Some New Rock Band DLC For You to Rock To

By Yaris Gutierrez

December 30, 2009

Whenever I hear news of Rock Band DLC heading to our digital stores, my nipples harden and I begin to hyperventilate. ‘Why,’ you ask? Simply because there are songs out there that I would love to play and probably never would; so, these kinds of DLC news is some sort of hope that the songs will evidently be made available for download. However, today isn’t one of those days.

Although there is some excitement that a new batch of songs have been prepared as DLC for you Rock Band fans, I myself am just OK with it. There’s no Tool, Slipknot or Incubus on there (damn you!), but there is some really cool music by The Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, some previously announced Paul McCartney stuff, and Blink-182. Don’t believe me? Then here!

Blink-182 02 ($5.49/440 MS Points for the pack, $1.99/160 MS Points/200 Wii Points per song)

  • “Adam’s Song”
  • “First Date” +
  • “I Miss You”

Single songs ($1.99/160 MS Points/200 Wii Points per song)

  • The Psychedelic Furs – “Love My Way” +
  • The Psychedelic Furs – “Sister Europe”
  • The Ramones – “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” +

(“+” indicates the tracks are also downloadable and playable in Lego Rock Band)

If anyone is familiar with Blink-182’s “Adam’s Song,” please be aware that it is one of the most suicidal songs that I’ve ever heard. Why the hell Harmonix decided to implement a song that promotes an insane amount of sorrow and self-mutilation is beyond me; but I’m pretty sure emo Rock Band players will be happy to know that this song made its way onto the track list.

The last time I played Rock Band was during the event we had almost two months ago. I’m feeling a bit rusty and am thinking about picking up my plastic guitar and getting back on my “I’m the friggin’ man” grind; which means that I will have to start buying some Rock Band DLC again. One thing’s for sure, though – there ain’t no way in hell that I’m playing through “Adam’s Song.”

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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