Band of Merrymakers decks Rocksmith 2014 with Christmas Music!

Ho ho ho, Rocksmith fans!

Get ready for the first holiday themed content since the first Christmas pack from the original Rocksmith!

Not content with Skillet this week?  Needing a little bit of holiday cheer to play along to?  Ubisoft has you covered this week with two singles from charity supergroup @BOMerrymakers!  You don’t even have to downtune- both songs are in E Standard.

Rock along to “Must Be Christmas” and “Joy to the World”– and if you’re quick enough, you can learn “Must Be Christmas” prior to the Merrymakers playing it live when they light up the Rockefeller Center on December 2nd!

http://bandofmerrymakers.com/ features:

Alex & Sierra • Natasha Bedingfield • Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick • Firekid • David Ryan Harris • David Hodges (Evanescence) • Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) • Andrew McMahon • Owl City • Christina Perri • Bebe Rexha • Street Corner Symphony • Jason Wade (Lifehouse) •Dan Wilson (Semisonic)

Band of Merrymakers is a rotating-cast holiday supergroup created by Sam Hollander and Kevin Griffin in 2014. The group was established with the philanthropic goal of raising awareness and donations for non-profit organizations and charities.

Each song can be purchased individually for $2.99

Band of Merrymakers (Singles)

 

Ready to rock the halls?  Not the Christmas music you were looking for?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Jed
Jed
December 2, 2015 12:23 pm

It’d be neat if they did Hanukkah songs next year!

Honkythom
Honkythom
December 4, 2015 2:53 pm

why so much hate? I love Christmas music, and I’ll get these, they make me feel good. It’s extra to this weeks normal pack, I think that’s pretty cool of the RS team. Wish they could have got us Slade and Wizzard’s Christmas hits, but this will do for now.

KR
KR
December 3, 2015 7:34 pm

There are literally zero great musicians in that so-called “supergroup.”

Elliott
Admin
December 4, 2015 8:35 am
Reply to  KR

For a Christmas song in 2015 I think they did a pretty good job.

Chalkers123
Chalkers123
December 2, 2015 5:57 pm

Surely DLC comes in two flavours.

Yay! I want it and I am gonna buy it!!!

Meh! Not for me, I am not gonna buy it.

You win some, you lose some!

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
December 3, 2015 6:13 pm
Reply to  Chalkers123

I think that there should be a third flavour: Meh! not really for me but I’ll buy it anyway because I’m bored and then tell everyone what songs I would have rather been able to buy instead. ?

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
December 2, 2015 1:08 pm

Maybe one year I’ll get the Christmas DLC I really want…

Elliott
Admin
August 17, 2018 12:09 pm

and so we did

Pj-10
December 2, 2015 12:35 pm

U2.. Baby please come home… Would be awesome!!

EdenSnake
EdenSnake
December 2, 2015 12:28 pm

Man, I was really hoping that they’d be able to get nightmare revisited this Christmas. For those who don’t know, nightmare revisited is The Nightmare Before Christmas songs Redone by various artists And bands In the rock and metal genre

Robert Ruszczyk (@RRuszczyk)
December 2, 2015 10:29 am

Can we just get a TSO pack already? Christmas Eve Sarajevo, A Mad Russian’s Christmas, and Wizards in Winter? Yes please!

Cerealturtle
Cerealturtle
December 2, 2015 6:27 am

I may pick up joy to the world for that solo, it’s really well done. Other than that this is skip week for me.

Vincent McClain
Vincent McClain
December 3, 2015 2:46 pm
Reply to  Cerealturtle

agreed

Cerealturtle
Cerealturtle
December 2, 2015 6:22 am

It’s always between the same 3 or 4 morons on this site who think their musical standards are so damn special that whenever they don’t get what they want they have to be rude and insult anyone who is getting what they wanted. They have no friends on here but themselves and even then it’s almost impossible that they want the exact same taste in music so when one gets what they want the others will attack their taste in music and maybe they will realize that they have no friends on here and never will, but odds are they will just attack each other cause that’s what they feel they have to do. Some people just love to be hated I guess.

There are plenty of us on here who actually know how to talk about music Dan, let these guys be loners if they so do please.

Bluecharm
Bluecharm
December 2, 2015 9:21 am
Reply to  Cerealturtle

Woohoo! That’s the spirit !! I love to be hated & I don’t want to be anyone’s freind here, I am not posting comments to socialise. sadly cornflaketurtle we could never be freinds -- your musical tastes are polar opposite from my very special ones.

YYZ
YYZ
December 2, 2015 1:21 pm
Reply to  Bluecharm

“My Very Special Tastes”

Holy crap could you be more pretentious than that?

Cornflake turtle
Cornflake turtle
December 3, 2015 5:35 pm
Reply to  Bluecharm

I believe everything you said except for that your tastes are special and that mine are polar opposite;
1. Everybodies taste in music is unique, you aren’t any more special than the rest of us.
2.The only band you every post about is the cult which is a band I would also want so how are our tastes polar opposite?

Musical taste doesn’t decide whether people can be friends or not, if you had any you’d know that. Now go play and let the adults/ real musicians talk music.

bluecharm71
bluecharm71
December 2, 2015 4:44 am

It’s out of the skillet/frying pan and into the fire. -- and so the relentless shit storm of seasonal music begins again, with examples from the endless recycling standards of the music industry verbal, musical dihorea, and the conistant torture of catastrophic christmas songs your going to hear every year until you die It’s painfully evident that anyone can make a Christmas record, and probably will continue to forever, you could have spared us this extra pain RS.

danamrich
December 2, 2015 2:25 pm
Reply to  bluecharm71

This is quite a strong reaction for two singles that you can simply choose not to buy. As for the holiday music onslaught, only the Notecracker Suite from Bachsmith II can even be purchased. Of those three songs, two are indeed considered standards. I have to doubt the amount of holiday damage we’re inflicting here.

But as always, you don’t have to endure any damage you don’t want. Play what makes you happy. Doesn’t sound like this will, so skip them.

mrdanielw
December 7, 2015 4:27 pm
Reply to  bluecharm71

Bah humbug.
Sombody doesn’t like Christmas…..
We’re you molested by Santa?
Didn’t get the presents you wanted?
Don’t like the color red?

Have to admit though.
“christmas songs your going to hear every year until you die”
That thought is rather depressing.

vonhelen
December 2, 2015 3:28 am

Cashing in on Christmas by Bad News. Please make it happen next year Dan 😀

dallas dave
dallas dave
December 1, 2015 8:50 pm

When do we get twinkle twinkle little star and mary had a little lamb?

Kramer
Kramer
December 1, 2015 11:17 pm
Reply to  dallas dave

Well, it would fall in line with recent DLC releases

Elliott
Admin
December 2, 2015 1:16 pm
Reply to  Kramer

Re: your last (deleted) comment

Please refrain from attacking others sexuality over music game DLC, thanks

Kramer
Kramer
December 2, 2015 10:30 pm
Reply to  Elliott

He did provoke it, I’ll try harder for you.

Dan R
Dan R
December 1, 2015 11:40 pm
Reply to  dallas dave

New name, same asshole.

danamrich
December 2, 2015 2:26 pm
Reply to  dallas dave

We have discussed these kinds of songs as basic skill builders — low-hanging fruit that serve the purpose of being achievable goals for new players. They have serious value in that respect. So yes, that’s on our list of ideas for the future — thank you for suggesting it, but we’re already on your wavelength.

DRein9
DRein9
December 3, 2015 3:04 am
Reply to  danamrich

Being serious, I think that there is a place for beginner songs.

Keep up the good work, fellow Dan.

Kramer
Kramer
December 1, 2015 7:36 pm

??

The_Tuck
The_Tuck
December 1, 2015 6:43 pm

Do the proceeds go to any charities? I know this band has done that before.

I like the Joy to the World solo. I’ll probably pick that one up. I’m all set for DLC for a while.

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
December 1, 2015 7:01 pm
Reply to  The_Tuck

Oh that would be cool if it was for charity. I’d go up to $3.99 per song if that were the case. 🙂

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
December 1, 2015 6:03 pm

……. I missed out on the first pack too. Its cool to put these new ones out but I can’t help thinking that maybe they should be a bit cheaper than the regular dlc. I’d buy them for $1.99 each and feel a little Christmas cheer that RS was showing me some love in return for all the $2.99 songs I purchased all year.

Pieter
Pieter
December 1, 2015 5:42 pm

Fun to play already!

YYZ
YYZ
December 1, 2015 5:19 pm

Did the developers put Slayer album covers in as a joke to Skillet’s christianism?

danamrich
December 2, 2015 2:29 pm
Reply to  YYZ

No. This was actually just human error. The video was created on an accelerated schedule due to Thanksgiving week only being three workdays, and our usual video editor was out of the office, so it was a detail the new person didn’t catch when using an old template. As really poor luck would have it, the five-song video template they grabbed was Slayer. We didn’t notice until fans pointed it out after it went live.

It’s not intended to be any sort of editorial comment, and hopefully nobody took any offense to what was just a hurried mistake.

mrdanielw
December 7, 2015 4:31 pm
Reply to  danamrich

Not an insult.
Just funny.

Very funny.

Russell
Russell
December 1, 2015 4:57 pm

wow, nice surprise. I’m not big on xmas music, but this version of “Joy to the World” looks really fun to play. I wonder who put together that solo. Sold

RampantCoyote
December 1, 2015 4:39 pm

Wow, what is it with the hate? Sheesh.

And yeah -- I had Rocksmith 1 on Steam, and I remember seeing the Christmas songs and trying to download them, but there was a problem and the d/l kept failing… and then they weren’t available anymore. Go figure.

kymm puckeridge
December 1, 2015 3:30 pm

Oh my God no, ubisoft realise we are all old enough to know Santa isn’t real and probably not desperate enough to learn this garbage to impress a girl right?
Grow the fuck up rocksmith

Elliott
Admin
December 1, 2015 4:00 pm

Seems like you are the one that should grow up…

Bluecharm
Bluecharm
December 1, 2015 2:50 pm

?? just when it couldn’t get any worse.

Kramer
Kramer
December 1, 2015 7:38 pm
Reply to  Bluecharm

I’m pretty sure it’s the bottom they have been aiming for this year. Good job team

Luke
December 2, 2015 1:40 pm
Reply to  Kramer

what a week, to save money

bob
bob
December 1, 2015 2:06 pm

I wish they would make that previous Christmas pack available again. Never got a chance to play it.

chris
chris
December 1, 2015 1:47 pm

nice surprise. Must be Christmas song is like a million times better than any Skillet song ever written

Pieter
Pieter
December 1, 2015 1:36 pm

Great!