April 19, 2013 – Led Zeppelin 6-pack plus “Stairway”, 4 new customs, 3 new GHtoRB3 songs, and 185(!) GHtoRB3 back catalog songs!



New! Led Zeppelin 6-pack (farottone)

Rock Band released a lot of DLC. 280 weeks’ worth, in fact. Communities rose and fell, a new President was elected in the United States, and the world changed…but fans’ requests for several bands never came to fruition. We got The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses (well, kind of), The Who, and dozens more of rock and roll’s greatest bands, but several names were always conspicuously absent. Last week we brought you Pink Floyd’s “Time”, and this week marks something many of you have been waiting for since 2007: a brand-new Led Zeppelin 6-pack by C3 author farottone, and the first release of our “From the Vault” series, “Stairway to Heaven”!

Oh, yes. Things are officially real up in this project.

The pack begins with “Communication Breakdown” and “Good Times Bad Times”, singles from 1969’s 8x-platinum Led Zeppelin, from which we also get “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”. Led Zeppelin III adds “Immigrant Song”a classic rock staple; but “Black Dog” from Led Zeppelin IV, heralded as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, competes for the title of “most recognizable song in the pack”. The final song, too, is a contender there: “Kashmir”, from 1975’s Physical Graffiti.

Additional authoring credits: Guitar and bass for Black Dog are based on the work of charter IvanMQ1. Guitar, bass, and drums for other songs are based on the work of charter narutostarwars123456.

New! Radiohead – “High and Dry” (GHtoRB3)

While it’s no “OK Computer” full-album release,  “High and Dry” from Radiohead’s 1995 album The Bends gives you a choice that’s not “Creep” or “My Iron Lung”. Seriously, people at every Rock Band and karaoke event ever: Please stop picking “Creep”.

Additional authoring credits: RBRadiohead

New! Run-D.M.C. – “It’s Tricky” (GHtoRB3)

In the famous earworm “It’s Tricky” from their triple-platinum album Raising Hell, Jam Master Jay, D.M.C, and Rev. Run answer some eternal questions about the difficulty of rhyming in a timely fashion.

New! Alkaline Trio – “Mercy Me” (GHtoRB3)

Adding a little more variety to this week’s massive release is Alkaline Trio’s “Mercy Me”, from their 2005 album Crimson. Alkaline Trio are a 3-piece outfit (surprised?) from Illinois, whose music is…punk? Emo? Alternative? We’ll let you argue about it.

New! The Bravery – “An Honest Mistake” (GHtoRB3)

This week’s brand-new releases are closed out with “An Honest Mistake”, from The Bravery’s self-titled 2005 album. Rock out to a song-long disco beat on drums, an ’80s-tastic keys part, or do up your hair and try to match Sam Endicott’s unique vocals.

New! Conversion: Street Sweeper Social Club – “100 Little Curses” (GHtoRB3)

Joining us from GH5 DLC is “100 Little Curses”, from SSSC’s 2008 self-titled album. This release is the second SSSC song to be ported over from GH5 DLC; “Fight! Smash! Win!” was added to the GHtoRB3 library last week.

New! Conversion: The Eagles – “Life in the Fast Lane” (GHtoRB3)

From GH:WT DLC we get The Eagles’ famous “Life in the Fast Lane”, joining “Hotel California” to give us two songs from a highly-requested band that never made it to Rock Band.

New! Conversion: Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” (GHtoRB3)

And, finally, GH5’s on-disc songs bring us “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”, the well-known Smashing Pumpkins song (a.k.a. “Despite All My Rage”). Trivia: This song made a brief appearance in RBN as a legitimate upload before the record label decided RBN was for suckers. “Bullet” joins Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979”, “G.L.O.W.”, and “The Everlasting Gaze” in our GHtoRB3 library.

From the Vault: Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven” (TrojanNemo/others)

No Zeppelin week would be complete without this one. “Stairway to Heaven”, from Led Zeppelin IV, is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time. It’s “Stairway”, guys. Enough said.

Additional authoring credits: narutostarwars123456, farottone, Megaman768, Nyxyxylyth

What is “From the Vault”? People have been releasing Rock Band custom songs for years; the CCC project is just an attempt to collect the best ones in one place. We want to get as many new customs out there as we can, but but we don’t want to ignore what came before us, either. Customs released before April 2013 will be revisited and re-released here on the blog under the From the Vault moniker.

From the Vault: The Entire GHtoRB3 Back Catalog (GHtoRB3)

You read that right! Today we’re adding every GHtoRB3 song ever released to our song database. If that doesn’t sound like a big deal, consider that GHtoRB3 released 185 non-RB songs before CCC got going, and all of them are now in our database. Hot damn!

The mind-bogglingly huge list of songs is listed below. (Note that these songs won’t appear in our database’s “release date” sort, because there’s so freaking many of them. Please sort by artist or song title to browse this huge selection of GH songs.)

Guitar Hero 3

  • Eric Johnson – Cliffs of Dover (cover)
  • Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  • Matchbook Romance – Monsters
  • Muse – Knights of Cydonia
  • Senses Fail – Can’t Be Saved
  • Slash – Slash Guitar Battle
  • Steve Ouimette – The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  • Tom Morello – Tom Morello Guitar Battle

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

  • Aerosmith Feat. Run-D.M.C. – Walk This Way
  • Joe Perry – Joe Perry Guitar Battle

Guitar Hero: World Tour

  • Airbourne – Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
  • Anouk – Good God
  • Beatsteaks – Hail to the Freaks
  • Black Label Society – Stillborn
  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Hollywood Nights
  • Coldplay – Shiver
  • Dream Theater – Pull Me Under
  • Interpol – Obstacle 1
  • Kent – VinterNoll2
  • Los Lobos – La Bamba
  • Metallica – Trapped Under Ice
  • Michael Jackson – Beat It
  • Motörhead – Overkill
  • Muse – Assassin
  • Negramaro – Nuvole E Lenzuola
  • Nirvana – About a Girl (Live from MTV Unplugged)
  • NOFX – Soul Doubt
  • Oasis – Some Might Say
  • R.E.M. – The One I Love
  • Radio Futura – Escuela de Calor
  • Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
  • Steely Dan – Do It Again
  • Sting – Demolition Man (Live)
  • Stuck in the Sound – Toy Boy
  • Ted Nugent – Stranglehold
  • The Answer – Never Too Late
  • The Cult – Love Removal Machine
  • The Eagles – Hotel California
  • The Enemy – Aggro
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze (Live)
  • The Living End – Prisoner of Society
  • The Mars Volta – L’Via L’Viaquez
  • Tool – Vicarious
  • Tool – Parabola
  • Tool – Schism
  • Trust – Antisocial
  • Van Halen – Hot For Teacher
  • Wayne Kramer – Kick Out The Jams

Guitar Hero: World Tour DLC

  • +44 – Lycanthrope
  • A Day to Remember – NJ Legion Iced Tea
  • Against Me! – New Wave
  • Angels & Airwaves – Everything’s Magic
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
  • Eric Johnson – Camel’s Night Out
  • In Flames – Disconnected
  • Nickelback – Because of You
  • Nirvana – Sliver
  • NOFX – Linoleum
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – Jet
  • Pixies – The Sad Punk
  • Placebo – The Bitter End
  • Protest the Hero – Bloodmeat
  • ProtoShredanoid – Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits Theme
  • Queen + Paul Rodgers – C-lebrity
  • Ram Jam – Black Betty (cover)
  • Richard Fortus – The James Bond Theme
  • Rise Against – Ready to Fall
  • Senses Fail – The Martyr
  • Smashing Pumpkins – The Everlasting Gaze
  • Smashing Pumpkins – G.L.O.W.
  • Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
  • Steve Ouimette – Dueling Banjos
  • Sworn – Electro Rock
  • Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent Guitar Battle
  • The Devil Wears Prada – Dez Moines
  • The Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane
  • The Killers – Human
  • The Killers – Losing Touch
  • The Rasmus – In the Shadows
  • Within Temptation – What Have You Done
  • Zakk Wylde – Zakk Wylde Guitar Battle
  • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ (cover)

Guitar Hero: Metallica

  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Turn The Page (Live)
  • Corrosion of Conformity – Albatross
  • Diamond Head – Am I Evil?
  • Judas Priest – Hell Bent for Leather
  • Kyuss – Demon Cleaner
  • Machine Head – Beautiful Mourning
  • Mercyful Fate – Evil
  • Metallica – Fight Fire With Fire
  • Metallica – Fade to Black
  • Metallica – No Leaf Clover
  • Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
  • Metallica – The Unforgiven
  • Metallica – Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Metallica – All Nightmare Long
  • Metallica – Broken, Beat & Scarred
  • Metallica – Creeping Death
  • Metallica – Cyanide
  • Metallica – Disposable Heroes
  • Metallica – Dyers Eve
  • Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Metallica – Frantic
  • Metallica – Fuel
  • Metallica – Hit The Lights
  • Metallica – The Judas Kiss
  • Metallica – King Nothing
  • Metallica – Master of Puppets
  • Metallica – Mercyful Fate
  • Metallica – My Apocalypse
  • Metallica – One
  • Metallica – Orion
  • Metallica – Sad But True
  • Metallica – Seek & Destroy
  • Metallica – Suicide & Redemption J.H.
  • Metallica – Suicide & Redemption K.H.
  • Metallica – That Was Just Your Life
  • Metallica – The Day That Never Comes
  • Metallica – The End of the Line
  • Metallica – The Memory Remains
  • Metallica – The Shortest Straw
  • Metallica – The Thing That Should Not Be
  • Metallica – The Unforgiven III
  • Metallica – Wherever I May Roam
  • Metallica – Whiplash
  • Michael Schenker Group – Armed and Ready
  • Samhain – Mother of Mercy
  • Slayer – War Ensemble
  • Social Distortion – Mommy’s Little Monster (Live)
  • Suicidal Tendencies – War Inside My Head
  • The Sword – The Black River
  • Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town

Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

  • Alice in Chains – Them Bones
  • Danzig – Mother
  • Extreme – Play With Me
  • Helmet – Unsung (Live in Chicago)
  • Incubus – Stellar
  • Jane’s Addiction – Stop!
  • KISS – Rock and Roll All Nite
  • Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil
  • Pantera – Cowboys from Hell (Live)
  • Priestess – Lay Down
  • Reverend Horton Heat – Psychobilly Freakout
  • The Donnas – Take It Off
  • The Exies – Hey You
  • The Stooges – Search and Destroy
  • The Sword – Freya
  • Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock
  • Warrant – Cherry Pie

Guitar Hero 5

  • Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm
  • Attack! Attack! – You and Me
  • Billy Idol – Dancing with Myself
  • Coldplay – In My Place
  • Darker My Love – Blue Day
  • Darkest Hour – Demon(s)
  • Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains
  • Iggy Pop – Lust for Life (Live)
  • The White Stripes – Blue Orchid
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

Guitar Hero 5 DLC

  • AFI – The Missing Frame
  • Black Sabbath – Into the Void
  • Dethklok – Laser Cannon Deth Sentence
  • Editors – Munich
  • KISS – I Was Made for Lovin’ You
  • Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls
  • OneRepublic – All the Right Moves
  • Orgy – Blue Monday
  • Queens of the Stone Age – Avon
  • Street Sweeper Social Club – Fight! Smash! Win!
  • Street Sweeper Social Club – 100 Little Curses
  • The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Live)
  • The Used – The Bird and the Worm
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dull Life

Band Hero

  • Aly and AJ – Like Whoa
  • Jesse McCartney – Beautiful Soul
  • KT Tunstall – Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
  • Spice Girls – Wannabe
  • Styx – Mr. Roboto
  • Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
  • The Bravery – Believe
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get

Guitar Hero: Van Halen

  • Van Halen – Eruption
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • Van Halen – Panama
  • Van Halen – Runnin’ with the Devil
  • Van Halen – You Really Got Me
  • Weezer – Dope Nose

See you next Friday!

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15 comments on “April 19, 2013 – Led Zeppelin 6-pack plus “Stairway”, 4 new customs, 3 new GHtoRB3 songs, and 185(!) GHtoRB3 back catalog songs!

  1. SO incredibly EPIC! If Harmonix had managed to pull off the official releases like this, they’d still be raking in the dough! Thank you guys!

  2. Thank whoever edited actual endings into the LZ songs instead of fade outs! This is a fantastic project that I wish nothing but the best for! Are there any official authoring groups I could buy songs from to show my support?

    • Support Rock Band Network authors. While we’re interesting in keeping content coming as best we can, they’re the ones that are actively working (and the bands they work with are the ones actively interested) in putting content officially into the game.

      Whenever you’d think about donating to us or trying to support us, buy an RBN song.

    • I ALWAYS edit my songs, no fade outs for you! 😀 Thanks to Nyx though for pointing out a method to get better results so you don’t all feel like the rug has been pulled from under your feet when the song ends. 🙂

  3. Awesome, thanks. Exxucus: They won’t be selling songs.. at least I hope not. That opens them up to a ridiculous amount of lawsuits.

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