This week, we’ve got a couple of big hits from Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty!
Another Goo Goo Dolls song comes to the Rock Band library, as “Slide” joins the previously released “Iris”. Released as a single alongside their album Dizzy Up The Girl in 1998, it topped both the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Top 40 charts. The guitar part features a lot of that great ‘90s acoustic strumming alongside the iconic riff, giving it some good variety. Frequent fills on drums tick up the difficulty on what’s already a pretty high energy part. Near the ending, solo vocals purposely bounces between lead and background parts, giving you a last test on breathing control.
A Matchbox Twenty song also joins Rock Band this week, this one from just after the turn of the century. “Unwell” is a single from the band’s third album More Than You Think You Are, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200. “Unwell” hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and spent 18 weeks atop the Adult Top 40 chart. It was then nominated for the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Grammy in 2004. This song also features a memorable riff, and it’s a bit trickier to play than you may think! Rob Thomas brings another strong vocal performance, with a lot of nuance and an incredibly wide range for the harmonies.
Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 4 Spotlight Pass Plus can be purchased for $15.99.
* Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 15th.
- Goo Goo Dolls - "Slide"
- Matchbox Twenty - "Unwell" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 4 Spotlight Pass Plus)