!

EDIT:

I also just got the e-mail with my code for the 20 free DLC tracks.  I'll have to download them tonight and check them out.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 06, 2008, 02:01:03 PM
Yay.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on November 06, 2008, 09:59:08 PM
Finally!  I get to play some Underoath!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 14, 2008, 12:00:50 PM
An interesting week, the DK are a definite buy.

Quote
Here's this week's DLC announcement! You have your choice of three different 3 packs, and one single.

Dead Kennedys 3 Pack!

California Uber Alles
Holiday In Cambodia
Police Truck

Mission Of Burma 3 Pack!

Mica
That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
That's When I Reach For My Revolver


Century Media Girls of Metal 3 Pack!

In This Moment - Forever
Lacuna Coil - Closer
Lacuna Coil - Swamped

Crooked X Single!

Crooked X - Gone

Each track is available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the complete three pack... EXCEPT for the Crooked X Single, which is only $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points).

All tracks are masters.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on November 14, 2008, 12:20:43 PM
California Uber Alles
Holiday In Cambodia
Police Truck


Yay!

Also: Uh-oh.  Potentially hilarious lyrical changes alert!  Police Truck's lyrics were horribly neutered for GH: Rock the '80s, but it didn't matter as much for that game because nobody was expected to sing them.

That's When I Reach For My Revolver

Yay again!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 14, 2008, 01:00:57 PM
Interesting week, indeed.  I'll have to give most of those songs a listen on YouTube before I decide to buy any of them.  Pretty awesome that they didn't settle for releasing just a three pack this week.  Although, I guess they had to step it up a bit in order to exceed the 500 song mark by the end of the year.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on November 14, 2008, 03:45:25 PM
Wow DKs! Hopefully the lyrics won't be as stupid as GH80s for Police Truck. For whatever reason they changed the line "Were goin downtown gonna beat up drunks" to Were goin downtown gonna beat up punks"m. California Uber Alles should be ok and Holiday in Cambodia will probably only have the n-word edited.  I will also probably grab the Mission of Burma tracks too.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 14, 2008, 05:36:23 PM
According to HMXHenry, 4 words are censored, take that for what you will though.

Interesting week, indeed.  I'll have to give most of those songs a listen on YouTube before I decide to buy any of them.  Pretty awesome that they didn't settle for releasing just a three pack this week.  Although, I guess they had to step it up a bit in order to exceed the 500 song mark by the end of the year.


Pretty sure I saw that with this weeks announcement that's 497 songs.

Oh and 500 if you include the Killers announced for the week afterwards by Wired.

**

Just checking the big thread, it's about 513 confirmed tracks so far.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on November 14, 2008, 11:04:57 PM
Picked up the AC/DC pack tonight. The songs are great. The disc version is Rock Band 1. Old engine drum sounds menus etc. You get a code to download the tracks and unlike the ripping of the tracks from RB 1 this is a straight download from the Live servers. So if something happens to your hard drive or console I assume you will be able to just download it again like anything else on XBL.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 20, 2008, 06:51:07 AM
One nice addition that the NXE brings is the ability to sort DLC by popularity.  So, for those who are curious, you can now see how well certain Rock Band DLC is selling.  Here the standings as of yesterday:

Albums have been bolded.
Non song DLC has been italicized.

1: Still Alive
2: Promised Land
3: All the Small Things
4: Move Along
5: Dirty Little Secret
6: Buddy Holly
7: Metallica Pack (The Whole Thing)
8: The Kill
9: Juke Box Hero
10: Fortunate Son
11: Interstate Love Song
12: My Sharone
13: Crushcrushcrush
14: Gimme Three Steps
15: Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)
16: Wonderwall
17: Snow (Hey Oh)
18: BYOB
19: Toxicity
20: More Than a Feeling
21: Attack
22: Joker & the Thief
23: Roxanne
24: Sex Type Thing
25: This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race
26: Afterlife
27: Hard to Handle
28: Number of the Beast
29: Disturbed Pack (The Whole Thing)
30: Oasis Pack (The Whole Thing)
31: Boston "Pack"
32: Simple Man
33: Black Sabbath Pack
34: The Police Pack
35: Saints of Los Angeles
36: Beethoven's C***
37: Limelight
38: Zero
39: Tell Me Baby
40: Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial)
41: Hysteria
42: War Pigs
43: Last Train to Clarksville
44: El Scorcho
45: Roam
46: Message In a Bottle
47: Classic Rock Pack
48: Nine Inch Nails Pack 01
49: Working Man
50: Baba O'Riley
51: Queens of the Stone Age Pack
52: Bang a Gong
53: My Iron Lung
54: Inside the Fire
55: Critical Acclaim
56: Shockwave
57: Hammerhead
58: Behind Blue Eyes
59: I Fought the Law
60: Siva
61: Under the Bridge
62: My Curse
63: Life is Beautiful
64: Margaritaville
65: Jimmy Buffet Pack
66: You've Got Another Thing Comin'
67: Punk Pack
68: Brass in Pocket
69: ...And Justice for All
70: Calling Dr. Love
71: Who are You
72: Blackened
73: 3's & 7's
74: Ride the Lightning
75: Devour
76: Call Me
77: Grateful Dead Pack
78: Just What I Needed
79: Rio
80: Bad to the Bone
81: David Bowie Pack
82: Little Sister
83: Peace Of Mind
84: The Offspring Pack
85: We Care a Lot
86: Why Do You Love Me
87: Closer to the Heart
88: The Perfect Drug
89: Rock Rebellion
90: Who's Going Home with You Tonight?
91: Indestructible
92: Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
93: Time Is Running Out
94: Die! All Right
95: Earache Thrash Pack
96: Casey Jones
97: It Hurts
98: Don't Look Back In Anger
99: The Best Of The Who Rock Band Edition
100: Weezer Pack
101: Song With a Mission
102: Working Man (Vault Edition)
103: Sprode
104: Scene Pack
105: My Best Friend's Girl
106: Hands Down
107: Arguably Punk Pack
108: Rock and Roll Band
109: All That Remains Pack
110: Monsoon
111: Cherry Bomb
112: Smokin'
113: Dammit
114: Perfect Insanity
115: The Cars Album
116: Sleepwalker
117: This Is It
118: Thrasher
119: Push It
120: Hier Kommt Alex
121: YYZ
122: Screaming For Vengance Album
123: Roadrunner Records Pack
124: Good Times Roll
125: Constant Motion
126: All Right Now
127: Rock 'N' Roll Star
128: Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
129: Girls on Film
130: Nine Inch Nails Pack 02
131: D.O.A.
132: They Say
133: My Generation
134: Moving Pictures Album
135: Dr. Feelgood
136: Crue Fest Past 01
137: Action
138: Heroes
139: She Sells Sanctuary
140: Synchronicity II
141: Kool Thing
142: NIB
143: Kickstart My Heart
144: March of the Pigs
145: Nirvana Pack
146: This Calling
147: Live Forever
148: Harmonix Pack
149: Rock 'n' Roll Dream
150: Moving to Seattle
151: Blinded By Fear
152: Self Esteem
153: New Wave
154: Cheeseburger in Paradise
155: Truckin'
156: Blood Sugar Sex Magik Album
157: Suck My Kiss
158: Hanging on the Telephone
159: Crue Fest Pack 02
160: Sorrow
161: The Hellion/Electric Eye
162: Date with the Night
163: Can't Stand Losing You
164: MTV2 Pack
165: I Don't Care
166: Junkies for Fame
167: Breaking the Girl
168: Tom Sawyer
169: Clouds Over California
170: Electric Crown
171: Sweet Leaf
172: Peace Sells...but Who's Buying Album
173: Sugar Magnolia
174: Rockaway Beach
175: Countdown to Insanity
176: You're All I've Got Tonight
177: Rock Band Live 2008 Tour Pack
178: Use Me
179: Girls Who Play Guitars
180: Rescue Me
181: Troublemaker
182: Screaming For Vengance
183: Sick, Sick, Sick
184: Eminence Front
185: Doolittle Album
186: Teenage Lobotomy
187: Aesthetics of Hate
188: Perfekte Welle
189: Beetlebum
190: Bandages
191: Runnin' Wild
192: Dr. Feelgood Album
193: Truth Hits Everybody
194: The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
195: Red Tandy
196: Nearly Lost You
197: Gone Away
198: Skullcrusher Mountain
199: Girl U Want
200: Ever Fallen In Love
201: Down at the Whisky
202: Moving in Stereo
203: A Clean Shot
204: The PAX Collection
205: Breed
206: Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear
207: Young Man Blues
208: Chiron
209: Two Weeks
210: Limelight (Original Version)
211: Moonage Daydream
212: Love Spreads
213: Stop!
214: Something About You
215: Capital G
216: Hitch a Ride
217: Same Ol' Situation
218: Through Being Cool
219: Here Comes Your Man
220: Get Your Rock On
221: Complete Control
222: Manu Chao
223: She's a Handsome Woman
224: One of THOSE of Nights
225: Yomp
226: Queen Bitch
227: Well Thought Out Twinkles
228: Bye Bye Love
229: Locksley Pack
230: China Cat Sunflower
231: Debaser
232: Natural Disaster
233: Shake
234: The Collector
235: Volcano
236: Last
237: Dreamin
238: Summertime Blues
239: Riding on the Wind
240: Bullets & Guns
241: Pretty in Pink
242: Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
243: Burn
244: Face Down in the Dirt
245: Polly
246: Presidents of the United States of America Pack
247: Red "Barchetta"
248: Franklin's Tower
249: Going Mobile
250: Shoot the Runner
251: Living at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe
252: Monkey Gone to Heaven
253: (Take These) Chains
254: Without You
255: I Need a Miracle
256: You're No Rock N' Roll Fun
257: Melatonin
258: Cream and Bastards Rise
259: Siouxsie and the Banshees Pack
260: On a Plain
261: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
262: They're Red Hot
263: Something In the Way
264: Hey
265: Shhh...
266: Wake Up Dead
267: I Could Have Lied
268: Fever
269: Devil's Child
270: Bloodstone
271: Silver
272: Rock Band 2 Gamer Picture Pack
273: Real Good Looking Boy
274: Territorial Pissings
275: Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Theme
276: Lounge Act
277: Gouge Away
278: Stay Away
279: Amazing Journey
280: All Mixed Up
281: My Last Words
282: Don't Make Me Wait
283: Kiss Them for Me
284: She Does
285: Dune Buggy
286: Good Mourning/Black Friday
287: Sir Psycho Sexy
288: Sea and Sand
289: Devi's Island
290: Pain and Pleasure
291: The Conjuring
292: The Power of Equality
293: Vital Signs
294: The Camera Eye
295: Leaving Here
296: Dead
297: Funky Monks
298: Mr. Grieves
299: La La Love You
300: Crackity Jones
301: Bad Omen
302: Witch Hunt
303: I Bleed
304: Apache Rose Peacock
305: I Ain't Superstitious
306: All Over Again
307: Naked In the Rain
308: Don't Cha Stop
309: Sticky Sweet
310: My Lovely Man
311: Time For Change
312: The Greeting Song
313: Tame
314: If You Have to Ask
315: Feather Pluckn'
316: The Righteous and The Wicked
317: She Goes Down
318: There Goes My Gun
319: Mellowship Slinky in B Major
320: Rattlesnake Shake
321: Slice of Your Pie
322: No. 13 Baby
323: Hong Kong Garden
324: I'm in Touch with Your World
325: The Killing Jar
326: Ladybug
327: The Colour and the Shape Album
328: My Hero
329: Monkey Wrench
330: New Way Home
331: Up in Arms
332: Hey, Johnny Park!
333: Walking After You
334: My Poor Brain
335: Enough Space
336: See You
337: Doll
338: Wind Up
339: February Stars
340: Closer
341: Forever
342: Holiday In Cambodia
343: That's When I Reach For My Revolver
344: Mica
345: California Uber Alles
346: Century Media Girls of Metal Pack
347: Swamped
348: Gone
349: Mission of Burma Pack
350: That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
351: Dead Kennedys Pack
352: Police Truck


Note that singles as well as their respective packs are listed separately.  So, those songs are probably a little more popular than they're shown here.  Also, it's logical that newer DLC has not had the time to garner as much sales as older DLC.  Lastly, remember that some tracks are free (Like Promised Land and Still Alive) which is probably why those tracks are so high up on the list.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 20, 2008, 01:21:01 PM
Yeah it's cool to see.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 20, 2008, 06:27:38 PM
Well these were leaked through the RB1 store, we will see if they get official tomorrow.

Quote

Soundgarden Singles:
Jesus Christ Pose
Pretty Noose

Lamb of God- Laid To Rest

Yngwie Malmsteen Pack 01
Red Devil
Damnation Game
Caprici Di Diablo

The Kilers Pack 01
Spaceman
Mr. Brightside
Smile Like You Mean It

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on November 20, 2008, 08:57:05 PM
Well, the KIllers pack is official. That got leaked earlier this week on Shacknews. Apparently both GH:WT and Rockband have Killers DLC next week.

Well these were leaked through the RB1 store, we will see if they get official tomorrow.

Quote

Soundgarden Singles:
Jesus Christ Pose
Pretty Noose

Lamb of God- Laid To Rest

Yngwie Malmsteen Pack 01
Red Devil
Damnation Game
Caprici Di Diablo

The Kilers Pack 01
Spaceman
Mr. Brightside
Smile Like You Mean It

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on November 21, 2008, 11:48:38 AM
Yay Lamb Of God!  They are my favorite band to see live! And GH2 having Laid To Rest is what got me into the band.

Maybe the Killers as well. I do not know as of yet
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 21, 2008, 01:01:55 PM
BTW, the tracks that BathTub posted have been officially confirmed by Harmonix.

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1601439#post1601439 (http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1601439#post1601439)

That brings us to 499 playable tracks.  December 2nd DLC will bring us over the 500 mark!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 27, 2008, 02:17:01 PM
Gah, just waiting for F1rst Games to get their shipment in!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on November 28, 2008, 11:54:28 PM
DLC for the Week of 12/2:

Quote:
Children of Bodom - Are You Dead Yet
Finley - Tutto E' Possibile
Platero y Tu - Hay Poco Rock N Roll
Squeeze - Tempted
Tokio Hotel - Ready, Set, Go
The All-American Rejects - Real World 

All 80 points for a one-month window.


Quote:
Miranda Cosgrove - Headphones On 

Free.


Quote:
Naked Brothers Band - Body I Occupy
Naked Brothers Band - I Don't Want to Go to School 

80 points.

Shhh. You can hear the Score Hero folks' heads explode over the Naked Brothers being in  Rock Band.

(And  Tempted and more AAR. Woot!)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on November 29, 2008, 10:50:26 AM
I'd love to see some Lordi in RB. 

Heck, we got Hollywood Undead, so why not Lordi's "Hard Rock Hallelujah"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdItwaLrv1U


Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 30, 2008, 09:20:58 PM
W00t, my copy has finally shipped, hopefully have it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 01, 2008, 10:19:45 AM
And it's time to visit the Tragic Kingdom:

From No Doubt's website: (http://www.nodoubt.com/news/default.aspx?nid=18376)
On December 9th, Rock Band will release No Doubt's The Singles Collection. Thirteen tracks will be available for download on the Rock Band website as a full album or single song download.

The actual songs have not been revealed yet.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on December 01, 2008, 11:27:53 AM
...

Stupid Question: Can i choose all the characters for my band while in single player mode?

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 01, 2008, 01:01:46 PM
...

Stupid Question: Can i choose all the characters for my band while in single player mode?

-Rude

Sure. It's open of the tabs under "Band Management", IIRC. (That's the screen just after "Choose your person" and before the world map.) Note: you can only choose from characters already created, so if you've only been playing "Rude1" as a character, you'll need to make a "Rude2", "3" and "4" to fill out the band; you can't pick from the generic bandmates.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on December 01, 2008, 01:40:14 PM
...

That's awesome. You've saved Trucker Speed the embarrassment of ever having that weirdo techno-looking dude as our lead singer again... i owe you a beer sometime!

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 01, 2008, 03:09:24 PM
Hooray mail arrived....wth, Rock Band!

*sigh*
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 04, 2008, 05:46:44 PM
well my replacement finally shipped, maybe I will have it by monday.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on December 04, 2008, 07:49:21 PM
well my replacement finally shipped, maybe I will have it by monday.

Your replacement? What happened?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 04, 2008, 08:16:57 PM
well my replacement finally shipped, maybe I will have it by monday.

Your replacement? What happened?

I'm guessing he was expecting RB2?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 04, 2008, 08:42:40 PM
well my replacement finally shipped, maybe I will have it by monday.

Your replacement? What happened?

Heh I guess this post wasn't quite clear enough.

Hooray mail arrived....wth, Rock Band!

*sigh*
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on December 04, 2008, 09:31:35 PM
ahhh... I get it now. I was at work for 13 hours today so I am a little slow!

-
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 05, 2008, 12:24:04 PM
Gosh the 'rumour' No Doubt posted on their own website was true, fancy that!

Quote

Hey everybody,

The rumors are true (this time)! Next week we have 13 tracks from No Doubt's album "The Singles 1992-2003".

No Doubt’s: ‘The Singles 1992-2003’ pack will include 13 master tracks from the band’s 2003 album The Singles 1992-2003, which featured a compilation of hits from No Doubt’s previous albums Tragic Kingdom, Return of Saturn, and Rock Steady. The album sold more than 2.2 million copies in the United States alone. The No Doubt tracks included in the pack are listed below. Pricing will be $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track or $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points) for the pack. The tracks will be available for download starting December 9, 2008, for the Xbox 360 and December 11, 2008, for the PS3.

1."Just a Girl"
2."It’s My Life"
3."Hey Baby"
4."Bathwater”
5."Sunday Morning"
6."Hella Good"
7."Underneath It All"
8."Excuse Me Mr.”
9."Running"
10."Spiderwebs”
11."Simple Kind of Life”
12.“Don’t Speak”
13.“Ex-Girlfriend”

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 05, 2008, 12:41:47 PM
Isn't it a bunch of country songs the week after No Doubt?   :gouge:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 05, 2008, 01:17:07 PM
Isn't it a bunch of country songs the week after No Doubt?   :gouge:

Yep.  Hopefully, they'll also release some rock song packs that week to help dull the pain.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on December 05, 2008, 01:42:52 PM
...

Country? As in modern radio country, or real country? That sounds interesting. Anyway... where the hell is the music of the 50s? Rock Band 2 has playable set lists from the 60s to the 90s, but no classic rock n' roll. I could understand if it didn't sell well or something, and they killed the genre. But i haven't seen anything at all. No Elvis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee... nothing. Is it because they don't sell their CDs in Hot Topic?

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 05, 2008, 01:51:38 PM
This was posted by the mods over that the CMT message boards and confirmed by a mod at the official Rock Band forum:

Quote
But this bundle’s going to have Bentley, plus Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and the Dixie Chicks. All pretty hard-rocking country types.

EDIT:  Here are the actual links that confirm this:

http://blog.cmt.com/2008-12-03/rock-band-purists-not-so-sure-about-country/ (http://blog.cmt.com/2008-12-03/rock-band-purists-not-so-sure-about-country/)

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1645814&postcount=90 (http://www.rockband.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1645814&postcount=90)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on December 05, 2008, 01:58:13 PM
...

<And so... James quickly snuffs out Rude's enthusiasm.>  :(

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 05, 2008, 02:02:31 PM
...

<And so... James quickly snuffs out Rude's enthusiasm.>  :(

Sorry about that.  Look at it this way, you'll save that much more money this holiday season.  That's good, right?   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 05, 2008, 02:42:26 PM
I have no issue with HMX releasing more country into the game, any type of music, it's all optional.

I am quite sure the main reason for the lack of '50s music is a lack of separated tracks, I mean a lot of much newer songs have that issue.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on December 05, 2008, 05:21:23 PM
I am quite sure the main reason for the lack of '50s music is a lack of separated tracks, I mean a lot of much newer songs have that issue.

Yeah and Harmonix has yet to step over that line of mixing old recordings with new like GH has done.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 07, 2008, 03:06:59 PM
Hooray! New mail, this time with Rock Band 2!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on December 09, 2008, 09:48:56 PM

The Rock Band stage kit in action!


http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1893216&fullscreen=1
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on December 10, 2008, 05:06:52 AM

The Rock Band stage kit in action!


http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1893216&fullscreen=1

*sings*

"challenge of our riv...."

*gets blasted by fog*

 That was hilarious.  :D

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 10, 2008, 06:09:19 AM

The Rock Band stage kit in action!


So when are you getting one so we can get all stupid on the fog over your place?

Lets be honest, nothing could be as awesome horrifying as some Rock Band fog action and while playing Hollywood Undead.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on December 10, 2008, 09:01:25 AM

The Rock Band stage kit in action!


So when are you getting one so we can get all stupid on the fog over your place?

Lets be honest, nothing could be as awesome horrifying as some Rock Band fog action and while playing Hollywood Undead.

I already told my friends at my old job to grab one for me if one gets traded in!!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 10, 2008, 12:50:06 PM
I totally want one (2 actually) but that's deliberately the worst way to set it up, lights on, open plan. Was a goofy video though.

And why do people drum from the couch, geez that's got to be the worst spot to drum from.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 13, 2008, 08:54:28 PM
In case people forget!

Quote
Hey everybody,

Coming at you with a Monday announcement. As widely reported next week's pack is of the country variety!


Brad Paisley - “Mud on the Tires”

Brooks & Dunn - “Hillbilly Deluxe”

Dierks Bentley - “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”

Dixie Chicks - “Sin Wagon”

Miranda Lambert “Gunpowder & Lead”


Each track will be available starting December 16, 2008, for the Xbox360 and December 18, 2008, for PS3. Each individual track will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) and $8.49 (680 Microsoft Points) for the 5-pack.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 15, 2008, 01:28:28 AM
And Pearl Jam's Ten is announced for March.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 15, 2008, 06:38:04 AM
And Pearl Jam's Ten is announced for March.

It looks like March 24th will be the day that they release it.  Because that would coincide with the reissue of the album:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam_Ten#Re-release (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam_Ten#Re-release)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 15, 2008, 04:25:13 PM
Yeah and I think the official press release says the same thing.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 15, 2008, 04:33:31 PM
And Pearl Jam's Ten is announced for March.

Yessss. In.

With this and  last week's release of No Doubt's GH (Which makes a Tragic Kingdom release rather unneccessary), that's 40% of my dream Rock Band CD list down. (The remaining ones are Sports, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy and either Damn the Torpedoes or Full Moon Fever depending on my mood. )
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 18, 2008, 02:53:05 PM
A partial announcement, there are more coming tomorrow

Quote
    *  "Hanukkah Blessings" - Barenaked Ladies (80 / $1)
    * "Christmas is the Time To Say I Love You" - Billy Squier (80 / $1)
    * "Blue Christmas" - The Pretenders (80 / $1)

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 18, 2008, 09:17:06 PM
Well got my copy of RB AC/DC, probably won't get to play it until tomorrow though.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 19, 2008, 10:52:22 AM
A partial announcement, there are more coming tomorrow

Indeed.  Also coming this Tuesday is a Foo Fighters 3 Pack!

Quote from: hmxsean
Foo Fighters - “DOA”
Foo Fighters - “Times Like These”
Foo Fighters - “This Is A Call”


The Foo Fighters’ tracks will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) each or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the 3-pack.

There's no such thing as too much Foo Fighters in my book.  So, this is excellent news!  Although, it would have been very cool to see "Let it Die" in that pack.  Maybe next year.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 19, 2008, 11:47:34 AM
Yeah they are good tunes, I didn't pick up the entire album pack, but I will grab those I think.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 19, 2008, 12:32:26 PM
A partial announcement, there are more coming tomorrow

Indeed.  Also coming this Tuesday is a Foo Fighters 3 Pack!

Quote from: hmxsean
Foo Fighters - “DOA”
Foo Fighters - “Times Like These”
Foo Fighters - “This Is A Call”


The Foo Fighters’ tracks will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) each or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the 3-pack.

There's no such thing as too much Foo Fighters in my book.  So, this is excellent news!  Although, it would have been very cool to see "Let it Die" in that pack.  Maybe next year.   :P

Sweet!  I loves me some older Foo!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 19, 2008, 10:32:22 PM
A partial announcement, there are more coming tomorrow

Quote
    *  "Hanukkah Blessings" - Barenaked Ladies (80 / $1)
    * "Christmas is the Time To Say I Love You" - Billy Squier (80 / $1)
    * "Blue Christmas" - The Pretenders (80 / $1)


A BNL song!

(Cue Hallelujah Chorus)

Of course, that's not the best song from Barenaked for the Holidays, but hey, I'll take what I can get. And more Foos!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 23, 2008, 01:27:41 PM
Quote from: HMXaleX
Our next batch of DLC features a trifecta of classic rock tracks from such notable bands as Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, and James Gang. Additionally, a single from Scottish alternative rock group Snow Patrol's latest record will be up for your rocking pleasure.

The full list is as follows:

Deep Purple - "Space Truckin'"
James Gang - "Funk #49"
Jethro Tull - "Hymn 43"
Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"

All songs will be available for 160 MS points on Xbox Live Marketplace, and $1.99 on the PlayStation Network.

The release dates for these songs will be December 30th on Xbox Live Marketplace, and January 8th on the PlayStation Network, due to Sony being on holiday next week.

Oh, man.  Space Truckin' alone is more than enough.  Wooo!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on December 23, 2008, 01:43:08 PM
Yay for Space Truckin'!  Hymn 43 is a pretty good Tull track, too, though I'm not sure how it'll work since there's a lot of piano in it.  What I'd really like to see from Tull is the entirety of Thick as a Brick or A Passion Play, but I'm probably one of about five people who would be excited about that, so I won't hold my breath.

Also, coming 1/6/09 (and verified by HMXSean), some unspecified quantity of Roy Orbison.  I loves me some Orbison, but apart from the amusement factor of watching people try to imitate his voice, most of his music doesn't seem like a great fit for Rock Band.  We shall see.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on December 23, 2008, 01:46:20 PM
...

Roy Orbison, huh? Now that's some music i'm interested in...

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 23, 2008, 01:50:28 PM
What I'd really like to see from Tull is the entirety of Thick as a Brick or A Passion Play, but I'm probably one of about five people who would be excited about that, so I won't hold my breath.

Oh, man.  You just brought back a really painful memory.

A few months back my uncle and I were driving home from a day trip to a museum in Eastern Wisconsin.  I had my satellite radio on the deep cuts station.  Then, Thick as a Brick started playing.  Neither of us had heard it before so we didn't know how long it was.  About 8 minutes in I jokingly said to my uncle "Is this song ever going to end?"

Personally, we really didn't like the song but since we were that far into it we were going to listen to it until it ended.  It was a contest of sorts.  With each minute that passed, our hatred for the song grew and grew.  After it ended 30+ minutes later we both realized what the soundtrack to Hell must be (No offense, Steve-O).  

So, yes.  You'd probably be one of the only people looking forward to seeing that in Rock Band.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on December 23, 2008, 02:05:51 PM
Personally, we really didn't like the song but since we were that far into it we were going to listen to it until it ended.  It was a contest of sorts.  With each minute that passed, our hatred for the song grew and grew.  After it ended 30+ minutes later we both realized what the soundtrack to Hell must be (No offense, Steve-O).  

Heh...  Perfectly all right.  Tull is a polarizer -- the two album-length songs especially so -- and I completely understand those who loathe the band with the fiery intensity of a thousand burning suns.  I've always liked A Passion Play better anyway.

In Thick as a Brick's defense, it was intended as kind of a joke.  When critics and fans starting spouting off about Aqualung being a concept album when it really wasn't intended as such, Ian Anderson wrote Thick as a Brick as a sort of "I'll show you a concept album" act of spite.  So its over-the-top prog-ness can be forgiven somewhat as parody.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 23, 2008, 04:46:52 PM
It's a Roy Orbison 6 pack. Which could be extremely awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 24, 2008, 04:30:16 AM
It's a Roy Orbison 6 pack. Which could be extremely awesome.

Looks like Harmonix is making up for releasing that country pack a few weeks back.  Good job so far.   :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 31, 2008, 04:49:34 AM
I wasn't going to get anything this week but looking at the charts the James Gang and Deep Purple look quite fun on the drums
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on December 31, 2008, 10:25:13 AM
I wasn't going to get anything this week but looking at the charts the James Gang and Deep Purple look quite fun on the drums


I got Funk#49 last night and the drums are way fun. I tried it on expert at first and failed at the drum solo. Dropped to Hard and and made it through just fine. Excellent chart.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 31, 2008, 01:25:04 PM
The following was leaked on Rockband.com's Battle of the Bands page:

1/6/09 DLC:

http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19906 (http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19906)

Roy Orbison Pack

Claudette
In Dreams
Mean Woman Blues
Oh, Pretty Woman
Ooby Dooby
You Got It

1/13/09 DLC:

http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19907 (http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19907)

Lenny Kravitz Pack

Are You Gonna Go My Way
Freedom Train
Let Love Rule
Mr. Cab Driver

1/20/09 DLC:

Steve Miller Band Pack

Space Cowboy
The Joker


Surely we'll be getting more than two tracks on the 20th.  But this is awesome news.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 01, 2009, 04:01:19 AM
Gah you beat me again!
/me shakes fist!

:P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 02, 2009, 01:09:24 PM
Quote from: James of LinHood
Steve Miller Band Pack

Space Cowboy
The Joker

How appropriate... those two songs might as well be the same one. I swear they always seem to blur together whenever someone tries to sing them anyway!

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 03, 2009, 03:14:27 AM
Yes it's hilarious seeing people argue that they are the same song.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 06, 2009, 05:37:08 PM
Alright well I'am kicking some ass in drummer score duel on Xbox Live.  I started playing on Expert but moved down to hard since nearly everyone I played on expert was fucking ridiculous and the songs that came up were some of the hardest (Visions more than 4 times in one day).  But I will persist and go to my standard difficulty level of expert when I get some more time in on hard to boost my confidence.

Anybody on Live looking to start a band online?  I've been anxious to do so but don't really know anybody that wants to right now.  Some of my friends only have the first one still and others bought GHWT instead.  The only thing I don't play on expert is vocals since I spend the least amount of time doing it, usually only when I have enough people over to get a whole band going and we rotate instruments.

My gamertag is "The MexXx".  No qoutes there btw (some people have fucked that up believe it or not).  I'd be willing to play any instrument but am quite fond of the drums, but hell, we could always switch it up.  Send me a friend request if interested and let me know that you're from the forum.  Oh and I live on the East Coast just so you know.

Oh yeah one more thing.  How do I export the songs that are available from the Rock Band 1 disc?  I know I have to save the track information to the hard drive but I know it's not that simple.  Is there a download I must have first and if so why can't I find it in the game shop on Live?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 06, 2009, 07:55:52 PM
It's a RB1 menu option, which then brings up the Xbox Live purchasing menu, which buys you the license, when the game detects the license it allows you to do the export.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 06, 2009, 08:41:32 PM
It's a RB1 menu option, which then brings up the Xbox Live purchasing menu, which buys you the license, when the game detects the license it allows you to do the export.

Done, and done.  That was confusing as all hell.  They should have made it easier to figure out but oh well.  Thanks Bathtub for the info.  Now I don't have too switch discs everytime my roommate wants to play "Creep" (the only song he doesn't fail out on guitar).
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 07, 2009, 05:00:40 AM

Anybody on Live looking to start a band online?  I've been anxious to do so but don't really know anybody that wants to right now. 

If you had it on PS3, I'd say you're more than welcome to join CraptasticA in our quest for pretend fame on the East Coast.
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/12/m_70a3a6829c504e40a3b4d1a79d91e7dd.jpg)

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 07, 2009, 02:45:50 PM
So despite the Lenny Kravitz "rumour" I have seen a couple of places now where HMX are pimping a big announcement this week, so maybe more than LK next week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 07, 2009, 07:13:24 PM

Anybody on Live looking to start a band online?  I've been anxious to do so but don't really know anybody that wants to right now. 

If you had it on PS3, I'd say you're more than welcome to join CraptasticA in our quest for pretend fame on the East Coast.
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/12/m_70a3a6829c504e40a3b4d1a79d91e7dd.jpg)



AH damn!  I would have enjoyed playing with at least one other Masshole besides myself for once.  People on Live give me flack for the accent while playing...meh.  Anyways, thanks for the invite despite our conflicting systems.  In the meantime I'll try to get some real fame on the East Coast when my bands album comes out this spring.

Cheers, K1

Thorns
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Cibernético II on January 07, 2009, 07:30:02 PM
darn, I got Rock Band 2 for the Wii
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 07, 2009, 08:11:16 PM
...

So i was looking to get an easy Achievement by playing "Charlene" on bass, expert, up-strums. But that didn't seem to fly for some reason in Quickplay, so i put together a short set on Tour and played it again 100% with no luck. I figured it was a little harder than "Watcha Want"... but does anyone know if you can't get those kinds of achievements with downloaded tracks or something?

I also could have sworn that unlocking every venue was another achievement that i should have unlocked by now, but haven't for some unknown reason. What's the deal?

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 07, 2009, 08:56:52 PM
...

So i was looking to get an easy Achievement by playing "Charlene" on bass, expert, up-strums. But that didn't seem to fly for some reason in Quickplay, so i put together a short set on Tour and played it again 100% with no luck. I figured it was a little harder than "Watcha Want"... but does anyone know if you can't get those kinds of achievements with downloaded tracks or something?

I also could have sworn that unlocking every venue was another achievement that i should have unlocked by now, but haven't for some unknown reason. What's the deal?

-Rude

I got the perfect drums on expert on "Charlene" no problem but for some reason had trouble with it for the bass as well...maybe it's too simplistic that Harmonix made it impossible to do so.  I know you can get the achievement with any song regardless of wheter it's DLC or not.

Unlocking every venue isn't the achievment, PLAYING in every venue is.  It's kind of a bitch too considering some of the higher venues only allow you to make set lists or play a pre-existing one consisiting of 4 songs or more.  Just see which ones you haven't played in yet (chances are there's quite a few) and do it up for some more achievement points.  Good luck, and cheers.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 08, 2009, 07:35:21 AM

Anybody on Live looking to start a band online?  I've been anxious to do so but don't really know anybody that wants to right now. 

If you had it on PS3, I'd say you're more than welcome to join CraptasticA in our quest for pretend fame on the East Coast.
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/12/m_70a3a6829c504e40a3b4d1a79d91e7dd.jpg)



AH damn!  I would have enjoyed playing with at least one other Masshole besides myself for once.  People on Live give me flack for the accent while playing...meh.  Anyways, thanks for the invite despite our conflicting systems.  In the meantime I'll try to get some real fame on the East Coast when my bands album comes out this spring.

Cheers, K1

Thorns

Maybe check with Mr. Torso on the RB2 thing?  He's in Quincy and has an Xbox.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on January 08, 2009, 12:41:57 PM
Anybody on Live looking to start a band online?  I've been anxious to do so but don't really know anybody that wants to right now.  Some of my friends only have the first one still and others bought GHWT instead.  The only thing I don't play on expert is vocals since I spend the least amount of time doing it, usually only when I have enough people over to get a whole band going and we rotate instruments.


Well, I don't think that I'm in your league, skill-wise. (I'm mostly Medium to Hard on most instruments.) But if you see me around, I'm usually willing to join in.

But I reserve the right to make fun of you when you go to park your car in your garage after getting some chowder.

XBL = MattBl
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 08, 2009, 02:32:08 PM
So no RB3 this year. (http://www.crispygamer.com/news/index.php/2009-01-07/harmonix-rigopolous-rock-band-3-breaking-the-annual-cycle/)

I guess their beatles game is the big title this year for them.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 08, 2009, 06:33:05 PM
...

Check out this stupidness:

I aced "Watcha' Want" a coupla' times, but no Achievement. Logged out of the game, turned off the regular controller, then signed back in. Still didn't work, even in Tour mode. I finally had to turn off the 360 completely, turn it back on again using only the guitar controller, then start up the game and finally it worked.

I suppose that the guitar controller has to be Controller 1, even if there are no other controllers plugged in, AND even if you're properly signed in on the XBOX Dashboard.

Turns out i've missed quite a few achievements because of that actually. It never registered my London gig, and i have actually played in every venue... but since i wasn't logged in properly it never registered that either. I actually have stars in every venue, but no idea which ones counted. What a bummer.

-Rude AKA Player 2
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 08, 2009, 06:45:54 PM
...

Check out this stupidness:

I aced "Watcha' Want" a coupla' times, but no Achievement. Logged out of the game, turned off the regular controller, then signed back in. Still didn't work, even in Tour mode. I finally had to turn off the 360 completely, turn it back on again using only the guitar controller, then start up the game and finally it worked.

I suppose that the guitar controller has to be Controller 1, even if there are no other controllers plugged in, AND even if you're properly signed in on the XBOX Dashboard.

Turns out i've missed quite a few achievements because of that actually. It never registered my London gig, and i have actually played in every venue... but since i wasn't logged in properly it never registered that either. I actually have stars in every venue, but no idea which ones counted. What a bummer.

-Rude AKA Player 2

Wow, that totally sucks.  Sounds like a bug that could be fixed with a patch, maybe email Harmonix?  I guess since you've got it figured out now, it's not big deal.

If you had it on PS3, I'd say you're more than welcome to join CraptasticA in our quest for pretend fame on the East Coast.
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/12/m_70a3a6829c504e40a3b4d1a79d91e7dd.jpg)

So I was talking to my bandmates in Flunkin' Pie, and they're eager to play a gig with CraptasticA.  I'll be online tonight for a few hours, hopefully we'll see you around.

PS- How'd you get the band logo on your computer?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 08, 2009, 08:26:29 PM
...

Check out this stupidness:

I aced "Watcha' Want" a coupla' times, but no Achievement. Logged out of the game, turned off the regular controller, then signed back in. Still didn't work, even in Tour mode. I finally had to turn off the 360 completely, turn it back on again using only the guitar controller, then start up the game and finally it worked.

I suppose that the guitar controller has to be Controller 1, even if there are no other controllers plugged in, AND even if you're properly signed in on the XBOX Dashboard.

Turns out i've missed quite a few achievements because of that actually. It never registered my London gig, and i have actually played in every venue... but since i wasn't logged in properly it never registered that either. I actually have stars in every venue, but no idea which ones counted. What a bummer.

-Rude AKA Player 2

Wow, that totally sucks.  Sounds like a bug that could be fixed with a patch, maybe email Harmonix?  I guess since you've got it figured out now, it's not big deal.

You didn't have the No Fail option turned on at any point did you?  I know if you have that on you can't get any trophies.

Quote
If you had it on PS3, I'd say you're more than welcome to join CraptasticA in our quest for pretend fame on the East Coast.
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/12/m_70a3a6829c504e40a3b4d1a79d91e7dd.jpg)

So I was talking to my bandmates in Flunkin' Pie, and they're eager to play a gig with CraptasticA.  I'll be online tonight for a few hours, hopefully we'll see you around.

PS- How'd you get the band logo on your computer?


Crap, I didn't see this until now.  I was playing earlier with my kid and letting him wail on the drums.  He got a 7% on Troublemaker on Easy.  I told him he plays drums like a 2 and a half year old.  He responded with "I did it! Nice job daddy!"

Here's how I got the logo.  I apologize for the guys voice.  It's kinda painful to listen to, but it gets the job done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDKm7z-rBA4
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 08, 2009, 10:39:16 PM
...

Heh, heh... that Rock Band site cracks me up! Check out the members of Trucker Speed:

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2967/rudegk6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/114/skeezeel9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4082/bullfrogfl7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4497/lutherer1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

That's Rude up there on guitar. And SKEEZE, the obligatory chick bass player.
Bullfrog on drums... who's missing a huge American Eagle tattoo from his chest for some reason.
And Luther Hellyard, bottom right, on vocals.

Kick Ass!

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 09, 2009, 04:27:26 AM
I'm glad they let you unlock the Southie Pride shirt in RB2.  That was the one I went with in the first one.

(http://www.rockband.com/img/2579540/422)

It wasn't that much fun to have to recreate all my tattoos.   I kinda rushed through it this time around.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 09, 2009, 06:23:14 AM
...

Check out this stupidness:

I aced "Watcha' Want" a coupla' times, but no Achievement. Logged out of the game, turned off the regular controller, then signed back in. Still didn't work, even in Tour mode. I finally had to turn off the 360 completely, turn it back on again using only the guitar controller, then start up the game and finally it worked.

I suppose that the guitar controller has to be Controller 1, even if there are no other controllers plugged in, AND even if you're properly signed in on the XBOX Dashboard.

Turns out i've missed quite a few achievements because of that actually. It never registered my London gig, and i have actually played in every venue... but since i wasn't logged in properly it never registered that either. I actually have stars in every venue, but no idea which ones counted. What a bummer.

If I'm reading that right you're complaining because you were not logged into your gamertag and it didn't give you achievements.  But since achievements are linked to players gamertags that makes perfect sense.  Kinda like how you couldn't post here without properly logging in first.

If you go into the 360's settings there is an auto login option.  If you turn that on you shouldn't have this problem anymore.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 09, 2009, 07:51:39 AM
...

You're not reading it right.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 09, 2009, 08:01:00 AM
...

You're not reading it right.

Thanks for the awesome clarification.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 09, 2009, 08:14:26 AM
Quote from: James of ?
Thanks for the awesome clarification.

Ha! You're welcome, no problemo!
No, seriously... i'm just over it and didn't feel like trying to explain the whole problem again. Obviously my first attempt wasn't that clear to begin with.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 09, 2009, 11:09:18 AM
Hahaha I should have guessed.

Quote


Here's the DLC for the week of January 13th. We're putting out a sweet Lenny Kravitz 4 Song Pack, including the following songs:

Are You Gonna Go My Way
Freedom Train
Let Love Rule
Mr. Cab Driver

In addition to the Kravitz 4 Pack, we're also putting out two tracks from a pair of fan favorite Harmonix bands.

Megasus - Megasus
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives - Entangled

All tracks are masters. The Kravitz tracks will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) a piece or $6.99 (560 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the full 4 song pack pack. The HMX tracks will be $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) a piece.

That explains why dfan was so excited over this weeks announcement, he's Honest Bob.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 09, 2009, 11:34:56 AM
Ugh, I hate playing that Honest Bob song, it's so annoying.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 09, 2009, 01:20:12 PM
Here's the DLC for the week of January 13th. We're putting out a sweet Lenny Kravitz 4 Song Pack, including the following songs:

Are You Gonna Go My Way
Freedom Train
Let Love Rule
Mr. Cab Driver

In addition to the Kravitz 4 Pack, we're also putting out two tracks from a pair of fan favorite Harmonix bands.

Megasus - Megasus
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives - Entangled

All tracks are masters. The Kravitz tracks will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) a piece or $6.99 (560 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the full 4 song pack pack. The HMX tracks will be $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) a piece.

It's interesting that we're getting a couple more tracks along with the leaked Kravitz pack.  This makes me wonder what else will be coming out with the Steve Miller pack on the 13th.


Ugh, I hate playing that Honest Bob song, it's so annoying.

Then it's a good thing that DLC is completely optional.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 09, 2009, 04:26:22 PM
Then it's a good thing that DLC is completely optional.

Really?  Thanks James!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 09, 2009, 04:59:19 PM
It's interesting that we're getting a couple more tracks along with the leaked Kravitz pack.  This makes me wonder what else will be coming out with the Steve Miller pack on the 13th.


I think there would be blood spilt on the forums if there was only 2 songs released next week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 09, 2009, 05:43:04 PM
Ugh, I hate playing that Honest Bob song, it's so annoying.

Then it's a good thing that DLC is completely optional.

What?  I didn't get that memo.   :grr:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 10, 2009, 03:56:19 AM
It's interesting that we're getting a couple more tracks along with the leaked Kravitz pack.  This makes me wonder what else will be coming out with the Steve Miller pack on the 13th.


I think there would be blood spilt on the forums if there was only 2 songs released next week.

dur, I just realised we haven't had this months album, so next week could very well be an album, plus a couple of steve miller songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 10, 2009, 06:26:04 PM
I can't decide if this is something that'd be useful or not.  I am about 99% sure it'd mean I'd be ridiculed by friends and family.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DIQOYE/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

One the one hand it looks awkward to play the drums if it's in the thing, but on the other hand it'd keep my 2 year old from destroying them.  (And I can always just take the drums out to play.)  Plus we've been looking for a new ottoman anyway.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on January 10, 2009, 09:02:55 PM
I can't decide if this is something that'd be useful or not.  I am about 99% sure it'd mean I'd be ridiculed by friends and family.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DIQOYE/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

One the one hand it looks awkward to play the drums if it's in the thing, but on the other hand it'd keep my 2 year old from destroying them.  (And I can always just take the drums out to play.)  Plus we've been looking for a new ottoman anyway.


Yeah I don't know how good it would be for experienced players. Odd that they don't show anyone trying to play it sitting down. Trying to use the bass pedal on hard standing up would be pretty awkward. I wouldn't be able to use it for my kit since (opening myself up for ridicule as well) because I added all the cymbal attachments!

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/MrTorso/drumkit.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 13, 2009, 12:37:14 PM
Thought I'd introduce you guys to Flunkin' Pie:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/cooleyre/422-1.jpg)

From the left
Flint (guitar)
Stu (drums)
Bruce (vocals)
Brooke (bass)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 13, 2009, 01:38:11 PM
Quote from: SmilinJackRoss
Brooke (bass)

Heh... i see that you went for the obligatory chick bass player too! Hot girls with bass guitars, gotta' love it. By the way, your lead singer looks exactly like one of my best friends. I'll have to send him a picture of Flunkin' Pie sometime.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 13, 2009, 03:51:10 PM
Quote from: SmilinJackRoss
Brooke (bass)

Heh... i see that you went for the obligatory chick bass player too!

It's because their fingers can't reach the orange buttons!   ;D  *ducks as wife throws lamp at my head*
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 13, 2009, 08:02:19 PM
I'm going to pick up one of these fancy new band games for the 360. I'm trying to choose between Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour. I'll probably end up buying both discs eventually, so I'm just interested in which set has the best instruments. What would you recommend? I've heard that the World Tour drums are more fun to play, but they also have a history of breaking or being defective out of the box. Have these issues been addressed?Are the new run of drum sets fairly safe? I live on a college campus, so it'd be difficult to run 3 or 4 defective sets back to Best Buy...

The only other difference is the price. Amazon has Rock Band 2 priced about $50 higher than World Tour. I don't know if it is the same in stores. Why is this? Is Rock Band 2 really $50 better?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on January 13, 2009, 08:08:34 PM
The Rock Band 2 drums are pretty solid. For me the difference comes down to how fun the song charts are. The Rock Band charts are a lot more fun than Guitar Hero charts. Also for the drum playing turning on your star power/over drive is way way better in Rock Band 2. It is way more intuative to play a little fill that fits with the beat of the song instead of going off beat and trying to hit two cymbals when you want/need star power in World Tour.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 13, 2009, 09:06:14 PM
$50 must be something different about the sets, the games themselves don't differ by that sort of price.

I guess one could be heavily discounted.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 14, 2009, 04:34:04 AM
$50 must be something different about the sets, the games themselves don't differ by that sort of price.

I guess one could be heavily discounted.

That'd be my guess.  Target had World Tour and 2 guitar controllers for $88 a couple weeks ago.

My vote would be for Rock Band as well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 14, 2009, 06:37:08 AM
I also recommend Rock Band 2.  Besides the reasons mentioned above there's another area where Rock Band is superior to Guitar Hero:  DLC.  There are over 350 downloadable songs available at this point.  Compare that with Guitar Hero's sparse DLC selection.  Add to that the fact that Rock Band's releasing new songs every single week and you're bound to find quite a bit that you'll enjoy.

Rock Band 2, won't you?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 14, 2009, 07:14:27 AM
there's another area where Rock Band is superior to Guitar Hero:  DLC. 

^^^This.

Also, there's an ever so slight gameplay difference between the two as well, and I prefer the way Rock Band "plays".

I also prefer the guitar controller.  I like that the strum bar doesn't "click", and I like the flat buttons, it's easier to slide my fingers over tham as I play.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 14, 2009, 08:15:24 AM
Alright. Rock Band it is, then. Thanks, guys.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 14, 2009, 08:51:53 AM

Also, there's an ever so slight gameplay difference between the two as well, and I prefer the way Rock Band "plays".

I also prefer the guitar controller.  I like that the strum bar doesn't "click", and I like the flat buttons, it's easier to slide my fingers over tham as I play.

Agreed on gameplay, and big time agree on the flat buttons and ease of play.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on January 14, 2009, 10:51:58 AM
We actually had this conversation pretty extensively in another thread (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,11467.0.html) back when Rude decided to join the fold.

No point in rehashing the whole thing here, but I'll agree with the rest I prefer Rock Band for a variety of reasons.  However, I've never liked the feel or the functionality of the RB guitar.  And while I like the RB1 drum pads just fine, I would steer well clear of the RB1 kit as the pedal will eventually break, and EA is no longer giving free RMAs out of warranty.

If I didn't already have games and instruments, I'd go a la carte and pick up the following:

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 14, 2009, 11:02:56 AM
And while I like the RB1 drum pads just fine, I would steer well clear of the RB1 kit as the pedal will eventually break, and EA is no longer giving free RMAs out of warranty.

Here are some great drum pedal upgrades/solutions:

http://omegapedal.com/ (http://omegapedal.com/)

http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html (http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html)

Pricey?  Yeah.  But they are a heck of a lot better than the stock pedals.  Believe me, I have the Destroyer pedal and my brother has the Omega pedal.  Neither of us can imagine going back to the old stock pedal now.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on January 14, 2009, 12:12:19 PM
A good friend of mine made his own wooden pedal when his broke. It's pretty boss.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 14, 2009, 01:19:56 PM
Think I may be one of the few on here that still hasn't had any problems with my RB1 bass pedal.  Even dealing with my drunk friends who notoriously ruin my shit, it's still in pristine condition.  Although, I do plan on making the old switch-a-roo next week at Best Buy to get the new kit.  I got the full 2 year replacement plan on the whole RB1 bundle and a friend of mine who is a manager there said that since they no longer carry the RB1 drum kit, I could claim mine is broken and get a new wireless drum kit instead.  Also I'd plan on getting the cymbal attachments just to make it more interesting.  How well do they work by the way? 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on January 14, 2009, 02:20:17 PM
Also I'd plan on getting the cymbal attachments just to make it more interesting.  How well do they work by the way? 

They aren't bad. They make a bit more noise than the regular RB2 kit pads but it is nice to cross over for the hi-hat and to have the elevation for the crash and ride. 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 14, 2009, 03:14:44 PM
I got the full 2 year replacement plan on the whole RB1 bundle and a friend of mine who is a manager there said that since they no longer carry the RB1 drum kit, I could claim mine is broken and get a new wireless drum kit instead. 

That's a sweet deal!
The one time that not getting a service plan screws me over.  Oh well.

On a related note, I got a bag for transporting everything for $20 at Best Buy and they asked if I wanted to get the 2 year service plan for the bag in case it breaks.  No thanks, I'll keep my $5.  I'm pretty sure since it's just a bag I'll be ok.  I'm fairly responsible with things so it shouldn't be a proRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIP sonofa...   :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 14, 2009, 03:54:01 PM
...

You know that little pad that they claim deactivates  the theft-control thingie? In actuality, it activates a timed self-destruct device in any electronic equipment for which you did not purchase an extended warranty. Truth.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 14, 2009, 05:14:17 PM
Yeah, when I bought RB1, I got two guitars, and didn't get the service warranty.  Of course, one of the guitars broke, so I had to throw down another $60 for another guitar.  That one I got the 2 year warranty on, since I know one of the guitars is going to break again.  It doesn't matter which one, they're identical, so one service plan essentially covers both guitars.  At least until the other one breaks too....
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 15, 2009, 01:59:49 PM
Also I'd plan on getting the cymbal attachments just to make it more interesting.  How well do they work by the way? 

They aren't bad. They make a bit more noise than the regular RB2 kit pads but it is nice to cross over for the hi-hat and to have the elevation for the crash and ride. 

On my current drum kit I have the "silencer" pads on the heads which does cut down a bit on noise so it won't be too overwhelming if I get the cymbals as well.  I plan on removing them since they're only attached by a sticker-like adhesive which I could then add all purpose rubber glue to to then place them on the new kit.  I'm just really keen on the idea of having the cymbals there, as they should be to make it feel more authentic.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 15, 2009, 02:06:44 PM
I got the full 2 year replacement plan on the whole RB1 bundle and a friend of mine who is a manager there said that since they no longer carry the RB1 drum kit, I could claim mine is broken and get a new wireless drum kit instead. 

That's a sweet deal!
The one time that not getting a service plan screws me over.  Oh well.

On a related note, I got a bag for transporting everything for $20 at Best Buy and they asked if I wanted to get the 2 year service plan for the bag in case it breaks.  No thanks, I'll keep my $5.  I'm pretty sure since it's just a bag I'll be ok.  I'm fairly responsible with things so it shouldn't be a proRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIP sonofa...   :D

Hmm I didn't know that they have such a device for schlepping the gear around.  I should look into it considering I do take it to friends houses for gatherings and such.  The ladies actually LOVE it compared to non-musical video games.  I'm not talking about girls who game a lot but the type that complain about their boyfriends playing them all the time.

One RB product I refuse to buy however is the ridiculous light show/fog machine devices that go for $100.  If you actually buy that then you're delusional about playing a video game which mimics playing in a band and actually playing in a band, for realsies.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 15, 2009, 07:47:38 PM
Krist Novoselic blogs about his first encounter playing In Bloom in Rock Band, and his thoughts on the whole thing,... here (http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2008/12/old_songs_on_a_new_screen.php)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 15, 2009, 08:32:02 PM
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Funny article... interesting quote:

Quote from: Krist Novoselic
"Instead of file sharing, people are actually buying music again! HA!!!"

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 16, 2009, 10:51:05 AM
Quote
Hey everybody,

Posting this from lovely Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival (more on this later). Next week we have a bunch of bands and DLC coming out including the much loved Steve Miller Band, Rob Zombie, Belly, Godsmack, Mute Math, and Ghost Hounds. It is a DLC Bonanza! I don't have the info for Wii quite yet so I will update with that once I can (and can find some wi-fi again).


Release Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace) and Thursday, January 22, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)

Tracks:

Steve Miller Band “Space Cowboy”
Steve Miller Band “Take the Money and Run”
Steve Miller Band “The Joker”
Godsmack “I Stand Alone”
Belly “Feed the Tree”
Ghost Hounds “Wind Me Up”
Mute Math “Typical”
Rob Zombie “War Zone”


(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Steve Miller Band 3-pack

Locations:
Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on January 16, 2009, 02:06:36 PM
Belly! Wooooooo!!!!!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 16, 2009, 02:20:07 PM
Sweet.  I'll be picking up the Steve Miller pack and the Godsmack track, at least.  The new Rob Zombie track doesn't sound that great so I'll be skipping that one.  I'll have to listen to the others before deciding on them.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on January 16, 2009, 02:59:38 PM
Belly! Wooooooo!!!!!

Yup, instant buy.  Something else for my wife to sing, too.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 16, 2009, 03:28:47 PM
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Ah... a Steve Miller track that i did not hear about the first time. Very cool. Although, i'm still having a lot of fun with those Roy Orbison tracks. Claudette is pretty easy and a lot of fun to play. I actually cracked the Top 100 during an Orbison battle of the bands event. w00t!

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 16, 2009, 04:25:49 PM
The Mute Math song isn't bad.  Very creative music video for that song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAtXKS9ZxvM
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 16, 2009, 05:15:25 PM
The Mute Math song isn't bad.  Very creative music video for that song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAtXKS9ZxvM

That video is really cool.  But they're not the first band to do that...anyone remember this old Pharcyde video?:

http://www.youtube.com/v/co3qMdkucM0
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 16, 2009, 06:20:49 PM
The Mute Math song isn't bad.  Very creative music video for that song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAtXKS9ZxvM

That video is really cool. 

They play it backwards live as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHy2vUan4pM

Reversed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFlSy1TuRv4

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on January 17, 2009, 07:22:59 PM
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That was pretty cool. Although, it's more like they "perform" it backwards. Actually playing the music, and singing, backwards, live? That would make my head explode.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on January 18, 2009, 03:26:37 PM
Sorry. I couldn't resist.

(http://basicinstructions.net/comics/2008-02-03-08%20jugband.gif)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on January 18, 2009, 06:14:10 PM
I could see that being quite fun!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 18, 2009, 06:35:27 PM
So I'm not the only one who reads that comic I see!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on January 19, 2009, 09:48:16 PM
I just got turned on to it a couple days ago, and I am hooked.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 21, 2009, 07:54:29 AM
Kind of a funny shirt I saw. (http://www.typetees.com/product/1627/Yeah_I_play_on_expert)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 26, 2009, 06:22:56 AM
1/27 DLC:

Grateful Dead Pack 2

Cold Rain and Snow
Doin' That Rag
Don't Ease Me In
Fire on the Mountain
Hell in a Bucket
Uncle John's Band


All tracks are original master recordings.

These tracks will be available on Xbox 360 in the Xbox Live Marketplace on January 27th, and they will be up on the Playstation 3 in the Playstation Store on Thursday January 29th. We'll have more information on upcoming Wii DLC posted shortly, so keep posted to this thread for more info.

These classic Dead tracks will run $1.99 (aka 160 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $9.99 (aka 800 Microsoft points) for the full Grateful Dead 6 pack.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 30, 2009, 11:23:06 AM
2/3 DLC:

Thin Lizzy - Boys Are Back In Town (Live)
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song (Live)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (Live)
The Pretenders - Precious
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Nikko - Break My Heart
Nikko - Don't Tell Me

These tracks will be $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the Thin Lizzy 3 pack, with the exception of the Nikko tracks which will run $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) each.

Thin Lizzy?!  Wooo!  I just hope that the live versions sound good.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on January 31, 2009, 04:49:09 PM
2/3 DLC:

Thin Lizzy - Boys Are Back In Town (Live)
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song (Live)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (Live)
The Pretenders - Precious
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Nikko - Break My Heart
Nikko - Don't Tell Me

These tracks will be $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the Thin Lizzy 3 pack, with the exception of the Nikko tracks which will run $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) each.

Thin Lizzy?!  Wooo!  I just hope that the live versions sound good.

I was just driving around and heard "Jailbreak" and thought that they should get some Thin Lizzy already.  Guess they beat me to the punch.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 01, 2009, 07:14:21 PM
Definitely picking up the Pat Benetar, I will need to hear how good the live tracks are before I consider the Thin Lizzy.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on February 06, 2009, 03:23:36 PM
For 2/10:

Quote
This week we're releasing a 3 pack from The Fratellis, featuring tracks from their 2006 album Costello Music!

Here's the track listing


The Fratellis - Creeping Up the Back Stairs
The Fratellis - Flathead
The Fratellis - Henrietta

All tracks are original master recordings.

These tracks will be $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the full 3 pack.

And MTV is reporting that Guns 'n' Roses' Chinese Democracy is going to offered for RB2 this spring.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 06, 2009, 03:34:22 PM
I hadn't heard of them before, but the songs sound great to me, just a little surprised it's only a 3 pack this week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on February 10, 2009, 03:31:41 PM
So they just announced that a handful of Snoop Dogg's songs are coming to the Rock Band marketplace. I'm not a huge Snoop fan, but I am excited about this. I know that the game is called Rock Band, but it certainly is nice to see a bit of variety creep into the store. Maybe this will foreshadow a larger amount of content from other genres making its way onto our systems.

This brings up the question. How much would you be willing to suspend your disbelief (as far as the instrumentation goes) to play songs of other genres? I don't think that the guitar controller should be limited to only playing guitar and bass parts. If there's a truly deserving song with a violin lead or something like that, they should go ahead and release it. If anyone has a bit problem with it, don't play it. I'm not sure exactly where I stand on the issue (I'd be interested to play a Chopin piano concerto with the guitar controller), but it'd be worth experimenting with.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 10, 2009, 06:17:20 PM
The guitar controller should only be used to play string instruments.  Otherwise it's just lame.  When they chart piano/organ parts to the guitar it makes me cringe every time.  Release some kind of keyboard paripheral if you're going to be charting piano/organ parts.  Otherwise don't chart 'em at all.

As far as the Snoop Dogg thing does I'm fairly certain that the tracks will be extremely repetitive and not that challenging.  This comes from a fan of his earlier work and rap music in general.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on February 10, 2009, 09:54:26 PM
I just got a temporary weekly job testing new songs for Rockband......... 3 hours a day for 2 days a week... I was supposed to start tomarrow but im having a tooth pulled. But they said I could join next week or the next time they are having tests.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on February 10, 2009, 10:10:31 PM
I just got a temporary weekly job testing new songs for Rockband......... 3 hours a day for 2 days a week... I was supposed to start tomarrow but im having a tooth pulled. But they said I could join next week or the next time they are having tests.

Nice!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on February 10, 2009, 10:12:23 PM
and also: How did you get that job?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on February 10, 2009, 10:27:15 PM
and also: How did you get that job?

Craigslist..... lol
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on February 11, 2009, 04:10:02 AM
and also: How did you get that job?

Craigslist..... lol

I've been checking their website for jobs lately since I'll be needing some way to make cash after 3/31.  But it's a bit of a hike to their office from my house.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 11, 2009, 08:27:54 PM
I look forward to some Snoop, but only if it's uncensored.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 12, 2009, 04:18:40 AM
I look forward to some Snoop, but only if it's uncensored.

I'm fairly certain that it will be censored.  If they've censored every single other song in the game I see no reason why they'd make Snoop the exception.  If they did then the rock fans would start bitching at Harmonix about how unfair it is to have their favorite rock songs censored.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: OTC316 on February 12, 2009, 05:59:18 AM
So I picked up the AC/DC track pack not too long ago, and I transferred the songs to my hard drive so I can play 'em on my RB2 disc. Recently, when I play any of the tracks from that pack, I get no audio off the lead guitar. You can barely hear it in the guitar solos, which especially sucks if you're on guitar!
I've heard stories of dlc having issues like this, and the solution is to download the tune again, but the AC/DC code works only once according to the instructions. Also, I'm having the same problem with the Who's "Young Man Blues". I can't re-download that specific song, it just lets me do it for the entire Who pack. Done it twice and it hasn't helped.

Any ideas? I'm trying RB's forums and EA tech support, but I haven't heard anything yet.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on February 12, 2009, 09:40:22 AM
So I picked up the AC/DC track pack not too long ago, and I transferred the songs to my hard drive so I can play 'em on my RB2 disc. Recently, when I play any of the tracks from that pack, I get no audio off the lead guitar. You can barely hear it in the guitar solos, which especially sucks if you're on guitar!
I've heard stories of dlc having issues like this, and the solution is to download the tune again, but the AC/DC code works only once according to the instructions. Also, I'm having the same problem with the Who's "Young Man Blues". I can't re-download that specific song, it just lets me do it for the entire Who pack. Done it twice and it hasn't helped.

Any ideas? I'm trying RB's forums and EA tech support, but I haven't heard anything yet.

When your playing, or before your playing pause the game and look at the sound options. There should be something about how high the sound of your instrument compaired to the bands. They should be evenish.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 12, 2009, 01:29:54 PM
I look forward to some Snoop, but only if it's uncensored.

I'm fairly certain that it will be censored.  If they've censored every single other song in the game I see no reason why they'd make Snoop the exception.  If they did then the rock fans would start bitching at Harmonix about how unfair it is to have their favorite rock songs censored.

Well that's my point, signing up the most iconic Drug & Sex based Gansta rapper only to kidify it is just pathetic, and there are other options. HMX just needs to grow some balls.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 12, 2009, 02:14:42 PM
I look forward to some Snoop, but only if it's uncensored.

I'm fairly certain that it will be censored.  If they've censored every single other song in the game I see no reason why they'd make Snoop the exception.  If they did then the rock fans would start bitching at Harmonix about how unfair it is to have their favorite rock songs censored.

Well that's my point, signing up the most iconic Drug & Sex based Gansta rapper only to kidify it is just pathetic, and there are other options. HMX just needs to grow some balls.

Oh, I totally agree.  Having uncensored music in Rock Band would certainly kick ass.  But, Harmonix seems firmly against it for whatever reason.

On a slightly off-topic note, there are at least two DJ rhythm games coming out this year.  Now, if those games don't feature uncensored music I'd be shocked.  After all, all of the tracks will be hip hop.  Might as well leave the vocals uncensored.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on February 12, 2009, 02:27:46 PM
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How many video games feature curse words outside the music-based stuff?

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on February 12, 2009, 02:40:50 PM
I look forward to some Snoop, but only if it's uncensored.

I'm fairly certain that it will be censored.  If they've censored every single other song in the game I see no reason why they'd make Snoop the exception.  If they did then the rock fans would start bitching at Harmonix about how unfair it is to have their favorite rock songs censored.

Well that's my point, signing up the most iconic Drug & Sex based Gansta rapper only to kidify it is just pathetic, and there are other options. HMX just needs to grow some balls.

Oh, I totally agree.  Having uncensored music in Rock Band would certainly kick ass.  But, Harmonix seems firmly against it for whatever reason.

On a slightly off-topic note, there are at least two DJ rhythm games coming out this year.  Now, if those games don't feature uncensored music I'd be shocked.  After all, all of the tracks will be hip hop.  Might as well leave the vocals uncensored.

They played snoop and dr dre and everyone else on the radio censored..... So im sure they have plenty of it for rockband
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on February 12, 2009, 09:21:01 PM
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How many video games feature curse words outside the music-based stuff?

-Rude
Censorship in video games has tightened up considerably. Take for example the infamous comparison of Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64), which only had slight censorship, and Conker: Live & Reloaded (its remake for the Xbox), which featured much more censorship than the original.


...Than the original which was on a Nintendo system. There's no logical explanation for that.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on February 13, 2009, 08:06:20 AM
...

How many video games feature curse words outside the music-based stuff?

-Rude
Censorship in video games has tightened up considerably. Take for example the infamous comparison of Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64), which only had slight censorship, and Conker: Live & Reloaded (its remake for the Xbox), which featured much more censorship than the original.


...Than the original which was on a Nintendo system. There's no logical explanation for that.

Its self censoreship. Right now there are games out that you played a almost naked bikini model slicing up zombies. And then on GTA4 there was swearing and ofcorse the sex noises. So whatever Rockband censors it censors because it wants to.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on February 13, 2009, 09:27:59 AM
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Heh, heh... they're releasing a Turbonegro song!

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 13, 2009, 10:32:59 AM
Its self censoreship. Right now there are games out that you played a almost naked bikini model slicing up zombies. And then on GTA4 there was swearing and ofcorse the sex noises. So whatever Rockband censors it censors because it wants to.

They censor it so they can keep the "T" rating.  Those other games have an "M" rating, and Rock Band doesn't want that.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 13, 2009, 05:14:55 PM
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Heh, heh... they're releasing a Turbonegro song!

-Rude

Indeed Tim.

Quote


Turbonegro – Wasted Again

White Zombie – More Human Than Human

White Zombie – Black Sunshine




All tracks are original master recordings.



These tracks will be $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) a piece.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 13, 2009, 05:17:46 PM
Its self censoreship. Right now there are games out that you played a almost naked bikini model slicing up zombies. And then on GTA4 there was swearing and ofcorse the sex noises. So whatever Rockband censors it censors because it wants to.

They censor it so they can keep the "T" rating.  Those other games have an "M" rating, and Rock Band doesn't want that.

It's a stupid situation. They could, if they wanted to, release uncensored DLC, the president of the ESRB has confirmed this. Currently they aim for Teen but there are no standards for that, it literally comes down to whatever the ESRB Reviewer decides on the day, that is why the current censorship is so completely stupid and inconsistent. I personally have confirmed that first hand with the ESRB.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on February 13, 2009, 09:12:20 PM
...

Will the XBOX or Playstation Marketplace carry uncensored DLC?

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on February 13, 2009, 10:01:29 PM
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Heh, heh... they're releasing a Turbonegro song!

-Rude

Wasted Again??? I thought for sure they would release I Got Erection or Midnight Nambla. You would think that Rendezvous with Anus would also top the list......

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 14, 2009, 03:41:24 AM
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Will the XBOX or Playstation Marketplace carry uncensored DLC?

-Rude

Well the point is they could, but HMX don't release it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 14, 2009, 04:41:32 AM
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Will the XBOX or Playstation Marketplace carry uncensored DLC?

-Rude

Well the point is they could, but HMX don't release it.

Indeed.  After all, there have been plenty of M-rated DLC items released for games like Gears of War (and soon for GTA IV).  The latter will surely drop some f-bombs.  So, the censorship in Rock Band is purely a decision that's being made by Harmonix.  The XBL marketplace/Playstation Store and the ESRB aren't having any influence on that decision.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on February 14, 2009, 09:57:13 AM
Quote from: James of LinHood
The XBL marketplace/Playstation Store and the ESRB aren't having any influence on that decision.

I completely understand that Harmonix is censoring themselves. But it seems to me that the ESRB and retailers actually have a huge influence on (if they're not entire reason for) that decision.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 14, 2009, 02:20:31 PM
Indeed.  After all, there have been plenty of M-rated DLC items released for games like Gears of War (and soon for GTA IV).  The latter will surely drop some f-bombs.  So, the censorship in Rock Band is purely a decision that's being made by Harmonix.  The XBL marketplace/Playstation Store and the ESRB aren't having any influence on that decision.

Yeah, but Gears and GTA are M-rated games.  I can see where harmonix is coming from, they released a "T" game, and they want their content to reflect that rating, DLC or not. 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: OTC316 on February 15, 2009, 07:01:11 AM
So I picked up the AC/DC track pack not too long ago, and I transferred the songs to my hard drive so I can play 'em on my RB2 disc. Recently, when I play any of the tracks from that pack, I get no audio off the lead guitar. You can barely hear it in the guitar solos, which especially sucks if you're on guitar!
I've heard stories of dlc having issues like this, and the solution is to download the tune again, but the AC/DC code works only once according to the instructions. Also, I'm having the same problem with the Who's "Young Man Blues". I can't re-download that specific song, it just lets me do it for the entire Who pack. Done it twice and it hasn't helped.

Any ideas? I'm trying RB's forums and EA tech support, but I haven't heard anything yet.

When your playing, or before your playing pause the game and look at the sound options. There should be something about how high the sound of your instrument compaired to the bands. They should be evenish.

That's the weird thing, they are even. Also, it only seems to happen on live songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 15, 2009, 05:31:57 PM
Indeed.  After all, there have been plenty of M-rated DLC items released for games like Gears of War (and soon for GTA IV).  The latter will surely drop some f-bombs.  So, the censorship in Rock Band is purely a decision that's being made by Harmonix.  The XBL marketplace/Playstation Store and the ESRB aren't having any influence on that decision.

Yeah, but Gears and GTA are M-rated games.  I can see where harmonix is coming from, they released a "T" game, and they want their content to reflect that rating, DLC or not. 

Yeah but the point is they could release optional Explicit M-rated content, it wouldn't change the game for people who didn't want it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on February 15, 2009, 08:49:48 PM
So I picked up the AC/DC track pack not too long ago, and I transferred the songs to my hard drive so I can play 'em on my RB2 disc. Recently, when I play any of the tracks from that pack, I get no audio off the lead guitar. You can barely hear it in the guitar solos, which especially sucks if you're on guitar!
I've heard stories of dlc having issues like this, and the solution is to download the tune again, but the AC/DC code works only once according to the instructions. Also, I'm having the same problem with the Who's "Young Man Blues". I can't re-download that specific song, it just lets me do it for the entire Who pack. Done it twice and it hasn't helped.

Any ideas? I'm trying RB's forums and EA tech support, but I haven't heard anything yet.

When your playing, or before your playing pause the game and look at the sound options. There should be something about how high the sound of your instrument compaired to the bands. They should be evenish.

That's the weird thing, they are even. Also, it only seems to happen on live songs.

What sort of sound system are you playing through?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 20, 2009, 07:30:53 AM
2/24 DLC:

Tracks-

Drive By Truckers: 3 Dimes Down
Lucinda Williams: Can't Let Go
Neko Case: People Got a Lot of Nerve
Old 97s: Time Bomb (LIVE)
Steve Earle: Satellite Radio

Jimmy Eat World: Futures
Jimmy Eat World: Lucky Denver Mint
Jimmy Eat World: Sweetness

Unless the Jimmy Eat World tracks are any good this week is a big thumbs down for me.  Oh well, I'm running low on MS points anyway.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 20, 2009, 08:28:30 AM
Interesting stuff this week, a bunch of alt-country...not my favorite genre, but some of these songs are pretty good.  The Steve Earle song is awesome.  And Jimmy Eat World is a fun band, their music works perfectly for Rock Band.  Sweetness is a very good song, reminds me of high school days.

I haven't bought much DLC lately, but this week it looks like they're getting some more of my money.

EDIT:

I'm buying these tracks:

http://www.youtube.com/v/8MaLmg40Bd0

http://www.youtube.com/v/wU3KBI5qyEY

http://www.youtube.com/v/IYh_rs4eAzg
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on February 20, 2009, 09:12:16 AM
I am glad they switch up the DLC. I really don't want to buy it all. With the amount of songs I already have they really need to come up with some new sort tools. It would be cool if I could easily see the newest songs I downloaded. Also a sort by played/unplayed would be good too.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on February 20, 2009, 10:48:42 AM
Wow. Drive-By Truckers and the Old 97s.  There's a pair that I never thought that I'd see in RB.

As for the Jimmy Eat World songs... Argh. So frigging close. Look, I like the band. But why these particular songs? Sweetness? Well, no complaints there. That one actually got airplay in the 90s and it's a pretty good song as well.  Plus since they've already done "The MIddle" they obviously have access to Bleed American.  And Futures got some airplay, I guess.  But Lucky Denver Mint? Bwha? If you're going to pick other songs of theirs, why not something off of their most recent CD? Why not Always Be? Or Big Casino? I mean, take a listen to this and tell me it wouldn't be great for the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXn2Ox42aHc
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on February 20, 2009, 12:31:23 PM
Wow. Drive-By Truckers and the Old 97s.  There's a pair that I never thought that I'd see in RB.

As for the Jimmy Eat World songs... Argh. So frigging close. Look, I like the band. But why these particular songs? Sweetness? Well, no complaints there. That one actually got airplay in the 90s and it's a pretty good song as well.  Plus since they've already done "The MIddle" they obviously have access to Bleed American.  And Futures got some airplay, I guess.  But Lucky Denver Mint? Bwha? If you're going to pick other songs of theirs, why not something off of their most recent CD? Why not Always Be? Or Big Casino? I mean, take a listen to this and tell me it wouldn't be great for the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXn2Ox42aHc

Bleed American would be the Jimmy Eat World song I'd pick up without even thinking about it.  Sweetness... probably.  The rest though I'd have to be desperate for new songs to play.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on February 22, 2009, 11:10:45 PM
So why haven't they released any Rammstein DLC? Pretty much any of their songs would be a lot of fun to play on guitar.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Nekrose on February 23, 2009, 01:08:54 AM
Same reason they haven't released Necrophagist DLC.... Because they're idiots. :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 23, 2009, 04:37:57 AM
So why haven't they released any Rammstein DLC? Pretty much any of their songs would be a lot of fun to play on guitar.

Probably rights issues.  Or they're backed up charting other DLC.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on February 24, 2009, 08:39:04 AM
Someone messed up...

A few days ago, it looks like they accidentally released the wrong DLC in the UK. They pulled it, but here's one of the tracks:

Average White Band - Picking Up the Pieces
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRKBJcNq1I4
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 24, 2009, 07:58:36 PM
Hahaha, that's great, it's funny because it was announced on like a german xbox site.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 25, 2009, 06:48:55 AM
Rock Band Unplugged is coming for the PSP later this year:

http://www.primotechnology.com/2009/02/23/primotech-exclusive-ea-publishing-rock-band-unplugged-for-the-psp/ (http://www.primotechnology.com/2009/02/23/primotech-exclusive-ea-publishing-rock-band-unplugged-for-the-psp/)

Harmonix has confirmed this and said that more details will be announced soon.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 26, 2009, 02:31:14 PM
(http://www.rockband.com/files/zine/zine_1.jpg)
(http://www.rockband.com/files/zine/zine_2.jpg)
(http://www.rockband.com/files/zine/zine_3a.jpg)

Woooo!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 26, 2009, 06:36:49 PM
yeah did that preview thing work for you or is it something for tomorrow?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 26, 2009, 07:48:42 PM
Hrm?  I thought that the "preview" was just this early announcement of DLC to newsletter members.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 26, 2009, 09:19:00 PM
Hmm ok, haha.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on February 26, 2009, 09:35:41 PM
Quote from: James of LinHood
Rock Band Unplugged is coming...

Heh, heh... I can't help but think of that South Park episode where the kid plays his controller unplugged.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 27, 2009, 06:23:54 AM
Well, we now have two March album DLC releases confirmed:

3/3 - SRV: Texas Flood
3/24 - Pearl Jam: Ten

We also know that GNR's Chinese Democracy will be released this spring, a Snoop Dogg greatest hits compilation will be released soon, and we're still waiting on Jane's Addiction: Nothing Shocking.

If they decide to release an album every week for the month of March my wallet is really gonna be hurting.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on February 27, 2009, 12:11:30 PM
I don't think Snoop is 'soon', I distinctly got the impression that the announcement we saw was pretty much the automatic press release type thing after Snoop made an agreement with MTV, and the actual selection and developing of the tracks hadn't really started yet.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 27, 2009, 01:11:00 PM
Okay.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 28, 2009, 06:40:55 AM
This is no big deal to you expert veterans but I got my first gold star today!  Woooo:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/RB2001-1.jpg)

Yeah, it might be on one of the easiest songs in Rock Band's catalog but I'm still proud of it.   :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on February 28, 2009, 12:25:30 PM
This is no big deal to you expert veterans but I got my first gold star today!  Woooo:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/RB2001-1.jpg)

Yeah, it might be on one of the easiest songs in Rock Band's catalog but I'm still proud of it.   :)

The easiest gold star ever is the Stephen Colbert song.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on March 03, 2009, 03:32:50 PM
Damn GHWT is getting a queen pack, lift your game HMX!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 04, 2009, 03:12:55 AM
Damn GHWT is getting a queen pack, lift your game HMX!

*Looks at Rock Band's massive music library compared to GH's*

I think that they already have.   ;)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on March 06, 2009, 06:52:55 AM
Quote
Hey everybody,

Next week we have four tracks that cover a good bit of territory. We have two more tracks from the Offspring, a Grammy-winning R.E.M. song with "Losing My Religion", and a track from Richard Thompson named one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone. We will be announcing the Wii DLC for next week later.


Tracks:
The Offspring- “All I Want”
The Offspring- “The Kids Aren't Alright”
R.E.M.- “Losing My Religion”
Richard Thompson- “The Way That It Shows”

All tracks are masters.

Release Dates:
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360®)
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on March 06, 2009, 06:54:28 AM
Quote

The Offspring- “The Kids Aren't Alright”
R.E.M.- “Losing My Religion”

I am in on those super hard!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 06, 2009, 07:17:58 AM
Very nice!

I'll certainly be picking up at least 3 of those 4 tracks.  I'll have to give the Richard Thompson track a listen before I make a final decision on that one.

It's nice that some of the highly anticipated DLC is being released lately (Texas Flood, the last 2 Offspring tracks that we know of).  Now, if only HMX would finally get around to releasing that Jane's Addiction album so the Scoreheroers will stop bitching about it.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on March 07, 2009, 07:07:44 PM
You know what song we need? The theme from Shaft!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on March 07, 2009, 08:50:29 PM
You know what song we need? The theme from Shaft!

Like one of Hayes' 10 minute live versions..
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 13, 2009, 09:08:34 AM
3/17 DLC:

Funk Pack

Average White Band- “Pick Up the Pieces”
Earth Wind & Fire- “Shining Star”
James Brown- “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - Pt 1”

Singles

Against Me!- “Thrash Unreal”
The New Pornographers- “All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth”
The New Pornographers- “Use It”
Papa Roach- “Last Resort”
Papa Roach- “Lifeline”

(All tracks are masters)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) “Get the Funk Out 01” pack



Very, very cool!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on March 13, 2009, 09:26:16 AM
James Brown- “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - Pt 1”

Oh, HELL yeah.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on March 13, 2009, 01:13:03 PM
Yeah if money was no object I would probably get all those.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 13, 2009, 01:21:22 PM
Yeah if money was no object I would probably get all those.

I was short on MS points myself.  Luckily I received an amazon.com gift card for my birthday.   So, 8000 more MS points are headed my way.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on March 13, 2009, 05:45:13 PM
Awesome. I will grab the Funk pack.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on March 14, 2009, 09:40:52 AM
I know the song is rather silly, but I've always had a soft spot for Last Resort. I'll be picking that one up.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 15, 2009, 06:11:54 AM
I think I speak for a ton of people when I say "I WANT A BEST OF PRIMUS PACK"!  Not just a 3 song pack, but a greatest hits type of thing.  Actually not necessarily their "hits".  Just a bunch of their stuff.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on March 17, 2009, 06:28:08 PM
Geez don't get Last Resort, it's a alternate take or something.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on March 18, 2009, 04:39:06 AM
Geez don't get Last Resort, it's a alternate take or something.

Seconded. Last Resort sounds terrible
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 18, 2009, 04:59:46 AM
Geez don't get Last Resort, it's a alternate take or something.

Seconded. Last Resort sounds terrible

Yeah, just listening to the sample in the Rock Band music store turned me away.  Yikes!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Sideswipe on March 18, 2009, 11:25:51 AM
I got Rock Band 2, woooooooo!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on March 18, 2009, 11:28:58 AM
I got Rock Band 2, woooooooo!

You are a liar sir!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on March 18, 2009, 11:36:57 AM
Quote from: Sides McSwipe
I got Rock Band 2, woooooooo!

How do you play in your Clone Trooper armor?

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2278/73814259.png) (http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=73814259.png)

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on March 18, 2009, 12:00:05 PM
That's one of the more random pictures I've seen in awhile...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Sideswipe on March 18, 2009, 12:22:15 PM
Quote from: Sides McSwipe
I got Rock Band 2, woooooooo!

How do you play in your Clone Trooper armor?

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2278/73814259.png) (http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=73814259.png)

-Rude


I play awesomely
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 20, 2009, 10:35:07 AM
We knew it was coming out for weeks but it's nice to have it confirmed.  3/34 DLC:

Quote from: hmxsean
Hey everyone,

I am pleased to announce that next week's DLC offering is Pearl Jam's Ten, making a full album alongside the track "Alive" which appears on the Rock Band 2 disc. We will be announcing next week's Wii offering on Monday.


Tracks:

Once
Even Flow
Why Go
Black
Jeremy
Oceans
Porch
Garden
Deep
Release
Master/Slave
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on March 26, 2009, 03:59:30 PM
Don't Stop Believing by Journey has been confirmed, and there has been a lot of hinting of Heart/Pat Benatar/Styx, that kind of thing at the official forums, so quite possibly some 80' pack next week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 27, 2009, 07:12:45 AM
3/31 DLC:


Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
Glasvegas - Geraldine
Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon
SpongeBob SquarePants - I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You
SpongeBob SquarePants - The Best Day Ever
SpongeBob SquarePants - Where's Gary?

All songs are masters.

The Journey, Pat Benatar, Glasvegas, and Von Bondies singles are $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track. The SpongeBob SquarePants singles are $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points) for the 3 song SpongeBob SquarePants Pack 01.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on March 27, 2009, 07:50:58 AM
If anyone's curious (like I was) as to what the Spongebob songs sound like:

http://www.youtube.com/v/XQXNi9d1WvE

http://www.youtube.com/v/HkMCxX0KgX4

I couldn't find "I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You"....
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on March 27, 2009, 09:11:23 AM
Sweet. Two songs currently getting airplay. (Even though I dislike that Glasvegas song.)

And in for the 80s songs as well. As for Spongebob, well, it's April 1st week... (Although I will say, dudes, I'll buy "Never Gonna Give You Up" in a heartbeat. Hint, hint.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on March 27, 2009, 09:26:17 AM
Looks like a Rock Band weekend for me.... Pearl Jam = best band ever.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on March 29, 2009, 09:34:18 AM
Woo. I got The Bladder of Steel Award achievement last night!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on March 29, 2009, 05:02:34 PM
Wow impressive!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on March 29, 2009, 05:58:09 PM
Is that a real award? Cuz, if so, I wanna kiss Rock Band on the mouth.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on March 29, 2009, 07:09:45 PM
Is that a real award? Cuz, if so, I wanna kiss Rock Band on the mouth.

Yeah it is real. You have to play all 84 songs in the game without pausing or failing a song.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 30, 2009, 10:39:03 AM
Partial DLC for 4/7:

Quote from: HMXhenry
AWARD WINNING SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH COMING TO THE ROCK BAND® MUSIC STORE

Cambridge, Mass. – March 30, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that music superstar Toby Keith will make his Rock Band debut with the addition of six tracks to the Rock Band® Music Store of downloadable content. The singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer has sold more than 25 million albums this century.

The “Toby Keith 6-Pack” features a compilation of Keith’s most popular songs spanning his entire career including his first number one hit “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” from his 1993 self-titled album. The 6-pack also includes the title track “How Do You Like Me Now” from Keith’s 1999 album, “Beer For My Horses” and “Who’s Your Daddy” featured on Unleashed (2002), “I Love This Bar” from Shock n’ Y’all (2003) and the title track “She’s a Hottie” from Keith’s 2008 platinum album 35 Biggest Hits.

As his fans well know, Keith is one of the most successful performers of his era -- with record album sales, scores of peer and critical awards, two successful and celebrated feature film performances and untold millions of concert tickets; he has formed the basis for an entertainment empire that includes movies, restaurants, a record label and more.

All six tracks featured in the “Toby Keith 6-Pack” can also be purchased individually.

Release Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360®)
Thursday, April 9, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Tracks:

Toby Keith “Beer for My Horses”
Toby Keith “I Love This Bar”
Toby Keith “She’s a Hottie”
Toby Keith “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”
Toby Keith “Who’s Your Daddy?”
Toby Keith “How Do You Like Me Now”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Toby Keith 6-pack

He went on to say that's not all we're getting for DLC on 4/7, so there's some hope for us who are not country fans.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on March 30, 2009, 01:06:03 PM
Quote from: HMXhenry
AWARD WINNING SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH COMING TO THE ROCK BAND® MUSIC STORE

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/cooleyre/careygagne9.gif)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 30, 2009, 04:41:08 PM
Woo. I got The Bladder of Steel Award achievement last night!

Nice!  That's on my list of things to do now that I've got an extra 40 hours a week to kill.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SJP on March 30, 2009, 06:35:07 PM
I would like to get one of the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games...but unfortunately I have no room to setup the required drum set, let alone store it anywhere.

Oh, well, I'm sure it was a nice game, anyhow.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on March 30, 2009, 07:09:56 PM
There's a drum kit made for portable use, which takes up a lot less space.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on March 30, 2009, 07:35:26 PM
Woo. I got The Bladder of Steel Award achievement last night!

Nice!  That's on my list of things to do now that I've got an extra 40 hours a week to kill.

Speaking as someone who tried it after he fell into the same situation: Don't do it. It's not worth the points.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on March 30, 2009, 08:16:03 PM
Not that this is as massive an achievement as the Bladder Award, but as this is the first and probably last time this has happened, I thought I'd mention it.  As of this morning, I was in a 9-way tie for first place in the "Pain in the Bass" battle of the bands.  I 100%'ed both songs on expert, so I'm guaranteed at least a tiny slice of the delicious top spot pie.

It wasn't a particularly hard Battle, but it's pretty sweet to see your band on the first page of the leaderboard.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on March 30, 2009, 08:41:54 PM
Quote from: HMXhenry
AWARD WINNING SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH COMING TO THE ROCK BAND® MUSIC STORE

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/cooleyre/careygagne9.gif)

Exactly my feelings.  :clap:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on March 31, 2009, 03:10:13 AM
I would like to get one of the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games...but unfortunately I have no room to setup the required drum set, let alone store it anywhere.

Oh, well, I'm sure it was a nice game, anyhow.

There's a drum kit made for portable use, which takes up a lot less space.

Yes and surprisingly it's mad katz and not complete crap (http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Rock-Band-Portable-Drum/dp/B001B19BIO/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1238494066&sr=8-1)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ibka7sMlL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on March 31, 2009, 07:16:15 AM
Here are some great drum pedal upgrades/solutions:

http://omegapedal.com/ (http://omegapedal.com/)

http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html (http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html)

So my RB1 bass pedal finally broke. I'm torn on whether or not I should buy one of the super nice replacement pedals James suggested...or just try out the new RB2 wireless drum set.  They're both about the same amount of money.  The RB2 bass pedal is supposedly stronger, right?  Anyone have any problems with their RB2 set?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 31, 2009, 08:37:19 AM
Here are some great drum pedal upgrades/solutions:

http://omegapedal.com/ (http://omegapedal.com/)

http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html (http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html)

So my RB1 bass pedal finally broke. I'm torn on whether or not I should buy one of the super nice replacement pedals James suggested...or just try out the new RB2 wireless drum set.  They're both about the same amount of money.  The RB2 bass pedal is supposedly stronger, right?  Anyone have any problems with their RB2 set?

I don't have a RB2 set but I'm pretty sure that the pedal is identical to the RB1 pedal except that they put a slab of metal on top to reinforce it.  I've heard that this actually helps quite a bit.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on March 31, 2009, 03:20:34 PM
...

YES!

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/160/nologow.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nologow.jpg)

Gene Simmons' AXE® ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Wireless Universal Guitar Game Controller (http://axeguitar.shop.musictoday.com/Product.aspx?cp=14663&pc=GXAM03&utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EMLKISOS_GeneAxde_20090331)

Total Awesomeness... although way overpriced.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Sideswipe on March 31, 2009, 03:25:25 PM
I could totally see Rude rockin out with that and jumping off his coffee table.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on March 31, 2009, 08:14:40 PM
Here are some great drum pedal upgrades/solutions:

http://omegapedal.com/ (http://omegapedal.com/)

http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html (http://www.rockbandpedal.net/drumpedals.html)

So my RB1 bass pedal finally broke. I'm torn on whether or not I should buy one of the super nice replacement pedals James suggested...or just try out the new RB2 wireless drum set.  They're both about the same amount of money.  The RB2 bass pedal is supposedly stronger, right?  Anyone have any problems with their RB2 set?

I don't have a RB2 set but I'm pretty sure that the pedal is identical to the RB1 pedal except that they put a slab of metal on top to reinforce it.  I've heard that this actually helps quite a bit.

I wouldn't go as far as calling it a "slab" of metal. It is a real thin aluminum. What is helping keep the pedal alive is the spring is not as strong as the the first RB1 pedals were.  I would however buy the new kit. They are soooooo much better than the first kit.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on March 31, 2009, 09:09:05 PM
I would however buy the new kit. They are soooooo much better than the first kit.

How so?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on March 31, 2009, 09:15:38 PM
I would however buy the new kit. They are soooooo much better than the first kit.

How so?

The pads are a lot quieter and have way more bounce and I have never had a dropped note at all unlike the 2 RB1 kits I had before.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 01, 2009, 04:27:57 PM
yes which is the number 1 reason I want rb2 released in nz so I can get a new drum set locally without having to import.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 03, 2009, 07:28:46 AM
4/7 DLC (Besides the Toby Keith pack):

Black Tide - Warriors of Time
Bullet for My Valentine - Waking the Demon
The Shins - New Slang


Woooo?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 05, 2009, 03:42:33 AM
meh :P

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on April 05, 2009, 06:48:36 AM
When will I get some NOFX or Pennywise =(
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 06, 2009, 04:06:11 AM
So 2 new sources for Lego Rock Band, Fred Durst mentioned Limp Biskit heading to it on his twitter, and Dan Teasdale included it on the draft of slides for the speech he was presenting at GDC.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 06, 2009, 04:06:52 AM
I did see a decent suggestion that it could be for the DS since RB Unplugged is for the PSP.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 08, 2009, 03:44:43 PM
Some Unplugged info

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/04/08/rock-band-unplugged-detailed-priced-and-dated/

Quote
several songs -- listed below -- will be made available exclusively for a limited time before being released across the entire Rock Band platform. And yes, your existing PlayStation Network ID will be supported.

    * 3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
    * AFI - "Miss Murder"
    * Alice in Chains - "Would?"
    * Audioslave - "Gasoline"
    * Black Tide - "Show Me the Way"
    * Blink 182 - "What's My Age Again"
    * Freezepop - "Less Talk More Rokk"
    * Jackson 5 - "ABC"
    * Tenacious D - "Rock Your Socks"

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 09, 2009, 07:02:00 AM
Woooo!  Less Talk More Rokk!  I've wanted that in Rock Band for awhile.  Now, all I need is Push, Push (Lady Lightning) and I'll be happy. 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on April 09, 2009, 08:04:14 PM
Woooo!  Less Talk More Rokk!  I've wanted that in Rock Band for awhile.  Now, all I need is Push, Push (Lady Lightning) and I'll be happy. 

I usualy don't like the genre, but I like Less Talk More Rokk!

Check it out on double speed for GH2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rSErpCV4m8&NR=1
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 10, 2009, 07:32:11 AM
4/14 DLC:

Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy.


Tracks:
Chinese Democracy
Better
Street of Dreams
If the World
There Was a Time
Catcher in the Rye
Scraped
Riad N’ the Bedouins
Sorry
I.R.S.
Madagascar
This I Love
Prostitute

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 or 200 Wii Points for Wii per track
$19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for album
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on April 10, 2009, 10:15:48 AM
...

Crap... my drum set went all screwy on me last night.

I was playing with a friend of mine when the batteries started dying. After i changed them none of the pads responded. Actually, some of the buttons wouldn't work at first either... but that sorted itself out.

I tried syncing the thing, turning everything on and off, and signing in and out as controller one. Finally, i used the drums to turn the entire system on, and it automatically tried to purchase the first thing on the screen. Even after i canceled using the red button, it popped right back up. So that makes me think that it's reading the green pad as always on.

Am i going to have to crack it open to fix it? Or do any of you guys have any advice?

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on April 10, 2009, 12:38:49 PM
...

Crap... my drum set went all screwy on me last night.

I was playing with a friend of mine when the batteries started dying. After i changed them none of the pads responded. Actually, some of the buttons wouldn't work at first either... but that sorted itself out.

I tried syncing the thing, turning everything on and off, and signing in and out as controller one. Finally, i used the drums to turn the entire system on, and it automatically tried to purchase the first thing on the screen. Even after i canceled using the red button, it popped right back up. So that makes me think that it's reading the green pad as always on.

Am i going to have to crack it open to fix it? Or do any of you guys have any advice?

-Rude

I believe you can find the rockband or guitar hero website and get them "serviced". They will fix them for you aslong as you don't crack it open. I think its that way still atleast.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on April 10, 2009, 12:45:50 PM
I believe you can find the rockband or guitar hero website and get them "serviced". They will fix them for you aslong as you don't crack it open. I think its that way still atleast.

Unfortunately, they stopped doing the free replacement a while back. Just before they released the standalone RB2 drums, and just after my RB1 pedal cracked completely in half.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 11, 2009, 05:29:21 AM
4/14 DLC:

Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy.


The only reason this is interesting to me is the hope that it brings older GNR stuff in the future.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 11, 2009, 07:18:47 AM
4/14 DLC:

Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy.


The only reason this is interesting to me is the hope that it brings older GNR stuff in the future.

I'm not extremely thrilled with this release either.  But after listening to the album on YouTube there are a few tracks that I might download.  It depends on how difficult the guitar is, though.

Still, with this out of the way, hopefully the Snoop Dogg and Jane's Addiction albums are right around the corner.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 17, 2009, 07:18:38 AM
4/21 DLC:

REO Speedwagon - Riding the Storm Out
REO Speedwagon - Roll with the Changes
REO Speedwagon - Take It on the Run
Styx - Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
Styx - Renegade
Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands
Styx / REO Speedwagon - Can't Stop Rockin'
Hautewerk - Alone in My Head
Hautewerk - I Know Where You Came From
Hautewerk - Stop Start Again

All tracks are master recordings.

Pricing:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$10.99 (880 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) “REO Speedwagon / Styx Tour ’09 Pack”
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) “Hautewerk Pack 01”


Wow!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on April 17, 2009, 12:48:42 PM
Woot! REO and Styx! Maybe I'll get to see some Huey Lewis and .38 Special after all.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 19, 2009, 12:30:17 AM
Meh,..

In other news Paul McCartney unveiled the first BRB footage, by using it during a performance at Coachella.

http://www.youtube.com/v/XHZIpZCsrwA&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on April 19, 2009, 08:05:25 AM
...

Cool... they look a little stiff though. Hopefully that's some really early stuff. Anyway, you should double post that over in the Beatles Rock Band thread.

In other super-awesome news: my drum kit magically started working again!

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on April 19, 2009, 12:02:55 PM
In other super-awesome news: my drum kit magically started working again!


(http://www.cbc.ca/arts/images/pics/doughenning.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on April 19, 2009, 05:01:49 PM
...

All hail the mighty Doug Henning!

"And on the second month or so He shall fixeth all thine Rock Band accessories. And lo, this shall be a sign unto you that the dawn of The Beatles is nigh. Take heed and playeth many downloadable songs, for Lord Henning is fickle and thou shalt not depend upon the plastic accessories too much further unto the future times."

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on April 19, 2009, 08:15:11 PM
Rude makes me laugh sometimes.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 24, 2009, 06:53:32 AM
4/28 DLC:

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

“Up the Beach”
“Ocean Size”
“Had a Dad”
“Ted, Just Admit It…”
“Standing in the Shower… Thinking”
“Summertime Rolls”
“Idiots Rule”
“Jane Says”
“Thank You Boys”
“Pig’s in Zen”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

$1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 or 200 Wii Points for Wii per track
$15.99 (1280Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Nothing’s Shocking album


It seems like we're now caught up on all of the announced albums (Unless you count that Snoop Dogg's greatest hits thing).
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on April 29, 2009, 10:22:31 AM
I finally broke down and bought Rock Band 2 for PS3.  It's my first time with one of these music games.  I got the big box with the wireless instruments.  I bought it because I am very interested in getting the Beatles Rock Band game and I'd like to get a lot of practice before that comes out.

A few questions for the experts in here:

What kind of battery life do the wireless controllers have?

Do the Rock Band instruments work with the Guitar Hero games?  And if so, are the newer Guitar Hero games stand-alone games or expansions (ie. Do you need Guitar Hero III to play Guitar Hero Metallica?)

I've played the game a little bit so far, and it seems like it is going to be very addictive.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on April 29, 2009, 11:23:28 AM
What kind of battery life do the wireless controllers have?

I only have the wireless guitars, but I've found that they last a really long time.  I would assume the same is true for the drum set.

Quote
Do the Rock Band instruments work with the Guitar Hero games? 

Depending on what system you have, compatibility varies.  Check out this chart (http://www.joystiq.com/Instrument-Compatibility-Matrix/).

Quote
are the newer Guitar Hero games stand-alone games or expansions (ie. Do you need Guitar Hero III to play Guitar Hero Metallica?)

Guitar Hero Aerosmith and Metallica are stand alone games, you don't need GHIII to play them.  But there are other expansion song pack discs that do require owning Rock Band or GH.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 29, 2009, 11:28:40 AM
Guitar Hero Aerosmith and Metallica are stand alone games, you don't need GHIII to play them.  But there are other expansion song pack discs that do require owning Rock Band or GH.

Really?  I have not heard of that.  Rock Band AC/DC and the general track packs that come on discs play fine on their own.  You can export those tracks to Rock Band 1/2 if you want, but it's not a requirement since they'll play just fine off of the disc they come on.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on April 29, 2009, 11:33:45 AM
Guitar Hero Aerosmith and Metallica are stand alone games, you don't need GHIII to play them.  But there are other expansion song pack discs that do require owning Rock Band or GH.

Really?  I have not heard of that.  Rock Band AC/DC and the general track packs that come on discs play fine on their own.  You can export those tracks to Rock Band 1/2 if you want, but it's not a requirement since they'll play just fine off of the disc they come on.

My bad, I thought that those expansion discs needed an original game disc.  I guess not.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on April 29, 2009, 12:53:49 PM
I finally broke down and bought Rock Band 2 for PS3.  It's my first time with one of these music games.  I got the big box with the wireless instruments.  I bought it because I am very interested in getting the Beatles Rock Band game and I'd like to get a lot of practice before that comes out.

A few questions for the experts in here:

What kind of battery life do the wireless controllers have?

Do the Rock Band instruments work with the Guitar Hero games?  And if so, are the newer Guitar Hero games stand-alone games or expansions (ie. Do you need Guitar Hero III to play Guitar Hero Metallica?)

I've played the game a little bit so far, and it seems like it is going to be very addictive.

Do yourself a favor and try to find someone who will lend you RB1 (or rent it) and then export the songs so you can play then with RB2.  It's worth the couple bucks.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on April 30, 2009, 11:15:08 PM
Yes definitely the best value, borrowing RB1 for the export.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 01, 2009, 07:56:44 AM
5/5 DLC:

Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Allman Bros - Blue Sky
Allman Bros - Midnight Rider
Distillers - Drain the Blood
Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye
Prong - Idealistic Types
Prong - The Banishment

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points per track
$5.49 or 440 Microsoft Points for Franz Ferdinand 3-pack

Always nice to see more classic rock as DLC.  So, it's a good bet that I'll pick up the Allman Bros tracks.  I'll probably also grab Smooth Criminal.  Wooo!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on May 01, 2009, 08:16:41 AM
Take Me Out and Smooth Criminal are insta buys for me (first songs in a LOOOOONG time) others are a maybe
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 01, 2009, 09:21:12 AM
5/5 DLC:
Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye

Hallelujah! This was one of my "This would be great, but there's not a chance of ever seeing it" songs. Woot!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on May 01, 2009, 10:26:14 AM
Take Me Out and Smooth Criminal are insta buys for me (first songs in a LOOOOONG time) others are a maybe

Nice.  I hope they keep releasing older GH songs as RB DLC so I don't have to keep hooking up the PS2 to play songs like "Even Rats".
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on May 04, 2009, 04:51:06 PM
AAF, FF, and LJ probably, provided they don't screw anything up.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on May 06, 2009, 06:16:54 AM
Alien Ant Farm, now that brings me back. *looks to the sky reminiscing*
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 06, 2009, 06:24:17 AM
I downloaded the Allman Bros Midnight Rider and AAF's Smooth Criminal.  Midnight Rider is incredibly easy but it's still fun since it's a classic song.  Still, it's not so easy that it's a snooze fest (See Free's Alright Now).  Smooth Criminal is also pretty easy as long as you're good at hammer ons/pull offs (If you're playing on hard).  But it was a must download since it will be an instant hit at parties.

I'm looking forward to seeing what else HMX has in store for us this month.  Hopefully, they'll announce the next batch of albums soon.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 07, 2009, 01:17:31 PM
There's a guy on the Rock Band Scorehero forums who's doing a survey about peoples Rock Band playing habits.  The survey is for a paper he's writing.  He wants people of all different skill levels to take it.  So, if you'd like to help him out, here's the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=lN1pJOMHIZO_2bljo9DmfZLQ_3d_3d (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=lN1pJOMHIZO_2bljo9DmfZLQ_3d_3d)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 08, 2009, 07:24:45 AM
5/12 DLC:

Social Distortion - Bad Luck
Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
Social Distortion - Story of My Life
Disturbed - Stricken
Disturbed - Stupify
Steely Dan - Black Friday
Steely Dan - My Old School
Elvis Costello - Radio Radio
The Replacements - Kids Don't Follow

All tracks are master recordings.

Price:
$1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 or 200 Wii Points for Wii per track
$5.99 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Social Distortion Pack 01”

Very cool!  I like that Harmonix has been releasing DLC as "variety packs" for the past couple of weeks.  I hope they keep this up for awhile.

Off to Youtube to listen to the tracks I'm not familiar with...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on May 08, 2009, 08:19:15 AM
Nice!  I'll definitely grab the Social D and Costello ones.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on May 08, 2009, 08:35:33 AM
Yeah, Story of my Life is a pretty killer track... I'll add it to my wish list.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: jasimon1 on May 08, 2009, 09:06:50 AM
Yay!!! More Social Distortion!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on May 10, 2009, 01:11:59 AM
Yes another good selection. Social Distortion and Elvis Costello, maybe Disturbed. stupid money!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 11, 2009, 02:02:00 PM
I'm putting this in here for now because this could just be another track pack along the lines of AC/DC Live:

https://www.pearljam.com/content/pearl-jam-live-rockband-compilation-coming-next-year (https://www.pearljam.com/content/pearl-jam-live-rockband-compilation-coming-next-year)

Quote from: PearlJam.com
Pearl Jam Live Rock Band Compilation Coming Next Year

We need your help! Ten Club, Rock Band and Rhapsody want you to help us select the best performances of these Live Pearl Jam songs.

Your expertise will help us determine which of these versions is worthy of being on the setlist of this Live Pearl Jam game. Just click on the songs you like and open up the Rhapsody playlist widget for that particular song. Once you have the widget open, listen to the version you think is the best. The versions that are played the most times will be deemed the best versions and will then be in consideration to make the final “set list” for the game.

Note: Those of you who aren’t Rhapsody subscribers will have to go to here to get your free trial subscription so you can use the play list.

You’ve got your work cut out for you.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on May 12, 2009, 11:01:46 AM
...

Big ole' wad of country coming this way for Rock Band.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 14, 2009, 10:52:24 AM
To expand on what Rude relayed:

Slip on your snakeskin boots and grab yer Stetson, 'cause Harmonix has announced the rootin' tootin' standalone retail Rock Band Country Track Pack. Yeehaw. Partner.

Aside from encouraging silly country talkin', the Country Track Pack offers 21 tracks from country artists including Kenny Rogers, Shania Twain, Steve Earle and the Dixie Chicks.

While previous Track Packs--AC/DC Live aside--compiled existing Rock Band DLC, Country brings many new tracks to Rock Band which Harmonix says will be exclusive to the Country pack "for a limited time" before being released as downloadable content.

The Track Pack is playable standalone, but Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 purchasers will also receive a voucher code to add the songs to their Rock Band or Rock Band 2 library.

The Rock Band Country Track Pack will be available in stores for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS2 and Wii from July 21, priced at a boot-stompin', rib-eatin', line dancin' $30.

13 of the track pack's 21 tracks have been announced, listed below.

1.Alan Jackson - Good Time
2.Brooks & Dunn - Hillbilly Deluxe
3.Dierks Bentley - Free & Easy (Down the Road I Go)
4.Dixie Chicks - Sin Wagon
5.Drive-By Truckers - 3 Dimes Down
6.Jason Aldean - She's Country
7.Kenny Chesney - She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy
8.Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
9.Lucinda Williams - Can't Let Go
10.Martina McBride - This One's For the Girls
11.Rascal Flatts - Me and My Gang
12.Shania Twain - Any Man of Mine
13.Steve Earle - Satellite Radio
The remaining 8 tracks will be announced at an exciting unknown future time. Yeehaw.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 14, 2009, 01:11:52 PM
And next week: Alice Cooper on DLC

Billion Dollar babies (Live)
School's Out (Live)
I'm Eighteen (Live)
Poison
Vengence is Mine
Under My Wheels (Live)

And Three Songs from Taking Back Sunday:
Liar (Takes one to know onw)
Makedamnsure
What's It Feel like to Be a Ghost?

No pricing given in their announcement
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 14, 2009, 01:31:20 PM
Alice Cooper!  Woooooo!

I'm a little bummed about the live tracks only because the sound quality is never as good as the studio versions.  But any Alice Cooper is good Alice Cooper, IMO.   :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on May 14, 2009, 02:34:38 PM

And Three Songs from Taking Back Sunday:
Liar (Takes one to know onw)
Makedamnsure
What's It Feel like to Be a Ghost?

No pricing given in their announcement

Nice!  3 songs that my brother and I have been saying we'd love to play (and have in RB as well).
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 22, 2009, 07:25:26 AM
5/26 DLC:

Ministry “Cuz U R Next”
Ministry “LiesLiesLies”
Ministry “The Great Satan”
The Zombies “She’s Not There”
The Zombies “Tell Her No”
The Cranberries “Linger”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 (200 Wii Points for Wii) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Ministry Pack 01”

This is the first week in a long time that I'm not interested in any of the tracks they're putting out.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 22, 2009, 09:13:26 AM
5/5 DLC:

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal

Finally got around to buying this one.  It's an awesomely fun song on expert guitar.  This will be a hit at parties.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on May 22, 2009, 10:06:32 AM
5/26 DLC:

Ministry “Cuz U R Next”
Ministry “LiesLiesLies”
Ministry “The Great Satan”
The Zombies “She’s Not There”
The Zombies “Tell Her No”
The Cranberries “Linger”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 (200 Wii Points for Wii) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Ministry Pack 01”

This is the first week in a long time that I'm not interested in any of the tracks they're putting out.


I just wish it was earlier Ministry. I will still grab those and hope we get some older songs down the road. THE ZOMBIES!! Awesome. Unless these are new re-records. Then I will have to see how 2009 Argent sings vs. 1965 Argent.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 22, 2009, 11:18:36 AM
5/26 DLC:
The Zombies “Tell Her No”
The Cranberries “Linger”

Now see, this would have been the perfect time to release "Zombie" by The Cranberries. Way to miss the window, guys.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on May 24, 2009, 01:36:46 AM
The Zombies is an insane get. like the oldest songs in the game.

The sample is already up at rockband.com (http://www.rockband.com/) sounds like the old stuff to me!

Yeah no Zombie is kinda funny.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on May 24, 2009, 09:48:07 AM
The Zombies is an insane get. like the oldest songs in the game.

The sample is already up at rockband.com (http://www.rockband.com/) sounds like the old stuff to me!

Yeah no Zombie is kinda funny.



Just listened to it! No re-record! Yea! If it is a re-record then maybe I will check them out on the nostalgia circuit.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on May 26, 2009, 04:54:48 AM
This is something I thought was very interesting/cool. I now think I may follow the news on this: http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/05/25/major-is-headed-to-iraq.aspx
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 26, 2009, 06:41:38 AM
The wireless version of the official bass controller will be here soon:

http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=4528&idCategory=171 (http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=4528&idCategory=171)

Amazon lists a release date of May 31st.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on May 26, 2009, 06:47:02 PM
I'm putting this in here for now because this could just be another track pack along the lines of AC/DC Live:

https://www.pearljam.com/content/pearl-jam-live-rockband-compilation-coming-next-year (https://www.pearljam.com/content/pearl-jam-live-rockband-compilation-coming-next-year)

Quote from: PearlJam.com
Pearl Jam Live Rock Band Compilation Coming Next Year

We need your help! Ten Club, Rock Band and Rhapsody want you to help us select the best performances of these Live Pearl Jam songs.

Your expertise will help us determine which of these versions is worthy of being on the setlist of this Live Pearl Jam game. Just click on the songs you like and open up the Rhapsody playlist widget for that particular song. Once you have the widget open, listen to the version you think is the best. The versions that are played the most times will be deemed the best versions and will then be in consideration to make the final “set list” for the game.

Note: Those of you who aren’t Rhapsody subscribers will have to go to here to get your free trial subscription so you can use the play list.

You’ve got your work cut out for you.

Woohoo! Thats awesome. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on May 27, 2009, 12:03:13 PM
Where's a good site to go to see all the DLC songs that are available?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on May 27, 2009, 12:42:23 PM
Where's a good site to go to see all the DLC songs that are available?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Band_DLC

I believe the official site has that info as well, but in my experience it's slow and not terribly well organized.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 28, 2009, 01:56:53 PM
6/9 DLC:

Iron Maiden?!?!

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/DarthRageFist/BillTed.jpg)

EXCELLENT!!!!


Iron Maiden 12 Pack

2 Minutes to Midnight
The Trooper
Wasted Years
The Number of the Beast
Run to the Hills
Can I Play With Madness
The Clarivoyant
Powerslave
Aces High (Live)
Fear of the Dark (Live)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Live)
Iron Maiden (Live)


All are master tracks.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on May 28, 2009, 02:16:50 PM
...

That is so completely awesome.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on May 28, 2009, 02:26:18 PM
Where's a good site to go to see all the DLC songs that are available?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Band_DLC


Thanks. That list has at least four too many Lenny Kravitz songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 28, 2009, 03:32:01 PM
Well, I'm not much of a Maiden fan, but even I might pick up a couple of those, if only to be able to belt out "Run to the Hills" on singing.

Thanks. That list has at least four too many Lenny Kravitz songs.

Actually, the Kravitz stuff has been surprisingly fun to play.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on May 28, 2009, 05:52:12 PM
Yeah that's a huge and early announcement, wonder what tomorrow will bring!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on May 28, 2009, 07:08:23 PM
Yeah that's a huge and early announcement, wonder what tomorrow will bring!
Yeah, they usually give us something fun and off-center for E3, don't they? We could expect something unusual next week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on May 28, 2009, 07:56:36 PM
6/9 DLC:
Iron Maiden?!?!
Iron Maiden 12 Pack
All are master tracks.

Um..... HOLY F#$KING $hit!

AWESOME! I was gonna buy some points and get some of the stuff that is out now but I think I will wait. So much for the rumors that all the drum tracks were flattened or that they would never let something that has to do with MTV use their stuff..


Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on May 29, 2009, 07:12:40 AM
6/2 DLC:

Ben Harper and Relentless 7 - Shimmer & Shine
Coheed and Cambria - A Favor House Atlantic
Coheed and Cambria - The Running Free
Phish - Wilson (live)
Shooter Jennings - Steady at the Wheel
TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Bonnaroo Pack”


I liked the other two Coheed & Cambria tracks so I'm hoping these two will also be worth a download.  Nice to have something different like this for all of those who are not into Iron Maiden.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on May 29, 2009, 08:40:23 AM
6/2 DLC:

Ben Harper and Relentless 7 - Shimmer & Shine
Coheed and Cambria - A Favor House Atlantic
Coheed and Cambria - The Running Free
Phish - Wilson (live)
Shooter Jennings - Steady at the Wheel
TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Bonnaroo Pack”


I liked the other two Coheed & Cambria tracks so I'm hoping these two will also be worth a download.  Nice to have something different like this for all of those who are not into Iron Maiden.

Favor House is the "Good eye sniper" song.  It's a good song IMO if you like Coheed's other stuff.
The Running Free is a decent song as well.
I'm definitely grabbing them both.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on May 29, 2009, 04:42:28 PM
Interesting, don't know any of those songs, will have to see how they come out.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: jasimon1 on June 08, 2009, 08:10:13 AM
In case you hadn't seen, Pepsi is teaming with Rockband this summer for thier cap promotion. You can enter codes and either have a chance for a Rockband bundle or for a free download. It's super simple and if you go for the free download, you find out instantly if you won. I've entered one code so far and got a free download. Kinda cool especially when I'm the type that hates paying so much for the dlc.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on June 08, 2009, 08:16:33 AM
Quote from: Sicgirl
In case you hadn't seen, Pepsi is teaming with Rockband this summer for thier cap promotion.

"Yeah, but you know, Coca-Cola's by far the world's number one soft drink..."

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-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 08, 2009, 08:18:48 AM
In case you hadn't seen, Pepsi is teaming with Rockband this summer for thier cap promotion. You can enter codes and either have a chance for a Rockband bundle or for a free download. It's super simple and if you go for the free download, you find out instantly if you won. I've entered one code so far and got a free download. Kinda cool especially when I'm the type that hates paying so much for the dlc.

Looks like I'm gonna be drinking Pepsi products this summer.....
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 08, 2009, 09:25:08 AM
Yeah, unfortunately for Pepsi, my soda buying habits are "Buy what's on sale" and Pepsi hasn't been.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on June 08, 2009, 05:03:13 PM
Rockband 2 - 1 and Guitar Hero Cheap at Gamestop.

http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/umbs/
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 08, 2009, 05:41:49 PM
That is a pretty good deal on the RB2 bundle for 360 and Ps3.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 09, 2009, 09:31:56 AM
Bought my first Diet Pepsi, and BAM!  Free Rock Band track.

I'm 1 for 1 so far.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 09, 2009, 09:33:32 AM
Just downloaded the Iron Maiden pack. Still failed Run to the Hills on expert!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: jasimon1 on June 09, 2009, 10:00:35 AM
Bought my first Diet Pepsi, and BAM!  Free Rock Band track.

I'm 1 for 1 so far.

I'm 2 for 2. I'm hoping to make it 3 for 3 this afternoon. I guess they handed out a ton of scratch off cards with codes at E3 and people are saying they are getting winners 50% of the time. Even 50% with as much Pepsi as I drink will amount to a lot of free songs this summer.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 09, 2009, 11:17:26 AM
Looking at the website, it says 5,000 tracks per day will be given away....so your odds of winning will all depend on how many people enter a code on any given day.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 09, 2009, 08:54:34 PM
In case you hadn't seen, Pepsi is teaming with Rockband this summer for thier cap promotion. You can enter codes and either have a chance for a Rockband bundle or for a free download. It's super simple and if you go for the free download, you find out instantly if you won. I've entered one code so far and got a free download. Kinda cool especially when I'm the type that hates paying so much for the dlc.

Heh yes and when the website went up it included 2 previously unannounced Billy Idol songs, Rebel Yell and Mony Mony.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: jasimon1 on June 10, 2009, 05:47:20 AM
In case you hadn't seen, Pepsi is teaming with Rockband this summer for thier cap promotion. You can enter codes and either have a chance for a Rockband bundle or for a free download. It's super simple and if you go for the free download, you find out instantly if you won. I've entered one code so far and got a free download. Kinda cool especially when I'm the type that hates paying so much for the dlc.

Heh yes and when the website went up it included 2 previously unannounced Billy Idol songs, Rebel Yell and Mony Mony.



And, what I found out last night when I put in my codes is that at least for Wii, you're not actually getting the song you choose after you get an instant winner. When you put in the code, you get 200 Wii points that can be used on anything. 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 10, 2009, 05:46:29 PM
Rumor time: BIlly Joe Armstrong is strongly hinting that there will be a Green Day stand alone disc soon. (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/34676/Green-Day-Rock-Band-on-the-way)

Interesting. Green Day's one of the bands that's quite popular and had no DLC yet in either game. Glad to see taht's being rectified. (Side note: Guys? Since BJA wrote The Go-Go's "Unforgiven", that better be available as well. )
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on June 10, 2009, 07:27:03 PM
Rumor time: BIlly Joe Armstrong is strongly hinting that there will be a Green Day stand alone disc soon. (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/34676/Green-Day-Rock-Band-on-the-way)

Interesting. Green Day's one of the bands that's quite popular and had no DLC yet in either game. Glad to see taht's being rectified. (Side note: Guys? Since BJA wrote The Go-Go's "Unforgiven", that better be available as well. )

I actualy heard about this when KROQ was interviewing Green Day. Im not sure if its just a stand alone disk or one of those album downloads because Billy was pretty vague at the time what exactly it was. But anyways its going to be a welcomed addition.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 10, 2009, 08:23:54 PM
True, it  very well might be some DLC. Bands tend to not be very precise when talking about this stuff. But since Pearl Jam was also making "stand-alone game" noises of their own a while back, I can't just dismiss the possibility.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 11, 2009, 06:08:14 AM
Yeah, the folks over on the Scorehero boards have known about this for over a week.  Sometimes, HMX includes code for future songs with their current batches of DLC.  The most recent code found included these Green Day songs:

"American Idiot"
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
"Brain Stew"
"Hitchin' A Ride"
"Holiday"
"Jaded"
"Letterbomb"
"Longview"
"Minority"
"Nice Guys Finish Last"
"She"
"She's A Rebel"
"St. Jimmy"
"Walking Contradiction"
"Welcome To Paradise"
"Whatsername"
"When I Come Around"

There's a good chance that more tracks than these will be included in the pack/disc.  But we know that they're working on those tracks, at least.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 11, 2009, 07:08:12 AM
Huh.  I'd love to get some Green Day in Rock Band, but I don't need that much.  I hope I'm able to purchase/download 3 or 4 of those songs....I don't need a whole disc worth of the band though. 

Walking Contradiction is great.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 11, 2009, 07:23:15 AM
I agree.  But as long as I can get my hands on Hitchin' A Ride I'll be happy.   :)


EDIT:  Harmonix just issued a press release about this.  Green Day will be exclusive to Rock Band.  They have a lot of music on the way but...

"The first selection of Green Day songs to arrive on Rock Band as downloadable content will be a three-pack of songs from their latest release, 21st Century Breakdown on July 7th including: 21 Guns, Know Your Enemy, East Jesus Nowhere. Additional Green Day songs and projects will be announced at a later date. "

Kinda a bummer but I can't say much because I have not listened to those songs yet.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 11, 2009, 02:08:46 PM
I agree.  But as long as I can get my hands on Hitchin' A Ride I'll be happy.   :)


EDIT:  Harmonix just issued a press release about this.  Green Day will be exclusive to Rock Band.  They have a lot of music on the way but...

"The first selection of Green Day songs to arrive on Rock Band as downloadable content will be a three-pack of songs from their latest release, 21st Century Breakdown on July 7th including: 21 Guns, Know Your Enemy, East Jesus Nowhere. Additional Green Day songs and projects will be announced at a later date. "

Kinda a bummer but I can't say much because I have not listened to those songs yet.

I've only heard "Know Your Enemy", from when they played it on Conan last week.  It's....well, it's the exact same Green Day song we've been hearing for the past decade.  for better or worse.  ;)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: benjaminajacobs on June 11, 2009, 05:33:22 PM
I was in a Green Day cover band back in the day so I'm really looking forward to this.

Still have all DLC BTW... hard/expert drummer on the 360... Send a FR to Darksage OSI if you're interested in jamming on some DLC sometime.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 11, 2009, 08:36:33 PM
Still have all DLC

All DLC?! Damn.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 11, 2009, 09:37:03 PM
Interesting to hear the word exclusive, they must have made quite a deal.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 12, 2009, 09:21:11 AM
And next week's DLC is Amy Lee and The Tap:

Evanescence “Bring Me to Life”
Evanescence “Call Me When You’re Sober”
Evanescence “Weight of the World”
Spinal Tap “Back from the Dead”
Spinal Tap “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare”
Spinal Tap “Saucy Jack”
Spinal Tap “Warmer Than Hell”

The Spinal Tap songs are from their new CD, not the movie.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on June 12, 2009, 10:37:30 AM
And next week's DLC is Amy Lee and The Tap:

Evanescence “Bring Me to Life”
Evanescence “Call Me When You’re Sober”
Evanescence “Weight of the World”
Spinal Tap “Back from the Dead”
Spinal Tap “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare”
Spinal Tap “Saucy Jack”
Spinal Tap “Warmer Than Hell”

The Spinal Tap songs are from their new CD, not the movie.

Nice!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 12, 2009, 03:59:28 PM
Any TAP is good Tap!! 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 13, 2009, 01:50:16 AM
Yeah, but hopefully this is the 'promo pack that allows us to sell the old classics later' pack.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 15, 2009, 04:12:59 PM
So, are you anxiously awaiting what will be in the stand alone July 21st Rock Band Country Track Pack?

No? Well, I'll tell you anyway.

Complete Track List:

Artist - Song Title
1. Alan Jackson - Good Time*
2. Brad Paisley - Mud on the Tires
3. Brooks & Dunn - Hillbilly Deluxe
4. Cross Canadian Ragweed - Cry Lonely*
5. Dierks Bentley - Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)
6. Dixie Chicks - Sin Wagon
7. Drive-By Truckers - 3 Dimes Down
8. Jason Aldean - She's Country*
9. Keith Urban - I Told You So*
10. Kenny Chesney - She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy*
11. Kenny Rogers - The Gambler*
12. Lucinda Williams - Can't Let Go
13. Martina McBride - This One's For The Girls*
14. Miranda Lambert - Gunpowder & Lead
15. Montgomery Gentry - Gone*
16. Rascal Flatts - Me and My Gang*
17. Sara Evans - Suds In The Bucket*
18. Shania Twain - Any Man of Mine*
19. Steve Earle - Satellite Radio
20. Trace Adkins - Swing*
21. Willie Nelson - On the Road Again*
* Denotes track new to Rock Band platform


And the tracks can either be played from the disc or downloaded to the hard drive to play in RB.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 15, 2009, 06:50:46 PM
On The Road Again and The Gambler are definite buys when they go on individual sale, maybe Any man of mine.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 18, 2009, 05:46:40 PM
Heh the second verse of Warmer than Hell is missing it's lip syncing.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 19, 2009, 07:18:08 AM
6/23 DLC:

A Day to Remember - “The Downfall of Us All”
Bad Religion - “21st Century Digital Boy”
Chiodos - “I Didn’t Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was a Wizard”
Escape the Fate - “The Flood”
Underoath - “Reinventing Your Exit”
Maroon 5 - “Little of Your Time”
Maroon 5 - “Makes Me Wonder”
Maroon 5 - “Wake Up Call”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as part of the “Warped Tour Pack” or “Maroon 5 Pack” or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 systems.

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Maroon 5 Pack”
$8.49 (680 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Warped Tour Pack”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on June 19, 2009, 07:52:57 AM
Nice!  More Underoath!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on June 20, 2009, 06:18:51 AM
FINALY! Some F!@#ing Bad Religion!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 20, 2009, 06:55:51 AM
Don't know any of these songs, but after listening to them through youtube I see I do know some of the maroon 5. put them on the maybe list.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on June 20, 2009, 11:42:24 AM
Nice to finally see some Maroon 5 on there!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 23, 2009, 06:25:55 AM
Yesterday, HMX announced that the Pearl Jam 3 pack that was exclusive to those who bought the remastered Ten album will be released today as DLC.  The tracks are:

Pearl Jam - "Brother"
Pearl Jam - "Alive (Live: Drop in the Park)"
Pearl Jam - "State of Love and Trust (Live: Drop in the Park)"

It should be out right now for all three systems.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on June 23, 2009, 11:54:53 AM
Gotta love that Brother track, plus Pearl Jam singing Alive live is pretty much the greatest experience possible in rock music.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on June 24, 2009, 05:03:54 PM
I admit I'm not much of a Pearl Jam fan, but why would we need two versions of the same song?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Ortega on June 25, 2009, 02:15:57 AM
I guess this might be the right thread to ask this question:

I've recently got way hooked on playing little plastic guitar games, and after plowing through GH:Metallica, and GH:WT, I'm getting a little bored with them, mainly because I've played the shit out of both of them on all instrument modes.  I was thinking of picking up Rock Band 2 to bide my time till GH5 comes out, and i was wondering something.  I got the GH:WT box set with the drums and all.  Will the GH:WT instruments work on RB2? (mainly the drums, as i much prefer them to the RB set.)  The only RB instrument i really want is the guitar as its slightly easier to play with(Plus its a fender, and looks badass).  Will RB instruments work with GH games?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: jasimon1 on June 25, 2009, 03:58:20 AM
I guess this might be the right thread to ask this question:

I've recently got way hooked on playing little plastic guitar games, and after plowing through GH:Metallica, and GH:WT, I'm getting a little bored with them, mainly because I've played the shit out of both of them on all instrument modes.  I was thinking of picking up Rock Band 2 to bide my time till GH5 comes out, and i was wondering something.  I got the GH:WT box set with the drums and all.  Will the GH:WT instruments work on RB2? (mainly the drums, as i much prefer them to the RB set.)  The only RB instrument i really want is the guitar as its slightly easier to play with(Plus its a fender, and looks badass).  Will RB instruments work with GH games?

I believe it depends on the system. I'm pretty sure they will work if you're playing on xbox or PS3. Wii and PS2 won't work last I heard but that could have changed.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on June 25, 2009, 05:21:15 AM
Will RB instruments work with GH games?

This should help.
http://www.joystiq.com/Instrument-Compatibility-Matrix/
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 25, 2009, 06:23:53 AM
I admit I'm not much of a Pearl Jam fan, but why would we need two versions of the same song?

Possibly because the live version is different enough to warrant a release as DLC?  I have not listened to it but I'd have to imagine that it has an extended solo and/or a slightly different composition.

If that bothers you, just wait until Rock Band: Pearl Jam Live comes out next year.  That will certainly have live versions of studio versions that are already in RB2.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on June 25, 2009, 09:15:45 AM
I guess this might be the right thread to ask this question:

I've recently got way hooked on playing little plastic guitar games, and after plowing through GH:Metallica, and GH:WT, I'm getting a little bored with them, mainly because I've played the shit out of both of them on all instrument modes.  I was thinking of picking up Rock Band 2 to bide my time till GH5 comes out, and i was wondering something.  I got the GH:WT box set with the drums and all.  Will the GH:WT instruments work on RB2? (mainly the drums, as i much prefer them to the RB set.)  The only RB instrument i really want is the guitar as its slightly easier to play with(Plus its a fender, and looks badass).  Will RB instruments work with GH games?

The only thing I could find was a blog post from Novemeber of 08 that said they worked fine on the 360 but not on the PS3. The game also won't use the right cymbal.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 25, 2009, 01:00:21 PM
6/30 DLC:

Foreigner Pack 01 -
- Foreigner - "Blue Morning Blue Day"
- Foreigner - "Feels Like The First Time"
- Foreigner - "Headknocker"

Warped Tour Pack 02 -
- Dear and the Headlights - "Sweet Talk"
- The Devil Wears Prada - "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?"
- Thrice - "Image Of The Invisible"

Stand-alone single:
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Weapon Of Choice"


Yay!  Finally those Foreigner tracks show up.  'Bout time.   :P  Although, I am a bit disappointed that they didn't release the master track of Jukebox Hero.  It would have been nice to replace the cover version.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on June 25, 2009, 01:09:50 PM
6/30 DLC:
- The Devil Wears Prada - "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?"
- Thrice - "Image Of The Invisible"


SWEET!  Those 2 along with this week's Underoath track =  :highfive:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 25, 2009, 06:00:37 PM

Stand-alone single:
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Weapon Of Choice"

Nice! I'm not a big BMRC fan, but that's a damn catchy song.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on June 25, 2009, 07:05:40 PM
Aww, no cold as ice, or hotblooded, or jukebox hero.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 26, 2009, 10:26:07 AM
Aww, no cold as ice, or hotblooded, or jukebox hero.

I'm hoping that we'll get another Foreigner pack with those tracks.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 02, 2009, 09:52:46 AM
7/7 DLC:

Green Day - “21 Guns”
Green Day - “East Jesus Nowhere”
Green Day - “Know Your Enemy”
Behemoth - “Conquer All”
Black Dahlia Murder - “What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse”
Cannibal Corpse - “Hammer Smashed Face”
God Forbid - “Empire of the Gun”
Job for a Cowboy - “Embedded”
Marilyn Manson - “Disposable Teens”
Slayer - “Black Magic”
Whitechapel - “This Is Exile”

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Green Day Pack”
$13.49 (1,080) Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Mayhem Pack”
$2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track

I'm pretty sure this will be a week where I buy nothing.  But that's good since I'm low on cash and nearly out of MS points.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: jasimon1 on July 02, 2009, 09:58:36 AM
7/7 DLC:

Green Day - “21 Guns”
Green Day - “East Jesus Nowhere”
Green Day - “Know Your Enemy”
Behemoth - “Conquer All”
Black Dahlia Murder - “What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse”
Cannibal Corpse - “Hammer Smashed Face”
God Forbid - “Empire of the Gun”
Job for a Cowboy - “Embedded”
Marilyn Manson - “Disposable Teens”
Slayer - “Black Magic”
Whitechapel - “This Is Exile”

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Green Day Pack”
$13.49 (1,080) Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Mayhem Pack”
$2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track

I'm pretty sure this will be a week where I buy nothing.  But that's good since I'm low on cash and nearly out of MS points.

My boyfriend will be so excited to finally have a Marilyn Mason song.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 02, 2009, 12:57:41 PM
7/7 DLC:

Green Day - “21 Guns”
Green Day - “East Jesus Nowhere”
Green Day - “Know Your Enemy”
Behemoth - “Conquer All”
Black Dahlia Murder - “What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse”
Cannibal Corpse - “Hammer Smashed Face”
God Forbid - “Empire of the Gun”
Job for a Cowboy - “Embedded”
Marilyn Manson - “Disposable Teens”
Slayer - “Black Magic”
Whitechapel - “This Is Exile”



Wow. That's a whole week worth of suck. I might pick up "Know Your Enemy" but even that one I'm lukewarm about.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 10, 2009, 07:26:20 AM
7/14 DLC:

Big Dipper - “All Going Out Together”
Big Dipper - “She’s Fetching”
Big Dipper - “Younger Bums”
Judas Priest - “Dissident Aggressor (Live)”
Judas Priest - “Eat Me Alive (Live)”
Judas Priest - “Prophecy (Live)”
The Dead Weather - “Hang You From the Heavens”
The Dead Weather - “No Hassle Night”
The Dead Weather - “Treat Me Like Your Mother”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Big Dipper Pack,” “Judas Priest Pack” or “The Dead Weather Pack 01”

Huh.  I'm not a huge Judas Priest fan and I have not heard of the other two bands.  This might be two weeks in a row where I don't download a single track.  That is a rare occasion for me.

EDIT: Just listened to the tracks on YouTube.  Yep, looks like I won't be purchasing a single track next week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 10, 2009, 09:33:37 AM
Well, the radio station that I generally listen to plays The Dead Weather's "Hang You From the Heavens" fairly often, and it's a decent song, but it's not a real good match for the game.  (And they just started playing "Treat Me Like Your Mother" which seems like a much better fit for the game.) And Big Dipper is an obscure Boston area band that  broke up in 1990. Sigh.

See, this is what frustrates me about Harmonix. They seem zeroed in on certain bands and genres. But when they expand from that comfort zone, they seem to pick songs randomly. There are  hundreds of bands from the 80s that they use, but they head back to Judas Priest who just had a CD worth of DLC released a month or two ago. There's dozens of new songs that I hear on a daily basis that could be used, but they grab one that's pretty marginal. (Hint to Harmonix: Gaslight Anthem, Wombats, Billy Talent, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Shiny Toy Guns, Single File, The Hold Steady. Start from there.) And, for Pete's sake, there are bands from outside Boston.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2009, 09:49:46 AM
And, for Pete's sake, there are bands from outside Boston.

They're just giving a "shout out" to the locals.  It's not like they do it that often compared to the rest of the DLC they release.  (Although most of the local bands I couldn't care less about.) 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 10, 2009, 10:04:57 AM
I think that HMX should stop releasing DLC from small time bands.  It's rare when I want to buy any of the tracks from those bands.  Not because they're not big famous bands, but their music isn't that good, IMO.  Also, I thought that the whole point of games like Rock Band is to "play" your favorite songs (or songs from your favorite artists) with your buddies.

At least the obscure stuff isn't as rampant as it used to be.  We can hope that trend continues in the right direction.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 10, 2009, 12:24:30 PM
First of all, let me retract my objection ot Judas Priest. The DLC that I thought was theirs was actually from Iron Maiden. The actual Judas Priest DLC was from last year. My bad. And I also found out that The Dead Weather is one of Jack White's side projects, which makes its inclusion a lot more understandable.


They're just giving a "shout out" to the locals. 

I don't mind when they give a shout out to a decent band. But it often seems like someone at Harmonix heard the band at a bar and *boom*, they're in the game.


Quote
It's not like they do it that often compared to the rest of the DLC they release.  (Although most of the local bands I couldn't care less about.) 

29 Fingers- The Konks
Blood Doll - Anarchy Club
Brain Power - Freezepop
Can't Let Go - Death of the Cool
Pleasure, Pleasure - Bang Camaro
Day Late, Dollar Short - The Acro-Brats
I Get By - Honest Bob, etc.
Seven- Vagiant
A Jagged Gorgeous Winter- The Main Drag
Conventional Lover - Speck
Night Lies- Bang Camaro
Shoulder to the Plow - Breaking Wheel
Superme Girl - The Sterns
Welcome to the Neighborhood - The Libyans
Abnormality - Visions
*Boston - 6 Songs
*The Cars- 9 Songs
*The Pixies - 14 Songs
*Rock Rebellion- Bang Camaro
*Shake - Count Zero
*Brainpower- Freezepop
*Entangled - Honest Bob

I may be missing a few there.

And if we go back to GH2:
Collide- Anarchy Club
Elephant Bones - That Handsome Devil
FTK- Vagiant
Kicked to the Curb - Noble Rot
Laughtrack - The Acro-Brats
Less Tlak More Rokk - Freezepop
One for the Road - The Breaking Wheel
Push Push - Bang Camaro
Parasite- The Neighborhoods
Radium Eyes - Count Zero
Six - All That Remains
Soy Bomb - Honest Bob
The Light that Blinds - Shadows Fall
*The State of Mass - Dropkick Murphys

There's also about a half dozen songs from bands from Providence, which is close enough to Boston to be local, but I didn't count them.

So, 52 songs out of around 700 available for Rock Band are from Boston area bands. One out of every 14 songs in the world good enough to be in Rock Band comes from Boston.  And out of 17 DLC albums, 3 are from Boston bands. Indiviidually, there's nothing wrong with any of these choices. But when taken as a whole, it starts getting suspicious.

I just want good songs to play, and everytime they put a local band of questionable talent on the disc or as a spot in the DLC release queue, they're removing a spot that could be used for a better band.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2009, 01:11:21 PM
Ah, a few of those I didn't realize were from the Boston area (as I thought the songs blew and never looked into the bands any further)
Some of them are Harmonix staff member bands though, but yeah some of them definitely seem like "Oh, I saw this band at a bar last night" type of stuff.

(Side note, was State of Massachusetts DLC Xbox only?)

Watch out for upcoming DLC of Staind, Incubus, Killswitch Engage, etc!   :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 10, 2009, 03:39:39 PM
It is kinda of how like Rhino and Shout Factory handle MST releases. Some are licensed and others are public domain. The HARMONIX bands like Vagiant, Bang Camero, Breaking Wheel are (I imagine) considerably less costly to license (or maybe even free) than an Iron Maiden or whoever. Especially since the labels have said time and time again they want more money for these songs than what the standard rates are.  A lot of the ones mentioned are also half the price or free anyways.


Also not mentioned on the list is All That Remains they had a pack up too. 80 pts a song or 240 for the bundle. They are from here too. Actually the drummer shops at my store. Nice guy.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 10, 2009, 06:46:50 PM
Ah, a few of those I didn't realize were from the Boston area (as I thought the songs blew and never looked into the bands any further)
Some of them are Harmonix staff member bands though, but yeah some of them definitely seem like "Oh, I saw this band at a bar last night" type of stuff.

And that by itself wouldn't be bad, except for the, I dunno, cheapness of it. It feels like they were saying "Well, we can go out and find an up & coming band and but them in the game, or we can just call the guys we had a gig with last week and take an early lunch."

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(Side note, was State of Massachusetts DLC Xbox only?)

Might have been. It was part of an Indie Pack that from what I can tell, came out after GH3 had been released.

It is kinda of how like Rhino and Shout Factory handle MST releases. Some are licensed and others are public domain. The HARMONIX bands like Vagiant, Bang Camero, Breaking Wheel are (I imagine) considerably less costly to license (or maybe even free) than an Iron Maiden or whoever. Especially since the labels have said time and time again they want more money for these songs than what the standard rates are.  A lot of the ones mentioned are also half the price or free anyways.

Oh, I get the economics of it. (I doubt that any song's licensing would be free though if they're on a label.) And I get that the house bands have a better idea of what they'll need track-wise to get a song into the game. And I even get that none of the house bands are on labels that are boycotting Harmonix. But by constantly hitting up the same pool of talent, it gets old pretty fast. It's like those Top 40 stations that only play 10-20 songs. Yeah, I may like a song, but after hearing it 6 or 7 times a day for weeks, my opinion's likely to change.

Look at the 20 song "Free Pack" that came out after RB2 arrived. Those bands are roughly as the same quality as the Harmonix bands are (in that most players aren't terribly fond of them) but they're suckage from all around the world. I'm just saying spread it out some. Hey, MTV's name is on this. Get them involved. Have a contest, let bands send stuff in and let the MTV weasels have some interns screen out 95% for quality, then choose from that last 5%.

Sigh. I dunno. I'm still annoyed by the whole Big Dipper inclusion.  It 's like seeing a DLC pack from The Suburbs, The Gigolo Aunts, Tracy Ullman, Strawberry Switchblade or Blotto. Except for the pesky detail that those bands actually got airplay and Big Dipper doesn't seem to have made any sort of impression on anyone.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MPF on July 10, 2009, 08:00:17 PM
I, for one, am totally psyched about the Big Dipper tracks, but then again I'm old and spent just about every night from 1990-2005 inside The Middle East, TT's The Linwood, The Rat(R.I.P.), etc..

Of course, I'd also kill for a Showcase Showdown track pack, or for Harmonix to buy me a case or twelve of Harpoon and a few pounds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee in exchange for putting my old band in Rock Band....

Hmm.. must be missing Boston.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 10, 2009, 08:34:42 PM
Yeah I am looking forward to the Big Dipper stuff too.  I had their first album on Homestead many, many years ago. I just recently picked up the awesome 3 disc anthology from MERGE.

Anyway I can see Compound's point but maybe Harmonix does it because that is what they know. Or maybe Alex R at Harmonix just says "screw it! It is my game my company I am going to put my favorite bands in there!"

If Harmonix's DLC plan was as poor as Activisions GH DLC I would complain more, but as it is I can wait a week or two and there will be something for me. I was looking at June's releases and Harmonix released 43 songs and Activision only release 10.  It is still a shame that GH still outsells RB.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 10, 2009, 08:44:25 PM
Also I want DLC for a couple of other Boston bands like the Atlantics and Unnatural Axe.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2009, 09:21:41 PM
I, for one, am totally psyched about the Big Dipper tracks, but then again I'm old and spent just about every night from 1990-2005 inside The Middle East, TT's The Linwood, The Rat(R.I.P.), etc..

There was a stretch in there back around the winter of 1997 or 1998 that I went to a concert every night for about 7 or 8 straight nights.  Bill's Bar, Middle East, TT's, Paradise, Axis, Avalon, and a few other places I'm a little foggy on now.  Then I was broke and my ears were ringing for about a week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 17, 2009, 07:21:02 AM
7/21 DLC:

Kings of Leon “Crawl”
Kings of Leon “Molly’s Chambers”
Kings of Leon “Sex on Fire”
Rancid “Last One to Die”
Rancid “Ruby Soho”
Rancid “Time Bomb”
Rise Against “Prayer of the Refugee”
Rise Against “Re-Education (Through Labor)”
Rise Against “Savior”
Lush “Sweetness & Light”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

EDIT:  I just gave all these tracks a listen and the only one I might buy is Re-Education.  Other than that, no thanks.

Also, why did they choose to release Sweetness & Light?  I'm a fan of De-Luxe but Sweetness & Light is a snoreathon!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 17, 2009, 08:53:47 AM
This has the potential to be AWESOME!

http://kotaku.com/5317012/rock-band-network-lets-anyone-upload-their-music-launches-this-year?skyline=true&s=x

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MTV Games and Harmonix are opening up the Rock Band music store to everyone later this year. The Rock Band Network allows any artist to upload and price their own tracks for users to download from the game's music store.

According to a report from Billboard, that service will launch sometime this year for the Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band, with plans to bring those "popular tracks" to the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions "eventually." Artists can submit their songs to a group of "Harmonix-trained freelance game developers" who will prep the tracks for use in game

More at the link....


This is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 17, 2009, 09:06:06 AM
This has the potential to be AWESOME!

http://kotaku.com/5317012/rock-band-network-lets-anyone-upload-their-music-launches-this-year?skyline=true&s=x

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MTV Games and Harmonix are opening up the Rock Band music store to everyone later this year. The Rock Band Network allows any artist to upload and price their own tracks for users to download from the game's music store.

According to a report from Billboard, that service will launch sometime this year for the Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band, with plans to bring those "popular tracks" to the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions "eventually." Artists can submit their songs to a group of "Harmonix-trained freelance game developers" who will prep the tracks for use in game

More at the link....


This is pretty cool.

Are you kidding me?  Now I might have to get an Xbox 360 since only the "popular" tracks will make it to the PS3.  Why do I have to like bands that aren't that popular?

But that is really cool.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 17, 2009, 10:54:54 AM
This has the potential to be AWESOME!

http://kotaku.com/5317012/rock-band-network-lets-anyone-upload-their-music-launches-this-year?skyline=true&s=x

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MTV Games and Harmonix are opening up the Rock Band music store to everyone later this year. The Rock Band Network allows any artist to upload and price their own tracks for users to download from the game's music store.

According to a report from Billboard, that service will launch sometime this year for the Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band, with plans to bring those "popular tracks" to the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions "eventually." Artists can submit their songs to a group of "Harmonix-trained freelance game developers" who will prep the tracks for use in game

More at the link....


This is pretty cool.

Wow.  Since Led Zeppelin are so touchy about anyone else handling their masters, could this be what it takes for them to release their music in a rhythm game?  I just hope that bigger bands will be into this.  It would kinda suck if the Rock Band music store is suddenly flooded with a ton of music by unknown artists the week this is implemented. 

On a related note, I really hope that there's some kind of quality control when it comes to what's being thrown up in the store.  Because there are plenty of songs out there that just wouldn't be any fun to play in Rock Band.

Overall, I do think this is a great idea as long as bigger artists are into this that normally wouldn't license their music to rhythm games.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on July 17, 2009, 01:16:01 PM
Also, why did they choose to release Sweetness & Light?  I'm a fan of De-Luxe but Sweetness & Light is a snoreathon!

To each his own, I suppose.  Sweetness and Light is one of my favorite Lush tracks, and the first DLC in a long time I'm stoked about.  Though, admittedly, I'm sure I'm in the minority about that.  For Love or Untogether or anything off of Split would probably have been a better fit for the game.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on July 21, 2009, 03:41:41 PM
This has the potential to be AWESOME!

http://kotaku.com/5317012/rock-band-network-lets-anyone-upload-their-music-launches-this-year?skyline=true&s=x

Quote
MTV Games and Harmonix are opening up the Rock Band music store to everyone later this year. The Rock Band Network allows any artist to upload and price their own tracks for users to download from the game's music store.

According to a report from Billboard, that service will launch sometime this year for the Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band, with plans to bring those "popular tracks" to the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions "eventually." Artists can submit their songs to a group of "Harmonix-trained freelance game developers" who will prep the tracks for use in game

More at the link....


This is pretty cool.

Wow.  Since Led Zeppelin are so touchy about anyone else handling their masters, could this be what it takes for them to release their music in a rhythm game?  I just hope that bigger bands will be into this.  It would kinda suck if the Rock Band music store is suddenly flooded with a ton of music by unknown artists the week this is implemented. 

On a related note, I really hope that there's some kind of quality control when it comes to what's being thrown up in the store.  Because there are plenty of songs out there that just wouldn't be any fun to play in Rock Band.

Overall, I do think this is a great idea as long as bigger artists are into this that normally wouldn't license their music to rhythm games.

I think this has a lot of potential to be awesome, especially for someone like myself in an underground Metal band with an album coming out on August 7th.  Now we can sell CD's, MP3's on itunes, and Rockband some time later this year.  Shit's just getting better and better.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 23, 2009, 06:28:54 AM
A big "Hell yeah" to the bolded part:

Quote from: IGN.com
Music Labels Gearing Up For Rock Band Network
Software could 'open the floodgates' for even more downloadable songs.
by Jim Reilly

July 22, 2009 - The announcement of the Rock Band Network, an iTunes-like service for MTV's Rock Band game where any user can submit audio tracks to play and sell online, is opening up new doors for record labels.

Tony Kiewel, executive of the Seattle-based label Sub Pop, told Rolling Stone the company is already buying the equipment to get its songs online.

"This conceivably could be the opening of the floodgates," said Kiewel. "We always had the feeling that the people at Harmonix, they're all in bands, they're music people and I think it actually broke their hearts that we couldn't work it out to get our stuff into the queue faster."

The label hopes to release its entire catalog online eventually, including Nirvana's Bleach album.

But there's one hurdle that remains, and that's the mystery surrounding the difficulty of these new tools.

"My fears are we haven't actually used the software yet and audio multi-tracking software in general is pretty complex," he said.

Kiewel also confirmed what many believe; saying song downloads for music games will be as big as traditional album releases. "This'll be a 'release' as far as I'm concerned. This'll be another format alongside vinyl and CD."

Looks like my fears of only unknown bands participating in this can be put to rest.   ;D

EDIT: Other major artists under the Sub Pop label:

Death Cab for Cutie
Modest Mouse
Smashing Pumpkins
Sonic Youth
Soundgarden
The Postal Service
The White Stripes

Among others....

If they're serious about releasing their entire catalog on Rock Band this could be huge.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 24, 2009, 06:40:03 AM
7/28 DLC:

Blink-182 - “Down”
Blink-182 - “Feeling This”
Blink-182 - “The Rock Show”
Damone - “Out Here All Night”
KISS - “100,000 Years (Live)”
KISS - “Deuce (Live)”
KISS - “Parasite (Live)”
Weezer - “My Name is Jonas”
Weezer - “Pork and Beans”
Weezer - “Undone – The Sweater Song”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price: $1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Blink-182 Pack 01, Weezer Pack 02 or KISS Pack 01

Woo hoo!  Feeling This, My Name is Jonas, and Undone are instant buys for me.  Possibly more once I listen to the other tracks.  While it's cool to get more KISS songs in the game I am bummed that they went with live tracks instead of the studio versions.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 24, 2009, 08:27:30 AM
Here is hoping that Sub Pop and whoever else starts making songs for the game really get someone who plays the game to chart the songs. Nothing can ruin a song more than an overcharted/undercharted song. I am looking at you guitar hero 3.......
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 24, 2009, 08:38:13 AM
Here is hoping that Sub Pop and whoever else starts making songs for the game really get someone who plays the game to chart the songs. Nothing can ruin a song more than an overcharted/undercharted song. I am looking at you guitar hero 3.......

Well, we know there's going to be a peer review system where these charters will have to submit the tracks to be reviewed for playability before they're released to the masses.  So, I'm assuming that if a majority of the reviewers complain about under/overcharting the song will go back to the charters to be redone.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 24, 2009, 10:39:58 AM
7/28 DLC:

Blink-182 - “The Rock Show”
Weezer - “My Name is Jonas”
Weezer - “Pork and Beans”
Weezer - “Undone – The Sweater Song”


Finally an excuse to cash in those Pepsi Rock Band tracks!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 24, 2009, 11:51:11 AM

Well, we know there's going to be a peer review system where these charters will have to submit the tracks to be reviewed for playability before they're released to the masses.  So, I'm assuming that if a majority of the reviewers complain about under/overcharting the song will go back to the charters to be redone.

That is true. I also hope that they loosen up on lyrical content too. I really want to play the two Dwarves albums that Sub Pop still controls. Mudhoney and TAD in Rock Band would be all kinds of awesome too.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on July 24, 2009, 12:05:54 PM
Pork and Beans will be a fun addition.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 31, 2009, 09:25:00 AM
Heh.

Tracks available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Aug. 4) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 6):

Spinal Tap “(Funky) Sex Farm”
Spinal Tap “(Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)”
Spinal Tap “America”
Spinal Tap “Big Bottom”
Spinal Tap “Cups and Cakes”
Spinal Tap “Gimme Some Money”
Spinal Tap “Heavy Duty”
Spinal Tap “Hell Hole”
Spinal Tap “Rock ‘n’ Roll Creation”
Spinal Tap “Stonehenge”
Spinal Tap “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on July 31, 2009, 09:31:08 AM
Heh.

Tracks available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Aug. 4) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 6):

Spinal Tap “(Funky) Sex Farm”
Spinal Tap “(Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)”
Spinal Tap “America”
Spinal Tap “Big Bottom”
Spinal Tap “Cups and Cakes”
Spinal Tap “Gimme Some Money”
Spinal Tap “Heavy Duty”
Spinal Tap “Hell Hole”
Spinal Tap “Rock ‘n’ Roll Creation”
Spinal Tap “Stonehenge”
Spinal Tap “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight”


I just wet them!  AWESOME!! The whole BACK FROM THE DEAD ALBUM! (except for all the Jazz Odyssey stuff)

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 31, 2009, 10:38:24 AM
Older Rock Band news:

Were you interested in the Walmart exclusive AC/DC Rock Band game? Well, it looks like GoGamer (http://www.gogamer.com/searchresults.htm?keywords=AC%20DC&AID=171950&PID=1312731&categoryId=451797) will be getting copies on the 6th. (I'm guessing that these are overstocks.) Price for the 360 and PS3 versions will be $16.90, which is pretty reasonable for an 18 song DLC.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on July 31, 2009, 01:38:44 PM
Backspacer, Pearl Jam's Upcoming New Album, Coming to Rock Band on September 22nd:

http://www.billboard.com/#/features/pearl-jam-back-to-the-future-1003999243.story?page=3 (http://www.billboard.com/#/features/pearl-jam-back-to-the-future-1003999243.story?page=3)

Quote from: Billboard.com
"Backspacer" will also be available on "Rock Band" the day it comes out, and Target has an exclusive on an edition of the album featuring access to download its songs for "Rock Band" on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. It's a precursor to a dedicated Pearl Jam game that could hit stores in 2010. Although MTV wouldn't confirm details, fan input is already being solicited on PearlJam.com to determine which live versions of songs from the band's catalog will be included.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on August 04, 2009, 06:53:48 AM
Heh.

Tracks available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Aug. 4) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 6):

Spinal Tap “(Funky) Sex Farm”
Spinal Tap “(Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)”
Spinal Tap “America”
Spinal Tap “Big Bottom”
Spinal Tap “Cups and Cakes”
Spinal Tap “Gimme Some Money”
Spinal Tap “Heavy Duty”
Spinal Tap “Hell Hole”
Spinal Tap “Rock ‘n’ Roll Creation”
Spinal Tap “Stonehenge”
Spinal Tap “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight”

YES.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on August 04, 2009, 10:34:44 AM
Quote from: gbeenie
YES.

Right... as if you own anything other than a Harry Potter game.  ;)

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on August 04, 2009, 12:51:51 PM
Actually, our roommate (who doesn't own a 360) borrowed his nephew's copy of Harry Potter. We usually play Rock Band on his PS3.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on August 04, 2009, 04:28:08 PM
Excuse the useless post. I'm not one to post high scores and stuff, but from the overflow of the heart, types the fingers...

I just, back to back, 100%'d "Skullcrusher Mountain" and Gold Starred "Alabama Getaway" on solo Expert Guitar. To make it better, my batteries died twice during "Alabama Getaway" :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 07, 2009, 07:41:22 AM
8/11 DLC:

Gorillaz - “Clint Eastwood”
Gorillaz - “Feel Good Inc.”
Gorillaz - “Re-Hash”
Janis Joplin - “Piece of My Heart”
The Band - “Chest Fever (LIVE)”
Jefferson Airplane - “White Rabbit”
The Who - “Magic Bus (Live at Leeds)”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

The Gorillaz tracks should be...interesting to say the least.  And it's very cool to see Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane make their Rock Band debuts.  Plus a big hooray for more The Who tracks!  A very, very nice DLC week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on August 10, 2009, 07:21:08 AM
8/11 DLC:

Gorillaz - “Clint Eastwood”

I don't really know how this one is going to work on guitar, there's really hardly any on the song at all. 

Quote
Gorillaz - “Feel Good Inc.”

Definitely getting this one, could be a lot of fun.  Especially on vocals.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on August 10, 2009, 05:43:18 PM
I'll probably hold off on Feel Good Inc. because the song is in Guitar Hero 5 which I may or may not be picking up anyways.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 12, 2009, 06:51:54 AM
Among the many X-Box Live dashboard update improvements is one that makes the size of the games you install to your hard drive smaller.

Rock Band 2's old install size was 6.3 GB.  If you re-install it you'll see that the install size is now 4.6 GB!  So, if you want to save a little hard drive space (and really, who doesn't?) I'd suggest re-installing it!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on August 12, 2009, 09:18:49 AM
That is a cool feature.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on August 13, 2009, 10:56:00 AM
http://kotaku.com/5336666/rock-band-metal-pack-throws-up-horns-in-october

Kinda lame but at least we will be able to buy the extra tracks later.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 13, 2009, 12:56:36 PM
http://kotaku.com/5336666/rock-band-metal-pack-throws-up-horns-in-october

Kinda lame but at least we will be able to buy the extra tracks later.

Although it might be quite a bit later.  After all, we're still waiting for the Rock Band: Unplugged tracks to be released as Rock Band 2 DLC.  Now that I think about it, country fans are also waiting to see those on-disc tracks make it out as Rock Band 2 DLC.  Harmonix has some catching up to do!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on August 14, 2009, 08:08:52 AM
Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Aug. 18) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 20):

Blind Melon - No Rain
Blur - There’s No Other Way
Dropkick Murphys - I’m Shipping Up to Boston
Eve 6 - Inside Out
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
Foo Fighters - All My Life
Foo Fighters - I’ll Stick Around
Foo Fighters - Lonely as You

Huh. Just heard an Eve 6 song last night on a movie soundtrack.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Maverick Joe Six-Pack on August 14, 2009, 09:24:22 AM
Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Aug. 18) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 20):

Blind Melon - No Rain
Blur - There’s No Other Way
Dropkick Murphys - I’m Shipping Up to Boston
Eve 6 - Inside Out
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
Foo Fighters - All My Life
Foo Fighters - I’ll Stick Around
Foo Fighters - Lonely as You

Huh. Just heard an Eve 6 song last night on a movie soundtrack.



I have been super broke the past few weeks so I've been holding back buying any DLC but my future download list is getting ridiculous.  Blink 182, Weezer, Spinal Tap, Gorillaz, Janis Joplin, Blind Melon, Dropkick Murphys, Eve 6 and MORE Foo Fighters... it's just not fair I tells ya.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on August 14, 2009, 10:06:47 AM
Ha ha, let the Boston band complaints begin again!

I wish pepsi would update their rock band prize tracks! The list of songs I want keeps growing.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on August 14, 2009, 11:03:44 AM
Ha ha, let the Boston band complaints begin again!

I've already started one and then deleted it. Three times now.

I'll just note that the Murphys have 6 songs in RB and GH. That's more than U2, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Prince. Combined.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on August 14, 2009, 11:21:25 AM
Ha ha, let the Boston band complaints begin again!

I've already started one and then deleted it. Three times now.

I'll just note that the Murphys have 6 songs in RB and GH. That's more than U2, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Prince. Combined.

All a matter of opinion, but other than U2, I could do without the rest of those bands for the most part. 

(But is it 6 unique songs or is it duplicates?)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on August 14, 2009, 11:31:52 AM
4 or 5 uniques. I think State of Mass has now appeared in 3 different games.

And we'll just have to disagree on the Murphys being more appropriate for tracks than the Rolling Stones. (Prince and MJ were mostly chosen ebcause they've got huge commericial success and no representation in the game. Plus I think Little Red Corvette would be fun to play.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on August 14, 2009, 12:17:56 PM
4 or 5 uniques. I think State of Mass has now appeared in 3 different games.

And we'll just have to disagree on the Murphys being more appropriate for tracks than the Rolling Stones. (Prince and MJ were mostly chosen ebcause they've got huge commericial success and no representation in the game. Plus I think Little Red Corvette would be fun to play.)

I'm not saying Dropkick is more appropriate.  The Stones are definitely a more appropriate band with a wider audience than DM.  I just can't stand them.  (I like DM quite a bit, but most of their songs aren't all that fun in the games.)

I thought there was a MJ song on World Tour?

Anyway, to get back on topic... More Foo Fighters???  I guess I'm partly to blame because I keep buying the Foo packs...  Oh well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on August 14, 2009, 12:45:45 PM

I'm not saying Dropkick is more appropriate.  The Stones are definitely a more appropriate band with a wider audience than DM.  I just can't stand them.  (I like DM quite a bit, but most of their songs aren't all that fun in the games.)

I thought there was a MJ song on World Tour?

There is. I remembered it in the initial count. but forgot about it in the additional reply.

Quote
Anyway, to get back on topic... More Foo Fighters???  I guess I'm partly to blame because I keep buying the Foo packs...  Oh well.

Yeah, this is what's really annoying me with this week's releases.  They're hitting the Foo well again. Now, I like the guys. All My Life is one of the songs that I will boot up GH III to play.  But they just did a Foos pack recently. I'd really rather see bands that haven't been in the game yet or haven't been touched in a while instead of going back to Dave again so soon.

Other than that, I like this week's stuff. Blind Melon's great, the Blur song is an okay choice. (It's no Song #2, which I will annoy people to no end with when it arrives in Lego RB), Eve 6 is a band that hasn't been touched yet and while I'd prefer Promise or Rescue instead, Inside Out's not a bad choice. And the Kaiser Chiefs song got played a lot by the local indie station. It's a fun little song. But the other half of the list feels like the music scout decided to take a long weekend and just grabbed some convenient songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on August 14, 2009, 04:12:55 PM
 ::) Dammit. I just bought Shippin' Up to Boston on GH:WT last night...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on August 17, 2009, 04:47:17 AM
I would join in on the whole "No moar Boston music!" but Shipping Up To Boston is my favorite Dropkick song. I love that song to death. Personally I would love another day of Metal but we may be a bit until that happens.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on August 21, 2009, 07:53:11 AM
Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Aug. 25) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 27):

• Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”
• Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”
• Fleetwood Mac – “Don’t Stop”
• Fleetwood Mac – “World Turning”
• Jet – “She’s a Genius”
• Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”
• Tom Petty – “Runnin’ Down a Dream”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Petty! Idol! Woo!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 21, 2009, 08:05:05 AM
Runnin Down a Dream and I Won't Back Down happen to be my favorite Petty songs!  Wooooooooo!  Nice to see those Bill Idol tracks finally get released since Pepsi accidentally leaked those a month ago.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on August 21, 2009, 08:28:48 AM
Runnin Down a Dream and I Won't Back Down happen to be my favorite Petty songs!  Wooooooooo!  Nice to see those Bill Idol tracks finally get released since Pepsi accidentally leaked those a month ago.

Since they leaked them do you think those will be ones you can use the pepsi points for?  (Still no updates since they added the Green Day pack)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 21, 2009, 09:12:22 AM
Runnin Down a Dream and I Won't Back Down happen to be my favorite Petty songs!  Wooooooooo!  Nice to see those Bill Idol tracks finally get released since Pepsi accidentally leaked those a month ago.

Since they leaked them do you think those will be ones you can use the pepsi points for?  (Still no updates since they added the Green Day pack)

Since Pepsi knew about those tracks back then I'd imagine so.  It wouldn't make sense for them to know about those tracks otherwise.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 28, 2009, 07:20:11 AM
9/1 DLC:

• Avenged Sevenfold – “Bat Country”
• The Jam – “A Town Called Malice”
• The Jam – “Going Underground”
• Oasis – “Supersonic” (Live)
• Rage Against the Machine – “Guerilla Radio”
• Talking Heads – “And She Was”
• Talking Heads – “Crosseyed & Painless”
• Talking Heads – “Girlfriend is Better”
• Talking Heads – “Once in a Lifetime”
• Talking Heads – “Take Me to the River”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

TALKING HEADS!!!  WOOOOO!!! 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on August 28, 2009, 07:28:42 AM
Nice!

(Was the "?" in the release list meaning there might be more?  Or is that just a typo?)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on August 28, 2009, 07:37:37 AM
Ooh. "A Town Called Malice."  Neat. Not as cool as "Beat Surrender" would be, but cool nonetheless.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on August 28, 2009, 08:02:25 AM
Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Aug. 25) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 27):

• Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”
• Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”
• Fleetwood Mac – “Don’t Stop”
• Fleetwood Mac – “World Turning”
• Jet – “She’s a Genius”
• Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”
• Tom Petty – “Runnin’ Down a Dream”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Petty! Idol! Woo!

Added to Pepsi Rock Band this morning.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on August 28, 2009, 08:03:24 AM
Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Aug. 18) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 20):

Blind Melon - No Rain
Blur - There’s No Other Way
Dropkick Murphys - I’m Shipping Up to Boston
Eve 6 - Inside Out
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
Foo Fighters - All My Life
Foo Fighters - I’ll Stick Around
Foo Fighters - Lonely as You

Huh. Just heard an Eve 6 song last night on a movie soundtrack.



Also added
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on August 28, 2009, 08:43:46 AM
It's about time they updated it!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on August 28, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
Nice!

(Was the "?" in the release list meaning there might be more?  Or is that just a typo?)

Oops.  Yeah, just a typo.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 01, 2009, 06:46:38 AM
Win.  Win.  Win:

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/08/rock-band-queen/ (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/08/rock-band-queen/)

Quote from: Wired.com Article
Wired.com has obtained a partial list of upcoming downloadable songs for Rock Band that includes Queen, The White Stripes, and The Raconteurs.

The list, which comes from a highly-placed source close to Harmonix, features a number of interesting bits of news about the near future of the Rock Band franchise, including confirmation that the songs from the upcoming kid-oriented game Lego Rock Band will be exportable to your hard drive, if you want to play them in your main Rock Band set list instead of having to swap the disc. (Our source says a small fee will likely be attached to this feature, as was the case when exporting the songs from the original Rock Band.)

While Queen’s big hits “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” will be part of the Lego Rock Band disc, an additional ten-song list of downloadable titles featuring “Under Pressure” is slated for an October release.

The Raconteurs’ “Steady as She Goes” and two other songs will be downloadable later that month. The White Stripes’ DLC pack in November will include “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” “Icky Thump,” and “Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine.”

I edited their list at the bottom of the article so it would be a little easier to read:

3 Doors Down - Kryptonite = Coming Sept 2009
AFI - Miss Murder = Coming Sept 2009
The Automatic - Monster = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Blink 182 - Aliens Exist = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Blur - Song 2 = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Counting Crows - Accidentally in Love = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
David Bowie - Let's Dance = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Elton John - Crocodile Rock = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Europe - The Final Countdown = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Foo Fighters - Break Out = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Good Charlotte - Girls and Boys = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
The Hives - Tick Tick Boom = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Iggy Pop - The Passenger = Coming Via LEGO: Rock band Export
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Pink - So What = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Queen - Under Pressure = Coming Oct 2009 (With 9 Additional Queen Songs)
Queen - We Are the Champions = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Queen - We Will Rock You = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
The Raconteurs - Steady as She Goes = Coing Oct 2009 (With 2 additional Raconteurs Songs)
Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters Theme = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Sum 41 - In Too Deep = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
T Rex - Ride a White Swan = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Tom Petty - Free Fallin = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk = Coming Via LEGO: Rock Band Export
White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground = Coming Nov 2009
White Stripes - Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine = Coming Nov 2009
White Stripes - Icky Thump = Coming Nov 2009

Very good news all around.  The AFI and 3 Doors Down songs are ones that were on Rock Band: Unplugged.  So, I'd bet that the rest of those "exclusive" tracks will be released the same week as those two.  Here are the rest of the "exclusive" tracks from RB:U that we might see in September:

Jackson 5 - ABC
Audioslave - Gasoline
Freezepop - Less Talk More Rokk
Tenacious D - Rock Your Socks
Blink 182 - What's My Age Again?
Alice in Chains - Would?


Wooooooo!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 01, 2009, 07:17:51 AM
Queen - Under Pressure = Coming Oct 2009

YES!

I've been dreaming of this song hitting Rock Band since the very beginning.  It's one of my all time favorite songs, and it should be a blast to play/sing.

YES!

*does a little dance*

EDIT: I hope it's not a cover version, that would take all the air out of it for me.....
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 01, 2009, 07:22:08 AM
I hope it's not a cover version, that would take all the air out of it for me.....

Harmonix has not released a cover version of a song in over a year.  So, the odds are good that this is the master.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on September 01, 2009, 11:16:55 AM
I'm all a-twitter. The Queen thing is awesome news, and I'm pretty excited about the Pink and Tenacious D songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 02, 2009, 05:19:27 AM
What makes me happy is that it seems that LEGO Rock Band's export will be on disc. So I dont need to buy the game to get this badass songs!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 02, 2009, 07:27:32 AM
What makes me happy is that it seems that LEGO Rock Band's export will be on disc. So I dont need to buy the game to get this badass songs!

Good point.  Anyone want to start a LEGO: Rock Band ring where we mail the disc to each other, export the songs to RB2, and mail the disc on to the next person?  :-P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Rude on September 02, 2009, 09:02:25 AM
...

I'm still waiting to get my hands on a copy of the first Rock Band.

-Rude
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 02, 2009, 09:35:38 AM
Sorry. Sold mine for 35 bucks right after I exported the songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 02, 2009, 02:53:06 PM
For some time now Harmonix has said that they're working on a patch for RB2 that would show your highest star rankings for each song in the quickplay menu.  They also just mentioned that they're working on a patch that will make it much easier to hit HO/PO chords.

It's been announced that these features will be included in the upcoming Rock Band Network Patch.  It's nice to see that they're still taking care of some of the issues with RB2, even if they are fairly small issues.  I wonder if there are any other goodies in the upcoming patch?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 02, 2009, 03:12:55 PM
For some time now Harmonix has said that they're working on a patch for RB2 that would show your highest star rankings for each song in the quickplay menu.  They also just mentioned that they're working on a patch that will make it much easier to hit HO/PO chords.

It's been announced that these features will be included in the upcoming Rock Band Network Patch.  It's nice to see that they're still taking care of some of the issues with RB2, even if they are fairly small issues.  I wonder if there are any other goodies in the upcoming patch?

About time.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Axnollouse on September 03, 2009, 04:36:17 AM
What makes me happy is that it seems that LEGO Rock Band's export will be on disc. So I dont need to buy the game to get this badass songs!

Good point.  Anyone want to start a LEGO: Rock Band ring where we mail the disc to each other, export the songs to RB2, and mail the disc on to the next person?  :-P

I will be renting the game myself
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 03, 2009, 08:44:15 AM
Wow, how did I miss the Average White Band DLC?  I just noticed it when I was cashing in some of my remaining free Pepsi codes.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 04, 2009, 07:46:03 AM
9/8 DLC:

Freezepop – “Get Ready 2 Rokk” *
Freezepop – “Less Talk More Rokk” *
Freezepop – “Science Genius Girl” *
Jonathan Coulton – “Re: Your Brains” *
MC Frontalot – “Origin of Species” *
Paul & Storm – “Opening Band” *
3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite”
AFI – “Miss Murder”
Audioslave – “Gasoline”
Jackson 5 – “ABC”

Price:
$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
*Denotes $0.99 USD (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$2.99 USD, (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Freezepop Pack 01 and The PAX 2009 Collection
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
*Denotes $1.00 (100 Wii Points) per track

Freezepop pack, my favorite JoCo track, and most of the RB: U exclusives.  Another excellent DLC week, HMX.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on September 07, 2009, 05:38:02 PM
9/8 DLC:

Jonathan Coulton – “Re: Your Brains”

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I think I just wet my pants a little.



Jackson 5 – “ABC”


Sweet. Our roommate has been playing Unplugged all weekend; I was hoping "ABC" would show up.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 10, 2009, 05:42:18 PM
Just noticed that some of the track packs are more expensive than buying the tracks individually.  It's only 3 cents or so, but when you're unemployed like me...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 11, 2009, 07:21:40 AM
9/15 DLC:


• Anvil – “666”
• Anvil – “Metal on Metal”
• Anvil – “This is Thirteen”
• Dinosaur Jr. – “Pick Me Up”
• Dinosaur Jr. – “The Wagon”
• The Guess Who – “Hand Me Down World”
• The Guess Who – “No Time”
• Tenacious D – “Rock Your Socks”
• Tenacious D – “Tribute”

Tribute?!  Winwinwin!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on September 11, 2009, 05:23:57 PM
The greatest and best song in the world? I am SO there.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 14, 2009, 07:06:22 AM
The greatest and best song in the world? I am SO there.

no no no....

It's just a tribute to the greatest and best song in the world.  You gotta believe me...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Destin on September 14, 2009, 10:06:04 AM
The greatest and best song in the world? I am SO there.

no no no....

It's just a tribute to the greatest and best song in the world.  You gotta believe me...

Yeah the greatest song in the world sounded nothing like it. But its just a Tribute!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 15, 2009, 06:47:23 AM
Just a note for all of you Jonathan Coulton fans.  It's been confirmed that the following songs will be released through the Rock Band Network:

The Future Soon
Creepy Doll
Ikea

Jonathan Coulton has stated on his news page that he plans on releasing a lot of songs through the Rock Band Network.  So, I'm sure that we'll see quite a bit more coming down the pipeline.  I can only hope that Todd the T-1000, Mandelbrot Set, and I Crush Everything are in the works.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on September 17, 2009, 10:03:03 AM
Yikes, the new Pearl Jam album is gonna set us back 30 big ones. Tough sell, but I'll bite. (PJ being my favorite band and all). Anyone else picking this up Sunday?

http://www.target.com/Pearl-Jam-Limited-Rock-Band/dp/B002M3KDXC
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on September 17, 2009, 03:04:06 PM
$30 seems about right. $10 for the CD and $20/1600 pts for a CD worth or songs. BTW: According to harmonix, the CD will available on tuesday for download, if you just want to pick up the RB side.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 18, 2009, 11:46:56 AM
Check out these videos if you're interested in details of the Rock Band Network:

http://www.trackauthors.com/caleb-epps-demos-reaper/ (http://www.trackauthors.com/caleb-epps-demos-reaper/)

http://www.trackauthors.com/rbn-network-presentation-part-ii/ (http://www.trackauthors.com/rbn-network-presentation-part-ii/)

http://www.trackauthors.com/rbn-network-presentation-part-iii/ (http://www.trackauthors.com/rbn-network-presentation-part-iii/)

- Players will be able to download "demos" of every track on the Rock Band Network.  With these, you'll be able to play the first minute or 35% of the song (whichever is shorter) for absolutely free.

- Rock Band Network tracks will have their own category and symbol in the quickplay menus.

- Players will be able to rate every Rock Band Network song that they purchase.  So, the better tracks should rise to the top.

- Among the tons of sorting options that the Rock Band Network store will have, you'll be able to sort by who authored the charts.  So, if you really like the charts of a certain authoring group, you'll be able to find their new stuff quickly.

- Peer review is a requirement for getting one's charts up for sale.  So, besides the rating system, this should help keep most of the crappy charts out of the store.

- X-Box 360 will have all of the Rock Band Network tracks.  PS3 will be getting a selection of the Rock Band Network tracks of Harmonix's choosing.  It sounds like the Wii will get none of these.  I'm so glad I have a 360!  :-)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 20, 2009, 08:38:11 AM
Yikes, the new Pearl Jam album is gonna set us back 30 big ones. Tough sell, but I'll bite. (PJ being my favorite band and all). Anyone else picking this up Sunday?

http://www.target.com/Pearl-Jam-Limited-Rock-Band/dp/B002M3KDXC

Listening to it on MySpace right now.  It's better than I expected it was going to be.  But I'm not sure if I like it enough to pick it up.  (And as I started typing this Just Breathe came on and is putting me to sleep.)

Most of the songs are pretty good though.  Just not good enough for me to spring for the RB version.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on September 23, 2009, 10:05:19 PM
Singing "Re: Your Brains" may be one of life's greatest pleasures.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 25, 2009, 07:21:55 AM
9/29 DLC:

Alice in Chains – “A Looking in View”
Alice in Chains – “Check My Brain”
Alice in Chains – “No Excuses”
Alice in Chains – “Rooster”
Alice in Chains – “Would?”
Breaking Benjamin – “I Will Not Bow”
Breaking Benjamin – “So Cold”
Breaking Benjamin – “The Diary of Jane”
Just Kait – “U Suck” *
Kula Shaker – “Hey Dude”
Kula Shaker – “Knight on the Town”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 25, 2009, 07:35:14 AM
Breaking Benjamin is a guilty pleasure of mine, I'll probably pick up that track pack... along with a few of the AiC tracks probably.

This game just wont go away!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 25, 2009, 07:46:30 AM
After the Alice in Chains tracks come out I think the only track from Rock Band: Unplugged that we won't have yet is Blink 182's What's My Age Again?  I'd be shocked if that didn't come out with the 10/6 DLC.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 25, 2009, 10:15:12 PM
Got the update tonight. Stars in quickplay is still broken as far as I am concerned.  Your STAR score is now one of the sort options. So once you get the update all of your songs in quickplay will be under the UNPLAYED header. If you have already played a song and it is still under the UNPLAYED header you have to beat your old score to move it. So if you have any gold stars good luck scoring higher that that to move it. Once you play a song there will be a header for that number of stars. Right now I have 2 headers UNPLAYED and 4 STARS. There aren't even any pictures of stars it is all text. Also there is nothing to show what difficulty you played the song on either.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 26, 2009, 09:16:03 PM
GWAR DLC!!!! Woo hoo!

There is an interview with Casey Orr on You Tube from the last week or so and they are doing Let us Slay for Rock Band and a re-record of Gor-Gor for Guitar Hero. Awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/user/NYRockExaminer#play/all/uploads-all/0/SqsnqwiF5XE
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 27, 2009, 04:11:13 PM
Apparently that's the first of 2 AiC packs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on September 27, 2009, 08:42:48 PM
GWAR DLC!!!! Woo hoo!

There is an interview with Casey Orr on You Tube from the last week or so and they are doing Let us Slay for Rock Band and a re-record of Gor-Gor for Guitar Hero. Awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/user/NYRockExaminer#play/all/uploads-all/0/SqsnqwiF5XE

Phew!

If either would've touched Scumdogs, I'd have purchased that game instantly. That's still really cool news!  :)

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 30, 2009, 06:12:06 AM
10/6 DLC:

Alanis Morissette - Head Over Feet
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
Electric Six - Dance Epidemic
Electric Six - Gay Bar
Electric Six - I Don't Like You
Flobots - Handlebars
The Raconteurs - Many Shades of Black
The Raconteurs - Solute Your Solution
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on September 30, 2009, 02:08:48 PM
Ha Alanis.

Probably a pass this weekend then.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 02, 2009, 08:27:29 AM
Harmonix confirms that the Queen DLC is due on 10/20. Songs available:

Another One Bites the Dust
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
One Vision
Fat Bottomed Girls
I Want It All
I Want to Break Free
Killer Queen
Somebody to Love
Tie Your Mother Down
Under Pressure
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on October 02, 2009, 09:03:12 AM
'Handlebars', 3 Doors Down, Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, The Raconteurs

Damn you Rock Band, my wish list just keeps getting bigger.

Hoping GH5 will hold me over for awhile, and I'm interested in how the Lego Rockband export key will work... so for now, I'll just wait on my RB DLC wish list.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 02, 2009, 09:31:08 AM
There's only a couple of those Queen tracks that I'm not that interested in.  But if the pricing on the 10 pack is equal to downloading the 8 songs I want individually I'll probably just download the entire pack for the heck of it. 

As far as next week's DLC goes I'll probably just get the two Alanis tracks.  I would have preferred Hand in my Pocket and You Learn but those tracks should still be good for parties.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 02, 2009, 11:44:01 AM
The queen pack is awesome!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 09, 2009, 07:19:29 AM
10/13 DLC:

Motörhead – “(We Are) The Road Crew ‘08”
Tenacious D – “The Metal”
Testament – “More Than Meets the Eye”
Black Tide – “Show Me the Way”
Blink-182 – “What’s My Age Again?”
Joe Satriani – “Satch Boogie”
Joe Satriani – “Surfing with the Alien”
Kansas – “Icarus (Borne on the Wings of Steel)” (Live from Two for the Show)
Kansas – “Point of Know Return” (Live from Two for the Show)
L7 – “Andres”

The Metal?!  Wooooooo!

And finally What's My Age Again shows up.  That wraps up the Rock Band: Unplugged songs.

10/20 is gonna be brutal on my wallet.  Queen 10 pack AND Abbey Road album for Beatles: Rock Band!  Ouch!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on October 10, 2009, 01:16:32 PM
Yeah will probably pick up the Brutal Legend pack, will have to review the rest.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 16, 2009, 07:31:46 AM
Although we already know that the Queen 10 pack is coming out on Tuesday, they just announced the pricing info:

$1.99 (160 MS Points) per track
$15.99 (1280 MS Points) if you buy the 10 pack.

Since the 8 songs I wanted from this pack were going to cost me 1280 MS Points anyway, I might as well download the 10 pack and get those other two tracks "free."

Also, remember that if you own Beatles: Rock Band, the Abbey Road DLC is coming out on the 20th as well!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 23, 2009, 05:16:19 AM
10/27 DLC:

Rob Zombie:
Burn
Dragula
Superbeast

Liz Phair:
Rock Me

Morningwood:
Best of Me
Sugarbaby

Wolfmother:
White Unicorn
Pilgrim
New Moon Rising
Sundial
Woman


Dear Harmonix,

Please stop releasing so many awesome songs in a row.  You're driving me into bankruptcy.

Sincerely,

James
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on October 23, 2009, 08:06:10 AM
I only bought Under Pressure last night....and with that, I think I'm close to done buying DLC for this game.  I don't ever play it by myself anymore, it really only comes out when I have friends over who want to play it.  Which happens once every couple months or so, so I can't justify these purchases anymore.  I've got too many other games waiting for me to play, and even more on the horizon that I should save my pennies for.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on October 23, 2009, 12:29:52 PM
Liz Phair:
Rock Me

We finally get some Liz Phair and it's the crappiest song from her "sellout" album?  Poo on you, Harmonix.

You can make it up to me by releasing the entirety of Exile on Guyville, sans censorship.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 28, 2009, 07:15:01 PM
Okay, thanks to South Park, I kinda want to see Lady Ga-Ga's "Poker face" in the game now.  Or maybe Cartman's cover of it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Piobman on October 29, 2009, 12:13:32 AM
Okay, thanks to South Park, I kinda want to see Lady Ga-Ga's "Poker face" in the game now.  Or maybe Cartman's cover of it.

That was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 30, 2009, 07:23:05 AM
11/3 DLC:

Foo Fighters – “Best of You”
Foo Fighters – “The Pretender”
Foo Fighters – “Wheels”
Foo Fighters – “Word Forward”
Nirvana – “About a Girl”
Nirvana – “Blew”
Nirvana – “School”
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – “Fake Friends”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Foo Fighters pack and Nirvana's About a Girl are instant buys.  Woooo!

EDIT:  I suppose it should also be mentioned that LEGO: Rock Band will be released on November 3rd and you'll be able to export the entire 45 song setlist over to Rock Band 2.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on October 30, 2009, 08:48:59 AM
I suppose it should also be mentioned that LEGO: Rock Band will be released on November 3rd and you'll be able to export the entire 45 song setlist over to Rock Band 2.

yeah, for $10 extra.  >:(
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 30, 2009, 10:14:19 AM
I suppose it should also be mentioned that LEGO: Rock Band will be released on November 3rd and you'll be able to export the entire 45 song setlist over to Rock Band 2.

yeah, for $10 extra.  >:(

*Shrugs*

As far as I'm concerned it's a small price to pay for being able to play 45 new songs in Rock Band 2 without having to swap discs.  But if you're not hot on the LEGO: Rock Band setlist I can see how paying $10.00 for exportability would be a pain.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on October 30, 2009, 10:58:58 AM
I actually really want to get Lego Rock Band and import it in, and probably will at some point. I guess I was expecting it to be $5 like it was for the RB1 export key.  Raising it to $10 just makes me feel like I'm getting nickel and dimed.

Whatever, I hate it when people bitch about measly amounts like a $5 increase, so I'll just shut up now. 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 30, 2009, 11:26:18 AM
I understand that viewpoint.  I think the only reason that the fee is higher this time is that the LEGO: Rock Band songs are brand spankin' new to Rock Band and we'll be able to export from day 1.  Whereas , with Rock Band 1, we'd been playing those tracks for a year before Rock band 2 hit and we could export them.  But that's just my wacky theory.  *shrugs.*

But the good news is that LEGO: Rock Band is only $50.00.  So, with the $10.00 export I'm trying to think of it as breaking out even.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on October 30, 2009, 11:40:40 AM
It will certainly be tempting to get Lego Rock Band on day 1... but my theory on the $10 export is that it will compensate for when Lego Rock Band can be boughten for $25.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Maverick Joe Six-Pack on October 30, 2009, 12:03:28 PM
I understand that viewpoint.  I think the only reason that the fee is higher this time is that the LEGO: Rock Band songs are brand spankin' new to Rock Band and we'll be able to export from day 1.  Whereas , with Rock Band 1, we'd been playing those tracks for a year before Rock band 2 hit and we could export them.  But that's just my wacky theory.  *shrugs.*

But the good news is that LEGO: Rock Band is only $50.00.  So, with the $10.00 export I'm trying to think of it as breaking out even.

Couldn't Lego Rock Band be rented from blockbuster for like a fifth of the price then exported for 10 dollars?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on October 30, 2009, 01:18:53 PM
Couldn't Lego Rock Band be rented from blockbuster for like a fifth of the price then exported for 10 dollars?

Each copy of the game comes with a unique code that can only be used once.  So, you could probably do that as long as you rented it right away and got the instruction booklet with it, and used the code.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 30, 2009, 02:07:06 PM
I'm basically getting LEGO: Rock Band for free because I traded in a bunch of crappy games I no longer wanted for store credit.  So, all I have to do is pay the tax on Tuesday and it's mine.  My plan is the play it to death within the first week, get all the achievements I can on it, export the songs to RB2, and then trade it in for even more store credit so I can get Assassin's Creed 2 for "free" too.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 02, 2009, 01:01:36 PM
OK, I just got a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy from work, so it's gonna be pretty hard for me not to go buy Lego Rock Band tomorrow....

I think I'll probably do what you're gonna, James....play it a bunch right away, then import the songs into RB2, and then trade it in while it's still "new" for credit towards something else.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2009, 11:11:43 AM
Next week's DLC:

Quote
The White Stripes Pack 01 (440 / $5.50):

* "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" (160 MS/ 200 Wii Points / $1.99)
* "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine" (160 MS/ 200 Wii Points / $1.99)
* "Icky Thump" (160 MS/ 200 Wii Points / $1.99)

Individual songs:

* The Damned - "Smash It Up (Part II)" (160 MS/ 200 Wii Points / $1.99)
* Kasablan - "Club Foot" (160 MS/ 200 Wii Points / $1.99)

They also have a little lego symbol by each of the downloads. I assume that means that these are all Family Friendly songs and will be available in Lego Rock Band as well.


Big swing and a miss for me.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 06, 2009, 01:47:17 PM
Same here.  But I still need to catch up with the last couple of weeks DLC...not to mention the LEGO: Rock Band export.  So, I'll still have a lot of other tracks to keep me busy!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on November 10, 2009, 07:58:36 PM
I absolutely can't wait for Cartman's rendition of "Poker Face" (http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/254168) to show up in DLC.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MWolf on November 11, 2009, 01:09:23 PM
I absolutely can't wait for Cartman's rendition of "Poker Face" (http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/254168) to show up in DLC.

 :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on November 13, 2009, 11:26:35 AM
On the 17th, we see...

An AFI 5 pack:

AFI - Beautiful Thieves
AFI - End Transmission
AFI - Love Like Winter
AFI - Medicate
AFI - The Leaving Song, Pt II

The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian (Lego-RB compatible!)

And Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band for Beatles RB:
Fixing A Hole
She’s Leaving Home
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Within You Without You
When I’m Sixty-Four
Lovely Rita
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
A Day In The Life
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on November 16, 2009, 03:27:39 AM
I just bought my first batch of DLC for Rock Band 2 on PS3!  Plus I exported the songs from Lego Rock Band.  Plan on trading that one in to Amazon.

There is still a ton of DLC stuff that I want to get, so I will be picking away at that a bit at a time.






Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 16, 2009, 07:33:23 AM
I also imported the Lego Rock Band songs in, and I was curious how many total tracks I had at that point...so I counted them.  On top of the Lego tracks, I have imported the RB1 tracks, as well as the RB Track Pack volume 2 disc, along with a smattering of DLC (many of which I got free with the Pepsi promotion over the summer).

Grand total: 206 tracks.  Awesome.  :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 16, 2009, 07:53:13 AM
Including the LEGO: Rock Band tracks I now have 495 tracks.  Once I catch up with the past month's worth of DLC I'll easily be over 500 tracks:

http://pksage.com/rockbandsongs.php?user=jamesoflinhood (http://pksage.com/rockbandsongs.php?user=jamesoflinhood)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 16, 2009, 08:36:30 AM
I now have 495 tracks.

Hot damn, James!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on November 16, 2009, 10:56:43 AM
357 Songs...  of course Lego Rock band will bring over 45 songs when I eventuality get it... so a little over 400 songs.

Pepsi (145 songs)  imports (RB1, TrackPack2, and the 20 song RB2 bonus) ... also I have one of my friends PS3 accounts logged on to mine so about 20 of my songs are just "shared".

BTW I posted this in the pepsi rockband thread and not sure if anyone ever claimed it. XBox360 song Token: GMHXV-C8J7M-2KH7W-9Q7HJ-TV996
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on November 16, 2009, 11:35:34 PM
Yeah my count must be nearer James' figure. I don't have LRB yet, it comes out at the end of the month.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on November 16, 2009, 11:37:56 PM
I just started adding to my count.  All I have so far is however many come with RB2 + Lego RB, and the 9 DLC tracks I just bought.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on November 19, 2009, 01:28:51 PM
Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock $9.99
sale over at Gamefly for the 360 version.
http://www.gamefly.com/game/xbox-360/Rock-Band-Track-Pack-Classic-Rock/136650/

Gamefly codes are unused and will ship with manual / case.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 20, 2009, 07:25:15 AM
11/24 DLC:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “A Thing About You (live)” +
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Girl (live)”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Even the Losers (live)”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Here Comes My Girl (live)” +
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Mary Jane’s Last Dance (live)”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Refugee (live)” +
Kelly Clarkson – “Miss Independent” +
P!nk – “Who Knew” +
The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed” +

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 01”

Okay, that Petty pack just blows my mind.  So awesome!  :-D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on November 20, 2009, 07:40:53 AM
11/24 DLC:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “A Thing About You (live)” +
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Girl (live)”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Even the Losers (live)”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Here Comes My Girl (live)” +
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Mary Jane’s Last Dance (live)”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Refugee (live)” +
Kelly Clarkson – “Miss Independent” +
P!nk – “Who Knew” +
The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed” +

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 01”

Okay, that Petty pack just blows my mind.  So awesome!  :-D

I was hoping that Lego Rock Band would bring with it more pop rock DLC.  Looks like that may be the case with the Kelly Clarkson and Go-Go's tracks (and the Bangles this week).  All of these go on my "to get" list.

Speaking of pop and/or rock DLC, did anyone else get the Spongebob 3-pack that was released last week?  I threw it in at the last second when I bought the Lego RB export.  The songs are really fun, if you like that sort of thing.

Now I just need to keep on playing, cause I am still stuck on a medium skill level.  I guess if I play enough eventually I'll get tired of the game on medium and move to the harder levels.  That's what happened to me with the game on easy, it got too easy and boring.

What kind of skill levels do the rest of you all play on?  Do you jump right into a new song at that level, or try it out first at a lower level?   
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 20, 2009, 09:37:43 AM
Heh, I beat every song in Lego RB on expert guitar on my first try, except for The Final Countdown, which took me a couple tries to get through the solo.

But I've been playing Guitar Hero/Rock Band for years now.  Once you get bored with Medium, try the "easier" tracks on Hard.  The way I remember it, once you can get through the harder songs on Medium, it's not too far of a jump to do the easier songs on Hard.  If that makes any sense at all.  :-\
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on November 20, 2009, 11:24:44 AM
Guitar & Bass I play mainly Hard/Expert.  Drums I can handle Medium, and a few songs on Hard.  (But not very well)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on November 20, 2009, 12:47:13 PM
I play on Expert on all but maybe one or two tracks. If you're looking to move up from Medium, what I did was get good at Medium, move up to Hard on bass to get used to the 5th finger, and then try Hard on guitar. Once you get good at that, there isn't that much difference between Hard and Expert.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on November 20, 2009, 02:03:22 PM
Expert on Guitar/Bass and Vocals.  Hard with the occasional Expert on drums.  My damned ankle just tires out too easily.

Also: Yay for another, better Go-Go's track!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on November 21, 2009, 01:45:36 PM
Vocals on Easy (with Static vocals), Guitar and Bass on Medium, and avoid the Drums all together. Rock Band is a really fun party game but I prefer a casual approach. I have friends that can do the higher difficulties or drums. We only have two rules for 'Rock Band nites', singer gets to choose the song and dont be a mic hog.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on November 21, 2009, 02:05:59 PM
Vocals on Easy (with Static vocals), Guitar and Bass on Medium, and avoid the Drums all together. Rock Band is a really fun party game but I prefer a casual approach. I have friends that can do the higher difficulties or drums. We only have two rules for 'Rock Band nites', singer gets to choose the song and dont be a mic hog.

That's a good idea since most times we have trouble getting someone to use the mic.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on November 21, 2009, 05:22:03 PM
Vocals on Easy (with Static vocals), Guitar and Bass on Medium, and avoid the Drums all together. Rock Band is a really fun party game but I prefer a casual approach. I have friends that can do the higher difficulties or drums. We only have two rules for 'Rock Band nites', singer gets to choose the song and dont be a mic hog.

That's a good idea since most times we have trouble getting someone to use the mic.

Yeah, there's nothing worse than singing a song dont even know.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on November 25, 2009, 08:51:27 AM
Heh, I beat every song in Lego RB on expert guitar on my first try

What do you consider to be beating a song?  Getting 5 stars on it, getting 100%, or simply not failing out on it?

I've been trying to get all the stars possible for each gig as I've been playing through the game.  It's gotten a bit harder to do that since I leveled up.  But I guess I'll get better with time.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on November 25, 2009, 01:24:17 PM
12/1 DLC:

Nirvana – “Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)”
Nirvana – “Lithium (Live at Reading)”
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Night Ranger – "Don't Tell Me You Love me"
Night Ranger – "(You Can Still) Rock In America"
Night Ranger – "You're Gonna Hear it From Me"

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:

$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Night Ranger Pack 01” or “Nirvana Pack 02”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on November 25, 2009, 02:10:50 PM
Huh. I'm actually more excited for the Night ranger than I am for Nirvana. Although I think that I'll skip the 2008 song of theirs.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on November 25, 2009, 02:25:10 PM
Is that the same recording of Lithium as in Guitar Hero 5?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 01, 2009, 12:01:45 PM
Hey, Harmonix? Activision? Pay attention.

Microsoft's little karaoke game Lips this week has a Lady Gaga DLC pack, which includes Poker Face. Hint, hint.

 
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 01, 2009, 08:35:54 PM
Vocals on Easy (with Static vocals), Guitar and Bass on Medium, and avoid the Drums all together. Rock Band is a really fun party game but I prefer a casual approach. I have friends that can do the higher difficulties or drums. We only have two rules for 'Rock Band nites', singer gets to choose the song and dont be a mic hog.

That's a good idea since most times we have trouble getting someone to use the mic.

Yeah, there's nothing worse than singing a song dont even know.

My friends made me sing Taylor Swift (Band Hero) at Thanksgiving. Some crimes you just can't forgive.

BTW, The only time I can stand Static on vocals is if the song has foreign-language phrases I don't know.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 01, 2009, 08:37:30 PM
Hey, Harmonix? Activision? Pay attention.

Microsoft's little karaoke game Lips this week has a Lady Gaga DLC pack, which includes Poker Face. Hint, hint.


I noticed that myself. I hope this bodes well for a DLC track of Cartman's "Poker Face."
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: NRRork on December 02, 2009, 01:29:32 AM
Yeah, my friends had all these Rock Band games, but with the instruments and whatnot it was a bit too pricey for me. Once the Beatles one came out, I finally couldn't resist anymore, though. And since I had the instruments, I went ahead and got Rock Band 2. I was gonna wait, but then I saw it was bumped down to 19.99, so I picked it up.

I love it. Where else can I have a guitar player named Amethyst, a bass player named Hinako, a drummer named Lakshmi, and a vocalist named Thaddaeus?

And since this is the Rifftrax forum, you'll like my band name: Tommy and the Wiseaus

Through playing a bit with my friends, I was able to start on medium after just a couple songs on easy just to shake off some the rust I had. I'm still on that long climb between medium and hard, but making pretty good headway. I can handle the first couple levels of songs on hard fairly well, and I can at least get through others.

I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone here that it just takes practice. And there's this feeling of accomplishment I have every time I get a little better that I've never really felt playing video games before.

I'm on the PS3. Maybe once I get a little more practice under my belt, we can play together.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 04, 2009, 08:57:14 AM
And next week's DLC:

Quote
* Slipknot – Duality
* Slipknot – Psychosocial
* Slipknot – Sulfur
* Lights Resolve – Dreaming of Love
* Simon & Garfunkel – Sounds of Silence
* Simon & Garfunkel – I am a Rock

And the 15th brings us more Green Day:
Quote
The following songs will be available as Green Day Pack 02:

* Christian's Inferno
* Last of the American Girls
* ¡Viva La Gloria!

Which, of course, are the Green Day songs that people have been asking for. ::)

Still, I'm pretty sure that no one expected the Simon and Garkfunkel, huh?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on December 04, 2009, 09:17:11 AM
LOVE the Green Day songs, first day purchase for me. Been listening to that CD at least once a week since its release.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on December 04, 2009, 11:44:27 AM
I was just talking about getting some Simon and Garfunkel on RB yesterday and there it is. Odd coincidence.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 06, 2009, 12:19:56 AM

And since this is the Rifftrax forum, you'll like my band name: Tommy and the Wiseaus


I wholeheartedly endorse this product or service.

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Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 06, 2009, 12:20:44 AM
I was just talking about getting some Simon and Garfunkel on RB yesterday and there it is. Odd coincidence.

I was thinking about that as well. Huzzah.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 07, 2009, 09:49:54 AM
360 types, the Xbox Live deal of the week is the Rock Band No Doubt "The Singles 1992–2003" Album for 1200 points (for Gold members). This is No Doubt's greatest hits CD and has an almost 100% "I've heard that song" rating. And much of it is Lego Rock Band friendly too.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: BathTub on December 07, 2009, 04:06:09 PM
Yeah very surprised about the Simon & Garfunkel.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 11, 2009, 07:53:49 AM
12/15 DLC:

• Green Day – “Christian’s Inferno”
• Green Day – “Last of the American Girls”
• Green Day – "¡Viva La Gloria!"
• 30 Seconds to Mars – “Kings & Queens”
• 30 Seconds to Mars – “This is War”
• All-American Rejects – “Gives You Hell”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 11, 2009, 07:26:34 PM
Man! Green Day is turning into the Band That Cried "Wolf." By the time they get around to putting out DLC of songs people actually want, a lot of people aren't gonna care anymore. C'mon, Green Day. Don't be Guns N' Roses.


p.s. Anyone heard anything about holiday DLC coming out this year?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 11, 2009, 08:12:22 PM
p.s. Anyone heard anything about holiday DLC coming out this year?

Just that there's likely to be some.

And I'm guessing that they're doing the same thing with Green Day that they did with Spinal Tap: burn through the latest CD's songs, then release stuff that people might actually want to hear.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 12, 2009, 08:34:59 AM
p.s. Anyone heard anything about holiday DLC coming out this year?

Just that there's likely to be some.

And I'm guessing that they're doing the same thing with Green Day that they did with Spinal Tap: burn through the latest CD's songs, then release stuff that people might actually want to hear.

Yeah.  We know that they're going to eventually release a Green Day's greatest hits thing.  A good portion of the songs were revealed when someone hacked into a DLC file a couple months ago.  So, it's just a matter of time.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 12, 2009, 05:58:36 PM
p.s. Anyone heard anything about holiday DLC coming out this year?

Just that there's likely to be some.

Well, time's not exactly on their side...


EDIT: Just looked at the web site, and saw that last year's Holiday DLC came out on 12/23. So it'll probably be 12/22 this year, which sucks, since most people will have had their holiday parties by then (but if "Chiron Beta Prime" by Jonathan Coulton is on there, it's still a Buy...).
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on December 13, 2009, 06:40:15 AM
Just picked up some more DLC (the Queen pack, and singles by Night Ranger and The Zombies).

I'll probably grab some more soon.

I don't think I'll get any of the new stuff from next week.  The Simon & Garfunkel tracks are going on my eventual buy list.

And that new Green Day Rock Band game they announced on the VGA awards last night will be a must buy (If it isn't too expensive, and it the tracks can be exported.)

Edit:  Just bought another 10 tracks of various singles.  This is starting to become a very expensive habit.   :P

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 18, 2009, 07:06:56 AM
12/22 DLC:

Weezer – “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To”
Weezer – “Beverly Hills”
Weezer – “Let It All Hang Out”
Limp Bizkit – “Build a Bridge”
The Offspring – “A Lot Like Me”
Yellowcard – “Ocean Avenue”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Weezer Pack 03”

Beverly Hills, Build a Bridge, and A Lot Like Me are instant downloads....after I catch up with the rest of the DLC I have missed over the past month.  :-P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on December 18, 2009, 10:32:52 AM
Looks like nothing for me next week.   :(

But since today is payday, I bought some more DLC.  (the Iron Maiden pack and the REO/Styx pack)  Can't wait to play it!   ;D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 18, 2009, 01:44:26 PM
Looks like nothing for me next week.   :(

Believe me, man.  With as much great music that comes out for Rock Band, you'll soon be glad for weeks when they release nothing you want.  I count those as weeks to give my wallet a rest.   :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 19, 2009, 12:26:28 PM
Disappointed by the lack of holiday DLC this year, but "Beverly Hills" is a total Buy.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MWolf on December 19, 2009, 01:05:22 PM
Disappointed by the lack of holiday DLC this year, but "Beverly Hills" is a total Buy.

I still enjoy me Guitar Hero 3 Holiday tracks. They are very very fun  and i think free still ;)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 24, 2009, 12:15:48 PM
12/29 DLC:

Alan Jackson – “Good Time”
Cross Canadian Ragweed – “Cry Lonely”
Jason Aldean – “She’s Country”
Keith Urban – “I Told You So”
Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”
Martina McBride – “This One’s For the Girls”
Shania Twain – “Any Man of Mine”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$10.99 (880 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Going Country Pack 02”

These are most, not all, of the exclusives from the country track pack disc that was released earlier this year.  I'm actually kinda glad this is a no-buy week for me.  I need time to scrape up enough cash to get more MS points so I can catch up on the DLC I don't have from the past month or so.  :-)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on December 24, 2009, 01:21:38 PM
12/29 DLC:

Alan Jackson – “Good Time”
Cross Canadian Ragweed – “Cry Lonely”
Jason Aldean – “She’s Country”
Keith Urban – “I Told You So”
Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”
Martina McBride – “This One’s For the Girls”
Shania Twain – “Any Man of Mine”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:
$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$10.99 (880 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Going Country Pack 02”

These are most, not all, of the exclusives from the country track pack disc that was released earlier this year.  I'm actually kinda glad this is a no-buy week for me.  I need time to scrape up enough cash to get more MS points so I can catch up on the DLC I don't have from the past month or so.  :-)

This is why I didn't buy the country pack.  There were only a few songs on there of interest to me.  I already bought the Dixie Chicks track, and will get the Kenny Rogers and Shania Twain tracks from this one.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 24, 2009, 01:40:02 PM
My brother and I are going to attempt the Bladder of Steel trophy tonight.  (Depends on when the rest of the family leaves and the kids go to bed.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on December 24, 2009, 05:42:47 PM
We are now officially a two-Rock Band household. That is all.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on December 24, 2009, 07:42:20 PM
My brother and I are going to attempt the Bladder of Steel trophy tonight.  (Depends on when the rest of the family leaves and the kids go to bed.)

Good luck. I made it about 60% through the setlist before I had to pause.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 25, 2009, 04:41:33 AM
My brother and I are going to attempt the Bladder of Steel trophy tonight.  (Depends on when the rest of the family leaves and the kids go to bed.)

Good luck. I made it about 60% through the setlist before I had to pause.

We're postponing our attempt.  We wouldn't have started it til around 10pm and figured we should probably not work on something that'll keep us up until the kids get up.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on December 26, 2009, 02:45:59 PM
I got the bladder Achievement by myself one evening. Almost failed one of the songs near the end, though. I was just getting tired and completely lost the rhythm.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 28, 2009, 01:39:53 PM
1/5/10 DLC:

Paul McCartney 3 Pack

Band on the Run (live)
Jet (live)
Sing the Changes (live)

Price:

$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “New York City Pack 01”

The live versions of these tracks are off of his latest live album "Good Evening New York City".

Looks like I'll be downloading Band on the Run at the very least.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 28, 2009, 02:12:24 PM
Importing Lego Rock Band tracks tonight.  (On sale at Best Buy this week)  Will tally total song count when I get a chance.  Man do I wish daycare wasn't closed this week so I could get in some gaming...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 29, 2009, 05:20:53 AM
Importing Lego Rock Band tracks tonight.  (On sale at Best Buy this week)  Will tally total song count when I get a chance.  Man do I wish daycare wasn't closed this week so I could get in some gaming...

Well the Lego Rock Band store won't freaking load, so I can't do the import...  Tried again this AM but still no dice.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 29, 2009, 09:42:22 AM
Importing Lego Rock Band tracks tonight.  (On sale at Best Buy this week)  Will tally total song count when I get a chance.  Man do I wish daycare wasn't closed this week so I could get in some gaming...

Well the Lego Rock Band store won't freaking load, so I can't do the import...  Tried again this AM but still no dice.

Did you go here and enter your code first before entering the music store?

http://www.rockband.com/lego-export (http://www.rockband.com/lego-export)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 29, 2009, 10:02:26 AM
Importing Lego Rock Band tracks tonight.  (On sale at Best Buy this week)  Will tally total song count when I get a chance.  Man do I wish daycare wasn't closed this week so I could get in some gaming...

Well the Lego Rock Band store won't freaking load, so I can't do the import...  Tried again this AM but still no dice.

Did you go here and enter your code first before entering the music store?

http://www.rockband.com/lego-export (http://www.rockband.com/lego-export)

Yep.

The store won't even load at all for me to buy any sort of DLC let alone the export thing.  (But I can get to the DLC in the RB2 store... I just dropped about $30 on more songs last night.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 29, 2009, 11:18:18 AM
Huh.  I can't say that I'm too surprised.  The LEGO Rock Band music store has been buggy since day 1.  Hopefully they'll fix whatever the problem is soon so you'll be able to do the export.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 29, 2009, 12:31:22 PM
Finally got it to load after about 10 tries while my kids were distracted in the other room.  Click download only to see "Not enough space left on hard drive".  :grr:

Deleted some music and Monsters Vs. Aliens and now I'm good to go.  Downloading it now.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 29, 2009, 06:12:40 PM
Total song count for me right now:

256 DLC
84 RB2
55 RB1
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on December 31, 2009, 08:44:13 AM
1/5/10 DLC (In Addition to the McCartney Tracks):

Blink-182 – “Adam’s Song”
Blink-182 – “First Date”
Blink-182 – “I Miss You”
The Psychedelic Furs – “Love My Way”
The Psychedelic Furs – “Sister Europe”
The Ramones – “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 31, 2009, 08:49:35 AM
The Ramones – “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”

yay!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on December 31, 2009, 11:28:25 AM
Reese playing A Favor House Atlantic by Coheed & Cambria
(Didn't realize that wouldn't work unless you were logged in on FB, so here's the YouTube version
http://www.youtube.com/v/6kVnfSRn0qw&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Sorry for the shaky cam. I was trying to get it recording quickly before he stopped. (Unfortunately I also stopped just before he was rocking out again and singing at the top of his lungs.)

And some pics:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on December 31, 2009, 04:01:09 PM
The Ramones – “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”

yay!


Double yay! Finally some more Ramones!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on January 01, 2010, 01:08:44 AM
Woo-hoo! With the money I'll save by not buying the Blink 182 songs, I can buy Psychedelic Furs and Ramones!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 01, 2010, 10:43:07 AM
Megan critiques "the band".
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs167.snc3/19472_228622963691_698173691_3267133_4869645_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 06, 2010, 03:42:19 PM
Via Joystiq

Quote
Harmonix continues to show that it cares about Rock Band 2 fans with more than just weekly DLC. The developer has announced a patch for the PS3 version of the game that adds support for the upcoming Rock Band Network Store -- the interface for selling songs added to Rock Band by fans, musicians and record labels through the new Rock Band Network. If you were lamenting your current inability to purchase songs made by some dude, now you can take heart!

The update also adds the "much more robust handling of chord hammer-ons and pull-offs" found in The Beatles: Rock Band, support for SingStar wireless microphones, support for velocity sensitivity with Ion Drum Rocker drums, and the ability to sort songs in Quickplay by the number of stars you've earned on each song.

The update will be available this Thursday.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on January 06, 2010, 03:47:51 PM
So when is Rock Band Network going live?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 06, 2010, 04:24:34 PM
So when is Rock Band Network going live?

The last I heard was "Spring 2010."
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 07, 2010, 11:28:59 AM
Hm, the new update froze mid-installation.

Now it freezes whenever I go into the Music Store in the game.  (Hopefully that's just something that's happening while they update the content and nothing to worry about.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 08, 2010, 01:10:19 PM
1/12 DLC:

• Alice In Chains – “Grind”
• Alice In Chains – “Heaven Beside You”
• Alice In Chains – “Last of My Kind”
• Alice In Chains – “We Die Young”
• Alice In Chains – “Your Decision”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:

$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$8.49 USD (680 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Alice In Chains Pack 02”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track

Strange that we get another Alice in Chains pack yet we still don't get "Them Bones."  Oh well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on January 10, 2010, 11:25:31 AM
Hm, the new update froze mid-installation.

Now it freezes whenever I go into the Music Store in the game.  (Hopefully that's just something that's happening while they update the content and nothing to worry about.)

It freezes every fucking time I download a new song. Not cool.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on January 15, 2010, 12:10:35 PM
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Jan. 19) and PlayStation 3 system (Jan. 21):

    * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “A Woman in Love (Live)”
    * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Breakdown (Live)”
    * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Century City (Live)”
    * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Jammin’ Me (Live)”
    * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Nightwatchman (Live)”
    * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “The Waiting (Live)”
    * Phoenix – “1901”
    * Phoenix – “Lisztomania”
    * Silvertide – “Blue Jeans”

Wow. Even as someone who wanted more Tom Petty (although not really live tracks), that's a pretty sucky selection of his songs. I might grab The Waiting, just in tribute to The Simpsons.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on January 15, 2010, 10:19:48 PM
am i allowed to complain about my upstairs neighbor playing rock band loudly at 10pm on this thread? :P :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 20, 2010, 11:57:13 AM
* Phoenix – “1901”

And here I thought I was done buying DLC for this game....
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 21, 2010, 10:57:04 AM
The Rock Band Network is finally in it's public beta stage.  Public meaning that you must have a full 12 month XNA account to access it.

Hopefully this means that the Rock Band Network will open for business in the next month or two.

Here's a list of songs that will be available the day that the Rock Band Network opens.  Be sure to check back every so often as the original poster will update the thread when new tracks are approved:

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176177 (http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176177)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Maverick Joe Six-Pack on January 21, 2010, 01:25:21 PM
The Rock Band Network is finally in it's public beta stage.  Public meaning that you must have a full 12 month XNA account to access it.

Hopefully this means that the Rock Band Network will open for business in the next month or two.

Here's a list of songs that will be available the day that the Rock Band Network opens.  Be sure to check back every so often as the original poster will update the thread when new tracks are approved:

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176177 (http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176177)

I gotta say The Slip - Even Rats is about the only thing I'm looking forward to right now.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on January 21, 2010, 01:30:22 PM
Ooh, we're finally getting Even Rats again?  Yay!

The rest of it I've never heard of, although the Kristin Hersh song may turn out to be decent.

So that puts it ahead of the Guitar Hero 5 track list already.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on January 21, 2010, 01:39:35 PM
A question for the experts in here.

How do you play all the really fast notes that come one after another in quick succession?  I'm doing really well on medium, except for those certain songs that have the string of quick notes (Roxanne and Rock'n Me both come to mind).  I've tried strumming up and down as fast as I could, but I always trip up on those songs.  Is there a trick to it or do I just need to keep practicing?  I just bought the Metallica 3-pack DLC and "Ride The Lightning" also screwed me up with the same problem.  (It was the first time I've failed a song on Medium.)

Any tips would be appreciated.

Also, does anyone know why certain bands are still missing from Rock Band?  I'd love to see Def Leppard and Whitesnake (just to name two bands) show up as DLC.

P.S.  Just bought a ton of DLC (the Talking Heads pack, the Judas Priest album pack, the Metallica pack, and single tracks by Night Ranger, Pink, Kenny Rogers).
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on January 21, 2010, 01:45:09 PM
The Rock Band Network is finally in it's public beta stage.  Public meaning that you must have a full 12 month XNA account to access it.

Hopefully this means that the Rock Band Network will open for business in the next month or two.

Here's a list of songs that will be available the day that the Rock Band Network opens.  Be sure to check back every so often as the original poster will update the thread when new tracks are approved:

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176177 (http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176177)

I gotta say The Slip - Even Rats is about the only thing I'm looking forward to right now.

Yay! Once I get Even Rats I can finally get rid of my old GH games! That song was the only reason I kept the games.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on January 21, 2010, 01:45:59 PM
How do you play all the really fast notes that come one after another in quick succession?

Usually the answer is hammer-ons and pull-offs.  The notes that look like they're about 2/3 the width of the regular notes don't need to be strummed as long as you hit the previous note.  So a lot of those long strings of fast notes, you only have to strum on the first one and then you can play the rest just by moving your left hand around.

Of course some songs -- the Metallica ones spring to mind -- simply require that you just be insanely fast on the strum bar.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 22, 2010, 07:44:09 AM
1/26 DLC:

Blue öyster Cult – “Godzilla”
Blue Öyster Cult – “Transmaniacon MC”
Hawkwind – “Master of the Universe”
I Mother Earth – “Levitate”
Motörhead – “Killed by Death '08”
Nazareth – “Hair of the Dog” (2008 re-recording)
Rage Against the Machine – “Bulls on Parade”

With the exception of Godzilla, these are the exclusives from the Metal Track Pack disc that came out last year.

Also, it was just announced that Bang Camaro will be putting out a few tracks on the Rock Band Network.  Among them:  Push, Push (Lady Lightning) which most of you should know from Guitar Hero 2.  I've been waiting forever to see that song make it to Rock Band.  So, yay!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gojikranz on January 24, 2010, 10:10:23 PM
cant wait for those BOC tracks.  i wanted transmaniacon from the metal pack but didnt really care about the other tracks so this is good for me!

i saw this thing
http://www.musicgameauthors.com/da-bands/spocks-beard.html

and i was wondering how this works i have a wii is there someway for me to get these tracks?  im kinda a videogame dope.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 25, 2010, 05:32:45 AM
I have a Wii.  Is there some way for me to get these tracks?  im kinda a videogame dope.

Probably.  But only once Rock Band 3 comes out:

http://wii.ign.com/articles/101/1019305p1.html (http://wii.ign.com/articles/101/1019305p1.html)

Gotta love how Nintendo can find numerous ways to shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to the technical end of their console.  :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gojikranz on January 25, 2010, 11:58:23 AM
I have a Wii.  Is there some way for me to get these tracks?  im kinda a videogame dope.

Probably.  But only once Rock Band 3 comes out:

http://wii.ign.com/articles/101/1019305p1.html (http://wii.ign.com/articles/101/1019305p1.html)

Gotta love how Nintendo can find numerous ways to shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to the technical end of their console.  :P

drat!  oh well thanks.  if i had had any say or monetary investment we woulda gotten a PS3 but at least i didnt pay anything to be able to play :clap:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 29, 2010, 01:09:44 PM
2/2 DLC:

Kenny Chesney – “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”
Montgomery Gentry – “Gone”
Rascal Flatts – “Me and My Gang”
Sara Evans – “Suds in the Bucket”
Trace Adkins – “Swing”
Willie Nelson – “On the Road Again”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These are the remaining exclusives from the Country Track Pack disc that came out last year.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 04, 2010, 01:34:38 PM
2/9 DLC:

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Holy Wars....The Punishment Due
Hanger 18
Take No Prisoners
Five Magics
Poison Was The Cure
Lucretia
Tornado of Souls
Dawn Patrol
Rust in Peace....Polaris

There will also be some The Who DLC released on 2/7 to celebrate their Super Bowl halftime show.  But we're not sure exactly what that will be at the moment.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on February 04, 2010, 01:44:42 PM
There will also be some The Who DLC released on 2/7 to celebrate their Super Bowl halftime show.  But we're not sure exactly what that will be at the moment.

From the commercials I have been seeing for the past week or so, it will be the medley of Who classics that they will be performing at the halftime show.

It sounds like it will be pretty cool.

Quote
THE WHO SUPER BOWL S-MASHUP EXPLODES ONTO ROCK BAND MUSIC VIDEO GAME

Special Recording From Legendary Band to Be Available Immediately For Purchase and Download to Rock Band Following The Super Bowl

New York, NY – February 4, 2010 – MTV Games and Harmonix, the world’s leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced that a special recording of the performance The Who plans to play during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show will be made available following the game to purchase, download and play in the groundbreaking music video game, Rock Band. “The Who Super Bowl S-mashup” will be available in the Rock Band Music Store immediately after the game on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Wii console from Nintendo and coming soon to PlayStation®3.

Scheduled to headline the halftime show during the Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints Super Bowl showdown at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7, The Who have commemorated this historic event by recording a special version of the performance they plan to play at the game. Tune in to see the prolific live halftime performance by The Who and then after the game, buy and play the specially recorded version in Rock Band!


“The Who Super Bowl S-mashup”

    * Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360)


“The Who Super Bowl S-mashup” joins 15 previously released tracks available in the Rock Band music library, from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Those songs include “Won’t Get Fooled Again” featured on the original Rock Band disc and “Pinball Wizard” featured on the Rock Band 2 disc, as well as “Amazing Journey,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Eminence Front,” “Going Mobile,” “Leaving Here,” “Magic Bus,” “My Generation,” “Real Good Looking Boy,” “Sea and Sand,” “Summertime Blues,” “Who Are You” and “Young Man Blues,” all released as downloadable content in the Rock Band Music Store.

Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 1000 songs available to play via disc and download as well as 60 million paid song downloads since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks, packs and albums from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 04, 2010, 01:56:52 PM
Wow.  That sounds pretty cool!  Thanks for digging that up.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on February 04, 2010, 02:03:59 PM
Wow.  That sounds pretty cool!  Thanks for digging that up.

I watch a lot of VH1 Classic and they tend to show a lot of commercials for Rock Band DLC.  They've been touting the Who release for at least the past week.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: eegah on February 04, 2010, 03:28:57 PM
2/9 DLC:

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Holy Wars....The Punishment Due
Hanger 18
Take No Prisoners
Five Magics
Poison Was The Cure
Lucretia
Tornado of Souls
Dawn Patrol
Rust in Peace....Polaris

Awesome!!! I've been wanted some good Megadeth for a while. Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 06, 2010, 06:28:45 PM
Hey want to vote for your favourite songs you want to see in guitar hero/rock band?  Vote for that as the list of crap you want to see (or vote for one of the other ones if that tickles your fancy) here:

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,17044.0.html
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on February 12, 2010, 10:02:54 AM
2/16 DLC:

Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” +
Otis Redding – “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)” +
Otis Redding – “I’m Sick Y’all” +
Otis Redding – “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” +
Otis Redding – “Love Man”
All Time Low – “Weightless”
Alphabeat –“Fascination” +
Brian Setzer Orchestra – “Stray Cat Strut” +
The Chemical Brothers – “Let Forever Be” +

(+ for Lego RB compatible)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on February 12, 2010, 10:27:44 AM
2/9 DLC:

There will also be some The Who DLC released on 2/7 to celebrate their Super Bowl halftime show.  But we're not sure exactly what that will be at the moment.

Was the DLC exclusive to Xbox? I haven't seen it on the PSN store yet.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 12, 2010, 10:42:13 AM
2/9 DLC:

There will also be some The Who DLC released on 2/7 to celebrate their Super Bowl halftime show.  But we're not sure exactly what that will be at the moment.

Was the DLC exclusive to Xbox? I haven't seen it on the PSN store yet.

I'm not sure.  If it has not popped up on the PSN store yet it might be.  Even so, it's most likely a timed exclusive and will eventually be released on the PS3, just like all of the other exclusives have been.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MWolf on February 12, 2010, 11:10:48 AM
I think there was a The Who pack for rock band 1. Or was there another one?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on February 12, 2010, 01:24:14 PM
2/16 DLC:

Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” +
Otis Redding – “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)” +
Otis Redding – “I’m Sick Y’all” +
Otis Redding – “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” +
Otis Redding – “Love Man”
All Time Low – “Weightless”
Alphabeat –“Fascination” +
Brian Setzer Orchestra – “Stray Cat Strut” +
The Chemical Brothers – “Let Forever Be” +

(+ for Lego RB compatible)

Everything here but the All Time Low track goes onto my want list.  I'll probably buy the Otis Redding pack right away.  And that Alphabeat song is damn catchy, so I'll probably pick that one up right away too.

I learned my lesson from a few other DLC purchases and skipped the Megadeth from last week, until I get a little better at the game.  But it is definitely on the want list.

2/9 DLC:

There will also be some The Who DLC released on 2/7 to celebrate their Super Bowl halftime show.  But we're not sure exactly what that will be at the moment.

Was the DLC exclusive to Xbox? I haven't seen it on the PSN store yet.

I'm not sure.  If it has not popped up on the PSN store yet it might be.  Even so, it's most likely a timed exclusive and will eventually be released on the PS3, just like all of the other exclusives have been.

I was looking for that myself, but it hasn't turned up yet.  I read that it was going to take a few extra weeks to make it onto PSN, for whatever reason.

I did just buy a bunch more DLC yesterday - the most recent Nirvana pack, the 1st Spongebob pack, the 2 Simon and Garfunkel tracks, the 2 Alanis tracks, and assorted single tracks by The Cars, The Zombies, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney, KISS, Willie Nelson, and a couple others that slip my mind right now.

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 19, 2010, 07:16:28 AM
2/23 DLC:

HIM – “Heartkiller”
HIM – “Ode to Solitude”
HIM – “Wings of a Butterfly”
KSM – “Distracted”
Marilyn Manson – “The Dope Show”
One Night Only – “Just For Tonight”
The Police – “Walking On the Moon”

(All tracks are original master recordings)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on February 20, 2010, 05:14:29 AM
2/23 DLC:

HIM – “Heartkiller”
HIM – “Ode to Solitude”
HIM – “Wings of a Butterfly”
KSM – “Distracted”
Marilyn Manson – “The Dope Show”
One Night Only – “Just For Tonight”
The Police – “Walking On the Moon”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

The Police and maybe Manson for me.

Just bought the Otis Redding pack, along with the new tracks from Alphabeat and Brian Setzer.  To go with that, I also grabbed a few older items from my want list (the Roy Orbison pack and a few tracks by RHCP and No Doubt.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on February 22, 2010, 10:07:01 AM

Damn, it feels so great to get back in the saddle w/ Rock Band again. I haven't even begun playing RB2 be it I'm all wrapped up in the 38 songs I downloaded! Surprisingly, I love playing Rise Against's "Savior" on drums. What a fun time, and AFI's "Medicate" was what I did expect it to be (I think it's their best song they've recorded since going major-label). Toss in Crue's "Kickstart My Heart", Maiden's "2 Minutes to Midnite", and the rockin' Priest material, so giddy!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on February 26, 2010, 07:11:21 AM
3/2 DLC:

Disturbed – “Meaning of Life”
Disturbed – “The Game”
Disturbed – “Voices”
The Mother Hips – “Third Floor Story”
The Mother Hips – “White Falcon Fuzz”
Silversun Pickups – “Panic Switch”
Silversun Pickups – “Sort Of”
TRUSTcompany – “Downfall”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 04, 2010, 09:44:55 AM
The Rock Band Network just launched with over 100 songs to download.  Note that this is only for the X-Box 360 and is currently only available in the US and Canada.  Although, Canadian users have been reporting problems accessing the RBN store at the moment.

Here are all of the songs that are available right now:

3 Inches Of Blood - "Battles And Brotherhood" | Metal/Metal
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 3, Drums - 6, Vocals - 4, Band - 4

Alias Unknown - "Top Back" | Urban/Hip Hop |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 0, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Amberian Dawn - "He Sleeps in a Grove" | Metal/Other |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 5, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 5

Amberian Dawn - "River of Tuoni" | Metal/Power |
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 2, Drums - 6, Vocals - 1, Band - 4

Audio Fiction - "Race The Hourglass" | Rock/Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

Bif Naked - "Sick" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 1, Band - 2

Blackmarket - "Tongue Twister Typo" | Alternative/Alternative
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 3, Band - 2

Bojibian - "Still There" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

The B.O.L.T. - "Genius" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 4, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

Broadcast - "Love and the Triumph Of" | Alternative/Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 1, Drums - 5, Vocals - 2, Band - 4

Bill Bruford's Earthworks - "Footloose and Fancy Free" | Jazz/Contemporary |
Difficulties: Piano - 5, Bass - 4, Drums - 6, Saxophone - 6, Band - 6

Andrew Buch - "Trippolette" | Prog/Prog Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 6, Drums - 6, Vocals - N/A, Band - 6

C&O - "We Are the Best" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 0, Drums - 2, Vocals - 1, Band - 1

Children Of Nova - "The Complexity of Light" | Prog/Prog Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 4, Drums - 6, Vocals - 5, Band - 4

Cetan Clawson and the Soul Side - "White Heat" | Blues/Electric |
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 4, Drums - 5, Vocals - 1, Band - 5

The Cold Goodnight - "Give" | Alternative/Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 3, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

Color Theory - "If Not Now When" | Other/Electronica |
Difficulties: Guitar - 0, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 3, Band - 2

Jonathan Coulton - "Creepy Doll" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 1, Band - 1

Jonathan Coulton - "The Future Soon" | Rock/Folk Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

Jonathan Coulton - "Ikea" | Rock/Folk Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 2, Drums - 2, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Dear and the Headlights - "Talk About" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 5, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

Chaunce DeLeon and The Fountain of Choof - "Tadpole Search and Rescue"
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 3, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

Despised Icon - "Day Of Mourning" | Metal/Death | 2009
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 6, Drums - 6, Vocals - 0, Band - 6

The Dirty Love Band - "Moonboy" | Rock/Blues |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

DnA's Evolution - "The Heist" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 4, Vocals - 0, Band - 3

Carl Douglas- "Too Hot To Handle" | Rock/Funk |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 4, Band - 2

Error 404 feat. CJ Watson - "If Trucks Drank Beer" | Country/Outlaw |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 2, Drums - 1, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

The Everybody - You Got That | Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 2, Drums - 1, Vocals - 3, Band - 1

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - "Angel Lust" | Alternative/Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - "Horses in Heaven" | Alternative/Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 4, Vocals - 5, Band - 4

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - "Running for the Razors" | Alternative/Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 4, Drums - 4, Vocals - 4, Band - 4

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - "Sestri Levante" | Alternative/Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 4, Drums - 4, Vocals - 1, Band - 3

The Fisticuffs - "Liverpool Judies" | Punk/Other |
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 2, Drums - 5, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

Five Finger Death Punch - "Burn It Down" | Metal/Metal | 2009 |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 5, Drums - 5, Vocals - 0, Band - 5

Flogging Molly - "Drunken Lullabies (Live)" | Punk/Alternate|
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 4, Drums - 5, Vocals - 2, Band - 4

Flogging Molly - "Requiem For A Dying Song" | Punk/Alternate |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 1, Vocals - 3, Band - 2

Foreword - "Watch It All Go Down" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 3, Band - 2

Free Spirit - "Far Away From Heaven" | Rock/Hard Rock|
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 0, Drums - 1, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Full-Source - "End Quote" | New Wave/Synth
Difficulties: Guitar - 0, Bass - 0, Drums - 0, Vocals - 0, Band - 0

Full-Source - "It's Not You, It's Everyone"
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 0, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Full-Source - "Red Sky At Morn" | Other/Electronica
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

Furly - "Icarus' Song" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 3, Band - 2

Nick Gallant - "Turn Yourself Around" | Alternative/Alternative
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 1, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

Nick Gallant - "Inside Out" | Alternative/Alternative
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 2, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Gandhi - "Arigato" | Rock/Hard Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 3, Vocals - 1, Band - 2

Giant Target - "In Memories" | Punk/Other
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

Giant Target - "Signs" | Punk/Other
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 3, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

Glass Hammer - "Hyperbole" | Prog/Prog Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 4, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

Glass Hammer - "Sleep On" | Prog/Prog Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 4, Drums - 2, Vocals - 1, Band - 3

Eric Harm - "Stegosaurus Song" | Pop-Rock/Pop
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 0, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Stephanie Hatfield And Hot Mess - "Can I Say" | Rock/Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 0, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 1, Band - 1

Heaven Ablaze - "Parhelia" | Metal/Death |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 5, Drums - 6, Vocals - 0, Band - 5

Kristin Hersh - "Mississippi Kite" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 2, Drums - 1, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Kristin Hersh - "Fortune" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 1, Vocals - 4, Band - 2

The Hold Steady - "Sequestered In Memphis" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 2, Drums - 2, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

The Humans - "It's Good" | Rock/Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 4, Drums - 4, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

In This Moment - "Mechanical Love" | Metal/Alternative
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 3, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

The Kimberly Trip - "California" | Pop Rock/Pop|
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

KMFDM - "A Drug Against War" | Metal/Industrial |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 5, Drums - 5, Vocals - 0, Band - 5

KMFDM - "Juke Joint Jezebel" | Metal/Industrial
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 5, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 4

Lacuna Coil - "Survive" | Metal/Alternative
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

Lead the Dead - "Rip'er" | Metal/Thrash |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 4, Drums - 5, Vocals - 1, Band - 5

Longwave - "No Direction" | Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

The Main Drag - "Cease and Desist" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 1, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

The Main Drag - "Don't Let Me Down (Slowly)" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 4, Drums - 5, Vocals - 5, Band - 3

The Main Drag - "Dove Nets" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 3, Drums - 4, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

The Main Drag - "Homosuperior" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 5, Band - 3

The Main Drag - "How We'd Look On Paper" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 4, Drums - 6, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

The Main Drag - "Love During Wartime" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 3, Drums - 3, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

The Main Drag - "Megatron" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 5, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 5

The Main Drag - "Talk Them Down" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 6, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

The Main Drag - "Teeth, Face, Outerspace " | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 0, Drums - 5, Vocals - 1, Band - 2

The Main Drag - "Tricky Girl" | Indie Rock/Harmonix |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 2, Vocals - 5, Band - 3

The Main Drag - "What's Your Favorite Dinosaur?" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 3, Drums - 5, Vocals - 2, Band - 4

Marillion - "Whatever is Wrong With You" | Prog/Prog Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

Matter in the Medium - "Persistence of Vision" | Prog/Prog Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 3, Drums - 4, Vocals - NA, Band - 3

MC Frontalot - "Goth Girls" | Other/Other |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 2, Drums - 4, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

Modern Skirts - "Eveready" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

Of Last Resort - "Fade Away" | Rock/Hard Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 3, Drums - 4, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

Of Montreal - "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 4, Band - 2

Pink Flag - "Nancy Drew" | Punk/Pop |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 4, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

Pollyn: Gave It Up | Electronica/Alternative |
[Guitar: 0 Bass: 0 Drums: 2 Vocals: 1 Full Band: 1

Reverend Horton Heat - "Indigo Friends" | Alternate/Alternate |
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 2, Drums - 5, Vocals - 2, Band - 4

Rose of Jericho - "Buried Cold" | Pop-Rock/Pop |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 5, Band - 3

James William Roy - "Paper Valentines" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 2, Drums - 2, Vocals - 0, Band - 1

Scratching The Itch - "The Buddy Disease" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 4, Band - 2

Scratching The Itch - "Lemon Juice" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 4, Drums - 5, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

Scratching The Itch - "You're My Everything" | New Wave/Other |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 1, Drums - 5, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Senses Fail - "Lady in a Blue Dress" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 1

The Shins - "Australia" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 2, Vocals - 4, Band - 2

Skeletonwitch - "Crushed Beyond Death" | Metal/Metal |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 3, Drums - 6, Vocals - 0, Band - 5

Skindred - "Stand for Something" | Metal/Other |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 4, Band - 2

The Slip - "Children Of December" | Rock/Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

The Slip - "Even Rats" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 3, Drums - 5, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

Cate Sparks - "Whatever Happened to You" | Pop-Rock/Contemporary |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Speck - "Grumpytown" | Emo/Alternative
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Speck - "VP of Booty Reports" | [No Genre]
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Stars of Boulevard - "Limousine" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

Steve and Lindley Band - "Backyard Buildyard" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 2, Drums - 1, Vocals - 3, Band - 2

Stroke 9 - "Little Black Backpack '09" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Stroke 9 - "Kick Some Ass '09" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 2, Vocals - 1, Band - 1

Suicide Silence - "Disengage" | Metal/Death |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 3, Drums - 6, Vocals - 3, Band - 4

Surprise Me Mr. Davis - "Sissyfuss" | Rock/Garage
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 3, Drums - 3, Vocals - 1, Band - 3

Terrorhorse - "Packet Flier" | Metal/Thrash |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 4, Drums - 6, Vocals - 1, Band - 6

Ultra Saturday - "Not My Fault" | Punk/Pop |
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 4, Drums - 4, Vocals - 4, Band - 4

Ultra Saturday - "Superhero!" | Punk/Pop |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 4, Drums - 5, Vocals - 3, Band - 3

Universal Hall Pass - "Dragonfly (Symbion Project Remix)" | Alternative/Alternative |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 4, Band - 3

Steve Vai - "The Attitude Song" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 4, Drums - 6, Vocals - NA, Band - 5

Steve Vai - "For The Love Of God" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 2, Drums - 3, Vocals - NA, Band - 4

Steve Vai - "Get The Hell Outta Here" | Rock/Rock|
Difficulties: Guitar - 6, Bass - 3, Drums - 2, Vocals - NA, Band - 5

Voodoo Pharmacology - "Minnesota" | Indie Rock/Indie Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 3, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Ron Wasserman - "Fight Back" | Rock/Hard Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 2, Drums - 4, Vocals - 1, Band - 3

Ron Wasserman - "Revengers" | Rock/HardRock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 0, Drums - 3, Vocals - 1, Band - 1

WaveGroup Feat. Becca Neun - "Liquid Smog (StompBox Remix)" | Rock/Rock | 2009
Difficulties: Guitar - 5, Bass - 2, Drums - 1, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

Zack Wilson - "Another California Song" | Rock/Rock |
Difficulties: Guitar - 4, Bass - 3, Drums - 2, Vocals - 1, Band - 3

Zack Wilson - "Ox" | Rock/Funk |
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 1, Vocals - 2, Band - 2

Wounded Soul - "Rx" | Metal/Metal |
Difficulties: Guitar - 3, Bass - 2, Drums - 5, Vocals - 4, Band - 4

You Shriek - "Lilith in Libra" | New Wave/Dark Wave
Difficulties: Guitar - 1, Bass - 1, Drums - 4, Vocals - 2, Band - 3

You Shriek - "No Heroes" | New Wave/Dark Wave |
Difficulties: Guitar - 2, Bass - 4, Drums - 4, Vocals - 1, Band - 2
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: TeamRAD on March 04, 2010, 10:00:19 AM

I'll be downloading the Flogging Molly & of Montreal material when I can for the PS3. They're gonna be a fun addition!

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on March 04, 2010, 10:27:31 AM
Stroke 9? Wow. I didn't even know that they were still together. (They should have put up Washing & Wondering though.) And The Hold Steady too. That's an interesting choice.

But nothing for me since I am penniless (and XBL pointless too.)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 04, 2010, 11:52:22 AM
Definitely getting The Slip (I love that band), Flogging Molly, maybe some JoCo.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on March 04, 2010, 02:51:22 PM
Only those KMFDM tracks for me.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 04, 2010, 02:54:40 PM
Only those KMFDM tracks for me.

Oh, and those for me as well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gojikranz on March 04, 2010, 05:18:41 PM
playing the drums as bill bruford looks tempting.  so how does one play saxophone?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Vent on March 04, 2010, 09:12:01 PM
I loves me some Silversun Pickups.  Rockband is a party game above everything, hopefully when I get settled into the Navy there will be enough fellow geeks to plastic rock out with.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on March 04, 2010, 11:31:19 PM
Stroke 9? Wow. I didn't even know that they were still together. (They should have put up Washing & Wondering though.) And The Hold Steady too. That's an interesting choice.


I know right. Can't believe they're still around haha. Can't wait to sing Little Black Back Pack though :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 05, 2010, 07:27:19 AM
3/9 DLC:

The Futureheads – “Decent Days & Nights”
The Futureheads – “Hounds of Love”
The James Gang – “Walk Away”
Neil Peart – “The Hockey Theme”
Shaimus – “All of This”
Shaimus – “Tie You Down”
The White Stripes – “Fell in Love with a Girl”
The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
The White Stripes – “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on March 05, 2010, 07:34:29 AM
Shaimus – “All of This”

Cool!  I hope we gradually get everything from the original Guitar Hero.  Even the songs I don't particularly like have a warm, nostalgic glow.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on March 06, 2010, 02:38:42 PM
More RB Network songs on the way. Currently under development:

Songs in playtesting thread (http://"http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184487")

Prospective song list thread (http://"http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184379")

Highlights include:
Billy Idol
Blondie
Gaslight Anthem (Answering something that I've been whining for for months)
Ministry
Midnight Riders (I'll let Ellis know.)
Seether
Smashing Pumpkins
Wheatus
Widespread Panic
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 09, 2010, 08:32:51 AM
Went over my parents and my dad was listening to The Slip.  Man I can't wait to play Children of December.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on March 09, 2010, 11:39:42 AM
Harmonix just announced part of next week's lineup:

Lady Gaga Pack
Bad Romance,”
“Just Dance,”
“Monster” and
“Poker Face”

$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$6.99, £3.49 UK, €5.29 EU (560 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for
“Lady Gaga Pack 01”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track

And, as an added bonus:
“Poker Face”- Eric Cartman

will be available at the same time.

Yes, yes, yes. A thousand times yes. And it only took us, what, five months of whining for it?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on March 09, 2010, 11:58:39 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ah, Rock Band, were it not illegal in 37 states and the District of Columbia, I would make ye my bride.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on March 09, 2010, 12:04:39 PM
Cool. Will have to get that Cartman track :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 09, 2010, 02:43:53 PM
More RB Network songs on the way. Currently under development:

Songs in playtesting thread (http://"http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184487")

Prospective song list thread (http://"http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184379")

Highlights include:
Billy Idol
Blondie
Gaslight Anthem (Answering something that I've been whining for for months)
Ministry
Midnight Riders (I'll let Ellis know.)
Seether
Smashing Pumpkins
Wheatus
Widespread Panic

Also some MxPx, Demon Hunter, Emery, Tumbledown, and a few others I'm glad to see in there on the playtesting list! (Althought whoever at Tooth & Nail is picking the songs didn't really pick the best for those bands...)

Looking forward to The Devil Wears Prada tracks as well!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on March 12, 2010, 08:14:33 AM
The rest of the 3/16 DLC:

3 Doors Down – “It’s Not My Time”
Mute Math – “Control”
The Subways – “Oh Yeah”
The Subways – “Rock & Roll Queen”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 15, 2010, 02:43:52 PM
I really want Rock Band: Primus.  But that'll never happen.  :-\  Some DLC would be nice...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on March 19, 2010, 03:36:51 AM
Rock Band Party next weekend JUST BECAUSE we got the Lady Gaga pack.  :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on March 19, 2010, 10:21:19 AM
Updates

Next Week's DLC
Quote
• X – “Blue Spark” +
• X – “The Hungry Wolf”
• X – “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts”
• X – “Los Angeles”
• Little Fish – “Am I Crazy” +
• Little Fish – “Bang Bang” *
• Little Fish – “Darling Dear” *
• Ace Frehley – “Outer Space”
• Carrie Underwood – “All-American Girl” +
• OneRepublic – “Stop & Stare” +

As always, "+" means a family-friendly song. "*" means it's $.99. "Am I Crazy" is also a free track, which is nice.

And in RBN news, the new songs from the last few days:

The Apples in Stereo - "Energy"
The Bronx - "Past Lives"
Joe Sibol - "Hot Sexy Girls"
Circus Circus - "First We Feast, Then We Felony"
Band of Skulls - "I Know What I Am"
The Stills - "Being Here"
Seether - "Remedy"
Stewart - "Dance With Me"
Demon Hunter - "Collapsing"
MxPx - "One Step Further"
Drowning Pool - "Bodies"
All That Remains - "Days Without"

"Energy" is quite a catchy song, but I don't know how it charts. And my favorite song that got banned from airplay after 9/11 - "Bodies"
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on March 19, 2010, 10:22:40 AM
I really want RBN to launch on PS3 soon...
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on March 25, 2010, 07:14:24 PM
From the idiots culturally relevant and always hip people at Rolling Stone:

Hendrix albums coming to Rock Band. (Next week!)

Quote
Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist of all time and current Rolling Stone cover star, and now RS can reveal that his legendary albums are coming exclusively to Rock Band with a wave of downloadable content thanks to Harmonix, MTV Games and Experience Hendrix. The guitarist’s entire second LP Axis: Bold as Love will be unleashed as DLC starting March 30th, along with the unearthed Jimi single “Valleys of Neptune” from the new disc of the same name.

Jimi Hendrix on the cover of Rolling Stone: see all the issues.

“Much like Jimi’s music, we feel that Rock Band represents an amazing, innovative medium for music discovery and interaction that can have a profound affect on those who experience it,” says Janie Hendrix, the CEO of Experience Hendrix. “We are extremely pleased to be able to have Jimi Hendrix’s genius musical legacy continue to live on and touch people the world over through Rock Band.” The makers of Rock Band jumped at the opportunity to become the exclusive music video game destination for Jimi. “Hendrix’s music is something that our fans and supporters have been clamoring for on the Rock Band platform,” MTV Games’ Paul DeGooyer tells Rolling Stone.

Rock Band will dole out Hendrix’s music in connection with Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings’ own CD/DVD remasters of Hendrix’s three studio album and the posthumous release First Rays of the Rising Sun. “The remasterings of the catalog are really incredible and you can hear stuff for the first time in those recordings and we’re kind of the beneficiary of that,” DeGooyer says, adding that the Rock Band tracks will also boast “improved sonics.”

As for why the franchise opted to unleash the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s second album Axis: Bold As Love to gamers before Are You Experienced? and Electric Ladyland, DeGooyer explains, “A lot of people are familiar with the singles [on Axis], but the concept of the album has kind of evaporated from the minds of certain demography over the past decade or so, and so people are cherry-picking songs. Axis may benefit from getting this highlighting and taken together. And it’s tremendously fun to play as well.”

Avatars: get a look at video game versions of real-life rockers.

Rock Band has also worked out an agreement with Experience Hendrix for the possible inclusion of a Hendrix avatar, replica instruments — imagine a miniaturized version of Jimi’s famed white Strat — and perhaps even a Rock Band: Jimi Hendrix game styled after The Beatles: Rock Band and Green Day’s upcoming title. But right now Harmonix and MTV Games are just concentrating on releasing the music as downloadable content before moving forward with additional plans.

While songs like “Little Wing” are so complex, it almost seems like Rock Band should create a “Hendrix” mode harder than “Expert,” DeGooyer promises even the most ardent gamers will be challenged. “It’s a whole new level of difficulty unto itself. The thing about these tracks is if you’re a Hendrix fan you know that really what powered that vibe is that he kind of just closed his eyes and flowed from his fingers, and we really tried very hard, especially on the expert level, to recreate that effect,” DeGooyer says, “So while it’s difficult to play we hear from Rock Band players and once they practice a little bit and get into the groove, they can kind of just let it flow, so we’re hoping they get the same effect. But it won’t be easy very often from the get-go.” For an immeasurable challenge, adventurous gamers can emulate Hendrix by playing their guitars upside-down.

Axis: Bold As Love hits XBox 360 and Nintendo Wii on March 30th, with the PlayStation 3 release following on April 1st. The songs — only the musique concrete opener “EXP” is excised from the track list — will be available both as an album and standalone tracks. Check out the first slate of Hendrix tracks coming to Rock Band (and LEGO Rock Band, with the exception of “Up From the Skies” and “Valleys of Neptune”):

“Up From the Skies”
“Spanish Castle Magic”
“Wait Until Tomorrow”
“Ain’t No Telling”
“Little Wing”
“If 6 Was 9?
“You Got Me Floatin’”
“Castles Made of Sand”
“She’s So Fine”
“One Rainy Wish”
“Little Miss Lover”
“Bold As Love”
“Valleys of Neptune”


Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 02, 2010, 07:46:14 AM
4/6 DLC:

Anberlin – “Feel Good Drag”
Hawk Nelson – “Live Life Loud”
Skillet – “Monster”
Superchick – “Stand in the Rain”
Switchfoot – “Meant to Live”
Thousand Foot Krutch – “Fire It Up”

Finally some Christian rock makes its way to Rock Band.  I hope to see more of this down the road.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Sideswipe on April 02, 2010, 08:50:48 AM
From the idiots culturally relevant and always hip people at Rolling Stone:

Hendrix albums coming to Rock Band. (Next week!)

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Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist of all time and current Rolling Stone cover star, and now RS can reveal that his legendary albums are coming exclusively to Rock Band with a wave of downloadable content thanks to Harmonix, MTV Games and Experience Hendrix.


Holy shit, whoever wrote that article would probably line up to suck Hendrix's zombie dick.  Hendrix is soooo over rated, there are way better guitarists than he was.  If you listen to Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of Voodoo Chile, Hendrix just sounds sloppy.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on April 02, 2010, 09:26:59 AM
4/6 DLC:

Anberlin – “Feel Good Drag”
Hawk Nelson – “Live Life Loud”
Skillet – “Monster”
Superchick – “Stand in the Rain”
Switchfoot – “Meant to Live”
Thousand Foot Krutch – “Fire It Up”

Finally some Christian rock makes its way to Rock Band.  I hope to see more of this down the road.

There's already a few on there (Underoath, Kutless, Flyleaf, Mute Math, etc.) and a bunch on the Rock Band Network.

What I really want is some Living Sacrifice on Rock Band.  That'd be awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on April 09, 2010, 11:02:20 AM
Next Week's DLC:

Serj Tankian – “Empty Walls”
Serj Tankian – “Sky is Over” +
Smash Mouth – “All Star” +
The Used – “Blood on My Hands”
The Used – “Born to Quit”
The Used – “The Taste of Ink”

The Used. Nice. And I'm already seeing the Rock purists bitching about Smash Mouth. But screw that noise. That's an instant buy for me.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on April 09, 2010, 11:39:14 AM
Agreed. "All Star" is one of those songs everyone at a party will want to join in on.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on April 09, 2010, 08:05:44 PM
People still complain when something isn't classified as "Rock"?  And if you don't classify Smash Mouth as rock what are they?

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Piobman on April 09, 2010, 11:36:51 PM
People still complain when something isn't classified as "Rock"?  And if you don't classify Smash Mouth as rock what are they?



I find it hard to classify their stuff as music. But to each his own.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 10, 2010, 08:41:36 AM
People still complain when something isn't classified as "Rock"?  And if you don't classify Smash Mouth as rock what are they?



I find it hard to classify their stuff as music. But to each his own.

*High fives Piobman.*
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 16, 2010, 07:25:38 AM
4/20 DLC:

Coheed and Cambria – “Guns of Summer”
Coheed and Cambria – “Here We Are Juggernaut”
Coheed and Cambria – “The Broken”
Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Peek-a-Boo”
Supergrass – “Sun Hits the Sky”
The Violent Femmes – “American Music”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on April 16, 2010, 07:50:00 AM
Sweet! More Coheed & "american music"! Awesome!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on April 16, 2010, 09:09:40 AM
Wow.  "Peek-A-Boo"'s guitar chart will be...interesting.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on April 16, 2010, 03:20:54 PM
Coincidentally, just this morning I was playing "Grace" and wondering why there weren't more Supergrass songs available.  "Sun Hits the Sky" is a great 'grass tune, too.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on April 19, 2010, 11:39:15 PM
Always happy for more Coheed and Cambria. I wish it was some of their older, pre-Black Rainbow stuff, but it's all good.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on April 22, 2010, 01:34:22 PM
Well now we're getting somewhere...

From Joystiq:
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The first songs from the Rock Band Network to be available on PS3 will be released tomorrow, April 22, 2010. The five selected songs are "some of the most popular tracks" from the full selection:

Individual Tracks (with expected prices based on Xbox 360 RBN pricing)

    * Flogging Molly - "Drunken Lullabies" (Live) ($1)
    * Jonathan Coulton - "Code Monkey" ($2)
    * The Shins - "Australia" ($2)
    * The Slip - "Even Rats" ($2)
    * Steve Vai - "For the Love of God" (Live) ($2)

Harmonix explained that, due to the way submissions work on PSN, the company is "currently capped at 5 songs per week." The developer explains that despite "practical realities that aren't in [its] immediate control," it is trying to bring out as much music as possible.

FINALLY getting to play The Slip again!

Although I'm not sure I quite understand the "capped at 5 songs per week" thing.  There's definitely times they've done more than that in a week.  Or maybe they can only submit 5 a week.  That way maybe they can sell more at a later week if they only use 3 that they submitted.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on April 23, 2010, 01:13:33 PM
4/27 DLC:

Busted – “Thunderbirds Are Go!”
Flyleaf – “Again”
Silverchair – “Tomorrow”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on April 30, 2010, 08:56:39 AM
Next Week's DLC:

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (May 4):

Quote
No Doubt – “Different People” +
No Doubt – “End It on This” +
No Doubt – “Happy Now?” +
No Doubt – “Hey You” +
No Doubt – “Sixteen” +
No Doubt – “The Climb” +
No Doubt – “Tragic Kingdom” +
No Doubt – “World Go ‘Round” +
No Doubt – “You Can Do It”
Orianthi – “According to You” +
Picture Me Broken – “Dearest (I’m So Sorry)” *

If I'm not mistaken, I think that's the entire Tragic kingdom CD there, minus the tracks already released.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on May 01, 2010, 12:05:29 AM
Really MORE no doubt? barely found anything beyond a couple songs to dl last time from them. Still so many 90's bands to be represented IMO.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 07, 2010, 08:34:43 AM
Next Week's DLC - Judas Priest's British Steel - but they're live tracks.

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Judas Priest - “Breaking the Law (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Rapid Fire (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Metal Gods (Live)”
Judas Priest - “Grinder (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “United (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Living After Midnight (Live)”
Judas Priest - “You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise (Live)”
Judas Priest - “The Rage (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Steeler (Live)” +

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MontyServo on May 07, 2010, 08:46:26 AM
Next Week's DLC - Judas Priest's British Steel - but they're live tracks.

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Judas Priest - “Breaking the Law (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Rapid Fire (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Metal Gods (Live)”
Judas Priest - “Grinder (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “United (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Living After Midnight (Live)”
Judas Priest - “You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise (Live)”
Judas Priest - “The Rage (Live)” +
Judas Priest - “Steeler (Live)” +



Me want!   :highfive:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 14, 2010, 12:41:39 PM
Next Week's DLC:


Grateful Dead – “Beat It on Down the Line” +
Grateful Dead – “Cumberland Blues” +
Grateful Dead – “Scarlet Begonias” +
Grateful Dead – “Throwing Stones”
Grateful Dead – “Touch of Grey” +
Grateful Dead – “U.S. Blues” +
The Smithereens – “A Girl Like You”
The Smithereens – “Only a Memory” +

Ooh! Smithereens! And Meh. The Dead.

BTW: Over on the RBN, someone's uploaded "Flight of the Bumblebee" and "Night on Bald Mtn."  Those would be interesting to play. Except for the vocalist.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on May 14, 2010, 01:29:43 PM
As much as I actively dislike almost everything by the Dead, I've found a couple of their tracks surprisingly fun to play on RB.  Sugar Magnolia springs to mind.

Smithereens is a definite Yay, though.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on May 14, 2010, 01:30:36 PM
As much as I actively dislike almost everything by the Dead, I've found a couple of their tracks surprisingly fun to play on RB.  Sugar Magnolia springs to mind.

Smithereens is a definite Yay, though.
Alabama Getaway is still one of my favorites to play. The entire song feels like a solo.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Maverick Joe Six-Pack on May 14, 2010, 01:48:04 PM
Next Week's DLC:


Grateful Dead – “Beat It on Down the Line” +
Grateful Dead – “Cumberland Blues” +
Grateful Dead – “Scarlet Begonias” +
Grateful Dead – “Throwing Stones”
Grateful Dead – “Touch of Grey” +
Grateful Dead – “U.S. Blues” +
The Smithereens – “A Girl Like You”
The Smithereens – “Only a Memory” +

Ooh! Smithereens! And Meh. The Dead.

BTW: Over on the RBN, someone's uploaded "Flight of the Bumblebee" and "Night on Bald Mtn."  Those would be interesting to play. Except for the vocalist.

Touch of Grey and Throwing Stones are two of my favorite songs!  Too bad I don't have any money to spend on RB at the moment.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gojikranz on May 14, 2010, 11:10:00 PM


BTW: Over on the RBN, someone's uploaded "Flight of the Bumblebee" and "Night on Bald Mtn."  Those would be interesting to play. Except for the vocalist.

that sounds incredible. 

my ultimate wishlist is that someone could make the Drum Duet/Los Endos that genesis played live on the invisible touch tour into rockband.  its probably impossible but pretending to drum that would be sooo cool.  even just los endos would be awesome also for the guitar.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 21, 2010, 10:49:28 AM
Next week - Pantera.

· “The Great Southern Trendkill”
· “War Nerve”
· “Drag the Waters”
· “10’s”
· “13 Steps to Nowhere”
· “Suicide Note Pt. II”
· “Living Through Me (Hell’s Wrath)
· “Floods”
· “The Underground in America”
· “(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin”

Usual pricing and release dates.
(Shakes head.) Pantera. I guess those Trixter masters must still be locked in the vault.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Piobman on May 21, 2010, 05:56:34 PM
Good to see some metal coming out. Now we need a bit more Tool!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on May 24, 2010, 01:31:58 PM
Next week - Pantera.

[TITLES REDACTED]

Usual pricing and release dates.
(Shakes head.) Pantera. I guess those Trixter masters must still be locked in the vault.

QFT.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gojikranz on May 26, 2010, 12:12:15 PM
YES! just read this

June 19

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii and PlayStation3 system

Genesis- “Land of Confusion”
Genesis- “Dancing With the Moonlight Knight”
Genesis- “Back in N.Y.C.”
Genesis- “No Reply At All”
Santana- “Black Magic Woman”
Santana- “Soul Sacrifice (Live at Woodstock)”
Santana- “Oye Como Va”
Everclear- “Santa Monica”
Alice in Chains- “Them Bones”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

one step closer to los endos for me!  and santana too great stuff cannot wait.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 26, 2010, 12:26:10 PM
Er, are you sure of this? The only place where I see this news is a poll on the RB forums.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gojikranz on May 26, 2010, 12:34:42 PM
it was reported on a genesis site i frequent.  i see what you mean though is that some fantasy thing?  egads hope they didnt just get me excited for nothing i dont know if i can take that.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on May 28, 2010, 09:04:45 AM
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (June 1):

• P.O.D. – “Alive”
• Spoon – “Trouble Comes Running”
• Spoon – “Don’t You Evah”
• Spoon – “I Turn My Camera On”
• Spoon – “Got Nuffin”

And the week after that is Rock Band: Green Day. I can't remember if we get DLC on release week on a new RB game or not.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 01, 2010, 02:12:54 PM
And the week after that is Rock Band: Green Day. I can't remember if we get DLC on release week on a new RB game or not.

We do.   :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 04, 2010, 07:50:42 AM
6/8 DLC:

Deftones - "Cherry Waves"
Deftones - "Hole in the Earth"
Deftones – “Minerva”
Boys Like Girls – “The Great Escape”
Crown of Thorns – “Rock Ready”

Also, all 47 tracks of Green Day: Rock Band is exportable.   So, there's also that for those of you who purchase it.  Hopefully, y'all pre-ordered it from Gamestop so you can do the export for free.   :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on June 04, 2010, 08:10:12 AM
Also, all 47 tracks of Green Day: Rock Band is exportable.   So, there's also that for those of you who purchase it.  Hopefully, y'all pre-ordered it from Gamestop so you can do the export for free.   :)

Thanks for the heads up! I wasn't aware of that!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on June 04, 2010, 11:27:55 AM
Finally got Lego Rock Band after it droped to $20... had previously waited till AC/DC rock band was $10 ... so I think Green Day is gonna take awhile for me. Only want Green Day for the export... which is why I'll probablly only get Beatles Rock Band if its in the $10 range... cant really justify buying a standalone game (GH5 has pretty much sat on my shelf unplayed at parties... the lack of exportibillty was a huge dissapointment on that game).
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on June 04, 2010, 01:05:13 PM
Yeah.  The only reason I'm picking up Green Day: Rock Band at launch is because I already had over $60.00 of Gamestop store credit just sitting there.  The whole free export if you pre-order the game from Gamestop thing helped influence me too.  Especially since Harmonix is going to charge everyone $10.00 for the export otherwise.  So, technically, I'm getting the game and the export for free.  W00t.

Then I'm planning on selling Green Day: Rock Band right back to Gamestop for more store credit and using that as a down payment for my pre-order of Rock Band 3.    8)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 10, 2010, 10:12:36 PM
Prince of Darkness pack 01:

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (June 15):

“Crazy Babies”
“Diggin’ Me Down”
“I Don’t Wanna Stop”
“Let Me Hear You Scream”
“No More Tears”
“Soul Sucker”

I believe that these are all by renown artist Michael Bolton.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 18, 2010, 12:07:39 PM
This week- Ozzy!

Next week- Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus!

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (June 22): (+ works with Lego RB)

“7 Things” +
“Can’t Be Tamed”
“Fly On the Wall” +
“See You Again” +
“Start All Over” +

Snicker. It's worth it to see the "If it's not  metal, it's not Rock Band!" people's heads explode.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on June 25, 2010, 09:19:47 AM
This week- Miley Cyrus! Next week:

DLC Week of 6/29 - Nickelback. 6 Pack.

“Burn It to the Ground”
“Figured You Out”
“Never Again”
“Photograph”
“Rockstar”
“This Afternoon”

Yes. Nickelback. (And yes, Mike. They are a real band.)

Fun side note: Rock Band: Nickelback was the code name for the Rock Band Network while Harmonix was developing it.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on June 25, 2010, 09:50:49 AM
That's 6 too many Nickelback songs for my liking.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on June 25, 2010, 07:12:58 PM
Miley Cirus and Nickelback back to back? Are they playing a joke on us?
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: OTC316 on July 01, 2010, 05:10:41 PM
I heard the next dlc is going to be a big pack of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Don't know which songs are on it yet, but good news all the same.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 02, 2010, 08:45:31 AM
I heard the next dlc is going to be a big pack of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Don't know which songs are on it yet, but good news all the same.

That seems to be the case. Here's the songs:

· “Bad Moon Rising”
· “Born on the Bayou”
· “Down on the Corner”
· “Fortunate Son (Original Version)”
· “Green River”
· “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
· “Lookin’ Out My Back Door”
· “Proud Mary”
· “Run Through the Jungle”
· “Travelin’ Band”
· “Up Around the Bend”
· “Who’ll Stop the Rain”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on July 03, 2010, 11:57:58 AM
Nice sale on DLC forthcoming. (http://www.rockband.com/zine/liveapalooza)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 03, 2010, 02:41:11 PM
Nice sale on DLC forthcoming. (http://www.rockband.com/zine/liveapalooza)

Too bad I've already got most of them.  :P
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 09, 2010, 01:54:45 PM
Next week's DLC:

The Vines Track Pack
Get Out
He's a Rocker
Orange Amber*
Outthataway*
Ride

and Future Perfect Tense - Sweet Billy Pilgrim*

No prices given.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 16, 2010, 01:11:29 PM
Next Week's DLC:
A Stooges Pack and some Bad Religion:

Stooges track Pack
1969
I Wanna Be Your Dog
No Fun
All Lego RB compatible

Bad Religion Singles
No Control (Lego RB Compat)
New Dark Ages
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 23, 2010, 08:57:31 AM
Hola! Next week's DLC is in espanol!

Juanes – “A Dios le Pido”
Juanes – “FíjateBien”
Juanes – “Gotas de Agua Dulce”
Juanes – “La Camisa Negra”
Juanes – “Mala Gente”
Juanes – “Yerbatero”

Usual prices and release date.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on July 31, 2010, 02:29:28 PM
A quick addendum to last week's releases:
They also added
Avenged Sevenfold – “Nightmare”
Avenged Sevenfold – “Scream”
Avenged Sevenfold – “Seize the Day”

Next week's stuff (Week of August 1):
* Blondie - "Rapture"
* dc Talk - "Jesus Freak"
* The Decemberists - "The Perfect Crime # 2"
* Eagles of Death Metal - "I Only Want You"
* Eels - "Saturday Morning"
* Family Force 5 - "Love Addict"
* KMFDM - "Sturm & Drang"
* La Roux - "Bulletproof"
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on July 31, 2010, 06:42:21 PM
My friend's band (Queen's Club) was on tour with Family Force 5.  Nice guys.  Some of their stuff is kinda catchy, but most I could do without.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on August 05, 2010, 04:54:49 PM
Coming 8/10 to Rock Band DLC:

Ministry Three Pack
* Jesus Built My Hot Rod
* Stigmata
* Thieves

Yes!  Yes!  And Yes again!  I am going to ding-a-ding-dang my dang-a-long-ling-long so hard next Tuesday.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on August 05, 2010, 06:38:59 PM
Coming 8/10 to Rock Band DLC:

Ministry Three Pack
* Jesus Built My Hot Rod
* Stigmata
* Thieves

Yes!  Yes!  And Yes again!  I am going to ding-a-ding-dang my dang-a-long-ling-long so hard next Tuesday.

That is going to be a fun pack!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Steve-O on August 10, 2010, 10:53:32 AM
Coming 8/10 to Rock Band DLC:

Ministry Three Pack
* Jesus Built My Hot Rod
* Stigmata
* Thieves

Yes!  Yes!  And Yes again!  I am going to ding-a-ding-dang my dang-a-long-ling-long so hard next Tuesday.

That is going to be a fun pack!

Stigmata is a weird, non-album version that sounds really hollow for some reason.  Perhaps because they've pulled the synths back in the mix?  At any rate, it's not the thundering cacophony that I know and love, so it's less awesome than hoped.

Thieves and Jesus Built My Hot Rod, on the other hand -- utterly fantastic!  I think I traumatized my plastic guitar.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on September 10, 2010, 11:32:33 AM
Yeah, we're a bit behind here. With 3's upcoming release, interest in RB2 seems to be waning. But here's next week's stuff.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Sept. 14):

Dio – “Holy Diver” +
Dio – “Stand Up and Shout” +
Juliana Hatfield – “Nirvana”
Morrissey – “Irish Blood, English Heart”
Silverchair – “Straight Lines”
The Smiths – “This Charming Man” +
Underoath – “Writing on the Walls”

And I think Snoop Dogg had a few tracks last week.

(Side note: Lips has an Andrew Lloyd Weber pack this week. Oooooo!)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 10, 2010, 12:33:51 PM
Sweet! More Underoath!  :highfive:
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 10, 2010, 01:43:49 PM
I'll totally be picking up the Silverchair track.  The other stuff, not so much.

And I think Snoop Dogg had a few tracks last week.

You are correct, sir.  8 tracks to be exact.  Snoop redid the tracks specifically for Rock Band, adding guitar riffs to each track and changing up the lyrics for some of the songs.  The tracks are:

“Beautiful”
“Drop It Like It’s Hot”
“Ridin’ In My Chevy”
“Sensual Seduction”
“Snoop’s Upside Ya Head”
“Tha Shiznit”
“That’s Tha Homie” *
“Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”

Here's "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" as an example:

http://www.youtube.com/v/X8m4DLwIo0w

I like the redos.  Especially Snoop's Upside Ya Head.   :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 10, 2010, 07:44:45 PM
HOLY DIVER!!!! Gonna grab that for sure!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on September 11, 2010, 12:57:20 AM
The Snoop Dogg tracks were fantastic. Well charted, well recorded, fun to play, and they sound wonderful.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: eegah on September 11, 2010, 09:40:15 AM
I like the [Snoop Dogg] redos. 

I understand why he needed to redo these to make them better for Rock Band play, but I'm generally disappointed with the redos and live versions. I want the song as I remember it. I wish the Judas Priest songs had been the studio versions. Oh well.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 11, 2010, 05:06:23 PM
Generally the reason for the re-recordings or live tracks is because they don't have individual master tracks. The biggest hold up is the drum tracks. In the old analog days they would flatten the drums to a single track for the master recordings.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 12, 2010, 05:47:46 AM
9/21 DLC

Bob Marley and the Waliers - Legends Album

Is This Love
No Woman, No Cry
Could You Be Loved
Three Little Birds
Buffalo Soldier
Stir It Up
One Love/People Get Ready
I Shot the Sheriff
Waiting in Vain
Redemption Song
Satisfy My Soul
Exodus

Since Get Up, Stand Up is on the Rock Band 3 disc it won't be in this DLC pack.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 12, 2010, 06:19:16 AM
Hm. That's somewhat tempting. I love that album, but not sure I'd like to play the songs on Rock Band.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on September 18, 2010, 12:43:08 AM
Just found this off slick deals...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/17/psn-exclusive-rock-band-dlc-sale-next-week/

Rock Band DLC on the Cheap Starting 9/21 (PSN Only)
Starting 9/21, PlayStation will be offering the following discount on RB DLC as part of their 15 year Birthday Celebration

* R.E.M – Losing My Religion (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
* Flyleaf – Again (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
* Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
* The Runaways – Cherry Bomb (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
* Anberlin – Feel Good Drag (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
* Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
* Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking Album (now $7.99, original price $15.99)
* Megadeth Rust in Peace (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
* Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill Album (now $7.99, original price $15.99)
* Rush Moving Pictures Album (now $5.49, original price $10.99)
* Slipknot 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
* Night Ranger 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
* Foreigner 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
* Rise Against 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
* The Offspring 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
* The White Stripes 02 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
* Nine Inch Nails 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
* Foo Fighters 03 Track Pack (now $3.49, original price $6.99)
* REO Speedwagon/Styx Tour ’09 Track Pack (now $5.49, original price $10.99)
* Creedence Clearwater Revival 01 Track Pack (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on September 21, 2010, 07:12:20 AM
RBN: Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster! SWEEEEEEET! I love that band. Downloading now!

Here's the song.  Not their best one, but I'll take it.
http://www.youtube.com/v/UQX57tL4Y-Y?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0

Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on September 24, 2010, 01:22:49 PM
9/28 DLC:

Anthrax – "Among the Living"
Anthrax – "I'm the Man"
Anthrax – "Indians"
Anthrax – "Madhouse (Live)"
Anthrax – "Metal Thrashing Mad (Live)"
My Chemical Romance – "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"
My Chemical Romance – "Welcome to the Black Parade"
30 Seconds to Mars – "Closer to the Edge"
Atreyu – "Coffin Nails"
Buckcherry – "Out of Line"
The Doobie Brothers – "Listen to the Music"
The Doobie Brothers – "Long Train Runnin'"


Hooray for Doobie Bros. tracks!   :D
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: MrTorso on September 24, 2010, 04:46:21 PM
Awesome! Anthrax!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Mechanical Torgo on October 02, 2010, 06:07:59 PM
10/5 DLC:

REM Pack 01
- Driver 8
- It’s the End of the World as We Know It
- Living Well is the Best Revenge
- Radio Free Europe
- Stand
- Superman
- These Days
- What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

T. Rex Pack 01
- Children of the Revolution
- Cosmic Dancer
- Jeepster
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: gbeenie on October 02, 2010, 11:35:17 PM
10/5 DLC:

REM Pack 01
- Driver 8
- It’s the End of the World as We Know It
- Living Well is the Best Revenge
- Radio Free Europe
- Stand
- Superman
- These Days
- What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?


Hells yes.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 04, 2010, 07:08:20 AM
The REM pack is welcome news.  Here's hoping they have another pack planned with Everybody Hurts after Rock Band 3 hits.  :-)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on October 05, 2010, 02:02:35 AM
I'm surprised that 'it's the end of the world' didn't make it onto the disc itself. Seems like it would be a popular song for parties.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Mechanical Torgo on October 05, 2010, 06:39:04 AM
EDIT:  Sorry, the DLC I posted for this upcoming week is slightly different than I had assumed.  Just goes to show that we should always wait to hear from Harmonix before making any assumptions.  Here's the correct DLC.

October 12 DLC: 

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? Full Album
 -“Purple Haze”
 -“Manic Depression”
 -“Hey Joe (Live)”
 -“Love or Confusion”
 -“May This Be Love”
 -“The Wind Cries Mary”
 -“Fire (Live)”
 -“3rd Stone from the Sun”
 -“Foxey Lady”
 -“Are You Experienced?”
 -“Stone Free”
 -“Highway Chile”

The full album will cost $19.99, £9.99 UK, €14.99 EU (1,600 Microsoft Points)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Compound on October 14, 2010, 09:34:34 PM
Now available on the Rock Band Network:
Stan Bush's "The Touch"

Yeah, it's been available for GH forever, but now it's in RB too.
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Mechanical Torgo on October 15, 2010, 07:20:35 AM
The last DLC for Rock Band 2 has been announced!

Available on October 19:

Stone Temple Pilots – “Big Empty”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Crackerman”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Creep”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Dead & Bloated”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Huckleberry Crumble”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart”
Jimmy Eat World – “Bleed American”
Jimmy Eat World – “My Best Theory”
Jimmy Eat World – “Pain”
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: k1 on October 15, 2010, 07:40:58 AM
Bleed American? Nice!
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: James of LinHood on October 15, 2010, 07:43:30 AM
I am sooooooo stoked for the STP pack!  This is the first time in a long time that I might purchase an entire pack.  Excellent way to end Rock Band 1/2 compatible DLC HMX.   :)
Title: Re: Rock Band 2!
Post by: Minnesota on October 15, 2010, 10:35:03 AM
Awesome Jimmy Eat Wold got another pack!