• DLC Week of 9/07: Vanilla Ice and Whitney Houston!

    DLC Week of 9/07: Vanilla Ice and Whitney Houston!

    We’re coming up on fall here in Boston, and to fit the mood, we’ve got a song with a slight chill and a song to warm you up.

    While not initially a single, “Ice Ice Baby” quickly became Vanilla Ice’s most popular song. It has the distinct honor of being the first hip-hop single to ever top the Billboard Hot 100, all fueled by a disc jockey playing “Ice Ice Baby” off the B-side of the single. From there, the song spread quickly as To The Extreme sold 15 million copies worldwide while holding the #1 spot of the Billboard 200 for 16 weeks. It’s the perfect party song, with a well-known bassline and perfect harmonies, so get your friends together and have them sing along.

    “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” is the Grammy-winning Whitney Houston hit from her second album Whitney. The first of four consecutive #1 singles from the album, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” was her biggest hit in the US for the next five years, while topping the charts in over a dozen other countries as well. A perennial ‘80s dance-pop song, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” is already great for parties, but it’s also tons of fun to play. Funky guitar mixes in with synth for variety throughout the song, while bass plays a tougher keyboard part. The drums bounce around various disco beats, even having a solo, ranking the song in-game as tough on drums as it is on vocals. Vocals, to no one’s surprise, are a monster. The lead has a ton of range, filled with improv and some runs. The last chorus has a key change, so make sure you’re ready for that.


    Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for $13.49.
    • Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass)
    • Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"







    We’ll be showing off this week’s newest DLC on our Twitch stream today starting at 5PM ET. Tune in here!






    * Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 7th.
  • DLC Week of 8/31: Catfish And The Bottlemen and Ted Nugent!

    DLC Week of 8/31: Catfish And The Bottlemen and Ted Nugent!

    At Harmonix we believe that variety is the spice of life, so this week we’re offering up some extra spicy DLC. We’re featuring tracks from hot UK rockers Catfish And The Bottlemen and legendary guitar icon Ted Nugent, with songs from both acts joining the platform.

    Featured in Rock Band VR, “Postpone” is a strong track from Catfish And The Bottlemen’s latest album The Ride. Topping the UK Albums chart and reaching 28 on the Billboard 200, The Ride surpassed their debut album’s performances on both sides of the ocean. We chose “Postpone” off the album because it sounded great in Rock Band VR and is tons of fun. It’s a well-rounded song with vocals pulling a bit ahead in terms of challenge. Pounding drums and pulsing bass hold up a chordy guitar line that travels around during the verses. When the song transitions to the chorus, the instruments begin a gallop, before opening up for the second half of the chorus.

    The lead single and first track on Ted Nugent’s debut solo album, “Stranglehold” is every inch the perfect introduction to his career, a veritable guitar gauntlet end-to-end. Within 8 minutes, the song has three guitar solos, with one of them being several minutes long, often considered one of the best guitar solos of all time. But there’s no worries about the other instruments being left out, as bass even has its own solo featured. Drums ride the hi-hat through the whole song, but there’s scattered tough drum fills everywhere. The vocals largely aren’t sang by Ted Nugent, instead being predominantly Derek St. Holmes. That being said, Ted Nugent still sings a verse in the track.


    Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for $13.49.
    • Catfish And The Bottlemen - "Postpone"
    • Ted Nugent - "Stranglehold" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass)







    We’ll be showing off this week’s newest DLC on our Twitch stream today starting at 5PM ET. Tune in here!






    * Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 31st.
  • Re: Introducing the Rock Band Season 2 Spotlight Pass!

    Yeah, it's known and being worked on. No workarounds to be found, sadly.
  • Re: Xbox Creator's Collection - The return of RBN tools?

    Noooooo problem. It is not the same structure even before reaching staffing, for what that's worth.
  • Re: Xbox Creator's Collection - The return of RBN tools?

    Nope.