Green Day: Rock Band Set-List Revealed + More Details

April 11, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox

Green Day: Rock Band will feature tracks spanning (most of) the band's 20+ year career

In a preview by Entertainment Weekly, a few new details, including the full set-list were released for Green Day: Rock Band – the latest in Harmonix and EA’s popular rhythm game series.

The game will feature 47 playable songs on the disc, just more than The Beatles: Rock Band, across three venues. The American Idiot, and Dookie albums will be included in their entireties, with all except the 6 tracks that are available as DLC from 21st Century Breakdown also playable.

Players will be taken to MK Bowl – the venue for their Bullet in a Bible live album – for a large portion of the songs in the game, including the American Idiot album. The other two included venues are The Fox Theatre in Oakland California (the band’s hometown) and the fictional, ‘hole in the wall’ venue called “The Warehouse”, designed to represent the smaller venues the band played in their earlier years.

Popular tracks such as Hitchin a Ride, Minority, and Brain Stew from Green Day’s back catalogue are also included in the game. However, there is notably no sign at all of the band’s first two albums, which is sure to disappoint many fans (myself included). Despite this little niggle though, the game is looking quite promising – especially if you are a Green Day fan.

Green Day: Rock Band will be released on June 8th on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.

Roger Daltrey Signed Rock Band Guitars Being Auctioned Off For Charity

February 5, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, Xbox

Mad Catz, one of the biggest providers of video game accessories, are currently running an eBay auction for two Roger Daltrey CBE signed Rock Band guitars in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Xbox 360 only guitars are Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster controllers, and they look pretty damn good. All proceeds from the sale of the controllers will go towards supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust, a UK charity that helps young people fight cancer.

Mad Catz will also donate 15% of all sales of all unsigned copies of the above controllers when bought from their official retail websites. UK residents can buy the guitars here, while US residents can go here.

The bidding has begun and is expected to run until the evening of February 10, so go here or here to bid for yourself. So, if you’re a fan of The Who and have a lot of cash on you then go get bidding as it all goes to an extremely good cause!

Lego Rock Band set lists

October 12, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox

Lego Rock Band

For those eagerly awaiting this family-friendly hybrid of Lego and Rock Band, here is the full set list:

On the console

  • All American Rejects, “Swing, Swing”
  • The Automatic, “Monster”
  • Blink-182, “Aliens Exist”
  • Blur, “Song 2″
  • Bon Jovi, “You Give Love a Bad Name”
  • Boys like Girls, “Thunder”
  • Bryan Adams, “Summer of 69″
  • Carl Douglas, “Kung Fu Fighting”
  • The Coral, “Dreaming of You”
  • Counting Crows, “Accidentally in Love”
  • David Bowie, “Let’s Dance”
  • Elton John, “Crocodile Rock”
  • Europe, “The Final Countdown”
  • Everlife, “Real Wild Child”
  • Foo Fighters, “Breakout”
  • Good Charlotte, “Girls & Boys”
  • The Hives, “Tick Tick Boom!”
  • Iggy Pop, “The Passenger”
  • Incubus, “Dig”
  • Jackson 5, “I Want You Back”
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Fire”
  • Kaiser Chiefs, “Ruby”
  • Katrina & The Waves, “Walking on Sunshine”
  • The Kooks, “Naïve”
  • KoRn, “Word Up!”
  • KT Tunstall, “Suddenly I See”
  • Lostprophets, “Rooftops”
  • P!NK, “So What”
  • The Police, “Every Little Thing She Does Is
    Magic”
  • The Primitives, “Crash”
  • Queen, “We Are The Champions”
  • Queen, “We Will Rock You”
  • Rascal Flatts, “Life is a Highway”
  • Ray Parker Jr., “Ghostbusters”
  • Razorlight, “Stumble and Fall”
  • Spin Doctors, “Two Princes”
  • Spinal Tap, “Short & Sweet”
  • Steve Harly, “Make Me Smile”
  • Sum 41, “In Too Deep”
  • Supergrass, “Grace”
  • Tom Petty, “Free Fallin”
  • T-Rex, “Ride a White Swan”
  • Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”
  • We the Kings, “Check Yes Juliet”
  • The Zutons, “Valerie”

On the DS

  • All American Rejects, “Swing, Swing”
  • The Automatic, “Monster”
  • Blur, “Song 2″
  • Carl Douglas, “Kung Fu Fighting”
  • Counting Crows, “Accidentally in Love”
  • David Bowie, “Let’s Dance”
  • Europe, “The Final Countdown”
  • Good Charlotte, “Girls & Boys”
  • Iggy Pop, “The Passenger”
  • Jackson 5, “I Want You Back”
  • Kaiser Chiefs, “Ruby”
  • Katrina & the Waves, “Walking on Sunshine”
  • KT Tunstall, “Suddenly I See”
  • P!NK, “So What”
  • The Primitives, “Crash”
  • Queen, “We Are The Champions”
  • Queen, “We Will Rock You”
  • Rascal Flatts, “Life is a Highway”
  • Ray Parker Jr., “Ghostbusters”
  • Spin Doctors, “Two Princes”
  • Sum 41, “In Too Deep”
  • Supergrass, “Grace”
  • Tom Petty, “Free Fallin’”
  • Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”
  • We the Kings, “Check Yes Juliet”
  • Pearl Jam DLC set for 20th September release

    September 18, 2009 by Daniel Gillespie  
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    Harmonix have announced that the entirety of Pearl Jam’s new album, ‘Backspacer’, will be added as part of the illustrious Rock Band downloadable content. Backspacer is realeased on the 20th September, and will be released for the 360 the very same day, with versions for the PS3 and Wii coming out a few days later.

    The album will include 11 tracks:

    ‘Gonna See My Friend’

    ‘Got Some’

    ‘The Fixer’

    ‘Johnny Guitar’

    ‘Just Breathe’

    ‘Amongst the Waves’

    ‘Unthought Known’

    ‘Supersonic’

    ‘Speed of Sound’

    ‘Force of Nature’

    ‘The End’

    With all the tracks being master recordings, you can buy the full album for 1440 MS points, or an individual track for 160 points.

    This is the second full Pearl Jam album to be released for Rock Band, after ‘Ten’ was released earlier this year.

    Microsoft release The Beatles: Rock Band Special Edition Console

    September 9, 2009 by Daniel Gillespie  
    Filed under News

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    Today sees the launch of ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’, and Microsoft have celebrated this by releasing a limited number of special edition Xbox 360 consoles, professionally customized to honour The Beatles.

    The rare consoles, worth over $3,400 each on eBay, will start to be auctioned today for charity with proceeds benefiting ‘Doctors Without Borders’.

    Each console is carefully designed by super-animation company ‘Passion Pictures’ with illustrations from the intro of ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’.

    Along the launch, Microsoft have released the iconic “All you need is love” for 160 Microsoft points, with proceeds going to charity and also entering you to win one of the limited edition consoles.

    Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd Legends Against Music Games

    September 8, 2009 by Andy Giff  
    Filed under News, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox

    Former Rolling Stones Guitarist Bill Wyman and Pink Floyd Legend Nick Mason are against music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band

    Former Rolling Stones Guitarist Bill Wyman and Pink Floyd Legend Nick Mason are against music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band

    Bill Wyman, guitarist for the Rolling Stones from 1962-1992, and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason have both said that they are against music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

    72 year-old Wyman said:

    “It encourages kids not to learn, that’s the trouble. It makes less and less people dedicated to really get down and learn an instrument. I think is a pity so I’m not really keen on that kind of stuff.”

    Mason had similar thoughts:

    “It irritates me having watched my kids do it – if they spent as much time practising the guitar as learning how to press the buttons they’d be damn good by now.”

    Personally I think that this kind of opinion is very narrow-minded. I play the guitar myself, but I do enjoy playing Guitar Hero every so often, and I am eagerly anticipating The Beatles Rock Band. The two things are separate in my mind as I have been able to play my instrument for a while now. However, I can see the other side of it where the games introduce people to music that they otherwise may never have heard and gets them interested in picking up a real instrument.

    I just believe that people who think like Wyman and Mason are not looking at it with an open mind…

    Ladies and Gentlemen…..The Beatles

    September 8, 2009 by Rob Knight  
    Filed under News, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox

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    This Wednesday, on a day that has numerologists reaching for their slide-rules and followers of the Mayan calendar looking to the skies many of us will Come Together at our nearest retailers to take home the latest in the long-running Rock Band series. This isn’t any Octopus’s Garden Rock Band release though as The Beatles Rock Band (released on 9.9.09) is a landmark in the fact that it is the first time ever that their music has been available digitally.

    45 original masters spanning their career from cavern to rooftop concert (DLC will follow in the near future), 3 part vocal harmonies, the blessing of the existing Beatles and the partners of the others along with hours of meticulous archive work make this a package that will appeal to Rock Band aficionados and die-hard Beatles fans alike.

    A Band in a Box pack is of course available with replicas of the guitars and drums but it is the behind the scenes snippets and info tidbits that raise this above being just another track pack.

    The Beatles Rock Band is released on Wednesday September 9 for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii