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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flooper
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flooper

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.

Jameson Miller
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The Riff Repeater who???

Yannick
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Yannick

Ohhh my, this is soooo good stuff!

Terminus
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Terminus

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

The Riff Repeater
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Steve Hallman Billy Talent

Steve Hallman
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Steve Hallman

The Riff Repeater Who??

The Riff Repeater
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Billy Talent

Steve Hallman
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Steve Hallman

Who?

Zane
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Zane

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

Jameson
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Jameson

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

dXk
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dXk

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
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dXk

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

Rodney
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Rodney

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
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dXk

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
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Jeam95

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

raynebc
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raynebc

I’ll pass.

Big Jim Slade
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Big Jim Slade

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

D00d
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D00d

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
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Bonza Bloke

Billy Bragg maybe?

D00d
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D00d

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
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New Wave Fan

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

D00d
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D00d

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

dave
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dave

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
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Jam Bone

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

chris
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chris

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
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Kenwould

O Canada, you bastard

DC
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DC

Skip..

Dyseman
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Dyseman

Same

old guy
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old guy

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
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Acorn-san

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
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toshineon

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

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

AJ
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AJ

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
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WonderWaage

Go forth with an open mind, son

Spaghettaboutit
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Spaghettaboutit

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

Lawrencein
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Lawrencein

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
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RawkBandMan

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

Tony Tunes
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Tony Tunes

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

Shaun Heenan
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Shaun Heenan

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

KR
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KR

Canada Day should be celebrated with Devin Townsend DLC.

Victorvonbass
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Victorvonbass

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
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Helen

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

WonderWaage
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WonderWaage

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

Mike
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Mike

Good stuff!