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  • Blog Post: How To Move Rock Band 2 Tracks To Rock Band 3

    With Rock Band 3 out today, you can transfer most of the tracks from the last installment using this simple guide. To get the process started, dig out your Rock Band 2 game manual and check out the back. You'll need the code you find there. Now, turn on your brand spankin' new copy of Rock Band... More
  • Blog Post: Strange Bedfellows: Rock Band Adds Dio, Morrissey DLC

    Harmonix announced one of the oddest double bills of the year today, adding DLC tracks by recently deceased metal legend Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P.) and mopey English indie icon Morrissey to the Rock Band store today. Dio fans will get to play two of his all-time classics – "Holy Diver"... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band Gets Country Pack & 360-Only RBN Songs

    Harmonix and MTV Games are putting out a new batch of songs (with artists like Lady Antebellum, above), including the Going Country Pack 4 and a clutch of Rock Band Network songs for Xbox 360 owners. The newest country pack will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii on August 31 (check your system for... More
  • Blog Post: Disturbed Tracks Usher In New Rock Band Content

    Disturbed fans will be able to download and play three of the band's tracks next week courtesy of the Rock Band store, but that's not all that's coming. Apart from the three Disturbed songs, a trio of bands will be making their debut: Crash Kings, The Veer Union, and We Are the Fallen. All... More
  • Blog Post: Ozzy Bites The Head Off Rock Band With New DLC

    Ozzy Osbourne will make his long-awaited debut on Rock Band with a six pack of songs to be released on June 15. That's the good news. The bad news is that these might not be the classic tracks that fans have been hoping for. Instead of mining his classic Randy Rhodes era for material, this DLC pack... More
  • Blog Post: Lost Songs Turn Up On Rock Band

    So long-running insane TV show Lost ended last night. I haven't had a chance to watch the finale, which means I won't be reading comments, so don't even waste the effort trying to spoil it for me! For those who have watched it and are already missing the show, though, you'll soon have... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Add-ons: Mega Man's Bonus Stage & Mass Effect's New Member

    It’s easy to get excited about a game before it comes out, but after you’ve finished the title what is there to look forward to? Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s DLC add-ons for games you’ve probably already finished. Guitar Hero 5 & Band Hero Fall Out Boy Pack... More
  • Blog Post: New Rock Band DLC Announced: HIM, Marilyn Manson, The Police, and More

    Harmonix announced some new Rock Band DLC on its forums , seven new songs set to launch on February 23 for Xbox 360 and February 25 for PlayStation 3. It’s a pretty odd mix of stuff, featuring three new tracks from Finnish progressive metal band HIM, one by Marilyn Manson, and a deep cut by the... More
  • Blog Post: Kotick: Partnering With Harmonix Could Have Been Profitable

    During his presentation at DICE , Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick talked about missed opportunities for the company. One such misstep was failing to explore options with Guitar Hero co-creator Harmonix. Kotick explained that Activision was aware of Harmonix’s troubled pre-Guitar Hero music... More
  • Blog Post: Jimi Hendrix To Grace Cover of Rock Band?

    Janie Hendrix, stepsister of the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, says that a Rock Band title based around his life and music is in development. In a lengthy interview conducted with the L.A. Times , Janie Hendrix, who controls the guitarist’s estate, says that a new deal signed with Sony Music... More
  • Blog Post: Viacom Demands Refunds of Harmonix Rock Band Bonuses

    Viacom didn't become one of the most trusted and beloved companies in the world by accident; it's moments like this that remind us just why giant media conglomerates are right up there with puppies, rainbows, and free beer in the hearts of Americans. In 2008, when the music genre was booming... More
  • Blog Post: Are Third-Party Rock Band Network Companies Taking Advantage of Artists?

    Harmonix’s Rock Band Network is still in beta, but Gameindustry.biz reports that the company is warning artists to be careful when hiring a third-party Rock Band authoring service – or better yet, do the work required to author a song to Rock Band Network themselves. This response from Harmonix... More
  • Blog Post: 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', Night Ranger Hitting Rock Band Next Week

    Well, it's about time. Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is finally hitting Rock Band, more than a year after nearly every other song off its Nevermind album was released. In addition to that song, live versions of "Come As You Are" and "Lithium" are heading to... More
  • Blog Post: Tom Petty, Go-Go's, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson Hitting Rock Band

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers & a bunch of ladies are hitting Rock Band next week. Here's what's ahead, just in time for turkey day: Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed" * Kelly Clarkson "Miss Independent" * P!nk "Who Knew" * Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers... More
  • Blog Post: Them Crooked Vultures Bring Their Supergroup Sound To Rock Band

    Many fans of rock were understandably enthused when they heard about the formation of Them Crooked Vultures. After all, you've got Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme on vocals and guitar, legendary Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones doing what he does best, and Nirvana/Foo Fighter's... More
  • Blog Post: Brütal Legend Triple Pack Erupting Into Rock Band

    In a synergistic move bound to increase brand awareness and harmonize user empathy toward music game platforms, Rock Band is getting a three pack of tunes ripped from Brütal Legend’s soundtrack in time for the game’s release next week. The Brütal Legend Pack includes “(We... More
  • Blog Post: The Raconteurs, Alanis Morissette, And Electric Six Make Rock Band Debut

    Sure, getting a new group available to download on Rock Band every week is great...but it's even better when it's a super group. Next week, we'll be receiving just such a treat when Rock Band receives its first three tracks ever from The Raconteurs, a group consisting of Jack White (from... More
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