July 18, 2014 – Five French tracks, eight Internet songs, and 24 RBHP upgrades!

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C3 releases for July 18, 2014:

New! L’Hexagone C01 5-pack

  • Daft Punk – “Doin’ It Right (ft. Panda Bear)” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Indochine – “L’aventurier” (Ollie)
  • Kavinsky – “Nightcall (ft. Lovefoxxx)” (Ollie)
  • Stardust – “Music Sounds Better With You” (Ollie)
  • Steve Ouimette – “La Marseillaise” M (Neversoft, Nunchuck, and Lowlander)
    Converted from GH5 DLC

New! The Internet Then and Now C02 8-pack

  • Alex S. – “Melting Pot of Alcohol” 2x (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Black Out Band – “Video Games” (Lowlander)
  • Erwin Beekveld – “They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Rap Critic – “Douchebags, Baby (ft. Oancitizen)” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • SLACKCiRCUS – “Heyyeyaaeyaaaeyaeyaa (Fabulous Secret Powers)(BearzUnlimited)
  • Smosh – “Firetruck!” (drummerockband)
  • SunStroke Project & Olia Tira – “Run Away (Eurovision Mix Live)” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Swede Mason – “Masterchef Synesthesia (Buttery Biscuit Bass) [ft. Gregg Wallace & John Torrode]2x (AddyMilldike)

New! Single

  • Nightmare Lyre & Point Zero – “Spirits of the Everfree” M (Nightmare Lyra & Brony Authoring Group)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available. [FtV] denotes a song previously released as a non-C3 custom.


First up this week is another country-centric pack, and this time it’s France! In addition to providing us with excellent fries, toast, dip, bulldogs, horns, swear words, braids, doors, kisses, and poodles, this western Europe country puts out plenty of awesome music. (Including many more genres than this week, which is why this isn’t “Music of France C01″.) If you like synthpop and electronica, or want to collect another Steve Ouimette national anthem with “La Marseillaise”, start a revolution and check out this pack!

We’ve also got a follow-up to The Internet Then and Now with eight more songs! Depending on who you ask, these might be described as “lulztastic”, “win”, “fail”, or even “‘; DROP TABLE Songlist”. Queue these up in a party setlist with “Never Gonna Give You Up” (from DLC), “Bed Intruder Song” (from RBN), and “Gangnam Style” or “Chocolate Rain” (from us), add some alcohol, and you’ve got a recipe for a good time.

To cap it off, we’ve got a single from C3 artist Nightmare Lyra and another scheduled Rock Band Harmonies Project release. This week’s storm of RBHP awesomeness includes The Best of The Who, Roy Orbison 01, Social Distortion 01, Tom Petty Live Anthology 02, and more! Thanks as usual to espher, KyleJCrb, and MarsPhoenix for another month of upgrades. Check the end of this post for the full list of tracks, and visit the Rock Band Harmonies Project site to download these upgrades.

Updates from the last week to previously released C3 tracks:

  • The Passions – “I’m in Love With a German Film Star”: Added Pro G/B, courtesy of columbo777
  • Rush – “Headlong Flight”: Revised guitar solo authoring

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July 11, 2014 – Check out these boss/bitchin’/rad/gnarly/mega bulk/radical ’80s tracks!

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C3 releases for July 11, 2014:

Mostly New! The 1980s C01 13-pack

  • Aldo Nova – “Fantasy” (Colonel 32dll feat. CrazyCanuck and Nyxyxylyth)
  • Asia – “Time Again” (Nyxyxylyth) [FtV]
  • The B-52′s – “Strobe Light” X (Nyxyxylyth)
  • B-Movie – “Nowhere Girl” (Nyxyxylyth) [FtV]
  • The Cars – “Candy-O” X (Colonel 32dll feat. CrazyCanuck and Nyxyxylyth)
  • Culture Club – “Time (Clock of My Heart)” (farottone)
  • Electric Light Orchestra – “Rain is Falling” (Nyxyxylyth) [FtV]
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Enola Gay” X (Nyxyxylyth)
  • The Passions – “I’m in Love With a German Film Star” X (Nyxyxylyth)
  • Rod Stewart – “Baby Jane” (farottone)
  • Sade – “Smooth Operator” (farottone)
  • Shriekback – “Malaria” (Nyxyxylyth) [FtV]
  • Wham! – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (farottone)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available. [FtV] denotes a song previously released as a non-C3 custom.


The 1980s! Depending on who you ask, it means childhood, or a weird gap between classic rock and grunge, or possibly the decade where everyone lost their goddamn minds when it came to fashion. Even if everyone associates it with wacky New Wave synths and crazy hairstyles, the ’80s provided us with a wide breadth of music, and we sample a lot of it this week. Fire up your cassette player and jam to our kickin’ tunes!

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July 4, 2014 – It’s summer! Enjoy a cool glass of the Beach Boys, the B-52′s, “F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.”, and more!

Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.


C3 releases for July 4, 2014:

Somewhat New! Summertime C01 8-pack

  • The B-52′s – “Summer of Love” X (Nyxyxylyth)
  • The Beach Boys – “All Summer Long” (farottone) [FtV]
  • The Beach Boys – “Barbara Ann” (farottone) [FtV]
  • The Beach Boys – “California Girls” (farottone) [FtV]
  • The Beach Boys – “Fun, Fun, Fun” (farottone) [FtV]
  • The Beach Boys – “Help Me, Ronda” (farottone) [FtV]
  • Eddie Cochran – “Summertime Blues” (farottone)
  • The Kinks – “Sunny Afternoon” (farottone)

New! Singles

  • Anarchy Club – “Behind the Mask” M (ThatAuthoringGroup and AddyMilldike)
  • Ascension – “Orb of the Moons” 2x (ThatAuthoringGroup feat. AddyMilldike)
  • Ascension – “Somewhere Back in Time” 2x (ThatAuthoringGroup feat. AddyMilldike)
  • The Fall of Troy – “F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.” G* (uSound and Neversoft)
    Converted from Guitar Hero 3

*G = Guitar/bass multitracks

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available. [FtV] denotes a song previously released as a non-C3 custom.


Sweat beading on your brow in the heat, changing from hot to cold as the oscillating fan blows a gentle breeze. The firm but supple embrace of the water as you dive into the pool. The first spark of refreshment as an icy glass of lemonade touches your lips. The sizzle of burgers on a grill, the sizzle of firework fuses, the sizzle of you and your friends under the midday sun. Welcome to summer, northern hemisphere!

To celebrate the season, we’ve got an 8-song summer-themed pack with a 5-song Beach Boys pack-within-a-pack inside that pack! Pack pack. And some awesome singles, too! Enjoy this lengthy sojourn into the mega-hits of a band that was criminally underrepresented in RB3, some classic rock, some more B-52′s, the familiar “F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.” from GH3, another track from Harmonix’s Anarchy Club, and two songs by DragonForce-a-likes Ascension!

Some trivia for this week:

  • “Help Me, Ronda” is actually the correct spelling of the original album release; the popular U.S. single version added the H.
  • The singer for Ascension is actually a guy!
  • This is the original, non-cover version of “Summertime Blues”.
  • It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice.

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June 27, 2014 – Celebrate Canada Day with 10 songs by 10 Canadian acts and 30 RBHP upgrades!

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C3 releases for June 27, 2014:

Mostly New! Songs of Canada C01 10-pack

  • Crash Test Dummies – “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” (farottone)
  • deadmau5 – “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (ft. Bob Swire)” (Gigakoops)
  • Len – “Steal My Sunshine” K (drummerockband)
  • Peaches – “Kick It (ft. Iggy Pop)” (Lowlander) [FtV]
  • Prozzäk – “Sucks to Be You” (Gigakoops)
  • Rush – “Time Stand Still” (farottone) [FtV]
  • Serena Ryder – “What I Wouldn’t Do” (drummerockband)
  • Sum 41 – “Pain for Pleasure” K (pksage)
  • Tegan and Sara – “Walking With a Ghost” (drummerockband)
  • Unicron – “Broken Vessels” 2x (Nightmare Lyra)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available. [FtV] denotes a song previously released as a non-C3 custom.


O Canada
Our source for awesome bands

Truly baller songs and tons of kickin’ jams
With inst’rments held our drumsticks rise
The True North rocking free
From Rush to Len
O Canada, we download songs for thee
Ten songs this week (did I mention Geddy Lee?)
O Canada, we download songs for thee
O Canada, we download songs for thee

Aw yeah. (credit to worth1000.com)

Happy birthday, Canada! Each year, July 1 marks the anniversary of modern-day Canada being properly formed out of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada. Since that day almost 150 years ago, Canada has produced Tom Thomson, public healthcare, tons of zinc and uranium, and a million jokes about maple syrup and hockey, but today we celebrate Canada’s storied musical legacy with ten new songs for your Rock Band library!

It’s also a very special birthday for the Rock Band Harmonies Project, started and maintained by one of our favorite Canadians, espher! This release marks the two-year anniversary of RBHP fleshing out the back catalog of official DLC. In that time, various contributors have put together 825 upgrades for you to enjoy. Holy shit! Here’s to two years, espher & co., and that the rest of it doesn’t take as long as espher projects it will. This week’s big release includes Alice in Chains 01 & 02, the Taking Back Sunday pack, the Toby Keith pack, and “The Perfect Drug”, along with five(!) new Keys/Pro Keys charts! Thanks to Drihscol, espher, StackOverflow0x, sageamagoo, KyleJCrb, and non_zero for this week’s work. To download these upgrades, visit the RBHP website.


Why should you download these songs?

  • “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” – Almost certainly the most famous song by Crash Test Dummies, an iconic Canadian rock band. A great karaoke number, and a famous-song staple for anyone’s library.
  • “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” – deadmau5 has exploded in popularity in recent years, and like “Mmm”, this is probably his most famous single. It peaked at #1 on the US Dance chart, and it’ll top the charts at your next party with its high-energy house beats!
  • “Steal My Sunshine” – Just sit back and let the ’90s wash over you. drummerockband says, “Awesome one hit wonder song that most people will probably recognize. Great duet between the brother and sister.”
  • “Kick It” – I’ll take “unlikely duets” for 400, Alex! Peaches and Iggy Pop trade banter in this piece of avant garde electroclash. (FtV fixes/additions to this song include reductions, a new tempo map, and vocals fixes.)
  • “Time Stand Still” – farottone keeps whittling down the list of big Rush songs we don’t already have with this single from Hold Your Fire. (FtV fixes/additions to this song include reductions, Pro Keys, new harmony vocals, venue animations, and touch-ups to all instruments.)
  • “Sucks to Be You” – Another biggest-single hit from the pop group Prozzäk. If you like groups like Aqua, this will be right up your alley!
  • “What I Wouldn’t Do” – drummerockband says, “Fun vocals and harmonies. Most Canadians have probably heard this song on the radio cause its catchy as hell. I also just recently saw Serena Ryder and took notes for charting this while she performed it, so that’s what I call commitment!”
  • “Pain for Pleasure” – The final track from the iconic pop-punk album All Killer, No Filler. Sum 41 pretended to be a metal band with this tongue-in-cheek song, and they were so good at it that their next album was much more metal-y. Pain for Pleasure, best band eever!
  • “Walking With a Ghost” – Tegan and Sara’s most famous song finally comes to C3 after almost being in our Halloween pack. drummerockband says, “If there’s one song Tegan and Sara fans want in Rock Band, it’s most likely this one. September 14th marks the 10th anniversary of ‘So Jealous’ album as well, so that’s cool. My favourite band returns!”
  • “Broken Vessels” – Man, check out that blistering guitar line! NL says, “A blast to play on everything and a very unique song musically. Great song to do VoxKeys on as well.”

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June 20, 2014 – Mr. Big full album and huge singles, including Pixies, The Smiths, The Verve, Slayer, and Men At Work!

Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.


C3 releases for June 20, 2014:

New! Mr. Big – Lean Into It (farottone)

  • “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy (The Electric Drill Song)”
  • “Alive and Kickin’”
  • “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind”
  • “CDFF-Lucky This Time”
  • “Voodoo Kiss”
  • “Never Say Never”
  • “Just Take My Heart”
  • “My Kinda Woman”
  • “A Little Too Loose”
  • “Road to Ruin”

New! Singles

  • Lawrence Leung – “Choose Your Own Adventure” (Lowlander)
  • Men At Work – “Who Can It Be Now?” (funkydunkleman feat. farottone)
  • Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?” (Ollie)
  • Slayer – “Angel of Death” M 2x (Nightmare Lyra and thewinnerisgeeg)
  • The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?” (Ollie)
  • The Verve – “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (Ollie)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available.


What defines a “good week” of Rock Band releases? Since 2007, this has been a hotly contested issue. Is it a week with your favorite songs? Is it a week with a lot of songs? Is it a week with famous songs? How about songs that are hard or fun to play? This week, we’d like to posit that the best weeks are all of the above. With (another!) full album from the artist that brought you “To Be with You” in official DLC and some colossally famous singles ranging from Pixies to Slayer, we’ve got it all. We take care of you here at C3. If this was Orange is the New Black, we would be your clique/gang leader. (I’m not actually going anywhere with that, I just wanted to reference Orange.)


Why should you download these songs?

  • Lean Into It - farottone, the hardest-working man in customs, says:“Mr. Big is an incredibly underrated but supremely skilled act, albeit famous mostly for the less technical song in their great catalogue (To Be With You). Paul Gilbert (also founder of Racer X) and Billy Sheehan are the main drive of the group, arguably two of the most talented and skilled guitar and bass player in rock music. Translation of their songs in Rock Band is amazing (sans keyboardist), with very original beats, magical bass parts, great riffs and awesome harmonies. I can guarantee that this is one of those albums that you discover through Rock Band, you love playing in game and then you also go to download and listen. In general, be prepared for fairly tough guitar charts and some very challenging bass spots. Also, if you sing, have an oxygen mask ready…Alive and Kickin’, CDFF-Lucky This Time (only the pre-MP3 crowd will fully get the title) and My Kinda Woman are great fun rock/blues tunes with catchy vocals. A Little Too Loose and Voodoo Kiss are wacky as they can be, really different than the usual mainstream rock people are used to. Just Take My Heart is a wonderful slow track, cheesy, yes, but with the most tasteful guitar ever. Never Say Never is flavoured like it was taken straight out of an old fashioned 007 movie, with a nice does of tough bass riffs. Road to Ruin is a fast paced, downhill rush of adrenaline and finally, well, the Driller song is just that, a great fast rock track that has a powertools fuelled guitar and bass solo (seriously, check the video).”

    Speaking of Driller, the official release includes tremolo lanes for the eponymous guitar sections, but if you want to break your hand against 25 notes per second, an alternate version without the tremolo lanes is available here.

  • “Choose Your Own Adventure” – Lowlander writes, “This was an Australian comedy miniseries that had lots of cool celebrity appearances from Aussie stars you’ve never heard of and flashes in the pan like Tiffany. It was all about the star, Lawrence Leung, looking back on what he wanted to do as a kid and getting around to those fantasies as an adult. Hence the happy chiptune synth in the theme song.”
  • “Who Can It Be Now?” – Another release from our fledgling “Show Floor” program, where authors are sponsored by C3 veterans to get more awesome songs out there at C3 quality! This song, conspicuously absent from the official Men At Work DLC releases, has a legendary sax hook on Keys and will stick in your head for days.
  • “Where Is My Mind?” – Widely popularized via Fight Club, this track from the famous Surfer Rosa (the album before Doolittle) is a haunting, chill masterpiece from some of alt-rock’s greatest. Nothing blisteringly difficult, but a great song to play with a full band where everyone can really get into it.
  • “Angel of Death” – SLAYERRRRRRRRR! Nightmare Lyra writes, “One of the must brutal thrash metal songs of all time, insane challenge and horrors awaits you!”
  • “How Soon Is Now?” – Arguably the most famous Smiths song, which you might know from the vocals hook “You shut your mouth / How can you say…” A huge hit for everyone who likes the (excellently) depressing refrains of Morrissey. Fun disco beat on drums and a varied bassline!
  • “Bitter Sweet Symphony” – And to close out the week, the song that is always playing on FM radio somewhere in the world at any given moment. This is about as ’90s as it gets, and will hopefully be a great karaoke hit with your group.

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June 13 – Ska/Reggae 6-pack, “Turn Down for What”, Seether, and Christopher Cross!

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C3 releases for June 13, 2014:

Mostly New! Ska/Reggae C01 6-pack

  • 10cc – “Dreadlock Holiday” (farottone)
  • Desmond Dekker and the Aces – “007 (Shanty Town)” X (Nyxyxylyth feat. columbo777)
  • Desmond Dekker and the Aces – “Israelites” X (Nyxyxylyth feat. columbo777)
  • Less Than Jake – “All My Best Friends Are Metalheads” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Madness – “One Step Beyond” X (Nyxyxylyth feat. columbo777)
  • FtV: Rush – “The Enemy Within” (farottone)

New! Singles

  • Christopher Cross – “Ride Like the Wind” (farottone)
  • DJ Snake – “Turn Down for What (ft. Lil Jon)” (Gigakoops)
  • Seether – “Tonight” M (ws54)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available.


Ska/reggae pack, huh? Normally this is where I’d make some lame copy-writing jokes about dreadlocks, pot, and Bob Marley, but I think that’s probably selling reggae (and especially ska) a little short, you know? Sometimes I regret not having more knowledge about various genres of music. I mean, come on, the ska songs I know best are “The Impression That I Get” and that Goldfinger song from Tony Hawk. Is that any way to live? Am I just squandering my time in this life? Does anything really mean anything? Will my lack of knowledge about reggae and ska echo throughout the material plane and cause eddies of discontentment and sadness?

Knowledge is temporary. Reality is an illusion. Life is meaningless. Oh, and we have “Turn Down for What” and two other great singles this week, too!


Why should you download these songs?

  • “Ride Like the Wind” – More soft classic rock to flesh out your library. And our first track by Christopher Cross, too!
  • “Turn Down for What” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TxV4dkRi8M
  • “Tonight” – ws54 says, “Melodic alt-rock at its best from the same album as the excellent ‘Country Song’ already in Rock Band.”
  • “Dreadlock Holiday” – Chill and relaxed, like most great reggae tunes, but Keys players may find themselves working quite a bit.
  • “Shanty Town” and “Israelites” – Nyx says, “As an 80s teen, I covered all the usual ska bases: Madness, English Beat, Specials. But 1990′s “Miami Blues” was my kind of film noir, and its soundtrack led me all the way back to Desmond Dekker’s ‘Israelites’. The two Dekker songs contain more chill than a full fifth of rum. As a bonus, you can finally see what the lyrics are, because until now I had no freaking idea what he was saying.” (And they both have Pro Guitar and Bass!)
  • “All My Best Friends Are Metalheads” – NL says, “Blistering bass, energetic drums, cool horn lines to Keys and a lot of nostalgia makes this a great track both for parties and for solo play.”
  • “One Step Beyond” – Ska through and through, with horns on Keys, syncopated guitar, and a singing part that can’t be described as anything but “ska vocals”. If the Pro G/B on Desmond Dekker was too chill for you, try this upbeat part on for size.
  • “The Enemy Within” – This isn’t quite ska or reggae, but it’s certainly influenced by them, and come on, it’s Rush! Everything you’d expect from a Rush song, including a badass bass line.

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Chaotrope – “Yuukei” (incl. 2x bass): Correct version uploaded (v1 was not compiled correctly)

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June 6, 2014 – Funk(ish) 5-pack, “She Loves You”, X Japan, Against Me!, and more, plus 20 RBHP upgrades!

Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.


C3 releases for June 6, 2014:

New! (Arguably) Funk C01 5-pack

  • Booker T & the M.G.’s – “Green Onions” (farottone)
  • Duran Duran – “Notorious” (farottone)
  • James Brown – “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag Part I” (farottone)
  • Lipps Inc. – “Funkytown” (farottone)
  • Primus – “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers” (RyanHYK)

New! Super Mario Bros. C01 3-pack (Nightmare Lyra)

  • Koji Kondo – “Koopa’s Theme” M (from Super Mario 64)
  • Koji Kondo – “Slider” M (from Super Mario 64)
  • Koji Kondo – “Super Mario 64 Main Theme” M (from Super Mario 64)

New! Singles

  • Against Me! – “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” (RyanHYK)
  • The Beatles – “She Loves You” M (Orange Harrison)
  • Chaotrope – “Yuukei” M 2x (Kcunningham04)
  • Devin Townsend Project – “Juular” 2x (Nightmare Lyra)
  • X Japan – “Jade” X 2x (AddyMilldike)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available.


I hope you’ve finished playing the fifteen songs from last week, because we’ve got thirteen more for you today!

Kind of like indie rock, “funk” is a broad term that includes a lot of different sounds and influences. This week’s five-pack celebrates many of them, and “Funkytown”, because why not? Our other pack brings three famous Super Mario 64 tunes to your Rock Band setup, including the incredibly catchy “Slider” and “Main Theme”. (It’s the one from Bob-omb Battlefield, you know the one.)

We’ve also got another slew of singles, including another carefully-handcrafted Beatles multitrack from Orange Harrison, which brings us to ten C3-released Beatles songs! Against Me!’s “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” joins “Stop!”, “Thrash Unreal”, and “New Wave”; power metal favorites X Japan get “Jade”, joining “I.V.” from the RB2 twenty free songs; and RBN regulars Chaotrope and Devin Townsend each add a song to their hefty libraries.

What’s more, we’ve got another slew of Rock Band Harmonies Project releases, right on schedule! Thanks to espher, KyleJCrb, and GreenPanda12, you can now sing two- and three-part harmonies to tons of singles from 2009 and 2010, including “Heartbreaker” and “Bulletproof”, and play Pro Drums to five more Rock Band Network songs! Check the end of the post for the full list of songs, and visit the RBHP website to download them.


Why should you download these songs?

  • “Green Onions” – farottone: “Arguably THE instrumental funk/R&B tune of the last century. Pro keys are quintessential Hammond goodness.”
  • “Notorious” – farottone: “Probably as close to Prince as you will get for a while. Great song all around, super funky guitar and bass, good drumming.”
  • “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” – farottone: “Talk about funky… Very challenging vocals, powerful horns, easy enough songs on the instruments. A great classic.”
  • “Funkytown” – farottone: “The ultimate earworm (take it from a guy who had to play portions of it in loop to author it…). Drums are bland but with a few percussion sections, pro keys are easy and cool to play, vocals are deceptively hard. Great party tune.”
  • “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers” – One of the sleeper funks of the song! Only our second Primus song after “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”. Primus sucks.
  • “Koopa’s Theme” – NL: “Classic video game tune with a great riff and fun drums.”
  • “Slider” – One of the most catchy video game themes of all time! NL: “Crazy guitar, drums and keys, cool thumping bass and iconic whistling melody on vocals.”
  • “Super Mario 64 Main Theme” – Ditto! NL: “Groovy rhythms all around makes this a joy to play, as well as the nostalgia.”
  • “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” – High-energy rock at its finest. If you want to jam out, this is for you!
  • “Yuukei” – A great challenge on everything, and perfect for fans of RBN’s existing Chaotrope tracks.
  • “Juular” – What’s with this week and “uu”? NL: “Crazy drums and harmonies to challenge you and manageable but fun guitar, bass and keys to entertain you makes this a blast to play.”
  • “She Loves You” – Orange Harrison: “‘She Loves You’ is notorious for the master tracks getting lost immediately after the original record was pressed. As a result, the only existing copies today are a single mono track. There was never a chance to mix a stereo version before the master went missing. Here, using some of the same software Harmonix used in the original Beatles Rock Band game, and a lossless rip of the 2009 digital transfer from the original 1963 mono tape (the highest quality copy of the song publicly available), the official mono track has been forensically separated into a full multitrack for Rock Band 3!”
  • “Jade” – AddyMilldike: “Being the closing song of the (unofficial) trilogy that started with ‘I.V.’ released way back in 2008 for RB2. ‘Jade’ gives us the same raw emotion we experienced way back when. A great bass part, a fun guitar chart, fast drum fills and super vocals. Plus, you can sing in Japanese for a few seconds, and that’s always cool!”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Linkin Park – “Lost in the Echo”: Fixed sync issues and Keys chart

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May 30, 2014 – Bon Jovi 6-pack, A Perfect Circle, R. Kelly, “Hunger Strike”, and tons more singles!

Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.


C3 releases for May 30, 2014:

New! Bon Jovi C01 6-pack (DVDSmith)

  • Bon Jovi – “Bed of Roses”
  • Bon Jovi – “Blood on Blood”
  • Bon Jovi – “Dry County”
  • Bon Jovi – “Keep the Faith”
  • Bon Jovi – “Raise Your Hands”
  • Bon Jovi – “These Days”

New! Singles

  • A Perfect Circle – “Judith” M (Lowlander)
    Converted from GH5
  • Bad Brains – “Re-Ignition (Live)” M (Lowlander)
    Converted from GH:WoR
  • Linkin Park – “Lost in the Echo” M (BravoGangUS feat. Nightmare Lyra)
  • PrinceWhateverer – “Not Letting Go” M (incl. rhythm version) (Nightmare Lyra)
  • R. Kelly – “Ignition (Remix)” (uSound feat. RyanHYK)
  • Sleigh Bells – “Run the Heart” M (uSound feat. RyanHYK)
  • Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike” (Colonel 32dll and CrazyCanuck feat. Lowlander)
  • The Devil Wears Prada – “Still Fly” 2x (uSound feat. Nightmare Lyra)
  • Van Halen – “Cathedral” M (Lowlander)
    Converted from GH:VH

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available.


Hot damn, this is a big week! Where to begin? How about six slightly deeper dives into the Bon Jovi discography, bringing Rock Band’s Bon Jovi total to nineteen songs (counting our release of “Always”)? If that doesn’t do it for you, how about the Rock Band debuts of A Perfect Circle, Bad Brains, R. Kelly, and Sleigh Bells? At the very least, you’ve heard “Hunger Strike” before, and the rest of this week’s songs offer multitracks and fantastic challenges over a wide variety of genres. Pick your favorites from these fifteen songs — or download them all! — and get down to business. For me, that’s the business of getting “Ignition (Remix)” out of my head. Again.

We’ve also got several songs by new authors this week, including one from our new “Show Floor” program! The Show Floor lets non-C3 authors collaborate with C3 authors to have their songs put out there as part of an official Friday release. If you’re a full-band author (or you’re mostly there and don’t mind collaborating with others), come check it out on our forums!

Also, “Ignition” and “Re-Ignition”, am I right?! IT WRITES ITSELF! (I think I have withdrawal from RB2′s themed battles.)


Why should you download these songs?

  • “Bed of Roses” – I’ll let DVDSmith, the author of this pack, handle these! “One of Bon Jovi’s best-known ballads, many people thought this was the biggest song missing from the Greatest Hits pack released for Rock Band 3. Incredibly fun to sing and with a challenging-but-enjoyable keyboard chart.”
  • “Blood on Blood” – “This deep cut from the 1988 New Jersey album is all about brothers growing up, and features the most difficult drum chart in Bon Jovi’s repertoire so far, as well as challenging guitar, bass and keyboard parts. Although never released as a single, this song became so popular with Bon Jovi fans that it made their 2010 Greatest Hits album.”
  • “Dry County” – “Here it is at last. Dry County. Bon Jovi’s epic, their magnum opus, their Stairway to Heaven, their November Rain, their Freebird, their Jungleland. The one song I have wanted in a rhythm game ever since I discovered what rhythm games were. The definition of a fan-favourite, this is by far Bon Jovi’s most-requested song at their live shows, and at over nine minutes long and with THREE Richie Sambora guitar solos, it’s not hard to see why. A must for any Rock Band fan.”
  • “Keep the Faith” – “One of Bon Jovi’s best-known songs not in Rock Band, marking their first major genre shift from hair metal into grunge-influenced hard rock. A great bass riff, rocking drum beat and fun vocals.”
  • “Raise Your Hands” – “A live staple of Bon Jovi’s shows, this energetic deep cut from Slippery When Wet gets audiences bouncing and Expert Guitar players running scared. By far the band’s most difficult song on guitar (even more so than Dry County), if only for its sheer relentlessness. This version of Raise Your Hands comes from the 2005 DualDisc release and features an extended intro and outro.”
  • “These Days” – “And here we have my personal favourite Bon Jovi song, the title track from what is considered to be their darkest and deepest album. With a haunting piano intro and one of Jon Bon Jovi’s best vocal performances, this one is for the singers out there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”
  • “Judith” – Lowlander says, “Surprisingly even in the move to WOR’s Expert+ with ghost snares, this song was missing a lot of them. What was once a mildly challenging drum chart with a few tricky crossover fills is now, while not an exceedingly fast song, an exceptionally hard song to be consistent on. While the other instruments are certainly fun, it’s a must play on drums.”
  • “Re-Ignition” – There certainly isn’t anything quite like this song! Challenge yourself with the vocals. A few drinks might help.
  • “Lost in the Echo” – The first song to be released as part of our new Show Floor system, where non-C3 authors can release songs with the help of a C3 author! Nightmare Lyra says, “Really fun percussion-driven drums and varied jumps between rapping, singing and screaming on Vocals.”
  • “Not Letting Go” – Nightmare Lyra says, “Energetic drums, great harmonies and loads of fun riffs should make this a no-brainer for any Pop Punk fan to download.”
  • “Ignition (Remix)” – It’s the freakin’ weekend! Everyone knows this song, which translates to Rock Band surprisingly well for what it is. Vocals are obviously the main draw, but the other band members won’t be bored, especially bass.
  • “Run the Heart” – I like to think of Sleigh Bells as kind of like The Flaming Lips but with a female vocalist. This avant-garde piece features full multitracks, and is a great download for fans of “Crown on the Ground” or “Rill Rill”.
  • “Hunger Strike” – I’M GON HUNGRYYYYYHHHHHHH! A huge grunge staple that was somehow missed by Harmonix. Check out the fun instrumentation on almost everything, or sing it with your best over-the-top gravelly grunge voice at your next Rock Band party.
  • “Still Fly” – A metalcore cover of a hip-hop song from the album Punk Goes Crunk, where various pop-punk and ____-core bands covered hip-hop and R&B songs. Like All Time Low doing “Umbrella”! Break all of the bones in your feet on the tricky 2x bass version or challenge your fast strumming skills on guitar or bass.
  • “Cathedral” – Another one of the guitar-only shredfests from GH:Van Halen. If you play guitar, this is a no-brainer.

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May 23, 2014 – John Fogerty 4-pack and six acoustic guitar epics!

Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.


C3 releases for May 23, 2014:

New! Acoustica C01 6-pack

  • Guns N’ Roses – “You Ain’t the First” (farottone)
  • Kansas – “Dust in the Wind” (Lowlander)
  • Paul McCartney – “Little Willow” (farottone)
  • POM – “Deep Shift” M (GanonMetroid and AddyMilldike)
  • Queensrÿche – “The Lady Wore Black (Live from MTV Unplugged)” (farottone)
  • Winger – “Who’s the One” (farottone)

New! John Fogerty C01 4-pack (ws54)

  • John Fogerty – “Blue Moon Nights” (incl. rhythm version)
  • John Fogerty – “Centerfield”
  • John Fogerty – “Deja Vu (All Over Again)”
  • John Fogerty – “Hot Rod Heart”

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available.


Consider the acoustic guitar. The curvaceous wooden body, the luscious, thick strings, its deep-throated and sensual sound…oh my. Is it hot in here? This week we celebrate the acoustic guitar with a six-pack of acoustic songs, along with four mostly-acoustic tracks from country rocker John Fogerty (in his non-CCR Rock Band premiere!) Light the campfire, tune up your Martin or Gibson, and get ready to sing your way into someone’s pants. Or at least annoy everyone at the party with “Wonderwall” for the fifth time, you insufferable asshole.


Why should you download these songs?

  • “You Ain’t the First” – A very different GnR sound than what you might be used to; downtempo with country influences like guitar slides. Very catchy! Bass is actually rhythm guitar because the song has no bass.
  • “Dust in the Wind” – A timeless classic from Point of Know Return. Follow this melancholy but powerful number with a dramatic reading of “Ozymandias” for maximum effect.
  • “Little Willow” – Paul McCartney delivers an almost “Blackbird”-like solemn sincerity in this number, with a simple but fun guitar hook and keys/PK for those so inclined.
  • “Deep Shift” – No acoustic pack would be complete without a difficult show-off track like this one! Take a shot at FCing this guitar-only beast if you dare; it’s no “Caprici di Diablo”, but it’s no “Say It Ain’t So”, either.
  • “The Lady Wore Black” – A live track in the same vein as some of Rock Band’s live Nirvana songs. Powerful vocals! If you thought we were done with Queensrÿche for a while following that album, don’t worry, farottone’s got you covered. According to farottone, “One of the best vocal performances on an MTV Unplugged set. This was the closer to a 5-song televised set, so to FC it don’t miss the final ‘Thank You’!
  • “Who’s the One” – Great for Andy Dwyer impressions! Did you know that Winger released a new album last month? I know, right? Also, bass solo!
  • “Blue Moon Nights” – ws54 says, “C3 is not known for releasing much Country music. If that is your thing then maybe this Country-flavored rockabilly song will fit the bill.”
  • “Centerfield” – You’ve definitely heard this one! ws54 says, “This quintessential John Fogerty song is certain to be a crowd-pleaser. Fun on every instrument.”
  • “Deja Vu (All Over Again)”: ws54 says, “This song is an important and emotional song in John Fogerty’s career and is on par with Creedence at their best.”
  • “Hot Rod Heart” – ws54 says, “Picture yourself in a brand new convertible on a road trip. Your mate is right next to you and THIS song comes on the radio. (This is exactly what happened to me in Hawaii.) What a perfect cruising song. If you are a Creedence fan and you don’t know this song yet you are in for a real treat.”

See you next Friday!

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May 16, 2014 – Celebrate Norwegian music with a 7-pack, including “The Fox”, plus 24 RBHP upgrades!

Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.


C3 releases for May 16, 2014:

New! Songs of Norway C01 7-pack

  • Dimmu Borgir – “Kings of the Carnival Creation” 2x (Nightmare Lyra)
  • DumDum Boys – “Splitter Pine” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • El Caco – “Substitute” (Lowlander)
  • Nightmare Lyre – “In the Hall of The Mountain King (Edvard Grieg)” M 2x (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Röyksopp – “Poor Leno” (BearzUnlimited)
  • Shining (NOR) – “Fisheye” (AddyMilldike and Nightmare Lyra)
  • Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” K (Gigakoops and Nightmare Lyra)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available.


Hei, alle sammen! Denne uken feirer vi Norge uavhengighet dag, som er i morgen, 17. mai! Norge er hjem til mange innflytelsesrike metal band, blant annet Emperor, Mayhem og Dimmu Borgir, og til og med noen kjente popartister som a-ha! C3 forfatter Nightmare Lyra kommer fra denne vakre frosne landskapet, og har samarbeidet med resten av laget for å gi deg denne pakken. Spenne på viking hjelm, starte opp Skyrim, og få din Norse på!

Wow, Firefox’s spell checker does not like that paragraph.

We’ve also got 24 new Rock Band Harmonies Project upgrades today, including Rock Band’s existing Norwegian acts — Turbonegro, Emperor, more Dimmu Borgir — and many more, including Paramore, Nirvana, “Godzilla” (to play before you go watch the new movie), and a ton of hard rock and metal! Check out the full list of upgrades at the end of this post, and visit the RBHP project site to download them.


Why should you download these songs?

  • “Kings of the Carnival Creation” – “Loads of variation and challenge all around,” says Nightmare Lyra, “with 4 guitar solos, orchestral keys and what might be the most challenging drum chart in the C3 database to date.”
  • “Splitter Pine” – You can’t have a Norway pack without the DumDum Boys, one of the most popular acts within Norway itself. Nightmare Lyra says, “Hard rocking riffs, great bass and drum grooves, soaring held vocal notes and varried rock organ keys makes this a great track to play on everything. Also don’t worry if you don’t understand the lyrics, neither do most Norwegians.”
  • “Substitute” – Lowlander asks, “Remember this song and its kooky music video from The Darkness? The game, not the band. Features a very fun vocal line, even if the lyrics are completely random.”
  • “In the Hall of the Mountain King” – Another of C3 author Nightmare Lyra’s original compositions, which means it’s Norwegian music to the core. NL says, “Cover of the classical piece we all know and love, with crazy and varied drums, and the iconic riff in many different forms across the instruments.”
  • “Poor Leno” – Relax after “Mountain King” with this downtempo electronica piece by Röyksopp. Author BearzUnlimited calls it a “cool, relaxed song with a fun drum rhythm”.
  • “Fisheye” – Possibly one of the most unique genre hybrids to be found in Rock Band. This metal/jazz mashup might sound odd at first, but the main hook will stick in your head and the keys part will leave your fingers burning.
  • “The Fox” – An honorary late addition to our Internet Then and Now pack, I think it is physically impossible to have not heard this song in the last few years. What does the Drake say? “Dietcoke, dietcoke, dietcoke…”

Sees neste fredag​​!

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