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ROCK BAND: We don't have "Jessie's Girl" ...yet

ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
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First post covers your basic info plus the DLC. Second post covers community stuff.
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This Week's DLC

Nirvana 7-Pack
  • Breed
  • Lounge Act
  • On a Plain
  • Polly
  • Something in the Way
  • Stay Away
  • Territorial Pissings
The full Nirvana 7 Pack will $10.99 (880 Microsoft Points) or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track. These tracks will be available on Xbox360 on October 21st and on the PS3 on October 23rd

Next Week's DLC

Siouxsie and the Banshees Pack - 440 MSP ($5.49)
  • Hong Kong Garden - 160 MSP ($1.99)
  • The Killing Jar - 160 MSP ($1.99)
  • Kiss Them For Me - 160 MSP ($1.99)
"Dammit" by Blink 182 - 160 MSP ($1.99)
"Pretty In Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs- 160 MSP ($1.99)
"Melatonin" by Silversun Pickups - 160 MSP ($1.99)
"Well Thought Out Twinkles" by Silversun Pickups - 160 MSP ($1.99)


Future DLC

Here's Your 20 Free Songs
These songs will be available exclusively to people who own Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii. They will be available for download on November 4th for the 360 and PS3 while they are expected to be available for the Wii in early December 2008. Please remember to register your code on rockband.com/bonustracks to be able to download these songs. All songs are masters.
  • 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."
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. You can also mosey on over to the revamped rockband.com and check out all the info they 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. It was announced in October 2008 that the Wii version of Rock Band 2 will allow for DLC albeit in a limited fashion (SD card streaming/swapping). The Wii version will start out with the upcoming DLC available at first and then retroactively allow older DLC to be available. Due to Nintendo's policy, Harmonix cannot sell DLC in packs or albums on the Wii.

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. Their live support line is at 1(650)628-1001, 6am to 8pm PST and automated 24hrs a day.

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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North American Rock Band 2 release dates:
Xbox 360 - OUT NOW (standalone game & instruments)
PS3 and Xbox 360 bundle - October 19th
Wii & PS2 - December 2008 (previously Nov 18th)
UK 360 - Commercial says out in November '08

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.
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!" [???]
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

Dr. Feelgood by Mötley Crüe
1. Dr. Feelgood
2. Slice of Your Pie
3. Rattlesnake Shake
4. Kickstart My Heart
5. Without You
6. Same Ol' Situation (SOS)
7. Sticky Sweet
8. She Goes Down
9. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
10. Time for Change


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
Nirvana 7-Pack
  • Breed
  • Lounge Act
  • On a Plain
  • Polly
  • Something in the Way
  • Stay Away
  • Territorial Pissings
Siouxsie and the Banshees 01
  • Hong Kong Garden
  • The Killing Jar
  • Kiss Them For Me


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
"Dammit" by Blink 182
"Pretty In Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs
"Melatonin" by Silversun Pickups
"Well Thought Out Twinkles" by Silversun Pickups

287 Downloadable Songs by October 28th, 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
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    Rock Band Misc.
    Here are some Rock Band related games or upcoming games to look forward to.

    AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack
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    Release Date: November 2, 2008
    Consoles: Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, & the Wii


    In accordance with AC/DC's partnership with Wal*Mart regarding their latest album exclusive, this one off game will only be available at Wal*Mart or Sam's Club stores. The PS2 is set to be priced around $30 while the other versions will be priced close to $40. All versions minus the PS2 one will allow for one-time exporting onto the hard drive/SD-card via a code that comes in the package for use in Rock Band. This game is basically a DLC disc with the entire Live at Donington set. The game includes the tracks but none of the major options otherwise available in Rock Band although it does contain its own achievements. All tracks are live masters:
    • Back in Black
    • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    • Fire Your Guns
    • For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
    • Heatseeker
    • Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
    • Hells Bells
    • High Voltage
    • Highway to Hell
    • Jailbreak
    • Let There Be Rock
    • Moneytalks
    • Shoot to Thrill
    • T.N.T.
    • The Jack
    • Thunderstruck
    • Whole Lotta Rosie
    • You Shook Me All Night Long
    Rock Band Japan
    Harmonix announced that it would be co-developing a Japanese version of Rock Band with Q Entertainment for an exclusive release in Japan for all major consoles. According to Harmonix, Rock Band: Japan will be "the first US-originated rock music game to be heavily localized for the Japanese market". A release date has not yet been announced. While the game mechanics are expected to remain the same as Rock Band, the game will be localized and its soundtrack will include songs by popular Japanese artists.

    Community Stuff
    You want to get all "MySpace" with this shit? Then head on over to the brand new RockBand.com site and register your account. From there, start dropping friend requests on some folks around here. Check out each others bands and have a look at some of the new additions to the website.

    Band Merch
    Yes, finally you can make your own merch for your band. Anything from posters to shirts to figurines, there's a good deal of stuff you can make if you're a fan of your own fake plastic rocker.

    Wanna get a better resolution of your band picture? Try this out:
    1.Go to the picture in question.
    2.RIGHT click on the make merch button.
    3.Copy the address location.
    4.Paste into a notepad document.
    5.You get something like this:
    LONG_HTML_ADDRESSE_THAT_ENDS_WITH_bandphoto=http://rockband.com/uploads/user-generated-content/somenumber/rendertron/pictureinquestion3000x2000.jpg

    6.Take the address that follows bandphoto=. Paste it into an address bar and go to it. That should be big enough for ANYONE.

    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.
    • You can also measure yourself against your friendlist on Rockband.com via the Battle of the Bands listing.
    • 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. You can also friend people on rockband.com via your profiles and tracks against their BOTB scores.
    Battle of the Band Challenges
    Go here, check out the upcoming battles, and compare your scores with other people who are your friends on RockBand.com
    Need a friend to compare with? Go ahead and start off by adding my profile since it'll end up being the PA-community page anyway.

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

    Also, i completely forgot to download new DLC last night.

    Morgan is on board for the all-girl band. Make it happen.

    Erandus on
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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Have to check to see how into it she would be, but my wife has a gold account and might be in for some Expert Vocals or Hard Drums on that all wife/girl band thing.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    My wife does expert drums. Arikado's sister does expert guitar. I forget what Kor's wife does? I think what we're lacking most is a lady bass/alternate guitar.

    Erandus on
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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    My wife does expert drums. Arikado's sister does expert guitar. I forget what Kor's wife does? I think what we're lacking most is a lady bass/alternate guitar.
    Yeah guitar has never been her thing. I think GH2 was the last time she touched a guitar. Never made it past medium I don't think.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    I've got a Best Buy gift card sitting here so I may go get a points card and download Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magick tonight.

    Also, they should get some Space Lord by Monster Magnet in this game.

    Oh...and Dire Straits. Dire Straits is such an obvious choice I wonder why it hasn't happened yet. Sultans of Swing would be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My girlfriend plays expert guitar, but she isnt the type of person who will play online with strangers. We are also both very busy, so Rock Band time is pretty rare nowadays.



    Also, Arikado, the new Rock Band site is here!!! Update the Battle of the Bands section like you promised!! We dont need more broken promises from our (elected) leaders!!!

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm so excited to get home and drum the Against Me DLC tonight.

    My dreams of being Warren are finally coming to fruition, I just need to work on my beard.

    SporkAndrew on
    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • the Togfatherthe Togfather Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I need to get back on the RB train. It's a damned tragedy that I haven't bought and played Under the Bridge yet.

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  • MorganMorgan Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I am up for it, gimme a date and time where we can all hook up and I'll make sure Erandus is in the kitchen that night with his fluffy bunny slippers.

    Morgan on
    Erandus is a douchebag
  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Got my PS3 back this past weekend, and now to play the waiting game (for the PS3 version).

    My comfort is that when I do, I have all of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, as well as an Offspring pack waiting for me. Plus whatever they release next week.

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    quovadis13 wrote: »
    My girlfriend plays expert guitar, but she isnt the type of person who will play online with strangers. We are also both very busy, so Rock Band time is pretty rare nowadays.



    Also, Arikado, the new Rock Band site is here!!! Update the Battle of the Bands section like you promised!! We dont need more broken promises from our (elected) leaders!!!

    Working on it. I linked it but all I can do is list the battles whenever I have time.

    It looks like you can check out your friend's scores if they're your friends on RockBand.com. If it works like I think it will, then maybe they'll make it so we can compare against PS3 folks and maybe the Wii owners. So we'll see...

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Morgan wrote: »
    I am up for it, gimme a date and time where we can all hook up and I'll make sure Erandus is in the kitchen that night with his fluffy bunny slippers.

    You were not supposed to tell anyone about those. :oops:

    Erandus on
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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I am loving RB2, but its really bumming me out when I pick a song with a female singing in the middle of a set of songs, and they have a guy singer sing it.

    Kinda takes some enjoyment out of it.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    That's not really problem specific to RB2.. I personally think it's funny most of the time.

    As a workaround, make sure Arikado is singing. His dude passes off as a chick quite easily.

    Sure got a purty mouth... :winky:

    Erandus on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    I can't understand why that would take enjoyment out of the game. Who gives a rat's patootie? I'm usually too busy paying attention to the note charts anyway.

    Raijin Quickfoot on
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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Its really best when the Gwar/Kiss looking dudes sing shit like Paramour or Blondie or Alanis Moirsette.

    Erandus on
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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I can't understand why that would take enjoyment out of the game. Who gives a rat's patootie? I'm usually too busy paying attention to the note charts anyway.
    Plus it's completely normal to expect a girly voice to come from your dude. :P

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    That's not really problem specific to RB2.. I personally think it's funny most of the time.

    As a workaround, make sure Arikado is singing. His dude passes off as a chick quite easily.

    Sure got a purty mouth... :winky:

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    I can't understand why that would take enjoyment out of the game. Who gives a rat's patootie? I'm usually too busy paying attention to the note charts anyway.
    Plus it's completely normal to expect a girly voice to come from your dude. :P

    It's rock and roll man! ROCK AND ROLL!!!

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Speaking of girly voices...

    Silversun Pickups

    EDIT: My sister usually has Friday through Sunday available otherwise she's rarely available on weeknights before 830pm.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    I love Silversun Pickups. I was pumped like a duck when I saw they were going to be in RB.

    Raijin Quickfoot on
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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Changed my clothes back to what I had them before and took a couple more pics last night.

    The Angry Hobos (wife no longer being kicked in the groin):
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    The Ill-Tempered Squirrels:
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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Silversun Pickups was one of the pleasant surprises from the bands I'd never heard of.

    But for some reason, even as slow paced as it is, the expert guitar chart gives me fits. Nothing remotely close to failing, but I can't keep a streak up on that song to save my life.

    Erandus on
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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I can't understand why that would take enjoyment out of the game. Who gives a rat's patootie? I'm usually too busy paying attention to the note charts anyway.
    Plus it's completely normal to expect a girly voice to come from your dude. :P

    It's only rock and roll!
    but I like it!

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  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    Silversun Pickups was one of the pleasant surprises from the bands I'd never heard of.

    But for some reason, even as slow paced as it is, the expert guitar chart gives me fits. Nothing remotely close to failing, but I can't keep a streak up on that song to save my life.



    For me, Lazy Eye is the one song that I had never heard before that turned out to be hella awesome. But those stupid blocks of notes mixed in everywhere means I wont even come close to FCing the damn song. Those are big time combo breakers.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    I think when they had the Lazy Eye streak contest my max on expert was 150. I tuned it down to hard and got about 600 though.

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I've heard Lazy Eye on the radio many times before and never really liked it but for some reason I like it in Rock Band. It might be because they don't play the extended solo on the radio.

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  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I think when they had the Lazy Eye streak contest my max on expert was 150. I tuned it down to hard and got about 600 though.
    It's a decent enough song to me, but the strumming wears me out so I rarely play it.

    I don't alt strum and I'm pretty sure my up strum is borked anyway. I'm left handed and play my real guitar left handed, but have always played GH/RB right handed due to GH1 not having a quick way to turn lefty flip on and off so it was a pain when playing with others so I learned to play righty for games.

    Anyway I decided last week to give lefty a shot with my shiny RB2 strat. I noticed right away with lefty that about 1/2 the time I did a single downstrum (upstrum for rightys) it would register the strum as me holding down the strum bar and just cycle songs all the way to the bottom of the list. I flipped it back over and tested again upstrumming and sure enough it would happen. Not quite the 50% of the time as before, most likely due to gravity helping it recenter, but it would happen. I should probably RMA it as the red and yellow frets are also a little clacky (more so than my RB1 start), but everything else is solid with it so I'm not sure I want to chance it. Ugh.

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  • RedDawnRedDawn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Man I love Lazy Eye, I'ts pretty long though so rocking it on drums wears me out still. I'm finally starting to get pretty decent at drums it's taken a long time to get there. The new practice stuff is awesome, the beat portion really helped me out a lot.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I think when they had the Lazy Eye streak contest my max on expert was 150. I tuned it down to hard and got about 600 though.
    It's a decent enough song to me, but the strumming wears me out so I rarely play it.

    I don't alt strum and I'm pretty sure my up strum is borked anyway. I'm left handed and play my real guitar left handed, but have always played GH/RB right handed due to GH1 not having a quick way to turn lefty flip on and off so it was a pain when playing with others so I learned to play righty for games.

    Anyway I decided last week to give lefty a shot with my shiny RB2 strat. I noticed right away with lefty that about 1/2 the time I did a single downstrum (upstrum for rightys) it would register the strum as me holding down the strum bar and just cycle songs all the way to the bottom of the list. I flipped it back over and tested again upstrumming and sure enough it would happen. Not quite the 50% of the time as before, most likely due to gravity helping it recenter, but it would happen. I should probably RMA it as the red and yellow frets are also a little clacky (more so than my RB1 start), but everything else is solid with it so I'm not sure I want to chance it. Ugh.

    Oh man.. alt strum is suuuch a huge help in this game. It's really nice when you see the odd triplet in a long line of slower strums to not have to suddenly spasam your arm and throw your whole rhythm off, and some of the really fast streaks just wouldn't be possible for me. I don't alt strum everything but anything above a certain comfort level I do.

    Plus De Luxe is supremely satisfying when you figure out the alt strum pattern/rhythm for the whole song. It looks really complicated, but all the chord changes just flow along with the alt strumming so well.

    EDIT: I'm surprised you had problems with the RB2 strat. You could try your GH guitars, if you still have 'em. I'd definitely RMA the RB2 Strat, most people have zero problems with them. It sounds like yours is actually under performing from average. Much more reliable than the RB1's.

    Erandus on
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  • midgetspymidgetspy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Aaargh I broke my 3rd whammy bar last night - man this pisses me off. Three guitars broke in the exact same spot because of the exact same problem and they never did a single thing to try to fix it... so now I'm stuck with a broken guitar and no RMA. Small comfort is that my RB2 guitar will be coming soon, but the fact that their products suck so much ass is totally inexcusable. Angry letter time.

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  • metaghostmetaghost Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It took the Rendertron hella long to process my pictures, but finally I have a large logo!

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    I'm a little disappointed that you can't see the Narwhal that I've fused to the Horse's head, forming the eponymous Unicorn. It looks like it's back to the drawing board we go!

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    So what does everyone think of the non-Offspring DLC? Anything I might not have heard of that's surprisingly awesome to play?

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  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So what does everyone think of the non-Offspring DLC? Anything I might not have heard of that's surprisingly awesome to play?

    Its all good

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I have youtubed a couple of them since I haven't thought to download them (watched the debate last night).

    All Right Now looks easy but satisfying on guitar and it's an awesome song anyway. Looked like a lot of fun on drums too. Bad to the Bone looked really damn fun, and moderately challenging on guitar. Couldn't find a drum video. :(

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  • AmaranthAmaranth Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I found I very much like Stop by Against Me! and Push It is pretty fun, if a little wank on chords for guitar.

    e: All Right Now is pretty boring on guitar I thought but fun to sing, and Bad To The Bone is bad.*






    *-ass.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Goddammit, don't tell me that. I was hoping to save some of my monies for the other four albums I'll probably buy in their entirety!

    Damn you, Harmonix! Damn you and your consistent attention to smart and diverse song selection and notechart quality!

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Why can I not link my RB profile to my Xbox account.

    When I try hit the link account button, this is what I get:

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    That little white box, if I highlight the text and drag up and down, says the page is unavailable.

    Morgan linked hers just fine this morning. What is wrong with me?

    Edit: I get this Firefox and Chrome. In IE, it goes to a windows sign-in page that's not part of the rock band page in any way. I can enter my Windows Passport/Live thinger fine, but then i get page cannot be displayed when I hit login.

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lazy Eye is such a great song. I almost freaked out a little when I realized that was in the game. My wife was pretty psyched, too.

    Right now, she and I are going through clearing out every venue we have available. Having looked at the setlists I can see, we have a few new songs that we will (FINALLY) unlock, such as Painkiller and Battery. I think I'll just wait til we've unlocked all the songs til I get RB1 and transfer the tracks. I don't want to "ruin" the main game beyond what I've already done with DLC.

    And I realized while driving in to work today that It Only Took A Day by dredg would be a fantastic song to have in this. It's short, so that's helpful, but it's complex enough to be fun while not being too easy or too challenging.

    ARE YOU LISTENING, HARMONIX? DREDG WOULD BE FUN.

    ...

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