Everyone, try and e-mail bands about RBN! Yet Another Reboot

Lord_of_SushiLord_of_Sushi Unsigned
edited July 2010 in The Rock Band Network
Well, since people have forgotten that the other 2 threads are abandoned, let's retry this one last time.


PLEASE stop saying "someone message *random band/person*" Just do it yourself. Go to their website and find their email address and message them! Thank you!

PLEASE READ: Just because a band is contacted dosn't mean you shouldn't message them. The more messages they get the more they notice that their fans want them in, BUT that dosn't mean you should contact the same band more then once, but please don't announce that you annouced that band if it's already on the list! Thank you!

Cyan: Available on RBN
Lime: Confirmed
Yellow: Possibly/Interested
Red: Not Interested/Can't

12 Stones
3 Doors Down
3 Inches of Blood
7th Soul
A Place to Bury Strangers
Abigail's Ghost
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead
A Day to Remember
A Minute Away
Aesop Rock
After Forever
Alias Unknown
All American Rejects
All That Remains
All Time Low
Alien Ant Farm
Amberian Dawn
American Head Charge
Ambulance LTD
Amon Amarth
Anarchy Club
Angel Dust
An Endless Sporadic
Animal Collective
Against Me!
Agent Sparks
April Wine
Armor For Sleep
Arman Bohn
Army of Infants
Arsonists Get All the Girls
As I Lay Dying
As Tall As Lions
Asobi Sesku
As The Sin Fades
Attack Attack!
Attack in Black
August Burns Red
Austrian Death Machine
Autumn Hour
Authority Zero
Avenged Sevenfold
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bad Manners
Badly Drawn Boy
Bang Camaro
Barefoot Truth
Barenaked Ladies
Beatnik Turtle
Becoming the Archetype
Bedouin Soundclash
Between The Buried And Me
Beyond the Scar
Billy Talent
Black Gold
Black Stone Cherry
Blessed by a Broken Heart
Bless The Fall
Bloc Party
Blood Red Shoes
Blow Up Hollywood
Blue October
Blue Oyster Cult
Blue's Traveler
Blur Rodeo
Bombay Bicycle Club
Bon Iver
Bon Jovi
Bon Savants
Brand New
Breaking Benjamin
Bring Me the Horizon
Broken Daylight
Broken Social Scene
BulletProof Messenger
Bullet For My Valentine
By Sunlight
Cage the Elephant
Cage 9
Cancer Bats
Cave In
Cetan Clawson & The Soul Side
Cha-Ching Pictures
Chains of Pestilence
Chameleon Citcuit
Chemikal Underground
Chester French
City and Colour
Circa Survive
Circus Diablo
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Cobra Starship
Comeback Kid
Coheed and Cambria
Corrosion Of Conformity
Crash Test Dummies
Crush 40
Crystal Castles
Cryo Core
Dance Gavin Dance
Dark Captain Light Captain
Dark Tranquility
Dead By April
Dead By Sunrise
Dead Men Dreaming
Death Cab For Cutie
Decyfer Down
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Demon Hunter
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Diamond Head
Dinosaur Jr.
Dir en grey
Dirty Projectors
DnA's Evolution
Dr. Skoob and the Acoustic Groove
Drain STH
Dream Theater
Duran Duran
Eagles of Death Metal
Eat Static
Echoes of Eternity
Egypt Central
Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Six
Elephant Six Collective
Elf Power
Engineering an Empire
Enter Shikari
Eric Stuart Band
Escape the Fate
Every Time I Die
Everything Everything
Evil Dog
Exit Ten
Explosions in the Sky
Faber Drive
Faith No More
Fake Shark-Real Zombie!
Family Force 5
Father Octopus
Fear Factory
Fei Comodo
Five Finger Death Punch
Flight of the Conchords
Flogging Molly
Foo Fighters
Fountains of Wayne
For Today
Forever the Sickest Kids
Fort Minor
Forward, Russia!
Foxy Shazam
Framing Hanley
G Love
Ghost in the Flesh
Giant Target
Gin Blossoms
Gogol Bordello
Golden Earring
Graveyard BBQ
Gravity Kills
Great Big Sea
Great White
Green Jellÿ
Grizzly Bear
Guitar Zeroes
Hall and Oats
Hanzel und Gretyl
He Is Legend
Heaven Ablaze
Heavenly x2
Hell Rides North
Hello Madness
Hey Monday
Hit The Lights
HORSE the Band
House of Lords
Huey Lewis & The News
Hurra Torpedo
I Am Abomination
I Am Ghost
I Am the Ocean
I Declare War
I Fight Dragons
I Hate Myself
I Hate Sally
I Set My Friends On Fire
Iced Earth
In Flames
In This Moment
Insect Warfare
Inward Eye


  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    sonicnerd23;3848063 said:
    Crush 40 is in sort of a gray area right now.
    I'm not going to say anything that I found out from SEGA, the band, or Ozone, so I'm just going to rehash what Ozone has publicly said. All I'm going to say is the last time I tried to contact them, I'd say more of a yellow. They're interested, but they're running into some snares.
  • milkandcookiesmilkandcookies Rising Star
    edited July 2010
    Parry Gripp
    Make him blue. He has three songs up.
  • omgtkkyb1992omgtkkyb1992 Rising Star
    edited July 2010
    Mary and the Black Lamb are Interested but last time i talked with the lead singer they were having issues with the website.
  • QuazifujiQuazifuji Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    Here are some mistakes I've found in the list. Mostly songs that have come out or been announced since the old list was last updated. Also a few that were announced once but may have since disappeared (which I think should be yellow).
    Lord_of_Sushi;3847933 said:

    Alchemilla - Should be cyan
    Alias Unknown - Should be cyan
    All Time Low - Should be cyan
    Andromeda - Supposedly working with RhythmAuthors, although I don't think there's been an announcement yet. Should be yellow or green.
    Black Gold - Should be cyan
    Bojibian - Should be cyan
    BulletProof Messenger - Should be lime (in peer review, according to RhythmAuthors' site
    Cancer Bats - Should be cyan
    Cetan Clawson & The Soul Side - Should be cyan
    Chiodos - Should be green or yellow (had a song in testing a while back, but to my knowledge it hasn't been seen in a while)
    Circa Survive - Should be green or yellow (I remember seeing an announcement at one point, but I don't know if the songs are still going through the process or have gone MIA)
    Cynic - Should be yellow (there's a thread with the subject "Cynic" right now saying that they've responded to someone and are interested)
    Dance Gavin Dance - Should be cyan
    DnA's Evolution - Should be cyan
    Dream Theater - Was this ever announced? I remember interest being expressed, but I don't remember any official plans being announced. So maybe should be just yellow.
    Father Octopus - Should be cyan
    Full-Source - Should be cyan
    Heaven Ablaze - Should be cyan
    I Fight Dragons - Should be green (listed on Rockgamer's website)
    In This Moment - Should be cyan
    iwrestledabearonce - Should be cyan
    KMFDM - Should be cyan
    Lead The Dead - Should be cyan
    Lemon Demon - Should be cyan
    Less Than Jake - Should be yellow, I think (I believe someone (maybe Ozone?) was in the process of working out a deal with them, but stopped hearing back from them.
    Longwave - Should be cyan
    Marillion - Should be cyan
    Matter in the Medium - Should be cyan
    Megasus - Should be green (songs have shown up in testing/review)
    Meshuggah - Should be cyan
    Myriad Burial - Should be cyan
    of Montreal - Should be cyan - Should be cyan
    Oliver Pride
    Otep - Should be green (song in playtest/review, I believe)
    Psychostick - Should be yellow (someone said a while ago they expressed interest)
    Skindred - Should be cyan
    Speck - Should be cyan
    Spock's Beard - Should be yellow (the authoring company that had them has dissolved, and I don't think anyone else has announced picking them back up)
    Super Gravity - Should be cyan
    Testament - Should be cyan
    The Cold Goodnight - Should be cyan
    The Gaslight Anthem - Should be yellow or green (they were announced by Rockgamer a while ago, but seem to have disappeared since)
    The Kimberly Trip - Should be cyan
    The New Pornographers - Should be green (Rockgamer has a song in playtest/review, and there may be other companies doing more)
    The Slip - Should be cyan
    The Tragically Hip - Should be cyan
    Third Eye Blind - Should be cyan
    Verse Versus Chorus - Should be cyan
    Wounded Soul - Should be cyan
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    I just contacted Metallica and they said they'd get back to me soon
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Actually, I have one more thing to say on the matter. When I contacted Crush 40, they stated it was a back-burner project for the moment. The more support for the project, the more likely they will start working with Ozone again to bring the tracks to the RBN. [email]martin@junsenoue.com[/email] Help build support by emailing about the RBN(no need to describe it however, they already know) and hopefully they'll realize that the market is too large to be a back-burner project
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited July 2010
    Tim McGraw says no thanks.

    Hey, you guys said we needed to branch out from all the metal on RBN, so I TRIED :D
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Weezer is interested? Yay....
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    hiimSMAP;3848457 said:
    Weezer is interested? Yay....
    I know, thats how I feel, after seeing that, I even decided to contact Rivers about it. The more support, the sooner they come
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Looks like "Island In The Sun"(among others) by Weezer and "Red Flag" by Billy Talent are going in my sig. Here's hoping for the full Blue Album
  • TheOzoneTheOzone Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Put Warner Music Group in red. They don't want to be involved in RBN at all.
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    By the way, if you want to be politically correct, SEGA is capitalized, and they should be yellow.
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Intitial response from Metallica

    If you'd like to play more Metallica songs on video game, we sell the Guitar Hero: Metallica, which has many more songs. It is available for XBox, Playstation, and Wii. Please check our store for more information.
    I responded by saying that new copies of GH:Metallica don't sell well anymore, the Rock Band community has been vocal about Metallica, and that Rock Band 3 will allow players to learn while playing real instruments. Hopefully soon I'll get an actual answer
  • BevoTheWarriorBevoTheWarrior Cow Patty
    edited July 2010
    noble;3848433 said:
    Tim McGraw says no thanks.

    Hey, you guys said we needed to branch out from all the metal on RBN, so I TRIED :D
    That truly makes me sad. Hopefully he'll show up as regular DLC someday.

    As far as the main list of bands goes, I recently contacted Tiger Army and I'm waiting for a response.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Well, I haven't contributed names to this in a while, so. All grey so far.

    Forward, Russia!
    Badly Drawn Boy
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    The Most Serene Republic
    The Polyphonic Spree
    Math and Physics Club
    Mezzotint Records
    DFA Records

    Anamanaguchi should be yellow; we discussed it but they seemed like they were going with another team. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin should also be yellow, that project seems to be stalled at the moment.

    There is a band that's probably going to wind up green but I can't name them yet.

    The New Pornographers should be cyan, Crash Years is out already.
  • RyoandrRyoandr Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    Reposting from the other thread
    Ryoandr;3790806 said:
    I just contacted Firelake. As they're already in games, I hope they will be interested.
    They did some music in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R games, the most notable being Time to forget for Call of Pripyat ending (the ukrainian version sounds awesome) . Note that they have MP3s to download on their site

    Besides, who wouldn't want to sing ukrainiann and decipher cyrillic? ;)
    I got a response from them, they're INTERESTED ! yay ! :D
    I asked if I could post their full answer, but the short version is that they're going to look into it.
    here is their message
    Hey man!
    Thanks loads for getting in touch and thanks for all your support to our
    I didn't know about such a possibility before, so that's truly some cool
    news! We'll definitely learn more about the possibility and I also hope we
    can be up on that Network available to all the huge community around the
    globe. If things work out, I'd owe you a good drink, hehe!

    Thanks and you have best greetings from our band!

    Oleg aka Flamer
  • Wilkins IIIWilkins III Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    The Hold Steady ("Sequestered in Memphis") and The New Pornographers ("Crash Years") should both be cyan.

    I tried contacting Blood Red Shoes not long ago (more specifically, their management), but I've not got a response.
  • CleantoneCleantone Unsigned
    edited July 2010
    Didn't Weezer used to be "red"? When and how did that change?
  • GeneralGilliamGeneralGilliam Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    Hey, got a bunch of stuff you can add.

    1. A City Serene will be coming to the RBN, a song by them is up in playtesting now.

    2. You can change I Am Abomination to green. I'm authoring a song for them and it should be up into playtesting within the next month or 2 (were still waiting on some stems and possibly info from RB3). I will also be releasing a song by another artist from the same label, Good Fight Music, and hopefully more in the future if all goes well, so add them in green under the labels section.

    3. Add the artist Dan Johansen in green. I'll be releasing a song by him (same as above, waiting for stuff), it will be a shredtastic song written specifically for the RBN!

    4. At the RBN Creators Forums there is a guy claiming he has a direct relationship with Matchbook Romance, and that him, the band, and the record company all want to go forward with the RBN and are looking for authors. So add them in yellow for now.

    5. I was in talks with Minus The Bear a while ago, the talks have currently ended due to some developments that I cannot publicly say. But know they definitely are interested and it is likely we will see some Minus The bear in the future. so add them in yellow.
  • cartermahoganycartermahogany Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    I messaged Motion City Soundtrack, and they said "We are actively looking into the RBN." That's very promising, but would that be yellow or green? Probably yellow, yeah?
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Cleantone;3849353 said:
    Didn't Weezer used to be "red"? When and how did that change?
    I don't know, I tweeted Cuomo about it, and he didn't respond directly to me, but the next tweet he put out was "Death to the fake metal" whatever that means
  • Lord_of_SushiLord_of_Sushi Unsigned
    edited July 2010
    Due to the first post being too big, I had to cut half of the first post and replace the second post with what I cut. Here's the artist and label listings.

    13th Planet Records
    Arts & Crafts
    Atlantic records
    Asthmatic Kitty
    Bar None Records
    Barsuk Records
    Big Machine Records
    Birdman Records
    Blackheart Records
    blackmetal.com records
    Bluelack Records
    Centruy Media records
    Chemikal Underground
    Chunksaah Records
    Cornford Records
    Dangerbird Records
    Decaydance Records
    Deepsend Records
    DFA Records
    DFTBA Records
    Dine Alone Records
    Dischord Records
    Domino Records
    Elephant Six Collective
    Ektro Records
    Equal Vision Records
    Fat Wreck Chords
    Ferret Records
    Fearless Records
    Frontiers Records
    Gotee Records
    Hellcat Records
    Hollywood Records
    lable Avondale Music
    Inside Out
    International Arts Music
    Ipecac Recordings
    Jazzee Blue Records
    Lifeforce Records
    Local H
    Maru Music
    Matador Records
    Merge Records
    Metal Blade Records
    Metropolis Records
    Mezzotint Records
    Nitrus Records
    Nuclear Blast
    Paper and Plastick
    Peaceville Records
    Polyvinyl Records
    Profound Lore Records
    Relapse Records
    Regain Records
    Roadrunner Records
    Show Dog Records
    SideOneDummy Records
    Soleilmoon Recordings
    Sparrow Records
    Sumerian Records
    The End Records
    Think Tank Media
    Thrill Jockey Records
    Trama Virtual
    V2 Records
    Vagrant Records
    Victory Records
    Visible Noise
    Warner Music Group
    Wicked Sick Records

    Alanis Morisette
    Alexi Murdoch
    Alex Day
    Andrew Bird
    Andrew Buch
    Andrew Pants (Songs To Wear Pants To)
    Andrew W.K.
    Andy Tillison
    Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
    Antsy Mclain
    Austin Carlile (Attack Attack!, Of Mice And Men)
    Avril Lavigne
    Barry Stock
    Bif Naked
    Billy Squier
    Blair Woods
    Brendon Small (Dethklok)
    Bret Michaels (Poison)
    Brett Scallions
    Brian May
    Bryan Adams
    Bugs Henderson
    Brett White (Gren)
    Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter)
    Chester Bennington(Linkin Park)
    Chris Geehan
    Dan Evans
    Dan Huff (White Heart, Giant)
    Danny Elfman
    David Draiman
    David Wilcox
    Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
    Demi Lavato
    Devin Townsend
    Dhani Harrison (thenewno2)
    Dick Dale
    Ed Sheets
    Francisco Meza
    Fish (Marillion)
    Garrett McPherson
    Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen)
    Geezer Butler
    Gene Simmons
    Greg Kihn
    Hayley Williams (Paramore)
    Holly McNarland
    Ian Dorsch
    Imogen Heap
    Jack Johnson
    Jason Becker
    Jason Devore
    Javis Cocker
    Jeff Buckley
    Jeff Healey
    Jeremy Enigk (Jeremy Enigk, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft)
    Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence)
    Joel Plaskett
    Joey Tafolla
    John Mellencamp
    John Mayer
    John Nathaniel
    John Waite (The Babys, Bad English)
    Josh Woodward
    Jon Lajoie
    Jonathan Coulton
    Jordan Pruitt
    Katharine McPhee
    Katy Perry
    Karl Koch
    Kim Coletta
    Klaus Flouride
    Kyle Justin
    Lauren Harris
    Leo Lyons
    Liam Lynch
    Lita Ford
    Lou Reed
    MC Frontalot
    MC Lars
    Mike Doughty
    Mark Jackson Productions
    Maureen Tucker
    Michael Buble
    Michael Johnson
    Michael Tremonti (brother of Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge)
    Michael Woods
    Michelle Branch
    Mike and Matt Chapman (homestarrunner.com)
    Miley Cyrus
    Mishavonna Henson
    Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge)
    Neal Schon (Journey)
    Neil Cicierega
    Newton Faulkner
    Norah Jones
    Oliver Wakeman
    Parry Gripp
    Paul Perry (Death Pilot)
    Paul Gilbert
    Patrick Park
    Rick Atsley
    Ricky Graham
    Rikki Rockett (Poison)
    Ritchie Kotzen
    Richard Lloyd
    Richard Zack
    Rivers Cuomo
    Rob Halford
    Robert Benfer
    Robert Deleo
    Ron Wasserman
    Sass Jordan
    Sarah Vonderhaar
    Scott Wino
    Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
    Serj Tankian
    Seth Horan
    Stan Bush
    Stemage (Metroid Metal)
    Steve Green
    Steve "Lips" Kudlow
    Steve Ouimette
    Steven Rathbone
    Tay Zonday
    Taylor Swift
    Tim McGraw
    Tom Morello
    Tom Petty
    Tom Wilson
    Tommy Thayer (Kiss, Black 'n Blue)
    Trish Murphy
    Van Conner
    Vincent E.L.
    Vinny Appice (Heaven and Hell)
    Weird Al Yankovic
    Yella Boy
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Sigh, I sent another email to Metallica

    I tried to ask about the band's interest in the Rock Band Network in a previous email, but was told to simply buy Guitar Hero Metallica. However, only half of the set is Metallica, and the game cannot be exported to other titles. In addition to this, the game rarely sells new copies due to the abundance of cheap used copies, as well as the fact that it runs on an outdated engine, and has been followed by several other Guitar Heroes. Also, many fans, myself included, have moved to Rock Band, feeling that Harmonix takes more care in their games and delivers the best products. Those fans would be gladly willing to pay for the songs off the game again, as well as those who have never played it. Metallica is still one of the most requested bands in the Rock Band library, and their only pack of DLC still ranks as the most downloaded pack. In addition, with the upcoming release of Rock Band 3, players will be able to use real guitars to actually learn how to play the songs. Please don't tell me just to get Guitar Hero Metallica again, just tell me if this is something the band would be intrested. There would be nothing to lose by widening their audiance to a much larger community. If they need any more information about the RBN, I will be happy to provide it.
    And all they reply with

    Thank you for your email. We're sorry we can't help you with that.
  • bwschulzebwschulze Rising Star
    edited July 2010
    Can't remember who is authoring it, but Deadlock should be green. Two songs by them will be coming.
  • foofighterfan4Mccainfoofighterfan4Mccain Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    TubaDude49;3851867 said:
    Sigh, I sent another email to Metallica

    And all they reply with
    Man, their replies are so half assed, probably some random dude who really could care less.
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    foofighterfan4Mccain;3852045 said:
    Man, their replies are so half assed, probably some random dude who really could care less.
    Sounds about right, perhaps if an actual author contacted them, they might actually be able to get contact from a band member.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    TubaDude49;3852092 said:
    Sounds about right, perhaps if an actual author contacted them, they might actually be able to get contact from a band member.
    To a lot of groups, we don't carry much more clout than a fan. I'm sure some bands just see us as salesmen, not people who actually care about getting their music out there. But, so it goes.
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3852570 said:
    To a lot of groups, we don't carry much more clout than a fan. I'm sure some bands just see us as salesmen, not people who actually care about getting their music out there. But, so it goes.
    Sigh, it's hard when you have to get through people. :(For Bang Camaro, you could just get to Alejandro directly.
  • ForToday777ForToday777 Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    GeneralGilliam;3850430 said:

    I will also be releasing a song by another artist from the same label
    Really, really hoping that This or The Apocalypse is the band that's coming from Good Fight Records.

    Edit: @General Gilliam any news from Facedown Records?
  • GeneralGilliamGeneralGilliam Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    ForToday777;3852809 said:
    Really, really hoping that This or The Apocalypse is the band that's coming from Good Fight Records.

    Edit: @General Gilliam any news from Facedown Records?

    Could be, could be...

    Anywho (excuse my crappy transition lol), I'm gonna wait to contact them, and anyone else for that matter until more news of the RBN on RB3 is released. With all the info HMX has given about RB3 but still not given much info about how the RBN will play into it it's kinda an awkward time for the RBN.
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