Full list. Nohing new of interest for me! There's another wave of 19 songs to be announced in the next few days/weeks though.
Blondie – “One Way Or Another” Carrie Underwood – “Church Bells” Catfish And The Bottlemen – “Postpone” Coldplay – “Birds” David Bowie – “Suffragette City” Europe – “The Final Countdown” Green Day – “Holiday” Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle” Maroon 5 – “Maps” Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait” Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Parks – “Sweater Weather” Pearl Jam – “Alive” The Pretty Reckless – “Heaven Knows” The Starting Line – “Quitter” Stone Temple Pilots – “Plush” Switchfoot – “Float” The Temper Trap – “Alive” Twin Atlantic – “I Am Alive” The Wind And The Wave – “Grand Canyon”
well this makes up for a gooseberry fool month of DLC so far
Aerosmith - "Walk This Way" (DLC)
DragonForce - "Through The Fire And Flames" (DLC)
Megadeth - "Hangar 18" (DLC)
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (DLC)
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - "Bad Reputation" (DLC)
Green Day - "Holiday" (Green Day RB/DLC)
Europe - "The Final Countdown" (Lego)
David Bowie - "Suffragate City" (RB1)
The Killers - "When You Were Young" (RB1)
Alice In Chains - "Man in the Box" (RB2)
Blondie - "One Way or Another" (RB2)
Bon Jovi - "Livin' On A Prayer" (RB2/DLC)
Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle" (RB2)
Foo Fighters - "Everlong" (RB2)
Pearl Jam - "Alive" (RB2)
Avenged Sevenfold - "Beast and the Harlot" (RB3)
Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush" (RB3)
Van Halen - "Panama" (RB4)
Not available on consoles:
Against The Current - "Running With The Wild Things"
Arctic Horror - "Black Seas"
AudioDamn! - "Lights Out"
Basement - "Promise Everything"
The Black Keys - "Gold On The Ceiling"
Carrie Underwood - "Church Bells"
Catfish and the Bottlemen - "Postpone"
Coldplay - "Birds"
Ghost - "Cirice"
Maroon 5 - "Maps"
Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
Oasis - "Champagne Supernova"
OneRepublic - "Counting Stars"
Paramore - "Ain't It Fun"
Parks - "Sweater Weather"
The Pretty Reckless - "Heaven Knows"
The Shelters - "Rebel Heart"
Spirit Kid - "To My Romeo"
The Starting Line - "Quitter"
Switchfoot - "Float"
The Temper Trap - "Alive"
Twin Atlantic - "I Am Alive"
The Wind and the Wave - "Grand Canyon"
Good chance the songs with RB1, RB2 and LEGO in brackets will come out as regular DLC for anyone who missed those exports. Looks like they may even bring some RB3 songs out as regular DLC too even though you can still export the disc if you are lucky to have a copy.
So many new songs though I hope they make the jump as I'd love some The Temper Trap and more from bands like The Pretty Reckless, Oasis, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Black Keys
It's PAX this weekend, so I expect the final 19 RB:VR songs to be announced, a road map for the rest of the updates included with RB:Rivals, possibly a season 2 expansion (it was this time last year that they announced Rivals and that multiplayer was coming with it)
You know what goes great with epic music? An epic story. Rock Band VR Producer Katie Naka is here to tell you a bit more about Rock Band VR’s immersive campaign.
Hi! My name is Katie Naka and I am a Producer and writer for the Rock Band VR Narrative and Character/Crowd teams. Bringing the characters of RBVR to life via a scripted narrative was a fun and exciting challenge for us, and a first for the Rock Band franchise. Since our goal with VR gameplay was to provide the player with as authentic an experience as possible, we wanted to do the same with our narrative. I can tell you that our first draft of the story probably contained enough material for a full length animated film. From that huge grouping of ideas, we pulled what we considered “the greatest hits” and made the scenes that we knew we could pull off really well in VR. Our process from start to finish involved many written drafts, many visits to the motion capture studio, and a lot of travel to L.A. to cast and record our voice over with awesome and talented voice actors. The final result shows your bandmates (Derek, Maddy, and Wes) as unique characters with relationships to each other and you that are revealed over the course of your band Autoblaster’s journey from playing dirty local bars to decadent theaters.
One of the early, important writing decisions we made was about tone. In the early days of the process the team dissected our favorite music, movies, and documentaries to find examples of what we thought were the most potent and realistic types of stories that we could portray in VR. Since many of the devs at Harmonix have also been in bands, we had a lot of firsthand knowledge about how bandmates relate to each other. To us, some of the best and most realistic interactions of a band were revealed through conflict. With RBVR, we not only wanted to show you how awesome it feels to play for adoring fans, but also give you the intimate experience of being “in the huddle” for moments of discord and insecurity that inevitably pop up along the way.
An extra twist to the RBVR story is that it unfolds in a non-linear way as you progress through the campaign. The present day that you find yourself in when you start the game is the day of your biggest show yet. Each narrative moment that you’ll experience while playing RBVR is attached to an item that the band has stored in their practice space- all keepsakes from particularly memorable shows. The narrative essentially takes place in a series of flashbacks, as if the band is sitting around reminiscing about their favorite moments from the past three years. We think it’s a fun convention that adds some extra agency to how players will interact with and take in each cut scene and band performance.
The story of Autoblaster has a little bit of everything; moments of realism that we hope will surprise players emotionally, bizarre non-sequiturs, and hilarious rock ‘n roll tropes that you never thought you’d be able experience firsthand. No matter what show you play in the Rock Band VR campaign, you’ll find yourself in the midst of unique and memorable characters (whether they’re human, animal, or sentient machine) that make each show something special. We can’t wait for players to check it out!
Green Day is fixed a month early, so if you exported the regular Green Day disc in the past, or the Green Day Plus disc then you can go download the soundtrack now. It was meant to be fixed in April, so maybe they're ahead of schedule now. This month is meant to be LEGO Rock Band.
They are currently showing as free so you can go download "buy" them while you can
Iconic '80s songs don’t get much bigger than Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone". Taken from one of the best-selling soundtracks of all-time, "Danger Zone" peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and cemented Kenny Loggins' status as the King of '80s soundtracks. The song (co-penned by disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder) has become a pop culture staple and true anthem. As for gameplay - the bassline is definitely challenging. There’s a guitar solo, with HOPO runs after the first two choruses. Vocal runs abound, though never overwhelm. The drums need a persistent, quick right hand. Welcome to the "Danger Zone".
"Danger Zone" can be purchased individually for $1.99.
Kenny Loggins - "Danger Zone"
We’ve even brought a special guest in for our DLC video this week.
ROCK BAND MARCH UPDATE NOTES!
It’s that time again, where we’ve got another Rock Band Rivals update to share with you all! There’s a lot of content in this update, so we’ll get right to it!
We’ve got ELEVEN more tracks coming for Rivals owners. Thanks to the lovely people at The Record Co. we’ve got a bunch of songs coming from the Beast album, a compilation of great tracks from local Boston artists! This puts the total to 24 songs included with Rivals, combining with the 65 on-disc for a grand total of 89 songs everyone with Rivals has in common. That’s a lot! The new songs coming are…
Animal Flag - "Sink" Bent Knee - "These Hands" Black Beach - "No Place For Me" Creaturos - "History Repeats" Dutch ReBelle - "RudeBoys" Julie Rhodes - "Hurry Up (& Wait For You)" Littlefoot - "Casablanca" Michael Christmas - "Cross That Line" Ruby Rose Fox - "Skydiver" STL GLD - "Good" Tigerman WOAH - "Alone Time"
There's a lot of variety in this set of songs, including some Hip-Hop/Rap tracks! Try 'em out when you download the update. To hear more about each song and band, check out our blog detailing them individually.
NEW ROCK SHOP ITEMS
To kick things off, we’re adding a new character to the game! Archer himself from Archer(FXX) joins Rock Band and will be available to all Rock Band 4 users. The new season of Archer, Archer Dreamland, starts April 5th on FXX, and this will help you get in the mood.
MASS EFFECT™: ANDROMEDA
From BioWare’s Mass Effect series, we’ve got instruments and clothing for all Rock Band 4 players! Not only are we drawing from the BRAND-NEW entry, Mass Effect: Andromeda, which drops on the 21st, but we’re also giving you the Mass Effect Normandy SR-2 Bass from the original trilogy! Check ‘em out!
Mass Effect: Andromeda Tempest Guitar
Mass Effect Normandy SR-2 Bass
Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Armor
Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Helmet
To wrap things up, we’ve got a new set of punk-inspired clothing only for Rivals owners. Like the Metal Assets released in the Rivals December Update, there will be more original clothing in the new March Update! Whether it’s the Top to Bottom or Tail from the Road outfits, you’ll find yourself looking the part. You can even have some new dreads with the Locked Up hairstyle.
Looking good! To wrap up, let’s give you all a breakdown. Rivals owners get sweet new songs. They also get the punk-inspired assets. That’s the outfits and hair. Meanwhile, EVERYONE gets the Mass Effect items and Archer character. That means you can go into space or be a secret agent if you’re on Rivals or 4.
Rock Band VR is just days away from being available on Oculus Rift! On March 23rd, it’s time to grab your guitar, get on stage and show the world what you’re made of. As you master Rock Band VR’s new performance gameplay and make your way through Rock Band’s most immersive campaign ever you’ll develop your own signature sound as you play through one of the best Rock Band soundtracks we’ve ever released. With that, it’s time to reveal the final 19 tracks
Of course, when it comes to Rock Band, the great music doesn’t end with the soundtrack – let’s talk DLC. Rock Band VR will receive additional tracks so that you’ll always have great new music to master. First up are six tracks from Aerosmith which will be available for $2.99 per track in the Oculus Store:
Aerosmith – “Angel”
Aerosmith – “Crazy”
Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
Aerosmith – “Janie's Got A Gun”
Aerosmith – “Livin' On The Edge”
Aerosmith – “Rag Doll”
Aerosmith is one of the greatest bands of all time and these six tracks (in addition to “Walk This Way” from the core soundtrack) would make the perfect setlist for you to channel your inner rock star and work the virtual stage.
Today, we’re extremely excited to announce DropMix, a brand new game that we’re making in partnership with our friends at Hasbro. DropMix is a fast-paced music mixing game where players create one of a kind mixes by playing cards featuring hit songs from award-winning artists. It’s completely unlike anything else you’ve ever played and we hope it will give you that same deep connection to your music and your friends that our previous fan favorites like Rock Band or Dance Central have offered.
Dropmix "Take Over Control" - Afrojack (Ft. Eva Simons) "I Don't Like It, I Love It" - Flo Rida (Ft. Robin Thicke, Verdine White) "The Mother We Share" - CHVRCHES "Barbra Streisand" - Duck Sauce "Sexy And I Know It" - LMFAO "Say My Name" - Odezsa (Ft. Zyra) "La Mordidita" - Ricky Martin (Ft. Yotuel) "Temperature" - Sean Paul "Bangarang" - Skrillex "Scenario" - A Tribe Called Quest "Bust A Move" - Young M.C "It's Tricky" - Run DMC
Rock Band VR "Pull Me Under" - Dream Theater "Freewill" - Rush "Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon "Casual Party" - Band of Horses "Bored to Death" - Blink-182 "Mother Mother" - Tracy Bonham "You & Me" - The Hunna "Glass House" - Kaleo "Circles" - Pierce the Veil "True Confessions" - Blondfire "I Am Alive" - Twin Atlantic "I Will Wait For You" - Mumford & Sons "Birds" - Colplay "Postone" - Catflish And The Bottlemen "The Starting Line" - Quitter "Church Bells" - Carrie Underwood "Maps" - Maroon 5 "Sweater Weather" - PARKS "Heaven Knows" - The Pretty Reckless "Float" - Switchfoot "Alive" - The Temper Trap "Grand Canyon" - The Wind And The Wave "Ain't it Fun" - Paramore "Black Seas" - Arctic Horror "Rebel Heart" - The Shelters "Champagne Supernova" - Oasis "Cirice" - Ghost "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic "Gold on the Ceiling" - The Black Keys "Lights Out" - AudioDamn! "Running With The Wild Things" - Against The Current "Promise Everything" - Basement "To My Romeo" - Spirit Kid "(You're) Breaking Up" - The Black Cheers
Rumoured for VR but not included on the soundtrack "Rock You Like A Hurricane" - The Scorpions
And if you've missed out on exporting any of the old games, then these are on the Rock Band VR list and have a good chance of coming to Rock Band as the rewind DLC during this year (not including ones already out as DLC now)
Europe - "The Final Countdown" (Lego) David Bowie - "Suffragate City" (RB1) The Killers - "When You Were Young" (RB1) Weezer – “Say It Ain't So” (RB1) The Who – “Won't Get Fooled Again” (RB1) Alice In Chains - "Man in the Box" (RB2) Blondie - "One Way or Another" (RB2) Disturbed – “Down With The Sickness” (RB2) Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way" (RB2) The Go-Go's – “We Got The Beat” (RB2) Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle" (RB2) Foo Fighters - "Everlong" (RB2) Pearl Jam - "Alive" (RB2) Rage Against The Machine – “Testify” (RB2) Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger” (RB2) Avenged Sevenfold - "Beast and the Harlot" (RB3) Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated” (RB3) Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush" (RB3)
To celebrate the impending release of Rock Band VR, we’re releasing several of the songs from the setlist as Rock Band 4 DLC! Check out Rock Band VR this Thursday, March 23rd, on Oculus Rift.
Leading the charge is Kings of Leon, with “Use Somebody”. A huge hit for the band, it became only the fourth song ever to top the Triple A, Adult Top 40, Mainstream Top 40, AND Alternative Songs charts. In the UK, it’s had 77 weeks on the UK Top 75, 40 of those weeks being consecutive after release. It then won three Grammy awards and was nominated for a fourth! The strings are a little more laid-back in the song, giving room to Caleb Followill’s signature singing style. But the drums have lots of variety and will keep you busy throughout.
“I Will Wait” from award-winning UK artist Mumford & Sons is a welcome addition to both Rock Band VR and the Rock Band 4 Music Library. The lead single from Babel, it is the band’s biggest hit, selling over 2 million copies in the US over a period of just eight months. Rolling Stone dubbed it the 13th best song of 2012 at year’s end, further proven by its chart performance, where it remains the highest-charting single by the band. The guitar chart is very difficult, going from acoustic strumming to more intense banjo playing. Dense harmonies also provide a challenge, keeping everyone on their toes.
Wrapping up the week is OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars”. Taken from their first top 10 album, Native, “Counting Stars” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also sold over 5 million copies in the US, while the music video has been watched over 1.70 BILLION times on YouTube. That’s a lot. The song is all about variety in gameplay. The drums have a lot going on, from assorted fills to disco beats. The vocals stretch across quite a large range, while the harmonies are featured throughout the song. The guitar part has a lot to do, never staying in one spot for too long.
Each track can be purchased individually for $1.99.
The DLC has really gone downhill since they started lowering their standards. I don't know if it's because they're running out of pre 2010s songs or that the modern stuff is the only thing that makes them money...
It's all pop too, so many great modern bands are ignored