October’s Newsletter Hints at Upcoming DLC

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Hey Rocksmith fans!

It’s another month, and that means it’s time for another set of hints towards the upcoming DLC! I know you’re not here to read flavour text, so let’s get in to it!

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The King of Rock & Roll

Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds

This one is easy. It has to be Suspicious Minds from the Anniversary Song Pack this week. There is only one king of Rock & Roll.

A Cool Cover

Talking Heads – Take Me to the River

While Rocksmith is admittedly lacking in soul music that the Al Green original could definitely provide, my preference 100% of the time will be to the sleek groove that comes courtesy of the Talking Heads’ new wave rendition.

Elvis Costello and the Attractions – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding

It may come as a surprise that this song is, in fact, a cover. While the original Brinsley Schwarz version would definitely be cool and a great way to finally get some Nick Lowe in the game, nothing would be sweeter than having this upbeat almost punk rendition from someone who is practically the personification of cool.

Johnny Cash – Hurt

We already have Jeff Buckley’s stirring rendition of Hallelujah, which is one of the best examples of how to do a stripped down cover. I say one of, however, because in my opinion the absolute best example, and arguably one of the best covers period, has to go to Johnny Cash’s rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt. Absolutely beautiful and haunting in every regard, this would be a perfect fit in the Rocksmith catalogue and a fabulous way to get a legend on the platform.

Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal

Elliott really wants this one. Cool can mean smooth, right? But seriously, this track has an amazing riff and might just be the closest we can get to having a Michael Jackson song in the game.

The Longest Song Ever Put in Rocksmith

Genesis – Supper’s Ready

Progressive rock’s true masterpiece, Supper’s Ready represents everything that makes people either love or hate the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis. Clocking in at nearly 25 minutes, there’s a bunch of complex patterns and vastly different sections that would surely provide a challenge to even the most adept Rocksmith player.

Iron Maiden – Rime of the Ancient Mariner

From a prog masterpiece to a metal one, Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an almost 14 minute long epic choc full of great riffs and spectacular solos that would be a fine addition to the library. Curious to see what’d be waiting for you? Well, it was released for Rock Band 3 with a Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrade!

The Allman Brothers Band – In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Live)

We’re specifically talking about the legendary At Fillmore East version. One of the all time great instrumental compositions, this jazzy southern rock jam clocks in at just over 13 minutes and never lets up once. If you thought the Joe Satriani tracks were the peak of instrumental jams, give this one a listen and be prepared to have your mind blown!

Do you agree with our picks? What songs are you hoping to see this month? Let us know in the comments!

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October 4, 2016 10:26 pm

I was thinking about 3 songs…

The Doors -- The End
Deep Purple -- Child in Time
Rush -- 2112

October 4, 2016 10:27 pm
Reply to  Seth Goepfert

Love that Deep Purple song

October 5, 2016 4:14 am

I hope it’s non of the stuff you predicted because it’s all trash

October 5, 2016 11:00 pm
Reply to  Tony Mckay

Thanks Tony

October 5, 2016 12:34 pm

Rocksmith remastered will be available on steam?

October 5, 2016 10:59 pm

Yes, it’s already out

October 4, 2016 10:47 pm

OMG@Supper’s Ready. Please. Gabriel/Hackett-era Genesis had some incredible gtr, but I’m afraid the amount of keyboards will prevent Rocksmith from ever having Firth of Fifth, SR, Musical Box, etc. I do hope I am wrong.

October 4, 2016 10:51 pm

In memory of Elizabeth reed would just make my year

October 4, 2016 10:35 pm

I’m definitely thinking Do You Feel Like We Do.

October 4, 2016 11:02 pm

oh yes

October 4, 2016 10:51 pm

A cool cover… I hope it’s this:

October 4, 2016 10:39 pm

Longest song ever… man….

October 4, 2016 10:29 pm

Mariner would be super cool…

October 4, 2016 11:01 pm

elizabeth reed way overdue

George Carlinlives
George Carlinlives
October 10, 2016 1:02 pm

Just found this gem. Is there anything like it in RS? Doesn’t it tick some many boxes?

12:17

youngbuxton
youngbuxton
October 7, 2016 1:52 am

would love for that “cool cover” to be Smashing Pumpkins “Landslide” -- not sure the title (or lyrics for that matter) fit sense and rhythm with the clue though.

BlueCollarNINJA
BlueCollarNINJA
October 7, 2016 1:40 am

Cool cover…Faith-limp bizkit
longest song…Night never ending-Avatar(might not be a long song but maybe a song that has to do with a long time)

mrcool909090
mrcool909090
October 5, 2016 10:16 pm

Cool cover…
Train Kept on Rolling -- Aerosmith

Bob I
Bob I
October 5, 2016 9:01 pm

“Longest song we’ve ever put into Rocksmith”

Therevengewedge
Therevengewedge
October 5, 2016 8:03 pm

Child in Time. More Deep Purple please!

Emperor's Champion
Emperor's Champion
October 5, 2016 7:52 pm

Please some day give us another Judas Priest pack with victim of changes.

Bob I
Bob I
October 5, 2016 5:58 pm

“longest song we’ve ever put into Rocksmith”

dallasdave
dallasdave
October 5, 2016 5:49 pm

Would love Maiden pack 2.

I’d rather have Ancient Mariner than Phantom or Empire of the Clouds, but maybe they could cut the poem section out -- lol.

LF
LF
October 5, 2016 4:26 pm

We need to work the hint word “cool” into the “cool cover” speculation.

I git nuthin’ but that.

Gambolputty
Gambolputty
October 5, 2016 2:03 pm

Longest song: Budgie -- Parents. I want it so bad. Please?

Thomaz
Thomaz
October 5, 2016 12:22 pm

Cool cover: Cum’ on feel the noize -- quiet riot

Longest song better be allman brothers band song pack

dangermouse66
dangermouse66
October 5, 2016 11:08 am

A cool cover ice ice baby vanilla Ice the song counts as a cover because it’s the base line from under pressure queen n Bowie who claimed for and got royalties

TheNinthCircle
TheNinthCircle
October 5, 2016 1:39 pm
Reply to  dangermouse66

Bass** line… Sorry, but if you’re a guitarist, you can’t live your life thinking it’s baseline.

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
October 5, 2016 7:35 pm
Reply to  dangermouse66

That bass line (the original) made it into rocksmith on 6/14/16. 🙂

Ross Martin
Ross Martin
October 5, 2016 9:04 am

I really hope that “A Cool Cover” is Nirvana -- Man Who Sold the World. PLEEEEASE

Walburg
Walburg
October 5, 2016 3:41 am

Can’t believe no one said it yet.

2112 song pack anyone?

Casey Blandford
Casey Blandford
October 5, 2016 1:42 am

Maybe we’ll finally see Opeth or The Mars Volta make their debut in Rocksmith. Or perhaps we’ll see the first appearance of a jam band like Umphrey’s McGee.

Perhaps the cool cover is “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Joseph McMirra
Joseph McMirra
October 5, 2016 1:30 am

I know a cool cover , jeff beck and Imelda May -- Remember (walking in the sand)

MrGroupp
MrGroupp
October 5, 2016 12:36 am

Maybe helloween for the longest song? They have 2 great 13 minutes long songs , and it fits in october halloween mood

Ben
Ben
October 4, 2016 11:55 pm

Bring on the Funkadelic! MAGGOT BRAIN!!!

Joseph McMirra
Joseph McMirra
October 5, 2016 12:23 am
Reply to  Ben

Thats the first thing i hoped for, maggot brain comes in at 10:20!

gorination
October 6, 2016 12:07 pm
Reply to  Ben

Dude, first day purchase with no time to waste

Wisenheimer
Wisenheimer
October 4, 2016 10:35 pm

Longest song……Peter Framlton “Do you feel like we do”. That song almost makes me want to learn how to play the guitar. Lol

George Carlinlives
George Carlinlives
October 4, 2016 10:08 pm

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding is at the top of my list of cover songs for RS.

The longest song in RS is La Villa Strangiatto, IIRC, @9:36. Rush has even longer songs (Xanadu, The Camera Eye, The Necromancer, etc. etc. etc.) which I would love to have. But, I doubt that RS will release anymore Rush soon, unfortunately.

But, I can offer a twofer here. A cover of an Animals song lasting 9:41:

9:44:

9:49:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge5giteZxto

10:14:

10:53:

10:59:

11:16:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGM1MToTxGA

A trifecta of cover, long, and live, 11:14:

Joseph McMirra
Joseph McMirra
October 5, 2016 12:25 am

Perfect circle made it in , and this might be under alt low tunnings from highly requested bands._.

George Carlinlives
George Carlinlives
October 5, 2016 12:59 am
Reply to  Joseph McMirra

Forgot the name and melody of that song. You’re saying it’s a long song?

thedarkboco
thedarkboco
October 4, 2016 10:04 pm

I’m hoping inside for Nightwish to get the longest song, since they have quite a few that could fit the bill, but I wont hold my breath because I feel like a lot of them wouldn’t be very interesting mechanically.

KJ
KJ
October 5, 2016 12:41 pm
Reply to  thedarkboco

Nightwish would be kool but I don’t see them releasing any symphonic metal bands anytime soon. Some old Nightwish songs off of Wishmaster or Oceanborn would be great though.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
October 4, 2016 7:31 pm

They should have changed that hint to The 3 (non-blues) Kings.
That’s kind of what this DLC is--The King of Pop meets the King of Rock N Roll meets the King of Roots Reggae.

For the longest song, (I’m putting this in here just for laughs)

(Not Just) Knee Deep -- Funkadelic. That darn song is 15 minutes long.

Riff Repeater
Riff Repeater
October 5, 2016 10:05 am
Reply to  MarleySantana

We Three Kings

Welcome Doctor
Welcome Doctor
October 4, 2016 6:32 pm

For the longest song , why do I want to guess Iron Butterfly , in da gada vida , or the end by the doors.

Welcome Doctor
Welcome Doctor
October 4, 2016 7:58 pm
Reply to  Oscar Bernard

Opps , should have checked

Joseph McMirra
Joseph McMirra
October 5, 2016 12:26 am
Reply to  Welcome Doctor

The end would be great