Two New Rock Band VR DLC Tracks Announced


One last bit of Rock Band news tucked into today’s press release was two new songs coming soon to Rock Band VR. They will be available to purchase for $2.99 each from the Oculus Store. A release date was not specified.

  • Green Day – “Basket Case”
  • The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”

Additional Rock Band 4 DLC for May Revealed



In addition to this week’s single, three more songs were revealed as coming to Rock Band 4 this month:

  • blink-182 – “Bored To Death”
  • The Isley Brothers – “Shout”
  • MGMT – “Kids”

The press release also includes the words ‘and more!’, so this is clearly not all that Harmonix has planned for the month of May. Stay tuned as we get more information.


Rock Band 4 DLC for 5/4: Montell Jordan


This week’s Rock Band 4 DLC features a popular 1995 single from Montell Jordan, which will be available Thursday, May 4 for the standard $1.99 price:

  • Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It”


DLC Playthrough for 4/20 + 4/27 (Skynyrd/Oasis + A7X/Pretty Reckless)


For one reason or another, last week’s playthrough article wasn’t posted, so we have a double dose featuring two new singles from Rock Band VR and two rewind songs from Rock Band 3! 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 and are included below for each track. All tracks are $1.99.

DLC for April 20, 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird (Previously available in Rock Band 3) (XB1/PS4)

Oasis – Champagne Supernova (XB1/PS4)

DLC for April 27, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot (Previously available in Rock Band 3) (XB1/PS4)

The Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows (XB1/PS4)

Rock Band 4 DLC for 4/27: Avenged Sevenfold & The Pretty Reckless


This week’s DLC sees another Rock Band Rewind track from Rock Band 3, and a new addition from The Pretty Reckless:

  • Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot (Originally Part of Rock Band 3)
  • The Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows


Upcoming changes to Rivals Mode detailed


Harmonix just posted a peek at some upcoming changes to Rock Band Rivals over at the official blog. It looks like we will be seeing some major structural changes to the way that Rivals Mode works. Here’s a quick breakdown of the changes that can be expected in the coming weeks:

  • Seasons – Rivals Mode will now operate on a system of ever-rotating seasonal play, with each season lasting 8 full weeks. This will encourage crews to move up the ranks from Bronze to Bloodstone in that period before the season ends and resets. The blog post hints that there will be some rewards for reaching higher tiers in a season, but they have yet to be detailed.
  • Demotions have been demoted – It will no longer be possible for crews to be demoted. Josh’s blog post states that this is to keep the focus of Rivals Mode on the feeling of being promoted instead of the fear of being demoted.
  • Season 0 – The existing system will count as ‘Season 0’- your progress on this current system will result in some rewards (that have not yet been announced) before Season 1 officially starts.

There are also incoming fixes for several exploits, including the calibration exploits that have been a nuisance for players at the Diamond and Bloodstone levels. Because this will cause some of the top scores on the leaderboards to be unreachable after the fix, Harmonix is looking for community input on leaderboard wipes and have posed three viable options on the blog. Check out the post and provide your feedback on any of the official channels if you like any of the ideas or think you have a better one.

All in all, these changes are exciting. Will this help keep your Rivals buzz going? Let us know in the comments below!