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ROCK BAND: The world loves wannabes...

ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
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The previous thread with more RB1 info is HERE.

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This Week's DLC

Offspring 01 - Each track is available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the complete three pack.
  • Gone Away
  • Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)
  • Self Esteem
Each of the following tracks will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points).
  • "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


Next Week's DLC

No info yet

Future DLC

Albums slated for release after RB2 is released:
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? by Megadeth - Sept 16th, 2008
Blood Sugar Sex Magick by the Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sept 30th, 2008
The Colour and the Shape by the Foo Fighters
Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
Texas Flood by Steve Ray Vaughn
Best of No Doubt pack

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I need more info on Rock Band!
For starters, there is the Rock Band WikiPedia page that is up-to-date for the most part. The folks in this thread are more than happy to answer any quick questions you might have.

Oh man, this game is awesome! But I'm stuck on...
Hold on! As usual, there are people out there far better than you that full combo "Freebird" on Expert while upside down on leftmode with their ear lobes. For the most part, you can find a gold mine of info and help by visiting the ScoreHero Rock Band forums and checking out the stickied topics and subforums.

So, what songs are in this?
This WikiPedia page has them all listed and sorted accordingly. The PS3 and 360 versions have a Music Store in it that allows you to buy/download the weekly DLC.

Hmm, I want to see the notecharts for...
Pretty much any on-disc song can be found on YouTube. If you want to see notecharts for DLC or simply want to hear the music, check out the Rock Band DLC Song Database page.

Fuck, PS2/Wii don't get DLC, right?
Sadly no. However, there is a Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 1 currently available. The second volume is supposed to come some time in October.

Dude! This game totally needs...
Yeah yeah...we know. How about you go tell Harmonix what you want in the game via their Song Request page. Will they listen? Who knows. But with all the awesome they've thrown on us every week, there's always the possibility...

GOD DAMMIT! MY GEAR IS BROKEN!
Harmonix/EA/MTV have been nice so far and allowed people to RMA their broken equipment via EA's Support Site. However, the deadline for non-60 day reciept RMAs is October 1st, 2008 (this deadline is for Rock Band 1 gear in North America). After that, you need your reciept to send stuff in.

I'm tired of playing with these random retards...
So are we. This is why there is a PA group for Xbox Live folk. If you are down, throw a friend request at Rock Band PA and check out who's on the list.
  • Headsets aren't mandatory but it does make it more fun.
  • Before throwing game invites, send a message beforehand to negotiate what instruments people are playing.
  • Don't be a dick. This is just for fun.
  • If you're doing Battle of the Band challenges, it helps to add PA folks to your friend list to check out how you measure up with the rest of us.
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Rock Band 2 Intro

North American Rock Band 2 release dates:
Xbox 360 - OUT NOW (standalone game & instruments)
PS3 and Xbox 360 bundle - October 19th
Wii - November 18th
(Note: Dates not totally finalized)

NEW Rock Band 2 Site!

The Gear
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  • Quieter fret keys.
  • Sturdier strum bar.
  • Auto-calibration system in the guitar.
  • Radiant wood-finish.
  • Improved tilt sensor.
  • Not a listed feature but you can connect your drum's bass pedal to activate Overdrive.
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  • New bass kick pedal is reinforced with a metal plate.
  • Velocity sensitive drum heads (no real effect on gameplay so far)
  • Cymbal and hi-hat expansion ports (3 cymbals and an extra pedal?)
  • New drums are super quiet.
  • Completely wireless.
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  • The Drum Rocker by Ion. Website Available on Amazon. Limited retail release coming soon.
  • Basically, a real life electronic drum set minus the drum brain (which is needed to do shit away from Rock Band).
  • Currently goes for $299.99 plus any extras you buy with it plus shipping. Drum brain goes for another $100+.
  • Extra cymbals are sold seperately via Ion, Amazon and Mad Catz.
  • Need help getting those cymbals to work properly? Check out this thread for some insight.
Xbox LIVE Achievements & PS3 Trophies
Skill
Solid Gold, Baby! Gold star any song. 25
Flawless Fretwork 100% a song on Expert guitar. 25
Flawless Drumming 100% a song on Expert drums. 25
Flawless Singing 100% a song on Expert vocals. 25
Flawless Groove 100% a song on Expert bass only using up-strums. 25
Flawless Guitar Solo 100% a guitar solo using only the solo buttons. 20
The Bachman-Turner Award Maintain deployed Overdrive for 90 seconds. 25
Million Point Club Earn more than 1,000,000 points in a single song. 25
Bragging Rights Defeat a player in either Score Duel or Tug of War. 15
Comeback Kid Defeat the last player beat you in either Score Duel or Tug of War. 15
Band Savior Be a savior 3 times during one song. 20
Hello Cleveland! Deploy Vocal Overdrive 4 times in a single song. 20
Overdrive Overdose Achieved an 8x Band Multiplier 25

Band World Tour
Got Wheels Won a Van in World Tour 20
Open Road Won a Bus in World Tour 20
Jet Setter Won a Jet in World Tour 20
Worldwide Sensation Gain the ability to play around the world 25
West Coast Performer Played a set on the West Coast of North America 10
God Save the Band Played a set in the United Kingdom 10
Heartland Performer Played a set in Middle America. 10
Western Europe Performer Played a set in Western Europe. 10
East Coast Performer Played a set on the East Coast of North America 10
Eastern European Performer Played a set in Eastern Europe. 10
Road Dog Played in every venue in the world 30
One Million Fans Reached 1 million fans in Band World Tour 30
[Secret] Rock Immortal Inductee Joined the Rolling Stone Rock Immortals list 20
[Secret] Vinyl Artist Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Medium 20
[Secret] Gold Artist Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Hard 30
[Secret] Platinum Artist Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Expert 50
[Secret] The Bladder of Steel Award Completed the Endless Setlist 2 without pausing or failing. 25

Exploration
Clothes to the Edge Buy over $100,000 worth of clothes. 20
Needs More Umlauts! Made a Band Logo. 10
The San Dimas 4th Annual Award Competed in a Battle of the Bands. 15
You're Hired! Hired a staff member. 10
You Killed the Radio Star Made a music video. 15

Tour Challenge
Along for the Ride Beat an instrument-specific challenge while playing another instrument 10
Challenge Novice Complete 25 Challenges on Medium Difficulty, or 10 Challenges on Hard Difficulty, or 5 Challenges on Expert Difficulty 10
Challenge Master Complete 25 Challenges on Hard Difficuly, or 10 Challenges on Expert Difficulty 15
Challenge Savant Complete 25 Challenges on Expert Difficulty 25
The Final Countdown Unlock an Impossible Challenge 15
Stage Igniters Beat the Impossible Band Challenge 25
Lord of the Strings Beat the Impossible Guitar Challenge 25
AN-I-MAL!!! Beat the Impossible Drum Challenge 25
Virtuoso Beat the Impossible Vocal Challenge 25
Groove Assassin Beat the Impossible Bass Challenge 20
Buy a Real Instrument Already! Beat an "Impossible" Challenge on Expert Difficulty 35

Drum Trainer
Beat It! Complete all beats at 60BPM or higher, or half of the beats at 140BPM or higher 10
The Beat Goes On Complete all beats at 100BPM or higher, or half of the beats at 180BPM or higher 20
Fill Me In Complete all fills at 60BPM or higher, or half of the fills at 140BPM or higher 10
Fill Legend Complete all fills at 100BPM or higher, or half of the fills at 180BPM or higher

Main Setlist
"Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC
"Girl's Not Grey" by AFI
"You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
"Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains
"Ramblin' Man" by Allman Brothers Band
"Almost Easy" by Avenged Sevenfold
"Shooting Star" by Bad Company
"So What'cha Want" by Beastie Boys
"E-Pro" by Beck
"Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill
"White Wedding Pt. I" by Billy Idol
"One Way or Another" by Blondie
"Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan
"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
"Hello There" by Cheap Trick
"Uncontrollable Urge" by Devo
"Feel the Pain" by Dinosaur Jr.
"Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed
"Panic Attack" by Dream Theatre
"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
"Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello
"Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac
"Everlong" by Foo Fighters
"Shackler's Revenge" by Guns N' Roses
"PDA" by Interpol
"Mountain Song" by Jane's Addiction
"Aqualung" by Jethro Tull
"The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World
"Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett
"Anyway You Want It" by Journey
"Painkiller" by Judas Priest
"Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
"Pretend We're Dead" by L7
"Our Truth" by Lacuna Coil
"One Step Closer" by Linkin Park
"My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit
"De-Luxe" by Lush
"Colony of Birchmen" by Mastodon
"Peace Sells" by Megadeth
"Battery" by Metallica
"Where'd You Go" by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
"Float On" by Modest Mouse
"Ace of Spades" by Motörhead
"Drain You" by Nirvana
"Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
"Nine in the Afternoon" by Panic! At the Disco
"That's What You Get" by Paramore
"Alive" by Pearl Jam
"Lump" by Presidents of the United States of America
"Testify" by Rage Against the Machine
"Round & Round" by Ratt
"Give it Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Give it All" by Rise Against
"The Trees" by Rush
"Lazy Eye" by Silversun Pickups
"Today" by Smashing Pumpkins
"I Was Wrong" by Social Distortion
"Teenage Riot" by Sonic Youth
"Spoonman" by Soundgarden
"Cool for Cats" by Squeeze
"Bodhitsattva" by Steely Dan
"Rock'n Me" by Steve Miller Band
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
"Chop Suey" by System of a Down
"Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
"Master Exploder" by Tenacious D
"Souls of Black" by Testament
"New Kid in School" by The Donnas
"We Got the Beat" by The Go-Go's
"Alabama Getaway" by The Grateful Dead
"American Woman" by The Guess Who
"Kids in America" by The Muffs
"Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Seperated)" by The Offspring
"Alex Chilton" by The Replacements
"Pinball Wizard" by The Who

Bonus Tracks
"Visions" by Abnormality
"Get Clean" by Anarchy Club
"Night Lies" by Bang Camaro
"Shoulder to the Plow" by Breaking Wheel
"Neighborhood" by The Libyans
"A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" by The Main Drag
"Conventional Lover" by Speck
"Supreme Girl" by The Sterns
"Rob the Prez-O-Dent" by The Handsome Devil

New Venues
  • Tijuana, Mexico
  • Shanghai, China
  • Austin, Texas
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Dublin, Ireland
New Features
  • Breakneck Speed - Hyperspeed mode returns, does not prevent unlocking.
  • Daily Challenges - HMX will release Battle of the Bands challenges to be ranked versus people on your friend list, your region, and then worldwide.
  • New Vocals Talky System - For the most part, talky sections are pretty much freebie sections as was the original intent. This makes talky-heavy songs far more fun than previously.
  • Online Band World Tour - Take your music talents on the online road and size yourself up against everyone else out there with your own band.
  • Drum Trainer - An in depth mode that allows you to learn how to play key parts of the instrument.
  • New and Old Gear - While adding a bunch of new outfits and accessories for your characters, they've also retained the old gear in case you don't want to change your look in Rock Band 2.
  • Song Selection in Band Quickplay - The ability to choose what song your pick-up online band is now up to a round robin system to prevent demented morons from picking "Welcome Home" again.
  • Playlist Creation - You can now create your own playlist (the limit is somewhere upwards into the 100s) in Solo and Band Quickplay. You can also select an entire album as a setlist and play the tracks in order. You cannot currently save playlists, however.
  • Band Creation - Aside from the regular tweaks that comes with bands (logos, mottos, stats, etc) you can also add online players as permanent members to your band. This allows them to jump in (uninvited) whenever you're in the Practice Space. If they try to join any other time, the band leader will get a pop up indicating that said player would like to join.
  • Disc Exporting - Export almost all the Rock Band 1 on-disc songs onto your hard drive (Xbox 360 & PS3) for use in Rock Band 2. The only songs that cannot be transferred due to licensing issues are "Run to the Hills", "Paranoid", and "Enter Sandman". The cost is $4.99 or 400msp. The update for this was made available Sept. 5th for the 360 and Sept. 11th for the PS3. The songs take up about 1.5 gigs of the 360's HD. To export simply go into Options from the main menu and choose Export Songs.
The Cheats
  • Unlock All Songs: R Y B R R B B R Y B "Unlock every song in the game!" [Disables saving, acheivements and LIVE multiplayer]
  • New Venues Only: R R R R Y Y Y Y "Only Show Rock Band 2 venues!" [Only let's you play in the new venues]
  • Stage Mode: B Y R B Y R B Y R "Apply tweaks that are useful for live, public Rock Band 2 performances!" [Enables No Fail, disables saving, acheivements and LIVE multiplayer]
  • Awesomeness Detection: Y B O Y B O Y B O "Let Harmonix know that you are really awesome!" [???]
Additional 20 Songs for Free?
Yes, confirmed by Harmonix. They wanted to ship the game with 100+ songs but didn't get to do so in time. As such, another 20 will be available for download "soon after release" for the price of ZERO! Still no official word regarding which songs they will be.


The Big Fat DLC List
Orange tracks are covers. Limed tracks are masters.

Full Albums
Listed in order of release, tracks by actual album order.
Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
1. The Hellion/Electric Eye
2. Riding on the Wind
3. Bloodstone
4. (Take These) Chains
5. Pain and Pleasure
6. Screaming for Vengeance
7. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
8. Fever
9. Devil's Child

The Cars by the Cars
1. Good Times Roll
2. My Best Friend's Girl
3. Just What I Needed
4. I'm in Touch With Your World
5. Don't Cha Stop
6. You're All I've Got Tonight
7. Bye Bye Love
8. Moving in Stereo
9. All Mixed Up

Doolittle by The Pixies
1. Debaser
2. Tame
3. I Bleed
4. Here Comes Your Man
5. Dead
6. Monkey Gone to Heaven
7. Mr. Grieves
8. Crackity Jones
9. La La Love you
10. No. 13 Baby
11. There Goes My Gun
12. Hey
13. Silver
14. Gouge Away

Peace Sells...But Who's Buying by Megadeth
1. Wake Up Dead
2. The Conjuring
3. Devil's Island
4. Good Mourning/Black Friday
5. Bad Omen
6. I Ain't Superstitious
7. My Last Words

Moving Pictures by Rush
1. Tom Sawyer (Original Version)
2. Red Barchetta
3. YYZ
4. Limelight (Original Version)
5. The Camera Eye
6. Witch Hunt
7. Vital Signs

Blood Sugar Sex Magick by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

1. The Power of Equality
2. If You Have to Ask
3. Breaking the Girl
4. Funky Monks
5. Suck My Kiss
6. I Could Have Lied
7. Mellowship Slinky in B Major
8. The Righteous & The Wicked
9. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
10. Under the Bridge
11. Naked in the Rain
12. Apache Rose Peacock
13. The Greeting Song
14. My Lovely Man
15. Sir Psycho Sexy
16. They're Red Hot


Song Packs
Listed in order by release.
Metallica 01
  • ...And Justice for All
  • Blackened
  • Ride the Lightning
The Police 01
  • Can't Stand Losing You
  • Synchronicity
  • Roxanne
Queens of the Stone Age 01
  • 3's and 7's
  • Little Sister
  • Sick Sick Sick
David Bowie 01
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Heroes
  • Queen Bitch
Black Sabbath 01
  • N.I.B
  • Sweet Leaf
  • War Pigs
Punk 01
  • "Ever Fallen in Love" by Buzzcocks
  • "I Fought the Law" by The Clash
  • "Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones
Oasis 01
  • Don't Look Back in Anger
  • Live Forever
  • Wonderwall
(Arguably) Punk 02
  • "Complete Control" by The Clash
  • "Truth Hits Everybody" by The Police
  • "Teenage Lobotomy" by The Ramones
Nine Inch Nails 01
  • March of the Pigs
  • The Collector
  • The Perfect Drug
Grateful Dead 01
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • Casey Jones
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Truckin'
  • Franklin's Tower
  • I Need a Miracle
Earache Thrash 01
  • "Blinded by Fear" by At the Gates
  • "Thrasher" by Evile
  • "D.O.A." by The Haunted
Boston 01 (Note - this is basically their first album minus one track, "Let Me Take You Home Tonight")
  • Peace of Mind
  • More Than a Feeling
  • Smokin'
  • Rock and Roll Band
  • Something About You
  • Hitch a Ride
Harmonix 01 (Note - This is also known as the OXM Bonus disc pack)
  • "Rock Rebellion" by Bang Camaro
  • "Shake" by Count Zero
  • "Sprode" by Freezepop
Classic Rock 01
  • "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Message in a Bottle" by The Police
  • "Call Me" by Blondie
Scene 01
  • "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" by Fall Out Boy (Note - Radio friendly edited version)
  • "It Hurts" by Angels and Airwaves
  • "Date With the Night" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Jimmy Buffett 01
  • Margaritaville
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • Volcano
Disturbed 01
  • Indestructable
  • Inside the Fire
  • Perfect Insanity
MTV2 01
  • "Moving to Seattle" by The Material
  • "A Clean Shot" by The Myriad
  • "Bullets & Guns" by Them Terribles
Weezer 01
  • Troublemaker
  • The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
  • Dreamin'
Crüe Fest 01
  • “Down At The Whisky” by Mötley Crüe
  • “Time Is Running Out” by Papa Roach
  • “Who’s Going Home With You Tonight” by Trapt
The Who 12 Pack
  • Amazing Journey
  • Baba O'Riley
  • Behind Blue Eyes
  • Eminence Front
  • Going Mobile
  • Leaving Here
  • My Generation (Live at Leeds)
  • Real Good Looking Boy
  • Sea and Sand
  • Summertime Blue (Live at Leeds)
  • Who Are You
  • Young Man Blues (Live at Leeds)
Nine Inch Nails 02
  • Burn
  • Capital G
  • Last
Crüe Fest 02
  • "Rescue Me" by Buckcherry
  • "Face Down in the Dirt" by Motley Crüe
  • "Life is Beautiful" by Sixx:A.M.
Roadrunner Records 01
  • "Runnin' Wild" by Airbourne
  • "Clouds Over California" by DevilDriver
  • "Constant Motion" by Dream Theater
  • "My Curse" by Killswitch Engage
  • "Aesthetics Of Hate" by Machine Head
  • "Sleepwalker" by Megadeth
Locksley 01
  • All Over Again
  • She Does
  • Don't Make Me Wait
The PAX 2008 Collection
  • "Skullcrusher Mountain" by Jonathan Coulton
  • "Livin' at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe" by MC Frontalot feat. Brad Sucks
  • "Shhh..." by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
All That Remains 01
  • This Calling
  • Chiron
  • Two Weeks
Rock Band Tour 01
  • “One of Those Nights” by the Cab
  • “Hands Down” by Dashboard Confessionals
  • “She’s a Handsome Woman” by Panic! At the Disco
  • “Natural Disaster” by Plain White T’s
Offspring 01
  • Gone Away
  • Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)
  • Self Esteem


Singles
Listed in order by release.
"Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Juke Box Hero" - Foreigner
"Bang a Gong (Get It On)" - T.Rex
"My Sharona" - The Knack
"Cherry Bomb" - The Runaways
"Joker & the Thief" - Wolfmother
"My Iron Lung" - Radiohead
"Brass in Pocket" - The Pretenders
"Buddy Holly" - Weezer
"Attack" - 30 Seconds to Mars
"The Kill" - 30 Seconds to Mars
"Dirty Little Secret" - All American Rejects
"Move Along "- All-American Rejects
"Song with a Mission" - The Sounds
"Gimme Three Steps" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Hard to Handle" - The Black Crowes
"Limelight" - Rush
"Die, All Right!" - The Hives
"Interstate Love Song" - Stone Temple Pilots
"The Number of the Beast" - Iron Maiden
"Action" - Sweet
"Last Train to Clarksville" - The Monkees
"All the Small Things" - Blink 182
"Siva" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Working Man" - Rush
"Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial)" - Coheed and Cambria
"Roam" - The B52's
"We Care A Lot" - Faith No More
"Calling Dr. Love" - Kiss
"Sex Type Thing" - Stone Temple Pilots
"El Scorcho" - Weezer
"Why Do You Love Me" - Garbage
"Crushcrushcrush" - Paramore
"Beethoven's C***" - Serj Tankian
"Shockwave" - Black Tide
"Still Alive" - GLaDOS
"Saints of Los Angeles" - Mötley Crüe
"Red Tandy" - The Mother
"Hips Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear"- The Mother Hips
"Zero" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Hanging on the Telephone" - Blondie
"Train in Vain (Stand By Me)" - The Clash
"Kool Thing" - Sonic Youth
"Beetlebum" - Blur
"Countdown to Insanity" - H-Blockx
"Hier Kommt Alex" - Die Toten Hosen (German)
"Hysteria" - Muse
"Manu Chao "- Les Wampas (French)
"Monsoon" - Tokio Hotel
"New Wave" - Pleymo (French)
"Perfekte Welle" - Juli (German)
"Rock 'n Roll Star" - Oasis
"Girls Who Play Guitars" - Maxïmo Park
"Afterlife" - Avenged Sevenfold
"Critical Acclaim" - Avenged Sevenfold
"Hammerhead" - The Offspring
"Rock N Roll Dream" - Crooked X
“Promised Land” - Vesuvius
"Snow (Hey Oh)" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Tell Me Baby" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Closer to the Heart" - Rush
"Working Man (Vault Edition)" - Rush
“Devour” - Shinedown
“Junkies For Fame” - Shinedown
"They Say" by Scars on Broadway
"This is It" by Staind
"Electric Crown" by Testament
"Yomp" by thenewno2
"B.Y.O.B." by System of a Down
"Toxicity" by System of a Down
"Girl U Want" by Devo (new original recording)
"Through Being Cool" by Devo (new original recording)
"Girls on Film" by Duran Duran
"Rio" by Duran Duran
"Get Your Rock On" by The Janitors
"Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" by Stephen and the Colberts
"Sorrow" by Bad Religion
"She Sells Sanctuary" by the Cult
"Bandages" by Hot Hot Heat
"Shoot the Runner" by Kasabian [Note: Radio friendly edit]
"You're No Rock N Roll Fun" by Sleater-Kinney
"Love Spreads" by Stone Roses
"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

263 Downloadable Songs by October 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to midgetspy, Unbreakable Vow, quovadis13, mxmarks, Lunker, vegeta_666, Smug Duckling, DarkPrimus and many others for their contributions in going through these threads like starving vultures on a dead buffalo carcass.

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Current BOTB Challenge

    Eh...update this later.

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    Battle of the Bands
    • The main new feature is online Band World Tour. You can also take your band and challenge other bands via the new Battle of the Bands feature. Every day a new challenge will be posted on either the Tour Challenge or Battle of the Bands. As far as Battle of the Band challenges go:
    • Your band's score is measured up against another band from your friend list.
    • It isn't in real time but the score meter shows you how your band's progress is going.
    • In a BotB setlist, your multiplier and leftover Overdrive will carry on to the next song.
    • Make sure you read the requirements and rules for each challenge.
    • You don't need to be in a full band.
    • The PA Band List
    • Interested in measuring up against other forumers? Friend them on LIVE/PSN and see who's gunning for top spot. All the scores are saved for the leader of the band on that gamertag. As such, only the leader of the band is listed since we can all sub in for other bands.
    ***gonna wait for the new RB website to keep this updated***

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yay!

    Can anyone tell me if the instruments of RB2 are worth importing over RB1?

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    No thanks to me? Now I have to complain about that.

    Excuse me while I load up Word to compose my thoughts...

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    HELLO THERE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

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  • LepwaveLepwave Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Anyone knows if the RB1 songs counts towards the guitar career score or is it just the RB2 songs?

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Rock Band will be Available on Retail Shelves
    in Australia on November 7 and late October in New Zealand.


    They mention something about most DLC being available. It sounds like there are seperate licensing issues with some of the DLC.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Lepwave wrote: »
    Anyone knows if the RB1 songs counts towards the guitar career score or is it just the RB2 songs?

    It depends on how you look at it. Only the on-disc RB2 songs count toward the leaderboards, but I think the band score (found in the Band Profile page) accounts for all songs available and all instruments.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Arikado wrote: »
    Rock Band will be Available on Retail Shelves
    in Australia on November 7 and late October in New Zealand.


    They mention something about most DLC being available. It sounds like there are seperate licensing issues with some of the DLC.

    200 songs worth it seems.

    As long as they keep The Pixies I'm happy.

    Wait, does this mean the DLC is not region-free. :(

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  • KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Can someone tell me the purpose of the stars that accompany my band name in world tour?

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  • midgetspymidgetspy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    midgetspy wrote: »
    mxmarks: Your fills are off because of your surround sound. If you're running surround sound that means digital audio which means processing time. If you have the Dolby Digital option turned on in game it adds to the delay even more.

    The difference (on my PS3) between running digital audio (HDMI) or analog (RCA/composite) to my receiver is about 60ms. With analog audio my fills are perfectly on time, but with digital audio the sound comes out of the speakers much (60ms) later and it throws me off if I'm not expecting it. With DD on it adds another 40+ms onto the audio lag. If you're going to leave your sound lagged that's fine, just switch your fills to something like RRRRR-R
    G so you're sure you hit the G at the end.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I love that new thread smell.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Kor wrote: »
    Can someone tell me the purpose of the stars that accompany my band name in world tour?

    Your overall score? Some kind of mathematical way to figure out if your total score is the equivalent of a certain number of stars...I guess.

    I'd like more info in this as well because I had five gold stars and then did a couple of Tour Challenges and my score didn't change but I no longer have any gold stars.

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  • iusehappymodiusehappymod Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I love rockband 1. I played it a lot, and found it endlessly entertaining.

    Please, someone tell me how rockband 2 is. Is it as awesome as I hope it is?

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I love rockband 1. I played it a lot, and found it endlessly entertaining.

    Please, someone tell me how rockband 2 is. Is it as awesome as I hope it is?

    It's like Rock Band but better.

    Tons of songs, Tour mode is amazing, updated online challenges and battle of the bands, new costumes (I don't know why that is so important to me) and streamlined online play.

    And once you get RB2 you can give RB1 to a friend or sell it back since you won't need it again unless you particularly want to play Enter Sandman.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Can someone also please tell me if RB2 instruments are worth getting over RB1 instruments? And if the DLC is region free?

    I'm really stuck between just importing the RB2 special edition pack and then buy the rb1 guitar and game pack or just buy the full RB1 bundle and not bother with the hassle.

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So yeah, Nightmare Vocals unlocks the ultimate metal outfit AND unlocks the reindeer head in hairstyles for the guys and the snake for the girls.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I love rockband 1. I played it a lot, and found it endlessly entertaining.

    Please, someone tell me how rockband 2 is. Is it as awesome as I hope it is?

    Even if the game had absolutely no gameplay/cosmetic improvements over RB1, it would still be over 80 songs for under 65 dollars. The same amount of DLC would cost over 160 dollars. Plus the new features are really nice.

    You basically can't go wrong. People who like RB1 more than RB2 are A) non-existant and B) dead inside if they really are real.
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Can someone also please tell me if RB2 instruments are worth getting over RB1 instruments?

    I can't speak for the drums, but the RB2 Strat is nearly perfect.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Can someone also please tell me if RB2 instruments are worth getting over RB1 instruments? And if the DLC is region free?

    I'm really stuck between just importing the RB2 special edition pack and then buy the rb1 guitar and game pack or just buy the full RB1 bundle and not bother with the hassle.

    The guitar, definite-fucking-ly. It's great.

    The drums? I've heard mixed reports and that's why I've held off. Some say they are perfect and incredible and some are reporting the same problems (over sensitivity being the one that bothers me the most, as my current RB1 drum set frequently disconnects itself in the middle of a song if I breathe on it too hard)

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Beat the tour mode, hard drums, not a problem. I moved on to the challenges, beat those one hard, only having to do Panic Attack twice. The first time it kicked my ass, then I returned the favor. There doesn't seem to be a "Run to the Hills" level of WHAT THE FUCK in this game, which I am totally pleased with. Expert drum challenges, here I come!

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  • KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The drums feel great. Unfortunately it seems the SL models are suffering cross talk issues. I'd love to play with my new drums, but everytime I hit my yellow, my blue thinks it being hit as well.

    I've tried a couple of the home remedies for it, to no avail. :(



    On a different note, I played a 4 song make a setlist yesterday, and was asked to drop a random encore onto it. Me playing guitar and my wife singing, both on expert. After the 5 song setlist, we apparently won just over 2.4million fans.

    I mean jesus fucking christ. I'd heard a couple of you guys mention bigger chunks, but 2.4 million?

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think the biggest haul was with Erandus and we did some...5song+ setlist and got like 2.8million or something close to 3mil. Along with like 24 bucks.

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  • metaghostmetaghost Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The guitar, definite-fucking-ly. It's great.

    I think that should be de-fuckin-itely. The new guitar is defuckinitely great.

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  • LockeColeLockeCole Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My copy shows up today... time to import the rb1 songs and spend even more money on dlc :P I'll probably pick up the new guitar eventually, but until then, rock on with the old gear!

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Arikado wrote: »
    I think the biggest haul was with Erandus and we did some...5song+ setlist and got like 2.8million or something close to 3mil. Along with like 24 bucks.

    That was after the 7 song 21st Century setlist where we had all but, I think, one gold or 5 star.

    And yeah, it was just shy of 3 mil fans. 4 people 5/gold starring on expert apparently pleases people.

    You'd think out of 3 million people, they could scrape together enough cash to buy some fucking CD's or Tshirts or something.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm doing a pass through on the middle venues right now and I usually get about 300k per song. You get more if you accept the challenges offered and have a manager that helps increase that number.

    I believe you also get a general boost for completing the Rolling Stone event. I know I'm getting more fans from low venue gigs than before the RS show.

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  • metaghostmetaghost Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh, and shit, I totally need to buy a new kit for tomorrow.
    Neil Peart called me and was like, "what the fuck are you thinkin'? how you gonna play my jamz without no drumz?"

    I felt shame for the first time in my life.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Aughh I still can't decide if I want the whole album or not.

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  • KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    Arikado wrote: »
    I think the biggest haul was with Erandus and we did some...5song+ setlist and got like 2.8million or something close to 3mil. Along with like 24 bucks.

    That was after the 7 song 21st Century setlist where we had all but, I think, one gold or 5 star.

    And yeah, it was just shy of 3 mil fans. 4 people 5/gold starring on expert apparently pleases people.

    You'd think out of 3 million people, they could scrape together enough cash to buy some fucking CD's or Tshirts or something.

    Obviously it was a charity event. The 24 bucks was from reaching into your pocket and going, "OH shit! I was wondering where that went."

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    midgetspy wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    mxmarks: Your fills are off because of your surround sound. If you're running surround sound that means digital audio which means processing time. If you have the Dolby Digital option turned on in game it adds to the delay even more.

    The difference (on my PS3) between running digital audio (HDMI) or analog (RCA/composite) to my receiver is about 60ms. With analog audio my fills are perfectly on time, but with digital audio the sound comes out of the speakers much (60ms) later and it throws me off if I'm not expecting it. With DD on it adds another 40+ms onto the audio lag. If you're going to leave your sound lagged that's fine, just switch your fills to something like RRRRR-R
    G so you're sure you hit the G at the end.

    Thanks. I'm running analog (red and white RCA cables) into an amplifier, and that goes out to a 5 channel system (2 front, 2 back and a center, and a sub). The composite cables go directly into the TV. I'll just have to fiddle with it more (or angrily get the strat), because I just get so pissed off that roughly 1500 worth of stuff (HDTV, Surround Sound System, 360, RB2, new drums) won't play nice together. And to add another $70 to it just for the auto calibrate makes me want to return it all. But I wont. I never will.

    I still think I may RMA the drums. Every time I walk by them I get more and more confident that while I'm willing to accept the fact that they're gonna take a beating, at $97 I should have to deal with the red being louder and less bouncy after 1 week.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    What I'd like to know is where in Montreal there's a stadium that holds three goddamn million people. The city's population is less than 2 mil.

    Unless we're somehow able to subvert the minds of people not even in the building, possibly the provence, and make them worship us. If this is the case, we could go all Dethklok and rule the world.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So IGN is doing reviews of Rock Band DLC a few days before it comes out, and they're saying all the random other tracks coming out this week are absolutely awesome except for the Stone Roses track, which is only somewhat awesome.

    Dammit. And I want the Rush album too... this week will murder my wallet.

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Kiwis?

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    150,000 people who kinda like you attend the concert then forcibly convert 20 of their closest friends & family towards worshiping your band.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    Kiwis?

    New Zealanders.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    Kiwis?

    These guys.

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  • KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    What I'd like to know is where in Montreal there's a stadium that holds three goddamn million people. The city's population is less than 2 mil.

    Unless we're somehow able to subvert the minds of people not even in the building, possibly the provence, and make them worship us. If this is the case, we could go all Dethklok and rule the world.

    Well think about it. I'm sure some people way out in Western Canada was all, "Holy shit, some band is paying attention to Canada, they must be awesome!"

    so you see, even people not going to the concert are becoming fans.

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  • KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So IGN is doing reviews of Rock Band DLC a few days before it comes out, and they're saying all the random other tracks coming out this week are absolutely awesome except for the Stone Roses track, which is only somewhat awesome.

    Dammit. And I want the Rush album too... this week will murder my wallet.

    Amazon 20% MSpoints?

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Kor wrote: »
    I'm sure some people way out in Western Canada was all, "Holy shit, some band is paying attention to Canada, they must be awesome!"

    I like my mind-control, world-domination scenario better.

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  • StormyWatersStormyWaters Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I have so many songs (191, and 20 coming for free in what, a month?) that I'm less eager to buy dlc than I was in rb1. I'm also holding out for the SRV pack that I am really ,really, really looking forward to.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    What I'd like to know is where in Montreal there's a stadium that holds three goddamn million people. The city's population is less than 2 mil.

    Unless we're somehow able to subvert the minds of people not even in the building, possibly the provence, and make them worship us. If this is the case, we could go all Dethklok and rule the world.

    Are you aware that the number of fans you receive from a show is supposed to be the number of fans you get from simply doing the show? Presumably the people who actually attend are already fans. The number of new fans could be from folks who tuned in and caught the show on MTV (Do they still show concerts anymore?) or maybe heard it on the radio. Could even be word of mouth (I told two friends and they told two friends and so on and so on and so on...). If it were attendees, then I'd have to wonder how I can get 100k+ new fans from playing at the BBQ location in Austin... Must be a hell of a festival.

    Also, the number of fans is multiplied per song and is also dependent on how well you perform each song. You'll get more fans from a five song set and each song with five stars than the same set and one song with only four stars.

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