First post covers your basic info plus the DLC. Second post covers upcoming Rock Band spinoff titles and community stuff.
This Week's DLC
Going Country 01
- â€œMud on the Tiresâ€ by Brad Paisley
- â€œHillbilly Deluxeâ€ by Brooks & Dunn
- â€œFree and Easy (Down the Road I Go)â€ by Dierks Bentley
- â€œSin Wagonâ€ by Dixie Chicks
- â€œGunpowder & Leadâ€ by Miranda Lambert
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.
Next Week's DLC
by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble [Winter '08?]
by Jane's Addiction [Winter '08?]
by Pearl Jam [March '09]
Rock Band info via links
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 Rock Band website
and check out all the new and cool info they have up.
Whats this about 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.
Wait, PS2 doesn't get DLC, right?
- "Sons and Daughters" by The 88
- "No Regrets" by Authority Zero
- "Prequel To The Sequel" by Between the Buried and Me
- "Bounce" by The Cab
- "Get It On" by The Chevelles
- "Give It To Me" by The Cocktail Slippers
- "Database Corrupted" by Dealership
- "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Endeverafter
- "Ashes To Fire" by The Ghost Hounds
- "Young" by Hollywood Undead
- "The Feeling" by Kutless
- "If I Ain't Got You" by The Len Price 3
- "I'm Gone, I'm Going" by Lesley Roy
- "Burn You Down" by Opiate for the Masses
- "Magnetic Baby" by Semi-Precious Weapons
- "Like a Fool" by Shaimus
- "Crazy Tuesday" by Thenewno2
- "The Time Is Wrong" by Tickle Me Pink
- "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" by Underoath
- "I.V." by X Japan
The PS2 versions of Rock Band do not allow for DLC. However, HMX was kind enough to put out track packs. There is currently one volume available with the second one to be release in November 2008. To see what songs are on those track packs, go here
What about the Wii?
Originally, Rock Band Wii was a stripped down PS2 port that was quite shameful. In Rock Band 2, you will have a mostly fully featured game with the only limitation being customized band logos and a few other things. Online stuff, World Tour, BOTB, everything important is there in Rock Band 2. Unlike Rock Band
, the Wii version of Rock Band 2
supports downloadable content, and all existing downloadable content will be made available to Wii users over time, with 30 existing songs to be made available at the game's launch. While songs can be stored to both the Wii's internal memory and to an SD card, only those songs in internal memory can be played.
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
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
. 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. Be prepared to submit your receipt to verify purchase.
So how can I play with you guys?
If you're on Xbox LIVE, go ahead and add Rock Band PA as a friend. Then look at that gamertag's friends list and send out messages to people to coordinate a band or you can post in this thread. If you want to find people with DLC, it helps to know what you have and you can go to DLC Quickplay
and make your own list (and tag it in your sig like some people). It is generally accepted to play in your difficulty range (i.e. not constantly failing out) and it's cool if you have a headset to be able to talk to people.
North American Rock Band 2 release dates:
Xbox 360 (standalone game & instruments) - OUT NOW
PS3 and Xbox 360 bundle - OUT NOW
Wii & PS2 - OUT NOW
UK/Euro 360 - OUT NOW
UK/Euro PS3 & Wii - December 2008
NEW Rock Band 2 Site!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Big Fat DLC List
- 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!" [???]
Rather than list all the DLC, here is a Google Document spreadsheet made (by yours truly) that lists all the music featured in Rock Band.
Listed in order of release, tracks by actual album order.
Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
371 Downloadable songs by December 16th, 2008.
55 of 58 Rock Band 1 tracks exportable to Rock Band 2 (360/PS3)
84 Rock Band 2 tracks
18 AC/DC Live tracks
526 Total tracks available for Rock Band 2
1. The Hellion/Electric Eye
2. Riding on the Wind
4. (Take These) Chains
5. Pain and Pleasure
6. Screaming for Vengeance
7. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
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
3. I Bleed
4. Here Comes Your Man
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
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
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 MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e
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
The Colour and the Shape by the Foo Fighters
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 Singles 1992-2003 by No Doubt
1. Just a Girl
2. Itâ€™s My Life
3. Hey Baby
5. Sunday Morning
6. Hella Good
7. Underneath It All
8. Excuse Me Mr.
11. Simple Kind of Life
12. Donâ€™t Speak
Special thanks to midgetspy, Unbreakable Vow, Shady 3011, 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.