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  • 11/5 RB: DLC – Early Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Joan Jett

    Posted on October 30th, 2009 Simon 2 comments

    Rock-Band-2-DLC-NirvanaSeems I’m now zero for four on DLC predictions, but I am sure that my random guesses are as good as anyone else’s.  This coming week is not going to be Weezer’s Raditude (that is a bit of good news and bad news), but instead its a return of two Rock Band favorites, Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, and a single track from Joan Jett.

    Both Nirvana and the Foo Fighters are no strangers to Rock Band DLC enthusiasts.  Both acts are featured on the RB1 and RB2 discs, and each have had their very own DLC packs of additional music.  This is actually the third Foo Fighters pack, and don’t forget that you can also get their entire CD “The Color and the Shape” from the RB Marketplace.  Nirvana’s tracks bring their total to 12 songs on the platform, and the Foo Fighters to 24 songs.  Two of the Foo Fighter songs, “Word Forward” and “Wheels” are brand new songs, the others are two of the most requested songs in the Foo Fighter catalogue.  I have to think that we are near the end of that particular catalogue.

    Joan Jett also gets a nod with her track “Fake Friends“, the first track to her follow up 1983 album entitled “Album”.   Not familiar with the track?  This was the second song I’ve previewed for RB:DLC that I had to press the STOP button before the end (that honor goes to Just Kait’s U Suck).   For starters, the main guitar riff is the same riff they teach you at day one of Guitar lessons.  It contains the lyric “You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.”  It doesn’t help that the special effects they used in the video consist of a black and white photo simply falling over in its own frame, possibly due to boredom or embarrassment.   I think a better choice for Ms. Jett would have been “I Love Rock’n’Roll” or simply to not release any more Joan Jett after the fiasco that is “Bad Reputation”.

    The tracks will be available on Tuesday, November 5.  Point costs for each pack are 560 for the Foo Fighters, 440 for Nirvana, 160 for Joan Jett or a-la-carte tracks.  Personally I cannot pass up the Nirvana tracks, I used to put on their “Bleach” album and listen to it from start to finish.  If I was making you a mixtape, “Blew” would be on it, and you would love it.


    2 responses to “11/5 RB: DLC – Early Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Joan Jett” RSS icon

    • Really?! More Foo Fighters. Really?! I’m so sick of Dave Grohl songs. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nirvana, and like me some Foo Fighters, plus some of his other projects. I’m just so sick of hearing Foo Fighters as an announcement for weekly DLC. He’s on every RB disc….excluding Beatles. (Wait, did he figure a way to get on there too?)

    • Did you know that Bad Reputation is going to be on Band Hero? Do you really think the line, “I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation” is an “E for Everyone” type of lyric? It’s definitely the type of song I skip over on RB2 when my kids are in the room.

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