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#1 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:06 AM

This is the thread for all things Rock Band.

New Features and Improvements
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Instrument Improvements

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Guitars Compatible With Rock Band 2 (source 1, source 2)

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Guitar Hero: World Tour

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Rock Band 2

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Rock Band

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Possibly Guitar Hero III (works with RB, so it may work with RB2, too)

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Possibly Guitar Hero Aerosmith (works with RB, so it may work with RB2, too)

Drums Compatible With Rock Band 2 (source)

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Guitar Hero: World Tour

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Rock Band

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Rock Band 2

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Rock Revolution

Microphones Compatible With Rock Band 2 (source)

-Rock Band and Rock Band 2's microphone
-Guitar Hero IV's microphone
-SingStar microphones

Soundtrack

Artist/Song Title/Decade
1. AC/DC “Let There Be Rock” 1970s
2. AFI “Girl’s Gone Grey” 2000’s
3. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” 1990’s
4. Alice in Chains “Man in the Box” 1990’s
5. Allman Brothers “Ramblin’ Man” 1970’s
6. Avenged Sevenfold “Almost Easy” 2000’s
7. Bad Company “Shooting Star” 1970’s
8. Beastie Boys “So Whatcha Want” 1990’s
9. Beck “E-Pro” 2000’s
10. Bikini Kill “Rebel Girl” 1990’s
11. Billy Idol “White Wedding Pt. I” 1980’s
12. Blondie “One Way or Another” 1970’s
13. Bob Dylan “Tangled Up in Blue” 1970’s
14. Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” 1980’s
15. Cheap Trick “Hello There” 1970’s
16. Devo “Uncontrollable Urge” 1980’s
17. Dinosaur Jr. “Feel the Pain” 1990’s
18. Disturbed “Down with the Sickness” 2000’s
19. Dream Theater “Panic Attack” 2000’s
20. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” 1980’s
21. Elvis Costello “Pump It Up” 1970’s
22. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way” 1970’s
23. Foo Fighters “Everlong” 1990’s
24. Guns N’ Roses “Shackler’s Revenge” 2000’s
25. Interpol “PDA” 2000’s
26. Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song” 1980’s
27. Jethro Tull “Aqualung” 1970’s
28. Jimmy Eat World “The Middle” 2000’s
29. Joan Jett “Bad Reputation” 1980’s
30. Journey “Anyway You Want It” 1970’s
31. Judas Priest “Painkiller” 1990’s
32. Kansas “Carry On Wayward Son” 1970’s
33. L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” 1990’s
34. Lacuna Coil “Our Truth” 2000’s
35. Linkin Park “One Step Closer” 2000’s
36. Lit “My Own Worst Enemy” 1990’s
37. Lush “De-Luxe” 1990’s
38. Mastodon “Colony of Birchmen” 2000’s
39. Megadeth “Peace Sells” 1980’s
40. Metallica “Battery” 1980’s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go” 1990’s
42. Modest Mouse “Float On” 2000’s
43. Motorhead “Ace of Spades” 1980’s
44. Nirvana “Drain You” 1990’s
45. Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky” 1960’s
46. Panic at the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon” 2000’s
47. Paramore “That’s What You Get” 2000’s
48. Pearl Jam “Alive” 1990’s
49. Presidents of the USA “Lump” 1990’s
50. Rage Against the Machine “Testify” 1990’s
51. Ratt “Round & Round” 1980’s
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it Away” 1990’s
53. Rise Against “Give it All” 2000’s
54. Rush “The Trees” 1970’s
55. Silversun Pickups “Lazy Eye” 2000’s
56. Smashing Pumpkins “Today” 1990’s
57. Social Distortion “I Was Wrong” 1990’s
58. Sonic Youth “Teenage Riot” 1980’s
59. Soundgarden “Spoonman” 1990’s
60. Squeeze “Cool for Cats” 1970’s
61. Steely Dan “Bodhitsattva” 1970’s
62. Steve Miller Band “Rock’n Me” 1970’s
63. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” 1980’s
64. System of a Down “Chop Suey” 2000’s
65. Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” 1970’s
66. Tenacious D “Master Exploder” 2000’s
67. Testament “Souls of Black” 1990’s
68. The Donnas “New Kid in School” 2000’s
69. The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” 1980’s
70. The Grateful Dead “Alabama Getaway” 1980’s
71. The Guess Who “American Woman” 1970’s
72. The Muffs “Kids in America” 1990’s
73. The Offspring “Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” 1990’s
74. The Replacements “Alex Chilton” 1980’s
75. The Who “Pinball Wizard” 1960’s

Bonus Artist/Bonus Song Title/Decade
76. Abnormality “Visions” 2000’s
77. Anarchy Club “Get Clean” 2000’s
78. Bang Camaro “Night Lies” 2000’s
79. Breaking Wheel “Shoulder to the Plow” 2000’s
80. The Libyans “Neighborhood” 2000’s
81. The Main Drag “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter” 2000’s
82. Speck “Conventional Lover” 2000’s
83. The Sterns “Supreme Girl” 2000’s
84. That Handsome Devil “Rob the Prez-O-Dent” 2000’s

The Ordered/Tiered By Difficulty Soundtrack From Within The Game

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Announced Album DLC Planned for Around and After Rock Band 2's Release

Rather than parsing the info out in tantalizing nuggets, Harmonix/MTV has just given us an expansive look at the future of Rock Band, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The magazine revealed six of the full albums headed to Rock Band 2, which we'll now happily pass along to you:

  • Foo Fighters -- "The Colour and the Shape"
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"
  • Jane's Addiction -- "Nothing's Shocking"
  • Megadeth -- "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying"
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn -- "Texas Flood"
The last album is a best-of No Doubt compilation made specifically for the game. Rather than try to impose our own musical tastes on you, we'll just pass the mic your way and ask which of those records has your head banging in anticipation.

Concerning the Free 20 Bonus DLC Songs

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When the official announcement finally came last week that Rock Band 2 would release today on Xbox 360, one little bullet point on the press release about an additional 20 free DLC songs nagged us. Looking at the back of the Rock Band 2 manual now, we still have no idea what the DLC is, but we do know how we're going to get it. Going to the site listed in the image above currently gives this message: "Please check back in a few days for the opportunity to enter your Registration Code and sign up to receive the Bonus Downloadable Tracks." We've been told by Harmonix the tracks will release later this year.

Info on the Exporting Feature to Make Rock Band Disc Songs Playable in Rock Band 2

Harmonix just officially announced that the update allowing Rock Band songs to be transferred to Rock Band 2 has gone live. Once Rock Band 2 is released, drummers, vocalists, and plastic guitar players will be able to transfer 55 songs from the original game to the sequel for $5 (400 MS points).

55 songs? That sounds like it's missing a few tracks. The press release details -- in tiny print at the bottom -- that the missing songs are: "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath (cover), "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden (cover) and "Monsoon" by Tokio Hotel (a DLC song from the European disc, so this is only for Europe).


Edited by FriskyTanuki, 09 September 2009 - 08:44 PM.


#2 Mana Knight

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:14 AM

Yeah, I was close to making this thread myself, but I never got around to it. :-P

I'm excited for the game myself and will definitely get it. I might even have a CAG RB2 game night thread eventually (I'm working on a plan for good match making, such as what instrument people play, what difficulty, and so on).
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#3 snakelda

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:19 PM

I LOVE Rockband!My old drums broke so I can't really play RB right now....:( I like how you can integrate RB 1 songs to RB 2!I also could play with the CAG thing but right now,I have dial up :( Also, RB 2 will have Trophies?

#4 Mana Knight

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:28 PM

I LOVE Rockband!My old drums broke so I can't really play RB right now....:( I like how you can integrate RB 1 songs to RB 2!I also could play with the CAG thing but right now,I have dial up :( Also, RB 2 will have Trophies?

Yes, it will have trophies.

Sucks to hear about being on dial-up right now. :-( Hope it doesn't last for long.
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#5 DarkKenpachi

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:14 PM

I can't wait for this game. I already purchased my export code and I am just waiting until next month. Man there are tooo many games to play. :(
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#6 Plinko

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:23 PM

Same here. I've already exported my songs--just waiting for the game.

#7 melokeith

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:51 PM

Here's a probably dumb question, but...

On PSN the export key says something like, "rock band disk" will be required to play exported songs. It seems as though a lot of people are trading in their RB1 disk after exporting. I read that statement as meaning you will still need that disk. Anyone know - or have experience w/the 360 version?

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#8 Blackout

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:17 AM

I am so pumped for this.



#9 rick3000gto

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:01 AM

RB2 FTW really trying to get it in my quick picks to get a couple bux off.

#10 evergoo

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:07 AM

:applause: :applause: :applause:

What a way to create a thread! I personally don't think anyone could have done a better job!

On PSN the export key says something like, "rock band disk" will be required to play exported songs. It seems as though a lot of people are trading in their RB1 disk after exporting. I read that statement as meaning you will still need that disk. Anyone know - or have experience w/the 360 version?


I also have this concern. I would definitely like to ease up my wallet after buying this for 60 smackeroos.

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#11 DefinedByClass13

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:55 AM

I'm glad they made this "freestyle" option. That's something that i've always wanted.

#12 melokeith

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:12 PM

bump for my question - in case someone else comes along to this thread!
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Here's a probably dumb question, but...

On PSN the export key says something like, "rock band disk" will be required to play exported songs. It seems as though a lot of people are trading in their RB1 disk after exporting. I read that statement as meaning you will still need that disk. Anyone know - or have experience w/the 360 version?

Keith



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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:01 PM

bump for my question - in case someone else comes along to this thread!
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You need it to rip the game and then you can get rid of it.

#14 sportsmaniac095

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:14 PM

i can buy 5 bucks extra and then import the songs and basically get 50 songs for 12 dollars?

#15 Kfoster1979

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:37 PM

From what I have read the RB1 disc is not required after the transfer. But you must have the RB2 disc in to play them. Also on the 360 thread people have gotten rid of there Discs and been fine.


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#16 melokeith

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

thanks - that's what I thought/hoped, but the wording was strange

#17 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 03:33 PM

http://kotaku.com/50...k- -the-details

Looks like the AC/DC rumors were true, though the price is not quite so nice for the $40 price tag. You get 18 songs, which would be $36 at the standard DLC price, if not lower because this would be an album/bundle that would get even more of a discount. You are able to export the songs to your hard drive to play with either RB or RB2 with a special authorization code. Here's the track list for the track pack:

"Thunderstruck"
"Shoot to Thrill"
"Back in Black"
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
"Heatseeker"
"Fire Your Guns"
"Jailbreak"
"The Jack"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Moneytalks"
"Hells Bells"
"High Voltage"
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"T.N.T."
"Let There Be Rock”
"Highway To Hell”
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”

I'd definitely get it if there's a deal or I can make some nice trade-ins at GS to pay for most of it.

Edit: Joystiq is saying that the track pack is exclusive to Walmart and Sam's Club, which is absolute bullshit to me if it's true.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:46 AM

Edit: Joystiq is saying that the track pack is exclusive to Walmart and Sam's Club, which is absolute bullshit to me if it's true.


Yeah that's a bit ridiculous. Wouldn't they make more money if they just released it via DLC?

#19 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:28 PM

http://www.joystiq.c...ii-still-vague/

Harmonix has officially announced that Rock Band 2 will be out this Sunday along with the bundles that will be out alongside the standalone game's release:

October 19, 2008
Xbox 360 and PS3 Special Edition Bundle; including game, guitar and drums - $190 (The Xbox 360 bundle was not released with the game and standalone peripherals last month.)
PS3 Standalone Software - $60
PS3 and PS2 Standalone Drums - $90
PS3 and PS2 Standalone Guitar - $70



#20 snakelda

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 10:40 PM

Yay!3 more days!

#21 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:52 AM

http://www.giantbomb...band-debut/373/

  • Why isn't this a download? In the words of Harmonix community dude John Drake, AC/DC "likes things to be packaged in a very specific way." Since they also don't sell their music on iTunes, I took that to mean "they hate the Internet."
  • What's the on-disc gameplay like? There's a very basic ladder where you play through all 18 tracks of Live at Donnington. No world tour mode, character creation, or anything like that.
  • Is the band in the game? Nope, just the songs. This ain't Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
  • What's up with importing the tracks? Every copy ships with a single-use code that will let you pull all the songs into your Rock Band 2, at which point they'll function just like any other DLC. So they'll show up in world tour, you can play them online, all that jazz.
  • Achievements? Yep, 12 of them on the 360, amounting to what looks like 200 points. No trophies in the PS3 version, sadly, because AC/DC Live is based on the first Rock Band, not the sequel.
  • Great, but how are the songs, man? You could look up the Donnington album online and listen to some samples if you want to hear for yourself, but the recording was apparently very good at that show, because they practically sounded like studio tracks to me. I played "Back in Black" and the riff sounded 100 percent spot-on. If you've been waiting for AC/DC in your music game, I think you'll be happy.

Giant Bomb has some more info on the AC/DC expansion disc.

#22 snakelda

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:09 AM

Well,I guess I'm not getting AC/DC Live.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:18 PM

Well, the LBP delay means I won't have to divide my time between that and RB2 next week, so I went ahead and ordered the bundle for delivery Tuesday. Wooo! I'll probably rent RB1 sometime this weekend so I can get the songs transferred over and ready to go. And maybe I'll get that Pixies DLC and just stare at it for a few days.

#24 josh_animebum

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:26 PM

So is anyone here interested in starting a CAG band or something after its release on Sunday?

#25 snakelda

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:39 PM

Dibs on Drums!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:50 AM

And it's confirmed that Guitar Hero: World Tour drums will work with Rock Band 2 correct?

#27 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:51 AM

Yes, it's in the OP:

Drums Compatible With Rock Band 2 (source)

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#28 Zoglog

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:54 AM

the drums are a bit disappointing. I wish they were more like the guitar hero world tour pads... sigh =(

however buying the game and 1 more guitar is already frickin $130...........
and I got the full set at DDD for $167 or something....... kind of hard to justify just not getting the new drums for $30+ more

#29 DefinedByClass13

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:59 AM

Yes, it's in the OP:


How about vice versa? Apparently GH isn't coming out with a stand-alone drum kit. If RB2 drums work with GH:WT then this will be my option.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 02:55 AM

How about vice versa? Apparently GH isn't coming out with a stand-alone drum kit. If RB2 drums work with GH:WT then this will be my option.

All music game controllers are cross compatible on the PS3 by Sony mandate. That should answer any future questions you may have on this subject.