Rock Band Community 'Zine Archive

SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
edited November 2009 in Rock Band
Zine Archive - special thanks to Swivle, Die-Guitar-Hero, and Jaicen06 for making this archive possible

Issue 26 – With a little help from our friends (you guys) – Fri Nov 13, 2009 @ 4:26 PM
Hey guys and gals, we’ve got some exciting news happening next week – we will be releasing Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band as full-album downloadable content for The Beatles: Rock Band! Originally released in 1967, this milestone album for The Beatles laid the groundwork for the psychedelic rock to come and has been hailed by many as one of the greatest albums of all time. Remember, you’ll need a copy of The Beatles:Rock Band in order to play through this landmark release.

If you want the chance to Rock out with your blocks out, then the recently released LEGO Rock Band should be right up your alley. Featuring tracks ranging from Incubus to Jimi Hendrix, there’s something there to please everyone in the family. Want to play these tracks in Rock Band 2? Export all the songs onto your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 hard drive! Build a band and rock the universe.

We’ve also released two more poscasts for your listening enjoyment! Hear our interview with Paul and Storm (of Paul & Storm fame), learn more about Rock Band Network and, as always, listen to our DLC round-ups and a plethora of giggles. We also have a host of awesome interview and articles available (ever want to see Big Dipper sing Cannibal Corpse?) at The ‘Zine. You’d do yourself a disservice by not checking it out!

Issue 25 – Events and the Secret Life of Scientists - Friday Oct 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM Eastern
Hey, Boston area fans of The Beatles: Rock Band! On Sunday, November 8, we will be teaming up with the Somerville Theater to host a special screening of A Hard Day’s Night followed by a TB:RB competition of the big screen! We’ll be handing out loads of prizes and running an informal Q&A in between songs. Come for the movie, stay for the gaming! You can buy tickets in advance and hit up the Rock Band Local page for info on events in your area. If you’re hosting an awesome RB event, shoot us an emal and we’ll get your story up on the website! We’ll make you famous!

In other news, Harmonix Co-Founder and CTO Eran Egozy recently sat down with the PBS program NOVA to talk about music, science, video games, the early days of HMX, and his secret life as a clarinetist. Check him out on “The Secret Life of Scientists”!

Energizer is still looking for a rock band they can fly to NYC and pamper like rock stars for a weekend, so if you think you can pull off a marathon performance at the MTV Store in Times Square, don’t forget to sign up for the Advance Into Overdrive Challenge. We’re also gearing up for an Energizer Battle of the Bands that could win you the entire RB DLC catalog, a year’s worth of batteries, and all sorts of other limited swag! The first round kicks off on November 16.

Oh, hey, don’t forget that LEGO Rock Band is coming out soon! If you need a reminder of the epic (and exportable!) song content in the game (Queen! Tom Petty! Europe! Bon Jovi! David Bowie! Elton John! Jackson 5! Iggy Pop!) just check out the set list. You should see LRB on the store shelves starting November 3, so mark your calendar!

Issue 24 – Community Goings On - Friday Oct 16, 2009 @ 12:05 PM Eastern
In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been cranking out a ton of new web content for lately. We asked the folks on the forums what you wanted more of, and you told us! Hopefully we delivered. Check out some of the stuff that we’ve posted in the last week or so.

Al Jourgensen, the madman behind Ministry, joined us for an interview to talk about Rock Band, the Chicago Blackhawks, and his cameo in the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow!

Even though PAX wrapped up last month, we’ve still got loads of stories to share. HMXpope put together a video documenting our whirlwind weekend at one of the gaming’s greatest community events. Featuring guest appearances by Jonathan Coulton, Pal and Storm, and Destructoid’s Nick Chester! Don’t miss HMXsean’s write up on his impromptu flash mob tweetup either… who knows when he’ll come and dance in our town!

Oh yeah, we put out a podcast too! We’ll be putting them out every other week to balance out the newsletter shipments. In our first podcast episode we talked RB with Claudio from Coheed and Cambria as well as Tim Schafer of Brutal Legend. Plus lost of giggling!

Do you think you have want it takes to power through a marathon Rock Band performance live from the MTV Store in Times Square and party like a rock star for a weekend in New York City? We’re teaming up with Energizer to find the group with enough personality and fan power to pull it off. To learn more about the “Advance into Overdrive Challenge” head on over to the official site and start building your fan page with photos and videos. We’ll see you in NYC!

If you’re looking for a rhythm gaming fix while you’re on the go, Rock Band on the iPhone and iPod Touch has what you’re looking for. This is the first time RB is hitting the App Store, and we’re arriving in style with Live Bluetooth Multiplayer, unlockable rewards and achievements, and additional downloadable content. Check out the fact sheet for more info!

Issue 23 – It's good to be the Queen - Friday Oct 2, 2009 10:41 AM Eastern
Guys, guys, guys.. want to know what Queen DLC we’re releasing on Rock Band on 10/20? Yeah, I though so. We’ve got 10 amazing Queen songs coming soon. Check ‘em out!

Queen 10 Pack: Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, One Vision, Fat Bottomed Girls, I Want It All, I Want to Break Free, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Tie Your Mother Down, Under Pressure

While the Queen DLC is still over 2 weeks away, that’ll give vocalists a chance to rest up in anticipation… that is if you think you can pass on the 10 songs coming out as DLC next week! We’ve got three bands coming to RB for the first time and the return of one of the most popular female vocalists in the entire setlist!

Over on the version of the ‘Zin we just wrapped up our epic 52 Weeks to Rock series! You can head on over to read the last installment for a run down of the Top 10 Lies in Rock Band from the perspective of VAGIANT(Boston)’s very own HMXHellion.

What will fill the void left by 52 weeks to Rock? Will it be a new weekly series? Maybe. More interviews with artists in Rock Band? Perhaps. How about a podcast? You bet! Keep posted to the Announcements forum of for the very first HMX Podcast shipping next Friday!

Issue 22 – Beatles and Jam! – Thur Sept 19, 2009 at 5:27 PM Eastern
Hey gang, did anything exciting happen in the last few weeks? Oh yeah, The Beatles: Rock Band came out! Members of our community have been writing some great reviews, sharing stories, and comparing scores. You can head on over to The Beatles: Rock Band forums to continue the discussion. We’ll be posting frequent updates as we host TB:RB events, upload additional content, and announce more info about the upcoming full album downloads for Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Rubber Soul. Keep posted for more info!

There’s still plenty going on in the main Rock Band universe as well. We’re happy to report that Pearl jam will be releasing the entirety of their new album Backspacer as DLC for Rock Band. All 11 tracks, including the hit single “The Fixer,” will be available for download on Tuesday, Sept 22nd. Check out [the] exclusive interview with Pearl jam to whet your whistle for next week’s DLC!

We are creeping up on our 100th consecutive week of downloadable content, and the set list is on schedule to hit 1.000 songs by the end of the year. In recent weeks we’ve added tracks from Tom Petty, Jackson 5, Talking Heads, Billy Idol and more. Keep posted to for regular weekly updates!

Issue 21 – PAX Harmonix – Thur Sept 3, 2009 @ 4:14PM Eastern
With only 5 days back at the Harmonix HQ after returning home from Gamscom in Germany, the travel-ready Community Team is hitting the road yet again as we head out to the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle.

We’ll have an awesome set up at PAX, with The Beatles: Rock Band, LEGO Rock Band and the full 800+ song catalog of Rock Band playable at our booth. Stop by and play with us!

HMX will also have a larger presence at PAX, with a full panel discussing Rock Band Network, super limited shirts from HMX artists to benefit Child’s Play, and what is to be an epic set from Freezepop!

PAX is one of our favorite community events of the year, and this year the timing couldn’t be more perfect with the release of The Beatles:Rock Band only a few days away. We’ll have all of the TB:RB playable at PAX and we’ll have some goodies for everyone that comes by.

And the fun won’t end on launch day either! After 9.9.009 we’ll still have DLC, event info to share, and a few other surprises as well. Hang on, we’re almost there.


  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Issue 20 – On the Road Again – Thur Aug 20, 2009 @ 4:09 Eastern
    With a little less than 3 weeks until the launch of The Beatles: Rock Band, the Harmonix Community Team is in fee effect, traveling all of the world, giving demos, and meeting fans! The community Team is currently at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, where we’ll be playing through the full TB:RB set list for the very first time. We don’t often get the change to attend events overseas, so we’re thrilled to meet up with members of our European community. Hope to see you there!

    We’ve got a lot more travel planned for the coming months as well, and with any luck, we’ll be making an appearance somewhere near you. We’ll have a big honkin’ booth at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, VA, which will leave us a mere three days away from the launch of TB:RB. In addition to that, we’re planning some great post-launch events in Boston that should be an absolute blast.

    Keep posted to the Rock Events forum on for all the latest breaking travel plans of the HMX Road Crew, and read all about our past adventure in the Rock Band on the road archives. See you around!

    Issue 19 - Beatlemania! – Fri Aug 7, 2009 @ 10:48 AM
    With just over one month until The Beatles: Rock Band hits shelves, there’s still plenty of surprises left. There are more songs to announce, more videos to show, more interview to share, and more behind the scenes features on the making of the game.

    Members of TB:RB pre-order club have first crack at all the breaking news, so if you’re not a member yet you should get on top of that! Member of the pre-order club get an early look at all sorts of exclusive content, including the most recent TB:RB trailer, a full run through of the Birthday dreamscape and loads of other never before seen odds and ends. Pre-order and sign up now!

    And if the pre-order club isn’t enough to tide you over until 9/9/9, then head on over to the Rock Band on the Road section of! We’re sharing all our travel tales about TB;RB, from the hands-on demos of Paul McCartney’s show in NYC to whirlwind press tours of Europe and everything in between.

    Keep Posted for more announcements, more stories, and more excitement in the next few weeks. We’re almost there!

    Issue 18 – Rock Band Network – Thu Jul 23, 2009 @ 5:13PM
    Are you in a Band? Is your band in Rock Band yet? If not, well, you could be soon. With the recent announcement of the Rock Band Network we at Harmonix are opening the floodgates for bands, studios, labels, and recording pros and even casual fans to get more involved with the songs that make it into Rock Band.

    If you swing on over to you can find our more about the program and be the first to know when the same tools that we use at Harmonix become available publicly. Then you can take the first step towards making your own music available for purchase as downloadable content in Rock Band.

    RBN will provide bands both big and small with the opportunity to play in the RB sandbox. Don’t worry: We’ll still be maintaining a steady flow of DLC of our own, but now you’ll have even more to choose from through RBN. The initial reaction from bands in the community (fan favorite HMX acts and up and coming groups featuring regular posters) has been stellar, and you can [go to the RBN section of forums] to see that bands that have already thrown their hat into the ring.

    We’ll need more than just bands too. Not making music of your own yet? No worries! We’re looking for a networkd of peer reviewers, recording whiz kids, studio folk and more. You can sign up for info about the Beta release right at the top of the page and be sure to keep posted to the official discussion thread for more updates. Rock Band Network is coming, are you ready?

    Issue 17 – Utter Mayhem – Fri Jul 10, 2009 @ 5:09PM
    Rock Band continues to dominate the tour circuit this summer as we join the Rockstar Mayhem Fest. Just like we mentioned with the Vans Warped Tour in the last newsletter, we’ll have Rock Band set ups at selected gates and you’ll even have a chance to play RB with artists featured in the Mayhem DLC pack! Check our the schedule below to find out which bands are playing when:

    [Schedule deleted but listed Behemoth, Whitechapel, Job for a Cowboy, and God Forbid]

    The Drink up Rock out promotion is still running throughout the warmer months as well and we recently added two of the new Green Day tracks to the contest. Now you can redeem Pepsi cap codes for free Green Day songs and use these tunes in your videos. You are making videos, right? Com on! Pick up these Green Day songs and make a video! Everybody is doing it!

    Issue 16 – Ready to get Warped? – Thu June 25, 2009 @ 4:23 PM
    Here’s another early Rock Band DLC announcement for all you faithful newsletter subscribers! These are the track you can expect to see available for download on the week of 6/30… and you know about it before anyone else!

    Foreigner 3 Pack
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Vans Warped Tour 3 Pack (Dear and the Headlights, The Devil Wears Prada, and Thrice)

    And what better way to tie into the excellent Vans Warped Tour content than to give you the chance to play Rock Band with some of your favorite bands?

    Visit the Rock Band tent at [the] Vans Warped Tour… to get a chance to play with the groups below (and more!) and maybe even pick up some free DLC while you’re at it!
    Thrice, Underoath, Escape the Fate, The Devil Wears Prada, Bad Religion, Chiodos.

    We’ll have even more bands, dates, and stories listed in the official discussion thread over at Check it out!

    Issue 15 – E3 Madness – Fri Jun 12, 2009 @ 6:17 PM
    The HMX Community Team recently got back into the office after a whirlwind week at E3, one of the biggest gaming events of the year. HMX was represented in full force, as we spent several sleepless days giving people their first hands on look at The Beatles: Rock Band.

    The reception was absolutely tremendous! In addition to TB:RB, we were also showing Rock Band Unplugged and giving a sneak peak of LEGO Rock Band. There was a ton going on.

    So much, in fact, that we couldn’t contain all the feedback in this newsletter. So head on over to the Rock Band on the Road archive for tons of stories, videos and podcasts straight from the floor of E3. We’ll give you the inside scoop on everything from our E3 booth walkthrough, the full on 23 minute TB:RB Demo we gave all week, a run down of our top secret TB;RB rooftop concert, and recaps from E3 rookies and grizzled veterans alike.

    All these stories have been organized (for your convenience) in both The ‘Zine section of as well as our E3 Master thread on the forums. We’ve got a busy, busy summer coming up, so keep posted for more tales from the road!

    Issue 14 - UP THE IRONS! – Thu May 28, 2009
    The Rock Band community has been chomping at the bit for more Iron Maiden, and we’re excited to tell you we finally got the band to make available to you guys 12 of the classic songs they played on the recent “Somewhere back in Time World Tour”. These are all original master recordings combining the classic album tracks with awesome live recordings from the band’s critically acclaimed tour documentary Flight 666. You’ll be albe to get your hands on these tracks June 9, but until then, feel free to drool over this set list: [set list deleted to save space]

    While your waiting for the Iron Maiden DLC to hit, don’t forget to start making your Pepsi Rock Band music video. The band with the best video will win a trip to the MTV Video Music Awards where they will walk the red carpet and take home their very own Moonman. Bands that enter on June 2 also have a shot at handing out with the HMX crew as our in house band at E3! We’ve got a few HMX demo videos up on the site for reference, so check them out and try to top the stellare deve performances. Upload your video to and show us what you got!

    Issue 13 - A BAKERS Dozen of Supreme Excellence – Thu May 14, 2009 @ 3:10 PM
    Well we got no class… and we got no principals… and we got no innocence… but we do have Alice Cooper DLC coming out next week! This announcement is exclusive to the community zine! Check out the track listing for this six song pack including some epic live recordings: [track list deleted]

    What better time to break out yours top hat, boa constrictor, and guillotine for a truly shocking Rock Band party!

    And if that’s not enough DLC to whet your whistle, how about three Taking Back Sunday tracks from their 2006 album Louder Now?

    Next week also marks the release of the Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock disc, so there’s plenty of new stuff for everyone to choose from! Be sure to check out the announcements forum over at for more details. Rock on!

    Issue 12 - One Dozen Awesome Issues – Fri May 1, 2009 @ 6:20 PM
    Things have been busy over at the ol’ HMX offices. We decided that we weren’t busy enough working on just The Beatles: Rock Band, so we’re happy to announce a few other exciting projects we’ve got on our plate!

    LEGO Rock Band, now scheduled for release in holiday of ’09, will merge all of the humor and family friendly fun of the previous LEGO games with the rocking and rolling you’ve come to expect from Rock Bane! You can find some sneaky screen shots in this very newsletter, but if that’s not enough how about a few teaser tracks from the set list?

    Blur – Song 2, Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting, Europe – The Final Countdown, Good Charlotte – Boys and Girls, Pink – So What, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The track listing for LRB will have enough variety to appease both casual rockers and the grizzled RB vets. You can keep posted to the Announcements forum at for all future updates.

    Need some rock on the road? Then you might want to check out Rock Band: Unplugged. It’s a new handheld game for the PSP combining the lane changing beat matching games of HMX’s past (think Frequency or Amplitude) with the stellar set list, expansive tour modes and fully featured in game store as Rock Band! RB:U will also get first crack at some awesome temporarily exclusive tracks by the links of 3 Doors Down, AFI, Alice in Chains, Audioslave, Black Tide, Blink-182, Freezepop, Jackson 5, and Tenacious D! This should hit the stores on June 8th, so keep your eyes peeled

    From LEGO Rock Band, to Rock Band: Unplugged to The Beatles: Rock Band, we’re covering a lot of territory this year. As the Rock Band universe continues to grow, we’re looking to make sure there’s a little something for everyone, for the classic rock fans to new rockers just getting into music, and from rockers on the go to those with their own Rock Band in house studios! Huzzah for Variety.

    Issue 11 – 11 issues of Excellence – Fri Apr 10, 2009 @ 5:53 PM
    With so many awesome announcements coming up on the Rock Band horizon, the trusty HMX Community Team has been travelling all over the world in an effort to keep everyone up to date. We’ve recently logged thousands of frequent flyer miles and hundreds of hours of travel time showing off The Beatles: Rock Band and Rock Band: Unplugged, in addition to our regular RB2 gigs. Hit up the [online ‘Zine archives] to check out where we’ve been, and get access to exclusive travel blogs and videos!

    A few of us had the privilege of staffing the first The Beatles: Rock Band demos at Destination Playstation in Scottsdale, AZ and followed that week up with some jaw dropingly surreal demos at Abbey Road Studios in London, England where we offered the first peek at game play for The Beatles: Rock Band. We hosted a stellar showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX and played RB2 with the Von Bondies!

    HMXpope made a guest appearance to join the Community Team on the road for this year’s NAMM conference in Anaheim, CA. Read through his laugh packed recap of the weekend and watch the video for a full on multimedia barrage documenting our trip into the world of “real” instruments.

    And where are we going to be next? HMXsean himself will be judging RB competitions at the Harrah’s in Las Vegas, NV and Atlantic City, NH. Check out HMXsean’s write up for competition dates, tournament rules and performance tips!

    Be sure to keep posted to the Rock Band on the Road section of the ‘Zine on, cause we’ve got plenty more great travel stories to share!
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Issue 10 – 10 issues strong – Thu Feb 26, 2009 @ 5:25 PM
    For our 10th zine (wow, can’t believe it’s been this long), I thought we’d bring you something special.

    It’s the one you’ve been waiting for, kids. Three words: Stevie Ray Vaughn. You read that right! The highly anticipated Texas Flood will be coming to Rock Band next month, giving all you players a chance to rock out with one of the greatest guitarists of all time! This ground breaking album helped revitalize blues in the 80’s and launched the careers of both Vaughan and his band, Double Trouble.

    As always, keep your eye on future editions of the Official Rock Band community Zine for RB Community highlights as well as advanced heads-up on DLC!

    Issue 9 - Welcome to the New Year - Wed Jan 7, 2009 @ 12:06 PM
    2008 was a busy year for everyone in the Rock Band community. While you guys were burning through the weekly downloadable content, putting together supergroups and dominating the leader boards, the community team here at Harmonix was out in full force, exploring every corner of the world that makes up Rock Band.

    We attended regular Rock Band nights at our favorite local spots and we travelled the world over to crash other RB nights as well. We’ve made appearance at bars in NYC and we’ve shown up at house parties so far up in Washington that you could see Canada from the back yard. We’ve attended conventions in Germany, rocked out with fans in Japan, and we were there when GameCity besieged Nottingham England for a week.

    Harmonix was there at E3 and PAX, where we rocked out with press and fans alike. We’ve been front and center at MTV’s VMAs, SXSW, the Sundance Film Festival, the Grammy’s, and more. We’ve also been involved with some amazing charities, and we’ve played Rock Band at LIFEbeat events as well as at local children’s hospitals

    Big event or small get together, at home and abroad, if people are playing Rock Band then we want to be part of it. We did quite a bit of traveling in 2008 and we’re sure to do even more in 2009.

    If you have a regular Rock Band night you should tell us about it. If you see one of us at a Rock Band event you should stop by and say hello. We’re going to be getting a lot more involved with the Rock Band Community in 2009, and you can check the Zine as well as future newsletters for more into about events we attend, bands we play with, and the community that makes Rock Band what it is.

    Issue 8 – Say hello to the eighth issue – Fri Dec 5, 2008 @ 4:56 PM
    When Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos got up on stage at E3 this past summer and declared that Rock Band would have 500 songs available by the end of this year, it was such a lofty goal that it left a lot of people wondering whether or not we’d be able to pull it off.

    Well, as of this week, we’re happy to announce that Rock Band has cracked the 500 song mark with several weeks to spare!

    The Stats:
    * 160 on disc songs, including Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Rock Band AC/DC Track Pack
    * 345 downloadable tracks released to date averaging over 6 new tracks a week since RB launched
    * 55 weeks of consecutive downloadable content
    * Most DLC released in one week: 25 tracks on 11/4
    * 239 different artists currently have tracks featured in the Rock Band set list.
    * 8 full albums currently available, with a collection of No Doubt’s greatest hits set to become the 9th album next week
    * Over 28 million tracks downloaded so far

    For a full list of every song currently available you can head over to “the music” section at

    We’ve got no plans to stop releasing DLC any time in the near future, so keep posted to see what 2009 will hold!

    Issue 7 – Fri Nov 21, 2008 @ 3:54 PM
    Because one ‘Zine cannot contain everything happening in the world of Rock Band, you’ve got two ‘Zines packed to the brim with all sorts of awesome stuff!

    In addition to the Community ‘Zine you are reading at this very moment, you should get plugged in to the regularly updated Web ‘Zine. It’s loaded with exclusive articles, behind the scenes RB art, and weekly contests. Some of the recent winners (proudly displayed as the background of this newsletter) have walked away with high end Mad Catz instrument peripherals, a stack of sweet AC/DC loot, and limited Rock Band tshirt swag packs.

    This week we’re running a Buddy Holly contest, giving all you fans of this catchy little Weezer ditty the chance to show off your inner nerd. Sorry Rivers, but you’re except from entering!

    Future prizes will include a FREE Band Mate from the store, RB gear signed by the whole crew at Harmonix, and some surprises as well.

    And while you’re visiting the web ‘Zine, don’t forget to check out the new interviews we’ve been putting up. We’ve got some great new audio interviews with Paul Westerberg of The replacements, as well as member of Kansas! Don’t Miss Out!

    Issue 6 – Tue Nov 4, 2008 @ 11:05 AM
    As many of you may have heard, Harmonix has promised to deliver 500 songs for Rock Band by the end of this year (counting both on disc tracks & downloadable content). Well, we just thought you’d be interested to know that we’re fast on track, as Rock Band has recently passed the 400 song mark! You can count out a full list of all songs currently available on our stat packed Music Page.

    Dedicated forum poster “pmpboarder” has been crunching the numbers and providing hard data on the forums for the last month, so if you’re looking for a comprehensive list of available and upcoming Rock Band songs check out his epic thread,

    With only a few weeks left to crack the 500 song mark, we’ve got more than a few tricks left up our sleeves. Early next week there will be 20 free tracks available to those that purchased Rock Band 2, we’ve got the HUGELy anticipated AC/DC track pack hitting shelves shortly and there are still a few full albums on deck before the end of the year.

    Keep posted to for more song announcements each and every Friday!

    Issue 5 – Fri Oct 17, 2008 @ 3:44 PM
    As some of you may have noticed, just got a sweet facelift. The old site simply couldn’t contain all of the awesome we had going on, so we redesigned things a bit and added a whole slew of awesome new features!

    We’ve got a whole page dedicated to The Music, wit comprehensive details and stats for every song currently available in RB, RB2, and DLC.

    The Battle of the Bands page will keep you updated on the active Battles, and give you a sneak peak at what’s coming so you can plan your method of attack.

    The Merch Booth is fully loaded and ready to take your order! Once you like your game to the site you can take pictures of your band members, have them slapped on shirts or stickers, and even order custom made figures of the RB avatars you’ve created! A must see feature for Rockers looking to bring their RB band into the real world.

    There’s still loads of excellent interviews on, courtesy of our resident music historian Brett Milano. Pop on over to hear the latest audio interview with Dave Mustain of Megadeth!

    The Sketchbook is a new feature that shows off preliminary designs of some of the fantastic art in Rock Band. There are artist note and all sorts of cool like behind the scenes tidbits for fans of the costumes, characters, and venues in Rock Band. has plenty of other sweet stuff going on too. Check it out!

    Issue 4 - Issue 4 begins now – Fri Oct 3, 2008 @ 4:39 PM
    Brace yourself! This November AC/DC is coming exclusively to Rock Band with the worldwide release of the AC/DC: Live: Rock Band Track Pack! Drawing from their classic live set from Castle Donington, the track list is an epic collection of anthems and mega hits from one of the biggest rock bands of all time!

    [Track List suppressed]

    The Rock Band Live Tour is in full swing! Not only can you catch sets by Panic at the Disco, Dashboard Confessions, Plain White Ts and The Cab, but if you play your cards right you can earn a performance slot on stage at that night’s show!

    And if laughing is your thing, check out G4tv’s Between the Music profile for the X-Play band The Devil’s Frame Rate. It’s one of the best RB videos ever!

    Issue 3 - Prepare for Issue 3 – Fri Sept 19, 2008 @ 4:11 PM
    Newflash: Rock Band 2 is out on store shelves right now for the Xbox 360! The Harmonix Community Team has been doing a lot of leg work to promote the launch of RB2, and if you want to hear some of our wild tour stories from New York, Vegas, and LA you can check out [the On the Road Rock Blogs Archive]

    Our LA “tour date” put us smack dab front and center on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. Hit up the Harmonix Community Flickr page for a behind the scenes sneak peek of HMX developers and famous type people rocking RB2 at the VMAs.

    Even if you didn’t get a chance to meet up with us on the road, there’s still plenty of dates left on the Rock Band Live Tour. Swing by to catch sets by Panic! At The Disco, Dashboard Confessional, Plain White T’s and the Cab.

    Meanwhile, back at HMX HQ, the web team has been hard at work putting the final touches on For a full rundown o the new site, the new look, and the sweet new featues, you can take a look at [the announcement] from our very own Director o All Things Web.

    Finally, for a run down on the first wave of challenges in the RB2 Battle of the Bands feature you can dive into [a rock blog] penned by a notorious HMX Senior Designer. Expect shout outs to the winning bands, and an advance look at the next batch of battles!

    Issue 2 - Aloha from the Rock Band Community Zine, Issue 2! – Fri Sept 5, 2008 @ 4:16 PM
    The Harmonix community team, along with several other key HMX developers, were fortunate enough to attend the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, where we were offering hands on demos of Rock Band 2 all weekend long! For a full report on the RB2 booth at PAX [check the web ‘zine archives]

    The Most recent Downloadalbe content featues 3 artists that were on hand to permor live at PAX, and we’re stoked to announce that Harmonix will be donating our portion of the PAX DLC sales to Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play Charity. For more information on Child’s Play and the Amazing work they do in children’s hospitals around the world click

    And if you’re looking for more DLC news, I’m sure you’ll be happy to hear that we recently announced 6 full albums worth of DLC through Entertainment Weekly! If you happened to miss that bombshell you may want to check that story out.

    Issue 1- First Issue! - Thur Aug 21, 2008 @ 1:41 PM - Thanks Die-Guitar-Hero for transcribing this issue
    Welcome to the all new, all awesome Rock Band Zine! We'll be using this Zine to bring you advance Rock Band news, exclusive interviews, and some of the best fan generated content from our community!

    Coming Tuesday, August 26th, Full album DLC!
    Rush: Moving Pictures
    1. Tom Sawyer (Original Version) (4:33)
    2. Red Barchetta (6:06)
    3. YYZ (4:24)
    4. Limelight (Original Version) (4:19)
    5. The Camera Eye (10:56)
    6. Witch Hunt (4:43)
    7. Vital Signs (4:43)

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  • SwivleSwivle Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Another handy Sayburr thread. :D Looks like you're going in reverse chronological order? I guess you'll be shifting them down as more come out?
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Swivle;3243557 said:
    Another handy Sayburr thread. :D Looks like you're going in reverse chronological order? I guess you'll be shifting them down as more come out?
    Yeah, that is my plan. Keeping the newest at the top...

    If anyone has older issues I wouldn't mind trying to get them all on here. I did a web search trying to find an online archive somewhere but my Google-fu either is not strong enough or there isn't one.
  • JoshVanHalen87JoshVanHalen87 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    how about the old ones :(
  • SwivleSwivle Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    I've got a bunch of older ones. I'll put them up on photobucket now.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Swivle;3243581 said:
    I've got a bunch of older ones. I'll put them up on photobucket now.
    Great! All I have to do is transcribe 22 more of them and I will be complete!
  • MyronJ906MyronJ906 Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    good job Swivle, someone just let me know if there's any gaps left after what Swivle supplies, I apparently have them all in my inbox still (yay gmail)
  • T-HybridT-Hybrid Washed Up
    edited November 2009
    Sayburr;3243587 said:
    Great! All I have to do is transcribe 22 more of them and I will be complete!
    Or just post links to the images he uploads. ;)
  • striderblackstriderblack Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    I have 8 through 25. Let me know if you need any.
  • SwivleSwivle Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Sayburr;3243662 said:
    Thanks, I just put #22 up on the OP... This will take a while!

    Sorry that you have to break each Zine into four parts, must be a pain in the butt to do, but I really appreciate it.

    If it would be easier, PM me and I will send you my e-mail addy so you can just send them to me...
    The reason they're each in four parts is because each Zine is actually 4 separate pictures, so I'd have to save them separately anyways. This way is actually working pretty good, so I'll stick with it if you don't mind.

    EDIT: Ok I've uploaded all I have. I'm missing # 2-10, 12, 15, and 18.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Swivle;3243683 said:
    The reason they're each in four parts is because each Zine is actually 4 separate pictures, so I'd have to save them separately anyways. This way is actually working pretty good, so I'll stick with it if you don't mind.

    EDIT: Ok I've uploaded all I have. I'm missing # 2-10, 12, 15, and 18.
    Ok, I am working on them and appreciate it.
  • SwivleSwivle Rising Star
    edited November 2009
  • Die-Guitar-HeroDie-Guitar-Hero Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Swivle what's your email address? PM and I can send you the rest.
  • Die-Guitar-HeroDie-Guitar-Hero Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    or I can email you the rest Sayburr if you'd prefer.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Ok, got several up there now... tired of typing. If anyone wants to help you can type some up and PM them to me... If not, I will continue to work on them as I get time.
  • SwivleSwivle Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Die-Guitar-Hero;3243777 said:
    or I can email you the rest Sayburr if you'd prefer.
    Yea just send them to him.
  • Jaicen06Jaicen06 Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Sayburr, I have them all in my inbox. PM me your email, and I'll forward any you are missing.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Jaicen06;3246252 said:
    Sayburr, I have them all in my inbox. PM me your email, and I'll forward any you are missing.
    Had to add you as a friend before I can PM you. Could use 1-20 so I can get the subject lines and date/time they were all sent.
  • Jaicen06Jaicen06 Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Sayburr;3246330 said:
    Had to add you as a friend before I can PM you. Could use 1-20 so I can get the subject lines and date/time they were all sent.
    OK Got you added....
  • Lizard_KingLizard_King Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    getting a zine this week right?
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Well, there is supposed to be a new 'Zine today, but I am getting ready to go out of town until Wednesday so I will not be able to update this until I get back on that day... unless I can sneak it in later tonight.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited November 2009
    Updated with Issue 26.
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