Speculation: AFI to make their Rocksmith 2014 debut next week

Well Rocksmith 2014 fans, it seems like we are going to be staying in that 90s groove next week judging by today’s hint from Paul Cross (@CrossieRS).

Now if you are confused by that hint, allow me educate those of you that aren’t children of the 80s.

This is ALF who was the star of an 80s sitcom from 1986-1990 titled just that… Alf was an alien from the planet Melmac and on that planet Cats are the equivalent of Cattle. I’m really not making this up, you can check here.

In any event Paul’s hint is poking fun at the band AFI and ALF being easily confused on a first glance.

AFI are no stranger to the music game scene, as they have been featured both on disc for Rock Band and Guitar Hero, as well as supplemented by downloadable content.

While we aren’t exactly sure if AFI is destined for a 5 Pack next Tuesday, here our the likely picks to make it.

 

Isn’t it great when wishes come true?

 

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chris
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chris

I would prefer some more Rise Against. I am not really into this EMO stuff.Miss Murder is the only song i know from them, not to bad but there are Songs out there i am interested in… Hopefully next week….

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Semi-informed guess…I’m a sucker for hints so I tried to figure out the 1999 song:

Miss Murder
Girl’s Not Grey
Leaving Song Pt II
Ever and a Day?

Jeff
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Jeff

It is still unbelievable that people are still whinning about the DLC puts out. There are sooooo many different taste in music.
Ubi is trying to address to appeal to the masses and make as much $$$ as possible.

I’m have not bought a pack since the Boston and Halestorm, but I’m not whinning. I’ll just get the next one’s I like. Ya know, there is still something called reading music, tabs and learning by ear.

RS is just an outlet to have fun. Play the guitarcade games if your that bored, sheesh.

WonderWaage
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WonderWaage

wat

Dman
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Dman

I appreciate different tastes in music, however mediocrity should not be praised. As a consumer I have a right to bitch and moan since my money actually has some value. So I purchased new pickups and a tele. So, perhaps RS in a round about way is helping me become a better guitarist 😆

Matt
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Matt

I hope this isn’t a joke. I’d love to play me some AFI!
If it’s a 5pk, I’d hope for…

the Despair Factor
the Leaving Song pt 2
Summer Shudder
Torch Song
Endlessly, She Said

If it had to be 3…

Dancing through Sunday
Cold Hands
Okay, I Feel Better Now

toto
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toto

It’s confirmed on facebook rocksmith french page

Floder
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Floder

Am I the only one hoping for a 5 Nirvana Pack ? I mean, come on, soon Kurt will be dead for 20 years now. “Anniversary” bitch.

Muffy
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Muffy

I’ve been waiting for a Nirvana pack since the game first came out. You’re right, this month marks 20 years since his death. There was also mention of more 90’s bands soon so I wouldn’t be surprised if Nirvana is this month.

Bob
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Bob

We still miss a Nirvana, Pixies and Ramones DLC

chris
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chris

Nirvana pack is a no brainer for this game . I would take any old seattle band over these A’s ADTR AFI whats next ABBA

HolyHandGrenade
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HolyHandGrenade

In that case, gimme some Soundgarden too

Golden Earring
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Golden Earring

And we still miss a Rolling Stones DLC

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

No thanks.

Honky thom
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Honky thom

3 weeks in a row of extremely american pop-rock? Really? Oh well, here’s hoping they change up the genre for next week. I know they can’t please us all all the time, but this month it’s like they aren’t even trying. A different genre each week would be much more likely to please us all, wouldn’t it?

Honky thom
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Honky thom

and yes, by genre I mean sub-genre or decade I suppose.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I could be wrong but I don’t think AFI is a given nor has it been confirmed yet for this week. As an American raised in the 80s I’m quite familiar with Alf but I rather doubt that Paul and most British and European folks had any interest…was definitely an American thing. I’ve seen Def Leppard (“fed leopard”) suggested and to me that makes more sense as the answer to Paul’s hint. I guess we’ll know soon.

dougybongy
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dougybongy

ooh no!! i’m a french guy from the 80’s, and Afl is definitely a cult tv show, everybody know it here..

Bob
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Bob

Alf was cult in europe too

Bat Wings
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Bat Wings

A.F.I. = April Fools Idiots !!

r
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r

😆

New Wave Fan
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New Wave Fan

Definitely my favorite band to come out for DLC in a long while, but I hope Ubi includes some pre-Sing The Sorrow material. And more horror-punk, too. Whose leg do I have to dry hump for some 45 Grave and Nekromantix?

dave
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dave

Do you want to party? It’s partytime!

Muffy
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Muffy

This has been a really shitty month. Matchbox 20 was alright but damn I can only justify it by thinking we’re getting a whole month of classic rock and 90s grunge coming up

FrogEyedMuthafucker
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FrogEyedMuthafucker

What does AFI stand for? Apparently Fucking Inbred?

Pete
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Pete

I think it stands for “Low Hanging Fruit”, but I never could spell.

derptard
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derptard

I’m just thankful they are getting all the crap out of the way.
I think I’d rather play Disturbed than this.

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

A Fire Inside.

Muffy
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Muffy

This band reminds me of the goth kids on South Park. I couldn’t help but laugh at the lyrics to dancing through the misery. Whiney depressed emo/goth/horror punk whatever you want to call bands like this are almost as bad as modern day country music.

Bob
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Bob

Sorry but … Are you just ignorant … Or stupid? .. It’s a long time ago that i read such a foolish post.

FrogEyedMuthafucker
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FrogEyedMuthafucker

No, he’s spot on.

derptard
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derptard

What’s the difference between this band and A day to remember or whatever they were called?

Are people still doing that scenester emo hairdo? I thought everyone had dropped that by now.

Redneckrando
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Redneckrando

April fools. AFI?

Michalo
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Michalo

Looks like Ubi are on a long streak of very, very weak DLC’s. The last good one (and the last one i’ve bought) was The Doors DLC. Since then, boooring. Can we have good music back again, please ❓ They should add more from artists that had single DLC’s for RS2014 or/and on-disc artists from first Rocksmith.

Mike
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Mike

Since when were Boston, Heart, Halestorm, Flyleaf, ADTR, Matchbox 20, and AFI bad?

FrogEyedMuthafucker
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FrogEyedMuthafucker

Since time immemorial?

lolololol
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lolololol

We’re supposed to trust the opinion of someone that skipped Boston?

toshineon
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toshineon

The Doors DLC wasn’t all that long ago. I could maybe understand if the last decent DLC was a year ago, but a few weeks, no. Try to be happy for the people that likes the DLC that comes out instead, after all, there are other people than just you playing this game.

Michalo
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Michalo

Yes, I know that some people might like this stuff, but since Ubi launched RS2014 there were some good, or even brilliant DLCs every two-three weeks (the “starters” were mostly brilliant, then Pumpkins, Radiohead, The Who, Muse, Aerosmith, Oasis, R.E.M. and The Doors), but 5 weeks of nothing interesting is a bit worrying. And yes, I skipped Boston, because they’re very average, if not bad. Many other bands playing similar stuff does it a lot better. And the DLCs after Boston…. well, you know my opinion.

Bob
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Bob

Tell you something … The last really shit for me was Doors :mrgreen: … Maybe you should take your guitar and play some blues you crybaby … “I feel so down babe, because all I have is the Doors … Rocksmith takes me down … Cry baby cry”

Michalo
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Michalo

Still it’s a lot better than that emo crap on the top of the page 😀

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

I cringe so much every time someone calls this band or ADTR or anything emo. Bad and whiny does not mean emo. Listen to some Braid, The Promise Ring, Cap’n Jazz, etc. and you will have some idea of what actual emo sounds like.

Lauren
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Lauren

Thank god. I thought I was the only one.

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

Kids who bought the ADTR pack are stoked.

Rick
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Rick

This pack needs Days of the the Pheonix and anything form Very Proud of Ya. I remember when AFI introdueced the term “goth punk” which quickly evolved in to emo. I’m guessing this pack will include mainly emo crap

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

Goth punk did not evolve into emo, and AFI has never been emo. I hear ya, though--Very Proud of Ya was the only album of theirs I liked. The lyrics on “Cruise Control” were hilarious.

Rick
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Rick

Alrught random guy called Dave no need to get all anal. Emo: “a cheap imitation of goth”… AFI did call themselves “Goth Punk” when Art of Drowning came out. Whatever rules you follow. Goth emo are related (in image if nothingh else) and should not be related to punk in anyway. There is no denying that loads of these eraly 90’s punk bands on Nitro, Epitaph, Fat Wreck ETC bands paved the way for the crappy emo bands that flooded music in the late 90’s….I concur Very Proud of Ya is cool, but there is not bout AFI sold out their roots to cash in on the emo cow

Mikael
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Mikael

False. Forget about image. Image is nothing. Goth & punk are (musically speaking) intimately related. Listen to the early albums of proto-goth rockers like the Cure, Siouxsie, Killing Joke, Bauhaus, and even the Damned and it will be obvious how the 70s British Punk scene gave birth to the gothic movement. Emo is a watered-down, commercialized bastardization of pop, punk, and hair metal for guys too effeminate to make it without makeup. Seriously, Marliyn Manson is more manly than any of these dudes.

Rick
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Rick

Know your history idiot, Punk in the UK started as a fahion movemnet by Vivian Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. “Goth & punk are (musically speaking) intimately related”…umm all mucic is part of an Eevolutionary chain so therefore is all related. Punk and Goth are also related by the fact they are ruled by image. The bands you mentioned although played very simply music are not punk at all. Six pack by Black Flag is punk not Boy’s don’t cry by the Cure! My however point is that AFI started punk band in the vein of American styled hardcore, then changed there image and sound to capitalise on a emerging scene.

nullPointer
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nullPointer

Man I was totally going to stay out of this and I tried to avoid the, “someone is wrong on the internet” syndrome, but being as you both claim to know a bit about punk rock (and respectfully I’m sure that you actually do), you should know that “Emo” grew out of the mid-80s hardcore scene in Washington DC where/when it was simply known as “Emotive Hardcore”. Back then it wasn’t so much about, “I’ma gonna whine about my parents and cut maself up,” as it was a reaction to the increasingly militant political nature of the scene in DC back then. I’m not particularly a fan of Emo in either the old-school or new-school modes, but if you’re going to argue about something, it would be good to at least know the real history. At any rate if you want to check out the roots of Emo check out a band like Jawbreaker or something. Good day.

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

Couldn’t have put it better myself.

Yusuke
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Yusuke

Miss murder is a given, I’d hope for leaving song pt II, and dancing through Sunday would be icing on the cake. Prolly gonna get medicate in there tho.

Dwayne
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Dwayne

I’m still hoping this is an April fools joke

joel
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joel

i love afi there old and new stuf but I’d rather see some of their older stuff

Smartypants
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Ugh, dat picture make me think me not gonna buy this week

Dingo
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Dingo

Actually, I would prefer the ALF theme on bass, but well..

Spice
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Spice

If AFI does make it, I can only hope for The Boy Who Destroyed the World. You might remember it from Tony Hawk

r
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r

Hmm,looks like Ubisoft doesnt want to make good bussiness at all.Probably next weekend we get a hint for Hanson or Keane dlc instead of Throwing Muses or BRMC.Would hate to see Ubi and their people in trouble due to poor decissions,after all,it still is bussiness. W.

Jim
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Jim

I struggle to understand how people keep deluding themselves into thinking their taste reflects what’s popular or what’s “good business.” No matter much you hate AFI, Matchbox 20, ADTR, etc. and how much you love those bands you mentioned, that doesn’t magically change all the objective measures of popularity you’re willfully ignoring.

r
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r

See ,Jim? 😀
Legendary bands(like the muses or Lush)are usually great bussiness,and recent great ones often too(like the Afghan Whigs,or even Silversun Pickups)but AFI or ADTR? Popular?Beyonce is popular and I cant think of anything worse than that,oh,and on this particular market some popular “music” doesnt do well,so….lets see what happens.After all ,sales are the real boss here.

Ryouu
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And iirc Paul Cross tweeted that the sales are really good.

Michalo
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Michalo

Oh, I’d love to see BRMC pack released soon. IMO one of the best bands around.

joel
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joel

yesss! thank you ubisoft <33

T. Feltersnach
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T. Feltersnach

Frank Zappa make good business. Never hear of such band as Throwing Mucas or Brec. I hear your talk of decissons and bussiness, but not sure if those words.

lolololol
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lolololol

lol, wonder if any of these keyboard warriors can even play worth a damn…

Fantom
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Fantom

This is one of those bands I completely forgot about. I remember the first 2 songs from years ago they arent that bad, but those last 3 suck

Dman
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Dman

I can’t defend garbage.. unless its the band Garbage. lol ❗

Seriously though, there should be more quality than quantity. Since when is being and accepting mediocrity, cool?

elemenohpenc
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elemenohpenc

the first concert i ever went to was the smashing pumpkins with garbage opening. i suppose they were my first live band. i was 10… almost 20 years later, i still like garbage.

…but, i don’t think they’re a better band than afi.

and to be honest, i’m not even a big afi fan. but i look forward to learning any of the above songs (since they’ve all appeared in Guitar Hero).

Jake
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Jake

Fingers crossed for: leaving song pt 2, miss murder, dancing through sunday, girls not grey!

Mike
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Mike

Every week, we have to see the same assholes cry about the DLC because it’s not what they want. I’m part of the Glorious DLC Acceptor Master Race.

elemenohpenc
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elemenohpenc

amen, brother.

elemenohpenc
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elemenohpenc

…then i read all your hateful replies to the afi haters.

equally uncool.

Mike
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Mike

Sometimes, you wonder how much you can take it. Sorry I had to resort to hateful comments to the haters. It’s enough is enough.

Bob
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Bob

Take this sword and strike them down … One by one … Master Mike … Clean this site from crybabies

xD
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ur also just as bad as the people who bitch rofl

toshineon
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toshineon

I agree, it’s really annoying. Sure, you can’t like everything, but I don’t go to forums about things I don’t like and complain, I simply ignore it. Besides, a good guitarist is a versatile one.

Lee
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Lee

Awful. Haven’t bought anything in weeks.

Mike
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Mike

Stop bitching.

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

…says the guy who’s constantly bitching about people’s comments….

nullPointer
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nullPointer

Ha … now it’s my turn to admit to liking [X] crappy band. So yeah, I’m totally on board for an AFI DLC pack. With any luck though it won’t include anything released after Sing the Sorrow. If it only included tracks from StS, Black Sails, and All Hallows I might as well plan locking myseld in a room until I 100%+ every single one of those tracks. Ubisoft might as well take my money right now on this one.

Joe
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Joe

This is totally shit. Like someone else said -- Another week of saving money.

Mike
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Mike

I hope you get robbed.

nullPointer
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nullPointer

I hope you get robed. … But seriously put your clothes back on. 😀

Ed Tanguy
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AFI is an amazing band, and i’d gladly buy the pack no matter what is in it.. probably gonna be the best pack for me since SOAD (actually the SOAD picks weren’t that great… for good picks i’d have to go further back, but I just like SOAD a lot) I wouldn’t usually post this but people don’t seem that happy, and I for one am super happy we’ve not had to resort to miley cyrus yet

connor
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connor

the DLC is just progressively getting shittier. what the fuck is this crap

Mike
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Mike

You’re crap.

bringbackreal dlc
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bringbackreal dlc

god please tell me i’m seeing things rocksmith is converting into harmonix rockband all these cheap sissy emo bands that can’t go on tour and can’t get on the radio so this is how they make money

and AFI serious aside from them being u know what i’m gonna happily put 12dollars of gas into my car next tuesday wow what total DLC CRAP!

Mike
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Mike

This is real DLC you asshole. Let me guess, you think music died in the 90s. Now shut the fuck up you old man.

Funn Dave
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Funn Dave

We really need to get you some help for your anger problems. Maybe there’s an angermanagementsmith out there somewhere….

Fantom
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Fantom

Relax guys at least this isn’t the worst dlc does anyone remeber when they had that maroon 5 song pack

Dylan
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Dylan

I hope we go back to on disc artists next week. Stll missing some must haves off there. This band isnt really my style so ill pass but i respect the band and people who like it.

bringbackreal dlc
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bringbackreal dlc

i hope we go back to rock music since the game is called rocksmith not emopoprocksmith

chris
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chris

People should have supported bandfuse that was our chance at hard rock and metal. Now rocksmith will bring you lots of variety

Grumble Volcano
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Grumble Volcano

I’m hoping we have at least a few more weeks before going back and/or that there’s switching between on disc and new more often. There was way too little deviation from on disc artists between the week after launch and Boston.

charlie99
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charlie99

Quite pleased i don.t have to spend money on d.l.c next week. Lol

Mike
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Mike

Well screw you man.

Terminus
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Terminus

Lighten up, Francis.

chris
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chris

damn this band formed in 1991 the singer looks like he went through a whole book of hairstyles

bringbackreal dlc
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bringbackreal dlc

that’s because he’s half female don’t belive me ask a emo kid in their late 20s if they still exist (cryptic code for half female)

ROCKWARRIOR86
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girls not grey miss murder and medicate boom 3-pack