Rock Band strikes back…a new king ready to be crowned?

Yesterday Guitar Hero III saw some new tracks made available for download. We were a bit excited because it came so early, but today some of the DLC for Rock Band was leaked. Well, let me be the first to say that this shames anything Activision has ever offered for download to support either GHII or GHIII thus far. Here’s what we know is coming up soon for Rock Band (in addition to the already announced full album downloads from Nirvana, The Grateful Dead, and The Who):

The Police pack:

  • “Roxanne”
  • “Synchronicity II”
  • “Can’t Stand Losing You”

Queens of the Stone Age pack:

  • “3s and 7s”
  • “Sick Sick Sick”
  • “Little Sister”

Metallica pack:

  • Three or six songs, none announced yet

Black Sabbath pack:

  • “N.I.B.” (cover)
  • “Sweet Leaf” (cover)
  • “War Pigs” (cover)

David Bowie pack:

  • “Moonage Dream”
  • “Heroes”
  • “Queen Bitch”

Punk pack:

  • “Ever Fallen in Love” by Buzzcocks (cover)
  • “I Fought the Law” by The Clash
  • “Rockaway Beach” by The Ramones

Single Songs:

  • “Fortunate Son” by Credence Clearwater Revival
  • “Juke Box Hero” by Foreigner
  • “My Sharona” by The Knack
  • “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways
  • “Bang a Gong” by T-Rex
  • “Joker and the Thief” by Wolfmother
  • “Brass in a Pocket” by Pretenders
  • “My Iron Lung” by Radiohead
  • “Buddy Holly” by Weezer

Yeah, you guys read that right…SINGLE SONGS! Activision could learn from this and start offering single songs as well. I hate the packs, personally, because usually you don’t want all three. I’m super stoked for My Iron Lung and some of the other tracks listed above. It sure would be nice if a DLC war could get started between the two franchises…