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Rock Band
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Genre(s) Rhythm game
Developer(s) Harmonix Music Systems
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts Studios
First release Rock Band
November 20, 2007
Latest release Lego Rock Band
November 3, 2009
.Rock Band is a series of music video games developed by Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games, and distributed by Electronic Arts for the Nintendo DS, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360 game systems.^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ It's a symphony of video game music!

^ Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition .
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

.The series, inspired by Harmonix's previous efforts on the Guitar Hero series, allows up to four players to simulate the performance of popular rock music songs by playing with controllers modeled after musical instruments.^ Requires a drum, microphone or guitar controller to play (Rock Band instruments sold ...
  • Rock Band (Wii) : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero ® Encore: Rocks the 80s .
  • guitarhero.com • View topic - Will There Be Any Downloadable Content For Band Hero 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC hub.guitarhero.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guitar Hero: 0 songs.
  • DLC Quickplay - BossiestWaif 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC dlcquickplay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar, and drums parts to songs, as well as sing through a USB microphone.^ Each song can be played in four distinctly different ways– Guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.
  • 'Rock Band' Hands-On Preview with Video | Touch Arcade 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC toucharcade.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AR: Yes, there will be a guitar controller for playing the guitar and the bass parts, a drum peripheral for playing the drum parts, and a microphone for singing.
  • Information Thread - Neoseeker Forums 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ My boyfriend is in several bands, and he plays lead guitar, bass guitar and drums.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Players are scored on their ability to match scrolling musical "notes" while playing instruments, or by their ability to match the singer's pitch on vocals.^ Players must play these instruments in time with musical "notes" as they scroll towards them on the screen.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 allows players to perform in virtual bands by providing up to four players with the ability to play three different peripherals modeled after music instruments (a guitar peripheral for lead guitar and bass guitar gameplay, a drum peripheral, and a microphone).
  • Rock Band 2 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike many other music games, the player may obtain an even higher score and access a special "COOL" mode of play by improvisational "freestyling" (though the algorithm by which this is scored is often nebulous and the results virtually unpredictable).
  • 227's YouTube-Billboard 100-NBA Mix! Top 1-10 Songs, videos (YOUTUBE) & nba (Basketball) AT jAMAAL aL-dIN'S hOOPS 227! 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first game in the series, Rock Band, was released in 2007 shortly after Harmonix was acquired by MTV Games, and its sequel Rock Band 2 was released in 2008. Harmonix has also regularly provided downloadable content, in the form of additional downloadable songs on a weekly basis through the game consoles' network services.^ Since Rock Band was first announced by Harmonix and MTV Games in March , the developers have made no secret of their ambitious plans for downloadable content.
  • Rock Band DLC priced, detailed - News at GameSpot 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Harmonix has likened the Rock Band game to a new platform for future music releases, and the company hopes to build the library of downloadable content up to hundreds of songs within the first year of the game's release by releasing new content on a weekly basis.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.To date, over 1000 songs are available between those on the game discs and through downloadable content.^ The downloadable content is what makes the game.
  • Matt Brett » Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour? 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC mattbrett.com [Source type: General]

^ Additional songs and albums by The Beatles will be made available for the game as downloadable content.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Fifteen songs were made available at the game's launch date.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.Harmonix has also created standalone Track Packs that either contain a selection of downloadable content, or a selection of band-specific songs.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Each volume contains several of the tracks available as downloadable content.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Users can download songs in packs or on a track-by-track basis.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.The company has also designed the Rock Band Network to allow bands and labels to publish their songs as Rock Band tracks that can be purchased by players.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ When is the Rock Band Network coming out?
  • Rock Band Weekly: Tom Petty, Phoenix, Silvertide 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last month the company announced Rock Band Network, a development tool that will allow players to create and sell their own Rock Band songs.
  • Rock Band | GameLife | Wired.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

.To date, over 13 million copies of Rock Band titles have been sold[1][2] netting more than $1 billion in total sales.^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The album sold more than 2.2 million copies in the United States alone.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band Downloadable Content | Gamers With Jobs 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band should get into the more focused title thing.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .Over 1,000 songs are available in the franchise library, and over 60 million downloadable song purchases have been made.^ As of mid-March 2008, 6 million downloadable songs have been purchased by players.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Additionally, other songs can be purchased and downloaded.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ While Activision makes the occasional song available for download for "Guitar Hero," its primary strategy is to sell expansion discs like "Guitar Hero: Metallica" and the forthcoming "Guitar Hero: Van Halen."
  • Harmonix Unveils Rock Band Network: Put Your Music In The Game - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2][4][5]

Contents

History

Pre-Rock Band

.Harmonix Music Systems previously developed several music-based games, including Frequency, Amplitude, and the Karaoke Revolution series.^ Rock Band 2 is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems , as the sequel to Rock Band .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Other games developed by Harmonix Music (6) .
  • Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360 - Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Video Game - Rock Band 2 Xbox360 Game Info / Rock Band 2 Achievements, Rock Band 2 Screenshots, Rock Band 2 Cheats, Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Reviews, Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Downloads .torrent 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We already have the Country Karaoke Revolution game.
  • http://www.yallwire.com/contests/rockband.html?mode=submit 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.yallwire.com [Source type: General]

.Harmonix was approached by RedOctane to help develop Guitar Hero, a music video game similar to Konami's GuitarFreaks in that a special guitar-shaped controller was used to mimic the playing of lead guitar to several rock tracks.^ It's a symphony of video game music!

^ But a new musical video game has entered the picture: Rock Band.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ If only the Guitar Hero games were compatible with the guitar...
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Guitar Hero proved to be a surprise success, and led to the development of a full sequel, Guitar Hero II, and an expansion title, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.^ Rock Band 2 with guitar hero 3 controller?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Blair rocks out with Guitar Hero II....
  • Rock Band - Trailer | SPIKE 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ RockBandAide: What impact has Rock Band and Guitar Hero had on your success?

Main series

.In 2006, both Harmonix and RedOctane were bought separately, by MTV Games and Activision respectively; MTV paid $175 million to acquire Harmonix.^ However, in June 2006, RedOctane was bought by Activision, while in September 2006, Harmonix was purchased by MTV Networks.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The Rock Band online music store recently surpassed 30 million paid downloads since the game’s launch in late November 2007.
  • Rock Band Downloadable Content | Gamers With Jobs 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

^ The band broke up somewhat abruptly at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo when RedOctane, which owned the rights to the Guitar Hero name, was purchased by Activision for $100 million.
  • Harmonix forms Rock Band - News at GameSpot 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .RedOctane continued to publish the Guitar Hero series, bringing Neversoft on board for development duties.^ Guitar Hero, Activision, and RedOctane are registered trademarks o Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • guitarhero.com • View topic - Will There Be Any Downloadable Content For Band Hero 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC hub.guitarhero.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Neversoft's Guitar Hero series is a franchise.
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band 2: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ This would lead to bigger and better games, including Harmonix's Rock Band series, several Guitar Hero sequels and singing games like Karaoke Revolution and ...
  • Rock Band - RedbandHQ 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC redbandhq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to Harmonix Vice President of Product Development, Greg LoPiccolo, the Harmonix team had already envisioned the possibility of different instruments before they were completed with the Guitar Hero series.^ Harmonix creates Guitar Hero for the PS2.
  • http://forum.guitarherogame.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=22554 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC forum.guitarherogame.com [Source type: General]

^ The guitar is a lot different than the guitar hero guitars.
  • Rock Band! - Order of the Blue Gartr 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bluegartrls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Neversoft's Guitar Hero series is a franchise.
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band 2: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Rock Band took twenty months and approximately US$200 million to develop.^ Rock Band Hits 200, Sells 12 Million .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ The Rock Band online music store recently surpassed 30 million paid downloads since the game’s launch in late November 2007.
  • Rock Band Downloadable Content | Gamers With Jobs 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

^ The same team has also been handling the development work for the upcoming "The Beatles: Rock Band," due in September.
  • Harmonix Unveils Rock Band Network: Put Your Music In The Game - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Harmonix was able to use MTV's music licensing abilities to secure the licensing rights for the music in the game.^ MTV Games and Harmonix today announced the Q...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ The game also won't use the right cymbal.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ This is music gaming done right, plain and simple.
  • The Beatles Rock Band Review Xbox360 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

.Rock Band was praised by critics and was highly successful, leading to the release of a sequel, Rock Band 2 less than a year later.^ AM GH: Metallica is less nichey than Rock Band.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'Rock Band' sequel steals the show ".
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Is Rock Band 2 easier than Rock Band 1?
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

. In part due to development of The Beatles: Rock Band, Harmonix announced that Rock Band 3 will break the "annual release cycle" and was not released in 2009.[8] Rock Band 3 was officially announced by Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman on March 9, 2010, to be released by the end of 2010.[9] The game will continue to be distributed by Electronics Arts after the two companies reached a continued agreement for distribution of the series, which was initially set to expire in March 2010, with the final EA-distributed title to have been Green Day: Rock Band.^ Harmonix has released the titles of 35 songs included with the games.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Patch: News: Harmonix releases Rock Band 2 update .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Boxxet 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[10][11]

Band specific games

.In October 2008, Harmonix, along with MTV Games, announced an exclusive agreement with Apple Corps, Ltd. to produce a standalone title, titled The Beatles: Rock Band, based on the Rock Band premise and featuring the music of The Beatles.^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (ps3) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.The game was released on September 9, 2009, coinciding with the release of remastered collections of the Beatles' albums, and features a visual and musical history of the Beatles with United Kingdom-released versions of songs from their albums Please Please Me through Abbey Road.^ The Wii version of the game will feature 5 additional bonus songs.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The game will be released simultaneously on all three consoles on September 9, 2009, the same day as remastered versions of The Beatles' records are released.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ The game was released internationally on 9 September 2009, [2] coinciding with the release of the new, remastered CD versions of The Beatles albums.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Harmonix stated, despite building on the Rock Band gameplay, that the game is not a Rock Band branded title, and that the songs will not be available as downloadable content for the Rock Band series.^ Of the 41 tracks, the majority are songs previously available on the Rock Band / Rock Band 2 discs, or via downloadable content.
  • Destructoid - Review: Rock Band Unplugged 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ So one of the things we've done with downloadable content is that songs are available individually.
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is not compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[12] .The agreement had been in discussion for more than 17 months prior to the official announcement.^ The agreement was the result of 17 months of discussions.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Nothing better than a new game announcement thats less than 3 months away, as opposed to a certain other big name sequel that was announced this weekend.
  • Rock Band 2 Hits September -- Timed Exclusive for Xbox360 - Games and Technology - Penny Arcade Forums 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.penny-arcade.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As previously announced, SanDisk will release an official 2GB Rock Band 2 SD card that will allow players to store more than 75 downloadable tracks.
  • Rock Band!!! - Page 68 - CHUD Forums 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13] .The game itself was a result of a chance meeting between Dhani Harrison, George Harrison's son, and Van Toffler, president of MTV, shortly after Harmonix's acquisition.^ MTV Games and Harmonix today announced the Q...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ "It was really easy to figure out how to create awareness, heat and buzz on our music networks," says Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo group.
  • For Those About To Pretend to Rock - WSJ.com 15 September 2009 2:32 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Activision soon bought RedOctane and MTV Games snapped up Harmonix, meaning the studio had to say goodbye to the GH franchise.
  • Rock Band | OXM ONLINE 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.oxmonline.com [Source type: General]

.Dhani was able bridge the shareholders of Apple Corps with Harmonix, leading to the game's development; as such, Dhani has since been hired as an employee of Harmonix, working on improving their instrument controllers.^ Will RB instruments work with GH games?
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ I should think that this game was more than a welcome improvement from the previous game due to the increase in graphics, improved quality of the instruments, and a setlist that could be described as art.
  • Walmart.com: Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle (PS3): Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

^ Released on November 20th, 2007, this Harmonix -developed and EA / MTV -published music game provided players with four instruments-- guitar , vocals , drums , and bass guitar --which are controlled by different instrument-shaped controllers.
  • Rock Band (video game) - giantbomb.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

[14]
. Following on the success of The Beatles: Rock Band, Green Day: Rock Band was announced at the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards for release in 2010, and will include the band's songs (including "American Idiot"), avatars of the band's members and venues specific for the group.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Harmonix has released the titles of 35 songs included with the games.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Press Release 0 The first week of DLC for Rock Band of 2010 has been announced.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[15] .The track list will be fully exportable to other Rock Band games.^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a great game.
  • Rock Band (Game Only) - 15870 - Buy.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.buy.com [Source type: General]

^ A game worthy of the Rock Band name.
  • Rock Band Unplugged (psp) reviews at Metacritic.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band Unplugged (psp) reviews at Metacritic.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[16]

Spin-offs

. On June 2, 2008, Harmonix announced that it had begun codeveloping a Japanese version of Rock Band with Q Entertainment for exclusive release in Japan on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.^ Finally, Harmonix has announced that Rock Band will rock its way to the Wii starting on June 22nd for $170.
  • Rock Band - Gizmodo 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition .
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Patch: News: Harmonix releases Rock Band 2 update .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Boxxet 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.According to Harmonix, Rock Band: Japan will be "the first US-originated rock music game to be heavily localized for the Japanese market".[17] A release date has not yet been announced.^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Patch: News: Harmonix releases Rock Band 2 update .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Boxxet 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Press Release 0 The first week of DLC for Rock Band of 2010 has been announced.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.While the game mechanics are expected to remain the same as Rock Band, the game will be localized and its soundtrack will include songs by popular Japanese artists,[18] such as X Japan.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ The in-game store in Rock Band will also receive new songs before the ...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[19]
Lego Rock Band features Lego-style avatars with full customization along with a family-friendly soundtrack.
Harmonix and MTV Games have worked with TT Fusion and Traveller's Tales, developers of the various Lego-themed video game titles such as Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and Warner Bros. .Interactive Entertainment to create Lego Rock Band.^ LEGO: Rock Band Xbox 360 .
  • Amazon.com: Lego Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ LEGO Rock Band - review .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Lego Rock Band 01:49 .
  • Amazon.com: Lego Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[20] .The game's announcement was preceded by industry rumors of the title's existence,[21] including mention in a slide in Harmonix' Dan Teasdale's presentation at the 2009 Game Developers Conference.^ Harmonix has released the titles of 35 songs included with the games.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ March 28, 2009 in Interview 2 "At the Game Developers Conference today, Harmonix Senior Designer Dan Teasdale gave a talk to the gathered gamererati about what went on behind-the-scenes during the development of Rock Band.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Since Rock Band was first announced by Harmonix and MTV Games in March , the developers have made no secret of their ambitious plans for downloadable content.
  • Rock Band DLC priced, detailed - News at GameSpot 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22] .The game includes songs that are "suitable for younger audiences."^ The game includes 41 songs total.
  • New Limited Edition Rock Band Unplugged Entertainment Pack – PlayStation.Blog 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.us.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ The game disc is expected to include all 58 playable tracks found in other versions of Rock Band as well as five extra "bonus songs".
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to the track “Alive” that is already available on the Rock Band 2 game disc, the Pearl Jam Ten download pack will include the additional 10 songs from the album: .
  • Rock Band Downloadable Content | Gamers With Jobs 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

[20] .The game also includes the "fun, customization and humor of the Lego videogame franchise" by allowing players to create their own Lego-style avatars.^ Create your own rock avatar!
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Players will be able to pose their avatars, take photo shoots, create fake album art for their band, and order T-shirts and bumper stickers based on these creations.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Both games will allow players to purchase and download extra song packs from the Internet.
  • For Those About To Pretend to Rock - WSJ.com 15 September 2009 2:32 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.The game, which was released on November 3, 2009 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii consoles, supports all existing Rock Band instruments.^ Xbox 360 Console Monster Rock Band's longevity will last as long as it has support for it.
  • Rock Band - MobyGames 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ Arcade and original Xbox games 360 Arcade console 360 Arcade problem!!!
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board Xbox 360 > Topics > Numbers 20 September 2009 8:49 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition .
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

[20] .The game is able to utilize selected existing downloadable content for the other Rock Band games that have been deemed acceptable for the game's audience, except on the Nintendo Wii.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ "Rock Band" video game will feature "Going Country" downloadable content.
  • FARK.com: (4074125) "Rock Band" video game will feature "Going Country" downloadable content. Banjo controller still not compatible 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.There is also a Nintendo DS version co-developed with Backbone Entertainment, with gameplay similar to the Unplugged title.^ Nintendo doesn’t say they have the best graphics or that they have the best multiplayer titles out there.
  • Using Wii Guitar Hero controller with Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gamesweasel.com [Source type: General]

^ For more information on Rock Band Unplugged and the Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack, be sure to take a look at MTV Games’ announcement on the title, which was made today.
  • New Limited Edition Rock Band Unplugged Entertainment Pack – PlayStation.Blog 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.us.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ Doesn't sound like the time-trial gameplay is quite as 'open' as I was hoping, but it still sounds like there's enough re-play value there to keep me entertained for a while.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[20]

Portable games

. Rock Band Unplugged was developed by Backbone Entertainment and was released for the PlayStation Portable in North America on June 9, 2009[23] and will be in Europe by the end of 2009. The game uses the PSP's Wi-Fi capabilities to provide an online store for additional downloadable content from music providers.^ Tagged // psp , rock band unplugged .
  • New Limited Edition Rock Band Unplugged Entertainment Pack – PlayStation.Blog 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.us.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[24] .The game is played similarly to Harmonix' previous games Frequency and Amplitude, with the player using the face buttons on the PSP to match notes; after completing a length of a phrase on a given instrument, that instrument will then play by itself for a while, allowing the player to switch to another instrument.^ So given that you can play both games on either set of instruments..
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Best single player game I have ever played.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Remote Play PSP game to PS3!
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[25]
. A mobile phone version of Rock Band is also being developed by EA Mobile to work with various phones; the game was released to Verizon users on September 16, 2009. The game features many of the same modes as the main Rock Band series, including the ability to play with other users through the software.^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ I can?t wait to play them in Rock Band,?
  • Neverending Rock Band DLC Thread - Page 4 - AnandTech Forums 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC forums.anandtech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band 3 in the works .
  • Pearl Jam Rock Band project due next year - News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band song library hits 1,000 - Xbox 360 News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.The game will offer the ability to play any of the four instruments on 25 songs selected from the existing Rock Band library.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band instrument logos on them.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[26] .A version simply titled Rock Band for the iPhone and iPod Touch was also released in October 2009, with gameplay described as similar to Tap Tap Revenge and allowing up to four people to play together with Bluetooth connections.^ Similar offers for Rock Band (Wii) » .
  • Rock Band (Wii) : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I'm pretty sure I'm playing Rock Band.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band - Europa-Release ungewiss!
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27]

Future games

. Janie Hendrix, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, revealed that she has let Jimi Hendrix's works to be used for a Rock Band game to be released later in 2010;[28][29] Harmonix later clarified that this content is not for dedicated standalone game.^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Patch: News: Harmonix releases Rock Band 2 update .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[30]
. Several bands have stated they are seeking to or are working with Harmonix to develop band-specific content for the series.^ Since Rock Band debuted November 20, 2007, Harmonix has supported the game with 105 consecutive weeks of new downloadable content.
  • Rock Band song library hits 1,000 - Xbox 360 News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The same team has also been handling the development work for the upcoming "The Beatles: Rock Band," due in September.
  • Harmonix Unveils Rock Band Network: Put Your Music In The Game - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Currently in a closed beta trial, the service will allow bands, studios, and record labels to create and sell playable game content from their very own master recordings, using the same in-house tools currently being used by Harmonix developers.
  • Destructoid - User-generated content coming to Rock Band in a big way 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

.The band Pearl Jam is working with Harmonix and MTV Games along with Rhapsody on a Rock Band-related project to be released in 2010, allowing for users to vote for their favorite live versions of the band's music.^ Between this and the Pearl Jam release, I say screw the fall and it's music releases.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Patch: News: Harmonix releases Rock Band 2 update .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Boxxet 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.It is unknown at this time if the content will be released as a band-branded game, track pack, a collection of downloadable songs or content in a future Rock Band installment.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is not compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Rock Band" video game will feature "Going Country" downloadable content.
  • FARK.com: (4074125) "Rock Band" video game will feature "Going Country" downloadable content. Banjo controller still not compatible 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31] .The band U2, after declining an option to place themselves in a Rock Band game in 2008, are reconsidering their stance after seeing the success of The Beatles: Rock Band, according to bassist Adam Clayton.^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Beatles Rock Band is the only exception.
  • Rock Band News: Lego Songs Exportable, Deets on Queen, White Stripes | GameLife | Wired.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ Stores with rock band video game .
  • Rock Band Video Game - Shop Smarter.com 15 September 2009 2:32 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32] .Similarly, Queen are in behind-the-scenes talks about a possible title for their group within Rock Band, according to Brian May.^ Cool news about Rock Band [Archive] - NEWSARAMA NEWSARAMA > TALK@Newsarama > Cool news about Rock Band .
  • Cool news about Rock Band [Archive] - NEWSARAMA 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC forum.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm only talking about Rock Band here.
  • Name your song you wish was included with GH or Rockband? [Archive] - Evil Avatar 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[33] Roger Daltrey of The Who has stated that a Rock Band-title based on his group's music will be available in 2010.[34]

Other aspects

.Image Metrics, a 3D facial animation company, has provided the pre-rendered introductions to both Rock Band and Rock Band 2.^ Pressed for office space, Harmonix was forced to move its offices in the middle of Rock Band's beta period in order to support the company's 130-person staff.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ We should know more in the near future as Rock Band marches steadily towards its expected pre-holiday '07 release date.
  • Information Thread - Neoseeker Forums 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wii version has character customization as well, [24] an upgrade from the Wii version of Rock Band , which used pre-rendered video.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[35]

Gameplay

.The Rock Band games are score-based music video games that combine elements of two of Harmonix' previous efforts: Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution, allowing up to four players to play on lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals.^ The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals.
  • Gamersnewsbits.com » Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gamersnewsbits.com [Source type: General]

^ Video Games, Music on eBay!
  • rock band 2, great deals on Video Games, Music on eBay! 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC shop.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The phenomenon has been fueled by the games "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band," in which gamers score points while playing simplified plastic guitars and other instruments in time to music.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Players use these instruments to play scrolling musical "notes" on-screen in time with music.^ Players simulate the performance of rock music by using their controllers to play scrolling on-screen notes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Do it time with the circular notes on the screen.
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Players must play these instruments in time with musical "notes" as they scroll towards them on the screen.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Rock Band titles' gameplay and on-screen interface use a combination of elements from Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution.^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

[36] .Rock Band has up to three tracks of vertically scrolling colored music notes, one section each for lead guitar, drums, and bass.^ Rock Band guitar .
  • Rock Band: Band in a Box (Xbox 360): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wii wireless guitar for Rock Band.
  • Rock Band Video Game - Shop Smarter.com 15 September 2009 2:32 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guitar Hero 3 has a better Guitar controller then the one that comes with Rock Band.
  • Cool news about Rock Band [Archive] - NEWSARAMA 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC forum.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

[36] .The colored notes on-screen correspond to buttons on the guitar and drum peripherals.^ The colored notes on-screen correspond to buttons on the guitar and drum peripherals.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ The pads have colored rings around the edges that correspond to the notes on-screen.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero with drums and other peripherals too?
  • Harmonix forms Rock Band - News at GameSpot 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36] .For lead and bass guitar, players play their notes by holding down colored fret buttons on the guitar peripheral and pushing the controller's strum bar; for drums, players must strike the matching colored drumhead, or step on the pedal to simulate playing bass drum notes.^ Requires a drum, microphone, or guitar controller to play .
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ My boyfriend is in several bands, and he plays lead guitar, bass guitar and drums.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The colored notes on-screen correspond to buttons on the guitar and drum peripherals.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.Along the top of the screen is the vocals display, which scrolls horizontally, similar to Karaoke Revolution.^ The vocals were fun, very similar to karaoke revolution.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Along the top of the screen is the vocals display, which scrolls horizontally, similar to Karaoke Revolution.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Along the top of the screen is the vocals display, which scrolls horizontally.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The lyrics display beneath green bars, which represent the pitch of the individual vocal elements.^ The lyrics display beneath green bars, which represent the pitch of the individual vocal elements.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ You sing along as the lyrics display on the screen, trying to match your vocal pitch to the meter that moves up and down with the original vocal track.
  • Rock Band Review - Xbox 360 Games 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.cnet.com.au [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (PlayStation 3) PlayStation 3 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC homeinstallation.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ During "talking parts" that do not judge pitch, a phoneme detector will pick up individual vowels and consonants of the spoken lyrics.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

[36] .When singing vocals, the player must sing in relative pitch to the original vocals.^ I was singing "Spirit In The Sky" and I had to near break my vocal cords (or take a pair of scissors to my balls) for the pitch it was trying to make me sing in.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ In Karaoke Revolution, a player sings on-screen lyrics into a microphone along with accompanying background music (in the style of karaoke) and is scored on closeness of pitch between player and tune.
  • 227's YouTube-Billboard 100-NBA Mix! Top 1-10 Songs, videos (YOUTUBE) & nba (Basketball) AT jAMAAL aL-dIN'S hOOPS 227! 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A pitch indicator displays the singer's accuracy relative to the original pitch.^ A pitch indicator displays the singer's accuracy relative to the original pitch.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ When singing vocals, the player must sing in relative pitch to the original vocals.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The Beatles: Rock Band features three-part harmonies using three separate microphones.^ "The Beatles: Rock Band is loved at E3, complete with harmony" .
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band part at customs today :) .
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How do I get the microphone to work with Rock Band?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

[37] .If any part is not being played, its interface does not appear on-screen.^ When you play the game, sponsor banners appear on the bottom of your screen.

.The remainder of the screen is used to display the band's virtual characters as they perform in concert.^ The remainder of the screen is used to display the band's virtual characters as they perform in concert.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band allows gamers to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with their friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering deep online connectivity.
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 3 - GameRankings 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamerankings.com [Source type: General]

^ The game's soundtrack consists of 45 songs by popular British rock group The Beatles and features virtual depictions of the band members performing the songs.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A screenshot of a full band playing Metallica's "Enter Sandman" in Rock Band: each instrument is represented by a different interface: lead guitar (left), drums (middle), bass guitar (right), vocals (top).
.During cooperative play as a band, all players earn points towards a common score, though score multipliers and "Overdrive" (an accumulated bonus that is the equivalent of Guitar Hero's "Star Power") are tracked separately for each player.^ Each band had a drummer, 2 guitar players and a singer.

^ Though I do think I got all 1000 points.
  • X-Box 360 (If you Have it only) [Archive] - Page 79 - SPAWN.COM Message Board 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC board.spawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band 2 with guitar hero 3 controller?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[36] .The bass guitar player's multiplier can reach as high as 6x (compared to a 4x multiplier for the other players) and achieve "Bass Groove".[38] Overdrive is collected during select portions of a song by successfully playing all white notes within that section (guitar and bass players can also use the guitar controller's whammy bar to extract Overdrive from white sustained notes).^ Overdrive is individually collected by players during select portions of a song by successfully playing all white notes (or yellow notes for vocals) within that section (or by using the guitar controller's whammy bar during white sustained notes).
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Use the unlock all songs cheat.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ I use to play a little bass and drums.
  • http://www.yallwire.com/contests/rockband.html?mode=submit 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.yallwire.com [Source type: General]

[39] .Once the Energy Meter is filled halfway, players can deploy their Overdrive, resulting in the "Band Meter" (which tracks how well each player is doing) changing more dramatically.^ Once a player's Energy Meter is filled halfway, they can deploy their Overdrive, resulting in the "Band Meter" (which tracks how well each player is doing) changing more dramatically.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If a player does not play well enough and falls to the bottom of the Band Meter, they will fail out of the song and their instrument will be muted from the audio mix.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ "Once we flip on the infrastructure, we can go from a few dozen people capable of doing this work to hundreds of people or more," Harmonix founder/CEO Alex Rigopulos says.
  • Harmonix Unveils Rock Band Network: Put Your Music In The Game - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This allows players to strategically use Overdrive to raise the Band Meter and pass portions of a song they otherwise might have failed.^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom, the band fails the song.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Failed players continuously drag the band's Band Meter down until they are saved.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ This allows players to strategically use Overdrive to raise the Band Meter and pass portions of a song they otherwise might have failed.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.Overdrive can be used to activate score multipliers, which vary based on a player's note streak.^ In solo play, deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Variations on Overdrive/Beatlemania activation include the removal of player-controlled audio effects.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You can also plug in the drum kit's bass pedal and use it to activate star power overdrive.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

.In solo play, deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.^ In solo play, deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The score a player recieves at the end of a song may be added to their career score, which is the total of the highest scores of all the songs played at that difficulty.
  • Rock Band (video game) - giantbomb.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.However, in band play, activating Overdrive instead increases the score multiplier of the entire band by two.^ However, in band play, activating Overdrive instead increases the score multiplier of the entire band by two.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ In solo play, deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Overdrive (Rock Band's equivalent of star power ) is still activated by either tilting the guitar upwards or by pressing the select button.
  • Rock Band (video game) - giantbomb.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.Additionally, players can deploy Overdrive independently of each other (Guitar Hero games until World Tour require players in Co-Operative mode to deploy Star Power simultaneously), as well as collect additional Overdrive while it is deployed and draining.^ Band World Tour Mode : Conquer the world!
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 100% vs. Guitar Hero 4 World Tour 0% Guitar Hero .
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ "Band World Tour" is the game's primary multiplayer mode.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

[39]
.Each band member can choose the difficulty at which they play (spanning Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert, a "Super Easy" difficulty is also present in Lego Rock Band for younger players).^ This is the quick, get in and play mode of Rock Band.
  • Rock Band (video game) - giantbomb.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ We usually play Rock Band on his PS3.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Do all band members have to be present to play as that band?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.If a player does not play well enough and falls to the bottom of the Band Meter, they will fail out of the song and their instrument will be muted from the audio mix.^ If the a band member fails 3 times, they are out!
  • Ultimate Party Game - Rock Band Bundle for Xbox 360 - Epinions.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

^ Players who fail during the song are locked out and the audio mix takes over.
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 2 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 3 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ A song from a band as DLC does not mean you play as that character.
  • Rock Band Purists Not So Sure About Country | CMT Blog 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC blog.cmt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, any active player can activate their Overdrive to bring failed players back into the song,[36] "saving" the band member.^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom, the band fails the song.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The virtual band members are not booed off the stage if a player fails a song.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ However, any active player can activate their Overdrive to bring failed players back into the song, "saving" the band member.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.However, a band member can only be saved twice; after the third failure, they cannot be brought back for that song.^ Why do only two of my band members show up in pictures?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ By Alexander Sliwinski A teeny-tiny Rock Band patch will be available this week which only affects a few DLC songs.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ I'll admit, the only problem I'm having with Lego Rock Band right now is the song list.
  • Destructoid - Review: LEGO Rock Band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

.Failed players continuously drag the band's Band Meter down until they are saved.^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom, the band fails the song.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Failed players continuously drag the band's Band Meter down until they are saved.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If a player does not play well enough and falls to the bottom of the Band Meter, they will fail out of the song and their instrument will be muted from the audio mix.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom, the band fails the song.^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Video "Proof" That Rock Band Learns You Some Drummin' This guy has supposedly never played drums before but has nailed this song on expert in Rock Band.
  • FARK.com: (3555515) Guitar Hero IV to have local band downloadable content, and may contain drums and vocal playability 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You have a ability to save people as you progress through songs whereas in WT once one person fails thats the end of the song.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.Special portions of songs are labeled as "Unison Phrases," which reward the band with a score and Overdrive bonus if each player can play their parts perfectly during the phrase.^ In solo play, deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Special portions of songs are labeled as "Unison Phrases," which reward the band with a score and Overdrive bonus if each player can play their parts perfectly during the phrase.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Earn bonus points foryour band during Rock Band's Unison Phrase opportunities if everyone plays perfectly.
  • Rock Band 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.zergwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Select songs end with a special "Big Rock Ending," which gives the players a chance to improvise and earn extra points.^ Players can earn Overdrive bonuses from "Unison Phrases" and extra points from a "Big Rock Ending."
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Case in point: the song selection screen: .
  • Guitar Hero World Tour: SPOILER THREAD - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.If each player successfully plays the final notes of the song following the freestyle portion of the "Big Rock Ending," the band earns all of the "Big Rock Ending" points.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ We usually play Rock Band on his PS3.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Do all band members have to be present to play as that band?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.Otherwise, the bonus is lost.^ Otherwise, the bonus is lost.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.As the song progresses, the screen shows a meter with the current accumulated score for the game, as well as the number of "stars" earned so far based on their score and the progress towards the next star indicated by a partially filled ring.^ For instance, this game offers no unpause countdown, and no indication of instrumental/vocal part difficulty on the song select screen.
  • Destructoid - Review: LEGO Rock Band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ For songs with multipart vocals, players need only to stay in tone with the lead singer to score points and keep their performance meter up, but players earn additional scoring bonuses when they successfully complete phrases in harmony.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Players can earn up to five stars, with the chance of getting 5 "gold stars" by getting a very high score with all players on the Expert difficulty.^ Gold stars (GS) are attainable only on Expert difficulty.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Challenge Mode tracks your total stars for all songs — get high star ratings and you’ll unlock additional Photos!
  • Rock Band Beatles Blog - Everything The Beatles: Rock Band! 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.rockbandbeatlesblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During cooperative play as a band, all players earn points towards a common score, though score multipliers and "Overdrive" are tracked separately for each player.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The performance's star rating will influence the monetary reward for the song within the various game modes.^ Play directly from the disc or download the songs onto your console's hard drive, once downloaded, the songs will automatically appear in the custom Rock Band library and can be integrated into setlists and played in all game modes of various Rock Band editions.
  • rock band 2 - Compare Prices and Buy on Shopping.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]

^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Successful performances also earn the band fans, stars, and in-game cash.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

Instrument peripherals

.Rock Band features instrument controllers designed for the game.^ Rock Band instrument logos on them.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Can I use Rock Band instruments with the Rock Band 2 game disc?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.However, Harmonix and other companies have attempted to provide compatibility between competing instrument controllers and music games, allowing Rock Band to be playable without use of specific controllers.^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ But a new musical video game has entered the picture: Rock Band.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

Guitar

.
The Fender Stratocaster Controller, which features 10 frets, a whammy bar, and an effects switch.
^ The guitar controller for Rock Band is a bit bigger than GH controllers and the strum button has a bit more spring to it and it also features a second set of fret buttons closers to the body and an effects switch for echo and reverb.
  • Review : Rock Band for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

^ Compatible with Rock Band™, Rock Band™ 2, the up coming The Beatles™: Rock Band™ game, alongside other music and rhythm games, the Rock Band Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster guitar controller is a true 1..."
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Constantly missing notes when alt-strumming, the ridiculously placed whammy bar (that likes to hit the Start and Back buttons and effects switch during play), the stupidly loud and clicky buttons and (for me at least) unusable solo buttons.
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The first generation model is pictured.
.The guitar controller for Rock Band, modeled after a Fender Stratocaster, is used for lead guitar and bass guitar gameplay.^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Inculdes the Rock Band game, a wireless Fender Stratocaster Rock Band controller/guitar, a Rock Band Drum set and Microphone.
  • Poison Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RB2 guitars $69 RB2 Fender Bass $69 .
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.It has several features akin to Guitar Hero's controller, as it features five colored fret buttons on the neck of the guitar (which correspond to on-screen notes), a strum bar, and a whammy bar.^ A second set of fret buttons on the neck of the guitar.
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have been wanting that feature since Guitar Hero 1.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ The colored notes on-screen correspond to buttons on the guitar and drum peripherals.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.To use the guitar controller, players must hold the fret button that corresponds to the scrolling colored note on-screen while simultaneously pushing the strum bar.^ Players simulate the performance of rock music by using their controllers to play scrolling on-screen notes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ No more pushing colored buttons?
  • Activision Strikes Back: Guitar Hero World Tour Announced - SatelliteGuys.US 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.satelliteguys.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Due out in the fall, the game will mark a new direction for the "Guitar Hero" franchise, in which players push colored buttons on a plastic guitar-shaped controller to match notes on the screen" What does new direction mean?
  • Activision Strikes Back: Guitar Hero World Tour Announced - SatelliteGuys.US 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.satelliteguys.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, five smaller fret buttons are located further down on the neck.^ There are 5 fret buttons located further up the neck of the guitar dedicated for solo sections using hammer-ons and pull-offs (no strumming required).
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ The Stratocaster controller has five additional fret buttons of smaller size located lower on the guitar neck, allowing for notes to be played as finger tapping during solos.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ A second set of fret buttons on the neck of the guitar.
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These buttons can be used to play all notes in guitar solos (denoted by the note track turning blue) as hammer-ons and pull-offs, without the need to strum.^ Using these buttons players can “finger tap” notes in solos - no strumming required!
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are 5 fret buttons located further up the neck of the guitar dedicated for solo sections using hammer-ons and pull-offs (no strumming required).
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ You get TWO sets of buttons in fact - one for easier guitar solo play.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[36] .The whammy bar can be used to distort the sound of held notes.^ The guitar is equipped with a whammy bar which can be used to distort the sound made on held notes.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Overdrive is individually collected by players during select portions of a song by successfully playing all white notes (or yellow notes for vocals) within that section (or by using the guitar controller's whammy bar during white sustained notes).
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ While I've seen the drum fill mechanic employed intelligently by better drummers, I have yet to decide how I feel about whammy bar use.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A special effects switch can be used to toggle between five different guitar effects during solos and Overdrive periods (ranging from wah-wah, flange, chorus, echo, distortion, doubler, slap back echo, medium echo, and long echo).^ I figured out how to use the Guitar sound effects switch.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Beatles guitars have the effects switch right?
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ A five-way FX switch lets players choose their own showboating audio FX, including flanger, wah wah, echo, and chorus.
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Overdrive for guitarists can be deployed by holding the controller in a vertical position or pressing the "Select/Back" button.^ Overdrive for guitarists can be deployed by holding the controller in a vertical position or pressing the "Select/Back" button.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Pressing a button plays a sample of PaRappa's voice corresponding to which button was pressed, regardless of whether the pressing of the button matches the appropriate rhythmic sequence or intended button selection.
  • 227's YouTube-Billboard 100-NBA Mix! Top 1-10 Songs, videos (YOUTUBE) & nba (Basketball) AT jAMAAL aL-dIN'S hOOPS 227! 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Raised fret buttons * The Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar also has a Select/Back button near where your palm would rest on your strumming hand.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.The controller is offered in both wired and wireless versions.^ Wired & Wireless versions.
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, there is an effects switch on both the wired and wireless version.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Now it has been revealed that the Playstation 3 version of the game will offer Wireless bundle packs.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Rock Band games allow players to apply a "Lefty Flip" setting, supporting left-handed guitar players.^ Each band had a drummer, 2 guitar players and a singer.

^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.The second version of the controller, distributed with Rock Band 2, introduced quieter fret buttons, a more reliable strum bar, and optical sensor/microphone to help the player calibrate the video and audio output from their television/stereo system's setup.^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 players Rock Band 2 price Rock Band 2 ps3?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ HATE the rock band controllers strum bar..
  • Using Wii Guitar Hero controller with Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gamesweasel.com [Source type: General]

Drum kit

The first generation Rock Band drum controller, featuring four pads and a bass pedal.
.The drum set for Rock Band features four rubber drum pads and a bass pedal.^ The Rock Band 2 drums are pretty solid.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ The "Premium Drum Kit" features four drum pads, two cymbal pads (with the option of a third), and a bass pedal.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It features four rubber drum pads and a kick pedal.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The pads have colored rings around the edges that correspond to the notes on-screen.^ The colored notes on-screen correspond to buttons on the guitar and drum peripherals.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The pads have colored rings around the edges that correspond to the notes on-screen.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The colored fret buttons corresponding to on-screen notes must be held while the strum bar is silento.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.These pads represent a snare drum (red), toms (blue), cymbals (green), and hi-hat (yellow).^ If you can make different mapping profiles, make one for normal setup, and one where you hit the hi-hat and it makes a snare sound and vice versa :D so then when you play RTTH-like songs you can just change a setting on your drum brain.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ One example is in run to the hills in where it has really fast rolls from red yellow blue, which would be really weird to play on a GH:WT kit.
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Konami kit sorta looks like it has a hi-hat pad in a sorta correct position, but the kit itself seems pretty flakey.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.The pedal represents the bass drum (orange), with on-screen notes represented as orange horizontal lines across the drum highway.^ The kick pedal simulates the bass drum , with on-screen notes represented as orange horizontal lines.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ There is an open note now, represented by a purple line (just like the bass pedal for drums).
  • Guitar Hero: Sammy Hagar is still better than David Lee Roth - Games and Technology - Penny Arcade Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.penny-arcade.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When using Rock Band's drum controller, which has one less percussion pad than the World Tour unit ("Rock Band" has four drum pads, "World Tour" has three drum pads and two cymbal pads), two of the lanes on the "World Tour" drum board will merge, reducing the note track to four drum pads and bass pedal.
  • Guitar Hero: Sammy Hagar is still better than David Lee Roth - Games and Technology - Penny Arcade Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.penny-arcade.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To use the drum controller, players must strike the pads with drum sticks and press the bass pedal to match the scrolling notes on-screen.^ I use to play a little bass and drums.
  • http://www.yallwire.com/contests/rockband.html?mode=submit 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.yallwire.com [Source type: General]

^ Players simulate the performance of rock music by using their controllers to play scrolling on-screen notes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ To use the drum controller, players must strike the pads with the included authentic drum sticks and/or press the kick pedal in time with the scrolling notes on-screen.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Drummers can improvise in special "freestyle drum fill" sections of songs, indicated by the columns for each note turning a solid color.^ Drummers can improvise in special "freestyle drum fill " sections of songs, indicated by the columns for each note turning a solid color.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The true test may be dropping these beats without a note highway, something you can do in the game’s Freestyle drum mode.
  • Destructoid - Destructoid review: Rock Band 2 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During song performances, the game displays up to three tracks of vertically scrolling colored music notes, one section each for lead guitar, drums, and bass.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The four pads will commonly change functionality to represent other drums, depending on the requirements of a song.^ But there are other expansion song pack discs that do require owning Rock Band or GH. Really?
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ When I plugged the RB drums in the game automatically configures the drum track to four pad tracks plus the bass pedal.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ There are some songs im really looking forward to playing on guitar, and there are others im dead keen on to play with drums and vocals.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.The default pad order can be reversed using the "Lefty Flip" option in the game.^ I read the post, but “use the d-pad and face buttons to switch between instruments” does not articulate in any way how this game is played.
  • New Limited Edition Rock Band Unplugged Entertainment Pack – PlayStation.Blog 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.us.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ I now mail order most of my games because of this (Big W is my only real option, Harvey Norman is even worse).
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Basically, its my opinion that having all of them being pads is more versatile, and then if you do want to optionally use cymbals, then for the RB2 set you have the option of buying them.
  • Guitar Hero IV [Text View] - Page 3 - AVS Forum 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: General]

.The legs of the drum peripheral can adjust in height or be detached if the player wishes to place it on a table-top.^ The drums feature detachable legs so you can set it up on a table top.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ With Rockband 2 came Ion's Drum Rocker Set, which quickly took the Game Critics Awards top spot in 2008's Best Peripheral/Hardware category.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

[40] .The drum controller also features standard controller buttons in the middle of the peripheral for navigating in-game menus.^ With Rockband 2 came Ion's Drum Rocker Set, which quickly took the Game Critics Awards top spot in 2008's Best Peripheral/Hardware category.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Inculdes the Rock Band game, a wireless Fender Stratocaster Rock Band controller/guitar, a Rock Band Drum set and Microphone.
  • Poison Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A "Special Edition" bundle of the game includes one Höfner bass guitar controller, one Ludwig-branded drum controller, a microphone, a microphone stand and Beatles-themed postcards.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Overdrive for drummers can be deployed by hitting the crash cymbal (green note for right-handed configuration) that appears directly after a freestyle drum fill.^ Overdrive for drummers can be deployed by hitting the crash cymbal (green note for right-handed configuration) that appears directly after a freestyle drum fill.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The included drum accessory has 4 foam pads used as a snare, hi-hat, tom-toms, and crash/ride cymbal that you hit in a very similar fashion as the real drums.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ This discriminates SO MUCH against left-handed people who play right-handed drums.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.The second version of the controller, distributed with Rock Band 2, introduced quieter, "velocity sensitive" drum pads, a reinforced bass pedal, wireless capabilities, and compatibility with separately-sold cymbals.^ The Rock Band 2 drums are pretty solid.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock band drums Rock band 2 Rock band instruments compatible with GH world tour???
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 with guitar hero 3 controller?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.ION Audio has also produced a premium drum kit that includes cymbals and can be upgraded with a drum brain to be used as an electronic drum kit.^ I really really want that Ion drum kit.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Can I just plug in and use an regular electronic drum kit?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ Can I just plug in and use a regular electronic drum kit?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

Microphone

.The microphone is a standard USB microphone.^ Yes, its just a standard USB microphone.
  • Guitar Hero IV [Text View] - Page 3 - AVS Forum 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: General]

^ Each USB microphone you plug in requires a standard Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 controller to bind to – you'll need to have a basic controller AND a microphone plugged in to navigate menus and play.
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.Players can use most other USB microphones, while Xbox 360 users can substitute their console's headset, if they wish.^ XBox 360 and HD DVD player .
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ What about using the Xbox Party chat function to talk to the other players ?
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just watched a youtube clip of some guy using GHWT drums with both Rock band 1 and 2 (xbox 360).
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.For the most part, singers are judged on how closely they match the relative pitch of the song's vocalist.^ The difficulty then resides in how hard the guitar part in the song is, and which Guitar Hero notes they are charted to in the game.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ A pitch indicator displays the singer's accuracy relative to the original pitch.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, they've got the right Slayer album this time, but it will be interesting to see how many songs in general make the transition from great to hear to great to play.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During "talking parts" that do not judge pitch, a phoneme detector will pick up individual vowels and consonants of the spoken lyrics.^ Singers are judged by pitch, or during "talking parts", their ability to enunciate spoken vocals.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Today I thought why not – put it on and not only did I manage to get passed it – I dropped my sticks just before it started (lol) and managed to pick them up and get a 4x multiplier during that fast part!
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ I love my guitar setup as is, and I'm sure I'll pick up a drum kit when they go on sale individually...whenever that will be.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

[36][41] .Some sections without vocals will display circle notes, allowing for the microphone to be used as a tambourine and cowbell by tapping it or making vocal cues.^ Some sections without vocals will display circle notes, allowing for the microphone to be used as a tambourine and cowbell by tapping it or making vocal cues.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The microphone doubles as a cowbell and tambourine when there are no vocals.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Percussion breaks – tap the mic against your hand to play the tambourine and cowbell notes!
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Overdrive for singers can be deployed by singing in freestyle vocal sections of songs, denoted by yellow artwork in the background of the vocals interface.^ The big problem here was that I couldn't hear myself singing through the TV. The song's vocals don't get muted so you hear just the main singer.
  • Rock Band - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

.On January 4, 2008, video game peripherals manufacturer Mad Catz announced it had reached an agreement with MTV and Harmonix to produce peripherals for Rock Band.^ Rock Band is a must-have game.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ But a new musical video game has entered the picture: Rock Band.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems , as the sequel to Rock Band .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[42] .Other peripheral companies have developed their own guitar controllers, such as Nyko's Wireless Frontman, that work across both Rock Band and Guitar Hero titles.^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

[43]

Game modes

An on-the-spot group plays Rock Band 2 during the 2008 Penny Arcade Expo.
A year later, another group plays The Beatles: Rock Band at PAX 2009.
.The primary mode of play in both games is a "Band World Tour" mode (renamed "Tour" for Rock Band 2); in the first Rock Band, this was limited to a band of two or more players playing locally, but Rock Band 2 expanded this to any number of players, locally or online.^ We usually play Rock Band on his PS3.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Guess I really just need to play with them more in both games.
  • Guitar Hero IV [Text View] - Page 3 - AVS Forum 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock band drums Rock band 2 Rock band instruments compatible with GH world tour???
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.After choosing a band name and hometown city, the band members can create their own rock characters, as well as a band logo.^ Rock Band instrument logos on them.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Ch-ch-ch, ah-ah-ah: A look at Rock Band 2's updated character creation ".
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Where do I get Rock Band Merch (not with my characters/bands)?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.Once setup is complete, the band can begin playing concerts in small venues in their hometown until they unlock vans, tour buses and private jets, which unlock more cities and different continents.^ Once setup is complete, the band can begin playing concerts in small venues in their hometown until they unlock vans, tour buses and private jets, which unlock more cities and different continents.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If a player does not play well enough and falls to the bottom of the Band Meter, they will fail out of the song and their instrument will be muted from the audio mix.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ When the guys at Harmonix fled RedOctane, they joined Electronic Arts to start the next logical step to playing a guitar – having an entire rock band.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.Unlocking and completing new gigs unlocks additional songs for play across all game modes.^ (Want to play all the songs by Weezer in the game?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ Use the unlock all songs cheat.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ These are extra songs which are available to play on any instrument and in any game mode.
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.Successful performances also earn the band fans (used as a metric of measuring the band's popularity), stars (which accumulate based on the success of each individual song performed), and in-game cash (which each player can spend at the "Rock Shop").^ Rock Band 2: Gold starring a song, how???
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The in-game store in Rock Band will also receive new songs before the ...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ MTV says Rock Band game sells 2.5 million songs .

[44] .Most cities and larger venues require the band to achieve a certain number of fans and stars before they are unlocked.^ Most cities and larger venues require the band to achieve a certain number of fans and stars before they are unlocked.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Once setup is complete, the band can begin playing concerts in small venues in their hometown until they unlock vans, tour buses and private jets, which unlock more cities and different continents.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You know, a fan of Metallica might be introduced to other bands which influenced Metallica or which Metallica likes but which they might not otherwise hear through the non-Metallica tracks in the game.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the process, bands can loop through cities multiple times, eventually playing larger venues in cities they have already visited.^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Once setup is complete, the band can begin playing concerts in small venues in their hometown until they unlock vans, tour buses and private jets, which unlock more cities and different continents.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You know, a fan of Metallica might be introduced to other bands which influenced Metallica or which Metallica likes but which they might not otherwise hear through the non-Metallica tracks in the game.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[44] .In-game venues are inspired by real-life venues and often display local art styles from each of the represented cities.^ So much for the argument that these music games don't encourage people to take up playing an instrument in real life Good one Harmonix!
  • Harmonix Unveils Rock Band Network: Put Your Music In The Game - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acting as a secondary display, it displays email notifications, instant messages, battery reserves and system loadings in real-time even during a game in progress.
  • Geek-News.Net: October 2008 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.geek-news.net [Source type: General]

^ In coordination with the art team, sound programmers attempted to realistically map the game's note tracks relative to the real performances by The Beatles.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[44]
.Players complete unique sets of activities at each venue.^ The band must complete unique sets of activities at each venue.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Performances consist of single songs, multiple song sets, "make your own" setlists, and mystery setlists.^ I then played a mystery setlist, i think it was 3 songs.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Performances consist of single songs, multiple song sets, "make your own" setlists, and mystery setlists.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If you can make different mapping profiles, make one for normal setup, and one where you hit the hi-hat and it makes a snare sound and vice versa :D so then when you play RTTH-like songs you can just change a setting on your drum brain.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

[45] Players are also faced with decisions that Harmonix refers to as "risk-versus-reward."[45] .Bands need to choose which sized venue they perform at carefully, as a poor performance at a larger venue poses a greater threat of the band losing fans.^ They really need some Muse DLC though, it's the most requested band of all time in the forums I think.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Beginning August 8 – September 1, fans take the reins as they vote online and decide the fate of the winning Rock Band band.
  • Gamersnewsbits.com » Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gamersnewsbits.com [Source type: General]

^ I like how they make the band change throughout their career (as they did in reality), and they included some "psychedelic" venues for effect.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

[45] .For certain performances, bands are faced with an optional challenge that requires the band to average a certain amount of stars for their gig in order to reap the rewards.^ For certain performances, bands are faced with an optional challenge that requires the band to average a certain number of stars for their gig in order to reap the rewards.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Just the "Band Challenge" requires two.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Successful performances also earn the band fans, stars, and in-game cash.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[45] .Bands can also choose to perform a benefit concert (earning no in-game money but gaining more fans) or "sell-out" (earning more in-game money but losing fans).^ Successful performances also earn the band fans, stars, and in-game cash.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You can be a Guitar Hero fan today and have a lot of fun (and spend less money than most Rock Band fans).
  • Rock Band News: Lego Songs Exportable, Deets on Queen, White Stripes | GameLife | Wired.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ You know, a fan of Metallica might be introduced to other bands which influenced Metallica or which Metallica likes but which they might not otherwise hear through the non-Metallica tracks in the game.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[45] .Additionally, for certain gigs, bands can compete for band managers, roadies, security personnel, and sound guys, as well as a recording deal with a record label.^ Bands can also hire personnel, including band managers, roadies, and sound guys.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It feels like they were saying "Well, we can go out and find an up & coming band and but them in the game, or we can just call the guys we had a gig with last week and take an early lunch."
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ For certain performances, bands are faced with an optional challenge that requires the band to average a certain number of stars for their gig in order to reap the rewards.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[45] .The "Endless Setlist" allows players to experience an all-day concert atmosphere, as the setlist requires playing the entire game disc's setlist from beginning to end.^ Best single player game I have ever played.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I allow tonight to do the endless setlist .
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Combining the authentic multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the accessibility, customization and humor of LEGO games, LEGO Rock Band allows players to create their own unique rock star style and customize their own avatars, band members, roadies, and managers.
  • Amazon.com: Lego Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[46]
.Rock Band 2 introduced two new modes.^ 'Rock Band 2' to include new online modes, songs ".
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm new to Rock Band or GH games.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ New Rock Band Patch v1.4 .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

."Challenges" allow a band to play through pre-determined setlists, arranged via difficulty, to earn in-game money.^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band delivers four music games in one - challenging rockers to master lead guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals through the five separate game modes.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • PS2 Rock Band Game with Rock II, Rock 5, Double Range, Power X and Nyko Frontman Wireless Guitar Controllers 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]

^ You know, a fan of Metallica might be introduced to other bands which influenced Metallica or which Metallica likes but which they might not otherwise hear through the non-Metallica tracks in the game.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These "Challenges" include those based on songs on-disc, as well as through additional songs from the first Rock Band or from downloadable content.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is not compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The songs will not be limited to those on the Rock Band 2 disc and will include ones that use songs off the Rock Band disc and downloaded content; it is expected that challenges centered around downloadable albums will also be made available.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.A "Battle of the Bands" mode consists of limited-time online tournaments updated on a daily basis.^ Choose single-player Career mode leading a band or multiplayer as part of the band or against each other--in person or online.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Then time continues again with more games coming and the next one coming is Battle of the Bands this year.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ After spending some quality time in Rock Band's multiplayer modes, it's tough to deny the greatness of the game and the fact that a new pinnacle in rhythm gaming has been reached.
  • Rock Band - MobyGames 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

.Each specific "Battle of the Band" challenge will have a number of songs and may have specific requirements or limitations; for example, a challenge may require a vocalist, or that the band cannot use Overdrive for the challenge.^ Just the "Band Challenge" requires two.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ This allows players to strategically use Overdrive to raise the Band Meter and pass portions of a song they otherwise might have failed.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ But there are other expansion song pack discs that do require owning Rock Band or GH. Really?
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

.The goal in these challenges is to achieve the best "score", which may be the numerical score, the number of stars earned, or the longest streak of consecutive notes played correctly.^ New battles will be posted every day, and these battles will be of a wide variety (score battles, star battles, short sets, epic sets, solo battles, full band battles, genre based battles, streak battles and many, many more!
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ During cooperative play as a band, all players earn points towards a common score, though score multipliers and "Overdrive" are tracked separately for each player.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Not really playing for scores, and if anything, I'm only trying to beat my own score, not be the best in the world.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.This score is tracked on global leaderboards, and allow the players to compare their performance to their friends and others.^ During cooperative play as a band, all players earn points towards a common score, though score multipliers and "Overdrive" are tracked separately for each player.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ As previously announced, SanDisk will release an official 2GB Rock Band 2 SD card that will allow players to store more than 75 downloadable tracks.
  • Rock Band!!! - Page 68 - CHUD Forums 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More recent "Track Packs" allow their track listings to be exported to the player's console hard drive for use in either Rock Band game.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

."Battle of the Bands" challenges utilize both on-disc content and other songs the players may have available.^ How do I export the songs that are available from the Rock Band 1 disc?
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You can export the songs off of this disc to Rock Band 2 when you are ready to get it.
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The first Rock Band features a more traditional "Career" mode for a single player on either lead guitar, drums, or vocals, dividing the on-disk songs into nine tiers arranged by difficulty of the song for that instrument.^ Each band had a drummer, 2 guitar players and a singer.

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band instrument logos on them.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.Each subsequent tier would only be unlocked after completing the songs in the previous tier.^ I haven't hit anything obscenely hard yet, but I've only just unlocked I think the 4th tier.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can also unlock songs by completing Battle of the Bands challenges as well as regular Challenges.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ The only thing I'D want is knowing the purchases songs would work in that version, too.
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The player would earn in-game money based on their performance.^ Successful performances also earn the band fans, stars, and in-game cash.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The game came with a soundtrack, but players were additionally able to load their own music on CDs into the PS1 and an in-game algorithm would produce the resulting landscape based on waveform analysis.
  • 227's YouTube-Billboard 100-NBA Mix! Top 1-10 Songs, videos (YOUTUBE) & nba (Basketball) AT jAMAAL aL-dIN'S hOOPS 227! 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As in previous Rock Band games, successfully hitting the proper notes in sequence earns points for each player and boosts their "performance meter".
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.This was removed in Rock Band 2 for the improved "Tour" mode.^ Band World Tour Mode : Conquer the world!
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Disturbed Touring Canada with a Rock Band A rock band tours.

^ Rock Band 2 patch released for XBox 360, PS3 patch to follow later Includes Lips microphone support & improved hammer-on/pull-off control.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Quickplay" mode allows up to four players to play any song that has been unlocked.^ The tour can also be played with up to four players, as it was with the original.
  • Destructoid - Destructoid review: Rock Band 2 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only played four songs.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour: SPOILER THREAD - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If a player does not play well enough and falls to the bottom of the Band Meter, they will fail out of the song and their instrument will be muted from the audio mix.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Single players may play head-to-head with another player on the same instrument either through "Score Battles" (both playing at the same time to earn the highest score) or "Tug of War" (each trading off sections of a song, trying to outplay the other).^ So given that you can play both games on either set of instruments..
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Definitely worth it as a single player game also, I play single player most of the time.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Do we have to play at the same time?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.Also included are "Tutorial Mode", which allows players to learn how to play each instrument, and "Practice Mode" which allows players to practice songs for each instrument.^ These are extra songs which are available to play on any instrument and in any game mode.
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ I want to learn how to play the guitar too!
  • http://www.yallwire.com/contests/rockband.html?mode=submit 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.yallwire.com [Source type: General]

^ I've played with all sorts of calibration settings, I've run practice mode at 80 and 90 percent speed and cleared it no worries, but at 100% speed its impossible.
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A more complete "Drum Trainer" mode was added to Rock Band 2 to help players learn basic drum patterns and drum fills at various speeds.^ Added to Pepsi Rock Band this morning.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ The Rock Band 2 drums are pretty solid.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 1 and am completely lost.
  • Rock Band Purists Not So Sure About Country | CMT Blog 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC blog.cmt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Customization

.Players can create and customize their own in-game character, complete with adjustable hair, body physique, clothing, tattoos, onstage movements, and instruments.^ As with the original Rock Band , players can create and customize their own in-game character, complete with adjustable hair, body physique, clothing, tattoos , piercings, onstage movements, and instruments.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Chose from gender, body shape, face, hair, clothes, tattoos and signature moves.
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Combining the authentic multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the accessibility, customization and humor of LEGO games, LEGO Rock Band allows players to create their own unique rock star style and customize their own avatars, band members, roadies, and managers.
  • Amazon.com: Lego Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.(The PlayStation 2 versions and the Wii version of the original Rock Band do not have this feature.^ That title update will add an Export feature to the original "Rock Band" ...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ The disc version is Rock Band 1.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ PlayStation 3 40GB Rock Band Package.
  • Poison Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) .Using cash earned within the game, the player may purchase items at the in-game "Rock Shop," with which they can customize their rock star.^ Successful performances also earn the band fans, stars, and in-game cash.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Using cash earned within the game, the player may purchase items at the in-game "Rock Shop," with which they can customize their rock star.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ While "Rock Band" has players earning points for accuracy and being rewarded with virtual money to spend on such band essentials as a van or instruments, the Beatles game is fully experiential.
  • Beatles playing for keeps with "Rock Band" game - International Business Times 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.ibtimes.com [Source type: General]

.The game features an art maker where players can combine different clip art elements to create custom face paint, tattoos, clothing designs, instrument artwork, and band logos.^ Rock Band instrument logos on them.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ The custom merch creation is a feature new for Rock Band 2.
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ The game features an art maker where players can combine different clip art elements to create custom face paint, tattoos , clothing designs, instrument artwork, and band logos.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Bands themselves can create their own logo, and in Rock Band 2, players can assign any generated character to "stand in" for parts that are not presently being played.^ I'm pretty sure I'm playing Rock Band.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band instrument logos on them.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 players Rock Band 2 price Rock Band 2 ps3?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.With the release of Rock Band 2, players are able to use the official Rock Band website to create physical merchandise of their characters and band, including posters, t-shirts, as well as six-inch tall figurines.^ Mold a unique rocker using Rock Band's character creator.
  • Rock Band (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Mold a unique rocker avatar using Rock Band's character creator.
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Where do I get Rock Band Merch (not with my characters/bands)?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

Soundtracks

.Rock Band and Rock Band 2 featured soundtracks containing 58 and 84 songs, respectively, spanning many genres of rock music from the 1960s to 2000s, and including licensed music from both well-known artists, as well as independent groups.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Music spans all genres of rock and includes many master recordings from legendary artists.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ P ** Harmonix licensed this song for use and playback via Rock Band and Rock Band 2.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.The majority of songs for Rock Band are master recordings, with a handful of cover versions, while all of Rock Band 2's songs are master recordings.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band to Rock Band 2 song backup Question...
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band: 383 songs.
  • DLC Quickplay - BossiestWaif 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC dlcquickplay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players are able, for a fee, to export most of the songs in Rock Band onto their console's hard drive to play in Rock Band 2 and future Rock Band games.^ Xbox 360 Console Monster Rock Band's longevity will last as long as it has support for it.
  • Rock Band - MobyGames 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Definitely worth it as a single player game also, I play single player most of the time.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.A similar feature is available for songs from Lego Rock Band.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 - available at midnight anywhere???
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band to Rock Band 2 song backup Question...
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[47]
.Music libraries for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Rock Band and Rock Band 2 can be expanded through the purchase of downloadable songs, track packs, and the forthcoming Rock Band Network.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Console Obsession Rock Band is a curious beast.
  • Rock Band - MobyGames 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band: ZOMG! An album download !
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Similar functionality is available for the Wii version of Rock Band 2.^ Rock Band 2 - available at midnight anywhere???
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The disc version is Rock Band 1.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ According to a report from Billboard, that service will launch sometime this year for the Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band, with plans to bring those "popular tracks" to the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions "eventually."
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Downloadable songs

.Harmonix aims to provide a wide range of music to players through additional content, stating that Rock Band is a music platform for discovering music.^ Konami sues Harmonix over Rock Band .
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band Downloadable Content edit .
  • Rock Band Downloadable Content - Rock Band Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC rockband.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band needs country music.
  • http://www.yallwire.com/contests/rockband.html?mode=submit 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.yallwire.com [Source type: General]

[48] .The developer releases new songs, compatible with both games, through regular weekly downloadable content, with over 1,000 songs, including 14 complete albums, available from over 250 different artists presently available.^ So one of the things we've done with downloadable content is that songs are available individually.
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The download will encompass eleven songs including: .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ New songs are released weekly.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

[3] .These have included various singles, artist packs featuring three or more songs from the artists, and full albums.^ These six songs featured are hits from Orbison’s incredible legacy of albums including the recently released definitive box set Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock And Roll (2008) which contains 107 recordings spanning Orbison’s entire career.
  • Rock Band!!! - Page 68 - CHUD Forums 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps a more foolish man than you with some of these songs lol.
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also because then they could sell the full songs as DLC for World Tour and get more money from the people who already own the Aerosmith and Metallica discs.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Downloadable songs are usable in Rock Band and Rock Band 2.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band: ZOMG! An album download !
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band to Rock Band 2 song backup Question...
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.A portion of the downloadable song catalog are also usable in Lego Rock Band, based on their appropriateness for the game's family-friendly content rating.^ Rock Band: 383 songs.
  • DLC Quickplay - BossiestWaif 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC dlcquickplay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OFLC has a rating for Rock Band Project 9.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band to feature weekly downloadable content .
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.While The Beatles: Rock Band also supports downloadable content, the game does not share such content with the other Rock Band games, nor can use content from the other Rock Band games.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band: ZOMG! An album download !
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Beatles Rock Band is the only exception.
  • Rock Band News: Lego Songs Exportable, Deets on Queen, White Stripes | GameLife | Wired.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

.The standard price for individual song downloads is $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii points) per song, while some songs are worth $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points/100 Wii Points), and some even for free.^ All tracks are $1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points each.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Downloadable tracks currently cost 160 Microsoft Points each.
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the 360, most songs are worth 160 MS points alone (some are cheaper).
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Downloads are available through PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and the Wii's online service.^ Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 , Wii , PlayStation 2 .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ We will be providing downloadable content regularly on the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live and on the Playstation 3 through the PlayStation Store.
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Oct.
  • Neverending Rock Band DLC Thread - Page 4 - AnandTech Forums 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC forums.anandtech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Song packs and certain singles are available at discounted prices.^ Also available for free are a 2 song Neversoft pack .
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ The SpongeBob SquarePants singles are $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points) for the 3 song SpongeBob SquarePants Pack 01.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Optional challenges are available in each story "chapter", tasking players to complete every song in a specific chapter as a single performance.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The price for downloadable albums varies, according to how many songs are on the album.^ Saunderz how many DLC songs you got now?
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, they've got the right Slayer album this time, but it will be interesting to see how many songs in general make the transition from great to hear to great to play.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It sucks for my wallet how easy it is to download songs, and how many great songs there are.
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49] .The music can be purchased either directly from the console's online store, or through the Rock Band games directly via its own "Music Store", which allows users to preview the music prior to purchase.^ Patch: In-game Rock Band music store revealed .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ But a new musical video game has entered the picture: Rock Band.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band Music Store is live, patch released .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of both games support downloading; the Wii version of Rock Band 2 also has this feature, and Harmonix has re-released existing downloaded content on the Wii over time.^ Xbox 360 Console Monster Rock Band's longevity will last as long as it has support for it.
  • Rock Band - MobyGames 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is not compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Wii users are only able to purchase songs through the game's Music Store, and not through the Wii Shop Channel.^ Nintendo Wii :: Game only .
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band 2: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band downloadable content for Wii is available for purchase through the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points that must be purchased outside the game through the Wii Shop Channel.
  • Rock Band!!! - Page 68 - CHUD Forums 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As in previous Rock Band games, players can play any song in the game either cooperatively through "Quickplay", or competitively in "Tug of War" and "Score Duel" modes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.As of December 1, 2009, Harmonix states that there are over 1,000 songs available for Rock Band 2 through on-disc songs, imported track packs, and downloadable content.^ But there are other expansion song pack discs that do require owning Rock Band or GH. Really?
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ So one of the things we've done with downloadable content is that songs are available individually.
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[5][50] Over 60 million downloadable song purchases have been made through the Rock Band music store service through October 2009.[5][51]

Track packs

.Harmonix has created a series of Track Packs that contain up to twenty songs previously featured as downloadable content that can be played as a standalone title with reduced features (such as no character customization and limited game modes).^ Can you download the tracks without having played the game?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Each volume contains several of the tracks available as downloadable content.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ These are extra songs which are available to play on any instrument and in any game mode.
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

.These titles were initially intended for users of Rock Band on platforms that lacked network capabilities, specifically the PlayStation 2 and the Wii.^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band Network information is in gold .
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.However, the second Track Pack was made available for all four console systems, and allows users on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to download these songs for use in the main games.^ Arcade and original Xbox games 360 Arcade console 360 Arcade problem!!!
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board Xbox 360 > Topics > Numbers 20 September 2009 8:49 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ All tracks are master recordings and will be made available on the Marketplace individually.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ These are the Metallica songs available in RB: .
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.A third Track Pack provides all the tracks from AC/DC's Live at Donington album in a similar manner to the second Track Pack, including exporting them to the main games.^ And AC/DC so it's 43 tracks this week!
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ The funny thing about this AC/DC pack is that it seems that not all of the tracks are going to be from the Live at Donnington album.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ The success of the AC/DC pack (it was successful, right?
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.More recent Track Packs have been genre-specific such as classic rock, country, and metal.^ Harmonix and MTV Games officially confirmed the release date for the upcoming Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock for the PlayStation 3.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ To expand on what Rude relayed: Slip on your snakeskin boots and grab yer Stetson, 'cause Harmonix has announced the rootin' tootin' standalone retail Rock Band Country Track Pack.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Not many Rock Band 2 tracks, but I hope the 20 bonus tracks fill the list more.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

.Some Track Packs have included songs not yet available through downloadable content, though Harmonix has released the exclusive tracks from the Country Track Pack and the Metal Track Pack in Music Store for purchase.^ So one of the things we've done with downloadable content is that songs are available individually.
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When will the US get the UK exclusive tracks as Downloadable Content?
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Each volume contains several of the tracks available as downloadable content.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

Rock Band Network

.The Rock Band Network is a system created by Harmonix and Microsoft to allow artists and labels to author their own songs into Rock Band tracks using special software provided by Harmonix.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Each Rock Band song had to be relicensed for use within Rock Band 2.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Konami sues Harmonix over Rock Band .
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.These songs are peer-reviewed for content before being put on the Network, and users will be able to browse through the available songs by several means.^ These are the Metallica songs available in RB: .
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Sure, ideally every song would be compatible to one database and be available individually through DLC, but one thing I LOVE about the boxed product is that I can rent them.
  • Rock Band News: Lego Songs Exportable, Deets on Queen, White Stripes | GameLife | Wired.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ "Products" means any goods other than Content that are made available for purchase from us through the Wii Shop.
  • Amazon.com: Lego Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band 2: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The Network will augment the songs added by Harmonix as downloadable content for the game.^ Additional songs are available for the game as downloadable content.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Categories: Downloadable Content Wired.com has obtained a partial list of upcoming downloadable songs for Rock Band that includes Queen, The White Stripes, and The Raconteurs.
  • Rock Band News: Lego Songs Exportable, Deets on Queen, White Stripes | GameLife | Wired.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ So one of the things we've done with downloadable content is that songs are available individually.
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Network became publicly available to Xbox 360 players on March 4, 2010, with songs coming to the Network Store for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and certain selections coming to the Wii.^ XBox 360 and HD DVD player .
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system and as individual tracks on Wii.
  • Neverending Rock Band DLC Thread - Page 4 - AnandTech Forums 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC forums.anandtech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Aug.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

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Cultural impact

.Like Guitar Hero, Rock Band has influenced the music culture.^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ One the most popular genres with the ladies are music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, the founders of Harmonix, were together named in Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2008 for their creation of Rock Band.^ Konami sues Harmonix over Rock Band .
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Related PostsE3 2008: Rock Band 2 Details Harmonix has offi...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ New mail, this time with Rock Band 2!
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

In the article, guitarist Steven Van Zandt claims, "in the history of rock 'n' roll, Rock Band may just turn out to be up there with the rise of FM radio, CDs or MTV."[53] Both were awarded the 2009 Game Developers Choice Pioneer Award for their influence on music video games culminating with Rock Band,[54] and the 2010 USA Network's "Character Approved" Award for New Media in 2010 for the impact that their vision and leadership for Rock Band has had on the social nature of the game.[55] .A reality television show, Rock Band 2: The Stars, was created by VH1, featuring several players performing and being eliminated by judges Alice Cooper and Sebastian Bach.^ 'Rock Band' sequel steals the show ".
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Is Rock Band 2 really $50 better?
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ The custom merch creation is a feature new for Rock Band 2.
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

[56] .The Pennsylvania-based band, the Jellybricks, released a viral video of their song "Ruin Us" which is overplayed on footage from Rock Band 2 using avatars resembling the band members.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Each Rock Band song had to be relicensed for use within Rock Band 2.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ P ** Harmonix licensed this song for use and playback via Rock Band and Rock Band 2.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[57] .Rock Band appeared briefly in the "Whale Whores" episode of South Park, where Cartman, along with Kyle and Kenny, sang to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face";[58] about 5 months after the airing, Harmonix announced a Lady Gaga pack, including "Poker Face" as well as the version of the song performed on South Park as downloadable content for the game.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The in-game store in Rock Band will also receive new songs before the ...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band: ZOMG! An album download !
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[59] .The Los Angeles Times suggests that Rock Band, particularly The Beatles: Rock Band, has influenced many of the contestants in the preliminaries for the 9th season of American Idol to use songs that have appeared in these games for their auditions.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Each Rock Band song had to be relicensed for use within Rock Band 2.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The in-game store in Rock Band will also receive new songs before the ...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[60]
.In terms of sales, Rock Band trails the Guitar Hero series, selling only 4 million units in 2007 compared to Guitar Hero's 11.8 million.^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

[12] .In 2008, Rock Band was the third highest brand, trailing Guitar Hero and the Mario series, with $662M in total sales for the year.^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

[61] .Over 5.3 million copies of the games were sold in 2008, with 3.8 million of those in instrument-bundled packages.^ Chinese Democracy has already sold nearly three million copies."
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The album sold more than 2.2 million copies in the United States alone.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 sold 1.7 million units across all platforms in North America in 2008, about half as many as Guitar Hero World Tour .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[62] .Wedbush Securities gaming analyst Michael Pachter believes that both game series will sell another 3 million units each by early 2009.[12] Regardless, Rock Band has not generated profits for Viacom due to the cost of developing and selling the instrument peripherals.^ But regardless, you will have fun with Rock Band.
  • Rock Band - MobyGames 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ MTV says Rock Band game sells 2.5 million songs .

.As a result, Viacom, MTV Games, and Harmonix are shifting the Rock Band series into one that focuses on selling songs through additional software discs and downloadable content, letting others, such as Activision, handle the creation of the game controllers.^ So one of the things we've done with downloadable content is that songs are available individually.
  • Xbox Interview: Rock Band Developer Interview - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is not compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63]
.Sales of downloadable songs have been in favor of hard rock bands; Mötley Crüe's single "Saints of Los Angeles", debuting as a Rock Band track at the same time as the release of the album of the same name, saw 48,000 Rock Band downloads and 14,000 iTunes downloads during its first week of release.^ Next week’s Rock Band tracks uncovered .
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band = Over 500 songs!
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[64] .The popularity of some tracks have also led to groups considering releasing more material for the game.^ Harmonix and MTV Games officially confirmed the release date for the upcoming Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock for the PlayStation 3.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Reckon I'll have to track down some more Testament to listen to.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ And unlike some people lizardking I actually play these games to experience artists and tracks I wouldn't necessarily have picked for myself.
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rush's alternate version of "Working Man" released only for Rock Band was met with so much praise from players of Rock Band that the group released the song for download through iTunes, as well as considered making full albums available[64], which they in turn did when they released their Moving Pictures album in full on the platform soon after.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rush's Moving Pictures album coming to Rock Band .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ How well do they work by the way?
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

.Guns N' Roses has delayed their long-awaited album Chinese Democracy so often, many doubted it would ever be released; however, the Rock Band 2 debut of the song "Shackler's Revenge" was thought to be the precursor to the release of Chinese Democracy; the album was indeed released in November 2008 and was later made available as a downloadable album for the Rock Band games.^ Rock Band: ZOMG! An album download !
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ MTV says Rock Band game sells 2.5 million songs .

^ So the other day I bought/downloaded the Chinese Democracy album DLC. .
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.Rock Band's downloadable content has been given away as part of promotions tied in with the game.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is not compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band: ZOMG! An album download !
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Playable tracks from Disturbed and Pearl Jam were given to customers that had purchased new albums from the respective bands in certain stores.^ Pearl Jam Rock Band has been announced.
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Entirety of Pearl Jam’s ‘Backspacer’ will be playable in Rock Band surrounding album release .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Pearl Jam = best band ever.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

[65][66] .During the summer of 2009, customers of specially-marked Pepsi products had a chance to win a token to select one downloadable track out of about 300 for Rock Band in addition to other Rock Band related-prizes.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band: ZOMG! An album download !
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Added to Pepsi Rock Band this morning.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

[67]
.Rock Band and Guitar Hero have been stated to provide significant benefits for music labels and artists through exposure to new audiences.^ Also, news about Guitar Hero and Rock Band coming together for something huge.
  • RB2 DLC: "State Of Love & Trust (Live)" by Pearl Jam, Expert Guitar Chart, 97%/5G*, 163623 [HD 720p] | Free Gaming Videos - Watch Gaming Videos Online | Veoh 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC www.veoh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

[68] However, not all record labels believe there are benefits; Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman and chief executive for Warner Music Group, stated that "The amount being paid to the industry, even though their games are entirely dependent on the content that we own and control, is far too small."[69] While industry rumors stated that MTV Games was boycotting artists under the Warner Music label over the music company's stance on licensing[70] the issue has been stated by both MTV Games and Warner Music Group to be a present dispute over increased costs of licensed music as the two companies seek a new deal.[71] .Since then, MTV Games and Warner Music Group have entered into licensing agreements allowing music from the label, such as the band Green Day, to be used within the game.^ But a new musical video game has entered the picture: Rock Band.
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Green Day: Rock Band unveiled .
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Green Day will be exclusive to Rock Band.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

[72]

Games

Released Year Title Platform
360 PS3 PS2 Wii PSP NDS iPhone OS Mobile
Main Games
2007 Rock Band Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2008 Rock Band 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2010 Rock Band 3 Yes Yes 0TBA Yes 0TBA 0TBA 0TBA 0TBA
Band-Centric Games
2009 The Beatles: Rock Band Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
2010 Green Day: Rock Band Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Spin-offs
2009 Lego Rock Band Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No
Portable Games
2009 Rock Band Unplugged No No No No Yes No No No
2009 Rock Band Mobile No No No No No No No Yes
2009 Rock Band (iPhone OS) No No No No No No Yes No
Rock Band Track Packs
2008 Vol. 1 No No Yes Yes No No No No
2008 AC/DC Live Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2008 Vol. 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2009 Classic Rock Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2009 Country Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2009 Metal Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

See also

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Rock Band
Box artwork for Rock Band.
Developer(s) Harmonix
Publisher(s) MTV Games
Release date(s)
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
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Wii
Genre(s) Music
System(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii
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ESRB: Teen
Followed by Rock Band 2
Series Rock Band
.This is the first game in the Rock Band series.^ Rock Band (game only) Features .
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 3 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps3.gamespy.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 2 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps2.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ I got the first rock band for chirstmas and loved it.
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^ Rock Band game costly .
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For other games in the series see the Rock Band category.
.Rock Band is a game created by the original developer of the Guitar Hero franchise, Harmonix.^ Rock Band (game only) Features .
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 3 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps3.gamespy.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 2 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps2.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Harmonix created Guitar Hero 2, which had slightly harder riffs than Rock Band.
  • GamerNode: Reviews - Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.gamernode.com [Source type: General]

^ In comparison with it's competitor Guitar Hero, I prefer Rock Band entirely.

.It incorporates drumming, guitar/bass, and vocals into a single game using different peripherals.^ Master the guitar, the bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
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^ Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals are now all available.
  • Rock Band - Rock Band Wiki 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC rockband.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a game manual, a guitar manual and a drum manual.
  • Math.com Store: Game Systems: Rock Band 2 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC store.math.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Players can get form band with 2 to 4 players.^ Rock Band is the collaborative,competitive, or 1-player music game that lets you and your friends form your own band, in person or online,and live out your rock...
  • Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle at bizrate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

.Players can also create a customized personal character for themselves.^ By doing well players earn cash to customize the characters in the Rock Shop, with tattoos, face paint, clothing and logos.
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 2 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 3 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ Players create their own in-game character, customizing appearance, on-stage movements, and chosen instrument, and in multi-player mode players choose a band name, logo, and hometown.
  • Rock Band vs. Guitar Hero 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: General]

^ In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, players can create and customize their own in-game character, complete with adjustable hair, body physique, clothing, tattoos, onstage movements, and instruments.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Make sure you still plug in your game console, though; the game gets a lot more fun if you do that.
  • Rock Band Unplugged > PSP > Game Page | Crispy Gamer 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.crispygamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, if one of your competitive strengths is that you can produce and perfect a game more efficiently than your competitor, it's an excellent strategy.
  • Rock Band 2 coming in September/the Who in July [Archive] - RPGnet Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: General]

Rock Band

Developer(s) Harmonix Music Systems
Publisher(s) MTV Games, EA
Release date X360 & PS3
November 20, 2007 (US)
December 18, 2007 (CA)
PS2
December 18, 2007 (NA)
Wii
June 22, 2008 (NA)
Genre Music/Rhythm game
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: T
Platform(s) Playstation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
Media DVD (PS2,Xbox 360)
Wii Optical Disk

Blu-Ray Disc (PS3)
Input Rock Band Set (Guitar,Drums,Microphone)
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
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Rock Band is a music-based rhythm game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2.
^ Based on 1UP traffic, this game is: #262 of 24348 on 1UP #67 of 1170 in Xbox 360 #4 of 196 in Music More Rock Band Games .
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^ Rock Band (game only) Features .
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 3 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps3.gamespy.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 2 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps2.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band to release in-game music store .
  • Cuppytalk » Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.cuppycake.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was developed by Guitar Hero creators Harmonix Music Systems and published by Electronic Arts and MTV Games.^ Wii ) Publisher: MTV Games Developer: Harmonix Music Systems Release Date: 2007-12-18 00:00:00.0 .
  • Rock Band for PS3 from 1UP 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The real geniuses behind Guitar Hero are the guys at Harmonix Music.
  • Letters: DMBfan34 - Salon 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC letters.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band and Rock Band 2, are developed by Harmonix Music Systems, inc.
  • The Who Super Bowl S-mashup Explodes Onto Rock Band Music Video Game | .NET Developer's Journal 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC dotnet.sys-con.com [Source type: General]
  • The Who Super Bowl S-mashup Explodes Onto Rock Band Music Video Game 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: General]

.The game is available in two configurations: one is simply the game itself; since (at least on Xbox 360) Guitar Hero guitars work with it, those who have already purchased Guitar Hero can simply pick up the game.^ MTV Games for Xbox 360 .
  • http://getglue.com/video_games/rock_band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 Game Classified Adverts .
  • Green Day Rock Band - AVForums.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guitar Hero guitar's now work with it!
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The second is a Special Edition which includes one guitar (wired on Xbox 360 and PS2, wireless on PS3), the drum kit, a microphone, and a 4-port USB hub to connect all of the peripherals to the system.^ Xbox 360's in 1 house - Wireless Routers = STRICT NAT? 2 Xbox 360's or PS3?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board Xbox 360 > Topics > Numbers 20 September 2009 8:49 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 Wireless Guitar for Xbox 360 ...
  • Wii Rockband Guitar: Guitar Hero 3 Wii | Guitar Hero Drums Wii 15 September 2009 2:32 UTC h22uc.phillips-bluqpmk.ma.cx [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band Special Edition for Wii includes: guitar , mic, drum kit ...
  • Wii Rockband Guitar: Guitar Hero 3 Wii | Guitar Hero Drums Wii 15 September 2009 2:32 UTC h22uc.phillips-bluqpmk.ma.cx [Source type: General]

.This still leaves the buyer one guitar short if they wish to take advantage of the game's four-player setup (since the fourth player would be the bass guitarist).^ This still leaves the buyer one guitar short if they wish to take advantage of the game's four-player setup (since the fourth player would be the bass guitarist).
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ I wish they would make a game for Linkin Park :) .
  • Rock Band 1/2 (part 2) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ If you wish to have both a guitarist and bass, you will need a 2nd guitar.
  • Ultimate Party Game - Rock Band Bundle for Xbox 360 - Epinions.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Gameplay

.In Rock Band, players use peripherals modeled after musical instruments to simulate the performance of rock music.^ Rock Band instrument logos on them.
  • Rock Band: Official Thread - DVD Talk Forum 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ In Rock Band, players use peripherals modeled after musical instruments to simulate the performance of rock music.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero & Rock Band players .
  • Latest Rock Band news, reviews, photos and video - Pocket-lint 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.pocket-lint.com [Source type: General]

.Players must play these instruments in syncronization with musical "notes" as they scroll towards them on the screen.^ Players simulate the performance of rock music by using their controllers to play scrolling on-screen notes.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band - The Beatles Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC beatles.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ These peripherals are used to simulate the playing of rock music by hitting notes that are scrolling on-screen.
  • Rules | Rock Band: Advance into Overdrive 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC energizer.rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ Players must play these instruments in syncronization with musical "notes" as they scroll towards them on the screen.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Rock Band offers gameplay for drums and vocals, in addition to lead and bass guitars.The game features a single-player career mode for three of the instruments (lead guitar, drums, and voice) called "Solo Tour Mode," and a band career mode for 2-4 local players called "Band World Tour.^ The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals.
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^ Rock Band (game only) Features .
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  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 2 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps2.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Requires a drum, microphone or guitar controller to play (Rock Band instruments sold ...
  • Rock Band (Wii) : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Rock Band has three tracks of vertically scrolling colored music notes, one section each for lead guitar, drums, and bass.^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Electric guitar, bass guitar and drums are standard instruments in typical rock bands.
  • Find Rock Bands in Your Area - Book a Rock Band 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gigmasters.com [Source type: General]

^ Are the Rock Band 2 guitars any good?
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.The colored notes on-screen correspond to buttons on the guitar and drum peripherals.^ The colored notes on-screen correspond to buttons on the guitar and drum peripherals.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ The pads have colored rings around the edges that correspond to the notes on-screen.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero with drums and other peripherals too?
  • Harmonix forms Rock Band - News at GameSpot 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Along the top of the screen is the vocals display, which scrolls horizontally, similar to Karaoke Revolution.^ Vocals scroll from right to left along the top of the screen.
  • Information Thread - Neoseeker Forums 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Along the top of the screen is the vocals display, which scrolls horizontally.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Along the top of the screen is the vocals display, which scrolls horizontally, similar to Karaoke Revolution.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.The lyrics display beneath green bars, which represent the pitch of the individual vocal elements.^ The lyrics display beneath green bars, which represent the pitch of the individual vocal elements.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ You sing along as the lyrics display on the screen, trying to match your vocal pitch to the meter that moves up and down with the original vocal track.
  • Rock Band Review - Xbox 360 Games 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.cnet.com.au [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (PlayStation 3) PlayStation 3 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band (PlayStation 2) PlayStation 2 Game reviews - CNET Reviews 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC homeinstallation.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ During "talking parts" that do not judge pitch, a phoneme detector will pick up individual vowels and consonants of the spoken lyrics.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.If any instrument is not being played, its interface will not appear on-screen.^ If any part is not being played, its interface does not appear on-screen.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ If any instrument is not being played, its interface will not appear on-screen.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, you can play single player for any of the instruments without being online.
  • Review : Rock Band for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

.The remainder of the screen is used to display the band's virtual characters as they perform in concert.^ The remainder of the screen is used to display the band's virtual characters as they perform in concert.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band allows gamers to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with their friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering deep online connectivity.
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 3 - GameRankings 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamerankings.com [Source type: General]

^ The game's soundtrack consists of 45 songs by popular British rock group The Beatles and features virtual depictions of the band members performing the songs.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game support both local and online players for multiplayer modes (except for Band World Tour), while the PlayStation 2 version only supports local play.^ The World Tour mode sounds awesome.
  • Cool news about Rock Band [Archive] - NEWSARAMA 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC forum.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

^ XBox 360 and HD DVD player .
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Game Classified Adverts .
  • Green Day Rock Band - AVForums.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, players can create and customize their own in-game avatar, complete with adjustable hair, body physique, clothing, tattoos, onstage movements, and instruments.^ MTV Games for Xbox 360 .
  • http://getglue.com/video_games/rock_band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ XBox 360 and HD DVD player .
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Game Classified Adverts .
  • Green Day Rock Band - AVForums.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each character is permanently locked into a specific instrument.^ Each character is permanently locked into a specific instrument.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The same character is usable to play any of the instruments in the game, unlike in Rock Band where a character was fixed to one specific instrument.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Another great new feature is that you are now not locked into one specific instrument for your character as you were in least years title.
  • XboxAddict.com - XboxAddict Rock Band 2 Staff Review 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Using cash earned within the game, the player may purchase items at the in-game "Rock Shop," with which they can customize their rock star.^ Successful performances also earn the band fans, stars, and in-game cash.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Using cash earned within the game, the player may purchase items at the in-game "Rock Shop," with which they can customize their rock star.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ While "Rock Band" has players earning points for accuracy and being rewarded with virtual money to spend on such band essentials as a van or instruments, the Beatles game is fully experiential.
  • Beatles playing for keeps with "Rock Band" game - International Business Times 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.ibtimes.com [Source type: General]

Players can also use an art maker to create custom face paint, tattoos, clothing designs, instrument artwork, and band logos
.During cooperative play as a band, all players earn points towards a common score, though score multipliers and "Overdrive" are tracked separately for each player.^ During cooperative play as a band, all players earn points towards a common score, though score multipliers and "Overdrive" (the equivalent of Guitar Hero's "Star Power") are tracked separately for each player.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]

^ Though I do think I got all 1000 points.
  • X-Box 360 (If you Have it only) [Archive] - Page 79 - SPAWN.COM Message Board 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC board.spawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During cooperative play as a band, all players earn points towards a common score, though score multipliers and "Overdrive" are tracked separately for each player.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.The bass guitar player can raise his/her multiplier to 5-6x achieve "Bass Groove" because many individuals had mentioned that bass can get a little dry sometimes.^ The bass guitar player can raise his/her multiplier to 5-6x achieve "Bass Groove" because many individuals had mentioned that bass can get a little dry sometimes.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bass guitar player can raise his/her multiplier as high as 6x (compared to a 4x multiplier for the other players) and achieve "Bass Groove" because, as noted by a GameSpot preview, "bass can get a little dry sometimes."
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals.
  • List of Rock Band downloadable content (27 songs) available in 2007 - Video Games Blogger 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.ztgamedomain.com [Source type: General]
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  • Rock Band | Icon vs. Icon 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.iconvsicon.com [Source type: General]
  • List of Rock Band downloadable content (27 songs) available in 2007 - Video Games Blogger 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.videogamesblogger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MTV Games, Harmonix and EA Ship Rock Band Metal Track Pack - PlayStation 2 story - at IGN 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is also a Overdrive option on the guitar which will double the player's score multiplier when deployed.^ In multilayer Overdrive increases the band's score multiplier by two, rather double the player's score.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ In solo play, a player deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ There is also a Overdrive option on the guitar which will double the player's score multiplier when deployed.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Overdrive is collected during select portions of a song by successfully playing all white notes within that section (and for guitarists, by also using the guitar controller's whammy bar to extract Overdrive from white sustained notes).^ Overdrive is collected during select portions of a song by successfully playing all white notes within that section (and for guitarists, by also using the guitar controller's whammy bar to extract Overdrive from white sustained notes).
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Overdrive is individually collected by players during select portions of a song by successfully playing all white notes (or yellow notes for vocals) within that section (or by using the guitar controller's whammy bar during white sustained notes).
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Overdrive is collected during select portions of a song by successfully playing all white notes within that section (guitar and bass players can also use the guitar controller's whammy bar to extract Overdrive from white sustained notes).
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.Once the meter is filled halfway, players can deploy their Overdrive, resulting in the "Band Meter" (which tracks how well each player is doing) changing more dramatically.^ Once the meter is filled halfway, players can deploy their Overdrive, resulting in the "Band Meter" (which tracks how well each player is doing) changing more dramatically.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Once a player's Energy Meter is filled halfway, they can deploy their Overdrive, resulting in the "Band Meter" (which tracks how well each player is doing) changing more dramatically.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Once a player's meter is filled halfway, they can deploy their Overdrive, resulting in the "Band Meter" (which tracks how well each player is doing) changing more dramatically.
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.This allows players to strategically use Overdrive to raise the Band Meter and pass portions of a song they otherwise might have failed.^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom, the band fails the song.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Failed players continuously drag the band's Band Meter down until they are saved.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ This allows players to strategically use Overdrive to raise the Band Meter and pass portions of a song they otherwise might have failed.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.In multilayer Overdrive increases the band's score multiplier by two, rather double the player's score.^ However, in band play, a player activating Overdrive instead increases the score multiplier of the entire band by two.
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ However, in band play, activating Overdrive instead increases the score multiplier of the entire band by two.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ In solo play, a player deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.Additionally, players can now deploy Overdrive independently of each other (previous Guitar Hero games required players in Co-Operative mode to deploy Star Power simultaneously), as well as collect additional Overdrive while it is deployed and draining (previous Guitar Hero games hid additional Star Power sections while Star Power was activated).^ Guitar Hero guitar's now work with it!
  • Rock Band discussion (part 3) - Console - Gaming 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If only the Guitar Hero games were compatible with the guitar...
  • "To Begin With? Everything." The Official ROCK BAND Thread (M3wThr33: WE HATE YOU) - NeoGAF 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well it's Guitar Hero alright.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.Each band member can choose four difficulty levels spanning from Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert, which they can play from.^ Complete a song with four band members .
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - LEGO Rock Band Achievement List 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ Do all band members have to be present to play as that band?
  • Game Support // Rock Band® 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC rockband.com [Source type: General]

^ Each band member can choose the difficulty at which they play (spanning Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert).
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.If a player does not play well enough and falls to the bottom of the Band Meter, they will fail out of the song and their instrument will be muted from the audio mix.^ If the a band member fails 3 times, they are out!
  • Ultimate Party Game - Rock Band Bundle for Xbox 360 - Epinions.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

^ Players who fail during the song are locked out and the audio mix takes over.
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 2 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 3 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ A song from a band as DLC does not mean you play as that character.
  • Rock Band Purists Not So Sure About Country | CMT Blog 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC blog.cmt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, any active player can activate their Overdrive to bring failed players back into the song.^ However, any active player can activate their Overdrive to bring failed players back into the song, "saving" the band member.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Players who fail during the song are locked out and the audio mix takes over.
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 2 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 3 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

^ Failed players will however drag down the band's overall performance, so it becomes important to bring back band members.
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 2 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band for PlayStation 3 - MobyGames 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.mobygames.com [Source type: General]

.However, a band member can only be brought back twice; after the third failure, they cannot be brought back for that song.^ However, a band member can only be brought back twice; after the third failure, they cannot be brought back for that song.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ However, a band member can only be saved twice; after the third failure, they cannot be brought back for that song.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ If only the Silverchair song was on Rock Band.
  • Guitar Hero World Tour DLC tracks for January 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A failed player will continuously drag the band's Band Meter down until he/she is saved.^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom or when the song ends, the band will fail the song.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom, the band fails the song.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Failed players continuously drag the band's Band Meter down until they are saved.
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom or when the song ends, the band will fail the song.^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom or when the song ends, the band will fail the song.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If the player is not saved before the Band Meter reaches the bottom, the band fails the song.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Failed players continuously drag the band's Band Meter down until they are saved.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.Special portions of songs are labeled as "Unison Phrases," which reward the band with a score and Overdrive bonus if each player can play their parts perfectly during the phrase.^ In solo play, deploying Overdrive doubles the player's score multiplier.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Special portions of songs are labeled as "Unison Phrases," which reward the band with a score and Overdrive bonus if each player can play their parts perfectly during the phrase.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Earn bonus points foryour band during Rock Band's Unison Phrase opportunities if everyone plays perfectly.
  • Rock Band 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.zergwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Select songs will end with a special "Big Rock Ending," which gives the players a chance to improvise and earn extra points.^ Select songs end with a special "Big Rock Ending," which gives the players a chance to improvise and earn extra points.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Select songs will end with a special "Big Rock Ending," which gives the players a chance to improvise and earn extra points.
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Bonus points can be achieved from "Unison Phrases" and "Big Rock Endings."
  • The Official Rock Band Thread [Archive] - Onthexbox.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

.If each player successfully plays the final notes of the song following the freestyle portion of the "Big Rock Ending," the band will earn all of the "Big Rock Ending" points.^ Do girls like to play rock band?
  • Rock Band Cheats 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks.
  • Xbox LIVE Marketplace | Rock Band 2 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC marketplace.xbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band: Various Tracks - Xbox Live's Major Nelson 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC majornelson.com [Source type: General]
  • Xboxic » New album and Weezer tracks now up for Rock Band 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.xboxic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band finally announced for Wii .
  • MEGATONik » Rock Band 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.megatonik.com [Source type: General]

.Otherwise, the bonus is lost.^ Otherwise, the bonus is lost.
  • Rock Band - Noobtoob 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC wiki.noobtoob.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

Downloadable content

Main article: Rock Band downloadable content
.While Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360 famously promised to have "more online content than anyone has ever seen in a game to this date"[1], a statement which quickly came back to bite publisher Activision, Rock Band has easily surpassed that which is available for its' rival.^ Rock Band (game only) Features .
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 3 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps3.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Harmonix created Guitar Hero 2, which had slightly harder riffs than Rock Band.
  • GamerNode: Reviews - Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.gamernode.com [Source type: General]

^ Continue: More Xbox 360 stories .
  • Destructoid - Review: LEGO Rock Band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]
  • Destructoid - User-generated content coming to Rock Band in a big way 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]
  • Destructoid - \m/ 12 Iron Maiden tracks coming to Rock Band June 9 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]
  • Destructoid - This week in Rock Band DLC: PAX music and stuff 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Destructoid - Destructoid review: Rock Band 2 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Weekly updates typically consisting of three to six songs have occurred since the game's US launch, with content available on both Xbox 360 (usually on Tuesdays) and PlayStation 3 (on Thursdays, when the PlayStation Store is updated) for approximately the same price.^ MTV Games for Xbox 360 .
  • http://getglue.com/video_games/rock_band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 Game Classified Adverts .
  • Green Day Rock Band - AVForums.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The song releases tomorrow on Xbox 360 and this Thursday on the new PSN .
  • RockBand -- Joystiq [Xbox] 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC xbox.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Individual song prices range from US$0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) to $1.99 (160 Points), with three-song theme packs going for $5.49 (440 Points).^ The SpongeBob SquarePants singles are $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points) for the 3 song SpongeBob SquarePants Pack 01.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Price: $1.99 USD, .99 UK, ?1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track $5.49, 2.49 UK, ?3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for ?Brtal Legend Pack?
  • Neverending Rock Band DLC Thread - Page 4 - AnandTech Forums 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC forums.anandtech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Points) for the album, or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track.
  • Rock Band! - Order of the Blue Gartr 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.bluegartrls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The latest content released is listed below; for a full listing, see Rock Band downloadable content.^ Rock Band 2 Downloadable songs?
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is not compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2.
  • Rock Band series thread - 9/25/09 - RB2 patch released - 9/29/09 DLC: Alice in Chains - Cheap Ass Gamer 20 November 2009 22:10 UTC www.cheapassgamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See full list here .

.Tracks marked with ^ are cover versions.^ BTW, cover versions should cost less than master tracks.
  • Rock Band Content - Xbox Live's Major Nelson 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC majornelson.com [Source type: General]

^ The music tracks in the first game in the series were re-recorded cover versions, in order to keep costs down and reduce the complexity of the licensing deals.
  • The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | The Beatles Rock Band & The Rise Of Computer Game Music 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: General]

^ A semi-familiar CCR track & 2 cover versions?
  • Guitar Hero IV [Text View] - Page 3 - AVS Forum 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: General]

Week of January 15, 2008 [refresh]
Individual Tracks
  • "All the Small Things" — blink-182 ($1.99 / 160 MSP)
  • "Action" — Sweet ^ ($1.99 / 160 MSP)
  • "Last Train to Clarksville" — The Monkees ^ ($1.99 / 160 MSP)

Development

.Rock Band was first announced on April 1, 2007 by Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos.^ Konami sues Harmonix over Rock Band .
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band was first announced on April 1, 2007.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 has been announced .
  • Rock Band News - News Articles - AbsolutePunk.net 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.absolutepunk.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Harmonix parent company, MTV has been providing both financial and creative support to the development process, leveraging its stature to facilitate deals with record companies for licensing rights to songs and several record companies also have pledged their support by offering master recordings.^ Beatles license 45 songs for new Harmonix/MTV title .
  • Xboxic » New album and Weezer tracks now up for Rock Band 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.xboxic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Current Harmonix parent company MTV has been providing both financial and creative support to the development process, leveraging its stature to facilitate deals with record companies for licensing rights to songs.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Several record companies have pledged their support by offering master recordings.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.Due to lack of office space, Harmonix was forced to move its offices in the middle of Rock Band's beta period in order to support the company's 130-person staff.^ Pressed for office space, Harmonix was forced to move its offices in the middle of Rock Band's beta period in order to support the company's 130-person staff.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Konami sues Harmonix over Rock Band .
  • Rock Band News and Media - GameGrep 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Beatles Rock Band pre-order .
  • Articles tagged with rock band - SlipperyBrick.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.slipperybrick.com [Source type: General]

.Rock Band was later featured at the 2007 E3 convention and provided one of the exhibition's highlights; Harmonix employees and Microsoft executive Peter Moore played the game on-stage, performing The Hives' "Main Offender."^ Rock Band (game only) Features .
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 3 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps3.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Added On 07/05/2007   Features: Rock Band .
  • Rock Band for PS3 from 1UP 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band for Xbox 360 from 1UP 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So I'll be playing Rock Band again soon .
  • Destructoid - \m/ 12 Iron Maiden tracks coming to Rock Band June 9 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

.Moore infamously paused the game twice when he accidentally hit the guitar's Xbox Guide button.^ Moore infamously paused the game twice when he accidentally hit the guitar's Xbox Guide button.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Guide to Recording Xbox 360 Games.
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board Xbox 360 > Topics > Numbers 20 September 2009 8:49 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The games score players on the precision with which they hit color-coded buttons that correspond to visual cues that flash on their TV screens in synch with songs.
  • For Those About To Pretend to Rock - WSJ.com 15 September 2009 2:32 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Although the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game were developed in-house, Harmonix outsourced development of the PlayStation 2 version.^ MTV Games for Xbox 360 .
  • http://getglue.com/video_games/rock_band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other games developed by Harmonix Music (6) .
  • Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360 - Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Video Game - Rock Band 2 Xbox360 Game Info / Rock Band 2 Achievements, Rock Band 2 Screenshots, Rock Band 2 Cheats, Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Reviews, Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Downloads .torrent 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Best Xbox 360 games .
  • Rock Band Review - Xbox 360 Games 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.cnet.com.au [Source type: General]

.Additionally, the PlayStation 2 version will not support online gameplay or downloadable content.^ Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
  • Rock Band Platform Official Thread of Whining About the Rock Band Official Thread - Page 2069 - NeoGAF 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Who Super Bowl S-mashup Explodes Onto Rock Band Music Video Game | .NET Developer's Journal 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC dotnet.sys-con.com [Source type: General]

^ The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game support downloadable songs.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
  • Gamersnewsbits.com » Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC gamersnewsbits.com [Source type: General]

.Harmonix faced difficulty in making the Xbox 360 guitar wireless, as developers are charged a licensing fee to use Microsoft's wireless technology.^ Karaoke Revolution (Microsoft Xbox 360) .
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guitar Hero 5 (Microsoft Xbox 360) .
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 Rock Band Wireless Guitar .
  • Amazon.com: Lego Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band 2: Xbox 360: Video Games 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Rock Band: Xbox 360: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.If Harmonix chose to pay the fee, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 bundles of Rock Band would have sold at different price points.^ Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition .
  • Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle at bizrate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 Special Edition for Xbox 360 .
  • Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle at bizrate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band SE Bundle for Xbox 360 $141.99 PS3 $147.99 .
  • Rock Band 2 Pre-Order Bundles (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) $168.99. PS2 $158.99 Free Shipping No Tax (Except IL), Instrument Only, (Xbox 360 and Wii) Drumset $68.99 Wireless Guitar $58.99 - SlickDeals.net Forums 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC slickdeals.net [Source type: General]

.Instead, Harmonix elected to choose a wired technology for the Xbox 360 bundle's guitar.^ Guitar Hero 5 (Microsoft Xbox 360) .
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 VGA or Component wires .
  • download new songs for PS2 rock band - rock band Discussion Forum 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • download new songs for PS2 rock band - rock band Discussion Forum 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instead, Harmonix elected to choose a wired technology for the Xbox 360 bundle's guitar.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

Activision/Harmonix feud

.Rock Band developer Harmonix formerly developed the Guitar Hero series of games, in cooperation with RedOctane, who provided the guitar peripherals.^ Harmonix created Guitar Hero 2, which had slightly harder riffs than Rock Band.
  • GamerNode: Reviews - Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.gamernode.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the second title in the Rock Band series .
  • Rock Band 2 - Xbox Wiki 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitar Hero and Rock Band would be the only one's i guess...
  • Guitar Hero World Tour - Console - Gaming 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC forums.whirlpool.net.au [Source type: General]

.In May 2006, RedOctane was purchased by GH publisher Activision, and in September of that year, Harmonix was purchased by MTV Games.^ MTV Games and Harmonix today announced the Q...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ However, in June 2006, RedOctane was bought by Activision, while in September 2006, Harmonix was purchased by MTV Networks.
  • MySpace - Rock Band - 29 - Hombre - NEW YORK, New York - myspace.com/myspacerockband 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band on GetGlue The first game in the series, Rock Band, was released in 2007 shortly after Harmonix was acquired by MTV Games, and its sequel Rock Band 2 was released in 2008.
  • http://getglue.com/topics/p/rock_band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After completing Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360 and Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, Harmonix broke ties with RedOctane, and development of Guitar Hero III was handed to Tony Hawk developers Neversoft, while Harmonix continued work on Rock Band.^ Guitar Hero: Muse (Microsoft Xbox 360) .
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 Tipps Tricks Cheats 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles Microsoft Xbox 360 Rock Band Microsoft Xbox 360 News Aktuelles 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.xboxfront.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By Karl B. Harmonix has just released a patch for Rock Band 2's Xbox 360 version that ...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 - Xbox 360 .
  • rock band 2 - Compare Prices and Buy on Shopping.com 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]
  • Sam's Club - Rock Band 2 - Xbox 360 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.samsclub.com [Source type: General]

.In the run-up to the game's release, Harmonix and MTV stated multiple times that existing Guitar Hero guitars, and new guitars for Guitar Hero III, should work with Rock Band.^ Rock Band (game only) Features .
  • Rock Band (game only) - PlayStation 3 - Articles - GameSpy 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC ps3.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band to release in-game music store .
  • Cuppytalk » Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.cuppycake.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What the first Rock Band should have been.
  • http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/6059798/Rock-Band-2/Product.html 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

.This is indeed the case on Xbox 360. However, on PlayStation 3, the guitar from GHIII does not work with Rock Band.^ Rock Band guitar .
  • Rock Band: Band in a Box (Xbox 360): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Band 2 - Game Only (Xbox 360) .
  • Rock Band: Band in a Box (Xbox 360): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PlayStation 3 40GB Rock Band Package.
  • Poison Rock Band 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2] .On December 12, 2007, Harmonix stated that a compatability patch had been developed and certified by SCEA, but Activision was blocking its' release.^ Rock Band on GetGlue The first game in the series, Rock Band, was released in 2007 shortly after Harmonix was acquired by MTV Games, and its sequel Rock Band 2 was released in 2008.
  • http://getglue.com/topics/p/rock_band 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CA Back in December, a Harmonix Spokesperson confirmed to TeamXbox.com that MTV Games and Harmonix were working on a patch to allow the Lips microphone to work with Rock Band 2, but today news of compatibility with the Lips mic came from the opposite band ...
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]
  • Rock Band - Boxxet 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Harmonix: Activision blocking Rock Band guitar patch UK - Dec 12, 2007 However, when Rock Band was released, PS3 owners were unable to use the Les Paul guitar controller included with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
  • Harmonix, Rock Band - Boxxet 16 January 2010 20:16 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[3] .The following day, Activision shot back, claiming that Harmonix/MTV "are unwilling to discuss an agreement with Activision [about the use of our technology in Rock Band]".[4] Many took this to mean that Harmonix and MTV were unwilling to pay to license the technology necessary for interoperability.^ Each song has to be licensed, meaning that they have to pay the artist to use the song.
  • Rock Band DLC priced, detailed - News at GameSpot 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Green Day will be exclusive to Rock Band.
  • Print Page - Rock Band 2! 15 September 2009 2:22 UTC forum.rifftrax.com [Source type: General]

^ Rock Band 2 getting trophies from day 1!
  • GameSpot.com Site Map > Forums > Platform Forums > Board PlayStation 3 > Topics > Letter R 20 September 2009 19:42 UTC sitemap.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.Sony, for their part, claimed neutrality, stating that an issue "needs to be resolved...regarding Intellectual Property...We encourage MTV, Harmonix and Activision to discuss this among themselves so there can be an amicable resolution in the best interest of the consumer.^ DD: It's an interesting evolution in the industry, which MTV and Harmonix have largely been a part of.
  • Information Thread - Neoseeker Forums 18 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ By Ben Gilbert In the latest issue of Edge Magazine, Harmonix head Alex Rigopulos and Neversoft project director Brian Bright both speak out regarding the current state of rhythm-music gaming.
  • Rock Band - Boxxet 6 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ There’s been a fair amount of discussion about the GHWT drums being faulty , but those issues were apparently linked to some manufacturing problems with early hardware.
  • Buying Guide: Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour? 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.crunchgear.com [Source type: General]

[5] .As of early January 2008, no public progress has been made on the issue.^ It seems like they are aware of the difficulty issue, trying to make it a logical progression (hence no chronological organization of songs).
  • Activision's destruction of Guitar Hero continues: Metallica [Archive] - Quarter To Three Forums 18 September 2009 17:33 UTC www.quartertothree.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Issues Its Own January 2008 Sales Analysis Published: Feb.

Reviews

References

  1. Guitar Hero II 360 to have 'most DLC ever' - Eurogamer
  2. Harmonix cops to Rock Band problems - GameSpot
  3. Harmonix: Activision squashes Rock Band patch - GameSpot
  4. Activision: It's Harmonix's fault - GameSpot
  5. Sony Claims Neutrality Over Rock Band Patch - 1Up

External links

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