Rocksmith 2014 DLC 6/16/2015 – Player Picks

Greetings Rocksmith fans!

Today’s DLC is a mixed bag of highly requested artists from the 1970s and 1980s!

You already knew about Edgar Winter Groups’s Frankenstein, but revealed today via Twitter and Facebook is…

Yup, keeping with the Guitar Hero theme, it’s Accept’s Balls To The Wall!

Rounding off the pack is a song you should remember from Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock (it was one of the first announced songs) Tesla’s Modern Day Cowboy, and the awesome classic rock anthem from Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades (and of course Rock Band) All Right Now by Free!

Player Picks Song Pack – $9.99 / Steam

Great stuff, definitely enough guitar work to keep our more advanced players sated.

Are you loving this variety? Or are you scratching your head about who was requesting these songs? Let us know!

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Dan Ricchezza
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I'd love to see some Zappa, Jack.

Jack Watkins
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Ssssssooooooo still no Zappa?!? I'm kinding….kinda. Rocksmith really is a god-send though…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..zappa?

John Mairs
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John Mairs

The Smiths Johnny marr

Advanced guitar for the practicing musian

Gord Nichols
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Music is a very personal thing so it is not surprising to have a wide range of varying opinions. You can’t please everyone. All Right Now was on my list of recommended songs and have already picked it up. I did recommend some Edgar Winter songs but from the White Trash albums. I was still happy to see Frankenstein and will pick that up too. Often there are many weeks that can go by before I see a DLC that interests me. I have no interest in head-bashing heavy metal but I do not begrudge those that do. I am interested in a wide range of music from folk to rock to blues. What I like about Rocksmith is that they offer a songs that should appeal to a wide range of musical interests but not to all people every week. Rocksmith is truly an awesome product with nothing else out there that compares to it so continue to Rock On Rocksmith! A few of my dream DLC’s would be The Rolling Stones 40 Licks, to me that would be an awesome package (Satisfaction is already in Rocksmith), or a CCR 12 song pack.

Jacob
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Jacob

I still don’t have Frankenstein and Modern Day Cowboy on PSN. What’s up with that? Ubisoft desperately needs to organize their shop!

William Settle
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William Settle

Hell yeah! BALLs TO THE WALLS!!!!

Dan Ricchezza
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Joe Persinger I should probably also mention that of those 48-60 songs, there were maybe -- at best -- 33% of them that you actually cared to learn. I play EVERY song that I download, on guitar and bass. I would have killed for something like this back around 1982-85.

Gordon Vanguard
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i use auto-tune on guitar recordings sometimes to test different keys; works fine. Using it live adds latency, but it's still possible.

RampantCoyote
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To those unsure of how these songs were “above average” on votes:

If you assume “average” is all rock (and, well, non-rock) songs, with a lot of songs only getting 1 or 2 votes, getting “above average” probably isn’t a high bar. Just means being in the top 50%. (I wouldn’t be surprised if all of these were in the top 25%).

#1 -- All Right Now and Frankenstein are both classic rock hits, quite easily in the top 100 of (remaining) requested songs (out of thousands).

#2 -- Balls to the Wall was in an early Guitar Hero game. So even those who don’t remember it being a fairly brief hit circa 1983 (I do, actually) remember it from that that game. I imagine all of the base songs from Rock Band and Guitar Hero are “above average” in votes.

#3 -- Tesla -- Modern Day Cowboy was actually a pretty decent hit from the 80s, still frequently played on rock radio today.

Dan Ricchezza
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Rhett Stroh Ha ha, yeah, I was probably a bit harsh on the Millenial generation. I look at someone like 11 year old Audrey from the YouTube channel audrey123talks -- she gets so excited each week for DLC and comments regularly about how much fun the songs are to play, and this girl is commenting on rockabilly songs, blues songs, ballads, and especially metal -- she clearly has a love of all things Slayer, as well as many of the other heavier bands available so far.

PJ-10
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PJ-10

I’m with ya footballfan .. But slayer revelant ??? their coming to town next week and can’t sellout a 8 to 10 thousand freaking little venue..so revelant may be a strong word to use

Rhett Stroh
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I don't think you can limit it to just the millenials, but I agree with the rest of your assessment. I don't know what ever happened to checking the songs, deciding you don't like them, and just moving on. When did everyone become so damn important that they *NEED* to tell me how much they disapprove of completely optional content?

Joe Persinger
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I requested the Tesla song and quite a few more of them

Joe Persinger
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Very true

Footballfan360
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Footballfan360

jesus christ can we get back to the 21st century????? there hasn’t been a relevant pack since slayer SMH

YYZ
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YYZ

Rocksmith, Y U NO CHART SYNTH?!?!

The Riff Repeater
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They have pitch shifted songs, check out Boston "Hitch A Ride"

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

You know, this kind of reminds me of the artists you hear on Classic Rock radio who seem to have had only one or two big hits. For Example:

Fog Hat
Golden Earing
The Outfield (<--hey I requested them too.)

Not old enough to know, so correct me if I'm wrong.

Dan Ricchezza
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You know what kills me about the constant whining regarding DLC – the fact that people have just become so used to complaining about what they don’t have rather than being grateful for what they do have. In the 80’s, when I first started playing guitar, we had a magazine called Guitar For The Practicing Musician. Each issue contained 4-5 tabbed songs chosen entirely by the magazine staff, and it came out 12 times a year. So we had the opportunity to learn 48-60 songs a year. The songs were varied, from the 60’s to present day, and crossed a variety of artists. We were grateful for what we got and I rarely recall complaints on the letters page. There certainly weren’t letters every month demanding more Metallica. Now we have an interactive piece of software that provides new content EVERY WEEK. With an average of 4 songs weekly, that’s about 208 songs a year!!! And still people complain. It’s a self-centered, narcissistic habit and it probably comes mostly from the “everyone gets a trophy” millennials who don’t seem to understand that the world doesn’t give two shits about them or their desires.

Joshua Cooper
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The thing is -- if you like the other songs in the pack, then with the pricing, the last song is basically free. A lot of times if I'm just playing for a few minutes I'll steer clear of those "True tuning" songs, but every once in a while, I'll take 30 seconds or so to retune the guitar. If you're fighting a dicey tremolo bridge, it might make sense to pick up a tremol-no or something similar to make tuning less of an issue. My cheap guitar with a tremolo bridge used to have to be tuned about 4 times through before it'd be in tune. My more expensive guitar does just fine with one tune unless I'm going from E standard to Eb standard or something just as dramatic, then it takes going through the strings twice.

Joshua Cooper
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Adam Crawford I'd play it. I don't consider them an amazing guitar band by any means, but I like playing music that I like to hear. Also, there's a Nickelback pack, so I don't know if we can use perceived artistic merit as a disqualifier.

bobw2829
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bobw2829

What’s chances of getting “Free Ride” anytime soon. That is a must!

bobw2829
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bobw2829

What an awesome pack. Yeah!

PJ-10
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PJ-10

If these are the mist request songs by the players of rocksmith,who plays this game???…. They r bands in the game that only have 1 or 2 songs that are way more modern than the 50’s 60’s and some of the worst songs in the 70’s….. Not hating just sayin.:(

WIsenheimer
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WIsenheimer

Frankenstein and all right now. The other two are a pass for me.

Michael Charlesworth
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Dookie

George Carlinlives
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It would be cool it RS 2014 could automatically transpose and use different frequencies for A. Transposing might be tough, but being able to shift the eniter song a few frequencies shouldn't be so tough.

George Carlinlives
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I'd rather we have 5 packs of each band, but, that wasn't meant to be. I bought the Free and Edgar Winter songs.

Evan
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Evan

Wanna see some Clutch, who’s with me?

Jack Edison
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I’m with ya, bro. MFing Clutch!

mac66
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mac66

Clutch would blow my mind, but not gonna hold my breath.

Adam Crawford
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All-American Rejects? Really?

Myles Marrero
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I feel like they're teasing us with some of their more well-known stuff now and are gonna give us a full pack later on. I'm just speculating, of course.

Myles Marrero
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Modern Day Cowboy sounds so badass though! It's a really awesome song that takes a decent amount of skill to play.

PJ-10
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PJ-10

Free is a great choice…. The others??? Smh

Rhett Stroh
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Blame the St. Louis fans!

Gary Drew
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Gary Drew

Happy with all the songs. Good pack. Some of us don’t get some of the band’s and songs that get requested and released, but there are a lot of people who all have different tastes. It is impossible to keep everyone happy. As for those complaining about “jurassic” rockers, you wouldn’t have the stuff you listen to without these older songs. Many of the ones you are whining about were ground breaking in their time, and greatly expanded the making of music in general. You are whining about a model t while you cruise your prius. You just wouldn’t have the one if the other never happened

James
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James

Maybe so, but how many Model T’s do you see driving around? Its one thing to appreciate and respect the past, its quite another to remain stuck there…

slowmotioncoco
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slowmotioncoco

Agreed.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

And that leads to a pack they should offer. “Grandfathers and Sons” do a series of DLC to show artists and their influences.

For example, songs by the following:
Albert King
Jimi Hendrix (something not already in the DLC we have)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
all leading up to John Mayer.

Another one
Howlin’ Wolf
Lightning Hopkins
Jimi Hendrix
James Brown
Eddie Hazel (Parliament/Funkadelic for those who don’t know)
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Not “stuck” in the past. Just traveling through history.

jayrocksd
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Agreed. But the people who drive Model T’s are the people with money to actually buy DLC, not just complain about it, and they have the technical wherewithal to figure out how to use the request tool.

slowmotioncoco
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slowmotioncoco

Lol. That makes no sense.

Russ DiMartino
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Ah, gracias!! 😀

Jay Barnson
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10:00 AM Pacific Time.

Russ DiMartino
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When does the PC version show up on Steam? I've been looking and can't find it yet. 🙁

Brian Burda
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Ill get tesla and leave the others for a rainy day

Aapie
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Aapie

another “for the more advanced players”, what about the less advanced players?

WonderWaage
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WonderWaage

Bush pack, and Slayer on rhythm guitar… All pretty basic stuff.

Secret Squirrel
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Secret Squirrel

If you haven’t downloaded Rocksmith 1 yet, do it. It has a good catalog of songs and was intended to be more of a beginners guitar game. Most of the songs on it a nice and easy. Great if you’re struggling with advanced techniques.

JoeGrip
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JoeGrip

Im on the who requested these end. Maybe someone has been jumping on every computer they find to request their odd choice of songs!

The Riff Repeater
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George Carlinlives ?

George Carlinlives
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The Riff Repeater Autotune?

Charles Kline
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All Right Now is an instant buy.

Josh Bittle
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You got your balls to the wall man!

Haven't been this excited since the Dio DLC.

Dige Method
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I want bayside!

Chuck Ungar
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Weak pack

Byron Brown
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would love a Tesla pack i would probably buy the whole catalog they are a great band

Joe Persinger
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Been requesting Tesla for awhile. Wish it was a whole pack. Can't wait to play Modern day Cowboy.

Honky thom
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Honky thom

I might get the Free song, I do like it. I’m not into the others enough to bother with really. Maybe the ‘Accept’ song, that’s quite good.

flooo
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flooo

If some of these are the most highly requested singles for this game, the takeaway is that very, very few people must be availing themselves of the Request a Song button. In for Frankenstein and maybe All Right Now, but the others? Yikes.

vonhelen
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The most highly requested songs are probably Metallica and all those other unlicenceable bands. These probably aren’t even near being the “most” requested singles, they’re just the ones that wouldn’t fit into any other packs.

RampantCoyote
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That was clarified already that it was “four of the more requested songs” -- meaning songs with a higher-than-average number of requests. So basically, four from the top half (quarter?) of the the request list which managed to get through the licensing process.

flooo
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flooo

I remain astonished that a couple of these particular songs received “higher than average” request numbers. Not saying it didn’t happen, just that it’s completely shocking.

pluggyboy
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I didn’t request any of these, but I’ll probably pick them all up.

Surprised they didn’t make it a 5 pack.

Ben
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Pretty excited for All Right now!
Hoping the next pack will be Arctic Monkeys!!!

Acorn-san
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Acorn-san

All Right Now is a classic and a must have in my book. Skipping the rest.

This year so far has been pretty mellow (QotSA, Three Days Grace -- sue me -- and a few of the Alt Rock songs are the ones I enjoyed the most) and I would not mind something a little more recent myself either. And while it is great to have variety, a non-thematic pack is kind of disheartening to see, and makes me less optimistic about the future of the DLC.

Sy Bramwell
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Firstly the if you messed with the pitches the vocals would be affected unless you dealt with the master tapes which they don't have , secondly how about you learn the song then you can play it in any way you want.

Captain
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Captain

I guess only 2 out of 4,

Terminus
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Terminus

Two easy buys for me, Frankenstein and All Right Now. Can understand why the others would be highly requested, but not by me. Would love to have some Bad Company now.

The Riff Repeater
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The Riff Repeater
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Some artists don't want their songs messed with in such a manner

The Riff Repeater
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Solution: Grab Howlin' Wolf "Spoonful" so you have another song to play after or before

Assuming it's because you hate tuning and not because you have a floating bridge/tremolo

j
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j

I admit I did get a little excited for the Silversun Pickups…

Paul Blackman
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I don't really understand why some of these tracks can't just have their pitches bent up or down so we don't have to have exotic tunings all the time. It's come to the point when I do non stop play I do all the E Standard songs only on a loop.

Jake Clark
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Can we get something modern. More green day. Mcr. Some pop punk or emo pack. All American rejects. Maybe even bvb. Something for the modern players.

Susan Davis
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Ugh. A=446 makes Balls to the Wall an instant no-buy for me.

bugaha
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bugaha

Players picked these?

Bonza Bloke
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Bonza Bloke

Kazoo players

hammer
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hammer

Bam

Prescott
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Prescott

Awesomeness to mine ears, all have been on my wish list since the beginning of Rocksmith.

Jim
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Jim

People that requested Balls to the Wall but not Fast as a Shark, how do you live with yourselves?

Chris
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Chris

Meh. Shame, only heard of Free and hate that song with a passion. Lets hope for Silversun Pickups next time.

Forge
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Forge

I requested All Right Now ….. And I’m so happy I’m finally getting it!!!!!!

Looks like a good week to me, can’t wait to see the charts.

Bob
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Bob

I’m glad someone got what they requested, but this will be a skip for me.

cubbycat
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cubbycat

Hmm…didnt see these ones coming, i’ll get Frankenstein and all right now. And for those who think it has been just jurassic rockers lately, just look at the last 2 or 3 months of dlc as a whole.. lots of newer stuff has come out. I prefer the older stuff myself but think there has been a good mix of old and recent music.

Secret Squirrel
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Secret Squirrel

A better clue for this week would have been “Dad Rock.”

Very excited for Frankenstein. Learned the main riffs so many years ago. It’ll be nice to finally fill in the gaps of the song from the solos and crazy interludes. That means I still have about 50% of the song to learn.

Chris
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Chris

Dad Rock would feature Led Zep, Depp Purple and the Quo.

TBH i would buy Quo.

PH
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PH

That’d be Granddad rock

Myles
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Myles

Granddad rock would’ve been Chuck Berry.

PH
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PH

That’s Great Grandad Rock.

Chuck Berry’s popular stuff is like 60 years old

https://www.google.com/search?q=johnny+be+goode&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Yoggers
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Yoggers

Great Grandad? Maybe in the South where the average age of pregnancy is 17 and 4 generations in 60 years is not as uncommon as it should be…

PH
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PH

I had no idea that people were this into Tesla. If that’s so, there’s hope for more Cinderella and other 80’s bands. Anyway, this all looks like popular stuff. Everyone generally likes “Balls to the Wall” “Frankenstein” and “Alright now’. Or at least, they are popular on radio and tab sites.

Truth
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Truth

Hands down, worst dlc released to date. I’m sad to see this game steadily going down hill

hammer
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hammer

Smh

YYZ
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YYZ

So:
Frankenstein < With Arms Wide Open
Balls to the Wall < In the End
Modern Day Cowboy < Glycerine
All Right Now < Last Resort

It's fine if you don't like it, just don't be a crybaby about it.

Myles
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Myles

I actually kinda liked Glycerine and Last Resort. I agree they’re not better than Modern Day Cowboy and All Right Now though.

D
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D

All Right Now is a solid song, but the rest is pretty terrible. I’d take any song from Tremonit any day, regardless if it’s Creed or not

Ben da man
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Ben da man

Well, I also would never request any of this. Frankenstein is an awesome surprise though! That Accept song has a very AC/DC vibe and so I feel it doesn’t fit this “FREE” pack as well as the others.

YYZ
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YYZ

This actually looks pretty good! I didn’t know that people requested Tesla. But it looks pretty good! Hope they charted the synth…

Craig McCracken
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Love it, especially the TESLA! Frank Hannon is one of my heroes.

MS
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MS

Well this confirms it. Ubisoft is having a hard time getting those licenses. Could throw out a Darth Vader quote here…..”Search your……” nah it’ll keep.

I didn’t find out about Riff Repeater and getting a sneak peak at upcoming DLC until October last year and those last three months were stellar. Did the beginning of 2014 start off the same way as 2015?

Aside from the Blues Pack, this year’s DLC kind of reminds me of the drought we’re having in California. (please don’t take that as a dis to the music, the artists, or even the RS team. I know it’s hard work.) Just feeling like Howlin’ Wolf right now. “Goin’ Down Slow”.

MS
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MS

Sorry got to clarify something. There has been some good music released this year. It’s just been more of what wouldn’t mind listening to as opposed to what I’m willing to pay for and learn to play.

Myles
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Myles

What have you requested?

MS
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MS

Oh wow, the list is too long.
B.B. King
Bob Marley & The Wailers (of course)
Brad Paisley
Gary Clark Jr
John Mayer
Stone Temple Pilots
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Los Lonely Boys
Run DMC
Green Day
Chuck Berry
more Pearl Jam
The Beastie Boys
more Santana
Cream
Jimmie Vaughan
Howlin’ Wolf
Steve Miller Band
The Dixie Chicks
Doyle Bramhall II
Robert Randolph
Buddy Guy
Fleetwood Mac (songs with Green and some songs with Buckingham)
and so much more. This doesn’t include requests made for Top40 artists

And the way things are going, I’m considering making a request for something by Brudda Iz. (curious if they can to a guitar version of what he does on u’kelele)

Xavier
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Xavier

Well I must say that this is a good DLC, but must confess that I would never had requested these songs. I have a lot of songs in mind but not these. But it´s OK for me… 😀

hammer
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hammer

Same

James
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James

Wow, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year… for saving my money! It’d sure be a nice surprise to see a song that was released sometime in the last 20 years for a change. The Jurassic rockers are having a banner year when it comes to Rocksmith DLC, that’s for sure.

Ben da man
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Ben da man

Yo dawg… what you want to hear, son. JC

Michael Dougherty
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There's no way people requested all of these songs as some of the most requested. Frankenstein is by far the best. All Right Now also pretty good. But the others?