Fritzy Katz's Rock Band 5 2018 Wishlist (With Tiers and Wishlist DLC)

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  • edited July 6
    And this post marks my return from my hiatus. :)

    And to celebrate my return, I'll be presenting this pack: My guess on the second Yacht Rock Pack in response to Harmonix's recent release. I haven't picked up the Yacht Rock Pack 01 yet (But I'll probably will at some point), but I'm glad that Harmonix is aware of the genre in question (And hopefully, they'll be aware of other notable genres to come. (Here's hoping they do a Surf Rock pack for reals).

    I discovered this interesting website dedicated to Yacht Rock, thanks to @MCSMeister, who posted the link on a seperate thread (The one for the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix soundtracks by @Vexus ) They had a Yachtski Scale, which I used to determine my three songs for this pack.

    I checked out the list, and chose these three songs, because they had higher rankings than other songs. These are my choices...

    - Love Will Keep Us Together: First up is this hit from the 1970s by the duo, Captain & Tennille, who has been referenced in Hirohiko Araki's Jojo's Bizarre Adventures. This song has the legendary session drummer, Hal Blaine, on drums, which is mentioned in the documentary film, The Wrecking Crew (You can watch this on Netflix, if you have an account for it). It's another good song that I like, due to me being a fan of Oldies Radio music (Since Yacht Rock falls into that catagory).
    - What a Fool Believes: Okay, I've heard of this song on a Oldies Radio station before. But I never knew the name or which band sang it, until recently. I had no idea it was by The Doobie Brothers, but I kinda recognize the vocalist as Michael McDonald, since he was a member of that band at the time. Like with the above song, it's another favorite of mine that I enjoy listening to.
    - Nobody's Business: Last, but not least, is this song: The second song to have a Yachtski Scale rating in the high 90s (The first was Rosanna by Toto, but that has been delisted in recent times). And it's the only one of the three that I hadn't listened to until now. Well, I've listened to it just today, and I can say that it is a really good song that I enjoyed listening to. So, without further ado... Here is my version of Yacht Rock Pack 02.



    - Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Maxus - Nobody's Business (Band Tier: Solid)

    There will be some more Wishlist DLC Packs to come. I hope you're looking forward to it. :)

    EDIT: Fixed some typo errors, as pointed out by @MCSMeister
  • MCSMeisterMCSMeister Road Warrior
    edited July 6
    Great idea for a pack! "What a Fool Believes" seems like a shoo-in for a legitimate Yacht Rock 02 since that is one of the quintessential yacht rock songs, along with Christopher Cross' "Sailing". Glad I could introduce you to the official Yacht Rock site and its scale :p Some minor typos in the tier links, BTW - Captain & Tenille should be Captain & Tennille, and Doobie Brothers should be The Doobie Brothers.

    Also, Captain & Tennille are far from one-hit wonders. They had six other top ten hits throughout the '70s, plus one song that made it within the top 20 ("Can't Stop Dancin'" at #13).
  • This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for June 20th.

    The first of the Wishlist DLC that I had originally intended to present earlier is a Four-Song pack of songs by Artists that performed in this year's Firefly Festival, in response to Harmonix's Firefly Festival pack. I already did one for Cochella, which is a nod to their Cochella-themed Challenge for Season 0. And I figured "Let's do one for Firefly Festival as well, in response to their Discover pack."

    These are my four choices: All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar, with SZA on guest vocals. Lose Yourself by Eminem, Runaways by The Killers, and this song from my first Setlist Expansion for my previous thread's Tracklist: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by the Arctic Monkeys.

    Of the four songs I've chosen for this pack, I like 3 of the 4 (The one song I didn't cared for was the Kendrick Lamar song, because I'm not really a huge fan of Modern Hip-Hop (I prefer Classic Hip-Hop), but I included it anyways, because I needed to use at least 4 headlining Artists, and Kendrick is one of the four.) The Eminem song that I've chosen is regarded as the rapper's greatest masterpiece, and I totally see why, as I taken a great liking to that song in general. That said, it's not going to make me listen to the rest of Eminem's discography outside of that one and Berzerk.

    This pack will be joined by another 4-song pack. This one has four songs from my Rock Band VR 2 setlist. Those four are the songs from the foreign countries. Half of them are songs I've gotten to like ever since listening to them on Guitar Hero games, and the other half, I've gotten to like for the first time since listening to them this year. The four songs are...

    - Avalancha: Representing the country of Spain. First up is this song, which was in Guitar Hero 3's Tracklist as one of the bonus songs, by Heroes del Silencio. If there's one thing I like about European Countries: It's how cool their music is compared to music from my country, the UK, the former British Commonwealth Countries (Canada and Australia), and Japan. And this song is no exception. I loved it ever since Guitar Hero 3 came out, because it's a cool song that I like.
    - Lay It On The Line: Representing the country of Canada. Next song is this song by Canadian Rock Trio, Triumph. When I was making my tracklist for Rock Band VR 2, I wanted to have a Canadian Classic Rock Band that we don't have in Rock Band yet, and I chose Triumph for that reason. I chose this song, because it was their most beloved song by Classic Rock fans. I couldn't agree more with them, because I thought the song was awesome when I first listened to it.
    - Radar: Representing the country of Germany. Next on the list is this song by newly debuting German Indie Rock band, AudioDamn! When Rock Band VR was being made, I've listened to the song they had in that game, Lights Out, and I can tell you one thing: I loved it. I thought it was a really cool banger that I would love to have in Rock Band 4 as DLC (And I'm still waiting for that day to come). That was my reason why I wanted to put another AudioDamn! song in my Rock Band VR 2's Tracklist, and I went with their bigger hit, Radar, which I also liked after listening for the first time.
    - Toy Boy: Representing the country of France. Last, but not least, is this song from Guitar Hero World Tour's tracklist, by French Indie Rock band, Stuck In The Sound. Guitar Hero World Tour had some really cool tracks from foreign bands that I wouldn't know if it wasn't for that game. My favorites are the Beatsteaks' Hail To The Freaks, Kent's VinterNoll2, and this song. It's a really cool song that I like, and it's such a shame that the possibility of it appearing in Rock Band is nil, regarding the current situation with Harmonix when it comes to DLC.

    So, without further ado, here is the Firefly Music Festival Selections 2018 & the Rock Band VR2 Foreign Faves packs. (With the seventh week of Season 3's Rivals Mode).



    =Firefly Musical Festival Selections 2018=
    - Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Rock Band 5 Setlist Expansion Rewind)
    - Eminem - Lose Yourself (Band Tier: Warmup)
    - Kendrick Lamar - All The Stars (Feat. SZA (Band Tier: Apprentice))
    - The Killers - Runaways (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =Rock Band VR2 Foreign Faves=
    - AudioDamn! - Radar (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    - Heroes del Silencio - Avalancha (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Stuck in the Sound - Toy Boy (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Triumph - Lay It On The Line (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    =RB52018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 3 Week 7: Darkness=
    - Children of Bodom - If You Want Peace...Prepare for War
    - Slayer - Angel of Death
    - Cannibal Corpse - Hammer Smashed Face
    =Sidelights=
    - Dir en Grey - Hageshisa to, Kono Mune no Naka de Kuremitsuita Shankunetsu no Yami
    - Bullet For My Vallentine - Scream, Aim, Fire
    - Slipknot - Pulse of the Maggots

    There will be more originally intended Wishlist DLC to come later on. I hope you're looking forward to it. :)
  • If "Pulse of the Maggots" became a spotlight song in any way, shape, or form, every guitarist that plays Rivals would instantaneously leave this plane of existence for the sole purpose of not having to deal with the un-fc-able mess that is the guitar chart.

    Also, love the TrIumph selection! I say they deserve a pack, but in this day and age of Rock Band DLC, I don't see it happening.
  • edited July 7
    @Coolkat Pulse of the Maggots is a Sidelight for my Week 7, not a authentic Spotlight song.

    Sidelights are different from Spotlights. They has no effect for placing your self into the higher tiers, since there's DeFacto Spotlight songs posted along side them. The sole purpose for playing a Sidelight is to unlock the special Cuphead Boss Battle Theme, Floral Fury (Which is the boss battle theme of Cagney Carnation), that I present as a special reward song for just playing them on any instruments. :p But I'm glad you're liking my music selections.

    This Wishlist DLC was intended for July 24th.

    For that day's Wishlist DLC, we have the final entry of the Rock Band The Quest Pack series. This one is called Darkness, and it's contents are all songs that are on the Level 10 Catagory of the Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness. The four songs in this pack are Adoration For None by Gojira, I Am Collossus by Meshuggah, All Hail The New Flesh by Strapping Young Lad, and from the anime, Death Note, What's Up People?! by Maximum The Hormone.

    This last pack of this series is the most heaviest I've present thus far. All of them are heavy bangers that I've enjoyed listening to. To complement this pack, also release on this day will be a Megapack with all the songs from all 8 packs of the Rock Band The Quest Pack series.

    Joining this pack is another pack, the next pack of the New Album Preview series. This one covers Panic! At The Disco's latest album, Pray For The Wicked. The songs in this pack are High Hopes, Say Amen (Saturday Night), and King of the Clouds. I've listened to all three of the songs, and I've liked them a lot. They all sound really cool. Of the three, Say Amen (Saturday Night) is my favorite.

    Also joining these two packs is the Last DLC of the Month of June, and these two singles that follows a simple theme. This theme is Finland, as June has two Finnish Holidays: Finnish Flag Day and Juhannus. We have a famous Finnish Band, and a American band that has a band member of Finnish-American Blood. The songs we have are...

    - Dumpweed: From Blink-182's album, Enema of the State, is this banging song that serves as the opening track to one of the Pop-Punk band's most beloved albums. I heard the song when Guitar Hero was big, and saw that most people had it in their wishlists. I thought it was a cool banger, and I wouldn't mind having it in Rock Band, if it ever does come.
    - Tragedy: Next up, is this song from the debut album of one of Finland's most famous rock bands, Hanoi Rocks. Since they are big in their native country, I can see Hanoi Rocks being another unlikely band, due to how obscure they are in the US, as oppose to their native Finland. But Michael Monroe, the band's lead singer, had collaborated with Guns'N Roses, and Harmonix is known to surprise people with unexpected DLC. And I would be pleasently surprised if they actually did got some Hanoi Rocks for reals.
    - Last DLC of the Month (June): Last, but not least, we have this song, from one of my favorite Video Game series that is getting it's third main game next year in January. The game in question has gotten a lot of buzz when E3 started, and I can tell you one thing: It looks amazing. The artist who did this song, has collaborated with the Video Game's creators before, and she's going to do the theme for the third game as well. So, without further ado. I present the Rock Band The Quest Pack 08 and New Album Preview 10.



    =Rock Band The Quest Pack 08=
    - Gojira - Adoration For None (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Maximum The Hormone - What's Up People?! (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Meshuggah - I Am Collossus (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Strapping Young Lad - All Hail The New Flesh (Band Tier: Impossible)
    =New Album Preview 10 (Panic! At The Disco - Pray For The Wicked)=
    - High Hopes (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Say Amen (Saturday Night) (Band Tier: Warmup)
    - King of the Clouds (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    =Singles=
    - Blink-182 - Dumpweed (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Hanoi Rocks - Tragedy (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =Last DLC of the Month (June)=
    - Hikaru Utada - Simple & Clean (Band Tier: Moderate)

    June's Wishlist DLC is almost done. I just have three more sets of Wishlist DLC for that month before I do July's Wishlist DLC. I hope you're looking forward to it. :)
  • edited July 7
    Oh yeah, I'm aware it's a sidelight, I'm just referring to it in that general case because as of now we just have a spotlight system ^^

    Love the Hanoi Rocks pick, the Gojira, SYL, and Meshuggah there!
  • edited July 11
    Welp, it looks like another RBN Song that I've placed on this thread has been announced as Official DLC. That song is...

    - Hard To See by Five Finger Death Punch

    I've liked this song, ever since it appeared in Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock's Tracklist. I managed to salvage it as soon as RBN was taken off the PS3 (and the XBOX 360) stores, and I'm so excited to have it back on Rock Band 4. Anyways, here's the next Wishlist DLC that was intended for June 26th.

    This next Wishlist DLC is the fourth entry of Fritzy Katz's 50 US States Selections. This one covers the states of California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The songs in this pack are...

    - California: Representing California is Soul to Squeeze by my favorite Alternative Rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. As soon as I made it to California, I immediately chose RHCP as my choice, because you know how I feel about this band. This song, which is from the Coneheads film, is a really nice, mellow, and cool song that I enjoy listening to.
    - Minnesota: Representing Minnesota is Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. Here's another long, overdue, good Alternative Rock classic from the 1990s. What I like about this song is that it's mellow, yet at the same time, amazing. The music video for it is kinda sad, but fits the song perfectly. For the Tier for this song, I've used the cover for the Compilation album, Black Gold, over the album cover for the album this song originated from.
    - Oregon: Representing Oregon is Harden My Heart by Quarterflash. A pretty cool song from the 1980s, that I wished I could've listened to more often. I wouldn't mind seeing it in Rock Band, should it ever come there. It's a cool song with a nice Guitar Solo that I dig.
    - Kansas: Representing Kansas is The Bridge by Paw. Last time, I've added one of the songs from this band's album, Dragline, which is Jessie by the way, on my first Wishlist thread. Since I liked how it sounded, I figured why not put another song from Paw into this thread. And I chose this one, because it was in Road Rash's soundtrack. I thought it was a really cool song, after listening to it once.
    - West Virginia: Representing West Virginia is Waiting On The Western World by Karma To Burn with Daniel Davies as a guest vocalist. This is my choice for the obscure Metal/Hard Rock band for this pack. Upon listening to it, first time, I thought it was a really awesome banger that I would've loved to see on Rock Band, had Harmonix not broken from their partnership with MTV. But sadly, they did, and chances of seeing this song are nil. But I would love to be proven wrong...
    - Nevada: Representing Nevada is Busy Child by The Crystal Method. Another good favorite of mine from the 1990s. Sure, it wouldn't be very fitting for Rock Band, and would be more at home in a Dance Central game or DropMix. But still, it could appear in Rock Band too. They have Chemical Brothers in RB, so I figured, why not put in The Crystal Method as well.
    - Nebraska: Representing Nebraska is In The Year 2525 by Zager and Evans. Another good song that I like after having listening to it on Oldies Radio Stations. It's kinda a melancholy song, due to it's lyrics, but yet it's still a good song that I like. I think it would be a very nice fit for the last DLC of Rock Band 4, once we move on to Rock Band 5 for reals (Or alternatively, it could work in a Rock Band 5 Tracklist as well).
    - Colorado: Representing Colorado is Just What I Do by Legitimate Front. Last year, as part of a charitable event, Harmonix offered the song, She, from Legitimate Front's album, Off The Hook. I thought it was one of the most coolest things they ever did, and it was thanks to that event that I've gotten to listen to Legitimate Front. That was my sole reason for choosing that band for my Colorado choice. Just listened to this song recently, and I dig it. It's smooth, yet funky good.
    - North Dakota: Representing North Dakota is Take Good Care of My Baby by Bobby Vee. I loved this song, due to me, being a diehard fan of Oldies Radio Music. It's a sweet (Though, Bittersweet seems to fit the mood, due to the lyrics), yet cool song that I enjoyed listening to.
    - South Dakota: And Representing South Dakota is Things We Do by Indigenous. I got introduce to this band's music by my dad, and immediately taken a liking for this band. As soon as I read on Wikipedia that they were from South Dakota, I immediately chose this band for my South Dakota choice. Upon listening to this song, I've taken a liking for it. I thought it was a cool, awesome banger that I would like to see in Rock Band, someday. Anyways, without further ado. Here is Fritzy Katz's 50 US States Selections 04.



    - Bobby Vee - Take Good Care of My Baby (Band Tier: Solid)
    - The Crystal Method - Busy Child (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Indigenous - Things We Do (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Karma to Burn Waiting On The Western World (Feat. Daniel Davies (Band Tier: Nightmare))
    - Legitimate Front - Just What I Do (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Paw - The Bridge (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Quarterflash - Harden My Heart (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Soul Asylum - Runaway Train (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Zager and Evans - In The Year 2525 (Band Tier: Moderate)

    There's still some more intended Wishlist DLC to come. :)
  • This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for June 27th.

    With June 27th being the last day for Season 6 of Rock Band, I figured to release this pack to coincide with that season: A 6-song pack of Rewinds from my Rock Band 5 wishlist. It's been 2 years since I've first started my Wishlist Thread, and now one song from that said wishlist has been announced ever since starting my new one.

    This pack will have six songs: one song per decade. The six songs in this pack are...

    - Wooden Ships: First off is this song from one of the earliest known Supergroups, Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Another cool song that I've gotten to like, ever since listening to it on a recorded video of old recorded footages of my mom during her childhood. Crosby, Stills, and Nash is yet another long, overdue band that needs to be in Rock Band at some point. Well, we do have Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies in Rock Band, and it's only a matter of time before we get The Byrds and eventually, this supergroup.
    - Doctor Doctor (Live): Second is this song by UFO, from the album, Phenomenon. Though, since this is the live version of the said song from the live album, Strangers in the Night. The reason for choosing the live version over the studio version is because the former has a rock ending. Though, UFO seems more unlikely, due to how semi-obscure they are compared to others. But still, I would like to see this song in Rock Band, eventually...
    - Train Train: Third is this song, by famed Japanese punk band, The Blue Hearts, the first of three bands formed by the duo of Hiroto Komoto and Masatoshi Mashima. A really awesome Japanese band that I've gotten to like, ever since hearing a cover of one of their songs on a Internet Radio Station, but yet not many people would know about. Much like with UFO above, this song and band is pretty unlikely.
    - Touch, Peel, and Stand: Fourth is this song, by Days of the New. Another long overdue, 1990s Alternative Rock band that should've been in Rock Band at some point before Rock Band 4. I gotten to like this song a few years ago, which is my reason for including it into my Rock Band 5 Wishlist. Hopefully, it will come to Rock Band, either as official Rock Band 5 Tracklist song, or as a Rock Band 4 DLC.
    - Grounds For Divorce: Fifth is this song, by Elbow. It was thanks to Guitar Hero Live that I've gotten to like this cool, yet catchy banger. I'm surprised that I haven't heard of it when Guitar Hero was still a big thing, and I'm glad that I've gotten to listen to it as soon as I did. I'm hoping this song will come to Rock Band soon, because it's a good song that I like.
    - West Coast: Last, but not least, is this song, by Lana Del Rey. Now, here's yet another surprising long, overdue, artist that we probably should've gotten as soon as Rock Band 4 came out. Lana Del Rey has some really cool music that I gotten to like thanks to iTunes Radio, when it was still good (This song and Summertime Sadness are my faves from her discography). Well, since Season 7 is all about Contemporary. Here's hoping that we get something from Lana's discography soon.

    So without further ado, here is the Rock Band 5 Rewinds Selections Pack.



    =Rock Band 5 Rewinds Pack (All Songs are Rewinds)=
    - The Blue Hearts - Train Train
    - Crosby, Stills, and Nash - Wooden Ships
    - Days of the New - Touch, Peel, and Stand
    - Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
    - Lana Del Rey - West Coast
    - UFO - Doctor Doctor (Live)
    =RB52018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 3 Week 8: Journey's End=
    - Rainbow - Stargazer
    - Hikaru Utada - Simple and Clean
    - Rush - The Spirit of the Radio (Live)
    =Sidelights=
    - Worshipper - Step Behind
    - Coheed & Cambria - World of Lines
    - Aerosmith -Kings & Queens

    There's one more pack of Wishlist DLC that was originally intended for a day of June that is coming soon. :)
  • edited July 11
    This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for June 30th (The Day before Canada Day (July 1st)

    In (belated) celebration of Canada Day, I'll be presenting a 10 Song Pack of Canadian Bands and Artists. Similar to my 50 US States Selections series, it will cover all 10 Provinces of Canada. Of course, by Provinces, this means all regions, except for the three terrotories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavet). So, here are the ten songs, in order of which Province was established first...

    - Ontario: Representing Ontario is Try Honesty by Billy Talent. Considering that Ontario is the largest province of Canada, there are a lot of good bands from the province in question to choose from. But I went with Billy Talent, because I think the band in question deserves to be in Rock Band. Falling Leaves is going to be saved for another Wishlist thread, which is why I chose this song over it. I've listened to this song recently, and I can say that it's a pretty cool song that I like.
    - Quebec: Representing Quebec is Reflektor by Arcade Fire. I've probably mentioned it before, but I gotten to like Arcade Fire's stuff, after listening to it on Amazon Music. Last time, I've placed Everything Now as a Spotlight Pass song for my Rivals Season 2. Just listened to this one recently, and I have to say that it's a cool song. Different from AF's earlier stuff, but still a good song that I enjoyed listening to.
    - Nova Scotia: Representing Nova Scotia is All Over Town by April Wine. Somehow, slowly, but surely, I'm starting to like the Discography of April Wine, probably because I like Classic Rock in general. Of course, April Wine is another band that is unlikely to come (But if it does come, then the song in question would probably be Just Between You and Me, which I've posted on my first Wishlist Thread). But regardless, I've listened to this song recently, and I have to say that it's quite a banger that I like.
    - New Brunswick: Representing New Brunswick is L'Acadie des terres et forêts by Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, the only Canadian French-language song in the pack. I couldn't find a decent band from Wikipedia, so I turned to Bandcamp's website and found this band. I listened to this song, and I have to say that I find it a very catchy banger that I would like to have in Rock Band.
    - Manitoba: Representing Manitoba is Blue Collar by Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Apparently, I knew that BTO was from Manitoba, so choosing them for my Manitoba choice was a no-brainer. I'm happy that we got Takin' Care of Business in Rock Band, and I'm looking forward to the day that Let It Ride (as well as You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet) comes to Rock Band as well. I chose this song, because I thought the band's first studio album could use some little love. Listened to it just recently, and I have to say that's it's quite interesting (As in the "Nothing like I heard before" interesting), but I like it.
    - British Columbia: Representing British Columbia is Near To The Wild Heart of Life by Japandroids. Upon listening to this song just recently, I was like "Whoa! This song is really cool! I like it! How come I haven't heard it on Guitar Hero Live or an iTunes Radio Station?" I hope Harmonix would pick up this song soon (Probably during this season of Rivals, because they are focusing on Contemporary Hits).
    - Prince Edward Island: Representing Prince Edward Island is Stuck For The Summer by Two Hours Traffic. This song is yet another cool song that I've gotten to like, after listening to it recently. But also, yet another song that is obscure in my country that is probably going to be an unlikely get for Harmonix. But then again, I would like to be proven wrong, if they do manage to get it as DLC.
    - Saskatchewan: Representing Saskatchewan is Feeling Good by The Sheepdogs. Last time, I've included this band as part of my Fritzy Katz's British Selections series to coincide with the Olympics, because I heard some good things about them, and after listening to the song I've chosen for that pack, I taken a liking for the band's sound. Upon listening to this song recently, I still feel the same way: I liked how cool the song sounds like.
    - Alberta: Representing Alberta is a Rewind from Rock Band 3, The Con by Tegan and Sara. It was the first song I heard from them, as it was included in Rock Band 3. At first, I struggled with this song on Expert Vocals. But now that I'm getting better on Expert Vocals, I feel like this song is a walk in the park for me. Of course, having said that however, it's still a tricky song on Vocals. But it's also a good song to listen to.
    - Newfoundland and Labrador: And finally, representing Newfoundland and Labrador is Fast As I Can by Great Big Sea. Seeing how most of the songs in this pack are either from 2000s or 2010s, I needed a 1990s song, and I chose this one because it fitted the era. Upon listen, I can say that I liked it. I thought it was a nice, gentle, yet soothing song that I could listen to on a rainy day. And without further ado, I present Fritzy Katz's 10 Canadian Provinces Pack.



    - April Wine - All Over Town (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Arcade Fire - Reflektor (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Blue Collar (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Billy Talent - Try Honesty (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Great Big Sea - Fast As I Can (Band Tier: Warmup)
    - Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart of Life (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire - L'Acadie des terres et forêts (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - The Sheepdogs - Feeling Good (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Tegan and Sara - The Con (Rock Band 3 Rewind)
    - Two Hours Traffic - Stuck For The Summer (Band Tier: Moderate)

    And that's it for June's Wishlist DLC. Later to come will be the first Wishlist DLC of July, starting with one that's intended for July 1st. :)
  • edited August 17
    This DLC was intended for July 1st (In case you're wondering, I've changed my Avatar for today, from my recognizable Judy and Nick from Zootopia avatar to a boss character from a Mega Man X game (Vanishing Gungaroo from Mega Man X7). This will be my Avatar until the release of Mega Man X Legacy Collection. :) )

    The first DLC for July is the last entry of Fritzy Katz's 50 US States Selections series. And joining that, because July 1st is the start of the new month, is the 7th Entry of Monthly Deep Cuts series. First, we'll cover the Monthly Deep Cuts. This Monthly Deep-Cuts pack has Cluster Pluck by Brad Paisley, from the album, Play. Words I Couldn't Say by Rascals Flatts, from the album, Me and My Gang. And Magnolia by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, from the album, You're Gonna Get It.

    I'm pretty satisfied with the Deep Cuts I've chosen for this month, as I like all 3 of them. Of the 3, Magnolia would have to be my favorite. Oh yes, and also being released on July 1st is the Cuphead Boss Battle Song, Floral Fury, for those who hasn't played the Sidelights during my Season 3 Rivals Mode Weekly Challenges. For Season 4, this one will have a very fun theme. The entire theme for Season 4 will be dedicated to Hirohiko Araki's Jojo Bizarre Adventures.

    When I was growing up in the 1990s, I read in a Playstation Game Artical about a fighting game that caught my interest. It was a Fighting Game for Jojo's Bizarre Adventures made by Capcom. When I read it, I thought it looked interesting. So I turned to the Internet to do some research on the game. Surprisingly, I learned that Jojo's Bizarre Adventure was a Manga series.

    But what made me into a diehard fan of the series is the series' references to music. Because of that, I gotten hooked on JJBA ever since. And currently, the series is still going (It's currently on it's 8th Story Arc, Jojolion). And recently, the 5th Arc, Golden Wind or Vento Aureo, will be getting it's Anime Adaptation, which I am looking forward to. But enough about that, let's talk about the songs in the last entry for my Fritzy Katz's 50 US States Selection series.

    This entry will cover the states of Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii. The songs in this pack are...

    - Montana: Lycanthropy by Iron Cemetery (Had to look this band up on Bandcamp)
    - Washington: In Bloom by Nirvana (Rewind from the first Rock Band game)
    - Idaho: Paul Revere & The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
    - Wyoming: The Lillingtons - Insect Nightmares (Same deal with my Montana Choice)
    - Utah: Neon Trees - Your Surrender
    - Oklahoma: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt.1 (Rewind from the second Rock Band game)
    - New Mexico: Beirut - East Harlem
    - Arizona: Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
    - Alaska: Portugal. The Man - Sleep Forever
    - Hawaii: Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song

    So, without further ado, here is Fritzy Katz's 50 US States Selections 05 and Monthly Deep Cuts 07.



    =Fritzy Katz's 50 US States Selections 05=
    - Beirut - East Harlem (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    - The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt.1 (Rock Band 3 Rewind)
    - Iron Cemetery - Lycanthropy (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - The Lillingtons - Insect Nightmares (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Mr.Mister - Broken Wings (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    - Neon Trees - Your Surrender (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Nirvana - In Bloom (Rock Band 1 Rewind)
    - Paul Revere & The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian (Band Tier: Moderate))
    - Portugal. The Man - Sleep Forever (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =Monthly Deep Cuts 07=
    - Brad Paisley - Cluster Pluck (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Rascal Flatts - Words I Couldn't Say (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Magnolia (Band Tier: Solid)
    =Extra Song=
    - Kristofer Maddigan - Floral Fury (Offered as DLC for those who didn't played Season 3's Sidelights)

    I'm almost caught up on my schedule. I just have one more set of Wishlist DLC intended for one day, as well as one that is intended for today. Once I finish those, I'll be all done. :)
  • edited July 12
    This DLC was originally intended for July 8th.

    For the DLC that was originally intended for last Sunday, we have the second entry of Classic Underground. We have 4 interesting never before heard of or obscure Classic Rock Bands that are overlooked by Classic Rock fans. And our four bands for this week is...

    - Bloodrock: From Fort Worth, Texas hails this band, which is famous for the song "D.O.A." Even though, it is far from a obscure Classic Rock Band, as it has a fair fan-base in the classic rock community. Many Modern-era Classic Rock fans haven't heard their other songs (Even I wasn't aware of this band until I watched a video from Dylan Legraves). For this pack, I am choosing the song, It's a Sad World. This is the Spotlight Pass song for the first Season 4 Week. Upon listening to it in full, I dig the song. I think it's a cool banger.
    - Buffalo: Next is this somewhat famous band from Sydney, Australia. This was one of the first bands of the late Slide Guitarist from Rose Tattoo, Pete Wells. They were one of the earliest Hard Rock Bands from the Land Down Under. The Band is notorious for the album covers for their two albums: Volcanic Rock and Only Want You For Your Body. But in spite of this notoriety, Volcanic Rock is considered the band's most memorable and beloved album by Hardcore Classic Rock fans. The song, Freedom, which is my choice for this pack, was covered by the Screaming Trees. It's another cool song that I've gotten to like.
    - Captain Beyond: Third is this supergroup formed by former members of Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, and Johnny Winter's backing band. When it comes to Supergroups, they tend to put out really good music that is just as good as the member's original bands. This supergroup is no exception. My choice for this pack is Raging River of Fear from the band's self-titled Album. Upon listen, I was like "Wow! This is a really cool banger! It's a darn shame that Harmonix will not likely pick it up for Rock Band DLC." Currently, this band is still active.
    - Truth and Janey: Last, but not least, is this band four piece band from Iowa, which takes it's name from both Jeff Beck's album, Truth, and the last name of the band's bandleader, Billy Lee Janey. They are best known for the album, No Rest For The Wicked. And from that album, my choice for this pack will be The Light. Upon listening to it, I would say that this is my second favorite song from my choices. It's another cool banger that we're not probably going to get for Rock Band DLC, due to how obscure it is.

    This pack will be joined by a pair of singles. And starting from this week until the end of my Season 4 Rivals Week, it will follow a theme: Spelling out the name of a Arc from Jojo's Bizarre Adventures. And since this is the first week, it would be fair to start off with Phantom Blood. Regarding how they're going to be spelled out: It will take some names from either the band or the song title. So, our two singles are...

    - Phantom: For the Phantom part of "Phantom Blood", the first single is Phantom Limb by Gone Is Gone, yet another Supergroup, that is formed of members of Mastodon, At The Drive-In, and Queens of the Stone Age. A recent song from a supergroup who currently has 2 albums at the moment. It's yet cool song that I've gotten to like after listening to it recently. Hopefully, if we ever get a Rewind of At The Drive-In's One Armed Scissor, we could get some Gone Is Gone stuff along the way.
    - Blood: For the Blood part of "Phantom Blood", the next single is Bad Blood by Bastille, which is from my Tracklist for my Rock Band 5. It was thanks to iTunes Radio (When it was still good), that I've gotten to enjoy Bastille's stuff. This song and Pompeii are two songs that I enjoy listening to. So, without further ado, here is Classic Underground 02.



    =Classic Underground 02=
    - Bloodrock - It's a Sad World (Band Tier: Challenging (SPOTLIGHT PASS SONG))
    - Buffalo - Freedom (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Captain Beyond - Raging River of Fear (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Truth and Janey - The Light (Band Tier: Impossible)
    =Singles=
    - Bastille - Bad Blood (Rock Band 5 Rewind)
    - Gone Is Gone - Phantom Limb (Band Tier: Challenging)

    And with that, I have caught up with my Wishlist DLC schedule! And later on, I'll be presenting Today's Wishlist DLC. I hope you're looking forward to it. :)
  • This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for yesterday. (I originally planned to do it yesterday, but it was getting late. So I decided to post it today).

    As you are aware, this month is July. July is known for being the National Ice Cream Month and the National Hot Dog Month. When I think of this fact, I immediately thought of Diners, as both Hot Dogs and Ice Creams can be found in those. And when I thought of Diners, I immediately thought of one of my favorite kinds of music: Oldies Radio Music.

    And that's exactly what my Wishlist DLC for yesterday is: A 8-song pack of Oldies Radio Music. I selected these 8 songs for my pack: Only You (And You Alone) by The Platters, Butterfly by Charlie Gracie, Diana by Paul Anka, Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day, Dream Lover by Bobby Darin, You're Sixteen by Johnny Burnette, Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe, and Green Onions by Booker T. and the MG's.

    And now, Rock Band Rivals Season 7 has started, and once again, I'll be providing packs or sets of Singles that follows the same theme as the current week for Rivals. And this week's theme is Spotlight Song Artists. So I'll be presenting a set of 8 Singles that follows this theme. Each of them represents a different Spotlight Song Artist from a Different Season (Including the current season). The 8 Singles are...

    - Season 0: For the first of the 8 Seasons, Season 0, I'll be using a Rewind from Rock Band 1, Orange Crush by R.E.M (Which represents the very first challenge week for Rivals Mode (Songs with Love in their name). Back before Rock Band came, I haven't listened to much R.E.M, but once it did came, I've gotten to know this song, which became one of my faves.
    - Season 1: For Season 1, I'll be using another Rewind. This is one is from Rock Band 4, it's Halls of Valhalla by Judas Priest. It was thanks to Guitar Hero that I've gotten into Judas Priest's stuff, and upon playing this song on Rock Band 4, I thought it was another cool song that I've gotten to like. Having said that, however, I'm still waiting for the day that Painkiller comes to Rock Band 4 as a Rewind.
    - Season 2: For Season 2, I'll be using a song that is in Rock Band 4, but not as DLC. It's Catch The Blade by Duck & Cover, one of the menu songs from Rock Band 4. Daniel Sussman from Harmonix sure does knows how to rock the guitar. He was the guitarist for The Acro-Brats, and he's currently the Guitarist for this band as well (Who knew). I wouldn't mind getting another song from his new band, if Harmonix feels like it. About the song, I think it's a really cool song that I've gotten to enjoy.
    - Season 3: For Season 3, I'll be using High & Dry by Radiohead. Before Season 3 came, I was positive that we would never get another Radiohead song, ever. But when Season 3 came, Harmonix proved me wrong, which really made my day. This song is another cool song that I've gotten to like, after listening to it recently. I'm still waiting for the day that Paranoid Android comes to Rock Band 4 as DLC, though.
    - Season 4: For Season 4, I'll be using Paradise by Coldplay, from the album, Mylo Xyloto. It's the Owl's favorite band, and one of the few bands that most of the Rock Band Community is getting sick of. Having said that, however, there's still some Coldplay songs that I would love to have on Rock Band, at the right possible moment: That song from Rock Band VR, Birds, as well as Shiver, and In My Place from the Guitar Hero main games, Violet Hill, and this song. It's a nice, smooth, and soothing song that I enjoyed.
    - Season 5: For Season 5, my next song is this song by another band that is part of the December 2016 Update Patch for Rock Band Rivals. It's Sanctuary Cities by Parlour Bells. Another one of my favorite songs from the December 2016 patch is Never Let 'Em Hold You Back. I thought it reminded me of what David Bowie did back in his younger days, and I thought it was a very fun song on Vocals. This song also has the same feeling, and I wouldn't mind seeing it in Rock Band.
    - Season 6: For Season 6, my next song is The Hell Song by Sum 41. Just listened to this one, just today, and I have to say that I've enjoyed listening to it. I thought it was a really, cool, banger that I've gotten to like. No wonder why people had this song in their Wishlists. I wouldn't mind seeing this song in Rock Band, eventually.
    - Season 7: And for the current Season of Rivals, 7. Well, since it's the starting week for that said season, my choice is an Aerosmith song, and it's from the album, Just Push Play. It's Beyond Beautiful, which I've gotten to like, thanks to Guitar Hero Aerosmith. And so, without further ado, here is Fritzy Katz's Jukebox Selections 01.



    =Fritzy Katz's Jukebox Selections 01=
    - Bobby Darin - Dream Lover (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Charlie Gracie - Butterfly (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    - Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Paul Anka - Diana (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - The Platters - Only You (And You Alone (Band Tier: Warmup))
    =Singles=
    - Aerosmith - Beyond Beautiful (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Coldplay - Paradise (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    - Duck & Cover - Catch The Blade (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Judas Priest - Halls of Valhalla (Rock Band 4 Rewind)
    - Parlour Bells - Sanctuary Cities (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Radiohead - High & Dry (Band Tier: Solid)
    - R.E.M. - Orange Crush (Rock Band 1 Rewind)
    - Sum 41 - The Hell Song (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =RB52018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 4 Week 1: Phantom Blood=
    - The Doobie Brothers - Without You
    - Bloodrock - It's a Sad World
    - Yes - Roundabout

    Expect to see more Wishlist DLC on Sunday as usual. :)
  • I'm back :)

    First of all, I apologize for the long unannounced Hiatus, but I got attracted to the beauty of a RPG known as Octopath Traveler, which was created by Square-Enix. I was watching the gameplay on YouTube, because I was interested in getting it for my birthday (Since I do love playing Japanese RPG games). But I know that I promised some wishlist DLC for a week for July, so I'm going to make up for that long hiatus, by presenting this special Wishlist DLC that I made in response to news that has been gaining some buzz on Twitter.

    Just yesterday, I saw something that caught my interest: The legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was reported to be "gravely ill", which is sad (But unfortunately, inevitable, as Aretha is pretty old), because as I mentioned before, I love Oldies Radio Music, and Aretha's discography is the type of music that is played on Oldies Radio Stations, and I do like her stuff.

    Though, normally, I would do this type of pack if a artist or a important band member of a band has passed away, but I'm doing it for a special case. So, for today, I'll be presenting a 8-Song Pack of Aretha Franklin's Discography. But with so many songs and albums to count, I'll be dividing it into 3 eras of her discography. There will be 2 songs from the Columbia Era, 4 songs from the Atlantic Era (Which is the most well known and beloved), and 2 from the Arista Era. These are the 8 Songs in this pack.

    - Today, I Sing The Blues: First off is this song from the Columbia Era, which she did with Ray Bryant's band. There is a rerecorded version from Soul '69 that she did, but the version I'm using is the original 1960 version. I have to say that it's a pretty nice song, definitely different from what she did in the Atlantic Records Era. I haven't listened to the rerecorded version of the song, yet, but I'll probably do at some point.
    - Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody: Second is this song, also from the Columbia Era, which is a cover of a Al Jolson, from the album, The Electrifying Aretha Franklin. Again, another nice song that is different from what I'm normally familiar with.
    - Respect: Third is the first song from the ever-so-popular Atlantic Era of Aretha's vast discography. I've gotten to know this song from Richard Simmons' Sweatin' To The Oldies 2 (That series is the reason why I love Oldies Radio Music). It's a cool song that I enjoyed listening to from Aretha's Discography.
    - (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman: Fourth is this song, also from the Atlantic Era. I like this song for it's mellow, and soulful mood. Sure, it probably isn't a good choice for Rock Band, now with the Keys gones. But still, it's a amazing song that I enjoyed listening to.
    - Chain of Fools: Fifth is this song, which is also from the Atlantic Era. It's another one of my favorites from Aretha's vast discography. It's got the soul, it's got energy, it's got the Funky Vibe that I enjoy in most R&B/Soul/Funk songs. It's another good song that deserves to be in Rock Band, at some point.
    - Think: Sixth is this song, the fourth from the Atlantic Era. Now this is the song from Aretha that needs to be in Rock Band, sooner or later. It's my personal favorite from her discography, and it has good instrumentation that would make it a fun song to play in Online Play or Parties.
    - Freeway of Love: Seventh is this song, from the Arista Era. The 1980s proved that Aretha still has it, even when competing against then-at-the-time newer artists like Madonna and such, and this song is a good example of it. It's a cool song that I enjoyed, but is it any better then what she did at Atlantic? Well, no, but it's still a good song that I like.
    - I Knew You Were Waiting For Me: Last, but not least, is this duet that she did with the late George Michael (And in speaking of George Michael, Rock Band needs to get something off of Wham's Discography, as soon as possible). It's an amazing duet that I've gotten to like, after listening to it recently.

    So, without further ado, here is Aretha Franklin: Then and Now.



    - Chain of Fools (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Freeway of Love (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - I Knew You Were Waiting For Me (Feat. George Michael (Band Tier: Solid))
    - Respect (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Think (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Today, I Sing The Blues (Tier: Moderate)
    - (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman (Band Tier: Solid)

    There's still more Wishlist DLC that was originally planned to come. But first, there will be one more extra Wishlist DLC that I've been wanting to do at some time. I'm sure you will like it and I hope you like my special Aretha Franklin Wishlist DLC. :)
  • edited August 15
    Our next special Wishlist DLC is dedicated to video games. And in speaking of Video Games, another RBN Song that I had in this thread will be coming back to Rock Band 4, as Official DLC. And that song is...

    - Pac-Man Fever by Buckner & Garcia

    A nice little novelty track that I like, and should've been official Rock Band DLC from the get-go (It makes me wonder why songs like this, and others like Higher, Paralyzer, Bodies, St.Elmo's Fire, and such were posted as RBN Songs as opposed to Official Rock Band DLC, sometimes). It's a nice, funny, yet cool song that is dedicated to the beloved Arcade Classic, Pac-Man (One of the very first Video Games that I've played as a child).

    Anyways, now, onto our special Wishlist DLC. It's a 3-song pack dedicated to three SquareEnix games made by Tomoya Asano. In case you don't know who that is, Tomoya Asano is the man responsible for the creation of Octopath Traveler, which I've mentioned in the post above you. He is also the guy who created a minor RPG series from SquareEnix known as Bravely Default.

    The games that he made has wonderfully, beautiful music that captures the vibe of a Traditional Japanese RPG, which is one of my favorite type of music from video games. So, for this pack, I'll be presenting these three songs from these three games. And those songs are...

    - Bravely Default: From the game, Bravely Default, I'll be presenting the Boss Theme for the Jobmaster Bosses: He Of The Name (Or That Person's Name Is, however you want to call it), which is composed by Sound Horizon's Revo. Every song that Revo makes is amazing (The Attack On Titan Song that is in the tracklist is a good example of that), and this song is no exception. It's a truely amazing song that captures the fantasy setting of Bravely Default. I am aware that there is a vocal version of the song, and I probably should've used that. But I opted for the instrumental version that is in the game instead, because that is my favorite version of the song in general.
    - Bravely Second: From Bravely Second, the squeal to the above game, I'll be presenting the Boss Theme for Kaiser Oblivion, the main villain of the game. SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HASN'T BEATEN THIS GAME
    No, not really. The main true villian is his fairy minion, Anna, who works for the True True Atagonist, Providence
    , which is composed by Supercell's ryo. Supercell did the song Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari, which is the ending theme for the anime, Bakemonogatari. At first, I figured at first "Meh, Revo did a better job at making RPG music. So there's no way that ryo would make RPG music as good as Revo, right?" Boy, I was proven wrong. In spite being on a different level than Sound Horizon, ryo proved that he can make RPG Music just as good as Revo (Which I've learned, after listening to Battle of Trials, which is the Boss Theme for the New Jobmasters from this game). And this song is also a good example of this, it's a another cool boss theme that I gotten to like in recent times.
    - Octopath Traveler: Last, but not least, we have the newest addition to Tomoya Asano's contributions to SquareEnix: Octopath Traveler. The game's composer is Yasunori Nishiki, the guy who composed the music for Granblue Fantasy The Animation. He did an incredible job in composing music for this game. It sounded like something out of Ni No Kuni, or Final Fantasy IX (Both of these games has really beautiful sounding music). Anyways, for this game, I'll be choosing Primrose The Dancer, the main theme for the character in question, who is one of the 8 main protagonists from this game. I chose this song, because it has guitar in it, and sounds like a good choice for Rock Band (Though, probably won't appear in Rock Band at some point, considering how big SquareEnix is compared to what Harmonix is nowadays, a small company). It captures the beauty and sadness of Primrose's character arc, and it sounds really beautiful. So, without further ado, here is the Tomoya Asano: Music Collection pack.



    - Revo - He Of The Name (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - ryo - Battle of Oblivion (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Yasunori Nishiki - Primrose The Dancer (Band Tier: Challenging)

    More Wishlist DLC will be coming once per day. And after I caught up on my schedule, then it's back to the usual once per Sunday. :)
  • "Next, you're going to see FriztyKatz type "This DLC was originally intended for July 15th."

    This DLC was originally intended for July 15th (And yes, that was a JJBA Reference)

    This next pack, that was originally intended for July 15th, is the next entry of the Class of Rock Band 2 Reunion series. And this one is a 10-song pack.

    The songs in this pack are...
    - Believe by Disturbed
    - Big Me by Foo Fighters
    - Calm Like a Bomb by Rage Against The Machine
    - It's a Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock'n Roll) by AC/DC
    - Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
    - New World Man by Rush
    - Statesboro Blues by The Allman Brothers Band
    - Song For America by Kansas
    - Who's Crying Now by Journey
    - Wonderboy by Tenacious D

    This pack will be joined by a set of two singles that has no ties to the pack. And as usual, this set will follow the theme of spelling out a Arc from Hirohiko Araki's Jojo's Bizarre Adventures. And this set will spell out "Battle Tendency". So we have a modern Rock Band with the word "Battle" in it, and a Metal Band that has the word "Tendencies" in the name, that has been in the Tracklist for Guitar Hero 2. The two singles are...

    - Battle: For the "Battle" part of Battle Tendency, the first single is Feel The Same by Battle Tapes. Another cool band that I've gotten to enjoy in recent times. What I like about Indie bands is that they aren't afraid to try new sounds that are different from traditional Alternative Rock bands, and this band is no exception. This song is a cool song that I gotten to like after first listen.
    - Tendency: For the "Tendency" part of Battle Tendency, the second single is Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies, a song that is not only in my Rock Band VR 2 tracklist, but also in the tracklist of Guitar Hero 2. It's one of the most angriest, but also one of the most badass songs that I've gotten to enjoy, thanks to Guitar Hero 2. So, without further ado, here is the Class of Rock Band 2 Reunion 08.



    =Class of Rock Band 2 Reunion=
    - AC/DC - It's a Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock'n Roll) (Band Tier: Moderate (SPOTLIGHT PASS SONG)
    - The Allman Brothers Band - Statesboro Blues (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Disturbed - Believe (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Foo Fighters - Big Me (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Journey - Who's Crying Now (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Kansas - Song For America (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Rage Against The Machine - Calm Like a Bomb (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Rush - New World Man (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Tenacious D - Wonderboy (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    =Singles=
    - Battle Tapes - Feel The Same (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized (Band Tier: Impossible)

    You're probably wondering why Institutionalized's Vocal Tiers is a Devil-Tier song, in spite of being mostly talkies. Well, I tiered it as such, because of the frantic parts that comes after "They Just Keep Bugging Me" and "All I Wanted Was a Pepsi" and "How can you say what my best interest is" parts.

    There will some more Wishlist DLC that was intended for July tomorrow. :)
  • This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for July 18th.

    Our next Wishlist DLC is a 3-song pack of a recent addition to female-fronted bands, Halestorm. Before Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live, I wasn't aware of Halestorm, until Guitar Hero Live announced Love Bites (So Do I) for it's tracklist. When I gave it a listen, I've enjoyed every second of it. I thought "Wow! This is a really cool song... How come I haven't heard it prior?"

    So, this pack will have 3 songs from Halestorm's discography. Those 3 songs are...

    - I Get Off: First, I'll start off with this song, from Halestorm's self-titled first album. Upon first listen, yesterday, I thought that this is just as cool as the two Halestorm Songs that I know (Love Bites and I Miss The Misery). Though, if we do get more Halestorm songs, then it's likely this song or Love Bites that will come as DLC or the song choice for Harmonix's official Rock Band 5.
    - Love Bites (So Do I): Next is the song that got me introduced to Halestorm's discography, thanks to Guitar Hero Live. I had it in my Rock Band 5's Tracklist, which replaced Paramore's Ain't It Fun. It's easily my favorite song from Halestorm's discography, and the one that I hope comes next to Rock Band as DLC or as the song choice for Harmonix's official Rock Band 5.
    - Uncomfortable: The last song in the Halestorm pack is this song, from Halestorm's newest album, Vicious. Now, this is a really cool banger (Yeah, it does have some F-Words in the lyrics, but I can tolerate it) that I've gotten to enjoy yesterday. I wouldn't be surprised if Harmonix got this song before the two songs above it first, if Halestorm was doing a tour for their album.

    Joining the Halestorm 3-song pack, is another 3-song pack. But this one will cover the discography of the music artist who has the most songs in the Hot 100 Airplay Charts, to match a theme for the current season of rivals. And since this was supposed to be for July 18, and on that week, it was a week dedicated to Radio Songs. And that artist who has the most songs in the Hot 100 Airplay Charts is Rihanna.

    Rihanna, much like with most Electropop artists, is another guilty pleasure favorite of mine. There's a few songs I like from her discography, and a few that would work for Rock Band (Which I'm surprised that Harmonix hasn't even gotten anything from her yet). So, for her pack, I'll be presenting these songs.

    - Pon De Replay: Interesting story that is apparently true: first time I heard this song was on Neopets, on a web-radio they have on their mini-game section (It was via there that I've also gotten to listen to Rascal Flatts' cover of Life Is A Highway). At first, I didn't cared for the song, as I thought it was "Meh". But then when Dance Central came out, I gave it a second listen and then thought "OMG, wow, I can't believe I dismissed this song earlier, because it sounds so good." And that's how a song that I originally didn't cared for became one of my favorites. It's a pretty cool song that I've gotten to enjoy, and primary reason why I enjoyed Rihanna's stuff.
    - Umbrella: I've gotten to listen to this song, when it was announced for Just Dance 4's tracklist. Like with the above song, I enjoyed it, because it sounds not only cool, but amazing. Plus, it also has some guitar parts in it, so as far as Rihanna songs go, this would be suitable for Rock Band, along with Shut Up and Drive, and this next song, which is...
    - California King Bed: Last, but least, is this song, which I've gotten to listen to when it was in Guitar Hero Live. At first, I thought "Whut? Rihanna in Guitar Hero, are you serious?" But it wasn't until I've listened to the song that I was blown away by that amazing guitar work in the song, curiosity of Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt. It's a wonderfully made work of art that I've gotten to enjoy, thanks to Guitar Hero Live.

    So, without further ado, I present the Halestorm 01 and Rihanna 01 packs.



    =Halestorm 01=
    - I Get Off (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Love Bites (So Do I) (Rock Band 5 Rewind)
    - Uncomfortable (Band Tier: Impossible)
    =Rihanna 01=
    - California King Bed (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Pon De Replay (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    - Umbrella (Feat. Jay-Z (Band Tier: Solid)
    =RB52018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 4 Week 2: Battle Tendency=
    - Rammstein - Waidmanns Heil*
    - AC/DC - It's a Long Way To The Top (If You Really Wanna Rock'n Roll)
    - The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
    (* - Reason for Rammstein: It's to represent Rudol von Stroheim, who is an important character in JJBA's Battle Tendency)

    More Wishlist DLC will come tomorrow. Oh, and one last thing before I forget.

    #RIPArethaFranklin
  • edited August 18
    This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for July 22.

    Next Wishlist DLC we have is the next entry of my New Album Previews packs. The one for this pack will preview songs from the newest album from Daron Malakian's recently reformed side-project, Scars On Broadway, Dictator. It's nice to see that the guitarist of System of a Down is willing to record new albums for his side-project band.

    The song choices for this pack that I've chosen are Lives, Dictator, and Guns Are Loaded. I've listened to all three just today, and they all sound really cool. Of the three, my favorite is the Album's Title Track, because it is a banger. But the Spotlight Pass song will be Lives, because it reflects the upcoming Challenge Theme for my Rivals Mode perfectly. The next challenge theme will be Stardust Crusaders, which is named after the Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Arc of the same name. It was the one arc that got me into not only JJBA, but also music in general. (For those who don't want to be spoiled...)

    The six main protagonists do not survive the duration of JJBA (In SC, Avdol, Kakyoin, and Iggy dies in battle against the last two foes. In VA, Polnareff gets "killed", but his soul gets transfered into Coco Jamboo (The Turtle Stand-user). Jotaro dies in SO, and it is implied that Joseph died either sometime between DIU and SO or is erased from existance due to the power of Enrico Pucci's Made In Heaven Stand. The lyrics in SOB's Lives can easily relate to this.


    Joining this pack will be a set of singles. As usual, they will follow the theme of spelling out a Arc from Hirohiko Araki's Jojo's Bizarre Adventures. And since I've already said that the next challenge theme will be based around JJBA's Stardust Crusaders, the two singles will spell out that arc in question. We have a song called Stardust, and a song by a band with the word "Crusaders" in their name. So, our two songs are...

    - Stardust: For the "Stardust" part of Stardust Crusaders, we have the song Stardust by MIKA, who is famous for the songs Grace Kelly, Big Girl You Are Beautiful, and Lollipop (The last two songs are in Ubisoft's Just Dance series). Upon listen, I can easily tell that it's different from the sounds that he did on the Life In Cartoon Motion album. But still, it's a good different, never the less. I thought it was a cool song, upon first listen. Of course, I'm using the original version, not the duet version that appeared in Songbook Vol.1.
    - Crusaders: For the "Crusaders" part of Stardust Crusaders, we have the song Street Life by The Crusaders, which is in Grand Theft Auto V. Now this is a really cool song that I've gotten to enjoy upon first listen. It's a funky, and jazzy little number that I would like to see in Rock Band at some point. Of course, if we do get it, it will probably be sold at a higher price, much like with In-Da-Gadda-Da-Vida, considering that it is a 11-minute song, which I do not mind.

    But wait, there's more. In speaking of Stardust Crusaders. A voice actor from that season of the JJBA Anime had passed away, just recently. That person is Unshou Ishizuka, who did the voice of Joseph Joestar. Which is rather sad, because he did a really good job on doing Joseph's voice (Here's a compilation of his work as Joseph saying his famous "OH MY GOD!" and similiar quotes). In addition to Joseph, he also did Professor Oak from Pokémon, Ryotaro Dojima from Persona 4, Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop and others.

    So, in honor of him, I'll be presenting this Extra Song: The Real Folk Blues by Yoko Kanno's side-project band, Seatbelts, from the anime, Cowboy Bebop.. I've used this song as the send-off song for my previous Wishlist Thread, and I feel like this is the perfect song for a send-off song for a amazing Japanese Voice Actor whose been in the business since 1984. And it's a really cool song that I like, because it sounds so melancholy, yet beautiful at the same time. So, without further ado, here is New Album Preview 11.



    =New Album Preview 11 (Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway - Dictator)
    - Lives (Band Tier: Challenging (SPOTLIGHT PASS SONG)
    - Dictator (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Guns Are Loaded (Band Tier: Moderate)
    =Singles=
    - MIKA - Stardust (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - The Crusaders - Street Life (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    =Extra Song=
    - Yoko Kanno and Seatbelts - The Real Folk Blues (Band Tier: Impossible)

    About the characters shown on the Wishlist DLC Card, it's the Stardust Crusaders Protagonists, in the style of the Stand, Thoth. I copy-drew the faces from images I found on the link I provided, except for Kakyoin, which I made from scratch.

    More Wishlist DLC will be coming tomorrow. :)

    QUICK EDIT: Sent a type-error version of the Wishlist DLC Card that has Unshou Ishizuka's name as Unshou Ishikawa by mistake. Replaced it with the spelling corrected version.
  • edited August 18
    This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for July 24 (In celebration of the release of Mega Man X Legacy Collection)

    As I mentioned before, I am a fan of the Megaman Franchise, made by Capcom. The X series are my favorite overall, because of several things: 1. The Protagonists can climb walls, which isn't present in the Megaman Classic series. 2. It has the best secondary protagonist, Zero, who is my overall favorite character from that series. And 3. It has really awesome music that I enjoyed listening to.

    But what you probably aren't aware of is this: In the Japanese version of certain entries of the game has awesome Anime-esque theme music that you won't hear in the Western versions. And this Wishlist DLC that I have here is exactly that: The Japanese Theme Songs for 6 games from the Megaman X Series. Of course, those games in question are the official entries, and not side games like Command Mission (Which has, in my opinion, the best Japanese Theme song of the entire X Series). The six songs are...

    - Megaman X3 (Playstation Version): For the Japan-Exclusive Playstation Version of Megaman X3, we have One More Time by Kotono Shibuya. X3 is the last entry for the SNES Trilogy (Which includes X1 and X2), and was the first Megaman X game to appear on Playstation (Predating X4, which was the first Megaman X Game to appear in the western shores). In this one, it introduces a playable Zero (Though, only partially playable. He becomes fully playable in X4). It also has, in my honest opinion, the hardest Sigma Battle ever. The song that appears in the Japanese Playstation Version of this game is a good song that I liked.
    - Megaman X4: For Megaman X4, we have Makenai Ai Ga Kitto Aru by Yukie Nakama. X4 is the first entry for the Playstation trilogy (Which includes X5 and X6). It was this game that solidify my love for the X Series, because it was the first game that has a fully playable Zero. And it also has in my opinion, the best Maverick Stage Bosses of the entire X series (X1 has some good bosses, too, thus making them my second favorite). And this song is also another good song that I like, because it sounds like something out of a 1990s-Anime.
    - Megaman X5: For Megaman X5, we have Monkey by Mosquito Milk (Which is fronted by X's voice actor for X5-X7, Showtaro Morikubo (Who also did Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4), who is also an incredible singer by the way). This game was also the one that introduces Alia, and is also the only game in the series where (Yep, you're hearing this right) you can fight X as a Boss if playing as Zero. The game also has some cool bosses, but also has ridiculous names that are based on those of members of Guns'N Roses (Which was fixed, thanks to the release of Legacy Collection). This song, which only appears in the Japanese Version, is my 3rd favorite Japanese X Series Theme Music (My first is Jonetsu Setsuna from Command Mission, which is not in this pack, unfortunately). It's a awesome banger, provided by X's voice actor at the time.
    - Megaman X6: For Megaman X6, we have The Answer by Showtaro Morikubo. This theme song, along with it's companion, Moonlight (Also done by Morikubo), and the ending theme I.D.E.A, are the only Japanese theme songs that appeared in the localized version of a X Series Game, which I thought was pretty impressive, because this is a really cool song that sounds similar to a Linkin Park song. Although, Megaman X6 was viewed as a bad game by many gamers for it's bad translation, and felt like it was rushed. While I do not blame them, but I thought that X6 was a good game. Sure, it has some annoying Boss Battles (Infinity Mijinion, Nightmare Mother, High Max, and Gate are good examples of this), but it also has awesome stage music, and the Reploid Rescue is a cool concept, at least for me.
    - Megaman X7: For Megaman X7, we have Code Crush by Rina Aiuchi. While X6 may have been viewed as bad for it's translations, X7 is regarded as the worst game in the series for the fact that it's a 3d-game that strays from the game's original 2D tradition, which makes boss battles more a test of luck for the player, than a actual challenge. And also for other reasons (If "Burn! Burn! Burn To The Ground!" wasn't enough to make a dedicated Megaman X gamer to turn a blind eye to X7, then it's surely either Axl's whiny kid voice (This is the game that debuts him by the way) or the fact that you don't get to play as X from the start that will do the deed). Having said that, however, I thought the game in question was actually quite decent. And the game does has some good stage music. This theme song, which only appears in the Japanese Version of the game, is my second favorite Japanese X Series Theme Music.
    - Megaman X8: Last, but not least. For Megaman X8, we have Wild Fang by Janne Da Arc. X8 is an improvement from X7, and it's my 3rd favorite game from the X Series overall. It's the only game in the series, where the final boss isn't Sigma (SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HASN'T PLAYED X8)
    The final boss is a new character from this game named Lumine, who orchestrated the events of X8 from the shadows. And his boss battle is one of the most fun boss battles in the entire X Series.
    The Stage Music is subpar, compared to that of the previous game, but it's still decent. And this Theme song is a cool song, too.

    So, without further ado, here is the Megaman X Opening Theme Song Collection. (With Zootopia's Judy Hopps presenting it).



    - Janne Da Arc - Wild Fang (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Kotono Shibuya - One More Time (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Mosquito Milk - Monkey (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Rina Aiuchi - Code Crush (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Showtaro Morikubo - The Answer (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Yukie Nakama - Makenai Ai Ga Kitto Aru (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    (For One More Time's Tier, I've used the Cover for the Japanese Version of the Megaman X3 game, because the cover for the single for this song was about the size of a long candy bar, and thus wouldn't fit into the tier card.)

    There will be some more Wishlist DLC to come tomorrow. :)
  • This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for July 25 (Almost done with July's Wishlist DLC, just have one more after this one, which will be coming later today)

    Our DLC for this day is the next entry of the Class of Rock Band 2 Reunion series. This one will cover four bands of songs that appears exclusively to the Bass Challenges in Rock Band 2's Tour Challenges (This will be matching the Bass Challenge that appeared in Rock Band 4's Season 7). So, for the bands, we have Interpol, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Replacements, and Squeeze.

    The four songs in this pack are...

    - Obstacle 1: To be honest, I thought that Interpol was an okay-ish band that has a discography to like. Of course, we're still missing some hits from their discography like Slow Hands (Which is my favorite song from Interpol) and this song, which appeared in Guitar Hero World Tour's Tracklist. I thought that this is a pretty cool song that I've enjoyed listening to, as well as played when I played it on my GHWT for the Wii. Of course, I wouldn't mind if we got that, or a rewind of PDA, which is another good song. But I'm still hoping for Slow Hands.
    - Kinder Words: Before listening to this song yesterday, I never heard any of the songs that isn't from the Let's Face It album. I chose this song, from their second most sold album, Question The Answers, as it was the first single from that album. While listening to it, I thought "Wow, this is a pretty cool song! How come I've never listened to it before? I need to check out the rest of The Bosstones' discography for more awesome songs like that." That's how I felt, when listening to this awesome banger from The Bosstones.
    - I'll Be You: Considering that I've never listened to anything from The Replacements aside from Alex Chilton, I chose this song, because it was their highest charting song on the charts. Upon listening to it yesterday, I thought that it was a really cool track that came from a big name rock band from Minneapolis. Of course, I would like to get a Rewind of Alex Chilton first, but I wouldn't mind if we got this song (Hopefully in a The Replacements pack with the Alex Chilton Rewind and one other song)
    - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell): I am hugely suprised that we have Squeeze, but not their one of their other well known songs, which includes this song. While I am glad that they have Tempted, and it was thanks to Rock Band that I've gotten to know Cool For Cats. But I do wish they pick up this song, as well. Because it's a good song that I've enjoyed listening to, and could've easily benefited in a 3-pack with Tempted and one other Squeeze Song with the former's release. Oh well, maybe it will come, eventually.

    So, without further ado, here is Class of Rock Band 2 Reunion 09.



    =Class of Rock Band 2 Reunion 09=
    - Interpol - Obstacle 1 (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Kinder Words (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - The Replacements - I'll Be You (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Squeeze - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =RB52018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 4 Week 3: Stardust Crusaders=
    - ZZ Top - La Grange
    - Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway - Lives
    - The Bangles - Walk Like A Egyptian

    The last DLC that was originally intended for June will come later today. :)
  • The Replacements song I would’ve picked is I Will Dare. It’s a catchy song with a nice, bouncy guitar riff that I think would be fun to play. Runner-ups would be Left of the Dial, Bastards of Young, and Favorite Thing.

    For bands like The Replacements with a strong underground following, I suspect that the songs that fans would be most interested in don’t always line up with the songs with the highest chart success, and checking on last.fm, it looks like "I’ll Be You" is ranked 30th for all-time listens.
  • @WingsOfSteel Thanks for The Replacements songs recommendations. I've listened to all 4 songs that you've listed just recently, and I have to say that I enjoyed all four of them more than I'll Be You (Though I still like that song, so I'm going to stick with it for my Class of Rock Band 2 Reunion pack. But I'll use the other four for a future week or my next Wishlist). Of the four, my favorite would be Left of the Dial. The other 3 songs are good too.

    As promised, I'll be presenting this Wishlist DLC, which was originally intended for July 29th (The last week for that month).

    As usual for the last week of the month, I would always put in the special DLC known as The "Last DLC of the Month." Though, July is already over, but I'm still going to do it. So, here is the Last DLC of July.

    - Last DLC of July: In January 1st, 1987, a man created a Manga that ultimately became one of my favorite Manga series from the Shonen Jump francise. That man's name is Hirohiko Araki, the creator of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, a long-running epic Adventure Manga series that is still in production. While it is a popular Manga series, it didn't received a Anime Adaption, until 2012, when David Production produced a Anime Adaption, starting with Phantom Blood. Currently, the Anime has made it all the way to the fourth arc, Diamond Is Unbreakable, and recently, it will air the fifth arc of the series, Vento Aureo, this October.
    The anime adaption has produced 7 theme songs. Our last DLC of July is the first opening theme song of Diamond Is Unbreakable Arc, and it's also the Spotlight Pass Song for my Season 4.

    This song will be joined by a set of singles. Like with before, these singles will spell out a Arc from JJBA. The next one for this set is Diamond Is Unbreakable, and there are three songs. The three songs are...

    - Diamond: For the "Diamond" part of Diamond Is Unbreakable, we have Diamond Eyes by Deftones. A awesome banger that I've gotten to enjoy, thanks to Guitar Hero Live. Though, it's probably an unlikely get, but I would love to see it in Rock Band, someday. It's a cool song that I enjoy.
    - Is: For the "Is" part of Diamond Is Unbreakable, we have this returning RBN song, [&] Delinquents by Woe, Is Me. Yeah, I am aware that there are people in the Rock Band Community here that are starting to get tired of the Metal songs from that catalog, but I beg to differ. I though that RBN has a wonderfully unique catalog that is different from that of the official Rock Band DLC Library. Though, it's probably unlikely, since Woe, Is Me has broken up in 2013, but it could show up as Official Rock Band DLC (That is, if there are people who wants it back). I've tooken a listen to the song, and I can say that it is a cool song that I like.
    - Unbreakable: For the "Unbreakable" part of Diamond Is Unbreakable, we have Unbreakable by Alicia Keys. I have not listened to a lot of Alicia Keys' discography (I heard her collaboration with Jack White, Another Way To Die, from the James Bond film, Quantum of Silence) until today, when I've listened to this song. I immediately taken a liking for this song, because it sounds so soulful, and yet cool. I probably need to listen to more of her stuff, to see if I like any other songs.

    So, without further ado, here is the Last DLC of July.



    =Last DLC of The Month (July)=
    - The Du - Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town (Band Tier: Nightmare (SPOTLIGHT PASS SONG)
    =Singles=
    - Alicia Keys - Unbreakable (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Deftones - Diamond Eyes (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Woe, Is Me - [&] Delinquents (RBN Rewind)

    The first DLC of August will come tomorrow. :)
  • edited August 21
    SPECIAL DLC INCOMING B)

    Two days ago, I said that the first DLC of August will come tomorrow, but I've decided to delay it for today. Though, I'm not going to be posting it, right now, instead, I'll be posting this Special Wishlist DLC in response to a newly made Wishlist Thread, first.

    Yesterday, @NightmareLyre has created a new Wishlist Thread for Punk Rock music. I've checked out myself, and listened to all of the songs from their YouTube Video links. I have to say that I've enjoyed mostly every song. I like that it has a couple that I never thought would be put in a Wishlist Thread, as well as some songs from the Guitar Hero games.

    But what really made me liked the Playlist that among the artists is one of my favorite Japanese rock artists, The Blue Hearts, which I've posted two songs on both of my Wishlist Threads (Train-Train as part of the Tracklist for my Rock Band 5, and Hito ni Yasashiku on this Tracklist, as part of my Fritzy Katz's Foreign Selections, in celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics), and the song choice for NL's new Wishlist Thread, is my favorite from their discography (I've gotten to listen to Linda Linda on a Youtube Gameplay Video of Ouendan, which made me like the song. I planned to put that song in a future Wishlist Thread).

    While I'm glad that a lot of various subgenres of Punk Rock are covered in NightmareLyre's new thread. And it seems to cover various regions across the world as well. I noticed that they don't have any Punk Rock music from Australia (Though, one of the bands in NL's Punk Rock Thread, The Distillers, is an Aussie-American Punk Rock Band), which is a another kinda big country with a decent Punk Rock scene. And I'm not sure if NL will do a Australian Punk Rock pack or not.

    So in response to NightmareLyre's new wishlist thread, I'll be posting a 8-song pack of Australian Punk Rock music. For the 8 songs, I've used Last FM to determine my choices (From this point on, I'll be using Last FM to determine some of my song choices (Kudos to @WingsOfSteel for suggesting this idea). And I've gave them a listen last night, and I liked all 8 of them and understood why Last FM listeners regarded them as fan favorites. So, hear are the 8 songs in this pack of amazing music from the Land Down Under...

    - Aloha Steve & Danno: First up is this song, by Radio Birdman. One of the oldest known Australian Punk Rock band that is currently still performing as a group. This song appears in the band's first Studio Album, Radios Appear, and is a nice banger that I've gotten to enjoy.
    - I Don't Wanna Go Out: Next is this song, by Ian Rilan's X (I'll be referring this band as such, to avoid confusion with another band called X, which is from Los Angeles and much more well known than the former band). This band was formed by Rose Tattoo's Ian Rilan, and like with the above band, is still performing as a group, even with Rilan's passing. This funny little number, which I enjoyed listening too, appeared in their album, X-Aspirations.
    - Like A Curse: Third song on this pack is this song, by The New Christs, a band that has gone through 2 way early breakups than the prior bands (First breakup was in 1981. They reformed in 1983, only to breakup again in 1984, which ended with their reformation in 1987 (They had 2 more breakups (In 1990, and 2001 (After reforming in 1992), until their reformation in 2006, which is their current lineup). The song is another cool that track I've gotten to like, after having listened to NightmareLyre's new Wishlist Thread.
    - Sometimes: Next song is this one, by The Celibate Rifles, another old Punk Rock band that is currently still performing. This song appeared in the album, The Turgid Miasma of Existance. Like with the above three songs, it's another enjoyable Punk Rock piece that hails from the Land Down Under.
    - Don't Wanna See You Cry: Up next is this song, by Hard-Ons, another old Punk Rock band that, like with the above four, is currently still performing as a group. Of the 8 songs, this song and another song that is coming up later, are my overall favorites. It's a lovely Deep-Cut that appeared in the album, Love Is a Battlefield of Wounded Hearts.
    - Running Out of Time: Next is this song, by Bodyjar, a newer band that recently reformed in 2012, and is currently still performing as a group. This song is a deep-cut that appears as the final track of the band's album, How It Works. It's another awesome track that I've gotten to enjoy. For the tiers, I've opted to make a custom made Album Cover, with the band's logo over the album of which this song appears in.
    - A Madman Wrecked My Happy Home: Our next song is this song, by the other oldest known Australian Punk Rock band, The Saints, who is still performing as a group. The song appears in the album, Nothing Is Straight In My House. I've chosed this song, because it was the most listened to song on Last FM (I'm kinda surprised it's not (I'm) Stranded, their most famous song. But it's fine, because I've planned on using that song for a future Wishlist Thread). It's a cool song that I've gotten to enjoy (Though, I still like (I'm) Stranded better). And finally...
    - 21st Century: Last, but not least, is this song, by The Living End, a band that is long overdue (I'm still waiting for the day that Prisoner of Society comes to Rock Band). And this song is the other overall favorite from this pack. It's a awesome banger that I've gotten to enjoy. So, without further ado, here is the Australian Punk Rock Pack 01.



    - Bodyjar - Running Out of Time (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - The Celibate Rifles - Sometimes (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Hard-Ons - Don't Wanna See You Cry (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - The Living End - 21st Century (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - The New Christs - Like A Curse (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Radio Birdman - Aloha Steve & Danno (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - The Saints - A Madman Wrecked My Happy Home (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Ian Rilen's X - I Don't Wanna Go Out (Band Tier: Moderate)

    For those of you who are curious to know who the two characters are on the DLC Card: Digeri Dingo and Wendell T. Wolf from Taz-Mania (Another 1990s cartoon that I've enjoyed as a kid). They are wearing the Blazed Out and Underclass Rejects torso wears from Rock Band 1 & 2.

    The actual first DLC of August will come later today. And it's going to be a good one. :)
  • NightmareLyreNightmareLyre Rising Star
    Cool pack, never saying no to more Punk

    Re: lack of Australian artists in my setlist, according to Wikipedia The Distillers are part Australian at least, though formed in the US
  • UPDATE: I've updated my Australian Punk Rock Pack post by adding a mention to The Distillers, which is a Australian-American Band, which I wasn't until aware of until @NightmareLyre pointed it out. So, thanks for letting me know. :)

    This Pack is originally intended for August 1st (And this post is going to be a long, one, too, so it'll be splitted in two parts).

    Our pack for this day, is a 10-song pack, and a 3-song pack. First, let's cover the 3-song pack, it is the next entry of the Monthly Deep-Cuts series. In this one, we have the following three songs. First is Padrino by Smash Mouth, a song that I've listened to prior before joining these forums. It's another one of my favorite Smash Mouth songs from their discography (I like this song, plus Walking On The Sun Why Can't We Be Friends, and Most of the Astro Longue album). It's a incredible banger that is just pretty hardcore compared to most of Smash Mouth's discography.

    The other two songs are Anything by Catfish and the Bottlemen and Surf Wax America by Weezer. Unlike the above song, I have not listened to these two before, until just a few days ago. I can say that I enjoyed them. Especially the Catfish and the Bottlemen song that I've chosen for this pack (I like it a lot more than Postpone (Though, I still like that song as well), which is my second overall favorite.

    And now for the 10-song pack, and this is a special one that I've been wanting to do for some time. This year is the 50th Anniversary of one of my favorite Shonen Manga magazines, Weekly Shonen Jump. I've first got introduced to it by it's American Counterpart, Shonen Jump (Without the Weekly), which was released by Viz Media. I was a subscriber to that magazine, until it's untimely cancellation in April 2012.

    It was thanks to that Magazine that I've gotten introduced to some of the best series from Weekly Shonen Jump, as well as some minor ones too, and some series from Monthly Shonen Jump and it's successor, Jump Square, too. Then later, when I discovered Wikipedia, I've looked up information on my favorite Shonen Manga magazine, and learned that there are a lot of series that I wasn't aware of until now.

    My love for Weekly Shonen Jump solidified when J-Stars Victory Vs. (A game that I've gotten for Christmas, a few years ago) came to the western shores. It was thanks to this game that gave people awareness of some of the series of Shonen Jump that never made it to the western shores. And next year, Bandai-Namco will be making a new game called Jump Force, which is it's sequal (And I'm looking forward to it too, because it's like Super Smash Brothers for Weekly Shonen Jump Manga series, and I do like Smash Brothers, too.)

    So, this is my 10-song pack is all about. It's a 10-song pack of Opening Theme Songs from 10 Anime Adaptions of Weekly Shonen Jump Manga series, all from a different Era of the Magazine's circulation. Note, that this pack will not have songs from the following series...

    - Dragon Ball
    - Naruto
    - One Piece
    - Bleach
    - Gintama
    - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

    Reasons why: The Big 4 of Shonen Jump (Dragon Ball, and the Jump Holy Trinity) has a lot of Opening Theme songs that can benefit from a pack dedicated to songs from their respective series. Gintama, too, because of the same reason (A lot of Opening Theme songs that can benefit from it's own series). As for JJBA, the series is a very special one, and the Anime Season based on Vento Aureo will be coming in October. I planned to make a opening theme song pack for that series in question in celebration of the season's airing.

    So, here are the 10 songs that I've chosen for this pack....

    - 1968-1974: Before 1968, there was a predecessor Shonen Manga Magazine that eventually was replaced by WSJ. That magazine was called Shonen Book, and it had series that are considered to be the prototype WSJ Manga series (Among those series is Speed Racer, of all things). When August 1968 came, Shonen Book was put to rest, and the first Weekly Shonen Jump magazine was born. In the 1968-1974 period, There has been several mangas produced for this magazine, though, some has lasted longer than others. Among them is a beloved classic from 1970, Dokonjo Gaeru, made by Yasumi Yoshizawa. To represent this era, our first song in the Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Pack is the Manga's series, self-titled theme song for it's anime adaption, by Susumu Ishikawa, who has been a long time Anison singer, until his passing in 2012. This song is the oldest song of the 10 songs in this pack. It's a funny, yet at the same time, catchy song that I enjoy. If you thought Anime Music was all Synthesizers and Japanese Female Singers in the 1990s, and Cool Rock Songs in the 2000s, then you have yet to hear Anime songs from the 1970s, it's amazing.
    - 1975-1979: In this era, some of Weekly Shonen Jump's more well known and beloved series begins to make an appearance in the magazine, such as Cobra (Buichi Terazawa), Kinnikuman (Yudetamago), and this series, which is to this day, the most longest running series of the Magazine in whole, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo, or also known as Kochikame for short, by Osamu Akimoto. So, representing this era is the song Natsu ga Kita! (Diamond Head), from Kochikame's anime adaption, by Joo-sama. This delightfully, fun cover of various Surf Rock classics is another favorite of mine. It's a funny, but yet, awesome song that sounds like it belongs in a Rock Band game.
    - 1980-1984: The 1980-1984 began what is known as "The Golden Age of Jump", with the production of Buronson's beloved classic, Fist of The North Star, which is one of Shonen Jump's first Action-Adventure-genre Mangas, that predates Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball, which said series also made it's debut in this era. Other series that made their debut in this era includes Dr.Slump (Also by Toriyama), Captain Tsubasa (Yoichi Takahashi), Cat's Eye (Tsukasa Hojo), High School Kimengumi (Motoei Shinzawa), Ginga Nagareboshi Gin (Also known as Silver Fang in Sweden, (And yes, I am using the titular protagonist from said series as my Avatar for this month), Yoshihiro Takahashi), And this series, which is one of the first known WSJ series to port to the US, Kimagure Orange Road, by Izumi Matsumoto. To represent this era, the next song is Night of Summer Side by Masanori Ikeda, from the anime adaption of said series. It's a nice classic J-Pop song that I happen to like.
    - 1985-1989: The Golden Age continues, with more newer series coming in like City Hunter (Tsukasa Hojo), Saint Seiya (Masami Kurumada), Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (Hirohiko Araki), B***ard!! (Kazushi Hagiwara), Rokudenashi Blues (Masanori Morita), Magical Taluluto (Tatsuya Egawa), Dragon Quest: Dai No Daibouken (Riku Sanjo), and this series by Akira Miyashita, Sakigake!! Otokojuku. To represent this era, my next song is the theme from the series' Live Action Film Adaption, Yaiba by The Back Horn. It's a newer song, compared to the above three, but it's a awesome banger that I like (Cause most J-Rock songs tends to be this for me).
    - 1990-1994: The Golden Age, while still going strong, was at the point where it would meet it's end. In this era, more series appeared like Shin Jungle no Ota Tar-chan (Masaya Tokuhiro), Slam Dunk (Takehiko Inoue), Ninku (Koji Kiriyama), Tottemo! Luckyman (Hiroshi Gamo), Hell Teacher Nube (Makura Sho), Rurouni Kenshin (Nobuhiro Watsuki), Midori no Makibao (Tsunomaru), and this beloved classic from Hunter X Hunter's Yoshihiro Togashi, Yu Yu Hakusho, which is a series that is liked by my sister. To represent this era, is the series' anime adaption's theme song, Hohoemi no Bakudan by Matsuko Matawari. Another cool song that I enjoy.

    (To be continued in next post)
  • - 1995-1999: The Golden Age of Shonen Jump has met it's end in this period, and at the same time, two of the members of the Jump Holy Trinity was born: One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, and Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. Also appearing in this era are these following series: Sexy Commando Gaiden (Kyosuke Usuta), Yu-Gi-Oh! (Kazuki Takahashi), Hunter X Hunter (Yoshihiro Togashi), Shaman King (Hiroyuki Takei), Hikaru no Go (Takeshii Obata), The Prince of Tennis (Takeshi Konomi), and this series, which has received a new Anime Adaption in recent times, Hoshin Enji by Ryu Fujisake. To represent this era, is a song from the said Anime Adaption, Keep The Heat and Fire Yourself Up by Fear, and Loathing In Las Vegas. A pretty cool banger that I've gotten to enjoy, as of recent.
    - 2000-2004: The final member of the Jump Holy Trinity, Bleach by Tite Kubo, makes it's debut in this era. It's my second favorite series, because it has Licensed Songs as themes for the Characters. Other series that made their debut in this era are Black Cat (Kentaro Yabuki), Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar (Kyosuke Usuta), Strawberry 100% (Mizuki Kawashita), Eyeshield 21 (Riichiro Inagaki), Death Note (Takeshi Obata), Gintama (Hideaki Sorachi), Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (Akira Amano), D.Gray-Man (Katsura Hoshino), and this series that I got a laugh out of, because it was a funny series when I first read it on the US Shonen Jump, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo by Yoshio Sawai. To represent this era, our next song is from the Anime Adaption of the said series, Wild Challenger by Jindou. It's another cool song that I like.
    - 2005-2009: The Holy Trinity continues to grace their presence in this era of Weekly Shonen Jump, as newer series keeps coming in. Newer series like Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro (Yusei Matsui), To Love-Ru (Kentaro Yabuki), Sket Dance (Kentaro Shinohara), Toriko (Mitsutoshi Shimabakuro), Bakuman (Takeshi Obata), Kuroko's Basketball (Tadatoshi Fujimaki), Beelzebub (Ryuhei Tamura), Medaka Box (Nisio Isin), and this series by Hiroshi Shibashi, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan. So, representing this era is this song, from the series' Anime Adaption, Fast Forward by Monkey Majik. It's a nice, mellowish, song that I enjoyed listening to (Though, I prefer upbeat Anime music, but I do like slow ones, too).
    - 2010-2014: After a nice long run in 1999, Naruto finally ended it's circulation in WSJ, along with some other long running favorites in this era, in order to make room for newer series, such as Nisekoi (Naoshi Komi), Haikyu!! (Haruichi Furudake), Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (Shuiichi Aso), Assassination Classroom (Yusei Matsui), Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma (Yuto Tsukuda), World Trigger (Daisuke Ashihara), and this series, that has gained an anime Adaption, not to long ago, My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi. To represent this era, the second-to-last song in the pack is The Day by Porno Graffiti, which is the first opening theme for MHA's Anime Adaption. It's my second overall favorite in this pack, and it makes me want to listen to more of Porno Graffiti's stuff in the future.
    - 2015-Present: The present era for WSJ. In this era, Bleach ended it's circulation in 2016, which makes One Piece the only one in the Trinity to still be in the running. Some newer series are produced in this time, such as Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Tadahiro Miura), Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Koyoharu Gotoge), Boruto: Naruto Next Generation (Mikio Ikemoto), The Promised Neverland (Kaiu Shirai), and this newly debuting series, Black Clover by Yuki Tabata. To represent the current era of WSJ, will be the opening theme song from this series' Anime Adaption, Haruka Mirai by Kankaku Piero. This song is my most overall favorite of the pack, it sounds dark, yet at the same time, epic. It's a cool banger that I've gotten to enjoy.

    So, without further ado, here is the Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Pack, with the Monthly Deep-Cuts 08.



    =Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Pack=
    - The Back Horn - Yaiba (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Fear, and Loathing In Las Vegas - Keep The Heat and Fire Yourself Up (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Jindou - Wild Challenger (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Joo Sama - Natsu ga Kita! (Diamond Head (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Kankaku Piero - Haruka Mirai (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Masanori Ikeda - Night of Summer Side (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Matsuko Mawatari - Hohoemi no Bakudan (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Monkey Majik - Fast Forward (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Porno Graffiti - The Day (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Susumu Ishikawa feat. Arakawa Shonen Shoju Gasshou-tai - Dokonjo Gaeru (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =Monthly Deep-Cuts 08=
    - Catfish and The Bottlemen - Anything (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Smash Mouth - Padrino (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Weezer - Surf Wax America (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =RB52018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 4 Week 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable=
    - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aeroplane
    - The Du - Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town
    - Earth, Wind, and Fire - September

    I want to give kudos to those amazing Mangakas for making these amazing Manga series for a long running Manga magazine that has been in production since the late 1960s. It was thanks to those series' Anime Adaptions that I've gotten to listen to amazing Anime Music that I've gotten to enjoy, as a dedicated Otaku who likes Shonen Manga anime. And even if you're not a fan of anime, then I'm sure you'll enjoy the music that comes from this pack.

    More Wishlist DLC will come tomorrow. :)
  • I'm almost at 1,000 likes on my stats page. Once I reach 1,000 likes, I'll be revealing a preview of songs that will be in the tracklist for my upcoming Wishlist Thread, Fritzy Katz's Rock Band 5 2019. But first, here's a Wishlist DLC for this thread that was originally intended for August 5th.

    As a fan of Classic Rock music, I do enjoy the sounds of Prog Rock. The genre in question is an interesting one, with a notable artist that I would love to see in Rock Band, sometime, but sadly, we'll possibly not get, aside from Rush, or Dream Theater. (Though, since we had Asia just recently. I hope that we get King Crimson, for reals, because I would love to play 21st Century Schizoid Man on my Rock Band 4's Library, when it comes).

    However, there's one scene of Prog that I haven't gotten to listen to, until recently. And that is the Prog Rock Scene from Canterbury, England. I wasn't aware of it's existence, until I read about it on Wikipedia. And that is what our next Wishlist DLC is, a three song pack of songs from the Canterbury Scene.

    I've listened to all three songs that I've chosen, and I have to say that I've enjoyed all 3 of them. They are amazing, even though, long, pieces of art that comes from bands that I rarely listen to. It got me wondering "How come Harmonix or Activision (Guitar Hero's owners) wasn't aware of them?", because these songs are just so good, that I would love to see them in Rock Band, for reals.

    The three songs in this pack are Nine Feet Underground by Caravan, Moon In June by Soft Machine, and A medley of these three songs by Gong: Oily Way, Outer Temple, and Inner Temple. Of the three, my favorite is the Caravan Song, because it sounds nearly similar to what Emerson, Lake, and Palmer would do. (And speaking of which, ELP is another band that I would love to have on Rock Band, sometime, in the future).

    These songs will be joined by a pair of two singles, that follows a certain theme. And for this season, it will spell out a Arc from JJBA. And this one will spell out "Golden Wind", which is the english translation for Vento Aureo. And these are the two singles...

    - Golden: The first Single to join the 3-song pack is Golden Years, by David Bowie. This is another song from him that I like, because I like most songs that has a R&B/Soul/Funk vibe, which this song has. And since Harmonix proved that they can get another song from David Bowie's discography, I'm hoping they get some of the other songs that we're missing from him (Like this song, as well as Rebel Rebel, Diamond Dogs, Changes (Which is recently coming to Rocksmith as DLC), and China Girl).
    - Wind: The last Single to join the 3-song pack is Wind of Change by Scorpions. A pretty good power ballad, from the band that did Rock You Like A Hurricane and No One Like You. Though, I rather have it in a 3-song pack of the Scorpions with Rock You Like A Hurricane and one other Scorpions song, or have Rock You Like A Hurricane come first, but I don't mind if this song came first if we ever do get new Scorpions songs for RB4 DLC.

    So without further ado, here is the Canterbury Scene 01 pack.



    =Canterbury Scene 01=
    - Caravan - Nine Feet Under (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Soft Machine - Moon In June (Band Tier: Impossible (SPOTLIGHT PASS SONG)
    - Gong - Oily Way/Outer Temple/Inner Temple (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    =Singles=
    - David Bowie - Golden Years (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Scorpions - Wind of Change (Band Tier: Warmup)

    I've promised on August 21st that DLC will come on August 22nd, but then I've gotten a little sidetracked again. Out of curiosity, I've searched Google and discovered that Cuphead will be getting a new DLC Expansion in 2019. So, in response to that, I've spent my entire week watching Cuphead gameplay on Youtube. (And it looks like such a cute and fun game, and my only regret is that I do not have a Xbox One). But I haven't given up Song Tiering.

    More Wishlist DLC will come tomorrow. :)
  • edited August 28
    Yesterday was quite a coincidence. The day before that, I've posted a Wishlist DLC Pack for 3 songs representing Prog Rock from Canterbury. And just yesterday, recently, @LiveHomeVideo posted a Wishlist Thread for a Prog Rock-genre sidegame. You can check out by clicking here. (And LiveHomeVideo, if you're reading this. You should check out my Canterbury Scene pack. It should give you some ideas, in case you wanted to do a pack of that stuff for your game).

    Anyways, I was going to post this yesterday, but I've spent the entirety of that day by listening to every song on LiveHomeVideo's new thread. But I'll be posting some Wishlist DLC for this thread that was originally intended for August 8. This one is a full album pack, and our album for this one is Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf, to coincide with the weekly Challenge theme of Season 7 for that week, which is Platinum Albums.

    Before the Valentines Duet pack came, I was certain that Meat Loaf would be one of those impossible to license for Rock Band or Guitar Hero. But I was proven wrong, when Paradise By The Dashboard Light, which is one of the songs from the Bat Out of Hell album, came to Rock Band, during the RB3 Era. I was ecstatic when that song came to Rock Band, and I managed to add it to my Rock Band 4 Library.

    Having said that however, I would still like to see the titular track of Meat Loaf's most successful and most famous album to come to Rock Band at some point. And I know that there's little chance for the entire album to come out as a pack, because Harmonix doesn't do Album Packs anymore. But still, it would be cool to see Harmonix do another full album pack, even when I know that it is impossible.

    As usual, with Album Packs, I'll list a top 5 favorite songs from the album, even if they are or aren't in the Album Pack. So, here are my five favorite songs from Bat Out of Hell (The Album).

    - Bat Out of Hell (The Title Track): Of the Seven Songs from this album, this is my overall favorite, and one that I would love to have in Rock Band at some point. It was this song that got me into Meat Loaf's stuff. A really incredible banger that I enjoy listening to. It's on the tracklist for this thread, and one of my favorite songs from the Classic Hard Rock genre.
    - All Revved Up with No Place To Go: This is another good song that I like. Starts off as a nice slow, pop-rock song, but then once it reaches the end, it becomes a hard rocking banger that I can easily dig. A good Deep Cut that I like, but like with all deep cuts, it'll get ignored in favor for songs that has are either big on the music charts or has a lot of Spotify plays.
    - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad: Just listened to this one recently, and I have to say that it's a pretty nice song that I enjoyed, because I'm a huge Classic Rock fan, and I do like slower 1970s Pop songs as well. Of the two slower pop-rock songs in this album, this is my favorite of the two (Though still, I like the titular track better). Plus, it did a fair job on the charts, as well, so I wouldn't mind seeing this song, if it did came as DLC (Even though, I want the titular track of Bat Out of Hell to come first before any other Meat Loaf song).
    - Paradise By The Dashboard Light: My second overall favorite, and the one that we have in Rock Band at the moment. As I mentioned before, I bought it for my Rock Band 4 Library. It's easily one of my favorite songs to play on Vocals, because it's a fun, yet hard song at the same time. It's a nice, solid, banger that I enjoy listening to when I'm not playing it on Rock Band, as well.
    - For Crying Out Loud: Last, but not least, is this amazing Deep Cut that serves as the closer for the album. It starts off as a nice, beautiful piano and violin ballad, but then the instrumentation gets intenser as the song is about to reach the end. Yeah, probably not a fitting choice for Rock Band, considering that it doesn't have any lead guitar. But still, the lack of guitar hasn't stopped Harmonix, who has let non-guitar songs as DLC in the past. But as mentioned before, it's a deep cut, and deep cuts rarely gets into Rock Band nowadays (Unless they are part of RBN's library).
    Honorable Mentions: You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)

    So, without further ado, here is the Bat Out of Hell Full Album Pack.



    =Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (Album Pack)=
    - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Heaven Can Wait (Band Tier: Solid)
    - All Revved Up With No Place To Go (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Paradise By The Dashboard Light (DLC Re-Issue)
    - For Crying Out Loud (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    =RB5 2018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 4 Week 5: Vento Aureo=
    - Aerosmith - Kings & Queens
    - Soft Machine - Moon In June
    - Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

    More Wishlist DLC will come later today. :)
  • UPDATE: Tiers for the Meat Loaf songs are now up. :)

    And I've now have a total of 1000 likes since I've first joined these forums. As promised, I'll be revealing some information on the upcoming Rock Band 5 2019.

    1. Like with Rock Band 5 2018, it will come with a Rivals Mode of it's own.
    2. Keys will be making a comeback in this one. (After seeing that NightmareLyre and LiveHomeVideo included them. I figured that I might as well do the same).
    3. The Tracklist will be well diverse in various genres of each era. There will be some unexpected songs that you might never expect in this Tracklist, compared to the previous two.
    4. I'm still working on Led Zeppelin Rock Band, but it's being delayed for a later date. I'll let you all know when it will be coming.
    5. Last, but not least, here are some example songs that will be in Rock Band 5 2019.

    - Candlebox - You
    - Mystery Skulls - Ghost
    - Silverstein - Smile In Your Sleep
    - T.Rex - Mambo Sun
    - Tears For Fears - Mothers Talk
    - The Youngbloods - Get Together

    There will be some more songs revealed this Saturday. For now, hear's some Wishlist DLC that was originally intended for August 12. We have 2 Track Packs, and a pair of two singles. First, let's cover the track packs. Our first one is the next entry of the New Album Previews series, and this one is from Alice in Chains' latest album, Rainier Fog. The songs in this pack are The One You Know, So Far Under, and Never Fade (Of the 3, my overall favorite is Never Fade).

    Joining that is a 3 song pack from Welsh electronic group, Underworld. This is another band that I haven't listened to until recently, and I enjoyed all three of the picks that I've chosen. The three songs for this pack are Underneath The Radar, Caliban's Dream, and their signature song, Born Slippy .NUXX. Of the three songs in this pack, I enjoyed Underneath The Radar (I grew up listening to New Wave music, so I enjoy this type of stuff).

    And last, but not least, is our two singles. Once again, they follow the theme of spelling out a Arc of JJBA. And for this set, it's Stone Ocean. The two singles are...

    - Stone: First, we have Roll Away The Stone by Mott The Hoople. Another good song that I've gotten to enjoy, just recently. I need to listen to more 1970s Glam Rock, because I love Classic Rock-type of music, and Glam Rock from the 1970s tend to fall into that catagory. It's a nice little banger that I got to like.
    - Ocean: And finally, we have The Day We Caught The Train by Ocean Colour Scene. A good thing about British music from the 1990s is that they tend to have a lot of good songs that I enjoyed listening to, and this band is no except. I haven't listened to this band until recently, but I'm glad I did, because this is another good song that I like. So without further ado, here is the New Album Preview 12 & Underworld 01 packs.



    =New Album Preview 12 (Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog)=
    - Never Fade (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - The One You Know (Band Tier: Solid)
    - So Far Under (Band Tier: Moderate)
    =Underworld 01=
    - Born Slippy .NUXX (Band Tier: Moderate (SPOTLIGHT PASS SONG)
    - Caliban's Dream (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Underneath The Radar (Band Tier: Moderate)
    =Singles=
    - Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone (Band Tier: Challenging)
    - Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train (Band Tier: Moderate)

    Expect to see more songs from Rock Band 2019's Tracklist later this Saturday, and more Wishlist DLC later today. :)
  • edited August 29
    This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for August 15.

    Let's take a trip to the 1970s with these two Packs containing music from that era. Those packs are the third entry of my Classic Underground series, and another Punk Rock pack, that covers the Punk Rock scene of New York. We'll start with the latter. I did this pack for 2 reasons: 1. My Australian Punk Rock pack, which gained 3 likes. And 2. Because of a special Documentry that I've watched back on VH1 Classics before my family decided to end our cable services (NY77, which covers not only events during New York on 1977, but also it's music scene).

    There are four songs in this pack, and those four songs are Beat On The Brat by the Ramones, Ghost Rider by Suicide, Venus by Television, and this rewind from Rock Band 2, Psycho Killer by Talking Heads. 4 pretty good songs that should cover some of the Punk Rock scene of New York. Of the four, my overall favorite is the Ghost Rider song. It's a unique, yet cool song that I've gotten to enjoy.

    In speaking of a 4-song pack, that's what our Classic Underground third entry is as well. As usual with the previous Classic Underground series, they will cover songs by Bands that are either not very known by Classic Rock groups, or are known by Classic Rock enthusiasts, but aren't played on Classic Rock Radio. And here are the four bands that are in this pack.

    - Blues Creation: First up is this band, Blues Creation, a Hard Rock Band from Japan, that is known for the album, Demon & Eleven Children. From them, my choice is Mississippi Mountain Blues (Which could coincidentally be a homage to the band, Mountain, and their famous song, Mississippi Queen. But I could be wrong, too.) It's a nice, Bluesy-type of Track that I enjoyed listening to.
    - Jerusalem (Not to be confused with a Swedish Band of the same name): Next is this rare British Hard Rock band, Jerusalem, who is known for their self-titled album. While not very well known, the band in question was praised by Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, who produced their album. My song choice from them is Frustration. Another good song that I've gotten to like just recently.
    - Sir Lord Baltimore: Next is Sir Lord Baltimore, from New York. Though, calling them a Obscure Band is a understatement, as they have a very good cult following, thanks to the success of their most famous album, Kingdom Come. But their music is the kind you don't hear on Classic Radio stations often. Having said that, they are a band with a good cult following. My song choice from them is Helium Head. This song is my overall favorite of the four, as it's a really, good, banger that I enjoyed.
    - Steel Mill (Not to be confused with Bruce Springsteen's old band of the same name): Last, but not least, is Steel Mill, a band from the UK that released one album, Green Eyed God. My song choice from them is Treadmill, a song with a rather interesting intro, but it's still a another good song that I've gotten to enjoy.

    So, without further ado, here is the Classic Underground 03 and Gabba Gabba Hey: The Punk Rock Scene of New York packs.



    =Classic Underground 03=
    - Blues Creation - Mississippi Mountain Blues (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Jerusalem - Frustration (Band Tier: Nightmare)
    - Sir Lord Baltimore - Helium Head (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Steel Mill - Treadmill (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =Gabba Gabba Hey: The Punk Rock Scene of New York=
    - Ramones - Beat on the Brat (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Suicide - Ghost Rider (Band Tier: Moderate)
    - Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Rock Band 2 Rewind)
    - Television - Venus (Band Tier: Moderate)
    =RB5 2018 Rivals Weekly Challenge Season 4 Week 6: Stone Ocean=
    - Foo Fighters - No Way Back
    - Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX
    - Kiss - Detroit Rock City

    More Wishlist DLC will come later today. :)
  • edited August 30
    This Wishlist DLC was originally intended for August 19.

    But first, I'll be presenting a special Wishlist DLC that I'll be presenting as a thank you for giving me my 1,000th like, as well as to pay tribute to a Mangaka who passed away recently, Momoko Sakura, who created the manga series, Chibi Maruko-chan, which is like a Japanese Peanuts-type of anime that doesn't have the usual things you would expect in a anime series.

    This special DLC is Golden Bomber's cover of the anime series in question's most memorable theme song, Odoru Ponpokolin. A really nice, catchy tune that I like, ever since listening to a cover of it on a Internet Radio Station for DDR music, which made me listen to the original on Youtube. The cover made by Golden Bomber is not only suitable for Rock Band, but it's also a really cool cover that I've enjoyed listening to.

    Anyways, now on to the normal Wishlist DLC. It is a 5-song pack of Pop-Rock Band that we had 3 songs (Currently, it's two, now that 1 has been delisted recently) in Rock Band, and that band is Toto. In recent times, Weezer did a cover of the band's song, Africa, which we have as DLC at the moment (And I have yet to pick it up myself).

    In response to Weezer covering their song, Toto did a cover of one of Weezer's songs, Hash Pipe, which I thought was very cool, and it's the sole reason why I decided to do a Toto Track Pack for this thread. . You can check out their cover of Hash Pipe by clicking here.

    Anyways, the Hash Pipe cover isn't in this pack, but these 5 songs are, and those songs are Georgy Porgy (The first Carryover song from California Rock Band), I'll Be Over You, I Won't Hold You Back, Stop Loving You, and Rosanna (Yeah, I know, it's been delisted recently, I have it before it got delisted, and is not coming back. But I still feel for those who miss out on it).

    Joining this pack are three singles that will spell out an Arc from Jojo's Bizarre Adventures via a word from the band name or the song title. And this one's theme is Steel Ball Run. So, these are the three singles...

    - Steel: First up is this rarely known banger from a band known as Steel, and it's called Heavy Metal Machine. Formed by band members of Opeth, at the time of Morrowind's success. It's quite an interesting number from the band that did Heir Apparent and such. It's a interesting banger that I somehow got to enjoy in recent times.
    - Ball: Next is Crystal Ball by Styx. One of my biggest regrets is not getting the Styx Songs from the Rock Band Library before they got delisted, which left me sad, because I know that Harmonix will got re-license Delisted content aside from past disc songs as Rewinds. But however, lament aside, this is a pretty good song that I also got to enjoy recently. I know it's impossible to see Styx make it's return to Rock Band, as many mentioned before, Music Licensing is hard, but I would like to see Styx come back with a new song (Or if it ever is possible, bring back the songs that were delisted (But that's still a dream that will likely not come true).
    - Run: And finally, we have Rock Box by Run-DMC. We have King of Rock in Rock Band. It's possible for It's Tricky to come to Rock Band, as it is in DropMix. Maybe it will show up in a Run-DMC Pack with their cover of Aerosmith's Walk This Way, and this song, another cool track that I like, because I like the classic Hip-Hop music from the 1980s more than Most Modern Hip-hop.

    So, without further ado, here is the Toto 01 pack.



    =Toto 01=
    - Georgy Porgy (Carryover from California Rock Band)
    - I Won't Hold You Back (Band Tier: Apprentice)
    - I'll Be Over You (Band Tier: Solid)
    - Rosanna (De-Listed Rewind)
    - Stop Loving You (Band Tier: Moderate)
    =Singles=
    - Run-DMC - Rock Box (Band Tier: Warmup)
    - Steel - Heavy Metal Machine (Band Tier: Impossible)
    - Styx - Crystal Ball (Band Tier: Challenging)
    =Extra Song=
    - Golden Bomber - Odoru Ponpokolin (Band Tier: Nightmare)

    More Wishlist DLC will come tomorrow. :)
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