This Week in Rock Band DLC: RUSH! Also Black Veil Brides and Volbeat

By Scott Lipowitz

December 10, 2011

After last week’s selections from Queen, Rock Band has managed to follow up with one of the few bands that can compare to the rock gods; Rush.  Rush’s 3 song track pack is joined by single songs from hard-rock-bands-I’ve-never-heard of Black Veil Brides and Volbeat, further proving that Rock Band is not just a great way to return to some great classics, but also a way to discover new music, as the Black Veil Brides are this month’s artist of the month, with three other tracks on the Rock Band Network.

Coming this week to the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360:

  • Rush – “Fly by Night”*
  • Rush – “Caravan”
  • Rush – “The Spirit of Radio (Live)” * 
  • Black Veil Brides – “Rebel Love Song”
  • Volbeat – “A Warrior’s Call”
As always, each Rush song will cost $1.99 in real currency, or 160 Microsoft Spacebucks if bought individually.  The Rush tracks will be sold as a pack, the “Rush Pack 01,” for $5.49, or 440 Microsoft points.  The tracks marked with an * will be upgradable to Pro-Guitar/Pro-Bass for an additional $0.99 (or 80 Microsoft points).  The Black Veil Brides and Volbeat songs will be available at a cheaper price, at $0.99 per song, or 80 Microsoft points.
As someone who proudly owns the Rock Band version of Rush’s Moving Pictures album, it is a safe bet that I will also be picking up the Rush track pack.  Spirit of Radio has always been a favorite, and Rush is amazing live, so that should prove fun if nothing else.  That said, I’m undecided on the new tracks, but the fact that they’re being offered cheaper is a good way to get me to consider it Harmonix.
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Scott Lipowitz

Scott just graduated from Law School. But he didn't let that stop him from gaming, a hobby that he has stuck with ever since he received his NES at age 5. His favorites are Metal Gear Solid, OutRun, Half-Life, Deus Ex, Ratchet and Clank and most recently, the Mass Effect series.

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