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The Return of The Rock Band European Union Survival Guide

This week is the release of the game known as Rock Band in Germany, France and Great Britain. This guide was originally created to help people make a proper purchasing decision for themselves. I heard of a deal at HMV which will allow you to purchase the game for 40 pound. I have added some new DLC information in this final version of the this blog. Also, if you want to you can now purchase all of the DLC songs that have been released so far in America right now.

So, the European Union will finally get a taste of Rock Band but alas it is not without
controversy and issues. I know a great deal of info about this game so I will share every
thing that I know about this game with you.

The owners of the 360 version will be able to use any of the previous versions of the Guitar
Hero controllers. So f you already own two Guitar Hero games with controllers then you
have your two guitar controllers ready for play.

Another benefit to owning a 360 version is you can use the 360 headset to do the singing. I
order to do the tambourine rhythm sections, you use the A button since you already need
to use the controller to navigate the menus. So, there is your microphone. You can have
three out of the four necessary items to play Rock Band.

If your equipment breaks, EA has been very generous with replacement equipment. So,
you can send back broken equipment very easily.

Play.com is selling the instrument bundle and the game itself for 140 pounds.

If you still can't afford that, my suggestion to all of those who are interested in this game is
to pick it up game by itself and if you have a little more money, think about purchasing the
drum kit.

For PS3 users, you can import the game because it is region free.

If you do you want to import and plan to buy some of the DLC, look up something called
"entropay", it will allow for foreign PS3 users to purchase DLC from the American

Be warned, if your equipment does break, you cannot RMA it back to EA and you will stuck
with broken equipment

Also, unlike the 360 version, you cannot use the GH controllers in RB. Activision is actively
blocking a patch from HMX that would allow for the user to use the GH controller with RB.

This is all the info that I have for the Rock Band DLC. It includes all the songs that have
been released so far and all possible future releases. I kept the original dates so have an
understanding of how weekly DLC is released. HMX and MTV games are responsible for the
DLC, EA is strictly in control of the hardware.


Aterisk (*) denotes a cover track, anything else is a Master Track.

Nov. 20

Metallica Pack
"...And Justice for All"
"Ride the Lightning"

Police Pack
"Can't Stand Losing You"
"Synchronicity II"

Queens of the Stone Age Pack
"3's and 7's"
"Little Sister"
"Sick, Sick, Sick"

Single Songs
"Fortunate Son"* by Creedance Clearwater Revival
"Juke Box Hero"* by Foreigner
"My Sharona"* by The Knack
"Cherry Bomb"* by The Runaways
"Bang A Gong"* by T-Rex
"Joker and the Thief" by Wolfmother

Nov. 27

David Bowie Pack
"Moonage Daydream"
"Queen Bitch"*

Dec. 4

Black Sabbath Pack
"Sweat Leaf"*
"War Pigs"*

Dec. 11

Punk Pack
"Ever Fallen In Love"* by The Buzzcocks
"I Fought the Law" by The Clash
"Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones

Dec. 18

Single Songs
"Brass In Pocket"* by The Pretenders
"My Iron Lung" by Radiohead
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer

Dec. 25

Single Songs(were 99 cents)
"Attack" by 30 Seconds to Mars
"The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars
"Dirty Little Secret" by The All-American Rejects
"Move Along" by The All-American Rejects
"Song With A Mission"* by The Sounds

Jan. 1

Single Songs
"Hard To Handle"* by The Black Crowes
"Gimme Three Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Limelight"* by Rush

Jan. 8

Single Songs
"Number of the Beast"* by Iron Maiden
"Die, All Right!" by The Hives
"Interstate Love Song" by Stone Temple Pilots

Jan. 15

Single Songs
"All The Small Things" by Blink 182
"Last Train To Clarksville"* by The Monkees
"Action"* by Sweet

Jan. 22

Oasis Pack
"Don't Look Back In Anger"
"Live Forever"

Jan. 29

Single Songs
"Siva" by Smashing Pumpkins
"Working Man"* by Rush
"Ten Speed (Of God's Blood And Burial)"* by Coheed and Cambria

Feb. 5

Single Songs
"Roam" by The B52's
"We Care A Lot" by Faith No More
"Calling Dr. Love" by Kiss

Feb. 12

(Arguably) Punk Pack 2
"Complete Control" by The Clash
"Truth Hits Everybody" by The Police
"Teenage Lobotomy" by The Ramones

Feb. 19

Single Songs
"Why Do You Love Me?" by Garbage
"El Scorcho" by Weezer
"Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots

Feb. 26

Nine Inch Nails Pack
"March Of The Pigs"
"The Collector"
"The Perfect Drug"


Grateful Dead Pack
"China Cat Sunflower"
"Casey Jones"
"Sugar Magnolia"
"Franklin's Tower"
"I Need A Miracle"

Mar. 11

Single Songs(Currently $1/Song)
"Beethoven's C***" by Serj Tankien
"Crushcrushcrush" by Paramore
"Shockwave" by Black Tide

Mar. 18

Earache Thrash Pack
"Blinded By Fear" by At The Gates
"Thrasher" by Evile
"D.O.A." by The Haunted

Mar. 25

Boston Pack
"More Than A Feeling"
"Peace of Mind"
"Hitch A Ride"
"Rock & Roll Band"
"Something About You"

Apr. 1

Single Songs
"Still Alive" by GLaDoS

Apr. 8

HMX Pack(NOTE: These songs are also available in the Feb. 08 issue of OXM)
"Rock Rebellion" by Bang Camaro
"Sprode" by Freezepop
"Shake" by Count Zero

Classic Rock Pack
"Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Message In A Bottle" by The Police
"Call Me" by Blondie

Single Songs(Currently $1)
"Saints Of Los Angeles" by Motley Crue


Apr. 22

Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
“The Hellion/Electric Eye”
“Riding on the Wind”
“(Take These) Chains”
“Pain and Pleasure”
“Screaming for Vengeance”
“You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”
“Devil’s Child”

Apr. 29

Single Songs
"Red Tandy" by Mother Hips
"Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear" by Mother Hips
"Zero" by Smashing Pumpkins

May 6

Scene Pack
"This Ain't A Scene/It's An Arms Race" by Fall Out Boy
"Date With A Night" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"It Hurts" by Angels & Airwaves

May 13

Single Songs
"Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth
"Train In Vain" by The Clash
"Hangin on the Telephone" by Blondie

May 20-The European Tracks

Single Songs
"Beetlebum"* by Blur
"Rock 'n' Roll Star" by Oasis
"Through The Monsoon" by Tokio Hotel
"Hysteria" by Muse
"Manu Chao" by Les Wampas
"New Wave" by Pleymo
"Hier Kommt Alex" by Die Toten Hosen
"Perfekte Welle" by Juli
"Countdown to Insanity" by H-Blockx

May 27

The Cars by The Cars
"Good Times Roll"
"My Best Friend's Girl"
"Just What I Needed"
"I'm in Touch With Your World"
"Don't Cha Stop"
"You're All I've Got Tonight"
"Bye Bye Love"
"Moving in Stereo"
"All Mixed Up"

June ??

Doolittle by The Pixies(DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
"I Bleed"
"Here Comes Your Man"
"Monkey Gone to Heaven"
"Mr. Grieves"
"Crackity Jones"
"La La Love You"
"No. 13 Baby"
"There Goes My Gun"
"Gouge Away"


March OXM Schedule Songs

--"Shadow World" by The Haunted

--"Shooting Star"* by Bad Company

--Metal Pack?(NOT RELEASED)
"Wrathchild"* by Iron Maiden
"Supernaut"* by Black Sabbath
"Fuel" by Metallica
Full Album DLC
--"Who's Next" by The Who
--"Nevermind" by Nirvana(IN LEAKED DLC FILES:COMPLETELY)

Greatful Dead Promised
--"Touch of Grey"
--"Uncle John's Band"
--...more from The Dead

Single from Metallica's new album

"Dew Circuit Breakout" finalists confirmed for Rock Band
--The Myriad (winners)
--Them Terribles
--The Material

Future DLC song names found in available DLC files
--"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
--"Brown Sugar"
--"Pinball Wizard"
--"Alabama Getaway"
--"Misery Business"

Crooked X MySpace Leak
--6 songs from them
--talk of expansion
--proof removed from myspace

Rock Blog:
Another B52s song

Disturbed Songs:
"Inside the Fire"
"Indestructible" OR "Perfect Insanity"(Both have been mentioned)

Pennywise, Bad Religion, Testament scheduled to make an appearance in Rock Band or the often rumored sequel.

Thanks to people at Scorehero for the list.


One of the things that Rock Band players do is modify their equipment. Below are some
links to some of the mods that people use.

Drum Mods

How to fix your RB Guitar's Strum Bar.

Band World Tour Mode explained: Band World Tour is the most interesting aspect of this
game. The mode allows four people to work together in order to progress through the
mode. You can name your band, create your band members, and create a logo for your
band, that logo will show up in certain venues in the game. As you progress, you will be
given challenges for playing certain sets. For example, the game will give you a DVD
Recording challenge which requires the group to obtain at least an average of 4 stars for
the set. If you are successful, you will gain triple the amount of fans that you would usually
get. If you fail, you will lose three times the amount of fans. It is very compelling stuff.

Below are a ton of videos of this game in action. This includes some of the DLC videos.

Nick Chester's Review

I hope this stuff helps our European users out a little bit. I personally consider this to be my
favorite game of last year and still actively play it, and if you can get it, please do. If you
have any other questions about game modes and other things, I will be able answer them
for you. Take it from some one who has spend a good deal of money on it by purchasing all
of the DLC songs, it was well worth it.
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