Full Rock Band 3 setlist revealed

While it has been available online for a few days now, Harmonix finally officially unveiled the full Rock Band 3 setlist. Keep in mind that Rock Band 3 supports both keyboard support and 3 part vocals as you look over the tracks. After Rock Band 2 I was feeling the music game genre burnout, but Rock Band 3 has me excited once more with its Pro Mode and keyboard. Here’s the full list of songs.

2000s
  • Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”
  • At the Drive-In, “One Armed Scissor”
  • Avenged Sevenfold, “The Beast & the Harlot”
  • Dover, “King George”
  • The Bronx, “False Alarm”
  • The Flaming Lips, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”
  • HIM (His Infernal Majesty), “Killing Loneliness”
  • Hypernova, “Viva La Resistance”
  • Ida Maria, “Oh My God”*
  • Juanes, “Me Enamora”
  • Metric, “Combat Baby”*
  • Paramore, “Misery Business”*
  • Phoenix, “Lasso”*
  • Poni Hoax, “Antibodies”
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves, “Something Bigger, Something Brighter”
  • Queens of the Stone Age, “No One Knows”
  • The Ravonettes, “Last Dance”
  • Rilo Kiley, “Portions for Foxes”*
  • Riverboat Gamblers, “Don’t Bury Me…I’m Still Not Dead”
  • Slipknot, “Before I Forget”
  • The Sounds, “Living in America”
  • Tegan & Sara, “The Con”
  • Them Crooked Vultures, “Dead End Friends”
  • Tokio Hotel, “Humanoid”*
  • The Vines, “Get Free”*
  • The White Stripes, “The Hardest Button to Button”*
1990s
  • Faith No More, “Midlife Crisis”*
  • Filter, “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
  • Jane’s Addiction, “Been Caught Stealing”*
  • Maná, “Oye Mi Amor”
  • Marilyn Manson, “The Beautiful People”
  • The Muffs, “Outer Space”
  • Phish, “Llama”
  • Primus, “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver”
  • Rammstein, “Du Hast”
  • Smash Mouth, “Walkin’ On The Sun”*
  • Spacehog, “In the Meantime”
  • Stone Temple Pilots, “Plush”
  • Swingin’ Utters, “This Bastard’s Life”
1980s
  • Anthrax, “Caught in a Mosh”
  • Big Country, “In a Big Country”
  • The Cure, “Just Like Heaven”*
  • Def Leppard, “Foolin’”
  • Devo, “Whip It”
  • Dio, “Rainbow in the Dark”
  • Dire Straits, “Walk of Life”
  • Echo & the Bunnymen, “The Killing Moon”
  • Huey Lewis and the News, “The Power of Love”
  • INXS, “Need You Tonight”*
  • J. Geils Band, “Centerfold”
  • Joan Jett, “I Love Rock N’ Roll”*
  • Night Ranger, “Sister Christian”*
  • Ozzy Osbourne, “Crazy Train”*
  • The Police, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
  • Roxette, “The Look”*
  • The Smiths, “Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
  • Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
  • Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again”*
1970s
  • The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster”*
  • Blondie, “Heart of Glass”
  • Bob Marley, “Get Up, Stand Up”
  • Chicago, “25 or 6 to 4”
  • Deep Purple, “Smoke on the Water”
  • Doobie Brothers, “China Grove”*
  • Elton John, “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
  • Foreigner, “Cold As Ice”*
  • Golden Earring, “Radar Love”
  • John Lennon, “Imagine”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Free Bird”
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”*
  • Ramones, “I Wanna Be Sedated”
  • Steve Miller Band, “Fly Like an Eagle”
  • T. Rex, “20th Century Boy”
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “I Need to Know”
  • War, “Low Rider”
  • Warren Zevon, “Werewolves of London”
  • Yes, “Roundabout”*
1960s
  • Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations (Live)”
  • David Bowie, “Space Oddity”
  • The Doors, “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”*
  • James Brown, “I Got You” (I Feel Good) – Alternate Studio Version*
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Crosstown Traffic”*
  • The Who, “I Can See for Miles”

Songs with an asterisk will also be on the Nintendo DS version of Rock Band 3.

Obviously DLC tracks will be announced later, but it looks like a strong start with the songs already on the retail disc.

Complete Beatles: Rock Band track list revealed

Thanks to Joystiq and Game Informer we have the full track listing for Beatles: Rock Band. Obviously more songs will be available for DLC, but these are the songs that will be on the disc. All songs will be available from the start, so you won’t need to unlock them as you go along. Here are the songs.

Please Please Me (1963)
I Saw Her Standing There
Boys
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Twist and Shout

With the Beatles (1963)
I Wanna Be Your Man

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Buy Me Love

Beatles For Sale (1964)
Eight Days a Week

Help! (1965)
Ticket To Ride

Rubber Soul (1965)
Drive My Car
I’m Looking Through You
If I Needed Someone

Revolver (1966)
Taxman
Yellow Submarine
And Your Bird Can Sing

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
I Am The Walrus
Hello Goodbye

The Beatles (White Album) (1968)
Dear Prudence
Back In the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Birthday
Helter Skelter

Yellow Submarine (1969)
Hey Bulldog

Abbey Road (1969)
Come Together
Something
Octopus’s Garden
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Here Comes the Sun

Let It Be (1970)
Dig a Pony
I Me Mine
I Got a Feeling
Get Back

Love (2006)
Within You Without You/ Tomorrow Never Knows

Singles
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper
Paperback Writer
Revolution
Don’t Let Me Down

Next 15 Beatles: Rock Band songs unveiled

In addition to the 10 songs we already know about, Harmonix announced the next 15 games that will be on the game disc. More announcements will follow soon. Here’s a direct quote from the official PR.

Following the world premiere of The Beatles: Rock Band at the Microsoft press briefing at the 2009 E3 Media & Business Summit last month, the newly announced 15 songs represent a cross-section of hits and favorites that span The Beatles’ storied career from Can’t Buy Me Love and Paperback Writer to With A Little Help From My Friends and Yellow Submarine, bringing the total number of announced songs to 25.
The 15 new songs for The Beatles: Rock Band and the venues they are featured in are:
· Twist And Shout / Cavern Club
· Do You Want To Know A Secret / Cavern Club
· Can’t Buy Me Love / Ed Sullivan Theater
· I Wanna Be Your Man / Ed Sullivan Theater
· Eight Days A Week / Shea Stadium
· Paperback Writer / Budokan
· And Your Bird Can Sing / Budokan
· Yellow Submarine / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band* / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· With a Little Help from My Friends* / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Revolution / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Birthday / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Dig A Pony / Rooftop Concert
· I’ve Got A Feeling / Rooftop Concert
Additional on-disc songs will be announced at a later date.

Following the world premiere of The Beatles: Rock Band at the Microsoft press briefing at the 2009 E3 Media & Business Summit last month, the newly announced 15 songs represent a cross-section of hits and favorites that span The Beatles’ storied career from Can’t Buy Me Love and Paperback Writer to With A Little Help From My Friends and Yellow Submarine, bringing the total number of announced songs to 25.

The 15 new songs for The Beatles: Rock Band and the venues they are featured in are:

· Twist And Shout / Cavern Club
· Do You Want To Know A Secret / Cavern Club
· I Wanna Be Your Man / Ed Sullivan Theater
· Eight Days A Week / Shea Stadium
· Paperback Writer / Budokan
· And Your Bird Can Sing / Budokan
· Yellow Submarine / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band* / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· With a Little Help from My Friends* / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Revolution / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Birthday / Abbey Road Dreamscape
· Dig A Pony / Rooftop Concert
· I’ve Got A Feeling / Rooftop Concert

Additional on-disc songs will be announced at a later date.

I’m getting pretty excited about the song lineup and the additional gameplay tweaks that Beatles: Rock Band is going to bring. Those three-part harmony songs are going to be pretty interesting in a party setting. Apologies to everybody that comes over to my house…I’m a terrible singer.

E3 link dump, photo slideshow, and general awesomeness

Below you’ll find a slideshow of some of the pics I took at E3. I might be adding more as time goes on, so if you care, check back and watch the slide show again to see anything new. After that, I have links to some of my hands-on articles that I wrote for Kombo.com. I’m still going to do that E3 wrapup podcast and will also reveal my top picks for the show soon. I imagine your hype for said things must be through the roof. You can view a full screen version of the photo slideshow by hitting that little button with the four arrows on the bottom of the image window.

Links to hands-on articles (I will be adding to this as more stories go live):

E3 2009: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer
E3 2009: Mafia II Impressions
E3 2009: A Boy and His Blob
E3 2009: New Super Mario Bros.
E3 2009: The Beatles: Rock Band
E3 2009: Sin and Punishment 2
E3 2009: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
E3 2009: Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
E3 2009: Real Heroes: Firefighter

Rock Band Unplugged track list revealed, plus DLC tracks

Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP is getting a bit of attention lately in the press, and today Harmonix chose to announce the full track listing for the game as well as the first 10 DLC tracks that will be made available. Straight from the Harmonix PR, here’s the track listing.

2000s
  •   AFI – “Miss Murder” *
  • All-American Rejects – “Move Along”
  • Audioslave – “Gasoline” * 
  • Black Tide -”Show Me the Way” *
  • Freezepop – “Less Talk More Rokk” *
  • Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle” The
  • Killers – “Mr. Brightside”  
  •   Lacuna Coil – “Our Truth” 
  • Lamb of God – “Laid to Rest” 
  • Modest Mouse – “Float On” 
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “3′s and 7′s”
  • System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
  • Tenacious D – “Rock Your Socks” *  
1990s
  •   3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite” * 
  • Alice in Chains – “Would?” * 
  • Blink 182 – “What’s My Age Again” *
  • Foo Fighters – “Everlong” 
  • Judas Priest – “Painkiller” 
  • Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy” 
  • Lush – “De-Luxe” 
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Where’d You Go?” 
  • Nine Inch Nails – “The Perfect Drug”  
  •   Nirvana – “Drain You” 
  • The Offspring – “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” 
  • Pearl Jam – “Alive” 
  • Smashing Pumpkins – “Today” 
  • Social Distortion – “I Was Wrong”
  • Soundgarden – “Spoonman” 
  • Weezer – “Buddy Holly”  
1980s
  •   Billy Idol – “White Wedding Part 1″ 
  • Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer” 
  • Dead Kennedys – “Holiday in Cambodia”  
  •   Motörhead – “Ace of Spades” 
  • The Police – “Message in a Bottle”
  • Siouxsie & the Banshees – “The Killing Jar”
1970s
  •   Boston – “More Than a Feeling” 
  • Jackson 5 – “ABC” * 
  • Jethro Tull – “Aqualung”  
  •   Kansas – “Carry on Wayward Son”
  • Rush – “The Trees”  
1960s
  •   The Who – “Pinball Wizard”

And, here are the first 10 tracks that will be made available for DLC on the Rock Band Store:

  • 30 Seconds to Mars      “The Kill” 
  • Belly                              “Feed the Tree” 
  • Disturbed                       “Inside the Fire” 
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd             “Gimme Three Steps” 
  • Muse                             “Hysteria” 
  • Mute Math                     “Typical” 
  • No Doubt                       “Just a Girl” 
  • Oasis                              “Wonderwall” 
  • Paramore                        “Crushcrushcrush” 
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers    “Under the Bridge”  

While these are pretty much re-hashes from the console games, it is still  a pretty strong track listing all the same. I’m just not sure that I am really interested in playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero without a guitar peripheral. Even the DS has the little attachment that fakes it pretty well, but you never know, this game could turn out quite well.

   

Rock Band Beatles Limited Edition is $250

Yes, for the limited edition of Rock Band Beatles, you will be paying as much as it costs to get a brand new console. The package sounds cool, but there’s no way that the majority of people out there are going to opt for this version of the game. Either way, here’s what you get in the package:

  • The Beatles: Rock Band software
  • Höfner Bass controller
  • The Beatles branded Rock Band drums
  • Microphone and Microphone Stand
  • and additional special content

Man, for that price I would half expect Paul McCartney to be working that bass and singing backup while you’re playing any of the other instruments. I don’t know what the “additional special content” is, but I swear I’m going to kick some nuts if it happens to be extra tracks that you can’t get otherwise. I’m really, really excited for this, but I better be able to get the full experience by just buying the disc version.

Oh yes, and Gamestop is already taking preorders for the game here: Rock Band Beatles Preorder

Pearl Jam’s Ten hits Rock Band next week

Of all the complete albums that have been released on Rock Band so far, this is by far my most anticipated release. On Tuesday for Xbox 360 owners and Thursday for PS3 owners, Pearl Jam’s Ten will be available for download. For those youngsters that don’t know how great of an album Ten was, hit up your torr–er, uh, Amazon.mp3 and get the album and give it a listen. Nirvana who? Here are the tracks that will be made available either as a whole or individually:

  • Once
  • Even Flow
  • Why Go
  • Black
  • Jeremy
  • Oceans
  • Porch
  • Garden
  • Deep
  • Release
  • Master/Slave 
So yeah, download it and enjoy one of the best albums of the ’90s. Just don’t send me the bill when you kick over your subwoofer during the guitar solo in Even Flow. 

Buy Pearl Jam’s Ten re-release at Best Buy, get 3 free Rock Band tracks

Ugh, after swearing off Best Buy not too long ago I find myself with a good and valid reason for shopping there again. If you buy the re-release of Pearl Jam’s Ten (and you should!) from Best Buy, you’ll get a download code to use with Rock Band to get three free DLC tracks. The songs you’ll get are “State of Love and Trust”, “Brother”, and “Alive”.

If you’re a Pearl Jam fan, you’re probably going to be getting the album anyway, so you might as well bebase yourself and get it from Best Buy at the same time so you can pick up the free bonus tracks. You can get the free tracks by purchasing either the Super Deluxe Edition (I swear, it’s really called that) or the regular release.

The details are found on the Best Buy website, found here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat173100050006&type=category

Forbes: Rock Band is a shameless knockoff

Yeah, that’s a direct quote. In a recent article where Forbes did a profile on Bobby Kotick, the big boss of Activision, they take a random shot at EA/MTV Games/Harmonix in an attempt to continue their pumping up of Bobby. Here’s the direct quote:

EA also teamed with MTV to sell Rock Band, a shameless knockoff of Guitar Hero that added drums, bass and a microphone to the world of make-believe rock stars.

Now, we’ve had issues with Forbes in the past where they’ve either tired to capitalize on a hot topic in gaming or to stir up controversy for hits, but this one just smacks of ignornace. First of all, Harmonix created Guitar Hero, so it would be hard for them to “knockoff” their own creation. Secondly, Rock Band took a concept that was growing stagnant and evolved it into something much bigger and much more exciting. If anything, Guitar Hero: World Tour is a “shameless knockoff” of Rock Band, but we’re not about to go there right now. Oh, and for the record Forbes, Activision isn’t the most successful publisher in videogames today, that title belongs to Nintendo. Fact checking, folks.

Link to the original story (quote on page 3): http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0202/052.html 

Pearl Jam’s first album coming to Rock Band DLC

Sweet! In March, the same day that the reissue for the album hits, Pearl Jam’s album Ten will be available for download for Rock Band 2. Below is the full press release.

NEW YORK, NY – December 15, 2008 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today confirmed that Ten, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam (http://www.pearljam.com) in 1991, will be offered for download in the Rock Band Music Store day-and-date with the re-issue of the album in stores on March 24, 2009.  

 
Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President of Electronic Games and Music for MTV Networks Music / Logo Group, added, “Just hearing the first few notes of Jeremy or Alive brings back all the raw emotion of this incredible, hugely important album. We are honored to be working with Pearl Jam to deliver Ten as it is re-issued.”  

 
In addition to the track “Alive” that is already available on the Rock Band 2 game disc, the Pearl Jam Ten download pack will include the additional 10 songs from the album:  
    1. Once

    2. Even Flow

    3. Why Go Black

    4. Jeremy

    5. Oceans

    6. Porch

    7. Garden
    8. Deep

    9. Release

Pearl Jam released Ten on August 27, 1991. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, sold over 12 million copies and became one of the cultural touchstones of the 1990s. Songs such as “Alive,” “Black,” “Even Flow” and Jeremy became staples of rock radio, and still make frequent appearances on the band’s ever-changing concert setlists. The album was produced by Rick Parasher. Pearl Jam’s 1991 lineup was Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (guitar), Dave Krusen (drums), Mike McCready (guitar) and Eddie Vedder (vocals).

 
Rock Band 2 features the largest music catalogue of any music-based videogame to date including over 100 songs[1] on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack with an unrivaled blend of classic and new artists including AC/DC, Guns ‘N Roses, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Motorhead and more! The Rock Band online music store recently surpassed 30 million paid downloads since the game’s launch in late November 2007. With more than 500 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc), the addition of complete and immediate backwards compatibility for songs purchased from Rock Band’s ever-expanding online music store and the ability to export most songs from the original Rock Band disc, Rock Band continues to deliver the largest library of music ever for a video game.

 
For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com

 
MTV Games is the publisher of Rock Band and is developed by Harmonix,  EA is the exclusive distribution partner for Rock Band.  About MTV Games MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.  

 
About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products.  The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.    

 
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com.  

 
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS FreestyleTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.    
 
© 2008 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company. Rock Band and Rock Band 2 developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc All other marks are the property of their respective owners.  EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

And just to stir it up a bit…Pearl Jam rules, Nirvana sucks!