The Rock Band Thread vol.2 // Season 5 - Week 1: 13 hours to go, will we get promoted?.. [PS4/X1/Rift]
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- Location: Essex
So every song gives out Rivals XP this week, and the most played genre this week will be the theme for next weeks challenge. The spotlight songs seem to be rock/hard rock themed to match...
HARD ROCK SINGLES!
We’re bringing a pair of hard-rocking tracks to the Rock Band Music Store for the final week of February. A short month doesn’t mean there has to be a shortage on great music to add to your song collection.
The first track is a Rock Band Rewind choice, Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades ‘08”. Coming from the Rock Band 2 disc, this track is the defining Motörhead anthem, charting strongly in the UK upon release. Specifically re-recorded for Rock Band, the song has lost none of its intensity. Hailed as one of the greatest guitar tracks ever, it brings multiple solos and a fast riff. The drums are fast, full of bass pedal hits and difficult fills. Chords are strongly featured in the bass chart, a rarity for the instrument. Lastly, Lemmy gives it his all on vocals, even putting a unique spin on some of the lines, making it a full-band challenge.
Following that, we’ve got Ram Jam’s “Black Betty”, a new addition to the Rock Band catalog. Quickly reaching #18 on the Hot 100, it proved an immediate hit for the band. The drums, while being plenty challenging to begin with, feature a pair of tough solos. Multiple solos also appear in the guitar chart, and during the bridge guitar solo, the bass gets so difficult as to place it as one of the most challenging bass tracks in Rock Band 4. The song has lots to do on everything and will leave you proud when you finally nail a performance.
Each track can be purchased individually for $1.99.
Motörhead – “Ace of Spades '08” (From the expired Rock Band 2 tracklist)
Ram Jam – “Black Betty”
Black Betty doesn't use proper stems (miss a note and it doesn't mute etc) which makes sense as to why it's taken so long to come to Rock Band.