So about those 5,000 Rock Band songs in 2009 ...


So look, I want the option to play any of 5,000 songs in Rock Band as much as the next guy. But Billboards claim that MTV Games had plans to up the available songs to 5,000 in 2009? Like I had guessed, it's just too wild to be true. 

In a statement to us today, an MTV Games/Harmonix spokesperson told us this number was taken out of context from something Harmonix CEO and co-founder Alex Rigopulos said in a recent interview

"That said, one of the great promises of the [Rock Band] catalog moving forward," he told Ars Technica, "as the catalog expands from 500 songs to 5,000 songs or whatever in the coming years, is that we're going to be less constrained from a genre standpoint, and I think you will see us starting to branch out into ... whether it's country or R&B and jazz or funk, or things of that sort."

OK, so to clarify, Rigopulos did not say there would be 5,000 songs available this year. Just eventually. Or to use Billboards logic, maybe he means there will be 5,000 R&B songs this year. Or 5,000 jazz songs. And 5,000 funk songs. Sure, why not. 

So yeah, don't expect 5,000 songs to be playable in Rock Band this year, because that would be crazy. But considering the number jumped from 58 to over 500 in a single year, I suppose it's not completely out of the question. 

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