Rocksmith 2014 DLC 10/21 – Arena Rock Song Pack

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Rocksmith fans, are you ready? I said ARE YOU READY? I said ARE YOU REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADY!

The Rocksmith 2014 DLC you’ve all been waiting for (or at least I have) has finally arrived! It’s time to rock to some of the best hair metal (and real metal, which surprised me) this game has ever seen! Put on your tightest tight pants, layer on the AquaNet, bust out the ol’ Jackson, and take a trip down to The Strip in a car fuelled exclusively on tasty riffs! The Arena Rock songs are here!

Let’s take a look at the songs in this week’s batch of sweet, sweet singles:

First off, we have Autograph‘s rhythm game debut with Turn Up the Radio. Whether you’re taking a trip through time in your hot tub or driving down the streets of Vice City, you’re bound to recognize this rocker. Next, we have Billy Squier telling us all about the music industry in his classic The Stroke! The surprise of this pack is definitely Dio’s metal masterpiece Holy Diver. It’s definitely not the first song I think of when I think arena rock. The next song on our journey of totally awesome rock is something you’re bound to have Nothin’ but a Good Time with. That’s right, it’s the legendary hair metal group Poison! Finally, we end off with Seventeen by Winger, something I never thought I’d see in another rhythm game.

“Hold on, I need to chime in here…”

*a wild Elliott appears*

I am absolutely floored that Seventeen has been brought to Rocksmith! Winger’s Seventeen (in my opinion) is one of the most enjoyable songs to play on plastic guitar that Guitar Hero ever gave us. What a monster riff combined with two incredibly satisfying solos. Thanks Ubisoft!

*poof*

One thing to note is that, because this is mostly hair metal, 3/5 songs are in Eb Standard. If you hate downtuning, then it might be best to avoid this pack. If, however, you enjoy the sounds of pure rockage, then go buy this now!

Arena Rock Singles – $11.99 / Steam

Are you pouting because you’re totally down for these sweet 80s riffs, or are you pouting because you think this music is a cheapening of all that was good? Let us know in the comments!

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vonhelen
May 29, 2015 2:32 am

Love that the Riff Repeater is into these bands 🙂

C
C
October 23, 2014 10:35 am

@Elliott…thanks for the quick responses I’ll give it a try this afternoon appreciate the help, thanks again…

Jopv
Jopv
October 22, 2014 10:17 pm

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best dlc ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THX JESUS!!

C
C
October 22, 2014 8:51 pm

@Elliot…No the link you guys post just takes me to FB sign in page…do I have to be on a PC? I post here thru my phone..

Elliott
Admin
October 22, 2014 11:27 pm
Reply to  C

Yes, try on your desktop computer or switch to “desktop mode” on your mobile browser (confusing eh?)

C
C
October 22, 2014 8:30 pm

Ok stupid question….I keep reading I don’t need a Facebook account for the request app but when I hit the link FB requires me to sign in so wtf???? I’ve tried going thru ubisoft forums with no luck and loathe the thought of signing up for FB just to check this out…what am I doing wrong?? Is this app accessible on a different site or am I just screwed cause I haven’t used FB since ’08 and have no intention of ever using that site…any help appreciated, thanks…

Elliott
Admin
October 22, 2014 8:39 pm
Reply to  C

You don’t see the UPlay Login?

mhu
mhu
October 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Hey, forgive me as I am going to ask a very noobish question, but I’ve never found an answer anywhere and watching Elison’s video for “The Stroke” reminded me of it:
How does one hit non consecutive chords with a pick, without hitting the chords in between ? Like right there: http://youtu.be/x5LIkKMtxjI?t=29s

HolyHandGrenade
HolyHandGrenade
October 22, 2014 1:30 pm
Reply to  mhu

In that context, you means strings, not chords. Just rest your index finger on B or touch B with the top of your ring finger while putting pressure on G and e. Strum all 3 strings.

mhu
mhu
October 22, 2014 5:35 pm

Ah, thanks a lot !

Jeff
Jeff
October 22, 2014 8:45 am

You know a pack is good when Elison is air drumming in all three videos I’ve watched so far.

JakeSeattleX19
October 22, 2014 12:31 am

fun pack to play, now to work on my 2 hand tapping

Bob (the real one)
Bob (the real one)
October 22, 2014 12:13 am

DIO on Rocksmith 😈 😈 😈
Great :mrgreen:

KaiRuiSi
KaiRuiSi
October 21, 2014 7:02 pm

Was excited when saw that “Turn up” was going to be in this pack. But blown away about the others! Dio?!? Winger!?! Squier!?! Unfortunately at work now and the damn clock seems to be going backwards!!! HURRY UP DAMN YOU!!! I got dolla bills to throw at Ubisoft!! Great pack guys, keep the 80’s rock coming!

RushYes
RushYes
October 21, 2014 6:07 pm

Now this pack takes me back! Great songs for guitarist not much of a challenge for Bassist but for beginning bassists this is stuff that many of us cut our teeth on in the 80’s and it’s great for beginners. Thank you UBI!

anthony
anthony
October 21, 2014 5:02 pm

finally some great 80’s songs we need more songs like these. I only wish it was a pack instead of needing to buy them all seperate

raynebc
raynebc
October 21, 2014 3:50 pm

I’ll probably get the whole set.

D00d
D00d
October 21, 2014 2:50 pm

Official trailer embed is broken. It’s “https” not “httpv”.

Elliott
Admin
October 21, 2014 2:53 pm
Reply to  D00d

it’s actually “httpv” but I forgot a slash.

If anyone wants to embed videos in the comments just use httpvh://

D00d
D00d
October 21, 2014 5:33 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Oh cool. Nice to know.

Dyseman
Dyseman
October 21, 2014 12:29 pm

!@#$ing Eb!! And I like these songs too. G!@ D!@# E F!@#ing Flat! Buying another Bass to keep downtuned. F!@#

/rage off

C
C
October 21, 2014 8:46 am

Beautiful….I mentioned squire and Dio in last thread so please excuse me while I stand in the corner and ‘stroke’ my holy diver….

Jkro
Jkro
October 21, 2014 2:20 pm
Reply to  C

LMAO! Nothin but a good time!

Aces High
Aces High
October 21, 2014 2:44 pm
Reply to  Jkro

lolol

HA!
HA!
October 21, 2014 6:14 pm
Reply to  Jkro

Turn up the radio so the neighbors don’t hear!

Dak
Dak
October 21, 2014 7:26 am

Well looks like Dio has finally overloaded this content enumerating motherfucker.

Restart just to get the DLC to show up, then crash it a few more times.. this fucking xbox needs to be thrown into the midnight sea.

I just want to play Holy Diver.. how hard could that be?

Aces High
Aces High
October 21, 2014 7:01 am

Beyond even my own expectations. Hopefully this is a sign of more to come from some of these bands.

They’re off to a fantastic start to their promised amazing fall/winter DLC lineup-- I hope it keeps the momentum.

Floder
Floder
October 21, 2014 5:56 am

The cover of the Eminem’s song is actually pretty good, probably will buy this one.

(You can feed now)

Honky thom
Honky thom
October 21, 2014 5:05 am

I’ll get Holy Diver to play on guitar, but I’m not much of a fan of any of the others. Maybe the Winger track too. But the others, no thanks, not for me. After so many weeks of nothing fun/challenging on bass (IMO), I am a bit disappointed, these are all dead easy.

Victorvonbass
Victorvonbass
October 21, 2014 4:22 am

I am not huge on 80s stuff, but The Stroke is a definite buy for me.

On the fence on most of the others. Leaning in for Holy Diver, leaning away for some of the others. Will wait for the charts.

the defenestrator
the defenestrator
October 21, 2014 12:47 pm
Reply to  Victorvonbass

Same here for the most part. Lack of Def Leppard still gets my goat. Hey, I’ve seen your score attack rankings on bass -- nice work.

IZ
IZ
October 21, 2014 6:22 pm

They know we want Leppard. Maybe they’re releasing a 5-pack in the near future.

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 22, 2014 2:03 am
Reply to  IZ

Yes!

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
October 21, 2014 2:55 am

I will surely be getting Dio… Oh yes…

IZ
IZ
October 21, 2014 2:37 am

DIO!!!!! AND BILLY SQUIER!!!!! 😯

jeam95
jeam95
October 21, 2014 2:30 am

Oh my god!!! DIO!!! 😈 😈

Klagnutts
Klagnutts
October 21, 2014 2:19 am

Fuckin’ Muff Diver… Not interested personally but a lot of people seem happy, which is good.

Rich
Rich
October 21, 2014 2:03 am

Looks like much more to offer while playing guitar than bass. Can’t complain since I have been strictly bass for months now. Time to to give the strat and les Paul double cut some much needed action.

Gary Drew
Gary Drew
October 21, 2014 1:39 am

So ready for a Slipknot pack. And Trivium. And Slayer. And Stone Sour.

Jayson
Jayson
October 21, 2014 12:12 pm
Reply to  Gary Drew

Slipknot dropped a new album today and it makes Iowa sound like Kiss.

Gary Drew
Gary Drew
October 21, 2014 1:29 am

Think I’m losing my mind or going blind, but it’s not up on Xbox live.

Elliott
Admin
October 21, 2014 3:00 am
Reply to  Gary Drew

Not till 5 AM EST

Dak
Dak
October 21, 2014 5:28 am
Reply to  Elliott

yeah still not up there

Elliott
Admin
October 21, 2014 12:50 pm
Reply to  Dak

All the songs are up now

evilernie
evilernie
October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
Reply to  Dak

11:47am still not even listed on steam or in the game,(new updates , the white stripes).!!!!!
oklahoma

evilernie
evilernie
October 21, 2014 1:04 pm
Reply to  evilernie

when can we expect it on steam ?

Elliott
Admin
October 21, 2014 1:06 pm
Reply to  evilernie

in the next hour

Ethan
Ethan
October 21, 2014 1:10 am

If they picked Lonely Is The Night
I would of bought it
but Holy Diver and Nothin But a Good Time
Is so cool
I asked Dan about holy diver
and he said -- There’s always a chance for anything, but if a lot of people would like Holy Diver, then a lot of people need to use the request app linked above to suggest Holy Diver. 🙂 (BTW, Dio or Killswitch Engage?)
——————————————
And I’m so happy

Dan Amrich
October 21, 2014 2:47 pm
Reply to  Ethan

Curious — in a case like this, would you want the Killswitch Engage version too? Like, if we have a song in the game and there’s a notable cover of the same song, would that be more of a good thing, or would people feel like “been there, played that”?

I wondered about this with Shinedown and their cover of “Simple Man.”

Ethan
Ethan
October 21, 2014 3:29 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

I think my friend likes the Killswitch Engage
one better but It would be fun to play both

Trav
Trav
October 21, 2014 3:51 pm
Reply to  Ethan

The original is almost always the better way to go. I certainly wouldn’t shell out money for a cover version when the original is already available. I would say once somebody masters the original it is sort of a Rock Smith badge of honor to take what you’ve learned and mess around to get the cover versions “flavor” if that is your desire.

Great tunes btw, very happy with the selections. I wouldn’t call any of these songs my favorites but I like all of them. Definite download for me.

Matthew
Matthew
October 21, 2014 5:55 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

In my opinion, I would prefer just having the original, unless the cover deviates significantly from the original, like Guns n’ Roses’ cover of Knocking On Heaven’s Door.

HA!
HA!
October 21, 2014 6:17 pm
Reply to  Matthew

Or like GnR’s cover of “Live and Let Die”

Ethan
Ethan
October 22, 2014 4:51 am
Reply to  Dan Amrich

Also maybe it could be cover 5 pack
but would It cost more money
as you are doing a cover version

Kenwould
Kenwould
October 22, 2014 9:48 am
Reply to  Dan Amrich

1. If I was a huge Shinedown fan, I would have bought the Skynyrd version and been extremely disappointed if the same song came in the Shinedown pack instead of a different song.
2. Original version isn’t always the best and/or best suited for Rocksmith; “I Will Survive,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “Higher Ground”…
3. I know a lot of people wanted a Metallica pack, I figured you would do stuff they covered. Like a Bob Seger pack, a good cover of “Whiskey in the Jar” by whoever, and regardless of Metallica you should do a MISFITS pack!

MrDoneItAll
MrDoneItAll
October 22, 2014 11:10 am
Reply to  Kenwould

The Thin Lizzy version of Whiskey in the Jar rules! I want a Thin Lizzy pack. :mrgreen:

HA!
HA!
October 22, 2014 11:46 am
Reply to  MrDoneItAll

I’m gonna go request some Thin Lizzy asap

forest1903
Editor
October 22, 2014 11:01 pm
Reply to  HA!

Thin Lizzy would be amazing. Here are my picks for a 5-pack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rDHuXyXRwg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRo3u04vY1E

forest1903
Editor
October 22, 2014 10:22 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

As another example, even though David Bowie’s Version of “The Man Who Sold the World” is already available as DLC, I would also like to see the Nirvana version. Would this be possible, or would it seem redundant as DLC?

Mike
Mike
November 3, 2014 9:54 pm
Reply to  Ethan

Oh will you look at this, we’re getting the KSE version of Holy Diver tomorrow.

Coyote
October 21, 2014 12:58 am

This is one of those “shut up and take my money” moments.

Yusuke
Yusuke
October 21, 2014 12:23 am

Holy fucking Jesus on a stick this week is AMAZING. not only is it fulfilling gh fantasies with Holy Diver, Nothin But a Good Time, and Seventeen, but it has the first custom chart ever created as well! Great choices on top of the new addition to rhythm gaming.

CWS1978
CWS1978
October 20, 2014 11:48 pm

😈 😈 😈

F*** YEA

toshineon
toshineon
October 20, 2014 11:45 pm

Best pack in a long time! Holy Diver is just amazing and I haven’t seen Seventeen in a video game since Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80’s. Welcome additions.

maxime côté
maxime côté
October 20, 2014 11:39 pm

I saw sparks fly from the corner of my eye
when I turned it was love at first sight
I said,”Please excuse me, I didn’t catch your name whoaaa
would be a shame not to ( play with ) you again

maxime côté
maxime côté
October 20, 2014 11:34 pm

my weewee’s touchin the sky!!! ( could be better but for rocksmith this is awesome !)

rainbow in the dark , cauth in the middle , don’t talk to stranger on first dio album could have been great too + the only poison song ( if they had put erhit i would had gone mad as ****)

never really listen to billy squier but ill give a try.

maybe seventeen was to hard to nails it took them the summer probably.

the next rocksmith they really should try to implant (tremolo/floyd) and maybe we could play like crazy but its a dream for now

just hope we dont have to wait 3-4 month for those bicuits

Scoobs
Scoobs
October 20, 2014 11:31 pm

Holy shit! Holy Diver?!

sg
sg
October 20, 2014 11:16 pm

I still can’t figure out the second download of this pack…So excited for HD

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 21, 2014 12:34 am
Reply to  sg

Poison pack:

Unskinny Bop
I Want Action
Talk Dirty To Me
Fallen Angel
Look What The Cat Dragged In

Dio pack:

Stand Up And Shout
The Last In Line
I Speed At Night
Hollywood Black
Rainbow In The Dark

Billy Squier pack:

In The Dark
Lonely Is The Night
Everybody Wants You

Please?

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 21, 2014 12:38 am
Reply to  Noname Rocker

Also:

Alice Cooper pack:

Welcome To My Nightmare
Feed My Frankenstein
Schools Out
Trash
Caught In A Dream

For Halloween?

Mike H
Mike H
October 21, 2014 9:43 am
Reply to  Noname Rocker

Alice Cooper:

Poison
I’m Eighteen
School’s Out
Welcome To My Nightmare
Billion Dollar Babies

Maybe even Elected

forest1903
Editor
October 20, 2014 11:13 pm

In case the Poison video has been blocked in your country, here is the official version:

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 21, 2014 12:27 am
Reply to  forest1903

Best assorted rocksmith dlc ever!

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 21, 2014 12:45 am
Reply to  forest1903

Why would it be blocked? Is there nudity or something?

forest1903
Editor
October 21, 2014 8:12 am
Reply to  Noname Rocker

The link to the song in the article is blocked in my country (the United States, oddly enough), so I thought I might link to the official video, since that won’t be taken down for copyright any time soon.

Elliott
Admin
October 21, 2014 10:30 pm
Reply to  forest1903

I changed it but funny thing, it’s blocked for me 😆

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
October 20, 2014 11:01 pm

Awesome pack. Very happy :metal:

Matthew
Matthew
October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Holy Diver ERMAGERD!!!!!!!!

Thomaz
Thomaz
October 20, 2014 10:57 pm

looks like double tapping city in this pack… oh well, that’s something i need to improve.

i’m just sad this pack didn’t include play with me by extreme

FFFunk
FFFunk
October 21, 2014 1:52 pm
Reply to  Thomaz

Ho god I wish it was here too. But hoppefully it’s not because a 5 pack will come soon. 😆

dave
dave
October 20, 2014 10:35 pm

DIO!!! 😈

Question now is, when will they go back and issue 3-5 packs for these bands?

HA!
HA!
October 20, 2014 10:42 pm
Reply to  dave

I think Dio and Squier packs would be great. I’m on the fence about Poison, but I don’t think Autograph and/or Winger packs will happen nor need to, imo.

Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
October 21, 2014 2:03 am
Reply to  dave

Maybe in about a year though it’s obvious they’ll release Every Rose Has its Thorn on the 10th February next year.

Mike
Mike
October 20, 2014 10:26 pm

Holy shit, it’s Holy Diver!!!

Jed
Jed
October 20, 2014 10:25 pm

SQUIIIIER.

I just wish he had his own pack! I’d love Lonely is the Night and The Big Beat.

But holy shit this looks great, pack or no pack.

Big Jim Slade
Big Jim Slade
October 20, 2014 10:21 pm

Holy Diver, The Stroke, AND Seventeen? Greatest pack ever.

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
October 20, 2014 10:20 pm

2nd I will get this whole pack

sg
sg
October 20, 2014 10:08 pm

First… HOLY DIVER!