Oh, Awesome, Soon You May Perform "Bed Intruder" in Rock Band

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… » 3/16/11 7:40pm 3/16/11 7:40pm

Rock Band Network Has Its Plug Pulled On Wii

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. » 1/14/11 9:00pm 1/14/11 9:00pm

Fallout 3 Tribute Available on Rock Band Store

"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. » 12/31/10 5:00pm 12/31/10 5:00pm

Rock Band 3 Rings In 2011 With The Man In Black, Old Tracks

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. » 12/30/10 5:00pm 12/30/10 5:00pm

Rock Band Is Coming Down With Pac-Man Fever In 2011

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. » 12/15/10 5:30pm 12/15/10 5:30pm

Man Vs. Massive Rock Band Set List

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. » 6/18/10 5:40pm 6/18/10 5:40pm

The Rock Band Network Goes Live With 100 Plus New Tracks

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. » 3/04/10 1:20pm 3/04/10 1:20pm

These Mario Tunes Will Never Make It Onto The Rock Band Network

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. » 2/08/10 6:00pm 2/08/10 6:00pm

The Rock Band Network's Very Naughty Words

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. » 1/20/10 11:40am 1/20/10 11:40am

Rock Band Network Launching Tomorrow

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. » 1/19/10 12:00am 1/19/10 12:00am

MTV: Rock Band Network To Be Fully Launched In Early 2010

When last we covered details of MTV Games and Harmonix's ambitious Rock Band Network, we reported that the service would go live in November. It's not there yet. Today, MTV provided Kotaku an update. » 11/25/09 6:00pm 11/25/09 6:00pm

Get Your Rock Band Network Tools Now, Start Making Tracks

Hey, musicians! Harmonix, the developers of Rock Band and the recently announced Rock Band Network, have released the software tools and online know-how that lets you put your songs in the game. Download 'em now! » 10/06/09 8:20pm 10/06/09 8:20pm

Conchords' Label Confirms Rock Band DLC [Updated]

Sub Pop Records, the label for the music/comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, confirmed the act's Emmy Night red carpet claim that three of their tracks were coming to Rock Band, Team Teabag reports. » 9/23/09 7:40pm 9/23/09 7:40pm

You Could Try To Turn Rock Band Into Rap Band (Or Klezmer Band)

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. » 8/27/09 6:00pm 8/27/09 6:00pm

Power To The People: How Rock Band Network Expands The Game, Gets Any…

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. » 8/27/09 1:40pm 8/27/09 1:40pm

Harmonix, Msoft Will Filter Artist Music Uploads

News of Rock Band's new gamer-driven network which allows artists to upload and price their own music, didn't come without a warning and some help from Microsoft's Xbox Live Enforcement Squad. » 7/17/09 2:00pm 7/17/09 2:00pm

Rock Band Network Lets Anyone Upload Their Music, Launches In '09

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. » 7/17/09 11:40am 7/17/09 11:40am