Rock Band 4 DLC News: August Tracks, Free Rivals Songs, & Spotlight Pass

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Today, Harmonix issued a press release featuring a number of announcements for upcoming DLC plans.

The biggest announcement comes in the form of the Season 2 Spotlight Pass, which will be available for $13.49 starting on August 24 on Xbox One, and Playstation 4. The Spotlight Pass will cover the eight weeks of content released during Rivals Season 2 between August 24, and October 17.

Each week, Spotlight Pass purchasers will get whichever new release is featured as that week’s Rivals Spotlight song, with eight songs in total.

In addition, more of August’s DLC songs were announced. They include:

  • Catfish And The Bottlemen – “Postpone”
  • Garbage – “Stupid Girl”
  • Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • Ted Nugent – “Stranglehold”

And, finally, more free songs are coming to Rock Band Rivals owners, including:

  • Arctic Horrors – “Black Seas”
  • The Black Cheers – “(You’re) Breakin’ Up”
  • Parks – “Sweater Weather”
  • Spirit Kid – “To My Romeo”

Rock Band 4 DLC for 8/3: Blondfire & The Shelters

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August’s Rock Band 4 DLC starts off this week with singles from two indie bands, coming this Thursday, August 3, to Xbox One, and PS4 for $1.99 each:

  • Blondfire – True Confessions
  • The Shelters – Rebel Heart

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Rock Band Blitz is leaving the Xbox and PlayStation stores

Blitz-logoThis is probably one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to write for RockBandAide but, after 5 years of availability, Rock Band Blitz is to be pulled from game store fronts on the 28th of August. The spiritual successor of amplitude at the time, the game switched to a standard controller setup not too dissimilar from Amplitude but was far simpler to grasp. It read all your DLC, including Rock Band Network tracks . It was also the first attempt of a social multiplayer environment rather than synchronous online, which can also be found more recently in Rock Band 4’s Rivals game mode. Read the rest of this entry »

DLC Playthrough 7/27 (Rage Against the Machine & The Temper Trap)

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This week sees an indie rock gem from The Temper Trap and a Rock Band 2 classic courtesy of Rage Against the Machine! 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.

Rage Against the Machine – Testify (Previously available in Rock Band 2)(XB1/PS4)

The Temper Trap – Alive (XB1/PS4)

Rock Band 4 DLC for 7/27: Rage Against the Machine & Temper Trap

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Our final week of DLC for the month of July sees a Rock Band Rewind release, and a new single, both of which will be available this Thursday, July 27, for $1.99 each:

  • Rage Against the Machine – Testify (Originally Part of Rock Band 2)
  • The Temper Trap – Alive

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DLC Playthrough for the Week of 7/18 (Legitimate Front, Black Keys, Wilson Phillips)

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This week sees the release of a 90s pop rock classic, arguably THE rock song of 2011, and a funky song that benefits Defy Ventures! 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, except “She” by Legitimate Front, which is available for $0.99.

The Black Keys – Gold on the Ceiling (XB1/PS4)

Legitimate Front – She (XB1/PS4)

Wilson Phillips – Hold On (XB1/PS4)