August 2, 2013 – U2 7-pack plus Nightwish, Fall Out Boy, and Cursive!

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

New! U2 7-pack (Ollie)

  • U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
  • U2 – “New Year’s Day”
  • U2 – “One”
  • U2 – “Pride (In the Name of Love)”
  • U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
  • U2 – “Where the Streets Have No Name”
  • U2 – “With or Without You”

New! Singles

  • Cursive – “The Martyr” (thewinnerisgeeg)
  • Fall Out Boy – “Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today” (uSound)
  • Nightwish – “Nemo” (RyanHYK)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass, a blue M denotes full multitracks, and a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals).


Many websites and magazines have compiled lists of the most famous / greatest / best-selling / most-panties-thrown rock bands of all time. Harmonix steadily worked its way down those lists, and by the end of DLC, we had the lion’s share of them. But licensing is a bitch, and certain bands always proved tenaciously out-of-reach. One of C3’s informal goals is to fill in those gaps, and U2 is one of the last — if not THE last — huge bands to get at least one song in Rock Band.

Ollie has stepped up to make U2’s debut an explosive one, and brings seven of their greatest hits in a huge pack that easily tops 100 courics. From 1983’s War, the album that put U2 on the map in Europe, we’ve got “New Year’s Day” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”. That album was followed by The Unforgettable Fire, from which Ollie has provided the mega-hit “Pride (In the Name of Love)”. U2’s biggest hit, though — and the one that made the most waves in America at the time — is The Joshua Tree, which proves that burying children in the desert produces child trees. The Joshua Tree is certified Diamond in the US, and you can now play “With or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, and “Where the Streets Have No Name”. U2 has released a bunch of successful albums since The Joshua Tree, but the most successful was 1991’s Achtung Baby, which rounds out the pack with “One”. Check the download links for some additional authoring credits for this pack.

In case U2’s not your thing — or even if it is! — we’ve got some singles this week, too. thewinnerisgeeg has authored Cursive’s “The Martyr”, one of those songs and bands that are hard to pin genres on. Hardcore? Post-hardcore? Alternative? Emo? thewinnerisgeeg settled on “Rock”. You can download it and make your own call. (Personally, I’d put them in the same genre as Brand New, but Wikipedia seems to disagree.)

uSound fills out Rock Band’s Fall Out Boy catalog with “Tell That Mick He Made My List of Things to Do Today”, FOB’s shot in their long-song-title war against Panic at the Disco. This song is the opening to their very first album, the one that gave us “Dead on Arrival”, and doesn’t sound as much like their later songs. If anything, it’s a bit more Dashboard-Confessional-y. Did you know that “mick” is a racial slur against the Irish? Now you do!

Finally, RyanHYK brings some Nightwish, a band that was frequently requested for Rock Band’s entire run. We got “Amaranth” as official DLC, but many Nightwish fans were dissatisfied with the choice. Perhaps you’ll be happier with “Nemo”, from their 2004 album Once. Also, for what it’s worth, RBN has a bunch of Nightwish-like artists. Check out the band Amberian Dawn, who have a ridiculous number of songs on RBN.

As usual, we encourage you to check out our forums to get involved with the RB customs scene. If you don’t see your favorite songs, you can author them yourself!

See you next Friday!


New! U2 7-pack (Ollie)

Additional authoring credits: espher (vocals tweaks)

Additional authoring credits: RyanHYK (bass, venue), espher (vocals tweaks)

Additional authoring credits: espher (vocals tweaks), farottone (drums tweaks)

Additional authoring credits: espher (vocals tweaks)

Additional authoring credits: espher (vocals tweaks)

Additional authoring credits: farottone (drums), espher (vocals tweaks)

Additional authoring credits: farottone (keys), pksage (vocals tweaks)


New! Cursive – “The Martyr” (thewinnerisgeeg)

New! Fall Out Boy – “Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today” (uSound)

Additional authoring credits: Internal Divide

New! Nightwish – “Nemo”

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31 comments on “August 2, 2013 – U2 7-pack plus Nightwish, Fall Out Boy, and Cursive!

  1. Not sure if its the file or something on my side, but Sunday Bloody Sunday doesn’t work. Game says “unable to load song. skipping”. The rest of the pack is perfect and I never ran into this before

    • I had the same issue with Sunday Bloody Sunday because I had an older version of this custom. What I did was delete the old version and song cache and now the new version works.

    • As far as I know, the whole “unable to load song skipping” seems to indicate there’s a problem on your end, either because of the song integrity (maybe try to redownload it), a conflict between the song and your song cache or an authentification problem (like how the official dlc won’t work if you’re not signed in with your account for instance. but since we’re using con files and not live files it’s pretty irrelevant here).

    • Ideally with a bit more time we could have written an explanation about this song. Very very very long story short: the song is played by accenting with the right and left hand, so the drums chart replicates that by using Y as the main tom and B for right accents, R for left accents. Also, the song is a fairly easy 16th two handed beat with snare on the downbeat. Since it would be awkward to cross arms for a simple rhythm (see disco flip for reference), snare is on green.

  2. As I said in the forums….THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH….as a huge U2 fan all my life, I could not have possibly asked for a better release pack for their RB3 debut! I cannot wait to play every one of these tracks and I have to say you guys are on a roll and a half now as the last couple months have been AMAZING and given my RB3 game a new lease of life and a reason to cue it up and play! Once more, THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!

  3. Ahhh cant wait to get my fingers into the u2 pack man…. Superb.

    Just dusted down my old plastic axe and discovered this site..Awesome work guys

  4. Thanks. I would have loved to see Elevation, Beautiful Day and Vertigo as songs in the U2 selection as those are also some of their biggest hits but I am definitely grateful for what we got!

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