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
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.
"...And Justice for All"
"Ride the Lightning"
"Can't Stand Losing You"
Queens of the Stone Age Pack
"3's and 7's"
"Sick, Sick, Sick"
"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
David Bowie Pack
Black Sabbath Pack
"Ever Fallen In Love"* by The Buzzcocks
"I Fought the Law" by The Clash
"Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones
"Brass In Pocket"* by The Pretenders
"My Iron Lung" by Radiohead
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer
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
"Hard To Handle"* by The Black Crowes
"Gimme Three Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Limelight"* by Rush
"Number of the Beast"* by Iron Maiden
"Die, All Right!" by The Hives
"Interstate Love Song" by Stone Temple Pilots
"All The Small Things" by Blink 182
"Last Train To Clarksville"* by The Monkees
"Action"* by Sweet
"Don't Look Back In Anger"
"Siva" by Smashing Pumpkins
"Working Man"* by Rush
"Ten Speed (Of God's Blood And Burial)"* by Coheed and Cambria
"Roam" by The B52's
"We Care A Lot" by Faith No More
"Calling Dr. Love" by Kiss
(Arguably) Punk Pack 2
"Complete Control" by The Clash
"Truth Hits Everybody" by The Police
"Teenage Lobotomy" by The Ramones
"Why Do You Love Me?" by Garbage
"El Scorcho" by Weezer
"Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots
Nine Inch Nails Pack
"March Of The Pigs"
"The Perfect Drug"
Grateful Dead Pack
"China Cat Sunflower"
"I Need A Miracle"
Single Songs(Currently $1/Song)
"Beethoven's C***" by Serj Tankien
"Crushcrushcrush" by Paramore
"Shockwave" by Black Tide
Earache Thrash Pack
"Blinded By Fear" by At The Gates
"Thrasher" by Evile
"D.O.A." by The Haunted
"More Than A Feeling"
"Peace of Mind"
"Hitch A Ride"
"Rock & Roll Band"
"Something About You"
"Still Alive" by GLaDoS
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
FUTURE DLC INFO
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’”
"Red Tandy" by Mother Hips
"Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear" by Mother Hips
"Zero" by Smashing Pumpkins
"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
"Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth
"Train In Vain" by The Clash
"Hangin on the Telephone" by Blondie
May 20-The European Tracks
"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
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"
Doolittle by The Pixies(DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
"Here Comes Your Man"
"Monkey Gone to Heaven"
"La La Love You"
"No. 13 Baby"
"There Goes My Gun"
FUTURE DLC INFO
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)
Future DLC song names found in available DLC files
--"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Crooked X MySpace Leak
--6 songs from them
--talk of expansion
--proof removed from myspace
Another B52s song
"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.
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.