Opinion: 15 Rocksmith Artists in need of a second DLC pack

Dave Grohl

Hello once again Rocksmith fans!

With the release of the second Foo Fighters DLC pack, the possibility of other artists on Rockmsith getting repeat DLC packs is becoming more of a certainty. Because we thought the internet really needed more top 10 lists, here are fifteen artists on Rocksmith that already have a 3, 4, or 5-song pack we think are most in need of another.

#10: Boston

Boston - Third Stage - Front

While the Boston 3-Pack we got this past March did include two of their bigger hits, (“Don’t Look Back” and “Foreplay/Long Time”) material from most of the Don’t Look Back album as well as anything from Third Stage and beyond is completely absent from Rocksmith. Considering Tom Scholz’s fondness for acoustic interplay, long, challenging guitar solos and complex, groovy, driving basslines, more Boston would be great for any guitarist or bass guitarist looking for a real challenge.

Necessary songs:
It’s Easy
Amanda
Rock & Roll Band
Hollyann
Something About You

#9: Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam CoverVs

More of one of grunge’s biggest critical darlings would be a very welcome addition in Rocksmith. The DLC we have from them so far wasn’t originally a “pack,” but two singles released in February 2012 and the single “Alive” from January of the following year, all three of which were eventually bundled together in a discounted 3-pack.

Necessary songs:
Even Flow
Just Breathe
Yellow Ledbetter
Save You
Sirens

#8: The Clash

clash-london-calling

Punk rock fans must be clamoring for more classic 70’s-era punk by now, so why not more Clash? They certainly have more than enough hits to quantify another pack.

Necessary songs:
Rock The Casbah
White Riot
Tommy Gun
Death or Glory
I Fought The Law

#7:  Judas Priest

JP Hell Bent

You may recall from my Legacy DLC review of the Judas Priest pack that, even though I am not much of a fan of heavy metal at all, Judas priest is a band I genuinely love, and is one of the very few metal bands I like to listen to on a regular basis. Since they have quite an extensive catalog ranging from hard rock to speed metal, more Judas Priest would be great for any guitarist.

Necessary songs:
Hell Bent For Leather
Electric Eye
Delivering The Goods
Turbo Lover
Bloodstone

#6: Oasis

Oasis Be Here Now

I’ll be the first to admit, Oasis is probably my all-time favorite guilty pleasure band. Even though we’ve already gotten most of their biggest hits from their highly-acclaimed first two albums in the previous 5-pack, their lengthy discography is more than enough to fill another DLC pack.

Necessary songs:
Morning Glory
D’you Know What I Mean
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Stand By Me
Lyla

#5: The Police

The_Police-Greatest_Hits-Frontal

Undoubtedly, one of New-Wave’s most popular bands deserves a 5-pack, if only to have some more of Andy Summers’ challenging jazz guitar licks. We’ve already gotten a 3-pack and “Every Breath You Take” on the RS2014 disc, but they also have quite an extensive list of other hits.

Necessary Songs:
Walking On The Moon
Demolition Man
So Lonely
Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Can’t Stand Loosing You

#4: Rush

Rush-2112-Vinyl-Cover

More Rush is never a bad thing, amirite? The last Rush pack was released in tandem with the single “Headlong Flight” off their latest album at the time, “Clockwork Angels,” so could we expect a pack plus a single again?

Necessary songs:
Fly By Night
2112
Freewill
Working Man
The Trees

#3: The Who

The who quad

Despite the 5-pack we received last December containing some of their biggest hits, The Who have such a lengthy discography that they could more than easily have another 5-pack (or more!).

Necessary songs:
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Eminence Front
The Kids Are Alright
5:15
I Can’t Explain
I Can See For Miles

#2: Aerosmith

Pump-Aerosmith.jpeg

Aerosmith is one of my all-time favorite bands, and to say that they have quite a list of hits would be something of an understatement. While the first Aerosmith pack had 3 songs from their 70’s heyday as well as 2 songs off their 2012 album Music From Another Dimension!, I was a little disappointed that none of their 80’s comeback songs were included.

Necessary songs:
Love in an Elevator
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
Janie’s Got a Gun
Eat The Rich
Crazy
Train Kept A-Rolling

#1: Queen

Queen Photo 2

Undoubtedly, if any artist on Rocksmith deserves another DLC pack, it’s the mega-hit factory Queen. While the 5-pack we got from them in June 2012 did include quite a few of their bigger hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, none of their harder-rocking material from the 80’s made it in at all.

Necessary songs:
Princes of the Universe
I Want It All
Spread Your Wings
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
I Want To Break Free
Another One Bites The Dust
The Show Must Go On

Elliott’s Picks

#1 Radiohead

Oh, I’m sorry did you think eight songs was enough? Nope, it’s not. Radiohead fans want more! There are still fantastic Radiohead songs to add to Rocksmith. Songs from Hail To The Thief, The Bends, OK Computer, In Rainbows, and yes even Pablo Honey.

Necessary Songs:
Electioneering
2+2=5
There, There
Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Bones
Anyone Can Play Guitar
Planet Telex
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

#2 Weezer

Weezer was a band that probably should have been in the original Rocksmith but we had to wait for the next edition to get a song on disc (Say It Ain’t So) and a five pack devoid of anything from Pinkerton. While personally I lean heavily on the The Blue Album, there are many songs from different albums that could easily make up a second pack from the nerdy alt pop punk power whatever band.

Necessary Songs:

Only In Dreams
In The Garage
Perfect Situation
The Good Life
Why Bother
Dope Nose
El Scorcho
Surf Wax America

#3 Green Day

Green Day should have had a five pack, I think everyone would agree with that. Whether it was because of music licensing or a last minute disagreement with label and artist, four songs is not nearly enough. There’s way too many songs to pick but here are the obvious ones that should be included if we receive Green Day 02.

Necessary Songs:
Longview
When I Come Around
Geek Stink Breath
FOD
Walking Contradiction
Redundant
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Welcome To Paradise

 

#4 Muse

Music game law dictates that we should always have “MOAR MUSE” Rocksmith should be no exception. While we have eight songs already, there are some songs that would definitely translate well to the music game library.

Necessary Songs:
New Born
Panic Station
Assassin
Supremacy
Uprising
Exo-Politics
Animals

#5 The Offspring

The Offspring only have a paltry offering in Rocksmith. While their inclusion might be a surprise to you for this list, I’ve always felt that all the music games have missed out on their most guitar driven single, I Choose. Here are some other songs that would be a (kill)joy(powerhead) to play!

Necessary Songs:
I Choose
You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
Staring at the Sun
The Kids Aren’t Alright
Gotta Get Away
The Meaning of Life
Mota

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C61z6nCo-A

So which artists do you think are in need of a repeat DLC pack? Let us know in the comments below!

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HolyHandGrenade
HolyHandGrenade
November 23, 2014 9:59 pm

Muse Pack 02

Sober
Easily
New Born
Hyper Music
Animals
Dead Star
Exo-Politics

and Futurism’s bass line!

Prisoner416
Prisoner416
April 2, 2016 1:08 am

Pearl Jam- Do The Evolution.
Green Day- Anything, really.
Nirvana- Rape Me.
R.E.M.- It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The Smashing Pumpkins- Zero, To Forgive, Jellybelly.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
February 23, 2016 12:43 pm

Since we’ve had a few 2nd packs show up over the past collection of months, I think Green Day, Aerosmith, and Pearl Jam are well over due for a 2nd pack.

Of course I’m always going to vote for more Santana.
In A Silent Way
Samba Pa Ti
Taboo
Guajira
Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) w/ John Lee Hooker

Qwark
Qwark
January 18, 2016 3:06 am

Disturbed plz:
Indestructible
Stricken
Inside the Fire
Another Way to Die

Incubus:
Megalomaniac
Stellar
Dig
Pardon Me
Adolescents
Black Heart Inertia
Drive

Soundgarden:
Blow Up the Outside World
Burden In My Hand
The Day I Tried to Live
My Wave
Live to Rise

Alice in Chains:
Man in the Box
Rooster
Nutshell
Heaven Beside You

Cake, Green Day, Nickelback, SOAD, Three Days Grace, QOTSA, Shinedown, Audioslave

Elliott
Admin
January 18, 2016 10:58 am
Reply to  Qwark

Man In The Box is in Rocksmith

Joe
Joe
March 15, 2016 10:55 pm
Reply to  Elliott

To replace Man in the Box… Down in a Hole or We Die Young

Ben
Ben
October 26, 2015 6:57 pm

Pearl Jam and Avenged Sevenfold need second packs

Casey
September 12, 2015 12:04 pm

Now that another band is getting a second pack and we’ve seen other bands who have had singles get full packs(Lynard Skynard) or seen bands with packs get singles(Boston, Queen, The Cure), and that Dan has said more bands will see second packs, these are the bands I hope to see get more packs and would buy immediately:

B’z -- Tak Matsumoto is an amazing guitarist, almost any song by B’z would be great, but I would specifically love to see Run, Ocean, Liar Liar! and Raging River.

Iron Maiden -- I would love to see some of their post-2000 stuff, especially songs from Brave New World.

Rush -- My dream list include War Paint, Secret Touch, Dreamline, Between the Wheels, Available Light, and The Body Electric.

Pearl Jam -- Given to Fly, In Hiding, Yellow Ledbetter, Deep, World Wide Suicide, Breath and A Scream.

Primus -- The Antipop, Eclectic Electric, Those Damned Blue Collared Tweekers, Frizzle Fry, Greet the Sacred Cow, Harold of the Rocks.

Mastodon -- Ember City, Stargasm, Dry Bone Valley, Crack the Skye

Megadeth -- Holy Wars…The Punishment Due, She-Wolf, Tornado of Souls, Trust, Use the Man, Almost Honest, Ashes in Your Mouth, Sleepwalker.

Soundgarden -- Burden in My Hand, Incessant Mace, Blow Up the Outside World, Rusty Cage.

I also would like to see Rage Against the Machine’s Freedom make it to the game, more Them Crooked Vultures, Toadies, Steve Vai, Hotei, Acidman, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, The Birthday, 311, Killswitch Engage, The Dear Hunter, Joe Satriani, Minus the Bear, Queensryche, The Stone Roses, and blues packs.

I have requested all of this and a ton more, but this is just limited to bands already in the game.

YYZ
YYZ
July 18, 2015 6:21 pm

You can cross out “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Amanda” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” now.

Michael Sørensen
July 5, 2015 9:21 am

We’ve got Crazy Little Thing called love from Queen now 🙂

cuban engineer
cuban engineer
January 12, 2015 7:13 am

Rage against the machine:

The ghost of tom joad
People of the sun
Testify
Sleep now in the fire
Guerilla radio

Scoobs
Scoobs
November 27, 2014 5:57 pm

I’m a little late to the party here but considering Scotty Stapp has been in the news recently for not having much in his bank account, maybe it’s time already for another Creed pack!

Wilkins Micawber
Wilkins Micawber
November 22, 2014 4:52 pm

I would include the Doors on this list. They skipped over a lot of their more guitar centric songs (“Love Me Two Times”, “People Are Strange”, “L.A. Woman”, etc.). On the Allman Brothers Band, it would be difficult to replicate many of their best songs, as many of them require a slide to play. I’m not sure if Rocksmith could handle slide playing, so they would just be great for rhythm players. Of course, they have other hits that were omitted.

Instead of repeat packs, why don’t we focus on more genre diversity with new packs. We could use something to shake things up a bit…

Wilkins Micawber
Wilkins Micawber
November 23, 2014 10:25 pm
Reply to  Daniel

I stand corrected; I totally forgot about those tracks. Still, alot of the Allman Brother’s best stuff is their long jams. That is what I would want to see, as it is some really great stuff, but not many tracks like that have been done and I assume that it would be fairly difficult. I would love to see them in the game a second time, but I just don’t see it happening… 🙁

FedeX
FedeX
November 22, 2014 12:35 pm

I agree and enjoy most of the list Elliot, but i think IRON MAIDEN needs a second 5 pack. I know i need it!

Captainoffun22
Captainoffun22
November 30, 2014 7:12 am
Reply to  FedeX

Up The Irons

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
November 20, 2014 12:46 pm

if this old Rush song doen’t make it in a Rush Pack it may qualify for a Need Moar Cow Bell Pack

Spartacus
Spartacus
November 20, 2014 7:54 am

Some Cult -- sanctuary, rain, love removal, fire woman, lil devil, wild flower

Ramones -- teenage lobotomy, Judy is a punk, beat on brat, sedated, pinheads, etc

Ethan
Ethan
November 20, 2014 2:14 am

Everyone
use the request app for 2112
so we can get 2112 🙂

Krazyscotsman
Krazyscotsman
November 19, 2014 6:16 pm

My Choices:

38 Special
Caught Up in You
Hold on Loosely

Motley Crue
Kickstart My Heart
Shout At the Devil
Wild Side
Shout at the Devil

Metallica
One
Master of Puppets
Pretty much anything off of Kill Them All

Poison
Fallen Angel
Life Goes On (CC solos in this song are awesome)
Look What the Cat Dragged In

Ozzy
Shot in the Dark
Crazy Train
Road to Nowhere
… and a ton of others

AC/DC
ANY

Eric Clapton

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Krazyscotsman
Krazyscotsman
November 19, 2014 6:19 pm
Reply to  Krazyscotsman

OH And Any VAN HALEN

HA!
HA!
November 19, 2014 10:42 pm
Reply to  Krazyscotsman

At least he got Poison on the right page of the forum 😉

Ethan
Ethan
November 19, 2014 12:30 am

Rocksmith 2014 should have a long song pack
with
2112
rime of the ancient mariner
octavarium

Chris
Chris
November 19, 2014 4:10 pm
Reply to  Ethan

Sky Babies by The Wildhearts.

Fuck there should just be some Wildhearts!

Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes
November 18, 2014 9:20 pm

Chicago.

The first album was SO bluesy is amazing, tracks like “I’m A Man”, “South California Purples”, and “Poem 58” would fit right in, plus other tracks from other albums such as “Make Me Smile”, “Mississippi Delta Blues”, “Dialogue”, and Terry Kath’s own tribute to Jimi Hendrix “Oh Thank You Great Spirit”

Lucifist
Lucifist
November 18, 2014 5:29 pm

A second pack from Iron Maiden or Disturbed wouldn’t be too shabby.

(The ‘request a song’ app is tired of me.)

colin mcsloy
colin mcsloy
November 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Would love a creation records 5 pack.

My Five would be
Teenage Fanclub- Neil Jung
Sugar- If I can’t change your’ mind
Primal Scream- Kill all the Hippies
Oasis-cigarettes and alcohol
Bernard Butler- Stay

Chris
Chris
November 18, 2014 4:39 am

I agree with all Elliot’s Picks.

Seems to me that Radiohead’s Anyone Can Play Guitar is absolutely perfect and vital for the game 🙂

Mike
Mike
November 17, 2014 10:46 pm

I’d like to see a second pack from any or all of the following.

Alice In Chains
My Chemical Romance
Green Day
Queen
Weezer
REM
Rise Against
The Who
The Doors
Muse

Noah (TheSpyGamer)
Noah (TheSpyGamer)
November 17, 2014 9:03 pm

I’d be pretty happy with new DLC from the majority of the bands on this list, especially Weezer, Queen, Boston, and Muse to name a few.

Here’s my personal wishlist of tracks:

Weezer:

El Scorcho
In The Garage
Eulogy For A Rock Band
(There’s some pretty sweet stuff on the new album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzIO2t1-d4g )
The British Are Coming
(More from the new album probably.)
Burndt Jamb
No One Else
Surf Wax America
(I could keep going, but I won’t. 😆 )

Queen:

Don’t Stop Me Now
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Play The Game
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Another One Bites The Dust
Maybe Bicycle Race and Seven Seas of Rhye too.

For Muse, I’d probably be cool with most of their stuff, and I dig the solo in Madness, so there’s that.

Some other bands I’d like to see come back:

Cake
The Strokes (Vision of Division, Automatic Stop, and lots more that I can’t think of at the moment. 😛 )
The Black Keys (More of their older songs would be great, like Girl is On My Mind and Them Eyes, for example.)

The White Stripes (Astro, Ball and Biscuit, etc.)
Deftones
The Cure (Friday I’m In Love was a noticable exception in their pack.)
Alter Bridge
And maybe some more from international artists like the B’z and Golden Bomber

P.S.

I’m totally onboard for the “Singles out, but need packs list. 😀

CXSTEVE
CXSTEVE
November 18, 2014 10:41 am

Give me more of The Strokes, just go ahead and do the entire Is This It, album please!

sam
sam
November 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Hell yes to some Modest Mouse……PLEASE!!!!

chris
chris
November 18, 2014 3:25 pm
Reply to  sam

😀 😀 😀

StevenCX
StevenCX
November 17, 2014 5:04 pm

Oasis are not a guilty pleasure at all and for sure have the catalog to warrant 2nd DLC. I would go with some of their amazing B Sides 1. Aquiesce 2. The Masterplan 3. Stay Young a newer song when the media prematurely labeled them as past their prime 4. The Importance of Being Idle and 1 more of their classics 5. Slide Away

BJ
BJ
November 17, 2014 4:50 pm

More Maiden.

Coyote
November 17, 2014 3:58 pm

Hoo boy. I like a lot of the choices here (not such a Green Day or Pearl Jam fan, but to each his own), but my vote would be 1000% for more Rush and more Boston.

Rush -- all those options are good, but I’d also love to get La Villa Strangiato, Natural Science, Jacob’s Ladder, Time Stand Still, Force Ten, Roll the Bones, Driven, The Wreckers, Anthem, or even “Rivendell.” 🙂 Okay, seriously, just about anything Rush would make me happy.

Blue Oyster Cult! The Imaginos version of Astronomy has some decent guitar (I prefer the original, but it was more dependent upon the piano). I Love the Night, M.E. 262, Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll, and In Thee would all include some good period rock. And for fun factor, Black Blade or Joan Crawford would be hilarious, if not particularly instructional.

We could also go several packs before exhausting the potential of The Who. Sheesh!

BB King and Albert King need a pack of their own! Heart’s got plenty of interesting stuff to be worth a pack of their own as well. At least another 3-pack. I guess I could say the same about CCR, Billy Idol, Chicago, etc.

Thomaz
Thomaz
November 17, 2014 3:39 pm

The Clash

I fought the law
Complete control
The card cheat
Rock the casbah
Jimmy Jazz

Blink 182

First Date
The Rock Show
Always
I miss you ( the rock version, not the shitty one)

Maroon 5( yes, maroon 5)

Maps
Makes me Wonder
Won’t go home without you

Sublime

Date Rape
Jailhouse
Pawn Shop
What happened
Ebin
Badfish
Superstar Punani

Fall out boy

Headfirst slide into cooperstown on a bad bet
West coast smoker
What a catch donnie
Alone together
Disloyal order of water buffaloes

Foster the people (they had one song)

Best Friend
Coming of age
Houdini
I would do anything for you
Are you what you want to be

The Who

Real good looking boy
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Eminence front
Young man blues
Going mobile

Offspring

Want you bad
Pretty fly
The kids aren’t alright

Muse

Survival
Starlight
Assassin
Uprising
Panic Station

Well, i will probably not get any of these songs though 🙁

old guy
old guy
November 17, 2014 3:17 pm

More iron maiden, blink, SRV, red fang, radiohead, interpol, and oasis

Mike
Mike
November 17, 2014 1:19 pm

Nickelback (Come at me bro):

Burn It To The Ground
Animals
Too Bad

Avenged Sevenfold:

Shepard of Fire
Unholy Confessions
Hail to the King

Deftones:

Bored
Mein
7 Words

Pantera:

5 Minutes Alone
This Love
I’m Broken

Iron Maiden:

Hallow Be Thy Name
Powerslave
Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Megadeth:

Peace Sells
Sweating Bullets
Holy Wars…Punishment Due

System of a Down:

Chop Suey
Spiders
Lonely Day

Green Day:

Welcome to Paradise
Jaded
Wake Me Up When September Ends

Muse:

Assassin
Panic Station
Starlight

Weezer:

Troublemaker
Back to the Shack
Beverly Hills

No Doubt:

Just A Girl
Hella Good
Sunday Morning

chris
chris
November 17, 2014 2:52 pm
Reply to  Mike

i want more nickelback too especially that one song they were playing when chad got hit in the head by a rock.

Rich
Rich
November 17, 2014 12:39 pm

Throw a dart for Rush. Here are some I believe would be so damn awesome in RS:

2112
Cygnus X-1 Book 2: Hemispheres
La Villa Strangiato
Entre Nous
Bastille Day
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Distant Early Warning
Analog Kid
Kid Gloves
Roll the Bones
Dreamline

blah blah blah. Really, more Rush is a good thing indeed.

And sure, more Muse ain’t a bad thing either. Panic Station, Assassin? Yes please.

More Maiden! Powerslave would fill a void. Maybe Phantom of the Opera? Tailgunner? Wicker Man?

Although we have 3 incredible Duran Duran songs, here are a few that I think bassists would be supremely pleased with:

Last Chance on the Stairway
New Religion

HA!
HA!
November 17, 2014 10:54 am

You know what else would be really fun? An instrumental only pack from some of these artists. Like:

Rush- La Villa Strangiato (…or Leave That Thing Alone or Where’s My Thing)
Iron Maiden- Losfer Words
SRV- Scuttle Buttin’
The Who- The Ox
Funkadelic- Maggot Brain
Edgar Winter Group- Frankenstein (I know they don’t have DLC, but fits right in)

Rich
Rich
November 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Reply to  HA!

Ah yeah, I left the other two instrumentals off of my list. Both would be really awesome. MORE RUSH!! 😀

colin mcsloy
colin mcsloy
November 18, 2014 12:28 pm
Reply to  HA!

+1 on maggot brain

chris
chris
November 17, 2014 10:47 am

Rush:

2112
Fly by Night
The Trees
Closer to the Heart
Anthem
Bastille Day

Iron Maiden:

Hallowed be thy Name
Children of the Damned
Wasted Years
22 Accacia Avenue
Powerslave

Alice in Chains:

Rooster
Nutshell
Heaven Beside You
Dirt
Down in a Hole
Bleed the Freak

Green Day:

21 Guns
When I Come Around
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Wake me Up When September Ends
Holiday

Radiohead:

2+2=5
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
No Surprises
Knives Out

AFI:

Medicate
Morningstar
Love Like Winter
6 to 8
Dancing Through Sunday
God Called in Sick Today
Clove Smoke Catharsis

The White Stripes:

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Girl, You have no Faith in Medicine
We’re Going to be Friends
Ball and Biscuit

Silverchair:

Ana’s Song (Open Fire)
Anthem for the Year 2000
Israel’s Son
Leave me Out
Slave
Pure Massacre

Modest Mouse:

Dramamine
Dashboard
Missed the Boat
Fire it Up
I Came as a Rat
Tiny Cities Made of Ashes

HA!
HA!
November 17, 2014 10:36 am

If we ever got a Maiden Pack 02, I would love to see:

Wasted Years
Running Free (much older, but such fun guitar/bass)
Hallowed be Thy Name
Flash of the Blade
Powerslave

Susan Davis
Susan Davis
November 17, 2014 6:04 am

Dio.

Also, Sigur Rós.

Ashley
Ashley
November 17, 2014 5:27 am

Iron Maiden pack #2 songs
Seventh son of a seventh son
Prisoner
The evil that men do
22 accacia avenue
children of the damned
sanctuary
Powerslave
Afraid to shoot strangers
El Dorado
Running free

Ethan
Ethan
November 17, 2014 5:41 am
Reply to  Ashley

why did you not add Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
that is like one of the best songs

Jeam95
Jeam95
November 17, 2014 8:31 am
Reply to  Ethan

Oh yes! Rime of the ancient mariner is one of my favourite themes of Powerslave.

Rich
Rich
November 17, 2014 12:44 pm
Reply to  Jeam95

Ah crap, I left that off my list by accident as well. Rime’ would be brilliant.

FedeX
FedeX
November 22, 2014 12:29 pm
Reply to  Rich

I would really really love another Iron Maiden pack.

Revelations
Wasted Years
The longest day
etc
etc
etc

lilG
lilG
November 17, 2014 5:06 am

Where’s the Lil’ Wayne pack? guys got skillz :mrgreen:

Unmuscleman
Unmuscleman
November 17, 2014 3:24 am

Muse
Black Keys

AC/DC
Black Sabbath
CCR
Dave Matthews
John Mayer
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Violet Femmes
ZZ Top
GNR
Van Halen
Led Zeppelin (super pack) I know it’s never going to happen.

HA!
HA!
November 17, 2014 10:31 am
Reply to  Unmuscleman

Muse
Black Keys

*end post*

Victorvonbass
Victorvonbass
November 17, 2014 2:33 am

My 10 picks:

Incubus
Biffy Clyro
Billy Talent
Offspring
Green Day
Blink 182
The Strokes
Pearl Jam
The Cure
Rise Against

Jack
Jack
November 17, 2014 1:53 am

Where’s Iron Maiden
🙁

Mark
Mark
November 17, 2014 1:35 am

I like/love most of these songs suggested. But I am noticing a lot of radio hits, that while not note for note like Rocksmith is, are easily accessible online with tablature and with a little adjusting or tweaking one can learn for free. I would love it if Rocksmith attempted deeper album tracks. Ones harder to find and learn by ear. It’s great to get a note for note on that wicked solo from Runnin’ Down A Dream, but Free Fallin’ and I Won’t Back Down are 25 years old and quite a lot of guitar playing fans of these songs know them already. Deeper tracks like Tom Petty’s One More Day, One More Night springs to mind. Pearl Jam’s Inside Job. The Who’s The Real Me. Songs like that. Or entire albums would be mindblowing. I would pay the high asking price for the entire Quadrophenia album, among many others.

Ethan
Ethan
November 17, 2014 3:17 am
Reply to  Daniel

Iron Maiden is popular
and is at number 2 on top ten list with Metallica at 1
and Iron Maiden songs are challenging
so why is Iron Maiden not on this list
Judas Priest is at 6 place on the list

HA!
HA!
November 17, 2014 1:21 am

I think that Pearl Jam and Green Day are the most under represented and hopefully most likely. I would really love more Aerosmith and Boston as I feel both have a ton of great songs not in the game yet.

Most of the other have a lot already. Having over 10 seems like overkill given so many new bands that could come first. And that pains me to say as a huge Rush and Maiden fan haha

U2 For Rocksmith
U2 For Rocksmith
November 17, 2014 12:33 am

Repeat?

Weezer, Heart, Pat Benatar, Clash, Aerosmith

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 17, 2014 12:29 am

You know who needs a pack? Twisted Sister

I Wanna Rock
The Price
You Can’t Stop Rock And Roll

jap
jap
November 17, 2014 12:02 am

how about stone temple pilots.

Bob
Bob
November 16, 2014 11:20 pm

My choice for second DLC needed: The Strokes. Current Strokes DLC is excellent and these would be my picks for second DLC:

Hard to Explain
Ize of the World
Metabolism
Machu Pichu
One Way Trigger

Jed
Jed
November 16, 2014 10:31 pm

Oh man, I’d love some more Jack White!

300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
Ball & Biscuit
High Ball Stepper
Steady As She Goes
and of course…
Leck Mich im Arsch, ft. Insane Clown Posse

jayrock
jayrock
November 16, 2014 10:19 pm

I think there needs to be a Scorpions 02 pack!

jayrock
jayrock
November 16, 2014 10:17 pm

Rush, Iron Maiden, or the Clash. 2112 would be awesome, although I wonder if you would have to tune the guitar during the song to play Discovery. Perhaps some La Villa Strangiato to punish the masses. A new clash pack would require Rudy Can’t Fail.

nullPointer
nullPointer
November 16, 2014 11:26 pm
Reply to  jayrock

Yes to all of these! In the case of Rush we need some Trees! And in addition to your excellent pick of Rudy Can’t Fail (my first car was named Rudy after this song), we also need Tommy Gun and White Man in Hammersmith Palais. As far as Maiden we need to give ’em a marathon … I say Rime of the Ancient Mariner!

Jayrock
Jayrock
November 17, 2014 10:37 am
Reply to  nullPointer

Strangely, I never liked the song Trees. Maybe I should give it another listen.

Diego Altieres
Diego Altieres
November 16, 2014 8:15 pm

Elliot, sorry but i need a little more RadioHead;

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
15 Step
Little By Little

And a Foo Fighters Wasting Light Pack:

Bridge Burning
Rope
Dear Rosemary
+ Something From Nothing

or maybe QOTSA …Like Clockwork Full Album…

something like that will be great!!
greetings from south america!!

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
November 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Rush
Megadeth
Kiss
Iron Maiden
Aerosmith

Dan Amrich
November 16, 2014 7:08 pm

Allow me to be the first only to say Parliament.

Elliott
Admin
November 16, 2014 7:18 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

Well we need a pack for Parliament/Funkadelic. Guess we need to work on the “Bands that have singles that deserve packs” article…

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 16, 2014 7:44 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

Requested months ago… and funkadelic too. I wish…

jayrock
jayrock
November 16, 2014 10:09 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich
HA!
HA!
November 17, 2014 12:28 am
Reply to  Dan Amrich

Not the only, I agree 100%. Let’s tear the roof off this sucka!

the defenestrator
the defenestrator
November 17, 2014 3:48 pm
Reply to  HA!

That one is available. Unfortunately, I only have about 75% of the funk necessary to play it.

HA!
HA!
November 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Hahaha. I know, but it sounded fun to say. Great comment, actually made me lol.

And your posting name is awesome. Big fan.

Susan Davis
Susan Davis
November 17, 2014 6:03 am
Reply to  Dan Amrich

We need more interplanetary funksmanship!

colin mcsloy
colin mcsloy
November 18, 2014 12:32 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

A funk pack would be awesome! Bit of Curtis!

charlie
charlie
November 16, 2014 5:53 pm

what about a second pack of Godsmack?

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 16, 2014 5:51 pm

I agree with all of the list of ten aside from oasis (I fckng HATE oasis), and I would buy a pack from each of those 9 bands again happily, I wouldn’t get any of Elliott’s choices though. I didn’t the first time either, although I’m going to get the Radiohead songs sooner or later.

As well as the 9 from the first list I would love to see again, I would personally love more Maiden, Mastodon, The Doors, and a better killswitch engage pack would be welcome for me too.

Nice article guys.

Elliott
Admin
November 16, 2014 6:02 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

At the very least you should get Basket Case for the excellent bass line.

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 16, 2014 7:46 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Haha! I hate green day. I was a fugazi/no FX guy for years before green day came along, and when they did they were too lightweight for my tastes.

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 16, 2014 8:04 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

I just checked the bass video for that song, it was functional, not bad, but ‘excellent’? Not in my book, not by a long way. I also thought the Killers basslines are generic and pretty boring too, we seem to really differ vastly on what makes a good bassline.
Excellent basslines in my opinion would include any of the songs by Rush, Boston, BOC, Bowie, Clash (even though they are easy they are very creative), Living colour, RHCP, Maiden (a lot of root note chugging, but it’s intense and his fills are beastly!), Lamb of God (surprised me how good they were), The who (although the pack doesn’t feature the best basslines Entwhistle has to offer of course). But no, not Basket Case, not by my standards. Sorry.

Elliott
Admin
November 16, 2014 9:08 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

Fair enough, hope you like Optimistic when you get the Radiohead pack

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 16, 2014 6:11 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

KISS

God Of Thunder
Strutter
Hell Or Halleujah
Firehouse
Lick It Up

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 16, 2014 7:47 pm
Reply to  Noname Rocker

Yeah, another Kiss pack would be welcome from me too.

Trav
Trav
November 19, 2014 12:17 pm
Reply to  Noname Rocker

Rock Bottom
Calling Dr. Love
Deuce
War Machine
Love Gun
Parasite

You could easily do a 10 pack of great KISS tunes. I know they seem to get a lot of hate because they keep touring with imposters (I know I can’t stomach seeing them live anymore) but there’s no denying they’ve made some great music over the years that inspired an entire generation of Rockers back in the day.

Pieter
Pieter
November 16, 2014 5:27 pm

An extra The cure pack for sure!! Bass and guitar

dougybongy
dougybongy
November 16, 2014 5:26 pm

System of a down!

More form the first album..

Corey
Corey
November 16, 2014 5:21 pm

With their massive catalog and complicated guitarwork (and basslines!), Iron Maiden definitely has my vote. Holding out hope for Paschendale, Dance of Death, and El Dorado for the newer crowd.

D Dub
D Dub
November 16, 2014 5:03 pm

Would love to see another REM pack, not holding my breath though.

Elliott
Admin
November 16, 2014 5:09 pm
Reply to  D Dub

I was actually considering adding them under my picks. Man on The Moon, Orange Crush, Stand, It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine), Drive, Radio Free Europe, etc. 😛

Finsterfolly
Finsterfolly
November 16, 2014 5:18 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Driver 8, These Days, Begin the Begin, Cuyahoga,…. And it goes on.

FFFunk
FFFunk
November 16, 2014 4:49 pm

More Iron Maiden required ! ^^

Kortex
Kortex
November 16, 2014 4:55 pm
Reply to  FFFunk

Totally agree

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 16, 2014 8:04 pm
Reply to  Kortex

thirded.

nullPointer
nullPointer
November 16, 2014 11:16 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

Up The Irons!!

Ethan
Ethan
November 17, 2014 1:57 am
Reply to  nullPointer

Lot’s of good songs
like Hallowed Be Thy Name
that was number 2 on top ten list
and Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
but I would like to see 2112
and uprising

spiritualist
spiritualist
November 17, 2014 4:16 am
Reply to  FFFunk

Exactly!

JoeGrip
JoeGrip
November 16, 2014 4:45 pm

I really want another offspring pack! But I also wish there would be some packs for bands that don’t even have one yet… Bad religion or five finger death punch please!

Kortex
Kortex
November 16, 2014 4:33 pm

We definitely need RHCP pack. Flea and John F are great musicians

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
November 16, 2014 4:47 pm
Reply to  Kortex

I agree. However, you comment is misplaced in an article about bands getting a second pack.

Kortex
Kortex
November 16, 2014 4:53 pm
Reply to  WonderWaage

Sorry. My bad 🙂

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 16, 2014 8:07 pm
Reply to  Kortex

sadly, according to the info on the most requested acts, they have been asked and the only possible deduction for there still being no pack is they have said no for some reason or another, or have impossible demands to allow their songs used -- for now.

Kortex
Kortex
November 17, 2014 1:44 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

Paul Cross reply about RHCP pack (before the end the year) -- nope. ‘Fraid not. We’ll keep badgering them… 🙁

bickalicious
bickalicious
November 16, 2014 4:30 pm

Incubus! 5 pack this time!

Elliott
Admin
November 16, 2014 6:08 pm
Reply to  bickalicious

Definitely, we need Sick Sad Little World, Stellar, and Make Yourself at the very least

Pieter
Pieter
November 16, 2014 4:29 pm

From your list: green day! Followed by the clash. However clash would be most needed; we’re serious lacking some reggae influences to learn. Both bandswould be amazing!

Matthew
Matthew
November 16, 2014 4:24 pm

I’d really suspect another Muse or Avenged Sevenfold pack, as they seem to be the two biggest modern rock bands who have guitar playing fans.

Matthew
Matthew
November 16, 2014 5:48 pm
Reply to  Matthew

Also My Chemical Romance, considering their three pack had nothing from Revenge and only 1 from the black parade.

Elliott
Admin
November 16, 2014 5:49 pm
Reply to  Matthew

Dead!

Mike
Mike
November 17, 2014 9:20 am
Reply to  Matthew

I just hope MCR’s breakup doesn’t make it less likely we will get more.

Gizmo94pl
Gizmo94pl
November 16, 2014 3:59 pm

What about list of band with 1 or 2 downloadable songs but needs a pack, like: Pixies, David Bowie, The Vines.
I would like to read that.

Elliott
Admin
November 16, 2014 4:05 pm
Reply to  Gizmo94pl

The article shall just be my list of Vampire Weekend and Modest Mouse songs :mrgreen:

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Reply to  Gizmo94pl

Bowie would rule:

Moonage Daydream
Fame
Jean Genie
Lady Stardust
Black Country Rock

Aly
Aly
November 16, 2014 3:59 pm

The Rush 3-pack I kept hoping for for Rock Band was Bastille Day, Driven, and Freewill. I know Bastille Day’s kind of a pipe dream, but I do dig the hell out of it 😀

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
November 16, 2014 4:49 pm
Reply to  Aly

Bastille Day is absolutely incredible… I also love Lakeside Park, and would love to see it, but that too, is a pipedream.

HA!
HA!
November 17, 2014 12:31 am
Reply to  WonderWaage

I would LOVE Bastille Day, Anthem, and Dreamline!

ted
ted
November 16, 2014 3:48 pm

Nickelback 😎