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Old 03-03-08, 05:58 PM
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Rock Band: Official Thread Pt. 5

Continued from: Rock Band: Official Thread Pt. 4

Summary: Rock Band is awesome! Harmonix/EA are still ironing out the kinks in the peripherals, but are doing free replacements. Some people like the Strat, but most prefer the Les Paul (360 only). Online BWT is still a pipedream.

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. Use this to find other people to rock with on online Band Quickplay. If you see me on and still need Riding With Coattails, send me an invite and I'll let you ride.

New Downloadable Content (DLC) is released weekly.
XBox 360 - 4:00 AM EST
PS3 - Thursdays (don't have exact time)

More detailed information of all available and upcoming DLC is available in the next post of this thread.

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Official DLC Post

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

The current week's DLC is updated on Tuesday AM when the songs are officially available for download on 360.
If you are looking for the upcoming week's DLC, check the Announced DLC section near the bottom of this post.


This Week's DLC
Classic Rock Back 01
Blondie - Call Me : 2/2/4/4/4
Lynrd Skynrd - Simple Man : 3/3/1/6/2
The Police - Message in a Bottle : 4/4/7/3/5

Motley Crue - Saints of Los Angeles : 6/6/6/3/5
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)
Boston Pack 01 (More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, Smokin', Rock and Roll Band, Something About You, Hitch a Ride)
Black Sabbath Pack 01 (N.I.B., Sweet Leaf, War Pigs)
Classic Rock Pack 01 (Blondie - Call Me, Lynrd Skynrd - Simple Man, The Police - Message in a Bottle)
David Bowie Pack 01 (Heroes, Moonage Daydream, Queen Bitch)
Earache Thrash Pack 01 (At the Gates - Blinded by Fear, Evile - Thrasher, The Haunted - D.O.A.)
Grateful Dead Pack 01 (Casey Jones, China Cat Sunflower, Franklin's Tower, I Need A Miracle, Sugar Magnolia, Truckin')
Harmonix Pack 01 (Bang Camaro - Rock Rebellion, Count Zero - Shake, Freezepop - Sprode)
Metallica Pack 01 (...And Justice for All, Blackened, Ride the Lightning)
NIN Pack 01 (The Collector, March of the Pigs, The Perfect Drug)
Oasis Pack 01 (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 01 (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) )
At the Gates - Blinded By Fear : 8/8/9/3/8 (3/18/08) - Earache Thrash Pack 01

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 01 (4/8/08)
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 01
Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf* : 5/5/5/7/5 (12/04/07) - Black Sabbath Pack 01
Black Sabbath - War Pigs* : 4/5/5/7/4 (12/04/07) - Black Sabbath Pack 01
Black Tide - Shockwave : 8/7/4/6/6 (3/11/08)
Blink-182 - All the Small Things : 2/3/2/4/3 (1/15/08)
Blondie - Call Me : 2/2/4/4/4 (4/15/08) - Classic Rock Pack 01
Boston - Hitch A Ride : 6/6/6/7/5 (3/25/08) - Boston Pack 01
Boston - More Than A Feeling : 4/3/4/7/4 (3/25/08) - Boston Pack 01
Boston - Peace of Mind : 5/4/4/7/5 (3/25/08) - Boston Pack 01
Boston - Rock and Roll Band : 5/4/5/7/4 (3/25/08) - Boston Pack 01
Boston - Smokin' : 8/7/6/8/6 (3/25/08) - Boston Pack 01
Boston - Something About You : 4/4/5/8/4 (3/25/08) - Boston Pack 01
David Bowie - Heroes* : 3/3/3/7/4 (11/27/07) - David Bowie Pack 01
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream : 3/3/3/7/4 (11/27/07) - David Bowie Pack 01
David Bowie - Queen Bitch* : 3/3/3/7/4 (11/27/07) - David Bowie Pack 01
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 01 (4/8/08)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son* : 3/3/2/4/3 (11/20/2007)

Evile - Thrasher : 9/9/8/3/9 (3/18/08) - Earache Thrash Pack 01

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 01 (4/8/08)

Garbage - Why Do You Love Me : 4/4/6/6/4 (2/19/08)
GLaDOS - Still Alive (Portal Theme) : 3/2/2/4/3 (4/1/08)
Grateful Dead - Casey Jones : 6/6/6/4/6 - (3/4/08) - Grateful Dead Pack 01
Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower : 7/7/8/8/6 - (3/4/08) - Grateful Dead Pack 01
Grateful Dead - Franklin's Tower : 6/6/4/5/5 - (3/4/08) - Grateful Dead Pack 01
Grateful Dead - I Need A Miracle : 5/5/2/8/4 - (3/4/08) - Grateful Dead Pack 01
Grateful Dead - Sugar Magnolia : 6/5/6/7/5 - (3/4/08) - Grateful Dead Pack 01
Grateful Dead - Truckin' : 7/6/7/6/5 - (3/4/08) - Grateful Dead Pack 01

H-N:
Spoiler:

The Haunted - D.O.A. : 8/7/8/2/7 (3/18/08) - Earache Thrash Pack 01
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)

Lynrd Skynrd - Gimme Three Steps : 7/3/1/2/4 (1/1/08)
Lynrd Skynrd - Simple Man : 3/3/1/6/2 (4/15/08) - Classic Rock Pack 01

Metallica - ...And Justice for All : 9/9/8/6/7 (11/20/2007) - Metallica Pack 01
Metallica - Blackened : 9/9/9/7/9 (11/20/2007) - Metallica Pack 01
Metallica - Ride the Lightning : 9/9/8/5/7 (11/20/2007) - Metallica Pack 01
The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville* : 6/3/3/8/4 (1/15/08)
Motley Crue - Saints of Los Angeles : 6/6/6/3/5 (4/15/08)

Nine Inch Nails - The Collector : 3/1/5/6/4 (2/26/08) - NIN Pack 01
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs : 6/7/8/7/7 (2/26/08) - NIN Pack 01
Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug : 6/2/9/8/4 (2/26/08) - NIN Pack 01

O-Z:
Spoiler:

Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger : 4/3/4/5/4 (1/22/08) - Oasis Pack 01
Oasis - Live Forever : 4/3/4/5/4 (1/22/08) - Oasis Pack 01
Oasis - Wonderwall : 5/3/4/5/4 (1/22/08) - Oasis Pack 01

Paramore - Crushcrushcrush : 3/3/4/3/3 (3/11/08)
The Police - Can't Stand Losing You : 2/2/4/7/3 (11/20/2007) - The Police Pack 01
The Police - Message in a Bottle : 4/4/7/3/5 (4/15/08) - Classic Rock Pack 01
The Police - Roxanne : 1/1/1/6/2 (11/20/2007) - The Police Pack 01
The Police - Synchronicity II : 3/3/4/7/4 (11/20/2007) - The Police Pack 01
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 01
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister : 5/5/7/4/5 (11/20/2007) - Queens of the Stone Age Pack 01
Queens of the Stone Age - Sick Sick Sick : 5/5/7/4/5 (11/20/2007) - Queens of the Stone Age Pack 01

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 (2/19/08)
Sweet - Action* : 7/7/4/4/4 (1/15/08)

Serj Tankian - Beethoven's **** : 5/3/5/7/4(3/11/08)
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 (2/19/08)
Wolfmother - Joker & The Thief : 8/8/4/7/6 (11/20/2007)

Announced DLC:
Spoiler:

4/22/08
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance (Full Album)
The Hellion/Electric Eye
Riding on the Wind
Bloodstone
(Take These) Chains
Pain and Pleasure
Screaming for Vengeance
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Fever
Devil's Child


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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The NIN stuff is this week? I thought that was last week...ugh quite a drought here for me, then. Haven't downloaded anything for weeks now, I hope it picks back up.

Of course I know it's all down to personal taste, but their taste has sucked lately. Where's the Pixies pack? Or some Interpol maybe?
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The NIN stuff is this week? I thought that was last week...ugh quite a drought here for me, then. Haven't downloaded anything for weeks now, I hope it picks back up.
There's a Grateful Dead 6-pack this Tuesday, check 'announced DLC' in Shagrath's post. Not sure if it's you're cup o' tea, but it's something new. Myself, I'm going to Youtube the songs tomorrow and decide if any look like fun.
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I decided to put a spreadsheet together to see how much we've spent on DLC (face value, not counting what I paid for points cards if I got them cheaper or as gifts).

$63!


Also, I put in for a replacement guitar (3rd time) and drums (1st time) on Friday. I hope I get some good equipment now.
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Originally Posted by naitram
The NIN stuff is this week? I thought that was last week.
I don't update the "This Week's DLC" section until the DLC is actually up. And since I'm not up at 4AM EST, it gets updated whenever I wake up on Tuesday mornings. I do this because I don't want people to think that those songs are already available and get disappointed.

I'll make an update to the DLC post in a bit explaining my mentality. The new songs are usually announced on Fridays and those will go into the "Announced DLC" section as soon as I see it.

EDIT: DLC info for 3/4/08 (Grateful Dead Pack) is fully updated.

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So I'm guessing there is 1 or 2 more 6-packs coming yet from The Grateful Dead? Touch of Grey is the one I'd be most interested in. I thought I'd maybe grab Truckin' and maybe one other, but watching those videos, they actually all look pretty fun. Depending on my mood tonight, I might just end up splurging and grabbing them all, mainly because there hasn't been much of interest to me lately and the announced upcoming songs don't thrill me either.
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Franklin's Tower is great to play on guitar; haven't tried out the drums or vocals yet.
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So I'm guessing there is 1 or 2 more 6-packs coming yet from The Grateful Dead?
Yeah, didn't they initially announce that there would be like 18 songs or something?
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Thanks again for the bang-up work, Shagrath!

I haven't decided on this one yet. The guitar looks fun in all the vids, but the drums look obnoxious on several.
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
I don't update the "This Week's DLC" section until the DLC is actually up. And since I'm not up at 4AM EST, it gets updated whenever I wake up on Tuesday mornings. I do this because I don't want people to think that those songs are already available and get disappointed.

I'll make an update to the DLC post in a bit explaining my mentality. The new songs are usually announced on Fridays and those will go into the "Announced DLC" section as soon as I see it.

EDIT: DLC info for 3/4/08 (Grateful Dead Pack) is fully updated.
Ah I see now. You're doing a great service with your updates, by the way - thanks for all your work!

And I can't remember ever hearing a Grateful Dead song in my life, all I know of is the "culture" surrounding them. I'll give the songs a listen, though.
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Upstrum perfect bass tunes.. can it only be completed during Multiplayer? Or can you complete this on Solo Quickplay (if you are signed in)?
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Upstrum perfect bass tunes.. can it only be completed during Multiplayer? Or can you complete this on Solo Quickplay (if you are signed in)?
I think it's only in Band World Tour. I believe I did it (got 100%, pretty sure it was all upstrums) on expert Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs during guickplay and didn't get the achievement. I was mighty pissed.
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If going for the Authentic Strummer achievement, make sure you never downstrum, not even on Big Rock Endings.
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I definitely got the Authentic Strummer achievement in Single Player Quick Play. I did that and the 100% Guitar expert one with the Garbage song, since it is fairly simple and repetitive.
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You could probably easily get the 100% Guitar expert one on El Scorcho also.
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I got the guitar one on Roxanne.
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You can definitely get the 100% Achievements on quickplay. I got the guitar one on El Scorcho, and the bass one on The Collector.
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I would do a little dance of joy if more GD song packs came out.
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I would do a little dance of joy if more GD song packs came out.
Already tired of the 6 that just came out mere hours ago?
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Already tired of the 6 that just came out mere hours ago?
No not at all. I'm still at work so i have yet to play them.

I would just be excited for some more of there cuts to come out. Personally i'd like to see another bundle in like 5-6 months. Since it is Rock Band they focus on the rock but drop some of these folky things every so often for the sake of variety.
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Hmm... I'll have to try those 100% ones again.
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Holy crap, I'm glad I took the plunge on the GD songs. Those are fun on guitar. I'm actually exhausted, because a few of them are just constant movement (and HO/PO-mania).
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You fuckers chopped your finger tip off before playing these songs, right? RIGHT?!
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Ok, Flirtin' With Diaster on Hard - how the fuck? This is the only thing standing in my way of finishing the Solo Tour on Hard and I just can't make any sense of the solo.

Even in practice, I can't get past 60%. It doesn't make any sense to me. Do I just save star power and sludge through it?
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