Rock Band Diaries! Share Your Stories as Rock Band Turns 10!
Take a look at a calendar. What's today, Tuesday? Okay, start counting backwards, a day at a time. Count back three thousand, six hundred, and twelve days. You should be looking at November 20th, 2007. That's when Rock Band came out. Time sure does fly when you're having fun.
If we counted forward instead of backward from today, we're only 41 days away from our tenth anniversary. Ten years of Rock Band! It's hard to believe that in just a few weeks, Rock Band will be in the double digits. Rock Band isn’t just a game that we’ve made, it’s in our DNA. It’s been featured in South Park, The Office, and many other shows. We got to work with The Beatles! There was a reality show on VH1 hosted by Alice Cooper and Sebastian Bach. Some DLC tracks sold more in the Rock Band Music Store than they did on iTunes. As a franchise that has seen over 10 million players over the years, who have collectively earned more stars than there are in the Milky Way, we know there are some great tales to be told, and as part of our 10-year celebration, we want to hear all of them.
Whether you've been with us since the beginning or joined us with Rock Band 4, we know everyone has a Rock Band story worth sharing. Some are heartfelt, some are hilarious, and all of them are important to us.
Remember when you met your now-significant other at a Rock Band party, and now you're happily married with two kids and a dog that chewed up your guitar headstock? We want to hear about it. How about Rock Band teaching you the basics of drumming, which encouraged you to buy a full kit, which in turn led you to be the kickass drummer for a real band? We want to hear about that, too. What about that time you broke a lamp in the hotel that you brought Rock Band because you didn't want to be without it over PAX weekend, and you told the front desk it was broken when you checked in? Yeah, that’s up our alley too.
It doesn't matter if your story happened ten years ago or last week. Whether your instruments have been in the closet for a while or you still rock out every week: if it was important to you and it involved Rock Band, we want to hear about it. Send us videos, pictures, audio recordings, or huge walls of text about what Rock Band means to you, and we'll feature some of our favorites over the coming months.
The email address to send them to is [email protected]. We’ll be picking a few from each category to create some highlights that we’ll be sharing with the whole community as we fill out our diary over the next few months. We really hope to see your story on these pages.