Rocksmith 2014 DLC 7/1 – Billy Talent

Hello Rocksmith fans, and Happy Canada Day!

Today’s DLC is a 5 Pack from the Canadian Melodic-Punk Quartet, Billy Talent! If you are buying this pack you might as well tune to Drop D right now, as all FIVE songs fall under the same tuning (with no Rhythm arrangement).

The pack is very heavy on the selections from their 2006 album Billy Talent II with songs such as: Devil in a Midnight Mass, Fallen Leaves, and Red Flag (which you may remember from a number of Electronic Arts games). Rounding out the pack is their breakthrough hit of 2003, Try Honesty and Viking Death March off their 2012 album, Dead Silence.

Billy Talent Song Pack – $11.99 / Steam

That’s two Canadian bands in two months! What’s next for Rocksmith 2014? Come back on Friday to find out!

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Jameson Miller
July 3, 2014 2:06 pm

The Riff Repeater who???

The Riff Repeater
July 2, 2014 6:09 pm

Steve Hallman Billy Talent

Steve Hallman
Steve Hallman
July 2, 2014 3:30 am

The Riff Repeater Who??

The Riff Repeater
July 2, 2014 3:27 am

Billy Talent

Steve Hallman
Steve Hallman
July 2, 2014 3:10 am

Who?

flooper
flooper
July 7, 2014 8:43 pm

If the songs are in Drop D as noted, does that mean bass is Drop D as well? Sorry if that is a stupid question.

Yannick
Yannick
July 2, 2014 10:17 pm

Ohhh my, this is soooo good stuff!

Terminus
Terminus
July 2, 2014 9:57 pm

I’m completely underwhelmed. But hey -- I’m still enjoying last week’s surf pack.

Zane
Zane
July 1, 2014 5:38 pm

Yes!! Good week, this will be the first instant buy since Garbage.

Jameson
Jameson
July 3, 2014 10:08 am
Reply to  Zane

Well that answers everything I need to know about this pack….pass

dXk
dXk
July 1, 2014 5:18 pm

I’ll stick to my guns with this: Surrender needed to be in this pack. I could’ve done without Fallen Leaves, though it’s the best pick for solo work.

I’m gonna be nit-picky on this pack and buy Try Honesty and Devil asap, probably will pick up Red Flag and Viking at a later date.

dXk
dXk
July 1, 2014 8:48 pm
Reply to  dXk

…And changing my mind. I just love this band, and the charts are looking amazing. Getting the pack as a whole.

Rodney
Rodney
July 1, 2014 5:00 pm

Shouldn’t the diminished triads called out on the E-B-G strings in Red Flag be called out as minor (AKA they should be BmDim, and G#mDim instead of Bdim and G#dim)?

dXk
dXk
July 1, 2014 5:14 pm
Reply to  Rodney

In theory, diminished and minor are completely different. A diminished in one half-tone lower in both the third and fifth of the chord. A minor is one half-tone lower in the third only.

Jeam95
Jeam95
July 1, 2014 3:49 pm

The guitar is very good, so I don’t like the voice. I will think.

raynebc
raynebc
July 1, 2014 12:47 pm

I’ll pass.

Big Jim Slade
Big Jim Slade
July 1, 2014 11:25 am

Been wanting BIlly Talent in my rhythm games since 2006 or so. Incredibly stoked for this one.

D00d
D00d
July 1, 2014 10:22 am

Billy Gibbons is a better Billy than Talent and I must say that he might just be the best Billy of ’em all.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
July 1, 2014 12:11 pm
Reply to  D00d

Billy Bragg maybe?

D00d
D00d
July 1, 2014 4:35 pm
Reply to  Bonza Bloke

I am almost certain that Bragg wasn’t getting nearly as much muff during his golden years as Gibbons was during his.

New Wave Fan
New Wave Fan
July 1, 2014 6:21 pm
Reply to  D00d

Gibbons might’ve got the muff, but Bragg’s got the songwriting chops. Bragg wins.

D00d
D00d
July 2, 2014 5:29 pm
Reply to  New Wave Fan

Goes to the Tube watches “Billy Bragg -- Between The Wars”… Brah, r u cereals? Cerealsly cereals? 😆

dave
dave
July 1, 2014 9:55 am

Band I never heard of + Drop D = a pass for now.

I do like the band’s attitude towards guitar hero, that’s funny.

I’ll continue to listen to these songs over the next few weeks and see if it changes my mind.

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
July 1, 2014 9:40 am

Not sure what’s going on here. Where is “Surrender”?

chris
chris
July 1, 2014 9:27 am

I wish I was Canadian so I could stay home today and play these. I dont get people comparing this to Green Day its like are you deaf or something their music is nothin like green day

Kenwould
Kenwould
July 1, 2014 9:26 am

O Canada, you bastard

DC
DC
July 1, 2014 9:26 am

Skip..

Dyseman
Dyseman
July 1, 2014 9:42 am
Reply to  DC

Same

old guy
old guy
July 1, 2014 7:25 am

Used to hear Fallen Leaves on Sirius all the time. That song has been in my head since Elliot posted the “speculation” article. I am considering a few of these. Might be fun to play once I see the play videos.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
July 1, 2014 6:28 am

No Surrender, no rhytm and while I find their songs okay, it is not enough, this is a skip for me. Haven`t bought anything since Sum41. Maybe I should go and get Misirlou…

toshineon
toshineon
July 1, 2014 6:24 am

A little disappointed that there’s no “Surrender” in this pack, but all in all a solid collection of songs.

squirlman
July 1, 2014 4:51 am

No surrender??? I’m going nuts right now 😈

AJ
AJ
July 1, 2014 4:33 am

Never heard of “Billy Talent” so i youtube’d the songs Rocksmith is releasing…..i thought it was friggin awful. Worst sounding Billy Joe rip off singer ever and the music just did nothing for me. It was like late 90’s pop punk without the catchy riffs or memorable lyrics. No wonder they never made it in the US.

Seems like an odd choice for Rocksmith.

Dang it. Another week of no DLC for me.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 1, 2014 4:39 am
Reply to  AJ

Go forth with an open mind, son

Spaghettaboutit
Spaghettaboutit
July 1, 2014 5:36 am
Reply to  Elliott

-_- I think he means Billie Joe Armstrong, as in from Green Day and NOT Billy Joel, the guy who plays piano and crashes cars through walls.

It’s always refreshing when someone is making an insult and doesn’t know either material they are referencing.

Spaghettaboutit
Spaghettaboutit
July 1, 2014 5:38 am
Reply to  AJ

Hey dummy, it’s Billie Joe as in Billie Joe Armstrong and NOT Billy Joe as in Billy Joel.

Lawrencein
Lawrencein
July 1, 2014 8:01 am

I have no idea what your talking about as everyone here knew that Billie Joe meant Billie Joe Armstrong and not Billy Joel, mostly due to you being the only person who has mentioned Billy Joel.

RawkBandMan
RawkBandMan
July 1, 2014 2:59 am

Devil in a Midnight Mass and Red Flag? Insta-buy!

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
July 1, 2014 2:43 am

Never heard o’em. But I have Fallen Leaves in my head now, so I suppose it’s a buy. 😀

Shaun Heenan
Shaun Heenan
July 1, 2014 1:59 am

That’s pretty much exactly the five songs I’d have chosen. Great news.

KR
KR
July 1, 2014 1:19 am

Canada Day should be celebrated with Devin Townsend DLC.

Victorvonbass
Victorvonbass
June 30, 2014 11:53 pm

Excited for this. Definitely going to play the hell out of it after work tomorrow.

Unfortunate that we didn’t get This Suffering, Surrender, Line & Sinker or River Below, but there is always Billy Talent pack 02 (maybe by like 2017 lol?)

Helen
Helen
June 30, 2014 11:30 pm

No Rhythm!!! I really need to buy a bass!

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 1, 2014 4:40 am
Reply to  Helen

It’s a good call. I bought a bass for the game… Almost doubled the available charts 😉

Mike
Mike
June 30, 2014 11:25 pm

Good stuff!