April 1, 2015 – “Hocus Pocus” by Focus!

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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 9, 2015 – Prog metal 4-pack, CKY, The Offspring, and more, including 20 RBHP upgrades!

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C3 releases for January 9, 2015:

New! Prog Metal C01 4-pack

  • Between the Buried and Me – “Sun of Nothing” 2x (BearzUnlimited)
  • Fates Warning – “Monument” 2x (farottone) (incl. rhythm version)
  • Opeth – “Bleak” 2x (BearzUnlimited)
  • Tool – “Lateralus” 2x (BearzUnlimited)

New! Quest for Purpose 3-pack (Mystakin and Arcanon)

  • Mystakin – “Cherish” M
  • Mystakin – “Closure” M 2x
  • Mystakin – “Prowler” M

New! Singles

  • CKY – “96 Quite Bitter Beings” (Nightmare Lyra, thespike, and MiltoniusPrime)
  • The Offspring – “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?” (RyanHYK)

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.


Welcome to 2015! We decided to start this year off with a bang — well, let’s say lots of bangs, backed by layered instrumentation in unusual time signatures. It’s a prog metal 4-pack! We’ve also got the often-requested CKY single “96 Quite Bitter Beings”, more Offspring, and RBN/ScoreHero darling Mystakin.

We’ve also got 20 brand-new Rock Band Harmonies Project upgrades from the incredibly hard-working espher, including the PAX pack, MTV2 01, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, and Judas Priest. espher marches ever forward towards the bright future of a fully harmonized back catalog! Check the full list of songs at the end of this post, and visit the RBHP website to download these upgrades.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Sun of Nothing” – Bearz says, “This song features both technical metal sections and beautiful melodic parts. Guitar, bass, and drums all have very challenging parts and rarely play the same riff/rhythm for long.”
  • “Monument” – farottone says, “A great prog metal composition with the usual entertaining Mark Zonder’s drumming, with a very complex bass riff and one electric guitar and one acoustic guitar solo. The rhythm version not only adds rhythm guitar to keys but shift the overlapping acoustic guitar solo to keys too for a full experience. In my mind, the best way to introduce Fates Warning to the Rock Band platform.”
  • “Bleak” – Bearz says, “This song features a heavy contrast between loud, growling metal and soft acoustic breaks with harmonizing vocals. Guitar, bass, and drums all have varied and interesting parts.”
  • “Lateralus” – Bearz says, “This Tool fan-favorite will take drummers all over their kit with lots of fills and shifting time signatures. Guitarists and bassists both get some cool riffs throughout the song, and vocalists have a unique and challenging part as well.”
  • Quest for Purpose – Arcanon writes, “Mystakin is a one-man band who makes guitar-driven prog instrumentals. He’s also a former RBN author, having worked on many songs for the authoring group Rhythm Authors. He has also authored his own music, making five of his songs (including his The End of Progress EP) available for sale in the Rock Band store. He has co-hosted the Rhythm Authors, Heel Turn and Echo Chamber podcasts as well, with Echo Chamber being his current regular hangout. These three songs, off of his latest EP Quest for Purpose, were meant to come to RBN but did not make it in time. Mystakin has graciously handed them over to me in their near-finished state to complete and release through C3. Grab them and enjoy some instrumental goodness.”
  • “96 Quite Bitter Beings” – NL says, “A Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater classic with possibly the greatest riff ever recorded, great full band fun.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • The Breeders – “Cannonball”: Updated vocal gender to female
  • Disturbed – “The Infection”: Fixed drum fill placement during guitar solo, drum and guitar tweaks
  • Hoobastank – “The Reason”: Restored missing Easy/Medium/Hard charts on Pro Keys, guitar tweaks (important update)
  • Scratch21 – “Butterflies”: Added missing harmony phrases during outro
  • Scratch21 – “Untitled/Strangers”: Properly aligned backing tracks in second half of the “Strangers” portion; does not affect the single download of “Strangers”
  • Set Your Sails – “I’ll Drink to That”: Adjusted mix volume

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December 12, 2014 – The rest of Weezer’s Blue Album!

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C3 releases for December 12, 2014:

New! Weezer (The Blue Album): The Deep Cuts

  • Weezer – “No One Else” K (pksage)
  • Weezer – “The World Has Turned and Left Me Here” (rolling green and pksage)
  • Weezer – “Surf Wax America” K (rolling green and pksage)
  • Weezer – “In the Garage” K (rageer and pksage)
  • Weezer – “Holiday” (rolling green and Lowlander)
  • Weezer – “Only in Dreams” (orange22 and pksage)

New! Singles

  • Death Come Cover Me – “Shake It Off” M 2x (Arcanon)

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.


Since its inception, the Rock Band franchise has grown to cover a huge number of genres, including such outliers as chiptunes and classical music. We like to encourage this variety, but there’s something gutturally satisfying about a really rocking rock song, you know? This week is dedicated to those of you who like to put together the RB1 four-piece band and just shred. Weezer’s 1994 debut album is the quintessential collection of garage rock anthems, and we’re pleased to finish the whole thing. (Well, except the bonus tracks, but maybe some other time.)

And if you’d prefer to shake shake shake shake, you can do so to an incredibly metal cover of T-Swift’s “Shake It Off”. Tell your 11-year-old niece you have this song, but don’t tell her who it’s by! Fun times for the whole family.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • The Blue Album – It’s true that none of these are “Say It Ain’t So” or “Buddy Holly”, but anyone who grew up with this album will appreciate these songs regardless. There’s some simple, rewarding harmonies scattered throughout; some surprisingly challenging drum parts here and there; a handful of very iconic basslines; and, of course, plenty of guitar solos and chunky riffs. The eight-minute “Only in Dreams” is a special track to a lot of Weezer fans, and now you can personally play along to the huge crescendo and its amazing payoff.
  • “Shake It Off” – Arcanon says, “Death Come Cover Me is a German cover band that does metal covers of pop songs and uploads them to YouTube. They are happy to take requests from their fans. The band was gracious enough to supply me with multitracks for this release, and may provide more in the future! As a fan of theirs, I was VERY happy about that! Message me which of their covers you’d like to have as C3 stems and I’ll see what I can do. For now, enjoy their hardcore take on Taylor Swift’s hit ‘Shake It Off’!”

If you like Weezer, there’s a ridiculous number of songs waiting for you as official DLC, including the rest of The Blue Album, all of the hits from The Red Album, and pretty much every big single in between (and some after!) And, of course, if you like Taylor Swift, five of her (actual) tracks are waiting for you in our customs database, including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”.

Finally, the daily posts for The Twelve Days of Customs 2014 start tomorrow! Join us every day between Saturday and the 24th for a new song reveal by a different one of our authors, culminating in a megapack release on the 25th. There’ll be plenty of good songs, good people, and holiday cheer, so don’t miss out. (Like last year, Twelve Days will not interrupt our usual schedule, and there will be a separate pack release on the 19th.)

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December 5, 2014 – Electric Six 3-pack and Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”!

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C3 releases for December 5, 2014:

New! Electric Six C01 3-pack

  • Electric Six – “Dance Commander” (MiltoniusPrime and pksage)
  • Electric Six – “Danger! High Voltage” (non_zero, pksage, and Nunchuck)
  • Electric Six – “Down at McDonnelzzz” (Gigakoops and pksage)

New! Singles

  • Def Leppard – “Hysteria” (Lowlander)

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.


Nepotism has a long and glorious history with the Rock Band franchise. For the whole run of DLC, but especially during the RB2 era, we got a lot of songs that wouldn’t have happened if someone on the dev team hadn’t personally wanted them. And that, kids, is not only how the official Electric Six 01 came to be (thanks, Dan!), but also why you’re getting Electric Six C01 today.

Happy December, by the way! We’ll probably post about this in a more official capacity next week, but be aware that the Twelve Days of Customs will be returning for 2014. Hooray!

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Dance Commander” – It wasn’t as big as “Gay Bar” or “High Voltage” in the US, but this third single from Fire is still loaded with Fire-y goodness. Let’s be honest, something had to fill out this pack, and now you get a triple helping of the D. The Electric Six D. Songs.
  • “Danger! High Voltage” – The conspicuous absence from the official pack! It was a hotly debated rumor that Jack White sings the “girl” parts in this song, until it was confirmed in an interview in 2010. Enjoy catchy and satisfying guitar, bass, and drums parts, or play back to back with “Gay Bar” for optimal shout-singing pleasure.
  • “Down at McDonnelzzz” – One of yours truly’s favorite songs of all time, now available in all of its ludicrousness in Rock Band. Do your people need a place to go? Big thanks to Gigakoops for authoring the crazy guitar part, along with bass and drums.

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

  • Röyksopp – “Poor Leno”: Fixed tempo map bug from v2 (does not affect users with v1)

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November 28, 2014 – Our second Music of Scotland pack and singles!

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C3 releases for November 28, 2014:

New! Music of Scotland C02 5-pack

  • Belle and Sebastian – “Stay Loose” X (Nyxyxylyth)
  • The Fratellis – “Chelsea Dagger” (GreenPanda12 and espher)
  • Gerry Rafferty – “Baker Street” (DVDSmith)
  • The Proclaimers – “I’m On My Way” (DVDSmith)
  • Rod Stewart – “Have I Told You Lately” (farottone)

New! Singles

  • Blink-182 – “Fuck a Dog” M (Pearlized Pistol)
  • Gigakoops – “The Closing of Chaos” M 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.


Time marches ever forward, and St. Andrew’s Day — the celebration of the patron saint of Scotland — is coming up once again. Bust out your blue and white, alongside any number of Scottish stereotypes that I could mention, and get ready to add some more top-notch Scottish artists to your Rock Band library!

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Baker Street” – DVDSmith says, “A 1970’s classic featuring one of the most iconic saxophone riffs of all time. This was Gerry Rafferty’s second hit single after ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’, released with his old band Stealers Wheel (and featured in our first Scotland pack last year).”
  • “I’m On My Way” – DVDSmith says, “Arguably the Proclaimers’ second-most popular hit after 500 Miles. Most famously featured in the first Shrek film.”

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November 21, 2014 – Placebo 3-pack and more video game themes!

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C3 releases for November 21, 2014:

New! Placebo C01 3-pack (Ollie)

  • Placebo – “Every You Every Me”
  • Placebo – “Nancy Boy”
  • Placebo – “Pure Morning”

New! Video Game Classics C02 3-pack

  • Jun Ishikawa – “Midboss Tower” (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land) M (Gigakoops)
  • Nobuo Uematsu – “Chaos’ Temple” (Final Fantasy) M (Gigakoops)
  • Tackle – “Grass Stains” (Cave Story(pksage)

New! Singles

  • Ed Tanguy – “Sun in Your Eyes” M (Arcanon)

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.


Genesis Chronicles has been released, but much like Daft Punk, our work is never over. This week we feature a 3-pack from alt-rockers Placebo, including one or two tracks that will probably trigger an “oh, THAT song!” moment. We’ve also got three more video game songs, ranging from chiptune-y to rock-y (but not Bullwinkle-y), and a multitrack single from community member Ed Tanguy.

Author comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Midboss Tower” – GK says, “This song from the GBA port of Kirby’s Adventure (known as Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland) is sure to entertain both nostalgic gamers and challenge seekers, as this is an all-out barrage of notes on just about everything. Expect some shreddy guitar lines, tricky bass, and breakbeat-like drumming.”
  • “Chaos’ Temple” – GK says, “This surprisingly soothing tune from the first Final Fantasy game provides a fun, simple keys experience, while keeping bass and guitar players on their toes during the chorus.”
  • “Grass Stains” – I cheated a bit. This isn’t technically from the Cave Story OST, but rather the Cave Story Remix Project, which is exactly what it sounds like. This was my first multitrack GH2 custom back in 2006 or so, and though full-band stems are unfortunately out of reach, this catchy melody is very playable on all instruments.
  • “Sun in Your Eyes” – Arcanon writes, “You’ve probably seen Ed Tanguy’s name around the C3 forums. You may or may not know that he’s a pretty damn good musician. ‘Sun in Your Eyes’ is a song of his I wanted to bring to RBN that, due to its closure, you now get here on C3! It features solos on every instrument, but it doesn’t feature drums, so put down the sticks and pick up the axe/keys and get soloin’!”

Fixes/updates uploaded in the last week to previously released C3 songs:

  • Genesis – “No Reply At All”: Added missing drums animations

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November 14, 2014 – Genesis Chronicles!

Videos for this week’s songs can be found on the Genesis Chronicles website linked below.


C3 releases for November 14, 2014:

New! Genesis Chronicles

  • From Genesis to Revelation (1969)
    • “Where the Sour Turns to Sweet” (farottone)
    • “In the Beginning/Fireside Song” (farottone)
    • “The Serpent” (farottone)
    • “In the Wilderness” (farottone)
    • “The Conqueror” (farottone)
    • “One Day” (farottone)
  • Trespass (1970)
    • “The Knife” (Gigakoops)
  • Nursery Cryme (1971)
    • “The Musical Box” (farottone)
    • “For Absent Friends” (farottone)
  • Foxtrot (1972)
    • “Watcher of the Skies” (Gigakoops and BearzUnlimited)
    • “Supper’s Ready” (farottone, narutostarwars123456 [“NSW”], and sageamagoo)
  • Selling England by the Pound (1973)
    1. “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” (farottone and NSW)
    2. “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” (farottone and NSW)
    3. “Firth of Fifth” (farottone and Sean)
    4. “More Fool Me” (farottone)
    5. “The Battle of Epping Forest” (AddyMilldike and farottone)
    6. “After the Ordeal” (BearzUnlimited and Sean)
    7. “The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty” (BearzUnlimited)
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
    1. “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (farottone)
    2. “Fly on a Windshield” (farottone)
    3. “Broadway Melody of 1974” (farottone and NSW)
    4. “Cuckoo Cocoon” (farottone and NSW)
    5. “In the Cage” (farottone)
    6. “The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging” (farottone and NSW)
    7. “Back in N.Y.C.” (farottone)
    8. “Hairless Heart” (farottone)
    9. “Counting Out Time” (farottone)
    10. “The Carpet Crawlers” (farottone)
    11. “The Chamber of 32 Doors” (farottone)
    12. “Lilywhite Lilith” (farottone)
    13. “The Waiting Room” (farottone)
    14. “Anyway” (farottone)
    15. “Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist” (farottone)
    16. “The Lamia” (farottone)
    17. “Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats” (farottone)
    18. “The Colony of Slippermen” (BearzUnlimited and farottone)
    19. “Ravine” (farottone)
    20. “The Light Dies Down on Broadway” (farottone)
    21. “Riding the Scree” (AddyMilldike)
    22. “In the Rapids/it(Gigakoops and BearzUnlimited)
  • A Trick of the Tail (1976)
    • “Dance on a Volcano” (farottone and NSW)
    • “Entangled” (farottone)
    • “Squonk” (farottone)
    • “Ripples” (farottone)
    • “A Trick of the Tail” (farottone and NSW)
  • Wind & Wuthering (1976)
    • “Eleventh Earl of Mar” (BearzUnlimited)
    • “Your Own Special Way” (farottone)
  • …And Then There Were Three… (1978)
    • “Many Too Many” (farottone)
    • “Follow You Follow Me” (farottone and NSW)
  • Duke (1980)
    • “Behind the Lines” (Nyxyxylyth)
    • “Misunderstanding” (farottone)
    • “Turn It On Again” (farottone and NSW)
  • Abacab (1981)
    • “Abacab” (farottone)
    • “No Reply at All” (Nyxyxylyth)
    • “Keep It Dark” (Colonel 32dll and farottone)
    • “Man on the Corner” (farottone)
  • 3X3 (1982)
    • “Paperlate” (pksage and farottone)
  • Genesis (1983)
    • “Mama” (farottone and RUSHEE)
    • “That’s All” (farottone and RUSHEE)
    • “Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea” (farottone and RUSHEE)
    • “Illegal Alien” (farottone)
    • “Taking It All Too Hard” (farottone)
  • Invisible Touch (1986)
    1. “Invisible Touch” (farottone and RUSHEE)
    2. “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” (farottone and Nightmare Lyra)
    3. “Land of Confusion” (farottone and Nightmare Lyra)
    4. “In Too Deep” (farottone and pksage)
    5. “Anything She Does” (farottone)
    6. “Domino” (farottone)
    7. “Throwing It All Away” (farottone)
    8. “The Brazilian” (Ollie and farottone)
  • We Can’t Dance (1991)
    • “No Son of Mine” (farottone)
    • “Jesus He Knows Me” (farottone)
    • “Driving the Last Spike” (farottone and Ollie)
    • “I Can’t Dance” (farottone and RUSHEE)
    • “Dreaming While You Sleep” (farottone)
    • “Hold on My Heart” (farottone)
    • “Fading Lights” (farottone)

There are releases, and there are releases. We’ve done some big stuff in the past. At least ten full albums, too many ten- and twelve-packs to count; last week’s full Dream Theater album with multitracks, plus Octavarium (and Images & Words as one of those ten albums!); and even a bunch of single songs over ten minutes long. All of these are noteworthy, and potentially deserving of the hallowed Internet descriptor “epic”, but none so much as this week’s release. This one is epic even by the standards of the Internet Epic Police.

Genesis Chronicles is here, with 81 new songs and over 36 HOURS of Rock Band gameplay. (Sorry that we failed to get exactly 80 songs.) farottone has worked his ass off, with help from many other C3 authors, to bring you a true chronicle of the British prog group’s history from 1969 to 1991. Do you like to skim weekly releases for big party hits? We’ve got it all — “Follow You Follow Me”, “Misunderstanding”, “That’s All”, “Invisible Touch”, “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”, “Land of Confusion”, “I Can’t Dance”, and tons more. Do you play Rock Band for the true rock experience on guitar, bass, drums, or keys? Check out the literally dozens of prog epics from the first half of the Genesis discography, with plenty of challenging parts on every instrument.

The scope of this release is so staggeringly huge that a simple blog post can’t do it justice, so farottone has prepared a special Genesis Chronicles website below. It’s chock full of information, including videos and special info blurbs for every song, and it’s super cool. You can even download CON packages of each full album! The songs are also available in our database as usual, but I highly recommend using the Chronicles site for everything. It’s the ideal medium for a release of this magnitude.

Genesis Chronicles

Play through your old favorites, discover some new ones, and give farottone a high-five if you see him. He would make Genesis proud.

See you next Friday!

November 7, 2014 – Dream Theater extravaganza and “Gold on the Ceiling”!

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C3 releases for November 7, 2014:

New! Dream Theater – Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory (mazegeek999 and Lowlander)

  • “Regression” M
  • “Overture 1928” M 2x
  • “Strange Deja Vu” M 2x
  • “Through My Words” M
  • “Fatal Tragedy” M 2x
  • “Beyond This Life” M 2x
  • “Through Her Eyes” M
  • “Home” M 2x
  • “The Dance of Eternity” M 2x
  • “One Last Time” M
  • “The Spirit Carries On” M 2x
  • “Finally Free” M 2x

New! Singles

  • The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling” (HankScorpio)
  • Dream Theater – “Octavarium” M 2x(mazegeek999 and Lowlander)

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.


Holy moley! Ranking among our most ambitious album endeavors ever, this week we’ve got the entirety of Dream Theater’s landmark prog album Scenes from a Memory, a concept album sequel to a song from Images and WordsAnd it’s all multitracks! If those 77 minutes of prog goodness aren’t enough, try out the epic “Octavarium”, one of the longest RB releases ever. Dream Theater has long been a Rock Band fan favorite, and we’re super stoked to bring you these tracks. Stretch out your fingers / kick pedal leg(s) / soul, and strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Or, if that’s not your thing, try out a modern rock hit by modern rock icons The Black Keys.

Author comments for this week’s songs:

• Scenes from a Memory – mazegeek says:

Scenes from a Memory is widely regarded as some of Dream Theater’s best work, and is my personal favorite album from them. This was quite a learning experience for me to chart; besides the few songs I released some time ago for C3, this is my first major project. This is the second full Dream Theater album to be released (the first being Images and Words from farottone). You can be assured that these charts are accurate; I put over 350 hours of work into this album and have thoroughly tested these charts.

There’s an added bonus: multitracks! I think multitracks are particularly useful in this case because of many tough Dream Theater sections that are good for practice mode, and simply for the realism of hitting/missing notes.

There’s a bonus to this release. This album was actually delayed two weeks due to unexpected file-loading time conflicts. So I decided, I’ll make that up with a little something extra. Octavarium. C3’s longest song, and widely regarded as Dream Theater’s most impressive feat. It’s quite a song that has many cool conceptual themes and musical passages. If you like progressive music and you don’t know about this song, I can assure you’ll enjoy it.

I do have some people to thank for helping me out with this. Lowlander2 created the very awesome venues (due to personal events I had to postpone it this week, but they are in development – Lowlander) and answered my many questions about creating customs. He also contributed the vocal chart for “Strange Deja Vu.” GHFreak46 contributed the guitar and bass parts to “Through Her Eyes.” Finally, I’d like to thank Pikachu Bzzz and Hobo111 for helping me with the playtesting/editing process.

One more note – I am in the process of getting this album to work as one entire 76-minute mega song in Rock Band. I’ve payed it myself, so it does work, but not consistently. So for now, this album-song will go in the Other Customs thread, and may be released officially when it is thoroughly tested.

As mazegeek mentioned, we’ve previously released Images and Words, home of the aforementioned Metropolis prequel, in its entirety. Yeah, man. Put that in your pipe alongside the three disc/DLC songs (“Constant Motion”, “Panic Attack”, “On the Backs of Angels”) and smoke all 23 of ’em! Well, don’t actually do that. It’s probably bad for you. (Hit our song database to download all of these tracks.)

Fixes/updates uploaded in the last week to previously released C3 songs:

  • The Specials – “Ghost Town”: Added Pro G/B courtesy of columbo777

See you next Friday!

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