Song Speculation: U2, will enjoy the first Rocksmith DLC of 2017

Hey Rocksmith fans!

Get out your black beanies (toques if you are Canadian) – DLC for 2017 is kicking off with a 5 pack from the Irish – love them or hate them – band U2!

RollingStone222 gave us the clue again this week that TRR had the honour of posting (Let @DanAmrch have a vacation plz).

The first song confirmed is…


Wooohooo Wooohoooo. Ok, while most of this song should be really fun – when you see The Edge explaining what actually is going on for that intro riff, you start to think that the tone switches could end up causing some falling amp syndrome, just like a certain Rage Against The Machine song does.

So we know Vertigo is part of the pack, but seeing as the band has been together for more than 40 years, there are quite a few hits that could be filling out this pack.

What follows is speculation


Well, given the timing of the clue and the packs release – I’m personally really hoping this 1983 track off of WAR is part of this pack. Bass players should be happy if this one makes the pack and I’m really curious to see how they chose to chart it, since the guitar parts have multiple layers going on.

This song is not a rebel song – this song is a must for any U2 pack!


One of the big singles from Joshua Tree – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – might be a fun change of pace and make for a more well rounded pack.

Let’s face it, Rattle and Hum could and should be the first full album pack Rocksmith gets. But in case that can’t happen – I’m hoping we can at-least get this collaboration between U2 and the late, great B.B. King.


Another one that bass players will love – and if Poedy tracked the Saxophone parts – could make for an amusing alt-lead chart.

Can U2 be our backdoor way into a Beatles track in Rocksmith? Tell me, Tell me, Tell me the answer!

We are talking about U2 here folks, 13 studio albums from the last 36 years – there are a ton of likely contenders for this pack – what tracks are you hoping (or expecting) to see included in it?
Or should we just expect this DLC to automatically show up in our library?

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Terry Martin
Terry Martin
January 11, 2017 7:12 am

Yeah, I bought this pack.

January 9, 2017 8:15 pm

No U2 pack for XBOX 360 ?

January 10, 2017 12:50 am
Reply to  Mikal Kearns

Not yet, still waiting for Microsoft to upload it

January 3, 2017 9:08 pm

The Riff Repeater : is it true this pack will be out on Wednesday for PSN? I haven’t found anything online about saying so, but the pack still isn’t up! You have the scoop?

January 3, 2017 9:21 pm

PSN US? Usually they update a bit later

January 3, 2017 9:28 pm

yeah, US. I get the new DLC almost every week and it is usually online by 11AM EST. U2 still isn’t up though…

January 3, 2017 9:29 pm

India Archive-music alright seems like everyone is slow on the uptake today

January 3, 2017 9:32 pm

thanks for replying. I have patience and the desire to improve my playing, so no big deal

Luis Genaro Arteaga Salinas
Luis Genaro Arteaga Salinas
January 2, 2017 12:48 pm

Well guys, I expect to see a lot of U2… this one just leaked into google’s cache!/en-us/games/addons/rocksmith-2014-u2-song-pack/cid%3DUP0001-BLUS31182_00-RS002PACK0000165+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk
there are the songs: ‘With or Without You’, ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’, ‘Beautiful Day’, and ‘Vertigo’

Tony Mckay
Tony Mckay
January 2, 2017 4:15 am

beautiful day is not part of this pack im done with official dlc

January 2, 2017 1:09 am


January 1, 2017 8:20 pm

When is the pack released in the UK?

January 1, 2017 9:21 pm
Reply to  Louis Greco

It’s not out anywhere yet, if you are on Sony the answer is Wednesday though

January 1, 2017 2:44 pm

According to the comments on the Rocksmith Facebook post, the UK PSN store is showing the tracklisting as:
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Where the Streets Have No Name
With or Without You
Beautiful Day

Riff Repeater
Riff Repeater
January 2, 2017 9:49 am
Reply to  Stuart

Only the best at Sony UK

January 1, 2017 12:39 pm

Definite purchase & practice, regardless of which tunes come with. New Years Day & Sunday Blood Sunday are two that I would like to learn. The latest tweet from Rocksmith has a photo of the

All That You Can’t Leave Behind album cover- perhaps a clue!

January 1, 2017 11:37 am

I liked U2 when they were a New Wave band. Let’s hope we get something off “Boy”.

Ross Martin
Ross Martin
January 1, 2017 8:17 am

Comon guys! We all know it’s the following: 1) Sunday Bloody Sunday, 2) One, 3) New Years Day, 4) Where the Streets Have No Name, 5) With or without you

January 1, 2017 12:01 pm

Probably a double pack with all that echo

January 1, 2017 4:49 am

These songs in this order please…

1. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

2. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

3. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Preez fanx!

Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable
Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable
January 2, 2017 12:44 am
Reply to  TheNinthCircle

I know the Weird Al version… not sure I ever heard the original.

December 31, 2016 8:17 pm

This is awesome news! Beautiful Day, Where the streets have no name, One, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

December 31, 2016 3:07 pm

What great news to start the year!!, i must admite that my favourite álbum is ATYCLB 😉 so I would like to see
1. Wild Honey
2. Walk On
3. Beautiful Day
4. In a little While

December 31, 2016 2:14 pm

I’d love any of these: Beautiful Day, Walk On, The Fly, Zooropa, One Tree Hill, A Sort of Homecoming, Bad, Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, Out Of Control, Cedarwood Road, Breathe, Last Night on Earth, Two Hears Beat As One.

December 31, 2016 2:58 am

I hope it’s a 6 pack.I haven’t bought anything since SRV

December 31, 2016 2:27 am


December 30, 2016 8:46 pm

Wow, unexpected, and much welcome! As mentionned by Dank Vader I guess New Year’s Day is mandatory in this new year’s pack, so my guess for the 3 others would be these 3 :

Sunday (bloody sunday)
With or Without You… or Pride (in the name of Love)

All well known hits of their. Great way to start the year! o/

James Keen
James Keen
December 30, 2016 8:14 pm

In that second video The Edge is talking about the intro to ‘Elevation’ not ‘Vertigo

James Keen
James Keen
January 1, 2017 2:27 am
Reply to  RMcL

They both use an E chord but Elevation alternates between E and A and Vertigo slides from D to E. They also have different rythems aswell.

Chris S
Chris S
December 30, 2016 7:18 pm

Total surprise to see this dlc. I just forgot that u2 was even an option. Now let’s get some older material not like that Green Day pack

December 31, 2016 8:33 pm
Reply to  Chris S

Yeah, I forgot that they were even an option also and never put in any requests because of it……guess I better start putting in Zeppelin requests! Lol

December 30, 2016 10:12 pm

Hope its their old stuff, zooropa, the fly etc

December 30, 2016 10:01 pm

Not for me I’m afraid,will have to wait and see what the following week brings.

December 30, 2016 7:35 pm

This is a great way to kick off the new year!

December 30, 2016 7:49 pm

Party Girl, In the Name of Love. Sunday Bloody Sunday

December 30, 2016 7:54 pm
Reply to  Andrew Stuart

Party girl is epic!!!

December 30, 2016 7:54 pm

Holy fuck!!!!!!

December 30, 2016 6:55 pm

YEEEES! Requested this ages ago. I’d like to see Where the Streets Have No Name but I doubt this will be included. I’m happy with anything. Hadn’t bought any Rocksmith DLC in a looooong time but that may change now.

December 30, 2016 6:35 pm

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Where the Streets Have No Name

December 31, 2016 2:59 am
Reply to  Jeff Travers

I agree

December 30, 2016 6:32 pm

Finally!!!!!!! My prayers were answerd

Dank Vader
Dank Vader
December 30, 2016 2:03 pm

Being the first pack of the year, it seems New Year’s Day is a given. I would be willing to place money on it being the Sunday twitter reveal.

Dank Vader
Dank Vader
January 1, 2017 3:00 pm
Reply to  Dank Vader

Looks like I lost that bet. If the leak is correct I am fairly satisfied with the choices.

adam crawford
adam crawford
December 30, 2016 1:52 pm

WOW!!!!! Unbelievable way to open the New Year Rocksmith; this was my band growing up! I know a lot of people (including Jack White and Eddie Vedder) might sneer at U2, but without argument one of the top 5 greatest rock bands ever. Edge is a genius and guitar virtuoso even if he sometimes hammers out only one note. Too many songs to choose? As an old school U2’er I would like to see a mix of old and current U2; some of their new stuff is quite good if you give it a chance and let it sink in. Ok, Ill stop I am too giddy right now!

December 30, 2016 1:26 pm

This threw me as I originally thought last month’s clue referencing Mary, pointed to Mary J Blige singing One thus directing us to a U2 pack. Ooops

Anyway, you mentioned “backdoor”s. I hope they don’t use this as an opportunity to bring in more BB King. I love BB. He’s one of the few artist where I’ll lob that “insta-buy” comment at you. Please don’t do it this way unless you are bringing in the whole Rattle and Hum album. (not mad if you do)

If we’re getting anything less than Rattle and Hum, here’s what I’d like to see:
Angel of Harlem
Sunday Bloody Sunday

Starting the year off well.

Really hope Ubisoft finds some success in getting something together for all of these artists we’ve lost in 2016. (A Tribe Called Quest, Glen Frey, Prince etc.)

December 30, 2016 5:11 pm

This is awesome news. Bad, Bullet the Blue Sky, Where the Streets Have No Name, Sunday Bloody Sunday (but its gonna be New Year’s Day from War).

December 30, 2016 5:10 pm

when did Anthony Bourdain join U2?

December 30, 2016 5:15 pm
Reply to  Brent Pendrak


December 30, 2016 5:13 pm


December 30, 2016 6:04 pm

Vertigo, Elevation, Holdmekissmethrillmekillme, Pride, Where the streets have no name

December 30, 2016 6:01 pm

I Will Follow, Angel Of Harlem, The Unforgettable Fire, When Loves Comes To Town.

December 30, 2016 5:33 pm

Bullet the Blue Sky
Where the Streets…

December 30, 2016 5:16 pm

Biggest turd

December 30, 2016 7:44 pm
Reply to  Cade Thompson

Turd Ferguson?

December 30, 2016 5:40 pm


December 30, 2016 5:49 pm

With or without you maybe?

December 30, 2016 12:23 pm

Another major band, yes! Now let’s hope they combine a major band with awesome songs by said band to make a fabulous pack unlike the CCR and GD packs (except for long view) which seriously came up short in my opinion.

Bob Goudreau
Bob Goudreau
December 30, 2016 12:07 pm

Great, another major band, we need more major bands, you know who they are.

December 30, 2016 5:00 pm

Ha you shocked me! In agoodway! We need where the streets have no name, pride, bad and heartland

December 30, 2016 4:52 pm

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

December 30, 2016 4:55 pm

could this be Rocksmith DLC peeps’ lucky year?

December 30, 2016 5:03 pm

Sunday bloody sunday

December 30, 2016 4:54 pm

Streets have no name

December 30, 2016 5:08 pm

Given its release date, New Year’s Day.

December 30, 2016 5:10 pm
Reply to  Rob Dennis

hoping like hell for that one ?

December 30, 2016 10:13 pm
Reply to  Rob Dennis

Oh god yeah. Id forgotten that one