IGN writes: "Rock Band is arriving in stores on November 20. Along with a guitar, mic, and drum kit, the $169.99 package includes 58 songs (45 licensed tracks, and 13 more that are unlockable)".
Great number of masters compared to covers, and awesome selections! Master tracks of Won't Get Fooled Again, Don't Fear The Reaper and Foreplay/Long Time will be so great to play. All the good vastly outweighs any bad.
I was scanning the track list and wasn't very happy with most of the older tracks, but my God, when I got to the 2000s and my eyes laid to rest on 'Welcome Home' by Coheed and Cambria, I nearly fell out of my seat! I TOTALLY suggested that song back when they were taking suggestions on their website and I am absolutely THRILLED to see that song in there! (I also suggested 'Deadbolt' by Thrice, which if anyone else has heard, they know why it would be awesome to play in a Rock Band/Guitar Hero game!)
Guitar-yes Bass-Yes Drums-Yes Mic-HELL NO. I really have no desire to hear any of my friends sing. :) Know what would be cool though? A Xylophone!
When I look at the songs that are going to be available there are maybe 6 that I don't know and every other song I love. Then there's all the downloadable content that'll be offered as well. RB is gonna rock!
There are Definately some great bands in there like The Ramones and RHCP that make the lineup worthwhile, but they could have included tracks from some more definite 90's groups like Pearl Jam and Social Distortion. Of course instead they got to put in crappy bubble-gum pop rock like Fallout Boy (they stole that from The Simpsons BTW). In Bloom is a great Nirvana track (great track to try and play to and rock out to when you're drunk or something) I personally hoped that another great Nirvana track like "Aneurysm" or "Return of the Rat" would have made it in there.
Someone stole Fallout Boy from "The Simpsons"? I'm afraid I don't get the reference.
i knew 5.
That list is fantastic! Just hope they don't go down the 3 songs for 500 mp route though.
I'm not that big into metal or hard rock or very much rock at all. I wish that would have used more mainstream (Radio play) type rock songs. The only one I can really relate to is the Dani California song (nice track) Too bad that don't get songs that made billboard top 5 so more people would be more familiar with the song. Then again, I'm sure it's just me that don't know these songs. I took the tracks and entered them into itunes music store search and listened to previews. Based on the tracks I listened to, I think I'll be passing on rock band. Too bad though, I was really pump about playing those drums. Edit: Maybe they should release additional track from other genres, I think it would boost their sells immensly.
I guess whether you prefer RB or GH will depend on the tracklistings. Lots of good songs on both but GH has One, Welcome to the jungle and Paint it black. Worth the price for those alone for me. And one know if the can use a GH guitar in RB?
You can, but you can't use a Rock Band controller in GH3.
Now I want it bad!
As a Hokie, that song is all the advertisement I need to get me to buy the game ;)
GH3 has 1 song that I really wanted, and that's Metallica - One. Though I will only be buying ROCK BAND.
Where's Master of Puppets or Don't Cry?
G&R's You Could Be Mine. ...Ahh, I could sooo see me fatally messing up that awesome drums intro! That would definitely be worth the price of admission for me. But anything G&R (with a dash of Metallica, AC/DC, and Aerosmith) would suffice for me.) Those were good times...good times indeed.
What about Bon Jovi or Def Leppard? Poison? Van halen? Those were the good old days!
Funny you mentioned Bon Jovi...They're actually one of my favorite bands, but I figured I'd leave them out since I already get enough flack from my buddies for being a big fan of a "chick band." The "Have a Nice Day" tour ('January '06) was one of my favorite concerts ever. So There. I said it. I like Bon Jovi...It's OK, I man enough to be in touch with my feminine side...besides, just even try to tease me, and I'll whack you with my purse! ;) For the record, my taste in music is soooo diverse, it's freakin' scary. My MP3 playlists have been dubbed by head-scratching bystanders as "REAL Monster-Mixes." (BTW: I have a hard time addressing your avatar without chuckling...and feeling like I'm berating you.) ;)
before I buy Ill be waiting for the cowbell addon..... always need more cowbell
"Yes the Bruce D*ckinson" Funny, it wont let me post the guys name, because it has d*ck in it!
This is the true "Legends of Rock" compared to GHIII modern mainstream sh!t list, still cant believe AFI is on "Legends of Rock!" Anyways, this list destroys the GHIII list, I'd buy it if you can buy the game and just a rock band guitar, instead of the whole set. ...unless you can lol. Let's hope for some great DLC, some Joe Satriani, Dream Theater, or Liquid Tension Experiment ^_^
Kiss, Alice Cooper, Cream, Heart, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Pearl Jam, Blue Oyster Cult, Guns 'n Roses, Santana, Smashing Pumpkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Metallica? Those sure sound like "Legends of Rock" to me. Sure, there's some crap in the list, but that also goes for Rock Band's. Don't like a song? Play it with the mute button. I don't understand the stupid fanboy mentality that says you ALWAYS have to pick one side, Jesus Christ. "Marvel vs. DC!", "Sony vs. Microsoft!", Elvis vs. The Beatles!". COME ON, JUST ENJOY WHAT'S ENJOYABLE! Why limit yourself? Me? I'll be picking both GH3 and RB, maybe not at the same time, but I will definitely enjoy both. They both offer great things, IMO. Both games have an amazing track list. Plus, RB will let me live all my Pete Townshend/Keith Moon fantasies with the FULL "Who's next?" album :D
I'm still getting GHIII, but i dont like many of hte tracks on it, alot of the songs are a bit too modern than they should, like 25% of them... .. and i found out on GHII it is harder than you think to play a song on mute... for some reason =/
What!? The game is called "Rock Band" and there's no FOREIGNER!?
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