rock band

  • Gamestop now offering free DLC tracks for pre-ordering The Beatles: Rock Band

    If you plan on pre-ordering The Beatles: Rock Band then allow me to I suggest you do so with Gamestop. No, I was not paid to say this, but I think it’s a pretty good considering they will throw in three free DLC tracks and a code for an in-game photo album. Supplies are limited so I’d act now. The Beatles: RB hits stores on September 9th. The Beatles: Rock Band [Gamestop] Read More

  • Will we see Rock Band: Green Day later this year?

    Green Day is coming to Rock Band. Finally. I mean, it makes sense right? The band has a ton of fans and they fit under the umbrella of “rock” so it’s a pretty natural move. Read More

  • Guitar Hero 5 slated for September launch

    Activision has declared war against the most popular band of all freakin’ time. The fifth installment in the Guitar Hero franchise (aside from the band specific titles) goes on sale September 1st, which is eight days before The Beatles: Rock Band hits store shelves. Oh boy! If I were a betting man, I’d say the The Beatles are going to sweep this round. Read More

  • Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP track list announced

    Can’t get enough of Rock Band? Want it on your PSP? Still confused as to how it’s going to work? Us too! While you’re thinking about how to actually play RB on your PSP take a look at the setlist and first batch of DLC that launch on June 9. The initial batch of songs includes hits from the 60s to 2000s totaling 41 tracks altogether. A 10 track DLC just about spans the… Read More

  • Logitech's $200 wireless Guitar Hero controller gets delicately groped

    Newsflash: people love Guitar Hero and Rock Band. You can tell because Logitech makes a $200 guitar controller that’s currently backordered 2 to 4 weeks. Read More

  • Classic stand alone guitar controllers announced for The Beatles: Rock Band

    Last month saw the official announcement of The Beatles: Rock Band and with it came pricing for the kit along with details on two of the four iconic instruments played by the Fab Four – Höfner Bass and a Ludwig drum kit. And today, the circle is complete with the announcement of the Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet guitar controllers. I always wanted a Rickenbacker growing up because… Read More

  • Leather 'Rock Box' ottoman stores your Rock Band gear

    Oh my, take a look at this feat of ingenuity. Anyone who plays Rock Band or Guitar Hero World Tour and lives in a smallish apartment will appreciate how difficult it is to store the controllers without making them permanent fixtures in one of the rooms you use on a daily basis. Read More

  • LEGO Rock Band officially announced, coming just in time for the holidays

    Does anyone else think that the Rock Band franchise has gone too far? I understand that Harmonix is going up against Red Octane, but Lego? Beatles, sure. Metallica, oh yeah. But Lego? I guess. Oh, I see how Harmonix, MTV, Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games are angling this version of RB by letting you “Build a Band and Rock the Universe.” Because you couldn’t do that with… Read More

  • Video: The Beatles: Rock Band spotted at McCartney Coachella performance

    You might me able to spot The Beatles: Rock Band in this clip if you have access to the Hubble. On Friday, Mr. Paul McCartney took stage at Coachella, and belted out a tune or two. In the background, quite possibly the game that will be all over the place come September Read More

  • Full Beatles Rock Band kit to feature Paul's bass, gets European pricing

    If you’re planning on picking up The Beatles: Rock Band full band kit when it hits the shelves on September 9th, clear some space in your rumpus room, boyo. The $249 kit will include the following: Read More

  • Rock Band double bass pedal up for pre-order

    Not content to let Guitar Hero: Metallica hog all the double-bass glory, you’ll soon be able to add a second kick pedal to your Rock Band setup. The recently-announced “Universal Rock Band Replacement Kick Pedal” from accessory maker PDP is available for pre-order on Amazon for shipment June 1st. Read More

  • Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP out on June 9

    Harmonix just announced that RBU for the PSP is launching on June 9 in both North America and Europe. I’m not entirely sure what they mean by my hands being the peripherals, but my tendinitis is already acting up. Like the console versions, Rock Band Unplugged will have World Tour, Band Survival and Warm Up modes along with character creator. It’s also going to feature over 40… Read More

  • LEGO Rock Band this year?

    I have no idea why the world needs a LEGO version of Rock Band and what we could all expect in terms of a track list for the game, but apparently LEGO Rock Band is coming this year. Read More

  • Lips wireless mic now compatible with Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero: Metallica

    Here’s one way to increase sales of a dumb game. Oh, I’m sure Lips is a fine game for wannabe singers, but it’s not for me. Today, Microsoft announced that the wireless mics that come with Lips will be compatible with Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: Metallica. Support for RB2 won’t happen until the Summer, but the Lips mic works with GHM now. Microsoft promises… Read More

  • Guitar Hero cufflinks leave no doubt that you're really into not playing real instruments

    If you refuse to take up real instruments but insist on showing your love for Guitar Hero or Rock Band AND you have to wear a nice suit or a tuxedo more than two or three times each year, might I suggest these $50 Guitar Video Game Cufflinks? Read More

  • Turn your Guitar Hero skills into real guitar skills

    Suddenly we will all turn into real rockstars when we get our hands on the Headliner Real Digital Guitar. Coming soon, it can be used as a standard electric guitar and as a controller for both Guitar Hero and Rock Band. At a projected price of $250, I can’t imagine real guitarists would be anticipating this thing’s arrival. Maybe Guitar Hero/Rock Band fanatics with money and time… Read More

  • Wii finally able to download content and rock out

    The moment that Wii owners have been waiting for has finally happened. Yep, Harmonix announced yesterday that the Rock Band store for the Wii is finally open, and owners of the game can start downloading tracks and getting their rock on with some new music. Read More

  • Hands and feet on the $299 Ion premium Rock Band drum set

    Greg and I got a chance to flail about on ION’s premium Rock Band drum set in the final hours of CES. Greg played Bad Reputation as though he’d been secretly having an affair with Joan Jett for years and I paid homage to my home city of Boston by tearing through Where’d You Go? by the Bosstones. Read More

  • Whoagasm: Rock Band, but in a truck!

    Long day at work? Rock Band in a truck. Pre-wedding jitters? Rock Band in a truck. Hanging out in a big open field before a Phish concert? Rock Band in a truck + grilled cheese sandwiches. Want to get people to your CES booth? Rock Band in a truck. Read More

  • CrunchFail: Doug and Greg crash and burn at Rock Band challenge

    CES was alive that day, my friends. The show-goers were itching for something new, something more, something raw. Enough gadgets, enough booths, enough walking. What we all needed was some good, old-fashioned rock and/or roll. Read More