March 27, 2015 – Nine TV show theme songs!

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C3 releases for March 27, 2015:

New! TV Themes C01 9-pack

  • Alabama 3 – “Woke Up This Morning” (farottone and Meander)
    from The Sopranos
  • Barenaked Ladies – “The History of Everything” (DoNotPassGo and ejthedj)
    from The Big Bang Theory
  • Daniel Ingram – “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Theme” K (Nightmare Lyra)
    from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Elliott, Ferguson, Berghofer – “Barney Miller” (Nyxyxylyth)
    from Barney Miller
  • Jonathan Wolff – “Seinfeld” (BearzUnlimited)
    from Seinfeld
  • Ragtime Revolutionaries – “Chicks Dig Giant Robots” (RyanHYK)
    from Megas XLR
  • The Refreshments – “Yahoos and Triangles” (BearzUnlimited)
    from King of the Hill
  • The Rembrandts – “I’ll Be There for You” K (pksage and farottone)
    from Friends
  • The Ventures – “Hawaii Five-O” (BearzUnlimited)
    from Hawaii Five-O

New! The L-Train (and friends) – Moonrise (Linos Melendi ft. Nightmare Lyra)

  1. Moonrise Pt.1: Prelude, Harmony M 2x
  2. Moonrise Pt.2: Nightfall M 2x
  3. Moonrise Pt.3: Lunar March, Battle of Sun and Moon M 2x
  4. Moonrise Pt.4: Daybreak, Harmony Restored M 2x

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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


OK, this is from the bad season, and what’s-his-name is in there, and we didn’t actually do the Parks and Rec theme. But it has Rock Band in it!

This week’s pack has been a long time coming! TV theme songs are some of the catchiest tunes around, and their fame/popularity makes them perfect choices for every Rock Band party. We’ve got old shows, new shows, live-action shows, animated shows, comedies, dramas… Our only regret is that we only had time for nine songs! Cue up the laugh track, greet your friend Norm, and prepare to rock (or at least pantomime your rocking, depending on your show’s budget).

And if you somehow don’t like any of these awesome theme songs, or you just happen to like epic metal operas — a very reasonable position — we’ve got that, too!

Authors’ comments for this week’s releases:

  • “Seinfeld” – A classic! Bearz says, “Funky bass line and brass on keys.”
  • “Yahoos and Triangles” – Bearz says, “This short but sweet tune from ‘King of the Hill’ has some great guitar leads and fun, if somewhat repetitive, bass and drum parts.”
  • “I’ll Be There for You” – We simply couldn’t have released this pack without this song, and it ended up being really Rock Band-appropriate! This full 3+ minute version includes a guitar solo, bass riffs that almost never repeat themselves, and of course the iconic vocals. Also, uh…something something Chanandler Bong.
  • “Hawaii Five-O” – Bearz says, “This classic instrumental has a fun, fairly challenging drum part. The guitar and keys mostly follow the main melody, but the keys have some additional interesting flourishes.”
  • Moonrise – NL says, “Linos Melendi bring you this fully multitracked 25 minute long grand epic Rock Opera for Rock Band, which sadly had to be split up into 4 parts due to game engine limitations. Even so, this is still a blast to play with majestic operatic vocals, varied and challenging guitar parts, orchestral and active keys, fast and heavy drums and good riffy bass parts. This song was previously available elsewhere, though this new version have improved charts and audio mixing so even if you already have the first version we still recommend you pick this up. Play all parts in order for the best effect of how it’s meant to be experienced!”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Sleeping with Sirens – “Fuck You”: Minor lyrics fixes

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March 20, 2015 – Four more great songs covered by other bands!

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C3 releases for March 20, 2015:

New! Great Covers C03 4-pack

  • Death Come Cover Me – “Summer” M 2x (Arcanon)
  • The Flying Pickets – “Only You” (farottone)
  • Shinedown – “Simple Man” M (DVDSmith)
  • Sleeping with Sirens – “Fuck You” 2x (GreenPanda12)

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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


Just like official DLC, it’s not every day that you see the third (“03″) iteration of a particular pack. This is C3’s first “03”, in fact, and we’re happy to present this third batch of cover songs! Technically, unless you’re Geddy Lee or whomever actually playing the game, everything you play in Rock Band is a cover. Chew on that for a while.

Authors’ comments for this week’s releases:

  • “Summer” – Arcanon says, “Death Come Cover Me is back with a more metal take on Calvin Harris’s hit ‘Summer.’ Expect heavy drums and a very diverse keys part.”
  • “Only You” – farottone says, “This amazing cover of the original Yazoo hit is also the ‘one’ in one hit wonder The Flying Pickets. This is also our first ever all instruments vocal song: all parts of this cover song have been recorded on vocals, including percussions. If you love singing you need to get this one!”
  • “Simple Man” – DVDSmith says, “Originally just a bonus track on Shinedown’s first album, this cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic quickly took on a life of its own, mainly thanks to Brent Smith’s amazing vocal performance. It’s now a staple of every Shinedown concert, and inspired the band to record an entire EP of acoustic covers in 2013.”
  • “Fuck You” – GreenPanda12 says, “A personal favourite of mine from this album. Great cover of this song plus that double bass will keep you drummers on your toes, and a pretty tricky guitar solo even though it only lasts 10 seconds. ;) And remember guys and gals if someone pisses you off, just sing them this song. XD”

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March 13, 2015 – Four Guns N’ Roses classics from “Use Your Illusion II”!

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C3 releases for March 13, 2015:

New! Use Your Illusion II Greatest Hits 4-pack (farottone)

  • Guns N’ Roses – “14 Years”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Civil War”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Get in the Ring”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Yesterdays”

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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


Guess who’s back? Back again? He gave you four hits from Appetite, he gave you three hits from Use Your Illusion I, and this week marks the third installment of farottone’s Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits series with four more from Use Your Illusion II. (Remember, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” was released a few months back, or it’d be in here too!) Bust out the black top hat or your best nasally (but still strangely appealing) voice and get rocking with these classic tracks from the early ’90s.

farottone says:

Let’s address the 2 elephants in the room:
1) “Why these 4 and not (insert random UYI2 song starting with You Could Be Mine)?”. Because even getting this pack out has been murder and without some help from Bandolero1 who did reductions and Addy who did guitar, we couldn’t have this out anyway. We will try to revisit this album in the future.
2) “Why no keys?”. Because this pack was the reason #1 we changed policy on keys. They’re buried, they’re terribly hard to do and they held up this pack for years. It’s not a trend, we have no other song missing keys scheduled and if it happens again it’s gonna be a sporadic thing.

Regarding the tracks, I think classic GnR is just the perfect thing for Rock Band: instruments are fun though not too difficult to manage and the songs are pretty well known. Now, guitar will pose issues and if you want to FC most of these on vocals you’re gonna have a hard time. Get in the Ring is crazy, 14 Years has a very deceptive chorus and Civil War can be tricky. If you, like me, play Rock Band on e-drums you’re gonna find yourself inspired playing these songs because Matt Sorum played a very physical but not skills-demanding style and it’s just made for fun drumming. Knocking On Heaven’s Door has been one of our most successful release ever so we hope a pack from the same album will satisfy your thirst for good 90’s hard rock/metal/blues/whatever the guys felt like playing on any given song. One last thing: if you don’t know Get in the Ring, the Mature tag is not there just because of a couple of swear words, the whole song is a profanity fuelled rant that probably tops the “How did that NOT result in multiple lawsuits” chart. I still chuckle every time I hear Rose calling out Bob Guccione Jr. Ah, the good ol’ days when you got your music information from magazines…

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Marillion – “Kayleigh”: Added new venue animations
  • Rush – “Superconductor”: Added new venue animations

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March 6, 2015 – Duel of the dual three-packs: The Kinks and pop-prog tracks!

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C3 releases for March 6, 2015:

New! The Kinks C01 3-pack

  • The Kinks – “Lola” (Ollie ft. farottone and AddyMilldike)
  • The Kinks – “Waterloo Sunset” X (Ollie ft. farottone and columbo777)
  • The Kinks – “You Really Got Me” (Ollie)

New! Pop-Prog C01 3-pack

  • The Alan Parsons Project – “Sirius/Eye in the Sky” (BearzUnlimited)
  • Marillion – “Kayleigh” (Lowlander, Nunchuck, and Sygenysis)
  • Rush – “Superconductor” (Lowlander and 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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


OK, they’re not actually dueling, because I suspect pop-prog would have laser guns and stuff and would totally win. Fortunately, there no losers (or lasers) in these dual three-packs, because all of the songs are awesome, and you don’t have to choose! These Kinks classics join “Sunny Afternoon” in our customs database, and we’ve got tons of (arguably) pop-prog in there, too.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Sirius/Eye in the Sky” – Bearz writes, “This song features two nice guitar solos and an interesting keys part as well. The introduction, ‘Sirius’, is well-known aside from ‘Eye of the Sky’ itself for being the intro song for the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Akira Yamaoka – “Waiting For You ~ LIVE AT Heaven’s Night”: Fixed vocals pitches and timing

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February 27, 2015 – Powerful Female Voices C02 and a Silent Hill megapack!

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C3 releases for February 27, 2015:

New! Powerful Female Voices C02 3-pack (farottone)

  • Macy Gray – “I Try” (guitar and bass by ws54)
  • Madonna – “Like a Prayer”
  • Sade – “Nothing Can Come Between Us”

New! Silent Hill C02 9-pack

  • Akira Yamaoka – “Cradle of Forest” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “Hometown” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “I Want Love” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “I Want Love (Studio Mix)” (ghostbyob and Nightmare Lyra ft. Sideshow)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “Innocent Moon (Other Take)” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “Love Psalm” (Nightmare Lyra)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “Promise” (ghostbyob and Nightmare Lyra)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “Promise (Reprise)” (Nightmare Lyra and ghostbyob)
  • Akira Yamaoka – “Waiting For You ~ LIVE AT Heaven’s Night” (ghostbyob and Nightmare Lyra ft. Sideshow)

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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


Almost 18 months after the first one, farottone is back with three more songs featuring, as the pack name suggests, powerful female vocals. Harmonix has done an okay job of pursuing female lead singers, but there’s always room for more, and we’ve got some real mega-hits! Nightmare Lyra delivers another big C02 punch this week with more Silent Hill tracks, fleshing out the discography she started with big themes in 2013 and 2014.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • Silent Hill C02 – NL writes, “The Silent Hill series is something that has always fascinated me long before I even got to play the games themselves. The focus on story, the great use of horror and, of course, the amazing soundtrack have always been something I have admired and that have inspired me artistically, so to pay tribute to my favorite game series I decided to make this pack with the huge help of the charting of Ghostbyob and Sideshow, and the testing help of BravoGangUS. Beyond the fact that the music itself is amazing, there is fun to be had here across all instruments, with some songs being rocking full band numbers with great guitar solos while others are more downtempo with a bigger focus on Keys and Vocals, so I hope you will all enjoy it in some form or another!”
    • “Cradle of Forest” – Easy but fun song for the whole band that is also great for Pro Keys practice.
    • “Hometown” – A haunting remix of the original Silent Hill theme with a great new vocal performance.
    • “I Want Love” – The version of this song heard in the game, a melancholy and chill piece with a great piano riff.
    • “I Want Love (Studio Mix)” –  A passionate love song with amazing vocals and a really fun guitar solo.
    • “Innocent Moon (Other Take)” – A vocal remix of one of the most memorable songs from Silent Hill 3 with great Keys.
    • “Love Psalm” – Great jazz-infused rock track with a beautiful riff, great guitar solo, energetic drums and some great bass lines to round things out.
    • “Promise” – An iconic instrumental piece with great riffs and fun drum fills.
    • “Promise (Reprise)” – A mellow little tune for all of the Keys players out there.
    • “Waiting For You” – Great rock track for the full band, with 2 guitar solos and another brilliant vocal performance.

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Ian Dorsch – “Zero Punctuation Theme”: Now has full multitracks and new charts to match!

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February 20, 2015 – Eight tracks from Michael Jackson’s “Bad” and 51(!) RBHP upgrades!

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C3 releases for February 20, 2015:

New! Michael Jackson C01 8-pack (farottone)

  • Michael Jackson – “Bad”
  • Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
  • Michael Jackson – “Liberian Girl”
  • Michael Jackson – “Another Part of Me”
  • Michael Jackson – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
  • Michael Jackson – “Dirty Diana”
  • Michael Jackson – “Smooth Criminal”
  • Michael Jackson – “Leave Me Alone”

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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


Rock Band is full of royalty. We’ve got Queen, the Kings of Leon, Prince, and even a death metal Emperor, but there’s only one King of Pop. Today we bring you eight songs from the master’s landmark album Bad, including the mega-hit title track and “Smooth Criminal”. Put your white gloves on and get ready for a thriller night!

Here’s the author, farottone, with more on this week’s content:

Bad is one of the best-selling albums of all time and it’s a long overdue addition to the game. It plays well on drums and has some very cool parts on guitar, bass and keys, though in some songs a few of those instruments will be a bit repetitive. Vocals are, as you might guess, just impressive. A note here: Michael Jackson used to add an insane amount of grunts and we had to pick a threshold of what to author and what not in order to avoid the singing being awkward. Finally, very sorry we could not do the full album but 8 songs is still a lot of sleep hours lost, we promise!

  • “Bad” – Prepare an oxygen mask because by the end of the song your lungs will be near collapsing trying to keep up with MJ. And if you play keys, the intertwined solos are very good stuff.
  • “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” – One of the most rock oriented songs, at least for drums and bass (no guitar in this one), this is a wonderful duet that almost made it in our Valentine’s pack. Fun fact: discerning who is singing which part has not always been easy. :)
  • “Dirty Diana” – Amazing song, wonderful guitar solos, great atmosphere! If you play guitar and only want one MJ song (what even are you?!), pick this one.
  • “Smooth Criminal” – If you are a rocker, if you like your pop to have more umph, you probably already have the Alien Ant Farm cover already available as official DLC (and if you don’t, go buy it, it’s awesome!). This however is the real deal and, daggone it baby, it’s awesome!
  • “Leave Me Alone” – A bonus song for this album, available only from the CD version on. A great energetic tune, with an awesome scat-like section in the middle and a very rare two handed drum beat with accents on the left hand (for those owning the 20 free tracks from the RB2 era, this will remind you of Like A Fool).

Make sure to search for Michael Jackson in our back catalog to download “Thriller”, “Somebody’s Watching Me”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, and “Beat It”!

We’ve also got over 50 new Rock Band Harmonies Project upgrades from the hard-working espher and crew today, including 20 legacy harmony upgrades, a ton of RBN Pro Drums fixes, and even some additions to last month’s Harmonix DLC! This week’s harmony upgrades include Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Bonnaroo 01, and The Used 01. Check out the full list with author credits at the end of this post, and hit the RBHP website to download these upgrades.

See you next Friday!

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February 13, 2015 – Play the (music) game of love with another Valentine’s pack and four singles!

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C3 releases for February 13, 2015:

New! Customs for My Valentine 2015 (farottone)

  • Paul McCartney – “My Love”
  • Queen – “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy”
  • Sade – “Your Love is King”

New! Singles

  • Anika Nilles – “Alter Ego” (GreenPanda12 and I Have Friendzz)
  • Coldplay – “Don’t Panic” (Ruck Bogers 22 feat. Nyxyxylyth)
  • My Bloody Valentine – “Only Shallow” (BearzUnlimited)
  • Nightmare Lyre – “Memories (Boss)” M 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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


After last year’s Valentine’s pack and Anti-Valentine’s pack, I feel like I’m out of blog post ideas. Love, you know? It’s pretty cool, I guess. Hearts. Cupids. Crass commercialism. Fortunately, our authors have much more to say about it than I do, with three bona fide love songs in this year’s Valentine’s pack, and four more singles with varying degrees of Valentine-ness. As is often the case, there’s something for everyone, so pick your favorites and go to town!

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Only Shallow” – Bearz says, “This song has a riff that’s heavy and noisy, yet ethereal and dreamy. The instrument parts aren’t challenging but have enough variation to keep them interesting. The vocal part is also quite soothing.”
  • “Memories (Boss)” – NL says, “Ho/Po filled Guitar, crazy Drums, riffy Bass and orchestral Keys makes this a fun challenge to try and overcome.”

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February 6, 2015 – Six mixed singles!

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C3 releases for February 6, 2015:

New! Singles

  • Anarchy Club – “Hidden Secret Song” M (ThatAuthoringGroup and AddyMilldike)
  • Basshunter – “Beer in the Bar” (Arcanon)
  • Cheap Trick – “The Flame” (DoNotPassGo feat. farottone)
  • Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game” (farottone)
  • Haken – “Celestial Elixir” 2x (BearzUnlimited)
  • Tera Melos – “A Spoonful of Slurry” M (GanonMetroid feat. 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. FtV denotes a song previously released by a C3 author outside of C3.


Been a while since we’ve had a purely singles week! These are some of the most exciting weeks, in my opinion; there’s almost always something for everyone. This week has a ton of genres from a ton of authors, including a fresh face in DoNotPassGo, whose name you might recognize from the forums. We expect great stuff from DNPG in the future! (No pressure.)

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Beer in the Bar” – Arcanon writes, “Well, I’ve done it. Broke my multitrack streak. But this song is too awesome to not bring to you. The synth is catchy, and the lyrics are half party-song, half ‘I do music how I want to and how I like it, deal with it.’ A good reminder that sometimes songs can be fun and entertaining rather than deep and meaningful, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
  • “The Flame” – farottone writes, “Great power ballad, solid guitar, awesome to sing along, this is DoNotPassGo’s first custom going through C3 so yay! :)”
  • “Celestial Elixir” – Bearz writes, “This epic from recent prog band Haken goes from a soft vocal-driven ballad to demented circus metal. The guitar and keys parts will give players a real workout in some sections. Meanwhile, the bass and drums are technical, but not relentlessly difficult. The powerful, soaring vocals are great to sing as well.”
  • “Tera Melos” – GanonMetroid writes, “This is a fan favorite of a seminal math rock band, this particular song is from the band’s early instrumental period. The drum and guitar work on all of their releases has been insane, and this is no exception.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Closure in Moscow – “Kissing Cousins”: Fixed broken disco flip on drums, fixed drum animations and lip sync
  • Fort Minor – “Remember the Name”: Small changes to reductions (Easy/Hard) on Keys and Pro Keys
  • Mystakin – “Cherish”: Fixed broken disco flip on drums

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January 30, 2015 – Linkin Park multitracks, 51 RBHP upgrades, and more!

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C3 releases for January 30, 2015:

New! Linkin Park/Fort Minor C01

  • Fort Minor – “Remember the Name (ft. Styles of Beyond)” M (Arcanon and Pearlized Pistol)
  • Linkin Park – “A Light That Never Comes” M (Arcanon)
  • Linkin Park – “Bleed It Out” M (Arcanon)

New! Broken Equilibrium/Filtered by the Sky C01 (Arcanon)

  • Broken Equilibrium – “Devour” 2x M
  • Broken Equilibrium – “Etchings” 2x M
  • Broken Equilibrium – “Separation” 2x M
  • Filtered by the Sky – “Last Goodbye” 2x M
  • Filtered by the Sky – “Where You Are” M

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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


Outside of last year’s anniversary blowout, it’s rare to see a week where every last song is a full multitrack, but here we are! Courtesy of RBN veteran Arcanon, this week sees us diving into collaborations and entries in Wikipedia’s “associated acts” table. You’ve probably heard of Linkin Park, but some might recognize Fort Minor as a side project of the band’s rapper, Mike Shinoda; and Broken Equilibrium and Filtered by the Sky are both…well, here, let’s let Arcanon explain it:

Good morning plastic rockers! It looks like I’ve got this week all to myself. (Well, almost. Thanks Pearlized Pistol for your help on one of this week’s tracks!) This is quite a new experience. This week I’ve got two packs of songs for you that are quite special to me for various reasons, and both feature bands with shared members.

First, I’ve got a Linkin Park/Fort Minor three-pack for you guys! Linkin Park may be no strangers to Rock Band, but Mike Shinoda’s side project Fort Minor is making its debut today! All three songs feature Shinoda’s excellent rapping, and are all songs I’ve personally wanted to see released on Rock Band for a long time. “Bleed It Out,” which you may recognize from Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is one of the few songs off of Minutes to Midnight that kept the rap-rock style fans remembered from their previous albums, and is just filled to the top with pure energy. “A Light That Never Comes” off of Recharged, on the other hand, is a significant departure from that style that sees the band embracing a very electronic sound. In my opinion, they really pulled it off in this song, and by doing so they’ve given me a sweet dubstep bass solo to work with. It may be different from what I’m used to, but it does sound awesome. Finally, “Remember the Name” is the second single off of Fort Minor’s debut album The Rising Tied, which showcases Shinoda’s rapping skills alongside that of the guys from Styles of Beyond, who have collaborated frequently with Fort Minor. It’s the first Fort Minor song I ever heard, and it led to me buying the album, which I highly recommend. Lots of great talent on that record, and very meaningful songs too. All three songs are very well known, and if you haven’t somehow heard of them before, you’re in for a treat this week!

For my other pack, I am bringing you three songs from Broken Equilibrium’s debut self-titled album and two from Filtered by the Sky’s self-titled debut, all which very nearly made it onto RBN! Broken Equilibrium was the very first band that trusted Chart Toppers Authoring with releasing songs on Rock Band Network back when we were still getting our feet wet and I’ve always been forever thankful to them for that. We released “Epitome of Misery” and “November” on RBN, and later “Culling the Weak” after Rock Band 3 came out. They appear to have a bit of a reputation for releasing songs with easy double-bass charts to practice on, and I’m going to shatter that right now. “Devour” and “Etchings” are intense songs with heavy drum work and fast-paced instrumentation, much more difficult than anything seen by them before. “Etchings” has one of the sweetest bass solos I’ve ever heard, so bassists will LOVE that. (Two bass solos in one week? WHAT?) “Separation” is more similar to “November” in that it’s one of the slower songs off the album, but it is very fun to sing and the drums are no bore either!

Broken Equilibrium is long broken up, but two of their members (one of whom is still with the band) went on to form Filtered by the Sky, which boasts quite a different sound. Former vocalist and band founder Courtney has an enchanting voice that powers these two songs. On “Last Goodbye,” she is the driving force for the song, with former vocalist/cellist (and former Broken Equilibrium member) TJ making a short cameo. On “Where You Are,” the two perform a full-on duet. Vocalists will absolutely love these songs, and Rock Band could always do with more female fronted bands/songs.

Oh, and the best part? Everything has multitracks. Yay multitracks!

This week should have a little something for everyone. I hope you all enjoy these songs as much as I’ve enjoyed working on them.

We’ve also got a buttload of Rock Band Harmonies Project upgrades today, with 20 new harmony upgrades and 31 RBN1 Pro Drums fixes! Harmonies include ALL of the AC/DC Track Pack and the amazing Talking Heads 01, along with several others, so check it out! The full list of upgrades is at the end of this post, and you can download them at the RBHP website.

Also, as a side note, Dailymotion embeds work again! Yay.

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January 23, 2015 – Celebrate Australia Day with AC/DC, INXS, and more!

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C3 releases for January 23, 2015:

New! Australia Day 2015 6-pack

  • AC/DC – “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” (funkydunkleman)
  • AC/DC – “T.N.T.” (funkydunkleman)
  • AC/DC – “Touch Too Much” (funkydunkleman)
  • The Angels – “Take a Long Line” (Lowlander)
  • Closure in Moscow – “Kissing Cousins” (GreenPanda12)
  • INXS – “Suicide Blonde” (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 by a C3 author outside of C3.


Put another shellfish on the Ken!

C3 loves to celebrate holidays when it gives us an excuse to do themed packs! This upcoming Monday is Australia Day, a celebration of all kinds of Australiaishness, and we’ve got the songs to match. Enjoy this mini-AC/DC pack, along with three other great Australian bands, and rock out with your horrible venomous wildlife out!

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Tool – “Eulogy”: Fixed quantization in an off-beat drum fill, raised vocals difficulty rating to devil tier

See you next Friday!

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