“Rockudrama” – A Closer Look

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Hello everyone! We are now less than one week away from the official launch of the Rock Band Rivals expansion, which means it’s time for us to recap and take a closer look at all the features and changes the October update and Rivals expansion will bring. Let’s start off by examining one of the larger chunks of the upcoming expansion: an entirely new mode of gameplay called “Rockudrama.”

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The Whammys 2016: Losers Round 2.2

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Welcome back to Day 11 of The Whammys!  Today we’ll be deciding on the fates of even more songs, but first let’s go over yesterday’s results to see what’s been eliminated:

Bastille – “Pompeii” def. All That Remains – “What If I Was Nothing” (48/23)
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” def. Bruno Mars – “Treasure” (51/15)
OutKast – “Hey Ya!” def. Blitz Kids – “Run for Cover” (61/12)
Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You” def. Winger – “Seventeen” (38/30)
Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere” def. Bring Me the Horizon – “Throne” (53/16)
DNCE – “Cake by the Ocean” def. Godsmack – “Awake” (36/32)
Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want” def. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” (36/34)
BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!” def. Interpol – “All the Rage Back Home” (47/25)
Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” def. My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday” (43/27)
Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” def. Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” (45/33)
Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?” def. Cold War Kids – “First” (50/20)
Robert Palmer – “Bad Case of Loving You” def. Breaking Benjamin – “Failure” (48/21)
Vance Joy – “Riptide” def. Seasick Steve – “Summertime Boy” (50/18)
The Hollies – “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)” def. Disturbed – “The Vengeful One” (41/27)
Weezer – “Thank God for Girls” def. Ellie Goulding – “On My Mind” (42/22)
Deep Blue Something – “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” def. Marilyn Manson – “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles” (57/17)

All losers have been eliminated.

Also, yesterday had out makeup match between Joan Jett and Linkin Park, and here’s the results for that:

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – “I Hate Myself for Loving You” def. Linkin Park – “Lying from You” (53/22)

Disturbed is now completely out of the tournament.  I expected their elimination, but I thought “The Vengeful One” had one more round in it.  Everything else went pretty much how I expected it to.  On to today’s matchups!

The Pretty Reckless – “Follow Me Down” vs. INXS – “What You Need”
BØRNS – “Electric Love”  vs. Hinder – “Lips of an Angel”
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” vs. Orleans – “Still the One”
Linkin Park – “Lying from You” vs. Royal Blood – “Figure It Out”
Motörhead – “Thunder & Lightning” vs. Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” vs. Stone Temple Pilots – “Wicked Garden”
Weezer – “Dope Nose” vs. Linkin Park – “Rebellion”
Opeth – “Heir Apparent” vs. Mastodon – “High Road”
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky” vs. Jefferson Starship – “Jane”
The Cranberries – “Dreams” vs. Third Eye Blind – “Jumper”
Soundgarden – “My Wave” vs. Slipknot – “The Devil in I”
Audioslave – “Like a Stone” vs. Aerosmith – “Love in an Elevator”
Tonic – “If You Could Only See” vs. Fitz and the Tantrums – “HandClap”
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” vs. Beck – “Dreams”
Zac Brown Band – “The Wind” vs. Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell (Live)”
Symphony X – “Nevermore” vs. Sister Hazel – “All for You”

Have fun voting!

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The Whammys 2016: Losers Round 2.1

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Welcome back to Day 10 of The Whammys!  The last two rounds saw some tough matchups, and sent some heavy hitters into the losers bracket.  As we keep on going, matchups are only going to get tougher.  Let’s look at the results from yesterday:

Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks” def. Symphony X – “Nevermore” (50/22)
Megadeth – “Dystopia” def. Zac Brown Band – “The Wind” (45/25)
The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” def. Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” (49/27)
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” def. Tonic – “If You Could Only See” (45/32)
Blues Traveler – “Hook” def. Audioslave – “Like a Stone” (49/24)
U2 – “Pride (In the Name of Love)” def. Soundgarden – “My Wave” (52/23)
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” def. The Cranberries – “Dreams” (42/35)
Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” def. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky” (53/24)
Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life” def. Opeth – “Heir Apparent” (53/19)
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” def. Weezer – “Dope Nose” (41/33)
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” def. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” (48/30)
Fuel – “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” def. Motörhead – “Thunder & Lightning” (43/28)
Toto – “Africa” def. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” (54/25)
Good Charlotte – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” def. BØRNS – “Electric Love” (40/31)
Heart – “What About Love?” def. The Pretty Reckless – “Follow Me Down” (51/25)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

Embarrassingly, while collecting the results, I realized that I accidentally put the wrong Linkin Park song in the matchup.  Whoops!  So today, in addition to the 16 planned matchups, there’ll be one extra matchup to makeup for my mistake.  Today we’ll be going back to the losers bracket to have another round of eliminations.  Here’s the matchups for today:

Linkin Park – “Lying from You” vs. Joan Jett – “I Hate Myself for Loving You” (redo)

Bastille – “Pompeii” vs. All That Remains – “What If I Was Nothing”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” vs. Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
OutKast – “Hey Ya!” vs. Blitz Kids – “Run for Cover”
Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You” vs. Winger – “Seventeen”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere” vs. Bring Me the Horizon – “Throne”
DNCE – “Cake by the Ocean” vs. Godsmack – “Awake”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” vs. Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want”
BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!” vs. Interpol – “All the Rage Back Home”
Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” vs. My Morning Jacket- “One Big Holiday”
Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” vs. Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl”
Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?” vs. Cold War Kids – “First”
Breaking Benjamin – “Failure” vs. Robert Palmer – “Bad Case of Loving You”
Vance Joy – “Riptide” vs. Seasick Steve – “Summertime Boy”
The Hollies – “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)” vs. Disturbed – “The Vengeful One”
Weezer – “Thank God for Girls” vs. Ellie Goulding – “On My Mind”
Deep Blue Something – “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” vs. Marilyn Manson – “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles”

Have fun voting!

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DLC Playthrough for 10/11: Shawn Mendes & Andy Grammer

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This week brings us two big pop hits from Shawn Mendes and Andy Grammer that are sure to make the party rotation at your next Rock Band Night! Be sure to take a look at these full band playthrough videos courtesy of the totally awesome Spectro’s Rock Hero! Definitely check out and subscribe to their YouTube channel!

Links to purchase DLC songs online at Xbox.com and Playstation.com are included below for each track. All tracks are $1.99.

Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good. (XB1/PS4)

Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (XB1/PS4)

Rock Band 4 Loyalty Sale Now Live on PS4 in North America

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Harmonix announced today a new sale on Rock Band 4 DLC that is now live on the Playstation Network Store in North America leading up to the launch of Rock Band Rivals next week. The announcement does not make any mention of PS4 in Europe, or Xbox, so this seems to be exclusive to Sony’s North American customers at the moment. The sale, which runs through October 17, includes a 30% discount on the following packs:

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The Whammys 2016: Round 2.2

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Welcome back to day 9 of The Whammys!  Yesterday had a good amount of surprising results, some of them even defying their own performance in pools.  Let’s look at the results:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” def. Deep Blue Something – “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” (67/27)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That” def. Weezer – “Thank God for Girls” (60/27)
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” def. The Hollies – “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)” (73/20)
Naked Eyes – “Always Something There to Remind Me” def. Vance Joy – “Riptide” (54/33)
Five Finger Death Punch – “Wrong Side of Heaven” def. Breaking Benjamin – “Failure” (39/33)
Aerosmith – “Cryin'” def. Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?” (50/42)
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” (53/38)
U2 – “Vertigo” def. Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” (57/29)
Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike” def. BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!” (48/36)
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” def. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” (58/30)
Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” def. DNCE – “Cake by the Ocean” (63/21)
Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy” def. Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere” (52/33)
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance” def. Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You” (41/40)
Warrant – “Cherry Pie” def. OutKast – “Hey Ya!” (54/35)
My Chemical Romance – “Famous Last Words” def. Bruno Mars – “Locked out of Heaven” (44/39)
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” def. Bastille – “Pompeii” (54/36)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.  The 90s songs continue to show dominance, while most of the 2010s songs in this round lost.  Interesting dynamic as we move forward to the next set of matchups.  Here’s the rest of Winners Round 2:

Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks” vs. Symphony X – “Nevermore”
Zac Brown Band – “The Wind” vs. Megadeth – “Dystopia”
The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” vs. Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” vs. Tonic – “If You Could Only See”
Audioslave – “Like a Stone” vs. Blues Traveler – “Hook”
U2 – “Pride (In the Name of Love)” vs. Soundgarden – “My Wave”
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” vs. The Cranberries – “Dreams”
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky” vs. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher”
Opeth – “Heir Apparent” vs. Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life”
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” vs. Weezer – “Dope Nose”
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” vs. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”
Fuel – “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” vs. Motörhead – “Thunder & Lightning”
Linkin Park – “Lying from You” vs. Joan Jett – “I Hate Myself for Loving You”
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” vs. Toto – “Africa”
Good Charlotte – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” vs. BØRNS – “Electric Love”
Heart – “What About Love?” vs. The Pretty Reckless – “Follow Me Down”

Have fun voting!

 

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