Rock Band Community Nights: Gold Star My Heart Giveaway (PS3 Only)

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Welcome to the Novermber #RBnights! Are you ready for some love? Because we’ve got that! It’s time to giveaway the Gold Star My Heart Pack! The questions are courtesy of one f the coolest people ever, @MagicMurderBag7!

Here’s what you can win:

  • Heart – Alone
  • Mr. Big – To Be With You
  • Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  • Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

Alright, so, in order to win you must correctly answer one of the trivia questions below before anyone else. You must also indicate which question you’re answering. The codes are PS3 only. Also, if you’d rather we contact you via Twitter instead of e-mail if you win, leave your account name in your comment. Now that’s settled, let’s get to the free things!

  • Bret Michaels of Poison has done quite a few dating reality shows for VH1. Name all the winners from “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels”
  • How many Grammy nominations have Heart recieved?
  • What popular Disney movie did Rick Astley perform some back-up singing for during his retirement in the mid 90′s?
  • Mr. Big got their name from a song of the same name by what late 60′s to early 70′s English rock band?
  • What failed 80′s drama featured “Alone” in an episode 3 years before Heart made it famous?
  • Poison guitarist C. C. DeVille has also appeared on a VH1 reality show. Name the other cast members of The Surreal Life season 6.
  • Rick Astley appeared in the 2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade interrupting a song performed by those on a float promoting a Cartoon Network program with a lipsynched performance of “Never Gonna Give You Up”. What program was the float for?
  • Poison’s song “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” appeared in the 2012 film “Rock of Ages”, based on the musical of the same name. Who sang the song in the film?
  • In his solo career, Mr. Big guitarist, Paul Gilbert performed “To Be with You” live using the riff from what Van Halen song?
  • What MTV EMA award did Rick Astley win in 2008 with the song “Never Gonna Give You Up”, as a result of collective voting from thousands of people on the internet, due to the popular phenomenon of Rickrolling?

Even more tracks leaving the Rock Band store in December (UPDATE)

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It would seem that the next quarter has brought on the next announcement of tracks leaving the store. Rather than do another write up, let’s just get to the list of songs we’ll be losing. It should be noted that because of the upcoming holiday schedule, it’s likely these tracks will be pulled earlier that scheduled.

On December 30th 2013, the following songs will be leaving the music store:

  • Crooked X – Gone
  • Naked Brothers Band – Body I Occupy
  • Naked Brothers Band – I Don’t Want to Go to School
  • Scars on Broadway – They Say
  • System of a Down – B.Y.O.B.
  • System of a Down – Toxicity
  • Tokio Hotel – Ready, Set, Go!

UPDATE: Looks like we’ve gotten some more info about the upcoming pull.

  • We’ve gotten word from SCEA (aka Sony America) to expect a 12/17 pull date for the affected tracks. No word on a timeline from SCEE (aka Sony Europe) yet, but it’s likely they’ll have the same schedule. So be aware that tracks may / will likely be pulled earlier than the initial 12/30 date.
  • System of a Down’s “Toxicity” was available as DLC for Rock Band Unplugged on the PSP, but it will be pulled in this round of re licensing as well. In the future, RB DLC and RB U DLC share the same licenses so if a track is pulled from one it should be pulled from the other as well.

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A message for those who’s codes didn’t work

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Hello everyone. It seems like there was an issue with the Poison and 2112 codes. A number of people have informed me that their codes didn’t work. To the winners of the Poison giveaway that didn’t get their code, this is why. Unfortunately, because the whole batch seems to be iffy, we can’t really give out another code for the same pack. Fortunately, however, we’ve got plenty of great DLC we CAN give as a replacement. If you were a winner who didn’t get a working code from one of those giveaways, please tell us what you’d like as a replacement.

The packs you can choose from are as follows…

For Xbox 360, we’ve got:

  • 21st Century Breakdown
  • Aerosmith’s Greatest Dimension
  • American Idiot
  • Avenged Sevenfold 01
  • Billy Joel: The Hits
  • Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits
  • Coldplay Collection 01
  • David Bowie 02
  • Dookie
  • Hall & Oates 01
  • Nickelback Then and Now
  • Ozzy Osbourne 02
  • Pat Benatar 01
  • Queen Extravaganza 02
  • Slipknot 02

And for PS3, we’ve got:

  • Aerosmith’s Greatest Dimension
  • Dave Matthews Band 01
  • Experience Hendrix
  • Fuelled by Ramen 01
  • Green Day: All albums in one code
  • Hall & Oates 01
  • Linkin Park 02
  • Men at Work & Santana
  • Nickelback Then and Now
  • Queen Extravaganza 02
  • Rage Against the Machine 01
  • Rush 01

Rock Band Community Nights: 2112 Giveaway (PS3 ONLY)

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You know, we’re on a super big Rush kick right now, so guess what, we’re doing ANOTHER Rush giveaway! What a better way to finish the October #RBnights than with Rush’s legendary epic 2112!

Here’s what you can win:

  • Rush – 2112
  • Rush – 2112: Overture, The Temples of Syrinx
  • Rush – 2112: Discovery, Presentation
  • Rush – 2112: Oracle: The Dream, Soliloquy, Grand Finale

All songs include a Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrade

As always the rules are in order to win you must correctly answer one of the trivia questions below before anyone else. You must also indicate which question you’re answering. The codes are only for Playstation 3. One pack per person, please! Also, if you’d rather we contact you via Twitter instead of e-mail if you win, leave your account name in your comment. Now that’s settled, let’s give some things away!

  • What’s the full length of 2112?
  • What book is it often believed served as the inspiration for 2112?
  • 2112 is one of two Rush albums featured in 1001 Albums You Must Hear to Before You Die. What was the other?
  • 2112′s Overture and Grand Finale may be considered instrumentals, but what was the first COMPLETELY instrumental the band recorded?
  • At the time of writing, what’s the only Rush live album where you can hear 2112 in its entirety?
  • 21:12 is military time for 9:12 PM. What is the significance of 9-12 to Rush?
  • 2112 took up an entire side of an album. This was the second time they’d done it. What Rush song was the first to take up an entire album side, and what album was it featured on?
  • Who is credited with creating the iconic Starman graphic (the one seen in the header image of this post) that features prominently in this album?
  • What is the name of the city in which the main character of 2112 resides?

Rock Band Community Nights: Rush Giveaway (PS3 ONLY)

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Now it’s time to giveaway some tunes by Canadian legends Rush!

Here’s what you can win:

  • Rush – Caravan
  • Rush – Fly by Night *
  • Rush – The Spirit of Radio (Live) *

* indicates a Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrade available for $0.99 (Not included in the giveaway)

As always the rules are in order to win you must correctly answer one of the trivia questions below before anyone else. You must also indicate which question you’re answering. The codes are only for Playstation 3. One pack per person, please! Also, if you’d rather we contact you via Twitter instead of e-mail if you win, leave your account name in your comment. Now that’s settled, let’s give some things away!

  • When Retrospective I was re-released as disc one of Gold, what change occurred to the track listing?
  • What is the only Rush song in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll?
  • On March 28th 2010, five Rush songs were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. What were they?
  • Who was Rush’s drummer on their debut album?
  • Which song has been described by Geddy Lee as “the quintessential Rush song”?
  • Fill in the blank: In 1976, Creem magazine said “The first thing you notice about Rush is that they’re not as gross looking as _____”.
  • What did Alex Lifeson purportedly consume $19,000 worth of in one afternoon?
  • Which Rush song is divided into the following four chapters: I) At the Tobes of Hades; II) Across the Styx; III) Of the Battle; IV) Epilogue?
  • Geddy Lee lent guest vocals to a Canadian single in 1981. It peaked at #16 on the Billboard 100 singles chart in March 1982 and proved to be a bigger hit than anything Geddy had done with Rush. What was the song, and who performed it?
  • What prize did Rush pick up at the Juno Awards in 1975?

UPDATE: All the codes are gone now. See you later for the final giveaway of the month!

Rock Band Community Nights: Poison Giveaway

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Ready for some legendary hair metal? Then you’re in luck, because we’re giving away tracks by the ultimate glam band: Poison!

Here’s what you can win:

  • Poison – Nothin’ but a Good Time *
  • Poison – Talk Dirty to Me
  • Poison – Unskinny Bop

* indicates a Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrade available for $0.99 (Not included in the giveaway)

As always the rules are in order to win you must correctly answer one of the trivia questions below before anyone else. You must also indicate which question you’re answering. The codes are only for Xbox 360. One pack per person, please! Also, if you’d rather we contact you via Twitter instead of e-mail if you win, leave your account name in your comment. Now that’s settled, let’s give some things away!

  • What Poison song was named the worst guitar solo ever by Guitar World in 2004, and what album did it originally feature on?
  • What were the only Poison covers not to appear on Poison’d!?
  • When the Simpsons character Otto got married, what was the name of the Poison cover band that played at his wedding?
  • Who played guitar in Poison following C.C. Deville’s 1991 firing up until his rejoining of the band in 1999?
  • What tracks on Hollyweird were identical, save for the lyrics, which tell the story of life on the road from different perspectives?
  • What was the name that Madacy Entertainment re-released Look What the Cat Dragged In under in 2005?
  • Who was Poison’s original guitarist?
  • What was the name of Poison’s first video album?
  • After the original Poison guitarist left, they began auditioning candidates for their new guitarist. Who were the 3 they narrowed it down to?
  • In what film did Bret Michaels make his acting debut?