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Here is this week’s Pro-Guitar/Bass charts for the Kenny Loggins and Green Day DLC from the always awesome thenewnoelisoncruz. Definitely check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel!
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Green Day – American Idiot
Green Day – When I Come Around
(Will be added when it’s uploaded)
For this week’s DLC pick, I’ve cheated a little bit. Ok, I’ll cut to the chase, I’m featuring a song from Green Day Rock Band. You might of heard that Harmonix has released all the songs from the game into the Rock Band Store, so now it’s available for all, I’d thought I’d feature my favourite Green Day song, Holiday.
Green day formed in 1987 as a punk rock band, which in over two decades, they have sold over 65 million records worldwide, 11 studio albums and has won numerous awards, including 5 Grammy awards. There’s no doubt the band is popular, which is why they were picked to host their own game back in 2010. Now, more than two years later, the whole setlist has been released as DLC, with full albums Dookie, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, plus a few more singles. Check the full setlist out here.
My choosen track, Holiday, comes from their 7th studio album, American Idiot. The album peaked at No 1 in various countries, including the UK and the US. The single also peaked at No 1 in the US, and has gained a lot of popularity of one of the band’s most popular singles.
Holiday is a good track to play too (I’ve been playing it in the last few days) 2-Tier Guitar starts off with good use of two-note chords, which more-a-less repeats for most of the song, which changes to less sustains during the chorus’s. Your treated to a solo which isn’t difficult, but works well musicly. 1-Tier Bass features a lot of alternating between sustains, and notes grouped in two, so remember that when your strumming. 4-Tier Pro Drums is quite fun to play, with lots of mini-fills, lots of alternating between yellow cymbal and foot pedal, and a few drum rolls too. 3-Tier Vocals can get tricky in places, especially if your singing on harmonies. Apart from a talkie section in the latter half of the song, it features your standard Billie Joe Armstrong lyrics.
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Rock Band recently passed a number of milestones recently. The end of October saw the two year anniversary of the release of Rock Band 3, and we also just saw the 4,000th song made available for purchase and download on the Rock Band platform. And coming up in just a few weeks is the fifth anniversary of Rock Band. Pretty soon, Rock Band’s going to be going away to college. *sniff* They grow up so fast!
Anyway, here’s what’s coming next week…
- Kenny Loggins – I’m Alright
- Kenny Loggins – Footloose *
Green Day Pack 04
- Green Day – Geek Stink Breath
- Green Day – Nice Guys Finish Last
- Green Day – Hitchin’ a Ride
Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown (Note: Songs available as singles only on Wii)
- Song of the Century
- 21st Century Breakdown
- Know Your Enemy
- ¡Viva la Gloria!
- Before the Lobotomy
- Christian’s Inferno
- Last Night on Earth
- East Jesus Nowhere
- Last of the American Girls
- Murder City
- ¿Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl)
- Restless Heart Syndrome
- Horseshoes and Handgrenades
- The Static Age
- 21 Guns
- American Eulogy
- See the Light
Green Day – American Idiot
- American Idiot *
- Jesus of Suburbia
- Boulevard of Broken Dreams
- Are We the Waiting/St. Jimmy
- Give Me Novacaine/She’s a Rebel
- Extraordinary Girl
- Wake Me Up When September Ends
Green Day – Dookie
- Having a Blast
- Welcome to Paradise
- Pulling Teeth
- Sassafras Roots
- When I Come Around *
- Coming Clean
- Emenius Sleepus
- In the End
* Denotes Pro-Guitar/Bass chart availability for $.99.
Here’s this weeks review and playthrough for the Green Day DLC. Included below are playthrough videos of the DLC from the always awesome thenewnoelisoncruz. Definitely check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel!
All tracks are 160 MSP ($1.99). Pro Guitar/Bass charts are noted below where applicable, and can be purchased for an additional 80 MSP ($0.99).
Review is after the jump.
In case you missed it earlier this week, there was a new Rock Band Blitz goal where upon completion you can get a code for a free song! And as an aside, we haven’t been reporting on the new goals as they are added to Rock Band Blitz. Is this something that you would like us to add, similar to how we report on DLC? Anyway, here is what we can expect for next week…
- Green Day – Oh Love
Songs previously only available as part of Green Day Rock Band:
- Green Day – Brain Stew/Jaded
- Green Day – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
- Green Day – Warning
- Green Day – Minority
These five songs will make up “Green Day Pack 03.”
As you well know being a Rock Band fan, Green Day became the second band (after The Beatles) to have a dedicated game. Unlike the Beatles however, the game’s focus was primarily at those who were already fans of the band. So I thought I would look into a song released as DLC that would appeal to both fans and non-fans of the band! This week’s Thursday Throwback pick is 21 Guns.
And while I’m personally not a huge fan of the band, one of their songs in particular I do enjoy, 21 Guns, released as DLC for Rock Band as a part of a pack in July 2009, along with East Jesus Nowhere and Know Your Enemy. And here’s a bit of trivia for you: Along with the Pearl Jam pack, it was one of the first songs with harmonies charted in the game.
Green Day formed in 1987 as punk rock band, which in over two decades, have sold 65 million records worldwide, 8 studio albums (with a 9th on the way) and has won numerous awards, including 5 Grammy awards. With over 18 million likes on Facebook, there’s no doubt the band has a broad appeal. 21 Guns is off Green Day’s 8th album, 21st Century Breakdown, and is the bands highest charting single since 2005. You might recognize the track from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which is where I originally had heard the track.
So what about the song on Rock Band? I want to preface that the song isn’t as heavy as the majority of Green Day’s songs, but it is a good song to play. The 0-tiered chord-filled guitar won’t challenge many of you, but it does include a nice little solo thrown in for good measure. For those who not yet be comfortable on Expert, this would be a good song to help you learn. Bass is tiered just above guitars, and has quite an unusual chart, filled with sustain notes. Again, a good starter Expert bass song. The 1-tiered drums is probably the best instrument in the song, with frequent changes and lots of fun fills, which will mean that the song will be good on Pro Drums. I think it’s a bit harder than the 1-tier rating, but with difficulty rankings, everyone finds songs either easy or harder than others. Finally, the 0-tiered vocals is a comfortable song to sing, both on regular vocals and harmonies.
So there you have it. If you fancy a nice simple yet fun song to start your journey through Rock Band, or just want a easy song for people to introduce to Rock Band, here’s your song!
Your full band playthrough:
Pro Drums chart playthrough, for those interested.
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