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Though the cornucopia of Pro Guitar tutorials available on last year's Rock Band 3 possessed multitudes of promise, the absence of a solidly-built, authentic guitar controller squandered away my hopes of learning to more proficiently rock in the real world by taking lessons in a fake one. I've sustained myself over the past four months on the possibility that the...

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Viacom loses appeal against paying Harmonix hundreds of millions

The long and winding road of Viacom owing former Harmonix owners hundreds of million of dollars may finally be at an end. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Delaware Supreme Court agreed with prior arbitration and rulings that Viacom owes $299 million with interest to the owners of the company...

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Harmonix sites attacked, go down for the weekend

Harmonix notified registered users of RockBand.com and DanceCentral.com that its servers will be down for the weekend due to an apparent attack from an outside source. The developer disabled passwords for all Harmonix site accounts as a precautionary measure, and will require users to reset their...

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Rock Band Weekly and the day the music died

A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that Rock Band Weekly used to make us smile. After 281 consecutive weeks, beginning in November of 2007, the impressively regular Rock Band updates conclude this week with Don McLean's "American Pie." In the final tally, the Rock Band music catalog...

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Bye Bye, Miss Rock Band: Last ever weekly DLC song is 'American Pie'

The very last weekly downloadable Rock Band song is to be, very fittingly, Don McLean's "American Pie." As Polygon reports, Harmonix revealed the news at its PAX East party last night. The song will be included in the final Rock Band update on April 2. Not only is American Pie one of those...

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Rock Band Weekly: Kool & the Gang, Shinedown, Tears for Fears

The Rock Band Blitz transfer campaign concludes next week on the Rock Band music store, shortly before all DLC updates finish April 2. One final reminder that Rock Band Blitz is $15 and all 25 tracks are compatible with Rock Band....

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Rock Band Weekly: Oingo Boingo, Toto

Although we all know Danny Elfman now as a prolific movie soundtrack composer – and as the singing voice of Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas – once upon a time he headed a band called Oingo Boingo, which gave us the memorable "Weird Science."...

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Rock Band Weekly: All-American Rejects, Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Rock Band Blitz transfer shakeout continues as the Rock Band music store makes its way to the final update on April 2. Rock Band Blitz is $15 and all 25 tracks are compatible with Rock Band....

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Rock Band Weekly: The Flys, Queensryche, Staind

After years of writing Rock Band Weekly, we're coming close to its conclusion, with the DLC announcements for April 2 the end of the line. 275 consecutive weeks (over five years) is an impressive run and Harmonix deserves much respect for pulling it off....

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Rock Band weekly DLC lowers the curtain April 2

The final weekly DLC release for Rock Band will be issued on April 2, Harmonix announced today. Due to other ongoing projects at the studio, production on Rock Band DLC has slowed in recent months. Up until April 2, Harmonix will release weekly DLC per usual. Harmonix has been issuing Rock Band DLC...

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Rock Band Weekly: Barenaked Ladies, Collective Soul, Fall Out Boy

The Rock Band Blitz tracks keep flowing over to the Rock Band music store, with next week's individual tracks featuring Barenaked Ladies, Collective Soul and Fall Out Boy. Refresher: All 25 tracks from the $15 Rock Band Blitz are compatible with Rock Band....

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