August 28, 2015 – Muse and Creed!

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C3 releases for August 28, 2015:

New! Muse C01 11-pack

  • Muse – “Apocalypse Please” (GreenPanda12)
  • Muse – “Butterflies and Hurricanes” M (BearzUnlimited, Nyxyxylyth, GanonMetroid, and Unicyclone)
  • Muse – “Endlessly” (GreenPanda12)
  • Muse – “Exo-Politics” M (Neversoft and GreenPanda12)
    Converted from Guitar Hero 3 DLC
  • Muse – “Map of the Problematique” (AddyMilldike)
  • Muse – “Sing for Absolution” (GreenPanda12)
  • Muse – “Space Dementia” (GanonMetroid ft. AddyMilldike)
  • Muse – “Stockholm Syndrome” (AddyMilldike)
  • Muse – “Time is Running Out” (GreenPanda12)
  • Muse – “Undisclosed Desires” K (Kueller, The_Rock_Band_King, and Psiven ft. GreenPanda12)
  • Muse – “Uprising” M (Neversoft, GHtoRB3, and AddyMilldike)
    Converted from Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

New! Creed C01 3-pack (ws54)

  • Creed – “One”
  • Creed – “One Last Breath”
  • Creed – “What’s This Life For”

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.


…Muse…

What’s that? Do you hear that faint call, whispered on the late August winds? Wait, there it is again!

…moar Muse…

It…it can’t be! This day was spoken of in myth and legend, but I never thought it would come to pass!

…MOAR MUSE…

We are not worthy! Oh, mighty gods, please spare our puny lives! We should have listened! We should have…auughhh!

MOAR MUSE!

And then there was no noise but the soft murmur of the winds. Oh, and “Hysteria”. Being played over and over.

That’s right, it’s here! GHtoRB3 brought you “Plug in Baby”, “Knights of Cydonia”, and “Assassin”, and later we trickled in “Starlight” and “New Born”, but that was hardly enough after five years of just “Hysteria”. Muse fans have spoken, and our authors have answered! In C3’s eleventh hour, you can enjoy these eleven tracks from four Muse albums and finally be sated. Finally. And, if Muse isn’t your style, we also have three tracks from early-2000s post-grunge rockers Creed!

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Butterflies and Hurricanes” – Bearz writes, “This song’s main draw is a challenging keys part with a huge, classical piano solo. It’s also got a fun drums part and some great harmonies. In addition, this is the music video version of the song which has a guitar part that’s not present in the album version. If you’d prefer to have the ‘original’ song, there’s an alternate version without guitar available in the Other Customs section of the forums.”
  • “One” – ws54 writes, “This was my introduction to Creed a long time ago. When I  started charting customs I knew I would be doing this song someday. It is challenging on all instruments.”
  • “One Last Breath” – ws54 writes, “Nice variety on instruments for a Creed song. Especially fun on Guitar.  A low guitar is charted to Bass for the first minute of the song until the real bass comes in. Drummers can grab a snack during this time.”
  • “What’s This Life For” – ws54 writes, “What a fun song to play in Rock Band no matter what instrument you play, but I am quite partial to Guitar.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previously released C3 customs:

  • Steppenwolf – “Born to Be Wild”: Now features multitrack audio created by maxton

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The End of Days approaches!

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It’s often hard to tell an ending from a beginning.

Back in 2013, Harmonix announced that April 2 would be the end. Their tradition of weekly DLC, which had lasted for almost five and a half years, was done. “American Pie” was a fitting gravestone, and Harmonix got to focus on other projects. But many of us had devotedly followed these releases, junkies suddenly deprived of their high. And of those devotees, some of us knew how to make custom songs work, and some of us knew how to author those songs, and a cool idea was born. “One more pack,” we said. We planned out the Rapture, originally a one-and-done pack of community customs. And more than two years after that one-time release, here we are, with well over a thousand new songs for you — the other devotees, just like us — to play.

Now, Harmonix has another big day on the horizon. We’ve kept the candle burning, but Rock Band 4 hits shelves on October 6, and that beginning is also an ending. C3’s final release will be October 2, 2015.

It’s been a wild ride, and all of us on the C3 admin and author teams will have plenty to say about it. Luckily for you, it’s still five weeks and change away, and C3 never lets a big milestone pass unrecognized. Our final weeks are no exception. Please look forward to The End of Days, a four-week farewell salute to our players and Rock Band 3!

The End of Days

  • Week 1 (September 11): I Can’t Believe It’s Not Guitar Hero C02
    A big batch of GH ports! 10+ multitrack hits from the GH series.
  • Week 2 (September 18): C3’s All-Star Farewell
    One song each from every C3 author we could scrounge up, which also means 10 or more tracks.
  • Week 3 (September 25): ???
    Wait and see! Are you ready for more than 20 new songs? (OK, good, because that’s how many there are.)
  • Week 4 (October 2): The End
    What songs? How many songs? It’s a secret to everybody.

Astute observers will notice that there’s still two weeks before The End of Days gets started. They’re not officially part of the event, but they are crazy good releases regardless.

Weekly releases might be ending, but the C3 community isn’t going anywhere, and our forums will stay open indefinitely. We’d also like to make it easier for people to find and share their own non-C3 customs, and we have some stuff cooking in that area that might be ready before October. (As a reminder, C3 will never allow customs of any official, purchasable Rock Band song, including Rock Band 4 tracks. Especially those.)

We’ll have more posts from me, the other admins, and our authors as we draw closer to the end of all things. For now, though, just kick back. We’ll see you, as usual, on Friday.

-pksage

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August 21, 2015 – An insane amount of Rush and more classic metal!

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C3 releases for August 21, 2015:

New! Rush C02 17-pack (DoNotPassGo, ejthedj, farottone, Drihscol)

  • Rush – “Finding My Way” (1974 – Rush)
  • Rush – “By-Tor & the Snow Dog” (1975 – Fly by Night)
  • Rush – “Lakeside Park” (1975 – Caress of Steel)
  • Rush – “A Farewell to Kings” (1977 – A Farewell to Kings)
  • Rush – “La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise in Self-Indulgence)” M (1978 – Hemispheres)
  • Rush – “Freewill” X (1980 – Permanent Waves)
  • Rush – “The Analog Kid” (1982 – Signals)
  • Rush – “Distant Early Warning” 2x (1984 – Grace Under Pressure)
  • Rush – “The Big Money” 2x (1985 – Power Windows)
  • Rush – “Force Ten” (1987 – Hold Your Fire)
  • Rush – “The Pass” (1989 – Presto)
  • Rush – “Bravado” (1991 – Roll the Bones)
  • Rush – “Stick It Out” (1993 – Counterparts)
  • Rush – “Driven” (1996 – Test for Echo)
  • Rush – “Earthshine” (2002 – Vapor Trails)
  • Rush – “Far Cry” 2x (2007 – Snakes & Arrows)
  • Rush – “BU2B” 2x (2012 – Clockwork Angels)

New! Classic Metal C01 5-pack

  • Black Sabbath – “Heaven and Hell” (Nunchuck and Sygenysis ft. farottone)
  • Black Sabbath – “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (ws54)
  • Iron Maiden – “Be Quick or Be Dead” (farottone and Puppetz)
  • Megadeth – “Mechanix” 2x (AddyMilldike)
  • UFO – “Too Hot to Handle” (ws54 and CrazyCanuck)

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.


Despite the community’s best efforts to prove otherwise, certain bands and genres simply work better for Rock Band. The introduction of Keys really widened our scope, and that’s a good thing! But sometimes you just want to settle down with a blisteringly technical or difficult chart and smile as your crowd meter drops. Rush is one of the ultimate examples of a band tailor-made for this, and we already have all of Moving Pictures (thanks, Harmonix!), both sides of 2112 (a collaborative effort!), and no fewer than 15 other Rush singles. Today’s release brings our total number of Rush tracks to 45! Ayn Rand would be proud. And, not to be outdone, the metalheads show how fun and hard their songs can be with four classics of the genre. If you like these, check out our Metal Origins pack, too!

DoNotPassGo says:

The Rush mega-pack comes in celebration of both Rush’s current R40 Tour, and in celebration of their 40+ years together as a group. Included in this pack is a single off of 17 different studio albums, starting from their first group album (with original drummer John Rutsey) “Rush” [1974] all the way to their more recent “Clockwork Angels” [2012].

Rush tends to be hit or miss for a lot of people. I do not believe that I’ve ever honestly heard anyone say, “Rush? Eh, they’re alright.” It’s usually a love/hate relationship. Those vocals aren’t for everyone ha.

However, regardless of your feelings toward the band itself, Rush charts are almost always fun as hell to play. If you mainly play the drums, I would advise picking up most if not all of this pack. No questions asked. Do you usually get stuck playing bass with your friends? Pick this us, and you’ll be having as much, if not more fun, then them on guitar.

Like them or hate them, more Rush is here. I hope you enjoy!

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “La Villa Strangiato” – DNPG writes, “I’m very excited to release this song knowing that it comes with Multi-Tracks for the instruments. This projects comes as likely the most difficult drum song of the bunch, and know that this is without a huge abundance of ghost notes that we really can’t chart. I may release an Other Customs down the road with the full notes/chart… so be on the lookout for that! Big shout to Drihscol who used his audio knowledge to help adjust the stems into a better audio experience. This project also included custom practice sections depicting the lyrical story that accompanies this lyric-less song.”
  • “Freewill” – DNPG writes, “Drihscol stepped up with this project. Not only did he help to release one of the more highly requested Rush songs floating around, but he was also was able to include Pro Guitar and Bass charts as well. Huge addition to this pack.”
  • “Earthshine” – DNPG writes, “Any Rush fan knows the issues concerning the release of several of their more recent albums caused from compression, loudness, and somewhat poor mixing. Vapor Trails was likely the worse offender of them all. Thankfully, the Rush studio released a remixed version of this album in 2013 with new mixing… and the songs sound a lot better. Earthshine is one of my favorite live rush songs, and this version corrected many issues from the original release.”
  • “Finding My Way” – DNPG writes, “Not many people (Rush fans included) know that much or really listen to the first self-titled album. With a more Blues-type feel, and original drummer John Rutsey on track… this album tends to slip through the cracks. However, Finding My Way ended up being a pretty exciting project to have for Rock Band. I advise anyone who may not know too well of this album to pick this up and try it… the song ends up being very catchy, and the instruments are all pretty much fun.”
  • “The Pass” – DNPG writes, “While one of the less difficult songs in this pack, this beautiful song is likely one of my top Rush songs off all time. Peart’s lyrics work magically along with the softer instruments to create an experience that seems pretty special for a big pack such as this. We applied a Black and White venue filter over the entire song to help visually connect the player even deeper into the song, and the duplicate the effects seen in the music video. Big recommendation here.”
  • “Mechanix” – Addy writes, “Fans of Metallica may recognise the riff being similar to The Four Horsemen. That’s because Dave Mustaine wrote that song! But Metallica decided to slow it down. ‘Mechanix’ is what ‘The Four Horsemen’ originally sounded like. Fast and difficult to play!”
  • “Too Hot to Handle” – ws54 writes, “UFO was considered metal in the 70’s. Today I’d call them hard rock.  It just depends how you want to classify ‘Classic’ metal. This song is fun on all instruments.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Herman’s Hermits – “No Milk Today”: Removed stubby sustains from Keys/Pro Keys

See you next Friday!

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August 14, 2015 – Songs from Vice City and the Pretenders!

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C3 releases for August 14, 2015:

New! Grand Theft Auto: Vice City C01 5-pack

  • Autograph – “Turn Up the Radio” X (DVDSmith ft. columbo777)
    From “V-Rock”
  • Bryan Adams – “Run to You” (DVDSmith)
    From “Flash FM”
  • Laura Branigan – “Self Control” (farottone)
    From “Flash FM”
  • Michael Jackson – “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (farottone)
    From “Fever 105”
  • Queensrÿche – “Queen of the Reich” 2x (farottone)
    From “V-Rock” (Vice City Stories)

New! Singles

  • The Pretenders – “From the Heart Down” (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. FtV denotes a song previously released by a C3 author outside of C3.


Outside of music games, there are a few franchises known for their really good OSTs. We’ve already covered Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, so what’s the other really big one? That’s right — it’s the larcenous, foul-mouthed, prostitute-killing, spawn-a-jetpack-and-a-tank-and-go-crazy-before-reloading-your-save radio stations of Grand Theft Auto. This week you can embrace your inner Tommy Vercetti and…well, to avoid any killing sprees with Rock Band guitars, let’s say  “embrace your favorite Vice City radio station” instead. And coincidentally, it gives us several amazing rock songs to fill the holes in our classic rock/classic pop catalog! Across the pond from Vice City, we’ve also got a single from UK rockers the Pretenders! Please do not accept any missions from Chrissie Hynde, that will not go well for you.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Turn Up the Radio” – DVDSmith writes, “This song was featured on hard rock/heavy metal station V-Rock, and is a staple of the glam metal genre that dominated the rock scene of the 1980s. Perfect for massive singalongs, and it features a furious tapping guitar solo that is sure to give your fingers a workout, so good luck!”
  • “Run to You” – DVDSmith writes, “From pop station Flash FM, this is my favourite song from the entire Vice City soundtrack, and 13 years later is still overall one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums. Bryan Adams is criminally underrepresented in Rock Band, so I’m very happy to help double the number of songs he has in the game. Not particularly hard on any instrument, but incredibly fun to sing.”
  • “From the Heart Down” – ws54 writes, “A highly intelligent love song that always seems to choke me up a little. Written by Billy Steinberg who also wrote dozens of big hits including No 1 songs for Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Bangles and others. As a Rock Band song it is not particularly difficult but it has a great guitar solo and of course the vocals are stellar — it is Chrissie Hynde after all.”

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August 7, 2015 – Guns N’ Roses!

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C3 releases for August 7, 2015:

New! Guns N’ Roses C04 (Use Your Illusion I) 5-pack (farottone)

  • Guns N’ Roses – “Back Off Bitch”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Don’t Damn Me”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Double Talkin’ Jive”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Dust N’ Bones”
  • Guns N’ Roses – “Perfect Crime”

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.


It’s been a while since we had a nice, straightforward week of cussin’ and rockin’! Admit it, you’ve been spoiled by our big releases lately. This is a chance for you to play it like we used to — to settle down with five great songs and try to GS all of them! And, of course, if you’re a GnR fan, you need no such excuse. Download all of these songs from the legendary rock group’s famous album, and make sure to check out all of the GnR in our back catalog. After this week, Use Your Illusion I is at 10/16 songs, and we have 20 Guns N’ Roses tracks in total! Wow.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Double Talkin’ Jive” – farottone writes, “This is a very peculiar GnR song that at some point fades into a Spanish guitar solo with rhythm guitar in the back. Listening to the song it’s easier to understand why this was a challenge in terms of what to do with all instruments than to explain it, so I’d suggest you check out the song on your favourite music provider. For this reason I chose to go with a special approach: guitar plays guitar up to the acoustic part and then transitions into the acoustic rhythm guitar. Bass plays bass up to the acoustic part and then transitions into lead acoustic guitar. The reason why guitar goes to rhythm and bass to lead, again, is easier to understand listening to how the two parts of the songs merge but the main point is that the song transitions right in the middle of the electric guitar solo, which goes on while the acoustic guitar starts its solo.”

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July 31, 2015 – Rock pianists, Herman’s Hermits, and really heavy metal!

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C3 releases for July 31, 2015:

New! Herman’s Hermits C01 4-pack (ws54)

  • Herman’s Hermits – “I’m Henry VIII, I Am” X (ft. columbo777)
  • Herman’s Hermits – “I’m Into Something Good” X (ft. columbo777)
  • Herman’s Hermits – “No Milk Today”
  • Herman’s Hermits – “Wonderful World”

New! Piano Men C01 4-pack

  • Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind” (DVDSmith and sageamagoo)
  • Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is” (DVDSmith)
  • Howard Jones – “No One Is to Blame” (Dash Riprock and GanonMetroid ft. farottone)
  • Queen – “Jealousy” (farottone)

New! Singles

  • Cattle Decapitation – “Lifestalker” 2x (Gigakoops)
  • Deafheaven – “Dream House” 2x (Gigakoops)

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.


Are you in the mood for British Invasion pop? How about iconic nine-note piano riffs and smooth saxophone solos? No? Well, what about bloodstained horror metal? If you don’t like any of those things, I’m afraid you’ll need to peruse the other 1,300 songs in our database. But if any of that sounds good to you, buckle in and download another week of Rock Band happiness!

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “I’m Henry VIII, I Am” – ws54 writes, “This could be the oldest song on Rock Band dating back to 1910. The recording, of course is a mid-60’s classic and a must-have for any Rock Band party.”
  • “I’m Into Something Good” – ws54 writes, “Probably one of Herman’s Hermits most recognizable songs no matter what age you are.  This song is insanely fun on Bass without being too difficult. Harmonies and Keyboards are also featured prominently.”
  • “No Milk Today” – ws54 writes, “This is my favorite Herman’s Hermits song. It was a B-side that became part of a double-sided US hit in 1967. For an oldie, it has a fairly complicated song structure. As usual in Herman’s Hermits songs, harmonies are front and center, and keys are satisfying.”
  • “Wonderful World” – ws54 writes, “Many people prefer the Sam Cooke original of this song but I like this higher-charting cover that Herman’s Hermits did more. This is not a particularly difficult song to play but Vocalists should enjoy it and it is the best Drums song in this pack.”
  • “New York State of Mind” – DVDSmith writes, “After Uptown Girl, this is probably the most famous Billy Joel song never released for Rock Band 3, and I just HAD to make sure it happened before the era of RB3 (and keys) comes to an end. With pro keys charted by the awesome Sageamagoo (go check out his excellent RBHP work), this song is a must for any RB keyboard players. This custom uses the version with the re-recorded saxophone solo.”
  • “The Way It Is” – DVDSmith writes, “Featuring one of the most iconic piano riffs in rock history, famously sampled by Tupac in the late ’90s (and ripped-off by Pierce Hawthorne in 2009), I wanted to make sure this song made it into RB3 before RB keys bit the dust in October. Enjoy the challenging solos, piano players!”
  • “Likestalker” – GK writes, “Drummers should prepare themselves before playing this one. This is perhaps one of the hardest drum charts in C3’s library of songs, with unrelenting blast beats and furiously fast double pedal work. Bass and guitar should also be really fun. Also, those ‘clean’ vocals are actually sung growls. Thought that’d be an interesting piece of trivia.”
  • “Dream House” – GK writes, “Here’s a challenge for elite drummers everywhere. This one has it’s fair share of blast beats, but there’s also plenty of other tricky patterns in here as well, so it’s not all samey. Guitar should also be interesting, in a ‘Holy crap how did I get THAT HIGH of a score?!’ sort of way.”

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July 24, 2015 – Eleven songs from eleven artists, including nine shredding songs from THPS!

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C3 releases for July 24, 2015:

New! Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater C01 9-pack

  • An Endless Sporadic – “Sun of Pearl” 2x (Gigakoops and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland
  • Bad Religion – “You” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • Ministry – “No ‘W’/Psalm 23” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s Underground 2
  • The Reverend Horton Heat – “I Can’t Surf” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
  • Stormtroopers of Death – “Milk” (Nightmare Lyra and DeathThreatUK)
    From Tony Hawk’s Underground
  • Sex Pistols – “Holidays in the Sun” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground
  • Suicidal Tendencies – “Cyco Vision” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
  • System of a Down – “Shimmy” (DeathThreatUK and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
  • Voltera – “Do What Your Daddy Say” (Gigakoops and Nightmare Lyra)
    From Tony Hawk’s Project 8

New! Singles

  • Archers of Loaf – “Scenic Pastures” (Gigakoops)
  • Faraquet – “Carefully Planned” (Gigakoops)

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.


Ready to head out to the Warehouse and collect S-K-A-T-E? Good, so are we. Here’s some caaaash. Uh…something, something, Christ Air.

The Tony Hawk skateboarding games are famous for their soundtracks, and this pack has been bubbling around C3 for a while. With lots of effort from DTUK, Gigakoops, and NL, it’s finally happening! It’s got songs from nine different THPS games, an excellent cross-section of the franchise’s hundreds of songs. And not just punk and metal, the usual THPS standbys, though there’s plenty of that! Tell us about your favorite Tony Hawk songs, and which ones you like best from the pack, over in the forums.

We’ve also got two unique indie singles for even more variety! Eleven artists. It’s ridiculous. It’s not even funny.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Sun of Pearl” – GK writes, “One of An Endless Sporadic’s best songs, and quite a shocking omission from rhythm games up until now. This one is crazy fun on every instrument.”
  • “Do What Your Daddy Say” – GK writes, “Fun, yet manageable, industrial metal track with female vocals.”
  • “Scenic Pastures” – GK writes, “This indie rock song from the 90’s should be especially great on drums, with choruses consisting of tom patterns similar to that of Bastille’s ‘Pompeii.’ Guitar, bass and vocals should also be fun.”
  • “Carefully Planned” – GK writes, “Here’s a jazzy little math rock number for ya. Guitar has a unique chart that should provide a fair challenge, without going absolutely nuts like that one Giraffes? Giraffes! song from the RBN. Drums should also be a fun challenge, as they’re really jazzy, and use a lot of variation.”

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July 17, 2015 – More songs from movie soundtracks, with Madonna, Duran Duran, Kenny Loggins, Queen, and more!

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C3 releases for July 17, 2015:

New! At the Movies C02 7-pack

  • Duran Duran – “A View to a Kill” (ShadowOfTheServer ft. farottone)
    (from A View to a Kill)
  • Kenny Loggins – “Playing with the Boys” (ShadowOfTheServer ft. Nightmare Lyra)
    (from Top Gun)
  • Kenny Rogers and the First Edition – “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” (farottone)
    (from The Big Lebowski)
  • Lit – “Over My Head” (farottone)
    (from Titan A.E.)
  • Madonna – “Who’s That Girl” (farottone)
    (from Who’s That Girl)
  • Queen – “Who Wants to Live Forever” (farottone)
    (from Highlander)
  • Seal – “Kiss from a Rose” (farottone & Gigakoops)
    (from Batman Forever)

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.


We really enjoyed our first At the Movies pack, and it performed fairly well at the box office, so we decided to fund a sequel! We kicked around the following pack names:

  • At the Movies Part 2
  • At the Movies Part II
  • At the Movies Part B
  • At the Movies Too
  • At the Movies 2D
  • At the Movies U
  • At the Movies 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Still At the Movies
  • Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich
  • At the Movies 2: First Blood
  • Son of Movies
  • At the Movies Forever
  • At the Movies 2: Rock Harder
  • At the Movies One
  • At the Movies Chronicles (this one is particularly bad)
  • A Good Day to Rock Band
  • Live Free or Rock Band
  • At the Movies with a Vengeance
  • At the Movies 2: Extreme
  • A Very Movies Sequel
  • At the Movies 2: Apocalypse
  • At the Movies 2: Reloaded
  • (Arguably) At the Movies
  • Rise of the Movies
  • At the Movies 2: Wrath of Movies
  • The Movies Ultimatum

…but eventually we just settled on “At the Movies C02”. It has a certain charm. (And, if you ask any of our C3 authors, they’ll tell you that I start frothing at the mouth when people ask for special or unusual pack names. I’m still mad about “Queen Extravaganza”, Harmonix!) These downloads are nothing like the shaky cam version of Jurassic World that you watched because you heard it was sorta bad and didn’t want to pay full price — these are our usual awesome C3 downloads! Even if they don’t come in 3D, they’re worth the hefty $0 ticket price. Grab some popcorn and get ready to…okay, well, set the popcorn down, wash the grease off your hands, and then get ready to rock!

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Playing with the Boys” – NL writes, “Another classic tune from Top Gun, fun to play on everything. For best effect, have your friends play volleyball in the living room at the same time as you play this song.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Deftones – “Knife Prty”: Fixed minor drums animation issue.
  • Madonna – “Like a Prayer”: Changed rating from FF to SR.

See you next Friday!

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July 10, 2015 – Deftones, April Wine, Brand New, and J-Rock!

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 10, 2015:

New! April Wine C01 5-pack (ws54 and CrazyCanuck)

  • April Wine – “I Like to Rock”
  • April Wine – “Just Between You and Me”
  • April Wine – “Say Hello”
  • April Wine – “Sign of the Gypsy Queen”
  • April Wine – “Tell Me Why”

New! Deftones C01 3-pack

  • Deftones – “Change (In the House of Flies)” (Gigakoops)
  • Deftones – “Diamond Eyes” 2x (Gigakoops)
  • Deftones – “Knife Prty” 2x (BearzUnlimited)

New! Singles

  • Brand New – “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” (Gigakoops)
  • ONE OK ROCK – “NO SCARED” (RyanHYK)
  • PrinceWhateverer – “Taking Flight” M 2x (LyokoFreaks, Linos Melendi, 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. FtV denotes a song previously released by a C3 author outside of C3.


Now that the Eightiestravaganza is over, we’ve got another week in the proud tradition of C3. Some mega-hits, some more obscure songs, some popular bands, some author favorites…we’ve got it all! Shout-outs to Rock Band freshmen Brand New and April Wine, along with most of the big Deftones singles we didn’t have, more J-Rock, and another MLP fan song.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “I Like to Rock” – ws54 writes, “Although April Wine were popular in Canada for many years, it wasn’t until the riff heavy ‘I Like to Rock’ from their 7th album that their international success really took off. Fun on all instruments and it should make for a good party song for classic rockers.”
  • “Just Between You and Me” – ws54 writes, “A crunchy power ballad from April Wine’s most successful album and their biggest US hit.”
  • “Say Hello” – ws54 writes, “A minor hit for April Wine, Say Hello has a laid back groove to it. Layered guitars is what April Wine is known for and this song delivers that plus some great harmonies too.”
  • “Sign of the Gypsy Queen” – ws54 writes, “For many people this will be the can’t miss song of this pack. The song represents April Wine at their peak and is a staple on Classic Rock radio today. A big shout out has to go to CrazyCanuck for charting all of the drums for this pack. Without him this pack probably would have only been no more than a 3-pack and maybe less.”
  • “Tell Me Why” – ws54 writes, “April Wine does this great Beatles song justice. The pace is slowed down for a soulful rendering of this classic. Some beautiful 2-part harmonies, and great guitar work.”
  • “Change (In the House of Flies)” – Gigakoops writes, “One of Deftones’ biggest hits, yet somehow never released on Rock Band. This one should go great at parties, and also has some fun vocals, drums, and bass.”
  • “Diamond Eyes” – Gigakoops writes, “This one should prove fun, yet not entirely challenging, on pretty much everything. It’s also got a really catchy chorus, and should especially be fun to sing.”
  • “Knife Prty” – Bearz writes, “A fan-favorite (probably) from the acclaimed White Pony. Drums are the highlight of this song, with lots of variety and fills. Vocals are interesting as well, with backing vocals like a horror-movie version of Great Gig in the Sky. Guitar has a fun, energetic riff and there’s a unique bassline as well.”
  • “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” – Gigakoops writes, “This track marks the first Brand New song to be put on Rock Band via official releases or C3 releases. It’s got a killer vocal line, and isn’t too shabby on the instruments, either. Especially guitar, which provides a fun but not entirely challenging chart.”

See you next Friday!

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July 3, 2015 – The Eightiestravaganza finale, with TWENTY songs! Choice!

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

Due to the number of mega-rad songs this week, many rough versions were included in this video. Don’t worry, they’ve been fixed!


C3 releases for July 3, 2015:

New! The 1980s C03 20-pack

  • Aerosmith – “Rag Doll” M (Neversoft, Nunchuck, Lowlander, and farottone)
    Converted from Guitar Hero 5 DLC
  • The Beach Boys – “Kokomo” (farottone and GanonMetroid)
  • Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven is a Place on Earth” (farottone)
  • Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” (Ultimate_MANG0 ft. farottone)
  • Cher – “If I Could Turn Back Time” (farottone)
  • Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough” (farottone)
  • Dire Straits – “Money for Nothing” M (Neversoft and TrojanNemo)
    Converted from GH: Warriors of Rock
  • George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set on You” (farottone)
  • Madness – “Our House” (Ultimate_MANG0 ft. farottone)
  • Madonna – “Material Girl” (farottone)
  • Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” (funkydunkleman and farottone)
  • Phil Collins – “Sussudio” (Dash Riprock and farottone)
  • Queen – “A Kind of Magic” (farottone and Banzai85)
  • The Rolling Stones – “Start Me Up” (Kemiroch, ws54, CrazyCanuck, and farottone)
  • Rush – “New World Man” (DoNotPassGo and ejthedj ft. farottone)
  • Sade – “The Sweetest Taboo” (farottone)
  • The Traveling Wilburys – “Handle with Care” (ws54)
  • U2 – “Desire” (farottone)
  • Whitesnake – “Fool for Your Loving” (farottone)
  • Yes – “Changes” (farottone)

Songs marked with are part of our month-long EIGHTIESTRAVAGANZA!
Check out our rad 80s Timeline to visualize these gnarly releases.

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.


Here it is, everyone. The week you’ve been waiting for. Just like the Power Glove and Michael Jackson, this week is bad.

The Eightiestravaganza has been a bitchin’ good time, and — as usual — it was made possible by our dedicated authors. If you’ve been having a good time these last few weeks, make sure to stop by our forums and tell the authors how totally tubuloso they are. We live for your kudos, dudes!

As we wind this party down, remember to check out the sweet 80s Timeline that farottone has been maintaining. We’ve been doing music from every part of the decade, man! And even though Eightiestravaganza is over, C3 isn’t. (Not quite yet, anyway.) Check back next week as usual for more Rock Band awesomeness, and don’t worry — you’ll get more 80s-tastic songs before we’re done!

Author comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Handle with Care” – ws54 writes, “After a yearlong hiatus I am back with possibly one of the greatest songs of all time, not just for the song itself but also for the music it generated. Handle With Care was supposed to be a one off song for the B-side of one of Harrison’s singles but the song was so good and the guys had so much fun it grew into an album and then another. For Rock Band this song especially shines on harmonies where everyone gets to take the lead.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • Middle Class Rut – “New Low”: Vocals corrections.
  • Middle Class Rut – “Lifelong Dayshift”: Vocals corrections.

See you next Friday!

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