No More Strum Bar Problems For This Guy

I’ve modded my Rock Band 1 guitar because my overdrive was spotty (using the instructions here), but this seems like a whole other level!  He replaced the stock strum bar with an infrared light.  Every time the 5 mm thin beam is broken, it counts as a strum.  I think this would help on some of the fast strumming I always seem to have trouble with.  Anyone have some mods they attempted and had good luck with?

Rock Band Unplugged Full Track Listing


Joystiq was able to get their hands on the full track listing and first DLC release for Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP (coming out on June 9).  Here it comes…

3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite” *
AFI – “Miss Murder” *
Alice in Chains – “Would?” *
All-American Rejects – “Move Along”
Audioslave – “Gasoline” *
Billy Idol – “White Wedding Part 1”
Black Tide – “Show Me the Way” *
Blink 182 – “What’s My Age Again” *
Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer”
Boston – “More Than a Feeling”
Dead Kennedys – “Holiday in Cambodia”
Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
Freezepop – “Less Talk More Rokk” *
Jackson 5 – “ABC” *
Jethro Tull – “Aqualung”
Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”
Judas Priest – “Painkiller”
Kansas – “Carry on Wayward Son
Lacuna Coil – “Our Truth”
Lamb of God – “Laid to Rest”
Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy”
Lush – “De-Luxe”
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Where’d You Go?”
Modest Mouse – “Float On”
Motörhead – “Ace of Spades”
Nine Inch Nails – “The Perfect Drug”
Nirvana – “Drain You”
Pearl Jam – “Alive”
Queens of the Stone Age – “3’s and 7’s”
Rush – “The Trees”
Siouxsie & the Banshees – “The Killing Jar”
Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
Social Distortion – “I Was Wrong”
Soundgarden – “Spoonman”
System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
Tenacious D – “Rock Your Socks” *
The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
The Offspring – “Come Out and Play (Keep ’em Separated)”
The Police – “Message in a Bottle”
The Who – “Pinball Wizard”
Weezer – “Buddy Holly”

* Denotes a track that will be exclusive to Rock Band Unplugged for a limited time (RB/RB2 DLC real soon).

In addition to the on-disc tracks listed above, there will be 10 more songs released as DLC for Rock Band Unplugged on June 9…

30 Seconds to Mars – “The Kill”
Belly – “Feed the Tree”
Disturbed – “Inside the Fire”
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Gimme Three Steps”
Muse – “Hysteria”
Mute Math – “Typical”
No Doubt – “Just a Girl”
Oasis – “Wonderwall”
Paramore – “Crushcrushcrush”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”

RUMOR: Green Day coming to Rock Band?

Looks like some shady individuals were able to get their hands on a leaked version of the new Rock Band Unplugged for the Sony PSP, and took a very in depth look at the code. What did they find? Apparently there may be references to future DLC. This has happened before, were someone dived into some DLC code and found titles of future releases, so this rumor may have some weight. There were also two other non-Green Day songs noted. The tracks hinted at are listed below.

  • Green Day – Welcome to Paradise
  • Green Day – She’s a Rebel
  • Green Day – Nice Guys Finish Last
  • Green Day – Longview
  • Green Day – Minority
  • Green Day – Letterbomb
  • Green Day – American Idiot
  • Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • Green Day – Jaded
  • Green Day – Whatsername
  • Green Day – Walking Contradiction
  • Green Day – She
  • Green Day – St. Jimmy
  • Green Day – Holiday
  • Green Day – Hitchin’ a Ride
  • Green Day – Brain Stew
  • Angels and Airwaves – Whatsername
  • Blink 182 – The Rock Show

[via Destructoid]

DLC for week of 5/19

The Rock Band Community Zine was released a day early, along with an announcement of the DLC coming out next week. There will be an Alice Cooper 6 pack, as well as 3 songs from Taking Back Sunday.  See below for full listing and related links:

Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (Live) (Youtube) (iTunes)
Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen (Live) (Youtube) (iTunes)
Alice Cooper – Poison (Youtube) (iTunes)
Alice Cooper – School’s Out (Live) (Youtube) (iTunes)
Alice Cooper – Under My Wheels (Live) (Youtube) (iTunes)
Alice Cooper – Vengeance is Mine (Youtube) (iTunes)
Taking Back Sunday – Liar (It Takes One to Know One) (Youtube) (iTunes)
Taking Back Sunday – Makedamnsure (Youtube) (iTunes)
Taking Back Sunday – What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost? (Youtube) (iTunes)

FULL Rock Band Stats for Any Player/Band!

Legendary Status
Keldon Jones, a Software Engineer at HP pulled together this query (I have no idea how) that can pull FULL BAND STATS for any Rock Band player or band! You can change the query so it’s by system, instrument, and difficulty.  It’s pretty remarkable. Anyway, here’s the link!

UPDATE 1: Some people (myself included) have been having trouble getting full band names to properly pull up info.  I can confirm it does work with gamer tag/account name now.  Send me a tweet if your band name is working properly.

UPDATE 2: OK, this was an easy one to solve once I slowed down and looked again.  If you want full band scores, you have to change the instrument field to BAND, instead of GUITAR, BASS, etc.

Partial Beatles Rock Band Track Listing Revealed at E3

Beatles Rock Band
According to an article over at Eurogamer, it looks like a partial track listing for The Beatles: Rock Band will be unveiled at E3 (June 2-4). No songs have been confirmed yet, but the track listing from the Beatles – One album would be a great start!  Any fan favorites that you would love to see on there?