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Presidents of the U.S.A. to release Rock Band DLC on election day


Thanks to their involvement in the U.S. election, The Presidents of the United States of America will be releasing three musical tracks as Rock Band DLC on Tuesday, November 4th. Coincidentally, that's election day.

As part of the partnership between Xbox 360, Rock the Vote and The Presidents of the U.S.A., a three song RB track pack featuring "Dune Buggy", "Ladybug" and "Feather Pluckn" will be available for purchase off the XBLM for a yet to be announced price. Oh, in case you were wondering, 35% of Xbox Live voters consider "Job and the Economy" as the most important issue in this year's election. Word.

Rock Band 2 free DLC is indie-tastic


We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is Harmonix has officially announced the 20 free downloadable songs [via IGN] they promised gamers with the purchase of Rock Band 2 -- make sure you're registered first! The bad news is the rumored list of tracks was completely bogus and said 20 tracks are from relatively unknown bands -- although we're sure some fans will argue that point.

Actually, scratch that. There is no bad news. Why? Because you're about to get 20 free tracks to play in Rock Band 2. Sure, it isn't anything of the same caliber as the upcoming AC/DC expansion but did we really expect big names to hand over their tracks on the arm out of good faith? They only have two mansions and three cars, you know? How can we expect them to give a song away for free ... you're just being insensitive to their grotesque wealth. The tracks will be made available for download on November 4, full listing of tracks after the jump.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Country music is coming to Rock Band


After staying true to their rock music selection roots (for the most part), the Harmonix crew is looking to expand their music offerings and bring a new twang to the Rock Band DLC library. That's right, according to HMXHenry, the sweet twang of country music will be headed to a Rock Band DLC music store near you.

"We'll have Country in RB sooner or later" says Mr. HMXHenry, "why would the addition of Country be such a huge shock?" Well, HMXHenry, one could argue that country music is a shocking addition seeing that the your gaming platform is called ROCK Band, but we say bring on the country. One can never get enough music that's all about cowboy boots, booze and tragic love stories.

[Via Joystiq]

Deals: iTunes music with Fable 2, $45 games and more


It's Sunday and that means we've already sifted through retailers' ads and found the best Xbox 360 gaming deals. Why? Because we want to save you cash and because it counts towards our government mandated community service hours. Let's get to it ...

This week, Best Buy is giving away a free drum shade with purchase of Rock Band 2 bundle and Target is selling NBA Live 09 and SoulCalibur IV for $55. Over at Circuit City, they're giving out free $15 iTunes gift cards with purchase of Fable 2 (LE), a free strategy guide with Far Cry 2, a free t-shirt with the Rock Band 2 bundle and a $10 gift card with Midnight Club: LA. Circuit City is also selling GTAIV, Mercenaries 2, The Force Unleashed and Madden 09 for $45. Have fun shopping.

Rock Band DLC: Nirvana seven pack


HMXsean just announced the new Rock Band downloadable content for next Tuesday, October 21st and it's going to be all about Nirvana. A Nirvana pack of DLC consisting of seven master recording will be value priced at 800 Microsoft points or purchasable individually for 160 points. No more speculation, Nirvana is coming to Rock Band next week!
  • "Breed" by Nirvana
  • "Lounge Act" by Nirvana
  • "On a Plain" by Nirvana
  • "Polly" by Nirvana
  • "Something in the Way" by Nirvana
  • "Stay Away" by Nirvana
  • "Territorial Pissings" by Nirvana

Rock Band 2 AC/DC achievements add 250GS

Achievements for the Walmart exclusive expansion Rock Band 2: AC/DC Live have made their way onto the internet and we now know that the game is being treated as an all out expansion as far as achievements go.

AC/DC Live will only add twelve new achievements (viewable after the jump) worth 250 Gamerscore, which is the maximum Gamerscore a game expansion can offer. Interesting is the fact that the achievements do not all pertain to the AC/DC Live songs, as some actually refer to purchasable DLC. So, Rock Band 2 owners will be receiving a few more achievement challenges without an AC/DC Live purchase.

Rock Band 'Dr. Feelgood' album DLC now available


Newly available this morning on the Xbox Live Marketplace is Rock Band downloadable content from Mötley Crüe, featuring all the tracks from their Dr. Feelgood album. Each of the ten tracks will cost you 160 Microsoft points or value priced as an album bundle for 1280 points. Check the break for a complete listing of today's DLC and let Dr. Feelgood make you feel all right. Because, if you let him, he can.

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Rock Band DLC: Mötley Crüe's Dr. Feelgood album


As if we didn't already see it coming, Harmonix just announced that Mötley Crüe's entire Dr. Feelgood album (minus the intro "T.N.T.") will be available as Rock Band / Rock Band 2 downloadable content next Tuesday, October 14th.

The Dr. Feelgood album DLC is comprised of ten tracks bundled together for 1280 Microsoft points or individually for 160 MS points. Point your eyes below for a complete listing of next week's Mötley Crüe Rock Band DLC.
  • "Dr Feelgood" by Mötley Crüe
  • "Slice of Your Pie" by Mötley Crüe
  • "Rattlesnake Shake" by Mötley Crüe
  • "Kickstart My Heart" by Mötley Crüe
  • Without You" by Mötley Crüe
  • "Same Ol' Situation (SOS)" by Mötley Crüe
  • "Sticky Sweet" by Mötley Crüe
  • "She Goes Down" by Mötley Crüe
  • "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" by Mötley Crüe
  • "Time for Change" by Mötley Crüe

Rock Band receives new DLC, now with Offspring [update 2]


Update 2: The long lost Offspring DLC is now available for purchase off the XBLM. Celebratory "HUZZAH!" Original article viewable below.

Update:
According to the Harmonix crew, the Offspring tracks should be available, so it looks like it's an error on Microsoft's side. Still waiting for answers ...

It's Rock Band DLC Tuesday today, and that means all the new musical DLC that was announced last Friday releases today. Or so that's how it usually goes, today is the exception though, because the Offspring tracks have gone missing.

For whatever reason, only six of the promised nine Rock Band DLC tracks are available for purchase off the XBLM. The six tracks from bands including Against Me!, Free, George Thorogood, Harvey Danger, Screaming Trees and Static-X are all available, but the highly anticipated Offspring three pack is nowhere to be found. And we aren't exactly sure why they aren't available, because both Major Nelson and Harmonix are nowhere to be found. Let's just hope that there's a bug in the system and all nine tracks release later today, because denying us our Offspring is NOT a way to make friends.

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RockBand.com updated, order custom merch


Earlier today, RockBand.com received a major website renovation that has added new functionality, new information and a much sleeker Rock Band presentation. RockBand.com (beta) is more feature-rich than ever, allowing gamers to browse and get information on every RB song, browse the improved forums, check out your stats, and create real-life custom merchandise including figures, tees and posters. Get learned about all the new RockBand.com features here and exercise patience, because the site is in beta and occasional hiccups are to be expected.

[Thanks, Kyle]

Rock Band 2 bug erases your band without mercy


The Rock Band 2 forums have been buzzing in anger for the past few weeks in regards to a game bug that erases your entire band.

Briefly, the bug seems to be affecting 360 copies of Rock Band 2 where the primary band member has a Live enabled account and another band member is rockin' out without any Live membership. Then, for no reason and usually further into the game, the bug glitches and deletes your entire band and all of its progress. Major, major bummer. Harmonix hasn't acknowledged or addressed the problem yet, so we have no clue when or if a patch will be released. For the time being, we recommend playing Band World Tour with all Live enabled or all non Live enabled accounts. Please, rock out carefully.

[Via Kotaku]

Rock Band 2's Rock the World Live Weekend


Get ready to rock all morning, all night and weekend long with the Xbox.com and Harmonix sponsored Rock Band 2 Rock the World Live Weekend.

Beginning today through Sunday, October 5th you can experience a weekend full of fun, Play & Win prizes , Game with Developers action and even a Game with Fame session where you'll get the chance to jam with Panic at the Disco in Rock Band 2. But you'll have to register and add some people to your friends list to get the complete Rock the World Live Weekend experience, so get to it and we'll see you rockin' out online.

AC/DC pack will include unique achievements

When the AC/DC standalone expansion disc was announced for Rock Band 2 we silently wondered, since the pack is its own title will it have its own achievements? The answer is yes.

According to the Rock Band forums, one of the Harmonix developers has confirmed the AC/DC pack will include its own achievement list. HMXHenry wrote: "There will be unique Achievements and Trophies for the AC/DC Track Pack, as well as several that are song specific."

Now the question remains, will it add a gamerscore to Rock Band 2 during transfer or will the achievements only be available while playing from the AC/DC disc? We'll update you as more details are released.

[Thanks, HazyCloud]

Rumor: Crüe's "Dr. Feelgood" album lands as Rock Band DLC Oct. 14


According to a post on Imeem.com, Mötley Crüe's 1989 album Dr. Feelgood is being prepped as the latest album for Rock Band, set to release on October 14. No price for the album is listed but the standard $2 per track seems most likely if the information is accurate.

While the information seems plausible, we're waiting on confirmation from Harmonix before we throw confetti in celebration. Our sister site Joystiq has contacted the developer on the matter and we'll keep you informed of any updates.

Rock Band DLC: Offspring three pack and six others

Next week's Rock Band downloadable content was just announced by the Harmonix crew and, well, we're in for a treat!

On October 7th, there will be an Offspring three-pack released and it actually includes GOOD Offspring tracks like "Self Esteem", "Gone Away" and "Pretty Fly". The pack is 440 MS points or each song can be purchased individually for 160 points. On top of the Offspring DLC goodness are six other tracks from bands including George Thorogood ("Bad to the Bone" FTW!), Harvey Danger, Static-X, Free and more. Each will cost 160 MS points apiece. Check the complete listing of next week's Rock Band DLC below and be sure to support the Offspring.
  • "Gone Away" by Offspring
  • "Pretty Fly" by Offspring
  • "Self Esteem" by Offspring
  • "Stop!" by Against Me!
  • "All Right Now" by Free
  • "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood
  • "Cream & Bastards Rise" by Harvey Danger
  • "Nearly Lost You" by Screaming Trees
  • "Push It" by Static-X

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