avatar2newWho are you?
I’m farottone, I’ve been playing instrument based rhythm games probably since Guitar Freaks/Drum Mania. My main instrument is drums, but my wife sings and I love songs with great vocals and harmonies.

Why are you doing this?

Yes it was for me, not you, I came to write this song” – Anthem, Rush

Shockingly enough, I do my customs for me and my wife first. 🙂 Doing a custom song requires such an amount of work and patience that, in my mind, you really need to love the songs you work on. However, there’s a huge amount of stuff I do on every song that’s just for the people who will eventually download and play the songs: lower difficulties, guitar/bass/keys in songs I know I’ll never play with friends, etc. So, if you appreciate the songs, make sure to let me know: as all authors do, I love support from the people playing my songs. 🙂

What kind of songs should we expect from you?
I do A LOT of songs from FEW bands. I love rock, pop, blues, classic metal and I tend to work on full albums and packs. Expect songs that are fun for all players involved on any instrument.

Do you collaborate with other authors for your or their songs?
Animations for all of my songs are done by TrojanNemo, who always does a wonderful job.

29 comments on “Farottone

  1. Just wanted to tell each and everyone of you, thank you! The effort and patience required are admirable. It is one thing to enhance your own experience, however, to share with the community at no gain to yourself, well.. that’s real life karma! Thanks again!

  2. this IS awesome! THANK YOU! (and yes, it will be copied and pasted to each of you, cause i’m lazy) I new about customs since PS2, but this is the first time i’ve seen it made so simple and polished. just being able to play all the tracks i’ve paid for over the years on one game is just a no-brainer. TY again.

  3. WoW Farottone you really got this far and congratulations for that, It is amazing the quality of your work for this customs songs are beyond great, it feels like you were working for Harmonix and decided to go solo carreer on making your own work, THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your excellent hard work with the community, and I hope to see more quality charts from you in the future:)

  4. Thanks to all you guys for doing this – it is crucial to keeping Rock Band alive and well. And thanks to you specifically for doing so many Rush tracks! That being said, I just wanted to note something about the bass charts in a good number of your Rush charts. I have noticed they are a bit undercharted…just missing some of the slides and little intricacies of Lee’s playing. I noticed this in songs like Xanadu, Time Stand Still, and High Water. Just thought I’d let you know as constructive criticism, so please don’t take this the wrong way as it in no way impacts my thankfulness for what you and the others are doing here! Thanks again!

  5. Hey, Espher referred me to you from Reddit. I only recently heard of customs thanks to DLC ending. I asked him if I could submit Clockwork Angels when I finished charting it, s/he recommended I talk to you about collaborating. Right now I’m working on The Anarchist. While I may not have much customs experience I’ve been playing rhythm games since GH1, real drums since RB1.

    Maybe we can work together on bringing more Rush songs to Rock Band? I wouldn’t want to spend my time making a custom only to find out you’ve been working on it.

    • Great to hear. 🙂 I’ll be doing a From the Vault polished re-release in the future, so stay tuned. 😉

  6. I never thought I would see my beloved G n’ R on rock band. (I will assume you are as big a fan to know that Chinese Democracy does NOT count.)
    If you didn’t chart those, I think I might have taken on the task myself eventually. Don’t think of it as ‘lost an author’ so much as ‘gained a huge fan of your work’ 😀
    Merry Christmas farottone. I play almost everything you’ve authored more than most official DLC! \m/

  7. Hi, just wanted to say that you do the majority of my favorite songs. i started playing drums about 3 and a half years ago, and absolutely love it!! Was hoping that you, or someone, could do a few of my favorites… Ozzy – Shot in the Dark, Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild, and Don Henley -Boys of Summer.. (more Henley, Frey, or Eagles, would be awesome:)

  8. Hey faro. Just wanted to say great work to you and your teamates. I just found out about customs a couple weeks ago. Your song choices are awesome and the big rockband party is tomorrow night. Some Collective Soul or Kings of Leon would be awesome. If you and the wife like them by chance…lol

  9. You rock! Keep up the great work. Any way we can donate to you? You obviously but many hours into this. And I have a couple suggestions. Sunglasses at night- Corey Hart, Liar- Rollings Band, Harlem- New Politics, and any Faith No More ( or just every Mike Patton song ever). Love the INXS too. They’re a fun band to play. Keep us rockin’!!!

  10. hi, me and my friends in Rio de Janeiro, would like to know if you can do the songs on Wax – Right Between the eyes (extended Mix) and Tears for Fears – Woman in Chains

  11. Is the C3 all done with Custom Rockband 3 Collections, I’ve tried to look up the C3 website but it comes up blank for the last 30 days……. If so then Thank You for all you Authors that created great custom songs for our enjoyment, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!!!!

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