2/12 DLC Discussion - Extreme, Nazareth, Peter Cetera, REO Speedwagon, Soft Cell!

edited February 2013 in Rock Band
hmxhenry;4978232 said:
Hey gang,

For all of the lovers out there this Valentine’s Day, Harmonix presents a collection of music’s greatest rock and pop ballads, coming to the Rock Band Music Store on February 12th!

Extreme’s acoustic classic, “More Than Words” – off 1990’s Extreme II: Pornograffiti – was a departure from the band’s funky rock sound, but managed to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100! As a bonus, every “More Than Words” download will include a Pro Guitar upgrade!

Originally recorded by The Everly Brothers in the 1960s, Nazareth made “Love Hurts” a huge hit in the late ‘70s, making it an international hit for the Scottish rockers. This 2009 re-recording of the track by the band brings all the feeling and energy of the original to Rock Band!

Peter Cetera’s Billboard Hot 100 number one hit “Glory of Love,” from 1986’s Solitude/Solitaire, also earned the singer/songwriter a nomination for an Academy Award for “Best Original Song” as it appeared in the film The Karate Kid, Part II!

Among REO Speedwagon’s thirteen Top 40 hits, the classic rock power ballad “Keep On Loving You” may be their most memorable, peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100!

Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love,” from the English pop duo’s 1981 debut, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, will also be available on the Rock Band Music Store on February 12th!

Available on Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation®3 system (February 12th, 2013):

• Extreme – “More Than Words” X

• Nazareth – “Love Hurts”

• Peter Cetera – “Glory of Love” O

• REO Speedwagon – “Keep On Loving You” O

• Soft Cell – “Tainted Love” O


(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system February 13th)

Price:

$1.99 USD, £1.19 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points ™, 200 Wii Points™) per song

Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; the track marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar track for no additional cost.

** Dates and Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

To discuss this DLC please visit the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forum.

For more info on the planned roll out of Blitz tracks as singles and what that means for the upcoming DLC schedule, you can check this announcement and the associated discussion thread.

For all DLC song credits, including album and genre info as well as difficulty ratings, you can check out the Songs page.
hmxhenry;4978751 said:
Here are the Rock Band Network releases that hit Xbox 360 on Thursday, 2/7/2013:

Blues

Brian Kahanek - “Bottle Rocket” (160 MSP)


Metal


Godhead - “Trapped In Your Lies” (160 MSP)
I See Stars - “NZT48” (160 MSP)
Your Memorial - “Redirect” (80 MSP)

Pop-Rock

Stagehands - “Welcome to Our Town (RB3 version)” (80 MSP)

Prog


Nightmare Lyre - “Deception” (80 MSP)
Nightmare Lyre - “Deception (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)


Rock

Lucybell - “Abre Tus Ojos” (160 MSP)


And here are the PS3 RBN releases planned for Tuesday, 2/12/2013 (North America) and 2/13/2013 (Europe):

John Parr - "Naughty Naughty" ($1.99), Pop-Rock
Anarchy Club - "A Single Drop of Red (The Gentleman)” ($0.99), Metal
Melissa Otero - "Angels and Demons" ($1.99), PopRock
Danny and the Lost Souls - "Keep on Running from My Love" ($0.99)
Jerry Naylor - "My Little Girl" ($1.99)

Love is in the air!

Comments

  • HairyManHairyMan Always Rock On The Bright Side Of Life
    edited February 2013
    Incredibly awesome! Love all of those songs and can't wait until Tuesday. :D Though I am a bit uneasy about the Nazareth re-record as the version of "Hair of the Dog" we have in Rock Band really sounds pretty horrible. I'll cross my fingers.
  • WoodenGloryWoodenGlory Unsigned
    edited February 2013
    3/5 for me. Tainted Love and More Than Words are fantastic and maybe REO Speedwagon, but I'm passing on the Nazareth and Peter Cetera. Sad we'll probably never get Play With Me, Get The Funk Out or Can't Fight This Feeling.

    But 5 songs! Things are... better than usual.
  • randracrandrac Opening Act
    edited February 2013
    Wow. A completely awesome week. Well done, HMX! I am picking them all up, with bit of Naughty, Naughty on the side. It has been a while since I had a week of songs that I like. I appreciate it!
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited February 2013
    Buying everything. Another fine Valentine's Day this will be. Thanks, Harmonix!

    HMXHenry, can get get a track time on "Tainted Love"? There's, like, 67 different versions of that song floating around, some of which include "Where Did Our Love Go" at the end. Are we talking somewhere close to the 2:30 original version, the 4:00 radio edit, or the 8-minute shebang that had everything?
  • jeronemitchelljeronemitchell Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    I feel like I should know these. They are 80s songs and a 1990. I'm sufficiently old. Yet I don't recognize them. YouTube ho!

    Edit: "Glory of Love" gets the "Oh, THAT song!" treatment, thus confirming my age. It and "Tainted Love" will be purchased.

    I gotta say... this grouping needed more upbeat stuff. "Tainted Love" as the only real "upbeat" track was disappointing.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited February 2013
  • Tom ImpTom Imp Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    Wow! Simply wow! :)

    This is awesome!

    Instabuy on all of them, and to top it off we get John Parr's other 80's hit for the PS3. Well done HMX, well done!

    My only slight irk is the Nazareth remake. Their other one "Hair of the Dog" was absolutely awful and I can only imagine this will be the same. That said, I will still get it because I love the song.
  • ZigZag2005ZigZag2005 Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited February 2013
    Tainted Love is a decent song that just gets worse over repeated listens :(
    Gonna give it another go, though. And never heard of any other song here.

    Wait, free upgrade? Checking that out.
  • Henry_SardonicusHenry_Sardonicus Rising Star
    edited February 2013
    Also, 5 songs! AWESOME
  • Meat-PopsicleMeat-Popsicle Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    Wow, those are some cheese-tastic singles. I love it! Getting most of them. Expectations exceeded, thanks again Harmonix!
  • MileycyrussouljaMileycyrussoulja Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    Anyways, I'll definitely buy Tainted Love, and most likely Keep On Loving You. This is great!
  • defdog99defdog99 Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    This pack will be hard to beat.

    And John Parr.

    OMG!!!!
  • bigmfbigmf Tiny Hulk Smash!
    edited February 2013
    These are all good songs. Nice.

    It's unfortunate that they aren't a pack.
  • mmetznermmetzner Opening Act
    edited February 2013
    Phenomenal week, I'll be picking up 4/5 on release and Nazareth a bit later. Cannot wait to sing More Than Words and to play keyboard on Tainted Love.
  • kravenkraven Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    WOW. This almost never happens. 5 different bands, and I want all 5. Fantastic job Harmonix.
  • WonderWaageUKWonderWaageUK Rising Star
    edited February 2013
    Not getting Glory of Love... But the rest is gold. Will buy.
  • zombi3clownzombi3clown Unsigned
    edited February 2013
    Instant purchase, all of it. You guys never cease to amaze me with your Valentine's Day releases. Ever since the Chicago pack, I was hoping for Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love". The rest is yummy icing on the cake!
  • smeginjapansmeginjapan Unsigned
    edited February 2013
    Absolutely fantastic, getting everything!
  • tnevakertnevaker Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    tnevaker" said:


    [quote=hmxhenry]
    The "extra" treat is less about what the song is and more about what we did with the upgrade.
    pro upgrade bundled free with the song.
    hmxhenry said:

    But it's partially tied to what the song is, or rather... what the song isn't.
    the song isn't a song with a bass part, or drums part... like Landslide. so the pro upgrade will only have a pro guitar chart, but no pro bass chart.

    my prediction:

    Kansas - Dust in the Wind (X)

    i don't know what the other singles are.

    [/quote]

    i was SO CLOSE!

    i got the free included pro upgrade right. i got the guitar-only, no bass or drums part right. i just got the wrong song (dust in the wind would have been better, but this is a good one too).

    anyway... i wish this was a pack. i would've bought the pack, but i'll buy them all as singles anyway. great choices.
  • samjjonessamjjones Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    I loooooooooooove cheesy pop ballads.

    "Glory of Love", "Keep On Loving You", freaking "More Than Words"!!!

    "Tainted Love"....not really my thing, but glad to have it on the platform.

    Only song I'm not familiar with is the Nazareth cover, but I'll give it a listen.

    Valentine's Day is usually my favorite DLC week of the year, and HMX did it again. Thanks, guys!
  • TheStuddzTheStuddz Lil Rascal
    edited February 2013
    Best week in forever. Five awesome songs that I'll be sure to pick up, four of which I've been wanting forever, and three of which have been my favorite song at some time or other. So absolutely happy. Thank you, Harmonix.
  • edited February 2013
    Just calling this out since it's 1) awesome and 2) kind of unusual: the Pro upgrade is bundled with the Extreme track for FREE. When charting out the song and looking at the instrumentation available (it's not a full band, only vocals and guitar I believe) we thought it'd be a nice bonus to include the Pro upgrade to add a bit of additional value to the track. Hope you guys dig it.

    Be sure to keep an eye out for the livestream next Monday where we'll be singing these sultry tunes for you during the chart preview.
  • CasanovaFrankeCasanovaFranke Opening Act
    edited February 2013
    This offering pleases me.
  • LinksterLinkster Unsigned
    edited February 2013
    I love weeks like this. Might not get Cetera, but otherwise it's all bought!
  • cwilburcwilbur Opening Act
    edited February 2013
    Wow, two Billboard #1s and an Academy Award nominee. Very not bad. Would any song on here have been on my personal list of must haves? Nah. Will I buy all 5? Probably. Will they be perfect for Valentine's Day? You betcha.
  • xtodd007xtodd007 Opening Act
    edited February 2013
    Great picks..will be fun to sing that's for sure!!
  • M_Robbins5M_Robbins5 Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    hmxhenry;4980771 said:
    Just calling this out since it's 1) awesome and 2) kind of unusual: the Pro upgrade is bundled with the Extreme track for FREE. When charting out the song and looking at the instrumentation available (it's not a full band, only vocals and guitar I believe) we thought it'd be a nice bonus to include the Pro upgrade to add a bit of additional value to the track. Hope you guys dig it.

    Be sure to keep an eye out for the livestream next Monday where we'll be singing these sultry tunes for you during the chart preview.

    Hey I actually guessed part of the announcement right, awesome.
  • MileycyrussouljaMileycyrussoulja Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    Aghh trailer, why won't you work?!
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited February 2013
    hmxhenry;4980771 said:
    Just calling this out since it's 1) awesome and 2) kind of unusual: the Pro upgrade is bundled with the Extreme track for FREE. When charting out the song and looking at the instrumentation available (it's not a full band, only vocals and guitar I believe) we thought it'd be a nice bonus to include the Pro upgrade to add a bit of additional value to the track. Hope you guys dig it.
    This is, indeed, awesome! Thanks!

    Pardon me for repeating myself, but by the time I edited my original post the stampede had already started. So just in case: May we get the length on "Tainted Love"? That will give an idea of which of the umpteen versions of the song will be in the game.
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