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May 10, 2013 – Audioslave, The Beatles, Neil Young, and White Lies!

 
Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only.


The best weeks of Rock Band DLC are weeks full of “oh man, THAT song!” The only thing better is when a week seems custom-tailored just for you, but since we don’t know how many of you are into post-zydeco goth funk, we’ll keep trying to release famous songs that are fun to play on Rock Band instruments. This week’s songs are:

New! Singles

  • Audioslave – “Like a Stone” (TrojanNemo)
  • Audioslave – “Show Me How to Live” (TrojanNemo)
  • The Beatles – “Rain” (Orange Harrison)
  • Neil Young – “Rockin’ in the Free World” (TrojanNemo)
  • White Lies – “Farewell to the Fairground” (GHtoRB3)

Everyone’s “oh, THAT song” mileage varies, but “Show Me How to Live” is a big one — you may know it as “NEYHL IN-UH MYY HAA-AAND, FROM MY CRE-AY-TUUHHRRR”. As a big radio single from 2003, it rode the wave of the nineties’ grunge sound, and will be familiar to anyone in their 20s. (And probably the rest of you, too.) C3 author TrojanNemo brings the Audioslave in force with that one and “Like a Stone”, another hit from their triple-platinum debut album.

Is classic rock more your thing? TrojanNemo also brings a new (though often-requested) artist to the game with Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”, with charting and multitracks from GH6. This song didn’t chart as well as his earlier stuff, but remains a classic rock anthem. (Oh god, it came out in 1989. Is Bowling for Soup right? Are the ’80s officially classic rock now?) We’re also incredibly pleased to feature another full frequency-banded multitrack release by C3 contributor Orange Harrison: The Beatles’ “Rain”. Originally released as the B-side to “Paperback Writer”, you should absolutely check out this song’s Wikipedia page; there’s a lovely John Lennon quote about smoking huge amounts of weed to come up with the final verse’s backwards vocals.

The GHtoRB3 project brings us White Lies’s “Farewell to the Fairground” as an original custom this week. White Lies is a British post-punk band that you, like, probably haven’t heard of, man, but this song will rightfully change that. With catchy vocals crooning and a fun disco beat on drums, you should definitely give it a shot.

Finally, we’ve also got new Rock Band Harmonies Project releases today, with more LEGO: Rock Band songs and a ton of legacy Pro Guitar upgrades! Check out the full list below the fold, and visit the RBHP project for downloads.


New! Audioslave – “Like a Stone” (TrojanNemo)

Additional authoring credits: Dampiz (original Expert-only G/B/D charts), farottone (vocals assistance)

New! Audioslave – “Show Me How to Live” (TrojanNemo)

Additional authoring credits: Dampiz (original Expert-only G/B/D charts), farottone (vocals assistance)

New! The Beatles – “Rain” (Orange Harrison)

New! Neil Young – “Rockin’ in the Free World” (TrojanNemo)

New! White Lies – “Farewell to the Fairground” (GHtoRB3)


Rock Band Harmonies Project – May 10, 2013

Download these upgrades at the RBHP project page.

LEGO: Rock Band Harmony Upgrades

  • The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing” (thomeval)
  • Boys Like Girls – “Thunder” (Mr. Underhill)
  • Everlife – “Real Wild Child” (espher)
  • Good Charlotte – “Girls & Boys” (espher)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Fire” (espher)
  • P!nk – “So What” (espher)
  • The Police – “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” (espher)
  • Spin Doctors – “Two Princes” (espher)
  • Tom Petty – “Free Fallin'” (thomeval)

Rock Band Network Harmony Upgrades

  • Affiance – “Call to the Warrior” (espher)
  • Nothing More – “Fat Kid” (with Pro Drums!) (espher)

Pro Guitar Upgrades

  • Aerosmith – “Back in the Saddle”
  • Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
  • Blondie – “Call Me”
  • Blondie – “One Way or Another”
  • Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen in Love” (cover)
  • Dead Kennedys – “Holiday in Cambodia”
  • Duran Duran – “Rio”
  • Evanescence – “Bring Me to Life”
  • Go-Go’s – “We Got the Beat”
  • Janis Joplin – “Piece of My Heart”
  • Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
  • Katrina & the Waves – “Walking on Sunshine”
  • Men at Work – “Down Under”
  • Modern English – “I Melt With You”
  • Panic! at the Disco – “Nine in the Afternoon”
  • Ramones – “Rockaway Beach”
  • Ramones – “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”
  • Ramones – “Teenage Lobotomy”
  • Talking Heads – “And She Was”
  • The Cars – “Just What I Needed”
  • The Primitives – “Crash”
  • The Psychedelic Furs – “Love My Way”
  • The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty in Pink”
  • Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”

See you next Friday!

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24 comments on “May 10, 2013 – Audioslave, The Beatles, Neil Young, and White Lies!

  1. Yes! Picking up those Audioslave songs so fast! I can’t believe Harmonix only ever got one of their songs in Rock Band. Also, getting those harmony upgrades. Thanks guys!

  2. Hell yeah White Lies! If ever you want to do more of them a couple songs off their first off album, “Death” and “To Lose My Life”, would be awesome in RB.

  3. Audioslave! Awesome stuff. And I’m now actually listening to the rest of that White Lies album (never heard before) – quite good on first listen! Thanks for all!

  4. Ooh, White Lies! Nice. I was introduced to them thanks to the Forza Horizon soundtrack and you just so happened to pick the one song they had in that game, rad. Can’t wait to sing along to that one!

  5. Man, maybe I just don’t understand how this works at all (very probable, since I don’t), but how the hell did anyone get their hands on a Beatles song with multitrack audio that wasn’t actually in the game?

    Also, Rain has been on my request list pertaining to Beatles songs for ages, it’s basically Ringo at his best. She Said She Said is another one, as it has the same drumming style. Other than that Tomorrow Never Knows, Hey Jude, and It’s All too Much are very high up on my list of songs I wanted from TBRB at some point…

    You guys already took care of Let it Be and Help! for me, and that’s fantastic. So basically…keep up the good work!

    • We didn’t get our hands on multitrack audio, we CREATED it. OrangeHarrison is a brilliant audio engineer who happens to love The Beatles, so we can release awesome Beatles songs in multitrack glory.

      • So without sounding ungrateful or anything, do you think any of the other customs that are just normal audio will get this treatment as well? Since drums are my main instrument, being able to do the freestyles without the backing audio is awesome, although not a deal breaker (I can’t really deny wanting to play the fuck out of Led Zeppelin, or Let it Be just because the drums don’t cut out during freestyles).

        Of course, I can only imagine this is a very arduous and time consuming task, or I imagine it would be implemented more often to customs outside of imports, so I don’t expect this to be the normal or anything.

        I guess another question I have is that if this is always possible to do? Like are there some tracks where creating a multitrack out of it is pretty much impossible, or close enough to it to not even bother?

        • If authoring a custom takes more or less a couple of days, getting separated audio stems takes from 2 days to 2 weeks per song. And it takes tools and knowledge, so basically you may see more multitracks if OrangeHarrison wants to do that for his songs, but don’t expect many, if any, and not from other authors. We’ve gotten our hands on a few other multitracks though, so you can expect a selected (very) few customs in the future to have multitrack audio.

  6. Oh god. White lies!!! I never thought I’d see them in rock band. Thank you!!!

    Is there any chance we could get some more? They have so many songs that would fit really well into the RB format and play really well to boot.

    • not from me…I’m a very weird person when it comes to music, I love the two I did, never heard the other one, so chances of me doing it are very slim. hopefully someone else will.

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