1/13/15 DLC Discussion Thread - Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, and Foo Fighters
DLC! In 2015! Discuss!hmxhenry said:
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.
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”
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU per song
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system January 14th)
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
***EDIT FROM HMXHENRY'S POST LATER IN THE THREAD***
Hey gang! Sorry for not popping into this thread sooner. Yesterday's announcement was kind of a madhouse, in the best possible way.
I just wanted to let folks know that we're still waiting on a fix from Microsoft to push the Arctic Monkeys and Avenged Sevenfold tracks to the store. We hope to have everything live by the end of the week, and we'll update all of you as soon as we know more.
As for other questions that have been popping up (does this mean RB4 is coming, why no Wii, why no keys, etc), we're tracking most of those for an FAQ that we should be able to post later this week. That should hopefully address most of the big questions, and I'll try to keep an eye on this thread to catch anything that slips through the cracks!
***ANOTHER EDIT FROM HMXHENRY***
Posting the FAQ link here to answer some of the most common questions we've seen since announcing DLC and releasing that survey earlier today. I'll keep glued to this thread, and will add to the FAQ as needed.