DLC for 3/15: The Cranberries

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Last week saw One Direction return to the series with split reactions. Will this week’s DLC be a bit more crowd pleasing to the hardcore crowd? I personally predict we’ll see some Cranberries for St. Patrick’s Day, but will they be joined by anyone else from the March lineup? Well, we’ll just have to see!

  • The Cranberries – Dreams
  • The Cranberries – Ode to My Family
  • The Cranberries – Zombie

All songs are available for $1.99. The Cranberries Pack 01 is available for $5.49.

Rock Band March Madness II, Round 2: Day 5

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The madness rolls on in to the next round! In addition to the 20 songs that made it through to round one, we have 44 brand new songs entering the tournament. The match-ups can only get tougher from here, so let’s start the second round of Rock Band March Madness!

First, let’s take a look at yesterday’s results.

RATT’s Round and Round def. The Allman Brothers Band’s Ramblin’ Man (192-160)
Jimmy Eat World’s The Middle def. Megadeth’s Peace Sells (206-156)
Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer def. Lacuna Coil’s Our Truth (240-115)
Metallica’s Battery def. Steely Dan’s Bodhisattva (227-122)
Panic at the Disco’s Nine in the Afternoon def. Squeeze’s Cool for Cats (219-132)
Bad Company’s Shooting Star def. The Donnas’ New Kid in School (244-100)
Blondie’s One Way or Another def. The Guess Who’s American Woman (200-157)

Now, let’s see what’s on tap today.

First up, we have a great metal song battling a (relatively) classic punk track when Breaking Wheel’s Shoulder to the Plow cases off against The Offspring’s Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)!

Next us, it’s a Grohl-eriffic battle as Tenacious D’s Master Exploder takes on Foo Fighter’s Everlong!

Then, we flip the script on an earlier battle with a legendary punk group taking on a beloved metal act as Social Distortion’s I Was Wrong does battle with System of a Down’s Chop Suey!

After that, we have two pillars of early 2000s rock as Silversun Pickups’ Lazy Eye battles Linkin Park’s One Step Closer!

Following that, it’s yet another great metal song against a classic punk track with Mastodon’s Colony of Birchmen taking on Joan Jett’s Bad Reputation!

The next match is a battle of two 90s classics with Alanis Morisette’s You Oughta Know going head to head with Beastie Boys’ So What’cha Want!

Finally, a favourite from the bonus setlist takes on a favourite from the main setlist when Libyans’ Welcome to the Neighbourhood meets Elvis Costello’s Pump It Up!







Just like last round, the polls close in 24 hours, where we’ll end the round with a recap of what’s happened so far!

Rock Band March Madness II, Round 2: Day 4

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The madness rolls on in to the next round! In addition to the 20 songs that made it through to round one, we have 44 brand new songs entering the tournament. The match-ups can only get tougher from here, so let’s start the second round of Rock Band March Madness!

First, let’s take a look at yesterday’s results.

No real upsets or surprises with the results, in my opinion. And the voting reflects that quite well, with most of the songs picking up handy victories.

Judas Priest’s Painkiller def. Lush’s De-Luxe (238-96)
Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger def. The Grateful Dead’s Alabama Getaway (230-111)
Billy Idol’s White Wedding (Part 1) def. The Main Drag’s A Jagged Gorgeous Winter (245-93)
Guns N’ Roses’ Shackler’s Revenge def. The Sterns’ Supreme Girl (170-154)
Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way def. Sonic Youth’s Teen Age Riot (248-98)
Go-Go’s We Got the Beat def. That Handsome Devil’s Rob the Prez-O-Dent (205-131)

Now, here’s today’s match-ups.

First up, we have two of the best guitar parts in the game with The Allman Brothers Band’s Ramblin’ Man facing off against RATT’s Round and Round!

Next, we have the two pillars of middle school music cliques facing off when Megadeth’s Peace Sells takes on Jimmy Eat World’s The Middle!

After that, it’s two of the songs I personally was the most excited to finally play again when the Rock Band 2 export went live for Rock Band 4. It’s Lacuna Coil’s Our Truth vs. Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer!

Then, two artists that have always managed to deliver great tracks facing off with Metallica’s Battery battling Steely Dan’s Bodhisattva!

Following that, we go to two great quirky pop-rock tracks with Squeeze’s Cool for Cats taking on Panic at the Disco’s Nine in the Afternoon!

Then, arguably two of the most under-represented artists in the Rock Band library battle as Bad Company’s Shooting Star does battle with The Donnas’ New Kid in School!

Finally, we have a pair of fantastic 70s rock tracks going head to head when The Guess Who’s American Woman meets Blondie’s One Way or Another!







As always, you’ve got 24 hours before the next set goes live, so vote and make sure your favourite stays in the tournament!

Rock Band March Madness II, Round 2: Day 3

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The madness rolls on in to the next round! In addition to the 20 songs that made it through to round one, we have 44 brand new songs entering the tournament. The match-ups can only get tougher from here, so let’s start the second round of Rock Band March Madness!

First, let’s take a look at yesterday’s results.

While there were certainly some close matches, the victories today were a lot more certain. That’s especially true if you’re legendary riot grrl act Bikini Kill, who received what might be the biggest defeat in the history of the Rock Band March Madness tournament.

Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf def. The Muffs’ Kids in America (255-93)
Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer def. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Give it Away (220-133)
The Who’s Pinball Wizard def. Bikini Kill’s Rebel Girl (309-42)
Pearl Jam’s Alive def. Disturbed’s Down with the Sickness (257-94)
AFI’s Girls Not Grey def. Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky (184-160)
The Smashing Pumpkins’ Today def. The Replacements’ Alex Chilton (205-143)

Now, here’s today’s match-ups.

Our first match is two fabulous British tunes from the 90s as Lush’s De-Luxe takes on Judas Priest’s Painkiller!

Then, we have to great 80s classic rock tracks battling when The Grateful Dead’s Alabama Getaway meets Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger!

Next up, two perennial Rock Band favourites clash as The Main Drag’s A Jagged Gorgeous Winter goes head to head with Billy Idol’s White Wedding (Part 1)!

Our next match sees two songs that saw their first mainstream exposure through Rock Band 2. It’s Guns N’ Roses’ Shackler’s Revenge vs. The Sterns’ Supreme Girl!

Then, we have one of the greatest indie rock bands taking on one of the greatest classic rock groups as Sonic Youth’s Teen Age Riot does battle with Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way!

Finally, we have two songs that couldn’t get more different if you try when That Handsome Devil’s Rob the Prez-O-Dent clashes with Go-Go’s We Got the Beat!






As always, you’ve got 24 hours before the next set goes live, so vote and make sure your favourite stays in the tournament!

Rock Band March Madness II, Round 2: Day 2

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The madness rolls on in to the next round! In addition to the 20 songs that made it through to round one, we have 44 brand new songs entering the tournament. The match-ups can only get tougher from here, so let’s start the second round of Rock Band March Madness!

First, let’s take a look at yesterday’s results.

This was one of the closest rounds we’ve had to date in the tournament. There was really only a couple matches that could be considered a blowout. While most of the songs won definitively, we weren’t able to call them super early.

Journey’s Any Way You Want It def. AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock (282-109)
Paramore’s That’s What You Get def. Anarchy Club’s Get Clean (298-85)
Alice in Chains’ Man in the Box def. Rise Against’s Give It All (215-163)
Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son def. The Presidents of the United States of America’s Lump (324-73)
Soundgarden’s Spoonman def. Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (216-168)
Rush’s The Trees (Vault Edition) def. Avenged Sevenfold’s Almost Easy (245-135)

Now, here’s today’s match-ups.

First off, we have an 80s new wave classic versus a cover of an 80s new wave classic as Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf takes on The Muffs’ Kids in America!

Next up, two songs that are uniquely available as both on-disc songs AND as DLC. Yes, it’s Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Give it Away vs. Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer!

Then we have two songs about some very special people when Bikini Kill’s Rebel Girl takes on The Who’s Pinball Wizard!

After that, we have a pair of alt-rock classics with some interesting bits about mothers as Disturbed’s Down with the Sickness faces Pearl Jam’s Alive!

The next matchup pits one of the newest songs against one of the oldest as AFI’s Girls Not Grey battles Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky!

Finally, two beloved alternative bands go head to head as The Smashing Pumpkins’ Today meets The Replacements’ Alex Chilton!






As always, you’ve got 24 hours before the next set goes live, so vote and make sure your favourite stays in the tournament!

Rock Band March Madness II, Round 2: Day 1

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The madness rolls on in to the next round! In addition to the 20 songs that made it through to round one, we have 44 brand new songs entering the tournament. The match-ups can only get tougher from here, so let’s start the second round of Rock Band March Madness!

Here are the match-ups you’ll be voting on today.

Our first match is a battle between two songs you can ONLY play in Rock Band 2. Yes, AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock takes on Journey’s Any Way You Want It!

Next up, it’s two great ultra-modern (for the time) rock tunes as Paramore’s That’s What You Get meets Anarchy Club’s Get Clean!

Then, we have a beloved punk band taking on a grunge classic when Rise Against’s Give It All battles Alice in Chains’ Man in the Box!

Afterwards, one of the shortest songs meets one of the longest when The Presidents of the United States of America’s Lump goes head to head with Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son!

Then, two instrumentalists dreams go head to head when Jethro Tull’s Aqualung faces off against Soundgarden’s Spoonman!

Finally, we have two mainstays of Rock Band battling as Rush’s The Trees (Vault Edition) meets Avenged Sevenfold’s Almost Easy!






As always, you’ve got 24 hours before the next set goes live, so vote and make sure your favourite stays in the tournament!