Interview with RBN Artist: Graveyard BBQ

The rhythm gaming phenomena has been around for a long time, and its popularity has attracted a lot of artists along the way to lend their music to be included in the games. Some of the bands needed to be convinced of the popularity of the trend before going all the way. But some artists were there right from the beginning. Graveyard BBQ is one of the latter.

Graveyard BBQ won a national competition called the “Be a Guitar Hero” competition, and had their song “Cheat on the Church” included in the original Guitar Hero setlist. Up until recently, Rock Band was missing its dose of Graveyard BBQ, but now “Cheat on the Church” is available for Rock Band, and eventually you’ll be able to get your hands on five more songs from the band.

I caught up with Graveyard BBQ’s Brownbag Johnson, and asked him about the band and what it was like to get in on the ground floor of the cultural rhythm gaming phenomena. Check it out!

RockBandAide: For some of those in the Rock Band community not familiar with you, tell us a little bit about yourself and the band.

Brownbag Johnson: This is Brownbag Johnson. I’m the slinger/vox/songwriter/creator of the dirtcore band, Graveyard BBQ. Back in 2005, we won the “Be a Guitar Hero” National Contest to have our song, “Cheat on the Church” featured on the game’s legendary playable songlist. We’ve been around since 2003 and we’re still goin strong! I just re-located from my hometown of Waltham, MA down to Austin,TX which is also the new home of Graveyard BBQ.

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Rock Band 3 Keys Peripheral Packaging

While nothing too exciting, some may find the packaging for the Rock Band 3 Keys peripheral interesting. Already perfectly holiday-colored for your end of the year wishlist, as well!

And if you haven’t pre-ordered already, what are you waiting for?! There’s only… 38 days left!

(via @Kolma)

Rock Band DLC Sale on the PS3!

Well, it’s only fair! You Xbox 360 fanboys had your Liveapalooza earlier this year. Now it’s time that your Rock Band brethren on the PS3 saw some discounted DLC. Over on the official Playstation blog, a posting from John Drake outlines the select DLC that will be discounted through October 4th.

The select songs (with original and discounted prices) are as follows:

  • Anberlin – Feel Good Drag (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival 01 Track Pack (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Flyleaf – Again (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Foo Fighters 03 Track Pack (now $3.49, original price $6.99)
  • Foreigner 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
  • Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking Album (now $7.99, original price $15.99)
  • Megadeth Rust in Peace (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
  • Night Ranger 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
  • Nine Inch Nails 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
  • Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill Album (now $7.99, original price $15.99)
  • R.E.M – Losing My Religion (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • REO Speedwagon/Styx Tour ’09 Track Pack (now $5.49, original price $10.99)
  • Rise Against 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
  • Rush Moving Pictures Album (now $5.49, original price $10.99)
  • Slipknot 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • The Offspring 01 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
  • The Runaways – Cherry Bomb (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • The White Stripes 02 Track Pack (now $2.99, original price $5.49)

Cue the Nintendo Wii outrage in 3… 2… 1…

[Sony Playstation Blog via @Veg1v0]

Xbox 360 RBN DLC for 9/17

  • Citizen Cope – I Couldn’t Explain Why (link not yet live)
  • My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed (link not yet live)
  • Otep – Smash the Control Machine (link not yet live)
  • Pythia – Army of the Damned (160 MSP)

Wii RBN DLC for 9/21

Unless otherwise noted, all songs are $1.99

  • All That Remains – “Days Without”
  • Amberian Dawn – “He Sleeps in a Grove”
  • The Apples in Stereo – “Energy” *
  • Attack Attack! – “Stick Stickly”
  • Bang Camaro – “Push Push (Lady Lightning)” *
  • Dear and the Headlights – “Talk About” *
  • Five Finger Death Punch – “Burn It Down”
  • Flight of the Conchords – “Business Time”
  • The Hold Steady – “Sequestered in Memphis”
  • Sense Fail – “Lady in a Blue Dress”

* Denotes $.99 track.

PS3 RBN DLC for 9/21

Unless otherwise noted, all tracks are $1.99.

  • Exodus – “Riot Act”
  • Maylene & The Sons of Disaster – “Step Up (I’m On It)”
  • The New Pornographers – “Crash Years”
  • The Summer Set – “Chelsea” *
  • Terrorhorse – “Packet Flier” *

*Denotes $.99 track.