DLC Week of 1/20: Bring Me The Horizon and The Pretty Reckless

Rural Town Zombie Survival Game Whether you’re escaping the zombie infested big city or searching for the President’s daughter, your journey has brought you to a small town, probably in Eastern Europe. There’s lots of ominous crows, a ridiculous amount of fog and a large manor. Oh, and there’s al... Read more

DLC Week of 1/13: The Bouncing Souls and Light The Torch

The Big Game Day Game It’s the day of the big game! You pick your local sports team and play against your friend who is really mad because they wanted to also play as the local sports team. You’re hoping to score more goals, touchdowns, or baskets than them. Unless of course it’s golf. What are y... Read more

Introducing Rivals Season 25: Totally Real Game Soundtracks

Welcome to Season 25 It’s a new year and a new Rock Band Rivals season theme.  Season 25 will bring intrigue, drama and a fun take on the classic videogame soundtrack.  So, powerup, buckle in, and read on for the details. Before we dig in, we wanted to shout out a quick “thanks” to all the cre... Read more

Rock Band End of Year Blog 2021

Hey gang! As we start a new year, it feels right to take a moment reflect on the year prior and share some of my favorite moments from the 2021 with you all. 2021 was a big year in Rock Band 4; we released over 100 new songs (111 to be exact) that crossed a wildly broad stylistic range. I love wo... Read more

DLC Week of 1/6: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Taking Back Sunday

Break Week 3 Kicking off with the iconic drum intro, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus “Face Down” is one of the defining rock songs of the 2000s. “Face Down” features chuggy guitar chords with lots of great embellishes, a fun upbeat drum pattern and a chorus that will have the whole house singing along... Read more

DLC Week of 12/30: Elton John - Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo

Break Week 2 Combining influences from multiple Elton John hits, the vocal talents of Dua Lipa and disco-esque production from PNAU, “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” was responsible for giving Elton John a UK Top 10 single in now six decades. The track features a diverse array of synthesizer layers like... Read more

DLC Week of 12/23: The Bangles and Vance Joy

Break Week 1 Originally written and performed by Simon & Garfunkel, The Bangles recorded their own legendary cover of “Hazy Shade Of Winter” in 1987 for the Less Than Zero soundtrack. The track starts off with some synth layers and winter-evoking sleigh bells before kicking off into the ripping g... Read more

DLC Week of 12/16: Sammy Hagar and Scorpions

No it IS Rock Band! After seven straight weeks of poking fun at grumpy commenters and getting creative with rhyming puns, we thought it was time to go back to the classics. This week’s challenge is dedicated to the “rock” in Rock Band and the DLC release supports that dedication to a tee. The... Read more

DLC Week of 12/9: Ego Kill Talent and The Fratellis

It’s not Rock Band, it’s Jock Band. This week’s Rivals Challenge and DLC explore the songs that get you hyped to get active or cheer on your favorite sports team.   Established in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2014, Ego Kill Talent’s “The Call” is the second track off of their sophomore album The Danc... Read more

DLC Week of 12/2: Steely Dan and The Wind and The Wave

It’s not Rock Band, it’s Dock Band! This week’s Rivals Challenge is taking to the high seas, putting the boat out on the lake and enjoying the best chill rock the Rock Band catalog has to offer. From Steely Dan’s legendary 1977 album Aja, “Peg” was the first promotional single, and reached th... Read more