Green Day: Rock Band Difficulty Ratings

The setlist for Green Day: Rock Band was announced over a month ago, but we still didn’t know the difficulty levels of the songs. Now we do, and while this is not groundbreaking because I’m sure you could roughly gauge the difficulty based on listening to the song alone, this will shed a little light on what to expect. I don’t have the difficulty ratings for each instrument, so this will have to do for now.

The ones that appear to be difficult (i.e. ) are:

  • 21st Century Breakdown
  • Are We the Waiting/St. Jimmy
  • Brain Stew/Jaded
  • Burnout
  • Chump
  • Homecoming
  • Welcome to Paradise

Head over to the official Green Day: Rock Band site for the full list.


RBN DLC for 5/21

  • a t o m – Satellite (Live) (160 MSP)
  • Nothing More – Fat Kid (80 MSP)

PS3 RBN DLC for 5/25

  • Unearth – “We Are Not Anonymous”
  • Children of Nova – “The Complexity of Light”
  • There for Tomorrow – “A Little Faster”
  • The Stills – “Being Here”
  • KMFDM – “Juke Joint Jezebel”

[Official announcement]

Green Day: Rock Band Music Videos on VH1 Classic

…but not the “normal” music videos. Instead, the videos were Performance Mode gameplay videos from the Green Day: Rock Band.

The first is “Boulevard of Broken Dreams:”

Followed by “American Idiot:”

[Thanks @Sumboxcar182 and Lee for the vids!]

DLC for 5/25

While I was never a huge fan of the Grateful Dead, I did pick up a few of their tracks, especially after finding out from my fiancee that she is a big fan of “Scarlet Begonias.” She doesn’t seem like the “Grateful Dead type,” so it definitely took me off guard… anyway, here’s what we can look forward to next week!

  • “The Great Southern Trendkill”
  • “War Nerve”
  • “Drag the Waters”
  • “10’s”
  • “13 Steps to Nowhere”
  • “Suicide Note Pt. II”
  • “Living Through Me (Hell’s Wrath)
  • “Floods”
  • “The Underground in America”
  • “(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin”

Note: “Suicide Note Pt. I” is not included in this pack.

The entire pack is $15.99, or 1280 MSP.

[Official announcement]

Rock Band Network Officially a Success

…At least according to Rock Band Network Executive Producer Jeff Marshall. And I would think he probably knows what he’s talking about.

Billboard caught up with Jeff at the Liverpool Sound City music and business conference, who was able to get some very cool RBN details out of him.

Throughout play testing, peer review, and available for sale, there’s approximately 400 songs in the Rock Band Network, based on  a user base of about 700 people who have signed up for the ‘premium creators membership’ with Microsoft’s Creator’s Club.  Jeff mentioned that interest and subscription to the Rock Band Network has been “growing at a pace that we’re really happy with,” and that for every two people that access and interact with a free demo track, one purchase is made.

Billboard is also reporting that besides the PS3, content from the Rock Band Network Music Store will soon be made available on the Wii, as well as the Rock Band mobile application. I’m assuming he means the currently available iPhone app, but possibly something else entirely…

Jeff also stated that approximately 24 million people worldwide play Rock Band, with over 70 million downloads from the regular Rock Band store.

[via Billboard]