New Rock Band DLC Coming Jan 13th! Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, & Arctic Monkeys!

edited January 2015 in Announcements
Hey gang!

After a brief hiatus (*cough*21 months*cough*) we're releasing brand new Rock Band DLC tomorrow! New tracks from Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, and Foo Fighters will hit Xbox 360 and PS3 on Tuesday 1/13. Check out the full press release below for additional details, and we'll update this thread with answers to frequently asked questions as the week goes on.

We've missed rocking with all of you. :)

-HMXhenry


***EDIT***
You can hit up the community discussion thread for these songs here: http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discussion/257225/1-13-15-dlc-discussion-thread-arctic-monkeys-avenged-sevenfold-and-foo-fighters/p1


ROCK BAND™ MUSIC STORE SPRINGS TO LIFE WITH NEW MUSIC FROM ARCTIC MONKEYS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, AND FOO FIGHTERS!

Cambridge, Mass. – January 12th, 2015 – Harmonix today announced that new tracks from Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, and Foo Fighters are headed to the Rock Band™ Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 1,400 artists and more than 3,500* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.

Tracks downloaded from the Rock Band Music Store are compatible with the award-winning full-band Rock Band 3 experience, as well as the controller-based rhythm-action title, Rock Band Blitz, available now on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade!

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system

On Tuesday, January 13th, new music from Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, and Foo Fighters will hit the Rock Band Music Store!

“R U Mine?” marks the first appearance of the Grammy Award winning Arctic Monkeys on the Rock Band platform. From 2013’s critically acclaimed album AM, “R U Mine?” – with its driving riffs, syncopated rock beats, and memorable hook – is perfect for Artic Monkeys’ Rock Band debut.

One of the most fan requested artists, Avenged Sevenfold, makes their return to Rock Band with “Shepherd Of Fire.” The track comes from the band’s sixth studio record, 2013’s Billboard chart-topping Hail to the King.

Foo Fighters’ “Something From Nothing” from the band’s latest, 2014’s Sonic Highways, will also be available for download. Heard in the opening sequence of the hit HBO music documentary series Sonic Highways, directed by Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl, “Something From Nothing” topped the charts when it was released last October.


Available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system (January 13th, 2015):

• Arctic Monkeys – “R U Mine?”
• Avenged Sevenfold – “Shepherd Of Fire”
• Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”

Price:
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU per song

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system January 21st)

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


Website Links:
For more information, please visit:

http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/rb-dlc-11315/

Rock Band 3 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™ versions support downloadable content.

The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library. The complete list of tracks can be found at http://www.harmonixmusic.com/games/rock-band/legacy-songs/. Additionally, players on the Xbox 360 can browse and purchase tracks in the standalone "Rock Band Music Store" application within their Xbox 360 dashboard, or they can be purchased online at Xbox.com.

Rock Band 3 is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Rock Band Blitz is rated “T” for Teen (fantasy violence, suggestive themes) the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit http://www.harmonixmusic.com/games/rock-band/legacy-songs/.

© 2015 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band 3, Rock Band Blitz, Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Rock Band 3, Rock Band Blitz and other related products and services developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All other marks are the property of their owners.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.

Comments

  • Hey, new DLC is out right now! Kind of! Turns out we're a bit out of practice, and all the DLC submissions didn't go exactly as planned. Some of the new songs aren't available for purchase on the Xbox 360, but we're working on a fix and waiting to hear back from Microsoft. Hopefully things will be sorted out shortly.

    Right now (5pm ET on 1/13) the Foo Fighters track should be available for purchase on Xbox 360 worldwide. We're working on getting the Avenged Sevenfold and Arctic Monkeys tracks up as soon as possible. You've already waited 21 months for new DLC, so hopefully a few more hours won't kill you. ;) Thanks so much for your patience.

    Word on the street is that all 3 songs are up on the PS3 in the US, and the PS3 international store should be updated next week.

    We're still fielding tons of questions on the forums, Twitter, and Facebook, and should have an FAQ up soon. In the meantime, hit up the discussion thread to chat about the new release with other RB fans: http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discussion/257225/1-13-15-dlc-discussion-thread-arctic-monkeys-avenged-sevenfold-and-foo-fighters/p1

    Hope you're all enjoying the new DLC!
  • Quick update: all 3 songs should be live on the PS3 in the US, but we're still waiting on a fix from Microsoft to get the Arctic Monkeys and Aveneged Sevenfold tracks on the Xbox 360. The Foo Fighters track is live on the 360, and we'll post an update as soon as we know that the other songs are live. Stay tuned!
  • As of right now, the Arctic Monkeys and Aveneged Sevenfold tracks are still not available on the Xbox 360. Microsoft is having some larger store issues at the moment, and we hope that the tracks will be available when their issues are resolved. There's nothing we can do on our end at the moment, and we're just waiting on an update from Microsoft. You can check the status of the Xbox Live issues here: https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status
  • Given the timing of the recent DLC release, we also posted a survey about Rock Band. It's very important, so you should fill it out. Send it to anyone you know that played / still plays Rock Band!

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7Z2SHPN
  • And, because we haven't posted enough stuff about Rock Band this week, we wanted to pass along an FAQ to address some of the most common questions we've seen in response to the DLC announcement. This FAQ doesn't address everything, but these are definitely the things we've seen most frequently on the forums, Facebook, and Twitter. I'll keep posted to those channels, and if there are relevant topics that come up I'll add to this post. Stay tuned!

    Q: “Does this mean RB4 is coming?”
    A: This is question we keep hearing, and we’re listening! Right now we’re excited to be able to support the Rock Band platform with new content for Xbox 360 and PS3, but we don’t have a new title to announce at the moment.

    Q: “After stopping weekly DLC releases back in April 2012, why have you decided to start releasing DLC again now?”
    A: We had an exciting opportunity to add new content to the already-massive Rock Band library with a song from Arctic Monkeys – a band that’s never been in a Rock Band title before! – as well as new music from fan favorites Avenged Sevenfold and Foo Fighters. We couldn’t pass it up. Also, we wanted to see if we could still do it. Turns out we can. It’s sort of like riding a bike.

    Q: “Does this mark the return of weekly DLC?”
    A: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. ;)

    Q: “Why aren’t these tracks coming out on the Wii?”
    A: Due to shifting production priorities and capabilities of the studio, we don’t currently have plans to release additional songs on the Wii Rock Band Music Store. While we genuinely appreciate the support of Wii Rock band users over the years, the truth is that the active user Rock Band user base on this platform is low enough at the current time that we had to prioritize Rock Band DLC content opportunities on other platforms.

    Q: “Why aren’t you charting keys and Pro guitar parts?”
    A: We know that there are players that love playing keys and Pro guitar, but with the aforementioned shift in production priorities and finite resources spread across a number of different titles, we had to focus our attention on the instruments that the most people play.

    Q: “Does this mean we can start requesting songs again???”

    A: You never really had to stop. We love hearing from you and discovering new music that might be fun to play in Rock Band!

    Q: “Where can I buy working hardware?”

    A: We understand how frustrating it can be finding new and/or working hardware for Rock Band these days. Rock Band 3 first hit shelves more than four years ago and availability of peripherals has thinned over the years. While we don’t have any news on refreshed shipments of these products, your best bet is to check out second-hand sellers on sites like Amazon, eBay, and even local sellers like Craigslist if they’re available in your area.
  • Yet another update! We've heard from SCEE (aka Sony Europe) that DLC won't be released as scheduled today. It's unclear why it's not going live as scheduled, or when it will be up, but 1/28 is the earliest it could possibly hit the PSN store at this point. We're following up with SCEE and will post updates when we know more, so keep posted for updates.

    Thankfully, it sounds like all 3 tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 after a brief hiccup with Xbox Live. There are still some lingering leaderboard issues, but hopefully those should be resolved when Xbox Live is back up and running at 100%. You can keep tabs on Xbox Live's status at: https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status
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