Rocksmith 2014 DLC 12/9 – Rage Against The Machine

Well Rocksmith fans, we are finally here. It’s time for Rage Against The Machine to make their Rocksmith 2014 debut, and it seems like it was most definitely worth the wait. You’ve already been introduced to the trio as Audioslave but now here they are in the original incarnation, ladies and gentleman Rage Against The Machine!

Ubisoft delivers us not five, not six, but SEVEN songs from the politically charged, rap-metal band this week. A wide variety of songs ranging from their self-titled, their chart topping follow up Evil Empire, and finally their cover album, Renegades.

Bassists will delight in the never ending grooves of Tim Commerford, Guitarists will finally figure out what Tom Morello is playing under all those amazing pedals, and who knows, someone might actually plug in the microphone to take on Zack de la Rocha’s rapid fire delivery, or attempt the haunting vocals of Maynard James Keenan (Know Your Enemy). That’s one step closer to Tool right?

Rage Against the Machine Song Pack (I-II) – $15.99 / Steam

Was this RATM pack worth the wait? Is this a day one buy? Or are you saving your money for Jimi Hendrix next week?

PSN US Update: Sorry SCEA…

Due to a production error, the song “Know Your Enemy” by Rage Against the Machine ($2.99), the 4-song Rage Against the Machine Song Pack I ($9.99), and the 7-song Rage Against the Machine Song Pack I-II ($15.99) will be delayed on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Due 12/9: Six RATM singles and RATM Pack II
Expected 12/23: RATM “Know Your Enemy” single, RATM Pack I, and RATM Pack I-II

We regret the error and we thank you for your patience.

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Francois
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Francois

Many thanks to Ubisoft for the hardwork on this game, coding and negotiating with the bands is certainly not an easy job.

I enjoy RATM and I am sure I will love the Hendrix pack too. Next year what about a Christmas song pack? With uncensored lyrics 😉

Jacob
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Jacob

Does anyone know when ratm song pack will be available for download for PS3 for users based in Denmark?

Jacob
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Jacob

When is the rocksmith 1 import pack gonna come on the ps4?

UbisoftStudioSF (@UbisoftStudioSF)
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That is a darn good question, but no matter where you live, I don’t have an ETA. We’re definitely aware and we’re making both MS and Sony aware, as it’s not “download on demand” on either system. On PS4 in EU territories, I honestly have no insight into when they will post it, as they are following a schedule that is different from the one we proposed and the one that US PS/Xbox followed.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

Got to throw in an alternate point of view here. As the Stones go to Muddy Waters, (additionally) Keith Richards and Angus Young to Chuck Berry, Clapton to Johnson, SRV to King and Hendrix to Buddy Guy to Hubert Sumlin and Howlin’ Wolf, Jack White to Son House, and Santana and Gibbons to Hooker, it is important for musicians and those aspiring to be, even for recreation, to know history. Know where things came from. I’m using Rocksmith for my own growth as well as my kids. I don’t want them to know only the music of today. My kids are learning from Rocksmith. It’s a musical history lesson for them. And unlike Rock Band and that other mess, they have a chance to really learn music. Even in songs that aren’t on RS, my kids can identify Aerosmith, Boston, Blink 182, Santana, and others when heard on the radio. (feel some pride as their father that they’re recognizing.) What I don’t want is for them to go blurting out inappropriate language, especially when I’m out of earshot and unable to provide gentle reminders/correction. For that reason, I don’t mind censored versions of songs on RS. True, RATM may be a bit above the level of my children, however; if there’s a way to keep that door open, great. Don’t have a censored way to get them interested in PE (I hope someone out there knows who I’m talking about) so a censored RATM will do nicely. Add to that, this is a band Daddy likes. The lyrical content, like PE, includes other things to talk about besides the normal sex, drugs, and Rock N Roll. Side note: Did anyone really buy Rocksmith so strictly for unedited lyrics? Just curious. Love Peace and Soooooooooouuul y’all.

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HA!

Random, but do you guys know what songs feature a slide except for the Petty ones? I just got a new slide ring and want to practice 🙂

Good timing too because Tom Morello is making my fingers hurt something fierce. This is an outstanding pack.

IZ
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IZ

Not happy about the censorship. Jeremy drops the F bomb and plenty of other songs are untouched with edits. Why was this necessary? There’s such irony in it too, censoring a RATM song.

HA!
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“No Battle of Los Angeles?” Wah frickity wah. Pull up your panties and get over it!

We got 7 songs from them after two previous weeks of top 40 requests! And we get Hendrix next week!

Maybe we’ll get a BoLA pack after the incredible sales of these songs.

Eithet way, played these this afternoon and it’s more like Rage Against the Fingers. Ouch! Know Your Enemy is gonna take me weeks to master, if ever. Now THAT is good value for DLC haha

Honky thom
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Honky thom

Hear hear!

Gronk
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Gronk

No Battle of los Angeles No party. Fuck Ubisoft

CRig
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CRig

You’re totally right. You should sell your copy, give away your guitar, and leave the boards. Then we won’t have to see your pathetic complaints anymore. Grow up.

Gronk
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Gronk

Nah, this boards would be all boring ass kissing without the complaints and some verbal violence. Maybe you should stop being b8 m8

CRig
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CRig

Actually, mission accomplished by having you admit to being a troll. Regardless, I’m happy to call out your hypocrisy and childishness.

wonderwaage
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wonderwaage

It’s cool to have debate, that is true. But when one side is going: Oh, cool, Ubisoft, and the other is going “FUCK UBISOFT ASSCHEESE” then, why bother?

I find it’s fair to be disappointed by a specific song not getting chosen. But, c’mon, boy.

UbisoftStudioSF (@UbisoftStudioSF)
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Uh, thanks for the offer, but we’re in a committed relationship.

Sorry we couldn’t fulfill your request; we cleared all the songs we could (and more than we thought we’d be able to clear). This process took a long time; we’ve been chasing some of these tracks for years. We’d hoped to get Killing in the Name of into the original RS1.

http://bit.ly/rsprocess has some insight into our song licensing process. We’ve got a slightly more detailed document at http://ubi.li/ve98n. And of course, your requests are always welcome at http://bit.ly/rsrequests — but only if you understand that it’s a suggestion box, not a vending machine. Please set your expectations accordingly.

Aces Higher
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Aces Higher

Fucking Sony and their PSN mishaps. They’re long overdue for some kind of overhaul over there between the perpetual errors and consistent outages. All that PS+ profit must be lining Shu’s office walls or something.

Anyway, I’ll get around to this when Sony fixes their shit. I find it interesting that there were so many outlandishly outspoken people when Ted Nugent hit Rocksmith, yet nary a whimper with the coming of Rage Against the Machine… really highlights the demographic for the game, or at least the ones willing to leave comments on a website.

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The biggest difference is that Ted is STILL an outspoken idiot. A lot of people these days probably don’t care about the politics in Rage songs because they’re done and over.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

WHAT!!??? Guess I was expecting too much. Guerilla Radio would have been the #1 track for me. In fact, from most comments that seems to be the one song most sorely missed here. Love Mic Check and Sleep Now in the Fire too. I’m guessing it would have been too difficult to deal with the profanity in Guerilla Radio on RS.

Hey Elliot, just a heads up. You may not even need to do a Best DLC for December poll. Based on the comments it seems like the only real competition this month will be between RATM and Hendrix. Probably the only bands to trump Hendrix or Rage would be on one of what I call the Big 5. (Van Halen, AC/DC, Metallica, GNR, and the mighty Zep) Pretty sure that isn’t going to happen.

Then again, if they get SRV on here, my vote is casted.

Grumble Volcano
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Grumble Volcano

If Rock Band can deal with the profanity in Guerilla Radio, RS definitely can.

As for the poll, don’t forget that Hendrix is the last DLC of 2014 so it would be Bon Jovi vs. RATM vs. Hendrix anyway.

g2-13915c1f6f398c681cb14c0dc91fa0dd
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Agh, I still can’t find the 7 song pack on steam. Only 4 individual songs.

Sapphonix
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I’m really surprised that there’s nothing from The Battle of Los Angeles, but in all honesty, thinking about the three likely candidates (Guerilla Radio, Sleep Now in the Fire, Testify) there’s pretty much one guitar riff repeated through the chorus, maybe a little weird stuff during the verses, and that’s about it. Maybe they wouldn’t have fit in very well in Rocksmith. Not a huge fan of RATM, but I’ll likely pick up Killing in the Name (or camp on Twitter and try to nab a Steam code).

Jkro
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I will be Raging “With” the Machine today!!!!!! Thank you all that were involved getting them to us, the fans!!!

chris
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chris

I would like to see RATM versus Florence and the machine given that RATM is clearly against the machine

Jkro
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Nice!!

Honky thom
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Honky thom

Machine head would kill them both. Maybe.

Burkley
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Burkley

Smh, punished again for being a playstation owner

puta
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puta

Still waiting for Bon Jovi and Bullet for my Valentine

ultratwist
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ultratwist

best DLC since Audioslave!
😀

folwinn
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folwinn

Ok then, Due to a production error, I will learn those songs from youtube and not buy them. Well done Ubi you just save me 16$!

UbisoftStudioSF (@UbisoftStudioSF)
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Sorry. These missing tracks will be available in two weeks. We had a problem with one of the tracks, and in trying to fix the problem, it wound up having a ripple effect. But it’s solvable.

As for learning songs from YouTube…did you think you had to choose one or the other? Lots of guitarists use lots of tools to learn new material and improve. We figure RS2014 is probably one of many tools in most people’s lives.

Bat Wings
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Bat Wings

Getting them All
& playing them All TODAY !!!!

Stuart
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Stuart

Probably only 3 must haves and a maybe in there for me, so will probably just get the singles I want.
Could easily have another 5 pack of tracks I’d want before the rest.

Bonza Bloke
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Bonza Bloke

Looks good to me :+1:

Great to get a double hit/twin pack from a much requested band.

Honky thom
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Honky thom

Great, buying them all! Yes there are other songs I would have liked but I’m not unhappy with anything here. And i thought we were getting a six pack, but seven? Wow!

Calim
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Calim

Wake Up? I love Rage but that one always reminded me too heavily of Zepplin’s “Kashmir”. Would’ve much preferred Freedom or Calm.

Kevin
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Kevin

My only complaint is the lack of Guerilla Radio and Sleep Now In The Fire. Nonetheless this is a day one purchase.

Grumble Volcano
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Grumble Volcano

As soon as toymachine told me on twitter that only 3 out of 7 songs were AORB picks I was almost certain that there would be no songs from The Battle of Los Angeles. That said, it’s still a very good pack!

Jason
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Jason

Wow…

I’m really surprised that we’re not seeing any tracks off of the battle of los angeles. I would gladly swap out some of those tracks for “Testify” and “Guerilla Radio”.

Nick
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Nick

Oh, I can’t play this til 12/23 at best. Great, I’m just going to walk away and act like DLC didnt come out this week. son of a

j
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j

Pretty easy decision from where I’m sitting. 7 songs from Rage for just under 16 dollars, yes please thank you very muchly.

Mike
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This is the Rocksmith DLC Power that I truly craved for, now I finally have it. This is how it feels when I get my #1 DLC pick. 😀

Zach
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Zach

Was hoping for testify and guerilla warfare instead of down rodeo and wake up, but i am happy with the pack overall.

Thomaz
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Thomaz

what a dick move to pull apart bulls on parade out of the first pack, i will probably buy just bulls on parade, killing in the name and bombtrack.

elemenohpe
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elemenohpe

the first pack is all songs off their self-titled album. bulls on parade was on evil empire… therefore pack 2.

UbisoftStudioSF (@UbisoftStudioSF)
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Exactly. Seemed a logical way to do it.

holyhandgrenade8
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Take the Power Back and Freedom will be sorely missed.

rsanchez1990
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YES!

Daniel
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I thought RATM used open tunings on some songs.