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It has been known to happen before, that future DLC somehow accidentally gets momentarily put on one of the console’s online marketplaces, and if this picture is to be believed, it has happened again. Looks like RBA reader Bosco sent us this image while firing up Rock Band 3 on the Wii. Feel free to click on the picture above for a slightly larger version.
We have no way to corroborate the validity of this picture, so take it for what it’s worth, but if it’s legit, then the following singles will be available for Rock Band next week:
- Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ for You
- Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move
- Hum – Stars
What do you think?
UPDATE: Thanks to Bosco for letting us know that this was completely faked. Congrats, Bosco: you’re a dick.
[Thanks, Bosco, for sending us this!]
It seems like this question has been asked multiple times, and it seems like each and every time Harmonix shoots the idea down… at least at launch. This is an example of what @HMXHenry has said addressing it:
There won’t be any Pro guitar upgrades available at launch but we’ve discussed the possibility of releasing a few as DLC at a later date. You can keep posted to future DLC announcements for more info.
But now that the Rock Band Blitz songs are live over on RockBand.com, it appears that there may be evidence that several tracks may see Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrades.
As you can see from the image we captured above, it appears that there are some Rock Band Blitz tracks with the Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrade icon. You can verify this yourself over at RockBand.com, if you want (for a brief time, I’m sure).
We went through all the Rock Band Blitz songs, and noticed the following track with Pro-Guitar/Bass icons on RockBand.com:
- Iron Maiden – Wicker Man
- Kool & the Gang – Jungle Boogie
- Living Colour – Cult of Personality
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away
- Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
- Soundgarden – Spoonman
Take this with a grain of salt however, as we have seen Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrade icons on songs over at RockBand.com before, however many rumored tracks ultimately ended up having never received Pro upgrades. In fact, this may very well be an error, as the individual pages for these songs clearly list “No Part” for the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass sections.
[Special thanks to Felix for the heads up!]
So we normally don’t feature things like this for a few reasons. First, it’s not significantly reliable to rely on projects that may have at one time existed and now are no longer a real thing, and second, it doesn’t sit well with us, scanning through someone’s professional history in the hope of finding clues to unannounced titles. A special exception can sometimes be made when it’s about a rumored project to involve someone as big as Led Zeppelin, however…
This isn’t the first time that the Twitter account @supererogatory has gone through people’s resumes to find unannounced projects, and probably won’t be the last, but they reportedly found this interesting little tidbit on one Fiona DeSouza’s resume, a film editor at Passion Pictures, who if you remember prepared the cinematics for The Beatles: Rock Band title. Apparently Fiona worked on a cinematic for “Harmonix RockBand Led Zeppelin.”
Led Zeppelin, or more importantly Jimmy Page, has expressed in the past that they were not interested in licensing their music for Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Last year, Guitar Hero admitted to courting Led Zeppelin into their own game, as well.
There is no further information about whether this was a real project at one time, or more believably a proposed pitch for getting Led Zeppelin in to such a title, but Harmonix has made it clear several different times this year (livestreams, Q&As, etc.) that they are not working on any band-specific titles at this time.
Ah, the things that almost were.
UPDATE: Quick note from Harmonix on this latest rumor:
As we’ve noted before, we’re constantly in talks with all major artists and labels. That said, Harmonix has never been in development on a Led Zeppelin game, though we’d obviously be thrilled to have them in Rock Band.
Just sent to us over Twitter from @jamesshaw33 is the above pic that shows an entry on the Rock Band store for a “Snoop Dogg Test Pack.” While these types of leaks have happened before, and have typically been indicative of future DLC, we weren’t initially 100% convinced that this was the case here. If there is a pre-mature posting of future DLC, the name is typically set as to what will be appearing, so I’m not sure that we will see a DLC pack titled “Snoop Dogg Test Pack.” And if you remember, there was an issue with the original Snoop Dogg pack released in late 2010, that forced Harmonix to pull one of the tracks, as well as the pack, from the Rock Band store.
We did some quick digging, and noticed that over on RockBand.com, there is a song entry for a Snoop Dogg track that hasn’t (yet) been announced for Rock Band, Gangsta Luv (see screenshot below for when the link inevitably gets removed), from the album “Snoop Dogg Rock Band Mix.” Could we be seeing an announcement soon for another Snoop Dogg pack? I wouldn’t be surprised.
UPDATE: @HMXHenry dropped by the site recently and let us know that there is no Snoop Dogg in the DLC pipeline right now, and that the pack only appeared due to the testing of cross listing functionality with regards to the forthcoming Rock Band Blitz. He didn’t say why one new Snoop Dogg showed up in the Rock Band catalog, but we can probably guess where that song will end up. He further commented in the comments that Gangsta Luv isn’t planned for Rock Band Blitz either, and believes it may have been an early alternate for the original Snoop Dogg pack.
[Pic from @jamesshaw33]
Could this be the title of the new game being announced later today on X-Play? If a forum post over on NeoGAF has anything to say about it, than it definitely looks like it. User milkybar1983 posted a long list of the Xbox Live Arcade Titles being released in 2012, and many people have noticed a title for a game called “Rock Band Blitz.” No official word on this yet, but this would corroborate rumblings we heard about the next game being a downloadable title. The good thing is that we don’t have long to wait for official confirmation.
This is not the first picture that unfortunately comes to mind when hearing this song play in my head. While I dare not describe the original said image, music industry website The Royalty Network, who has spilled the beans before on rumors, has recently reported that 80s new wave act Dead or Alive and Rock Band will meat, spinning out the band’s hit “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” as DLC hopefully in the future.
From The Royalty Network:
Video game ‘Rockband’ requested use of…
“You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” (Lever/Percy/Burns/Coy) by Dead or Alive. We Sub-publish this song on behalf of Westbury Music (PRS).
While Rock Band is mentioned by name, it is entirely possible that Harmonix is the one actually licensing the song, possibly for use in Dance Central as DLC or a future title.
If you recall, Harmonix had licensed a “remake” of the song, “Right Round” by Flo Rida, which borrows liberally from the original, but has not yet been used in the game or as DLC at this point.