Antoine Dodson went full meme in late July; his local-news anti-crime rant was autotuned into "Bed Intruder" in early August. The Blue and Gold Marching Machine of North Carolina A&T State University performed it at halftime about a month later, and then Rock Band 3 arrived two months after that. Why has it taken so…
Wii owners, there will be no more Rock Band Network songs for you after January 18. Rock Band developer Harmonix said today that it will no longer be supporting Nintendo's console with new releases.
"Vault 101," the Fallout 3 ballad by nerd rockers Kirby Krackle, is now available on the Rock Band Store. The download is $1 or 80 Microsoft Points. You can see it performed in-game on the jump.
One of your resolutions for 2011 should probably be "play more Rock Band 3." Harmonix is encouraging that kind of behavior with a long list of new additions to its full band music game, including an injection of Johnny Cash.
Truly terrible arcade-inspired album Pac-Man Fever is coming to Rock Band Network next year, letting Rock Band owners relive the 1982 Buckner & Garcia classic from the comfort of their plastic instruments.
Harmonix and MTV brag about their ever expanding Rock Band set list at E3 2010 by printing out the whole thing, now with more Rock Band Network, on a huge wall, with human being included for comparison.
In January, Harmonix launched the tools needed for artists to publish their songs on the Rock Band Network. Today, the Rock Band Network Store opens to the public, with more than 100 new songs for fans to purchase and play.
These custom Mario 64 music tracks from YouTube user TheGrinz might never make it past the Rock Band Network's copyright violation checks, but they're still impressive as hell.
The Rock Band Network jumps into beta, with a comprehensive guide to offensive content featuring a list of "very naughty words," including "Anusdrill," "Paedophile," and "God." Be warned - this post is extremely NSFW.
MTV's Rock Band Network, an ambitious program aimed at letting "anyone" upload a song to the game's store, will be launching tomorrow, according to the Wall Street Journal.
During the demo Harmonix gave me of its new Rock Band Network, I started imagining things: Lots of rap songs in Rock Band. Opera arias in Rock Band. Suddenly it all seems possible for those who want to try it.
This November, the musically inclined among you will be able to turn any music into playable Rock Band music, for profit, in under a month. The game's developers showed me how, unafraid their populist invention would cost them their jobs.
MTV Games and Harmonix are opening up the Rock Band music store to everyone later this year. The Rock Band Network allows any artist to upload and price their own tracks for users to download from the game's music store.