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Frame by Frame Analysis of TB:RB Cinematic


The folks at Gamervision sat down with I can only assume some Beatles experts to analyze the opening cinematic to The Beatles: Rock Band to see what additional information they could divulge. And boy did they. I felt like Sherlock Holmes when I was able to pull some song titles from the posters in the beginning, but these guys took it to the next level. Check out the video below, followed by the songs they find references to in the cinematic (which hopefully will be appearing in the game).

  • Come Together
  • For the Benefit of Mr. Kite
  • A Hard Days Night
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Maggie Mae
  • Rock and Roll Music
  • Revolution
  • The Word
  • Carry That Weight
  • Mr. Moonlight
  • Hey Bulldog
  • Twist and Shout
  • I Want You (Shes So Heavy)
  • Maxwells Silver Hammer
  • One and One is Two
  • Honey Pie
  • Michelle
  • Mean Mr. Mustard
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Hippy Hippy Shake
  • Penny Lane
  • Lovely Rita
  • Drive My Car
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Paperback Writer
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Cry for a Shadow
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Ill Follow the Sun
  • Sun King
  • She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
  • I Am the Walrus
  • Hello Goodbye
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Rock Band Supergroup: Approaching the Unreal

Approaching the Unreal

Check this out… Ryan from RockBandParts.com helped put together one of the most epic line ups ever for Rock Band, called Approaching the Unreal. If you watched a video of someone FC’ing songs you can’t even complete, then they are probably in this band. I don’t want to steal a whole lot of their thunder, so go check out their site at www.ATUBand.com.

Eleanor Rigby in TB:RB?

Eleanor Rigby?

According to some of the wording in this picture, it sure looks that way. Taken by John Dentinger from the latest Game Informer Official Xbox Magazine, August 2009 issue. I would keep it in the rumor category for now, but this one definitely makes sense.

UPDATE: Others were quick to point out, and if I can recall correctly, the song is mostly vocals and violins, so this would be a difficult song to chart for the game, albeit a popular one. There’s only a finite number of Beatles songs (unless you start pulling in solo and side projects… no Wings, please), so I would understand a song or two like this in there, especially if there is good vocal harmonizing.

New Songs on RB: Metal Track Pack?


According to some sleuthing on the Rock Band message boards, it looks like someone has been able to find some references to new songs not currently listed as DLC via the Xbox 360 achievements on the Rock Band Metal Pack disc. A French site appears to be listing all the achievements for the still unreleased game. Chalk it up as a rumor for now until it is confirmed, but I can’t wait to get my hands on this one! The (potential) new tracks are listed below, but check out the links above to see the rumored rest of the songs from the game, as well as the possible achievements:

  • Motorhead – Killed by Death
  • Hawkwind – Master of the Universe
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Transmaniacon MC
  • Nazareth – Hair of the Dog

[via @S1ckH4nds]

Pearl Jam DLC Exclusive for the Wii?


Not sure if it’s an early post, an incorrect post, or just something that’s supposed to come, but apparently a prematurely posted announcement on RockBand.com shows the Wii DLC for this week includes three Pearl Jam songs not previously announced as DLC for either the XBox or PS3!  It includes the song “Brother,” as well as two songs from the live album Drop in the Park: “Alive” and “State of Love and Trust.”  The press release also shows the rest of the 32 songs to be released as DLC this week for the Wii, which are included in total below:

UPDATE 1: Looks like the Pearl Jam songs were available as part of a promo for buying Best Buy’s deluxe version of Pearl Jam’s Ten when it was re-released in March. The songs are still not available to purchase as DLC for the Xbox or PS3, however based upon this, I imagine they will be released soon for the other systems.

UPDATE 2: Last update, I promise.  Sean over at Harmonix made an announcement a short time ago that the Pearl Jam DLC referenced above will now be made available to everyone this week, not just those who bought the Ten re-release and Wii players.  Huzzah!

UPDATE 3: Apparently I’m a liar. In Harmonix’s official release, not the leaked one referenced above, they are not releasing as many songs as rumored. I’ve noted the ones below no longer coming out this week for the Wii. The leaked release is still there, but it was updated to reflect the official release.

  • The Cab “One of THOSE Nights”
  • Dashboard Confessional “Hands Down”
  • Dead Kennedys “California Uber Alles”
  • Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia”
  • Dead Kennedys “Police Truck”
  • Deep Purple “Space Truckin'”
  • Free “All Right Now”
  • George Thorogood “Bad to the Bone”
  • Harvey Danger “Cream & Bastards Rise”
  • In This Moment “Forever”
  • Lacuna Coil “Closer”
  • Lacuna Coil “Swamped”
  • Mission of Burma “Mica”
  • Mission of Burma “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate”
  • Mission of Burma “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver”
  • Nine Inch Nails “Burn”
  • Nine Inch Nails “Capital G”
  • Nine Inch Nails “Last”
  • The Offspring “Gone Away”
  • The Offspring “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”
  • Panic at the Disco “She’s a Handsome Woman”
  • Pearl Jam “Brother”
  • Pearl Jam “Alive (Live: Drop in the Park)”
  • Pearl Jam “State of Love and Trust (Live: Drop in the Park)”
  • Scars on Broadway “They Say”
  • Snow Patrol “Take Back the City”
  • Staind “This Is It”
  • Testament “Electric Crown”
  • Yomp “thenewno2”
  • Weezer”Dreamin'”
  • Weezer “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”
  • Weezer “Troublemaker”

[via @brianclare and @wrathy]

Friday Giveaway!

OK, we’re going to try this out, and hopefully it works well.

Here’s what I was thinking. Some weeks prizes may be bigger than others; some weeks may not have prizes at all.  I’ll ask a question, and I’ll open up the comments so people can put their answers. Each answer is an entry into the giveaway. Only one answer/entry per person, please! I’ll try and put up the giveaway shortly after noon (Central time) on Friday, and you’ll have most of the weekend to answer. I’ll choose a winner after 8:00 PM (again Central time) on Sunday night.  Make sure to include your email address (I guarantee I’m not a spammer or whatever), because the winner will be contacted via email Sunday night or Monday.  For some questions, it will just be a random winner (for example, favorite DLC?), but other questions will have winners based on the best answer.

Oh, and since I’ll be shipping said prizes at my own expense, I’m only going to ship to the lower 48 states (sorry Hawaii and Alaska). If it’s something I can send via email (codes for downloads or points), then I’ll open it up to everyone (worldwide, provided you’ll be able to use whatever the prize is).

Last thing… please no complaining! I’m doing this for the community because it’s fun for me, and if that’s ruined, then boo on you.  If I’m missing anything, I’ll post an update here in bold.  Again, as this is coming out of my own pocket, I reserve the right to change the “rules” at anytime.  So… on to the show…

Here’s what I got for this week. I’m giving away this lovely pair of Rock Band Sleep Pants, male size large.

Sleep Pants

To be eligible for the prize (read the “fine print” above), I’ll start with an easy question.

What DLC track currently available do you think is the most underrated?  Not your favorite, but the one track that you think most people pass over quickly and shouldn’t be.  (So I shouldn’t be seeing anyone posting Don’t Stop Believing!)

OK, good luck! Comments are open!

UPDATE: Congratulations go out to evil_bat_witch on Twitter! Thanks everyone for entering! I will definitely be having more contests in the future!