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Rock Band 4 trailer

Live-action Rock Band 4 trailer looking for bodies


Take it on the road
May 20
Are you a Rock Band fan living in the Seattle area with nothing to do for the next few days? Do you mind standing around bored stiff for hours on end while gaffers, grips, and roadies endlessly disassemble and reassemble sets... read
Rock Band 4 details

Rock Band 4 wants players to 'color outside the lines'


Improvisational vocals and more
May 05
IGN has the hot scoop on Rock Band 4 these days, having taken a trip to the Harmonix office to cover the upcoming music game. While it has exclusive gameplay footage going up later this week, the site posted some details yest... read
Bloodborne

Bloodborne completed with Rock Band controller


Sweet music of death
Apr 20
Have you defeated Bloodborne yet and patted yourself on the back? Well stop everything you're doing and reflect upon your life, because long time Souls fan bearzly went ahead and beat the grueling crimson plasma loving ... read
Rock Band 4

Harmonix says 'don't throw away your old Guitar Hero controllers'


Rock Band 4 dev hopes to support ALL your old - and new - peripherals
Apr 17
Where are all your old Guitar Hero and/or Rock Band guitars now, eh? Stuffed under the couch? Collecting dusting the basement?  If you haven't thrown them away -- and I really, really hope you haven't thrown them away --... read
GDC VIDEO

Final GDC DLC launches with massive bugs, Mountain Dew shotgunning


Daily Lunch Chronicles
Mar 10
Destructoid has launched its fifth and final GDC Daily Lunch Chronicles and interim cameraman Mike Cosimano again screwed up the sound. Instead of letting him get cute with ragtime music and title cards like last time, we're... read
Rock Band 4

Kinect interference won't be an issue in Rock Band 4


That's certainly reassuring
Mar 09
Harmonix wants the Rock Band 4 experience to be a social one -- a group of people together in a room using music as the driving force toward enjoyment. However, Microsoft has a once "integral" peripheral for the Xbox One... read
Rock Band 4

Tell Harmonix to put the entirety of '...Like Clockwork' in Rock Band 4


Really, just urge them to include the QOTSA discography
Mar 06
Looking forward to Rock Band 4 just as much as I am? You're probably wondering how the upcoming roster is going to look. Me too. In fact, I'm pretty concerned. I dropped a pretty penny on hundreds of songs, with 70% of them i... read
Releasing in 2015, coming to PS4 and Xbox One
Five years after the latest installment in the seminal music/rhythm franchise, Harmonix is going on a proverbial reunion tour. Rock Band 4 is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it's currently scheduled fo... read feature

Rock Band DLC

Harmonix releasing more Rock Band DLC, a couple of 'we're back' songs


Hinting at something bigger?
Feb 16
In mid-January, Harmonix surprised everyone by breaking its radio silence on Rock Band with the first set of downloadable songs in almost two years. While it's not quite the return to weekly DLC, Harmonix looks to be ba... read
Rock Band

Harmonix survey asks what you would want from a new Rock Band experience


Just more Rock Band, to be honest
Jan 16
The Rock Band franchise has shown promising signs of revitalization lately. Earlier this week, there was the surprise announcement of a trio of fresh downloadable tracks. Now, Harmonix has posted a survey throwing all so... read
Rock Band DLC

Harmonix surprises everyone with an imminent trio of Rock Band DLC songs


Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, and Arctic Monkeys
Jan 12
Remember the days of yesteryear when a bevy of plastic instruments was a de facto part of your interior design? Well, if you so wish, that look could make a comeback, as Harmonix is adding to the Rock Band library f... read
Rock Band Network

Harmonix terminates support for Rock Band Network


All good things must come to an end
Sep 21
Harmonix is discontinuing support for the Rock Band Network, the online service that allowed users to upload and sell downloadable tracks for the Rock Band series. The network has produced more than 2,000 songs since opening ... read
Rock Band

Harmonix survey suggests a possible Rock Band reunion


On either current or legacy consoles
Jul 21
It's been a few number of years since Harmonix last implored us to flood our living rooms with plastic instruments in the spirit of faux-rock stardom, but the music games developer is gauging interest in a return to form. Har... read
Harmonix

Viacom loses $300-million lawsuit against Harmonix


Dollar dollar bills, ya'll
Jul 17
Ending years of litigation, the Delaware Supreme Court has ordered Viacom to pay Harmonix Music's former owners $300 million in owed bonuses, money from when Viacom still owned the studio. You may remember that Harmonix was b... read
Rock Band

Metallica Pack 01 removed from Rock Band Music Store


As licensing agreements expire, Harmonix working to minimize effects
Apr 08
If you hopped on to the Rock Band Music Store today, planning to buy "Ride the Lightning," you may have already missed your chance. That song, and the other three tracks making up "Metallica Track Pack 01" have been removed f... read
The day the music died
It's a sad week. Granted, it's an inevitability that's more than five years in the making, but nonetheless, it's sad. This is the week that Harmonix releases its final regularly scheduled Rock Band DLC -- a str... read feature

American Pie

American Pie concludes regular updates to Rock Band 3


That sacred store plays the music one last time
Mar 29
As I have been lamenting, the regular DLC updates for Rock Band 3 are coming to an end next week, but it's going out with a bang. Don Mclean's classic 1971 ballad chronicling the disappointments of counter-culture m... read
Rock Band

Triple hit of Chevelle en route to Rock Band 3


Today I learned...
Mar 22
Next week's update to the Rock Band Music Store will deliver three hit songs from Chevelle, "Send the Pain Below," "The Red" and "Face to Floor."  This is a band which I never connected with their music. Prior to today,... read
Rock Band

Next week's Rock Band DLC features 'Jungle Boogie'


That's really all you need to know
Mar 15
Three more songs are being added to the Rock Band Music Store next week and they're all special in their own way. "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang is the most important contribution to music of the bunch, but "Shout" b... read
We are the Pretty Hate Machine
I was recently inspired by a blog entry from a member of Fall Out Boy. If you're already rolling your eyes and making snarky remarks in your head, then this article is targeted at you. Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy's lead singe... read feature

Rock Band 3

Oingo Boingo and Toto in next week's Rock Band DLC


More music for your growing collection
Mar 08
Next week, the Rock Band Music Store will be adding a couple of classic 80's songs to the list of downloadable content. "Rosanna" from Toto will be available for purchase, along with Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science." It surpri... read
Rock Band 3

More Blitz tracks coming to Rock Band 3 DLC


All-American Rejects, Blink-182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers for sale on their own
Mar 01
As we trundle toward the end of Rock Band 3 DLC as we know it, Harmonix is still working through adding the tracks produced for Rock Band Blitz to the storefront. Next week, you'll be able to snag "Always" from Blin... read
Rock Band

The Flys, Staind and Queensr˙che en route to Rock Band


Four more DLC tracks arriving next week
Feb 22
The end may be in sight for Rock Band's epic run of DLC, but it's not over quite yet and there are still a few more weeks of updates to look forward to. Next week will see the arrival of “Got You (Where I Want You... read
Rock Band DLC ending

After 275 weeks, weekly Rock Band DLC ceases in April


Resources transitioned to other projects
Feb 18
After more than 4,000 songs released over the course of 275 consecutive weeks, weekly Rock Band downloadable content will cease on April 2, Harmonix announced today. Harmonix said the studio currently has "several" new titles... read

Aerosmith Greatest Dimension Pack hits Rock Band Tuesday


6 Pack of Tracks get you Back in the Saddle, Jack
Jan 26
Boston's hometown heroes Aerosmith have a six-pack of tracks hitting Rock Band this coming Tuesday, January 29th. This is the first time the hard-rocking, blues-influenced band has graced the RB platform, and the first time t... read
Dtoid TV

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 played on Rock Band drums


Yet another bizarre Dtoid TV moment
Jan 21
If you haven't been watching Dtoid TV lately, you've been missing out on some truly bizarre stuff. Take, as an example, this clip from yesterday's Super Fantastic Videogame Rad Show: Get There! in which the masked broad... read
Rock out for a great cause
In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim... read feature

Carly Rae Jepsen, Marcy Playground en route to Rock Band


Matter and antimatter to collide on DLC marketplace
Nov 21
The only things next week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store have in common are the number of syllables in their titles and that there has been a time when both songs seemed utterly inescapable. Carly Rae Jepsen's... read

Rock Band DLC: NIN, DragonForce, Modern English


My DLC library is about to get closer to God
Nov 16
Harmonix has announced the next wave of songs being added to the Rock Band Music Store and there are some delightful tunes in there. As you may have surmised by the above video, Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" is on the way. ... read

Hey, potheads: 311 comes to the Rock Band Music Store


Sep 28
In middle school, I had a giant afro, wore FUBU pants, and listened to 311 all the time. And, I didn't even smoke weed! Though I don't often return to 311 these days, I still have a soft spot for their music, especially the o... read






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