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Rock Band 10th Anniversary Blogs - Nate Stoddard

Rock Band occupies an odd place in the software/hardware and consumer electronics/gaming industries. On one hand, we’re making toys. On the other, we’re making sophisticated instrument controllers that needed to be precise when used with the game. Making the game obviously requires many different disciplines to get right. Not just the game itself, but everything about the experience had so many people working and contributing to it. Getting the opportunity to build controllers for Rock Band gave me a new appreciation for how much goes into everything that we use, see, or consume in our everyday lives. Read more

Rock Band 10th Anniversary Blogs - James Fleming

Affectionately Titled: Rock Band Calibration, a Love/Hate Story. Read more

Rock Band 10th Anniversary Blogs - Ryan Lesser

Hello. Ryan here. I helped create the first Rock Band, and over 10 years later I shipped Rock Band Rivals as its Creative Lead. Wait… what?! Rock Band is 10 years old? HOLY CRAP! WHERE HAS THE TIME GOOONNNE?! Read more

11 Free Tracks from Local Bands headed to Rock Band Rivals

Coming with an update in March, Rock Band Rivals is getting 11 FREE new tracks! Harmonix has teamed up with The Record Co. – a non-profit music incubator with a mission to build a sustainable, nationally-recognized music scene in Boston – to bring new songs from some up-and-coming Boston bands to all Rivals owners! This new collection brings the total library of songs available to Rock Band Rivals owners to 89, including 65 songs on the disc and 24 as part of the Rivals upgrade. You’ll have plenty to choose from when playing with your friends online, and even more to work with during each Weekly Challenge. Read more

Rock Band Rivals: Xbox Collections Sale, February 2017

We’ve got a great mix of content on sale for Xbox players this week, for both Silver and Gold members! Read more

DLC Week of 3/2 = Lit and Staind

It’s officially March! The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing…well, it's true. We were going to make a witty joke about the cold weather, but truth be told, there is none. But, we’ve got new Rock Band DLC to talk about! Read more

The Harmonix Video Vault + Other Panels at PAX East

As you may have heard, Harmonix is bringing tons of fun to PAX East this year. We’ve already got a super cool party at the Hard Rock in the works, gettin’ down with Boston-based band Tigerman WOAH, demoing some unreleased games, and giving away some pretty cool prizes. Today, we’re here to tell you about all of our panels happening throughout PAX East weekend! Read more

DLC Week of 2/21: Motörhead and Ram Jam!

We’re bringing a pair of hard-rocking tracks to the Rock Band Music Store for the final week of February. A short month doesn’t mean there has to be a shortage on great music to add to your song collection. Read more

The Rock Band 10th Anniversary Party!

PAX East folk! It’s 2017 and Harmonix’s very own Rock Band is turning 10 this year, which is cause for celebration! Oh, and PAX is back on our home turf, we like that. So let’s party! Read more

2/16 Rivals Weekly Challenge: Jason Paradise's Community Picks

“You love playing music and you love video games. Why don’t you try this out?” It may be hard for some people to point out a moment that altered the rest of their life. For me, this seemingly innocent question from a friend changed everything. Read more