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Pantera Coming to Rock Band (UPDATE: NOPE)

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UPDATE: Just got notified from Alex Navarro over at Harmonix that sadly this is not true… my heart is broken. So what did I learn here… not to pick up rumors from wrestling forums.  Sorry!

Pantera made a brief appearance at the end of the original Guitar Hero, and again as DLC for the game Rock Revolution.  However, based upon a tip posted online here, it appears that Pantera may finally be making an appearance in Rock Band!  Supposedly, an advertisement was played immediately following the songs “Cemetery Gates,” and mentioned to look for this song and five others!  Based on the source (message board), I normally wouldn’t put too much weight behind this rumor, but as they have already been released as DLC for another rhythm game, typically that means that another game may also be seeing their content, so I wouldn’t doubt this one at all.  Look for them hopefully the week of August 4th.

[via Wrestlingfigs.com via @toymachinesh via @S1ckH4nds]

More Songs for Lego: Rock Band

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Couldn’t make it this year (fingers crossed for next year), but the San Diego Comic-Con finished up yesterday, and with it came news from the Lego: Rock Band stage. It appears that there are five newly announced songs to be featured in the game:

  • Bon Jovi – “You Give Love a Bad Name”
  • Sum 41 – “In Too Deep”
  • Counting Crows – “Accidentally in Love”
  • Blink 182 – “Aliens Exist”
  • The Hives – “Tick Tick Boom!”

This is in addition to the songs previously announced in Lego: Rock Band (see below):

  • Blur – “Song 2″
  • Carl Douglas – “Kung Fu Fighting”
  • Europe – “The Final Countdown”
  • Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”
  • Good Charlotte – “Boys and Girls”
  • Pink – “So What”
  • Foo Fighters – “Breakout”
  • Vampire Weekend – * “A-Punk”

[via Inquisitr.com]

DLC for Week of July 28th

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Here’s what on tap for next week for all consoles:

Xbox 360 and PS3:

  • Blink-182 “Down”
  • Blink-182 “Feeling This”
  • Blink-182 “The Rock Show”
  • Damone “Out Here All Night”
  • KISS “100,000 Years (Live)”
  • KISS “Deuce (Live)”
  • KISS “Parasite (Live)”
  • Weezer “My Name is Jonas”
  • Weezer “Pork and Beans”
  • Weezer “Undone – The Sweater Song”

Wii:

  • Kings of Leon “Crawl”
  • Kings of Leon “Molly’s Chambers”
  • Kings of Leon “Sex on Fire”
  • Rancid “Last One to Die”
  • Rancid “Ruby Soho”
  • Rancid “Time Bomb”
  • Rise Against “Prayer of the Refugee”
  • Rise Against “Re-Education (Through Labor)”
  • Rise Against “Savior”
  • Lush “Sweetness & Light”
  • Children of Bodom “Are You Dead Yet”
  • Finley “Tutto è Possibile
  • Mötley Crüe “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)”
  • Mötley Crüe “Dr. Feelgood”
  • Mötley Crüe “Kickstart My Heart”
  • Mötley Crüe “Rattlesnake Shake”
  • Mötley Crüe “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S)”
  • Mötley Crüe “She Goes Down”
  • Mötley Crüe “Slice Of Your Pie”
  • Mötley Crüe “Sticky Sweet”
  • Mötley Crüe “Time For Change”
  • Mötley Crüe “Without You”
  • Platero y Tú “Hay Poco Rock & Roll”
  • Squeeze “Tempted”
  • Tokio Hotel “Ready, Set, Go!”

PSP:

  • James Gang “Funk #49”
  • Alien Ant Farm “Smooth Criminal”

[Official Announcement]

HarmonixSean Stops By X-Play to Talk TB:RB

The man himself Sean Baptiste stopped by X-Play yesterday to talk about how the vocal harmonies work in the Beatles: Rock Band.  He also confirms that there will be a vocal practice mode in TB:RB.  Check it out!

The Real Beatles vs. The Beatles: Rock Band

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The fine folks over at Bitmob.com took some of the in-game media pics of the forthcoming Beatles: Rock Band game and compared them with real life pictures from the performances the game attempts to recreate. These pictures show the incredible attention to detail that Harmonix paid to recreating the Beatles in a virtual environment. I included a sample above, but go check out Bitmob.com for all the pictures!

First Record Label Pledges Support for RBN

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I knew it was going to happen, but I didn’t think it was going to happen this quickly! It looks like record company Sub Pop will be the first label to pledge its support for the Rock Band Network. Sub Pop is an indie label best known for helping to introduce the world to Nirvana and Soundgarden, but also includes such bands as Band of Horses, Helio Sequence (check out their song “Lately”), Hot Hot Heat, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Mudhoney, Postal Service, Reverend Horton Heat, and the Shins.

Rolling Stone notes that according to Sub Pop A&R executive Tony Kiewel, Sub Pop is “looking at converting its entire catalog, which includes early Nirvana, the Postal Service and the Shins, into Rock Band-ready tracks for sale in the new Rock Band Network store. ‘You’d be crazy not to make your stuff available and sell it if you can,’ he says. ‘My fears are we haven’t actually used the software yet and audio multi-tracking software in general is pretty complex. This’ll be a ‘release’ as far as I’m concerned. This’ll be another format alongside vinyl and CD.'”

[via Joystiq]