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  • Rock Band 3 Set List Officially Unofficially Official

    Posted on August 20th, 2010 Shawn No comments

    BREAKING NEWS: You may have heard a leak of all 83 songs from the Rock Band 3 set list being confirmed at GamesCom. Well, three of Harmonix’ finest are here to confirm that all 83 songs you may have heard about is completely unofficial. See the video below which confirms all 83 songs are unconfirmed.

    It’s hysterical, and officially unconfirms any confirmation.

    Rock Band 3 Setlist OFFICIAL Comment from Harmonix on Vimeo.

  • Rock Band Slacker Radio: Now with 76 Rock Band 3 Songs

    Posted on August 19th, 2010 Shawn 1 comment

    Rock Band Slacker RadioThanks to the community following all the Rock Band 3 announcements and leaks, I have updated the Rock Band Slacker Radio Station with all of the known Rock Band 3 songs. 76 new songs have been added to the station, based on 2 posts at RockBandAide; this one and this one.

    Here’s the list that has been added (to the already 1,200 songs on the station):

    Confirmed (RockBand.com)

    • Dio – Rainbow in the Dark
    • Huey Lewis and the News – The Power of Love
    • Ida Maria – Oh My God
    • Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
    • Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
    • Joan Jett – I Love Rock and Roll
    • Juanes – Me Enamora
    • Metric – Combat Baby
    • Night Ranger – Sister Christian
    • Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
    • Phoenix – Lasso
    • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
    • Rilo Kiley – Portions of Foxes
    • Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun
    • Spacehog – In the Meantime
    • Stone Temple Pilots – Plush
    • The Cure – Just Like Heaven
    • The Doors – Break On Through
    • The Vines – Get Free
    • The White Stripes – The Hardest Button to Button
    • Them Crooked Vultures – Dead End Friends
    • Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

    Confirmed (E3)

    • Yes – Roundabout

    Confirmed (Comic-Con)

    • B-52′s – Rock Lobster
    • Def Leppard – Foolin’
    • Filter – Hey Man, Nice Shot
    • Foreigner – Cold as Ice
    • Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
    • Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World

    Confirmed (GameInformer, MrPope’s Twitter)

    • David Bowie – Space Oddity

    Confirmed (EuroGamer)

    • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up
    • INXS – Need You Tonight
    • Poni Hoax – Antibodies
    • Rammstein – Du Hast
    • Roxette – The Look
    • Tokio Hotel – Humanoid
    • HIM – Killing Loneliness
    • Maná – Oye Mi Amor
    • Slipknot – Before I Forget
    • War – Low Rider

    Confirmed (X-Play)

    • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – I Need To Know

    Recent Leak (GottGameShows)

    • The Bronx – False Alarm
    • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
    • Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Live)
    • Tegan and Sara – The Con
    • Riverboat Gamblers – Don’t Bury Me… I’m Still Not Dead
    • The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
    • Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle
    • Blondie – Heart of Glass
    • The Who – I Can See For Miles
    • James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
    • Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
    • John Lennon – Imagine
    • Big Country – In a Big Country
    • Primus – Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
    • Echo and the Bunnymen – Killing Moon
    • Dover – King George
    • Raveonettes – Last Dance
    • The Sounds – Living in America
    • Phish – Llama
    • Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
    • Paramore – Misery Business
    • Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
    • At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
    • The Muffs – Outer Space
    • Golden Earring – Radar Love
    • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
    • Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
    • Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
    • The Smiths – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
    • Hypernova – Viva La Resistance
    • Pretty Girls Make Graves – Something Bigger, Something Brighter
    • Swingin’ Utters – This Bastard’s Life
    • Dire Straits – Walk of Life
    • Devo – Whip It
    • Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
    • Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1

    Direct link to Rock Band Station on Slacker.com
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  • Rock Band Slacker Radio: Holy Metal!

    Posted on July 22nd, 2010 Shawn 1 comment

    Rock Band Slacker RadioThis update of the greatest Rock Band tribute station, gets us up to date with all regular DLC through May 25, 2010. With this latest installment, we get a blistering load of metal, including Pantera’s Great Southern Trendkill album, Judas Priest’s British Steel Live Album, Deftones, P.O.D., plus more Grateful Dead, The Smithereens, and a few others.

    Please tell all your music and Rock Band friends about the blog and our Rock Band Station.

    Direct link to Rock Band Station on Slacker.com
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    Breaking the Law” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “Rapid Fire” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “Metal Gods” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “Grinder” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “United” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    Living After Midnight” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “The Rage” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “Steeler” (Live) Judas Priest 2010s Metal British Steel 30th Anniversary 2010-05-11 !May 11, 2010
    “Beat It on Down the Line” Grateful Dead 1960s Classic Rock Grateful Dead 03 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    “Cumberland Blues” Grateful Dead 1970s Classic Rock Grateful Dead 03 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    Scarlet Begonias Grateful Dead 1970s Classic Rock Grateful Dead 03 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    “Throwing Stones” Grateful Dead 1980s Classic Rock Grateful Dead 03 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    Touch of Grey Grateful Dead 1980s Classic Rock Grateful Dead 03 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    “U.S. Blues” Grateful Dead 1970s Classic Rock Grateful Dead 03 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    “A Girl Like You” The Smithereens 1980s Rock Single 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    “Only a Memory” The Smithereens 1980s Rock Single 2010-05-18 !May 18, 2010
    “The Great Southern Trendkill” Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 01 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    War Nerve Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 02 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    Drag the Waters Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 03 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    “10’s” Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 04 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    “13 Steps to Nowhere” Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 05 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    “Suicide Note Pt. II” Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 07 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    “Living Through Me (Hell’s Wrath)” Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 08 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    Floods Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 09 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    “The Underground in America” Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 10 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    “(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin” Pantera 1990s Metal The Great Southern Trendkill 11 !The Great Southern Trendkill 2010-05-25 !May 25, 2010
    Alive P.O.D. 2000s Nu-Metal … !Single 2010-06-01 !June 1, 2010
    “Trouble Comes Running” Spoon 2010s Indie Rock Spoon 01 2010-06-01 !June 1, 2010
    Don’t You Evah Spoon 2000s Indie Rock Spoon 01 2010-06-01 !June 1, 2010
    “I Turn My Camera On” Spoon 2000s Indie Rock Spoon 01 2010-06-01 !June 1, 2010
    Got Nuffin Spoon 2010s Indie Rock Spoon 01 2010-06-01 !June 1, 2010
    “Cherry Waves” Deftones 2000s Rock Deftones 01 2010-06-08 !June 8, 2010
    Hole in the Earth Deftones 2000s Rock Deftones 01 2010-06-08 !June 8, 2010
    Minerva Deftones 2000s Rock Deftones 01 2010-06-08 !June 8, 2010
    The Great Escape Boys Like Girls 2000s Emo … !Single 2010-06-08 !June 8, 2010
    “Rock Ready” Crown of Thorns 2000s Rock … !Single 2010-06-08 !June 8, 2010
  • Our Green Day: Rock Band Release Party

    Posted on June 29th, 2010 Shawn No comments

    Green Day: Rock Band Party 1I make a general rule at work to host a party when ever a new rhythm game gets released. Sometimes, we just have music game parties just for the hell of it too.  Last summer, I organized a dual release party on 09.09.09, where we had The Beatles: Rock Band in one room and Guitar Hero 5 in another.

    Earlier this month, on 06.09.10 to be exact, I hosted a Green Day: Rock Band release party at work. In one room, which we will call the main stage, we had Green Day: Rock Band splattered across five giant projectors. It was a bit overkill, but that’s how we roll. In the other room, which we will the 2nd stage, we had one giant screen projector setup with Rock Band 2, and about 600 songs.

    These parties generally bring out the plastic rockers from work, and this event was no exception. On the main stage, we had it set up with guitar, bass, and 3 vocals. We were shy one set of drums so, unfortunately there wasn’t a chance to let people realize how insane the drums for many early Green Day songs really was. Though, the vocal harmonies were a big hit, and people are really looking forward to that feature in Rock Band 3. Over all, many of the early Green Day songs were requested, and people were looking for more Insomniac and Warning songs. For me, I love American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, so no complaints on the set list from me.

    Stage 2 was a different vibe entirely. It was more comfortable, since everyone has been playing Rock Band 2 for about two years now (and we’ve had it at several parties). This room has the traditional Rock Band set up, vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. I even set up the Rock Band Stage Kit for some lighting effects. For fear of a visit from the local fire department, I opted not to turn on the fog machine. Some favorite songs that jump out to me were Poker Face, The Great Southern Trendkill (see video), and Foreplay/Long Time.

    Of course, both setups had No Fail Mode on to increase the party/fun factor without the bummer of someone killing the buzz by being booed off the stage.

    Over all, our 2+ hour event was a success with a couple dozen of our closest coworkers joining in the fun. I expect we will have a couple more of these throughout the summer.

    Everyone is looking forward to the 7 person band of Rock Band 3, which I expect we will have a release party of that in early November.

    Check out the small gallery below.

  • Back on the Kit

    Posted on June 28th, 2010 Shawn No comments

    Here’s something I have not written much about before, likely because the site hasn’t focused on this obsession.  But, let’s start a new category and see if there’s interest from our readers. I had the opportunity to pick up some drum sticks last week and jam with a couple guitarists from my town.

    Our two hour impromptu jam at one of the guitarists studio, who we will call SuRGe, was reminiscent of a garage band I used to jam with two years ago.  That band was Sorry About Your Dog from Charlotte, NC. Those guys were a group of I.T. pros and closet musicians, who played some common party classics (a lot from the mid-90s). I helped out on drums and vocals, when their permanent players weren’t available. Maybe, you could call me a scab.

    These guys I jammed with this past week, nearly have identical taste in songs.  Plus, many of the songs are also in Rock Band.  Needless to say, I knew the drum parts to most of the songs shouted out during our jam session, and we jumped right in and did a decent job knocking them out.

    Here’s an example of what we played:

    You May Be Right
    The Break Up Song
    Just What I Needed
    Jenny 867-5309
    Wild Flower
    Bad Case of Lovin’ You
    Should I Stay Or Should I Go
    American Girl
    Basket Case
    Welcome to Paradise
    Your Love
    When I Come Around
    Saw Her Standing There
    My Best Friends Girl
    Don’t Do Me Like That
    Dirty Deeds

    You might agree, lots of party songs.  You’ll see from the photos, that I may appear to be not so enthralled by what we were playing.  At least, that was my wife’s impression when she saw the photos.  Actually, I knew the songs drum parts so well, that I was mentally trying to figure out the vocal harmonies while we played. So, in the photo’s you see the outcome of my brain in action….not a pretty sight, I guess.

    Well, after two hours, the three of us agreed that we jelled together and plan to put together a list of songs to play next time. I’ve already warned them about my love for metal and prog rock, so let’s see how my suggestions play out.  The songs we played were all pretty basic for drums, which also probably plays into my lack of excitement in photos. Though, they were good for a pick up jam session.

    I’m thinking of testing the waters with classic prog rock of Kansas and Styx, maybe working our way up to Dream Theater.  I’d be up for it, though I may be alone on that one.  Keeping with the theme of songs, but adding a little difficulty, I’ll throw in Boston as a suggestion.

    P.S. – The T-Shirt I’m wearing.  I’ll give Twitter shout outs to the first person to comment where it’s from.  HINT: It’s gaming conference related.

  • Rock Band Slacker Radio: Serj, Coheed, No Doubt & more…

    Posted on June 24th, 2010 Shawn No comments

    Rock Band Slacker RadioIt’s rapid fire update time for our custom Slacker Radio Rock Band station. This is the second update this week, getting us into the DLC  for May.

    INCLUDES ALL SONGS THRU 5/4/10.
    NEW:
    Serj Tankian x2
    Smash Mouth – “All-Star”
    The Used x3
    Coheed and Cambria x3
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Peek-a-Boo”
    Supergrass – “Sun Hits the Sky”
    Violent Femmes – “American Music”
    Flyleaf – “Again”
    Silverchair – “Tomorrow”
    Busted – “Thunderbirds Are Go!”
    No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom: The Deep Cuts
    Orianthi – “According to You”

    Direct link to Rock Band Station on Slacker.com
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  • Rock Band Slacker Radio: Hendrix, Underwood, X and more

    Posted on June 22nd, 2010 Shawn No comments

    Rock Band Slacker RadioIt’s been three months since I updated our custom Slacker Radio Rock Band station. Does anyone other than me care? Not sure. Well anyway, I’ve added about 30 songs today catching us up to the second week of April.

    INCLUDES ALL SONGS THRU 4/13/10.
    NEW:
    3 Doors Down – “It’s Not My Time”
    Mute Math – “Control”
    The Subways x2
    X x4
    Ace Frehley – “Outer Space”
    Carrie Underwood – “All-American Girl”
    OneRepublic – “Stop & Stare”
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love (album)
    Anberlin – “Feel Good Drag”
    Hawk Nelson – “Live Life Loud”
    Skillet – “Monster”
    Superchick – “Stand in the Rain”
    Switchfoot – “Meant to Live”
    Thousand Foot Krutch – “Fire It Up”

    Direct link to Rock Band Station on Slacker.com
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  • E3: Complete Rock Band 3 Demo

    Posted on June 21st, 2010 Shawn No comments


    Let’s start right up front, this comes direct from the Kodak Zi8 owned and manned by our virtual BFF, RockBandAide. This 26 minute (yes, I said 26) video gives us way more than we bargained for.

    I won’t spoil it all for you, but expect to see the likely opening cinematic from Rock Band 3.  Also, get ready for a live Rock Band 3 demo of Power of Love with 7 (yes 7) simultaneous players.  Seven players on one system is quite mind blowing to me. You’ll also see the new filtering system to help you get through the nearly 2,000 songs in the Rock Band library.  Of course, you will see lot’s of Pro mode with the new Pro guitars.  There’s more.

    Just grab a beverage of choice, fire up the embedded video below, and enjoy the next 26 minutes of your life…

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  • RB: DLC 06/15/10 – The Ozzy Six-Pack

    Posted on June 7th, 2010 Simon No comments

    And I totally called it!  It was only a matter of time before one of my predictions was accurate.  Since releasing Rock Band DLC and retail albums on the same day/week has become so trendy in the last two years, quite simply I just check Metacritic, lining up the release dates, and make a best guess as to what the most likely candidates are.   Ozzy is a shameless promoter and since his new album is out on Tuesday, it seemed like a pretty good bet.   Turns out….

    On Tuesday, June 15, Ozzy Osbourne makes his ‘official’ debut in Rock Band.  You may be thinking “Wait a minute, Ozzy is already in Rock Band”.  You may then recall that the original Rock Band 1 disc had a pretty decent cover of  “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath, and later the Black Sabbath track pack which was, again, all covers.   It’s true that Ozzy’s music has been in the game since the beginning, but this is his first official appearance.   Harmonix is treating us to a few tracks from his brand new album, as well as some of his hits from the latter half of his solo career.

    • Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Babies”
    • Ozzy Osbourne – “Diggin’ Me Down”
    • Ozzy Osbourne – “I Don’t Wanna Stop”
    • Ozzy Osbourne – “Let Me Hear You Scream”
    • Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears”
    • Ozzy Osbourne – “Soul Sucker”

    John Michael Ozzy Osbourne is also known as the “Godfather of Heavy Metal”, the “Prince of Darkness”, and to Brutal Legend fans “The Guardian of Metal”; Ozzy rose to fame as the iconic and controversial front-man of Black Sabbath.  After multiple platinum selling records, Ozzy was fired from the group and embarked on his solo career.  Over the years he has teamed up with many legendary guitarists, including Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee and Zakk Wylde, while continuing to revolutionize the genre throughout the 80’s and 90’s.   Ozzy has stated in his 2009 autobiography that this will be his final record and tour, and 2010’s Scream is a reunion album of sorts which has many of his former contributors and band-mates making appearances.

    As for the song selection, certainly “Crazy Babies” and “No More Tears” were popular hits of their time, but the rest of the music sounds a bit formulaic, perhaps a bit like they were manufactured in a computer lab, and are missing the distinct “Ozzy-ness” that I associate with his earlier work.   I do love the riff on “Tears” so that one is a must-have for me.

    In my opinion, this is very likely to be his first and only appearance in the game.  Guitar Hero has a small handful of his songs (notably a re-recording of Crazy Train), but the lion-share of his hits from the 80’s and early 90’s are mired in legal proceedings surrounding unpaid royalties.  Classic albums like ’82’s Speak of the Devil and ’86’s The Ultimate Sin (to name a few) are currently unavailable from any source and have been essentially pulled from his catalogue.  Couple this with the reported troubles with releasing 20th anniversary editions of these early masterpieces (you guessed it, poorly archived master tapes), there doesn’t seem to be a great case for further DLC from his repertoire.

    Enjoy the Ozzy!  Next Next Week’s Predictions:  Oh Please let it be DANZIG.

  • RB: DLC – 5/20/10 Pantera’s “Great Southern Trendkill”

    Posted on May 21st, 2010 Simon 1 comment

    Available on Tuesday, May 20th, Harmonix today announced that the long awaited Pantera DLC will appear in the music store, and it is none other than ten tracks from “The Great Southern Trendkill”  from 1996.  The DLC will cost 1280 MSP for the entire offering, and 160 MSP a-la-carte.  Harmonix has released yet another full album of music that is sure to be a top seller.

    • “The Great Southern Trendkill”
    • “War Nerve”
    • “Drag the Waters”
    • “10’s”
    • “13 Steps to Nowhere”
    • “Suicide Note Pt. II”
    • “Living Through Me (Hells’ Wrath)”
    • “Floods”
    • “The Underground in America”
    • “(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin”

    It’s really happening.  Drag the Waters!  War Nerve!  Flood!  That solo from Flood!  Those vocals from Flood!  Rock Band DLC is going to be on fire next week.  The fans have been waiting for over two years for this day to come, including us at MyGGGo.

    Pantera is the modern American standard for Heavy Metal.  Formed in Texas in 1981 by original members Rex Brown, Diamond “Dimebag” Darrell and Vinnie Paul, they originally focused on the popular “Glam” scene of the day.  It was only after vocalist Phil Anselmo joined in 1987 and the band changed their sound to metal that the band gained any notoriety, particularly with 1990’s “Cowboys from Hell”.    The band followed up with chart-breaking album after album, not the least of which were ’92’s “Vulgar Display of Power” and ’94’s “Far Beyond Driven”.  By 1995 the group’s morale had hit an all time low – in fact Anselmo recorded all the vocals to “The Great Southern Trendkill” in a completely separate studio.   Although Pantera released nine studio albums, had several platinum albums (an achievement for any group, let alone a metal band) and countless world tours, the disharmony in the band caused the group to break up forever in 2002.  Tragedy struck again in 2004 when Dimebag Darrell was killed on stage while performing with his new band, Damageplan, which destroyed any hope of a Pantera reunion.  The band has since released a greatest hits album of sorts, in March of this year.

    “Trendkill” is one of their masterpieces, and the only Pantera album I perfer to listen to in its entirety.  One track is notably missing, “Suicide Note Pt. I”, and I can only assume this is because of the diverse nature of the song which features 12-string acoustics, keyboards, and no electric guitar, or perhaps the fact that the band preferred to play this song over the P.A. in concert rather than try to play it live.  Instead we are given the bonus track, “(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin”.

    Next Week’s Predictions:  It’s going to be 1992 all over again with music from Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, and Stone Temple Pilots, all of which have new albums on May 25th.

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