Back to All Posts

Category: Rock Band

Dinosaurs, Wisdom Teeth, Weddings, and More: Harmonix Remembers Five Years of Rock Band

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the release of the very first Rock Band! To commemorate the occasion, we've compiled a bunch of stories from Harmonix developers about the production of Rock Band and how Rock Band has affected them. Read on! Rock Band, Pre-No-Fail Mode by Fish McGill, Gra... Read more

The Beatles: Rock Band Third Anniversary

Three years ago today, Harmonix released a videogame dedicated to the work of one of the greatest rock and roll groups of all time, The Beatles. The New York Times called it "the most important video game yet made". Fans around the world were able to immerse themselves in the music of The Beatles in... Read more

Tim Converse: 100% Committed to Rock Band

Interview with Tim Converse (Xbox Gamertag/Rock Band forum name "Hitoshura") Hitoshura has become famous in the Rock Band community for being the first person to achieve every goal in Rock Band 3. This required literally hundreds of hours of gameplay across all the instruments (standard and Pro) as... Read more

The Glowing Stars: Professional Music, Game Controller

Photo credit: Riki FeldmannMatt Payne of The Glowing Stars uses a Rock Band 3 keyboard controller on stage in his band. Below, he tells us all about it and then talks to HMX Alum Sean Baptiste about the band and their history. Matt Payne breaks down how he started using a Rock Band keytar in The ... Read more

My First PAX: PAX East 2012

I've been waiting three years to write a My First PAX article. I've edited articles from Thrasher and thebeststeph and others, and always thought PAX sounded like the most fun event to go to. Watch people play Rock Band all day? That sounds awesome. Even though I knew people came home exhausted and ... Read more

The History of Maximum Donordrive, A Rock Band Party with a Purpose

Austin Lindstrom played bass guitar for Motion City Soundtrack, 1999 - 2002. He is the founder and organizer of the Maximum Donordrive, a charity music games party. The Rock Band band above is Maximum Bonerdrive - Austin, Eric, Jordana, & Dr. H. Austin notes that Dr. H has over 2,500 Rock Band DLC t... Read more

Rock Band Instrument Prototypes & Insider Stories

Here's another video in honor of Rock Band's 4th anniversary. In this one, we give you an inside look into what was involved in the mammoth task of building all of the hardware for Rock Band. Lots of great info here, some of it never heard before. Four years ago on November 20, 2007 Harmoni... Read more

Harmonix at PAX East 2011

Harmonix was at PAX East this year showing off Rock Band 3, the Fender Squier Pro Guitar Controller, and Dance Central. HMXPope put together a video giving you a taste of what it's like to be at PAX. For even more PAX fun, check out HMXdropslash's photos of all three days (plus a peek at pre-show setup!) on the official Harmonix Flickr page. You can also listen to the official Harmonix Community Team Reverse Q&A panel (be warned - it's not for the faint of heart). Read more

BYOBooth: Our DIY PAX 2010 Adventure

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is, without a doubt, the most supportive, friendliest and hospitable convention we have the good fortune to attend every year. Top to bottom, from the folks running the show to the fans walking the floor, every person we run into is high five worthy. PAX this year was absolut... Read more

Before I Forget... We Went to Gamescom

Last week your globe trotting friends on the Community Team packed our bags and headed off to the land of bier and schnitzel. Our destination? Cologne for the 2010 Gamescom conference. For those of you not familiar with Gamescom, its one of the largest games fairs and promotional events in the world... Read more