AskariNari;4494686 said:I don't mean to be a buzzkill, but. . . The single was released through Dot Records, and the entire catalogue for that label is controlled by Universal. So, unless by some off chance the artists still hold the rights to the song and the recording, and the recording is still in good condition and has the proper multitracks, or if the artists are still alive and capable of doing a rerecord, this won't happen. Even if those things some how happen, I don't know if they'd be very open to the idea of having the song used and only getting 30% of the money (minus what the authoring group charges), especially for a song that has been licensed for usage in so many movies, TV shows, etc. where they get an up-front licensing payment.
General Lein979;4494690 said:Dude its the Sufaris, they're lucky if they get Omaha Nebraska Rib Fest free with admission gig. I'm guessing they have a rerecored version that was released long after they were dropped from they're label that would cover masters and label problems.
lvmathemagician;4494692 said:Are you kidding? This song is considered a classic. It's Epic. It makes money, it makes lots of money.
General Lein979;4494703 said:I know its a classic, but you have to remember that that they were a surf rock band with one instrumental hit from the 60's and they know that any cover band could play the song anywhere in the world and the audience would have the same level of excitement that the Surfatris would get from playing it making the Surfaris themselves not a big asset. I'm pretty sure that the Surfaris would not be all I'm too good to work with rock band because of this and would agree to any money making possibility.
KarioChartsJerry;4494760 said:This song will not happen for Rock Band Network. Trust me, we've contacted and were told no for undisclosed reasons.
Backbeat60-62;4501995 said:What's the rule? If it is ultimately owned up the chain by Universal it's a guaranteed no?
Splync;4502006 said:It depends upon who owns the publishing rights to the song. For example, Alien Ant Farm is under Universal, yet ASP was able to secure the rights to get them onto RBN.The Surfaris re-released "Wipe Out" on an independently released album a few years ago, so there's always the chance that an author could get the publishing rights to use the song in-game (assuming that the band has the masters and is accepting of the idea, which it doesn't sound like they are).
Backbeat60-62;4502044 said:Alright well, what about the thousand other surf rock bands? I mean come on. It is a perfect style for beginner pro guitar players who want to play faster. Maybe there's another big surf rock hit out there from another band.
KarioChartsJerry;4502012 said:Sufaris won't be in RBN, I've already said this.
NoThru22;4502071 said:Creamskull Boogie by the Graveyard BBQ is such a tribute to this song that I'm surprised it was allowed in with the "no covers" policy. It even has the drum solo.
FairwoodStudios;4502092 said:It was just recommended today, but perhaps look at "The Pale Rider" by The Riptides? They also have "Return to Blood Beach". Or "Soy Bomb" from Honest Bob. None are uber-famous or uber-difficult but they're all decent surf instrumentals.
SirDavidTLynch;4502102 said:Just because you had bad luck doesn't mean that other companies can't try. There's a lot of music wouldn't be in Rock Band if Harmonix took every simple "no" answer to mean "never".
KarioChartsJerry;4502231 said:Trust me, It's not coming to RBN:cool:
MagicMurderBag7;4502315 said:Are you saying that it's coming as official HMX DLC?
turnitup321;4502328 said:Jerry likes to troll.
MagicMurderBag7;4502336 said:I noticedI'm still fully expecting the Bucket Head thing to turn out to be Jerry just having some fun with the GH2 nostalgic crowd
KarioChartsJerry;4502371 said:Yeah, if you paid attention, you would know that Kario was the first person to bring up Buckethead on twitter, then asked me to make a statement.As for Sufaris, just trust me on this that it will not be coming to Rock Band Network.
MagicMurderBag7;4502374 said:I follow Kario on Twitter. He brings up Buckethead at least once a week.
KarioChartsJerry;4502371 said:As for Sufaris, just trust me on this that it will not be coming to Rock Band Network.
Runesmith;4502388 said:Dude, this statement is so ambiguous it's giving me totally unfounded hope we may see it as official HMX DLC some point down the line. :eek: