Archive for Rock Band

Dream Theater to be included in Rock Band 2

July 14 2008

So as I was saying the other day, Dream Theater really needed to get on the Guitar Hero / Rock Band bandwagon. With the full set list of Rock Band 2 introduced at Microsoft's E3 press conference from Shacknews.com New Rock Band 2 Bands, Details Announced: Update - Full Setlist by Maarten Goldstein Jul 14, 2008 1:00pm CST tags: Rock Band 2 Adding to a steady stream of Rock Band 2 news, more details about the game were announced today by Harmonix and MTV Games. Available for Xbox 360 this fall with PS2, PS3 and Wii releases following later in the year, Rock Band 2 is set to ship with over a hundred songs. More than eighty of those will be on disc, and another twenty will follow as a free DLC pack following release. In addition to previously announced bands, Rock Band 2 will also feature songs by Pearl Jam, Metallica, Allman Brothers, Motorhead, Devo, Jane's Addiction, Megadeth, Paramore, and Modest Mouse. The game will also feature "Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC, a music rhythm game fi

How the music industry is changing ... bands release singles on Guitar Hero and Rock Band

April 15 2008

So while the music industry tries to get a handle on the reality that digital is here and iTunes is the new king of sales, we have bands trying new ways to get their singles heard. First, we have Motley Crue releasing their new single on Rock Band: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a nod to the ascendancy of video games, rock 'n' roll bad boys Motley Crue will become the first group to release a new single through Rock Band, said the developer of the wildly popular game. "Saints of Los Angeles," the first single from the group's upcoming album, will be available for download for 99 cents beginning on Tuesday via Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live Marketplace and on Thursday via Sony Corp's PlayStation store, said Viacom Inc's MTV Games. In "Rock Band", gamers play along to songs with controllers shaped like a guitar, drum set, or microphone. The game is sold for about $170 for consoles such as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It competes with the similarly popular "Guitar Hero" series, made by Activisi