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!

49 thoughts on “October’s Newsletter Hints at Upcoming DLC

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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

  7. (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:

    10:14:

    10:53:

    10:59:

    11:16:

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

  8. 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.

    1. 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.

  9. 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.

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