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  • Another British band getting the music game treatment?

    Pink Floyd’s drummer, Nick Mason, told the BBC the band would consider inclusion on a Rock Band or Guitar Hero-style game, although largely for business reasons. While we may someday see a reimagining of Pink Floyd’s work in a videogame, perhaps in the same manner as the recent The Be...

  • Talking Heads, The Jam & more for new Rock Band DLC

    Celebrated American rockers Talking Heads will be headlining next week’s Rock Band update for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners, reports Joystiq. The group, which enjoyed critical and commercial success through the years 1974-1991, will hit the music simulation title via a special Track Pac...

  • Foo Fighters headlines next week's Rock Band DLC

    Popular alternate-rock quartet Foo Fighters are among the many highlights scheduled to appear in next week’s batch of Rock Band downloadable content, reports website ShackNews. The band will be making an appearance in the form of the Foo Fighters Track Pack 2, which contains the following t...

  • Gorillaz coming to Rock Band next week

    MTV Games plans on unleashing a three-song track pack from quirky virtual band Gorillaz as part of next week’s Rock Band update. In addition, heavy metal group Iron Maiden will also be gracing Rock Band: Unplugged around the same time. Both updates will be available from August 13 as part o...

  • Rock Band sales top $1 billion in North America

    MTV Games has confirmed that sales of its Rock Band franchise have surpassed the $1 billion USD mark in North America – not bad considering the series launched only 15 months ago. Citing figures from the NPD Group, the company also revealed that a whopping 40 million tracks have been purcha...

  • Rock Band hits 10 million milestone

    It's hard to be bigger than Jesus yet not bigger than the Beatles, but Harmonix is sure trying with their revolutionary Rock Band franchise. Despite not quite meeting fourth quarter sales expectations, the music giant has confirmed that Rock Band has shipped 10 million units throughout the 2008 fisc...

  • No yearly installment of Rock Band planned in 2009

    One of the biggest fears, we, as gamers have, is that a company may try to milk a franchise for all it's worth by releasing titles on a yearly basis. This epidemic inevitably leads to poorer and poorer results until finally, the fans of the game give up and move on to greener pastures. Thankfull...

  • Rock Band New Year's update...almost

    One would think that a New Year's update would come before the end of the year or by January 1 at the latest, right? Wrong. Apparently, Microsoft's Xbox 360 will receive the Rock Band content on December 30, but PlayStation owners must wait until January 8. Four bands, which includes Snow Patrol, Je...

  • Pearl Jam's Ten album coming to Rock Band

    Anyone who checked out the Video Game Awards on Sunday night may have heard about Pearl Jam's debut album coming to Rock Band as downloadable content. We wanted to wait on that report until the list of songs was officially released via a press release. Ten was the first taste North American's re...

  • Rock Band is going country...seriously

    In a move that was expected after an announcement in late October, Harmonix is apparently preparing to make five country songs available for download. Country Music Television's blogger, Alison Bonagura, has reported that Harmonix will be adding five country songs to their downloadable store on Dece...

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