ThatAuthoringGroup;4495355 said:The Thorogood version is also a cover so that is really never happening via RBN.
FujiSkunk;4496107 said:In other words, triple no.
lilchro2010;4499186 said:So does this mean the same thing for a cover such as Ghostrider - Spiderbait?
Catch-22;4499187 said:It means the same thing for any songs that's a cover regardless of song or artist.
Santa Claustrophobia;4499450 said:With the exception that if the cover artist somehow obtained the rights to the song, then it could be allowed through RBN. But that would be very, very rare.Specific song requests are probably better placed in the USL sub-forum or via the Song Request link. Especially if it's reasonably well known.
Kariodude;4499523 said:There was some misunderstanding about covers on RBN in the past. Even if an artist has the rights to cover a song and sell the song commercially, there is a lot more to it than that when it comes to being in Rock Band so it still wouldn't be allowed in the RBN.
KarioChartsJerry;4499518 said:Nope! No covers period!
FujiSkunk;4499686 said:I think what Santa Claustrophobia suggested was, it might be allowed if the covering artist not only had the necessary rights to publish a cover of the song, but had actually gone back and purchased all rights to the song, essentially becoming the song's true owner as far as the law is concerned. It's an interesting scenario, but one I'm sure hasn't come up yet, and is very unlikely to ever happen.
Catch-22;4499697 said:HMX doesn't want the headache of sorting out the rights to covers thus unless they're public domain they aren't happening.
FujiSkunk;4499710 said:A single source of all rights wouldn't be a headache to sort out.Come on, we're being hypothetical here. Cut some slack.
Santa Claustrophobia;4499934 said:We've already seen covers in RBN. Not many, but they're there. I'll let you figure out which ones they are.