Tag Archives: rock band
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 11:45 BST
Rock Band has brought gamers together in the name of music since 2007. VG247′s Dave Cook spoke with Harmonix devs Greg LoPiccolo and Daniel Sussman about the origin, evolution and future of the franchise.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:40 BST
Harmonix has warned that some downloadable tracks may disappear from the Rock Band store as long-standing license agreements expire, with some Metallica tracks already pulled.
Sat, Apr 06, 2013 | 16:36 BST
Harmonix has said its Rock Band and Dance Central website servers have suffered an “apparent attack,” and registered users will need to change their passwords just to be safe.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 23:05 BST
Don McLean’s American Pie has arrived in the Rock Band store, marking the end of an era – specifically, the era in which Harmonix released new content for its ground-breaking series of co-op music games.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 13:42 GMT
During a PAX East panel yesterday, Harmonix revealed that Rock Band users have downloaded 130 million songs for their living room gigs, a figure which is up from 100 million in 2011.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 13:18 GMT
Harmonix named Don McLean’s American Pie will be the last track added to the Rock Band library, on April 2. Harmonix announced the swansong at its PAX East party today, as reported by Polygon. The developer announced its intention to cease releasing new DLC last month, and after 275 weeks and more than 4,000 tracks, it’s hard to complain.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 15:46 GMT
Rock Band 3 tracks for next week have been announced, and those in the mood for some “Jungle Boogie,” can download the popular disco hit from Kool & the Gang along with Shinedown’s “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom),” and Tears for Fears’ preeminent 80s hit, “Shout.” Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade will be available for the Kool & the Gang Track. Each song will run you the usual and will be made available Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3 March 19. PSn users in Europe will get the tracks March 20.
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 17:30 GMT
Rock Band 3 is getting tracks from All-American Rejects, Blink-182, and Red Hot Chili Peppers next week.Previously available through Rock Band Blitz, the tracks are: Kids in the Street, Always, and Give It Away, respectively. Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade will be available for the RHCP track. The tracks will run you the usual, and will release March 5 on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, and on PS3 in Europe March 6.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 23:30 GMT
Rock Band DLC updates will end this April, heralding the franchise’s relegation to history as Harmonix moves on to new projects.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 | 20:49 GMT
Rock Band 3 tracks for next week will be brought to you courtesy of Barenaked Ladies, Collective Soul, and Fallout Boy. The tracks consist of”One Week”, “Shine, and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me”, respectively. Each song will run you the usual, and will release on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 February 19. European PSN users can pick up the tracks on February 20.
Sat, Feb 09, 2013 | 17:10 GMT
Rock Band 3 players will get new tracks next week just in time for Valentines Day. Imagine the dreamy look in your lover’s eyes as you croon Extreme’s “More Than Words” or REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You”. Or, in the event you are going through a bit of a rough patch, you can always wail Nazareth’s “Love Hurts” or be a bit bitchy with club staple “Tainted Love” from Soft Cell. Then, there’s always Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love”. But I can’t imagine any situation which would call for someone singing a track from the The Karate Kid 2 soundtrack. Different strokes, I guess. Anyway, the tunes will be available for the usual price on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 February 12 and through PSN in Europe on February 13.
Sat, Feb 02, 2013 | 17:41 GMT
Rock Band 3 will be getting tracks from Iron Maiden, Great White, Queen, and Avenged Sevenfold next week. Originally released through Rock Band Blitz the tracks include: Avenged Sevenfold’s “So Far Away,” Great White’s “Once Bitten Twice Shy,” Iron Maiden’s “The Wicker Man,” and Queen’s “Death on Two Legs.” A Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade will be made available for the Iron Maiden track. The DLC will land on February 5 on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, with PSN users in Europe getting the content the following day. Each track will run you the usual.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 | 20:18 GMT
Can you scream like Steven Tyler? If you are a Rock Band 3 player, you’re about to find, because six Aerosmith tracks land next week on the Rock Band Store. The tracks will run you the usual and consist of: Walk this Way, Sweet Emotion, Back in the Saddle, Dream On (Live), Legendary Child, and Lover Alot. The songs will be made available on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 January 29, and in Europe through PSN on Jamuary 30. Hit up the Rock Band Blog for more information.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 | 19:33 GMT
Four tracks originally released for Rock Band Blitz will land on the Rock Band Music Store next week. Tracks are: Soundgarden’s “Spoonman,” Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” Quiet Riot’s “Bang Your Head (Metal Health),” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”. The tracks will run you the usual, and Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades will be available for the Soundgarden and Living Colour tracks.
Fri, Jan 04, 2013 | 20:15 GMT
Tracks previously available through Rock Band Blitz will be made available for Rock Band 3 next week. Content includes the Foster The People Pack 01 which bundles “Pumped Up Kicks”, “Helena Beat” and “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”. Other tracks to be made available include “These Days” from Foo Fighters, and “Moves like Jagger” from Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera. Each will be available for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 on January 8, and on PS3 in Europe on January 9. Pricing and more information can be found via the Rock Band Blog.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 | 20:46 GMT
The Rock Band franchise is turning five, and Harmonix celebrating the anniversary with the release of six singles spanning six decades of music.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 | 15:16 GMT
Kenny Loggins movie title tracks and a bevy of Green Day tunes are heading to Rock Band 3 next week. Kenny Loggins tracks “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack, and “Footloose,” from, well, Footloose, will be available alongside tracks previously only available as part of the Green Day: Rock Band disc.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 | 22:15 BST
Sublime tracks will be available as part of the Sublime Pack 01 for Rock Band 3 next week. The tracks are: What I Got, Santeria and Wrong Way. Each features support for keyboard, and Santeria also features support for Pro Guitar. The tracks will be made available on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on October 30 and UK users can download the tracks on PSN the following day, October 31. Each will run you the the usual price.
Fri, Oct 05, 2012 | 20:04 BST
Rock Band 3 is getting three new tracks next week, courtesy of A Flock of Seagulls and Billy Squier. The tracks are: I ran (So Far Away), The Stroke and Everybody Wants you, respectively. All support keyboards, and The Stroke has Pro Guitar and Bass options. The DLC will be made available on Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3 on October 9. UK PS3 users will get the tracks on October 10.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 17:03 BST
Rock Band World, a new full-featured companion application for Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz, has been announced by Harmonix.