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Old 01-21-08, 10:22 AM
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Rock Band: Official Thread Pt. 4

Continued from here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....0&page=1&pp=25

Summary of last thread (courtesy of Rich C, Shumway and my mad cutting and pasting skills)

Rock Band kicks ass. Rock Band peripherals suck ass.

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Official DLC Post

I've created a GamerTag for all the 360 rockers, to benefit from the new Friends of Friends feature. If you'd like to join, send a request to DVDTalk Rocks and I'll add you. I'll be checking it every day, unlike some other 'talker who set up the "DVDTalk Gamers" tag.

I have compiled a list of the varying difficulties for each song on each instrument, as well as youtube links to all songs on Expert guitar and Expert drums when available.
This information is gathered from the tracks that I own, with the gaps being filled in from other various sources. If anyone has any of the missing information, PM me and I'll get it thrown in here.

I have put them into spoiler sections per L&O's request, as well as to keep this first page uncluttered.

The format for the difficulties is:
Guitar/Bass/Drums/Vocals/Band

This Week's DLC
NIN Pack:
Nine Inch Nails - The Collector : 3/1/5/6/4
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs : 6/7/8/7/7
Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug : 6/2/9/8/4


Currently Available DLC (alpha by band):
Packs
*Check the individual song sections for videos and difficulty tiering*
Spoiler:

(Arguably) Punk Pack 02 (The Clash - Complete Control, The Police - Truth Hits Everybody, The Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy)
Black Sabbath Pack (N.I.B., Sweet Leaf, War Pigs)
Harmonix Pack (from OXM) (Bang Camaro - Rock Rebellion, Count Zero - Shake, Freezepop - Sprode)
David Bowie Pack (Heroes, Moonage Daydream, Queen Bitch)
Metallica Pack 01 (...And Justice for All, Blackened, Ride the Lightning)
NIN Pack (The Collector, March of the Pigs, The Perfect Drug)
Oasis Pack (Don't Look Back in Anger, Live Forever, Wonderwall)
The Police Pack 01 (Can't Stand Losing You, Roxanne, Synchronicity II)
Punk Pack 01 (The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love, The Clash - I Fought the Law, The Ramones - Rockaway Beach)
Queens of the Stone Age Pack (3's & 7's, Little Sister, Sick Sick Sick)

A-G:
Spoiler:

30 Seconds to Mars - Attack : 2/1/4/6/3 (12/25/07)
30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill : 2/1/4/6/3 (12/25/07)

The All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret : 2/2/3/7/3 (12/25/07))
The All-American Rejects - Move Along : 2/2/7/6/5 (12/25/07) )

The B-52s - Roam : 4/4/2/4/4 (2/5/08)
Bang Camaro - Rock Rebellion : 9/9/5/3/6 (1/15/07) - Harmonix Pack (OXM only)
The Black Crowes - Hard to Handle* : 5/3/3/5/4 (1/1/08)
Black Sabbath - N.I.B.* : 4/4/4/5/4 (12/04/07) - Black Sabbath Pack
Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf* : 5/5/5/7/5 (12/04/07) - Black Sabbath Pack
Black Sabbath - War Pigs* : 4/5/5/7/4 (12/04/07) - Black Sabbath Pack
Blink-182 - All the Small Things : 2/3/2/4/3 (1/15/08)
David Bowie - Heroes* : 3/3/3/7/4 (11/27/07) - David Bowie Pack
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream : 3/3/3/7/4 (11/27/07) - David Bowie Pack
David Bowie - Queen Bitch* : 3/3/3/7/4 (11/27/07) - David Bowie Pack
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love* : 3/3/4/6/3 (12/11/07) - Punk Pack 01

The Clash - Complete Control : 6/4/5/5/5 (2/12/08) - (Arguably) Punk Pack 02
The Clash - I Fought the Law : 2/2/4/4/3 (12/11/07) - Punk Pack 01
Coheed and Cambria - Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial)* : 5/3/7/7/5 (1/29/08)
Count Zero - Shake : 3/3/3/6/4 (1/15/08) - Harmonix Pack (OXM only)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son* : 3/3/2/4/3 (11/20/2007)

Faith No More - We Care a Lot : 3/2/3/1/2 (2/5/08)
Foreigner - Jukebox Hero* : 3/4/5/5/4 (11/20/2007)
Freezepop - Sprode : 3/3/4/4/3 (1/15/08) - Harmonix Pack (OXM only)

Garbage - Why Do You Love Me : 4/4/6/6/4

H-N:
Spoiler:

The Hives - Die, All Right! : 4/4/6/7/4 (1/8/08)

Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast* : 9/9/5/6/6 (1/8/08)

Kiss - Calling Dr. Love : 5/4/4/4/4 (2/5/08)
The Knack - My Sharona* : 8/4/3/2/4 (11/20/2007)

Lynard Skynard - Gimme Three Steps : 7/3/1/2/4 (1/1/08)

Metallica - ...And Justice for All : 9/9/8/6/7 (11/20/2007) - Metallica Pack
Metallica - Blackened : 9/9/9/7/9 (11/20/2007) - Metallica Pack
Metallica - Ride the Lightning : 9/9/8/5/7 (11/20/2007) - Metallica Pack
The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville* : 6/3/3/8/4 (1/15/08)

Nine Inch Nails - The Collector : 3/1/5/6/4 - NIN Pack
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs : 6/7/8/7/7 - NIN Pack
Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug : 6/2/9/8/4 - NIN Pack

O-Z:
Spoiler:

Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger : 4/3/4/5/4 (1/22/08) - Oasis Pack
Oasis - Live Forever : 4/3/4/5/4 (1/22/08) - Oasis Pack
Oasis - Wonderwall : 5/3/4/5/4 (1/22/08) - Oasis Pack


The Police - Can't Stand Losing You : 2/2/4/7/3 (11/20/2007) - The Police Pack
The Police - Roxanne : 1/1/1/6/2 (11/20/2007) - The Police Pack
The Police - Synchronicity II : 3/3/4/7/4 (11/20/2007) - The Police Pack
The Police - Truth Hits Everybody : 4/4/7/2/6 (2/12/08) - (Arguably) Punk Pack 02
The Pretenders - Brass in Pocket* : 2/1/1/2/1 (12/18/07)

Queens of the Stone Age - 3's & 7's : 4/4/5/3/4 (11/20/2007) - Queens of the Stone Age Pack
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister : 5/5/7/4/5 (11/20/2007) - Queens of the Stone Age Pack
Queens of the Stone Age - Sick Sick Sick : 5/5/7/4/5 (11/20/2007) - Queens of the Stone Age Pack

Radiohead - My Iron Lung: 3/2/2/4/2 (12/18/07)
The Ramones - Rockaway Beach : 2/2/2/2/2 (12/11/07) - Punk Pack 01
The Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy : 4/4/5/3/3 (2/12/08) - (Arguably) Punk Pack 02
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb* : 3/3/4/2/3 (11/20/2007)
Rush - Limelight* : 4/3/5/4/4 (1/1/08)
Rush - Working Man* : 9/7/7/5/6 (1/29/08)

Smashing Pumpkins - Siva : 7/4/8/3/5 (1/29/08)
The Sounds - Song With a Mission* : 3/3/3/5/3 (12/25/07)
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song : 3/3/6/2/3 (1/8/08)
Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing : 4/4/5/5/4
Sweet - Action* : 7/7/4/4/4 (1/15/08)

T-Rex - Bang a Gong (Get It On)* : 4/4/5/3/5 (11/20/2007)

Weezer - Buddy Holly : 2/2/2/2/2 (12/18/07)
Weezer - El Scorcho : 1/1/4/2/2
Wolfmother - Joker & The Thief : 8/8/4/7/6 (11/20/2007)

Announced DLC:
Spoiler:

3/4/08
Grateful Dead Pack
China Cat Sunflower
Casey Jones
Sugar Magnolia
Truckin'
Franklin's Tower
I Need A Miracle

From March OXM (dates subject to change, and probably will)

??/??/?? (was 3/4/08)
Thrash Pack:
At the Gates - Blinded By Fear
Evile - Thrasher
The Haunted - Shadow World

3/11/08
Bad Company - Shooting Star*
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
The Police - Message in a Bottle

3/25/08
Metal Pack:
Black Sabbath - Supernaut*
Iron Maiden - Wrathchild*
Metallica - Fuel


This is a huge overhaul of the format, with input from several users (thanks especially to Michael Corvin and lordwow). If there's anything else I can add to be helpful, let me know, preferably by PM.

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Old 01-21-08, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
Okay.. How do I steal DVD Josh's post #2?

PS: We still rocked the faces off of all those poseurs at the competition last night. I will have video ASAP.
I did that because I figured that the mods could give it to you!!
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Shagrath, you should repost your story here. That must have been a great feeling having the crowd cheer you on like that.

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Reposting my RB story for DVDChris and others:

Originally Posted by Shagrath
Participated in my first Rock Band Competition last night. We got 4th place out of about 35 bands, but still feel robbed. The judging was based solely on performance and not technical merit, so we went nuts. We did Enter Sandman. I was all over the stage, not even looking at the screen (dumbed vox down to hard so I could hit everything without looking). Our guitarist did a matrix bend during the solo, and then ran into the crowd for the outro. The crowd was completely blowing up for us! After we got off stage, there were tons of people that wanted to shake our hands and tell us how awesome we were, and there were even some chicks who took a picture with our drummer. We were playing Hard vox (due to limitations of the venue. It was too loud to get the pitch correct with so much other stuff going on), Hard drums, and expert guitar and bass. We ended up scoring a 26/30 from the judges, which put us at the top. But we were only the 6th band to go up.

Then a few songs later, this group of two girls in short skirts with fairy wings come up and do Highway Star on all Medium and Hard. For the tambourine hits, she was hitting the mic against her ass. They ended up getting a 28/30 because the judges were all from the morning radio show. They also ended up winning the competition, which had a grand prize of being opening act for Video Games Live at Hard Rock on Thursday and playing in front of a ton of people. All three bands that won had females in them, which I thought was pretty biased.

When they were giving out the prizes, most of the crowd booed the first place band, and they did an encore where everyone was screaming for them to bump everything up to Expert. They did, and failed "When You Were Young" twice within 11%! They scuttled off stage, and we jumped back up there and did Hand That Feeds for the small crowd that was left. I know in the hearts of the people that were there (non-judges), we tore that shit down. But because I don't have breasts, we'll never win a competition judged by fucking morning radio DJs.

A student of mine got our whole song on his cell phone, so hopefully I can get it from him and put it up on YouTube at some point.
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3 words: O A Sis.

I don't get the hate, sure they're egotistical and overrated, but those songs will be fun as hell to sing. I just wish we'd get Champagne Supernova and What's the Story (Morning Glory) sometime.

Oh yeah, and Siva next week? Yes please!

I'm so very pleased with the DLC in Rock Band so far and I hope they keep.
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Old 01-21-08, 11:31 AM
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Summary from the last thread:

Rock Band kicks ass.

Continue.
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My gf can't stop talking about Wonderwall. Guess we're getting it.
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Are there any third party mics or drums that work with Rock Band? My buddy just has the game (not bundle) because he just wanted to try the guitar. However, I don't want to drag my crap over there each time we play the game together (not on Live). I know drums are likely out of the question, but I did notice the Logitech makes a USB mic for the 360, will this work with Rock BAnd?
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Meh. I close them when they get too long to keep server load down.
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Are there any third party mics or drums that work with Rock Band? My buddy just has the game (not bundle) because he just wanted to try the guitar. However, I don't want to drag my crap over there each time we play the game together (not on Live). I know drums are likely out of the question, but I did notice the Logitech makes a USB mic for the 360, will this work with Rock BAnd?
I'm pretty sure the instructions even say that any USB microphone will work. So feel free to use the one that came with your copy of High School Musical: Sing It for the Wii!
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I'm using the Logitech USB mic that came with Karaoke Revolution for PS2. This same mic works in Boogie for Wii, and on my computer.
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Meh. I close them when they get too long to keep server load down.
I guess I don't understand how forum servers work. I mean, wouldn't the load be the same based on the number of posts total? On another forum I go to, their RB thread is up to over 10,000 posts.

Also, is there any way I can get my DLC post back to #2 in here? Even though there are other sites that have the info, I enjoy putting it all together in one easy place for you guys.
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Summary from the last thread:

Rock Band kicks ass.

Continue.
Don't forget:

Rock Band guitar peripheral sucks ass!
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
I guess I don't understand how forum servers work. I mean, wouldn't the load be the same based on the number of posts total? On another forum I go to, their RB thread is up to over 10,000 posts.

Also, is there any way I can get my DLC post back to #2 in here? Even though there are other sites that have the info, I enjoy putting it all together in one easy place for you guys.
Open thread. Copy, close thread. Open this one, paste. Whammo.

I just do as I am told when it comes to thread length. As the threads get longer, it apparently adds more load to the servers to retrieve the posts.
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Okay.. How do I steal DVD Josh's post #2?

He deletes his post - then you become #3. Or you just be happy with #4.
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I just got Rock Band this weekend. Does anyone else have trouble with overdrive activating randomly on the guitar? Mine goes off while keeping the guitar completely still. The drums also seem sporadic. It seems like I have to hit the pads pretty hard for the note to register. How can I tell if my gear is defective or just plays that way? Sorry if this was already answered in the other threads.
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I just got Rock Band this weekend. Does anyone else have trouble with overdrive activating randomly on the guitar? Mine goes off while keeping the guitar completely still. The drums also seem sporadic. It seems like I have to hit the pads pretty hard for the note to register. How can I tell if my gear is defective or just plays that way? Sorry if this was already answered in the other threads.

Drums -- pick a song with a good amount of time before the song kicks in, do rolls (R L R L R L repeatedly) on each drum and see if they register or not. (...And Justice For All is great for this if you bought it.) You can generally tell if they work okay or not. Mostly tho, the lighter you hit the drum the better it will register, the harder the less likely it is to come through on a lot of sets (which I consider to be defunct, I've since gotten two sets from EA with bad pads like that).

Guitar -- Sounds like the guitar is screwy, play with it a bit longer to see if it works itself out.
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Originally Posted by edstein
I just got Rock Band this weekend. Does anyone else have trouble with overdrive activating randomly on the guitar? Mine goes off while keeping the guitar completely still. The drums also seem sporadic. It seems like I have to hit the pads pretty hard for the note to register. How can I tell if my gear is defective or just plays that way? Sorry if this was already answered in the other threads.
The key is not keeping the guitar STILL.

It's keeping the guitar FLAT.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
The key is not keeping the guitar STILL.

It's keeping the guitar FLAT.
That might be the problem with the guitar. I tend to play while sitting down and the guitar at a 30 to 45 degree angle vs straight up and down. I'll try it some more while standing to see if that solves the problem.

On drums, should I focus on hitting the pads in the middle or are the edges more responsive?
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My USB hub crapped out on Friday. I was wondering why we couldn't hear our singer. Used a Belkin ipod syncer USB hub and everything was fine. I may not even bother RMAing it.

Also, my replacement guitar should be delivered today. I hope it's a good one.
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Originally Posted by huh?
Are there any third party mics or drums that work with Rock Band? My buddy just has the game (not bundle) because he just wanted to try the guitar. However, I don't want to drag my crap over there each time we play the game together (not on Live). I know drums are likely out of the question, but I did notice the Logitech makes a USB mic for the 360, will this work with Rock BAnd?

I just picked up the Logitech Vantage mic for the 360 today and it works great with Rock Band.

One of the loading screens in the game says that any usb mic will work with the game.
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The current issue of OXM (The one that has the Rock Band Songs on the disc) has a feature on how to repair your Drumkit and Guitar...
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Can we get DVD Josh & lotsofdvds to delete their posts, so Shagrath is back at #2? His post was quite helpful.
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