Speculation: Rocksmith 2014 DLC will Shinedown next week

Greetings Rocksmith fans!

The clue has been solved and it’s pointing towards yet another Florida based hard rock band, Shinedown!

It’s the Moon Alphabet!

“Was this album a naked lady or merely the shepherdess who helps bid the woods resound”

MELIBOEUS
You, Tityrus, ‘neath a broad beech-canopy
Reclining, on the slender oat rehearse
Your silvan ditties: I from my sweet fields,
And home’s familiar bounds, even now depart.
Exiled from home am I; while, Tityrus, you
Sit careless in the shade, and, at your call,
‘Fair Amaryllis’ bid the woods resound.

A Poem by Virgillus

 

Shinedown is a band that is no stranger to music games. With a pack of three songs in Guitar Hero, and six songs in Rock Band, the pack practically writes itself.

Is Shinedown a band you’ve been waiting for? What songs are you hoping for? Let us know!

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Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
September 22, 2014 4:32 pm

Really looking forward to this DLC release, though I really hope that there’s at least 1 song in the pack not from The Sound of Madness. Although it is an amazing album their other 3 albums also has many great songs.

Floder
Floder
September 22, 2014 4:21 am

I’m glad to see that since the release of the game there’s a band DLC every week.

But… I have to say that i’m quite disappointed, are we supposed to wait for another year to hear some RATM, moar Nirvana, moar RHCP in Rocksmith ? Can we have the fuckin “classics” of rock’n’roll before the underground/outsider bands please ? What’s the next step ? Crazy Town ?

Someone was saying Shinedown was the stereotype of the american band for angry teenage ’15-20’boy, it’s exactly that.

Just release at least some Linkin Park or P.O.D songs if you want that audience.

Jeff
Jeff
September 22, 2014 10:56 am
Reply to  Elliott

POD would be cool too, but I have not found their stuff vrey difficult to play.

Jeff
Jeff
September 22, 2014 10:55 am
Reply to  Floder

Give it up.
I’m kind of tired of hearing about RATM, Nirvana and RHCP. If you want to play them so badly, get it from Ultimate Guitar or get a song book.

Shinedown has awesome music. So I’m glad to see them here.

RS allows us to expand our playing style, I liked the Bachsmith DLC, that was great to have.

maxime côté
maxime côté
September 23, 2014 1:52 am
Reply to  Floder

rock died in 90 ‘
in early 2000 ‘ 15-25 % of every artist was listenable

2004 to now … maybe 5-10 % and i might give free % to boost up

its just that emotion doesnt exisnt anymore theres no song no album …. its works and i cant feel that cause its aint music… money ruins everything

Rich
Rich
September 22, 2014 1:12 am

A bit on the bland side for me this week. Although it is always fun looking forward to the weekly dlc! Keep rocking, Ubi team!

That Guy
That Guy
September 21, 2014 1:25 pm

Rocksmith should do a video game pack! That would be sick! XD Mario, Zelda, all that good stuff.

bickalicious
bickalicious
September 21, 2014 3:26 pm
Reply to  That Guy

That’d be fun!

Matthew
Matthew
September 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Reply to  bickalicious

That would be awesome, but i feel like it would be impossible to wrestle the rights away from non-ubisoft companies.

j
j
September 22, 2014 10:42 am
Reply to  Elliott

I would buy it… honestly.

Jason
Jason
September 22, 2014 11:13 am
Reply to  j

final fantasy scores.

Unknown
Unknown
September 21, 2014 5:26 am

I’m not forgetting the point of Rocksmith It’s helped me alot. Although I obviously want to play the songs I enjoy yes I’ve found songs I like that I didn’t know before but I’m paying money here, everyone has different opinions.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
September 21, 2014 9:21 am
Reply to  Unknown

Too true. I couldn’t play a lick before Rocksmith on Bass or Guitar. I know that I wouldn’t have progressed this far, nor enjoyed the learning of them as much, without it.

IZ
IZ
September 20, 2014 10:05 pm

Another pass. 😐

Chris
Chris
September 20, 2014 9:32 pm

meat and potatoes kind of rock which fills you up right as long as you leAve the table eventually. They sound like 1000 other bands that you can’t name because they all blend into that hard rock riff pattern

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
September 20, 2014 9:07 pm

definite pass

Terminus
Terminus
September 20, 2014 7:10 pm

Simple Man! Hey, why not? Just kidding; it would just be too soon…

Dak
Dak
September 22, 2014 6:33 am
Reply to  Terminus

Never would be too soon. If rocksmith wanted to do covers then it would hopefully be much better ones like Ballroom Blitz or Cinnamon Girl that weren’t overplayed to the point of ruining the enjoyment of the original.

Mike
Mike
September 22, 2014 7:04 pm
Reply to  Elliott

We already have the superior version so no need for a cover.

Fantom
Fantom
September 20, 2014 6:36 pm

I wont download this band is way too overplayed already

charlie
charlie
September 20, 2014 5:15 pm

I second dougybongy regarding django reinhart. The most enjoyable song for me to play has been the mozart one done in a django style and I mainly listen to and play rock and blues.Quite like shinedown though.

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
September 20, 2014 5:09 pm

What the hell is this? Music to drink bud light in a trailer watching Earnhardt tribute videos to month?

Jake
Jake
September 20, 2014 3:39 pm

Ever since Sound of Madness this band has sucked.

DVD Smith
DVD Smith
September 20, 2014 2:19 pm

YES! Great to see another one of my favourite bands hit Rocksmith. As must as I love the tracks you posted, personally I’m hoping for these:

Enemies -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5KLBDfUaKY
If You Only Knew -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NCDqYynUQk
Cry for Help -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXFsqqZdsP4

Hoping for a 5-pack. 🙂

Javier
Javier
September 20, 2014 1:55 pm

I must confess I did not know this band, but sounds good. I like these songs…

Rockwarrior86
September 20, 2014 11:58 am

i’m still waiting for black sabbath and until i get a 5-pack, i’m going to be passing every other pack

maxime côté
maxime côté
September 20, 2014 10:22 pm
Reply to  Elliott

cause this is what* is requested…
personnally i want to believe it but is it because some song are aint on the ubisoft team s likes*

?

just because they put radio song for the best band. they could put those aside song that could be awesome but instead they do take band like Chris mention up ahead for..

or maybe im wrong and i hope but im perplex

lol black sabbath pack will be:

iron man
paranoid
war pigs

just w8 for the week

Mike
Mike
September 20, 2014 1:01 pm
Reply to  Rockwarrior86

You sound like an elitist.

Jayson
Jayson
September 22, 2014 7:15 am
Reply to  Mike

Is there a problem with someone being a purist?

HA!
HA!
September 22, 2014 8:56 pm
Reply to  Jayson

No. BUT you can be a purist without putting your pinky up in the air and sounding like an elite a$$.

Jayson
Jayson
September 23, 2014 8:19 am
Reply to  HA!

That’s just the way metal people sound. Instead of saying “I would like a piece of chocolate cake” they say “CHOCOLATE CAAAAKE!!!! F*** VANILLA!!!!” It’s innocent.

Kai
Kai
September 20, 2014 11:45 am

Pass

unmuscleman
unmuscleman
September 20, 2014 11:15 am

I listened to the videos and didn’t hate the music.

charlie
charlie
September 20, 2014 8:22 am

great month so far stranglehold. Mark tremonti(creed) and now shinedown. Nice one. 🙂

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
September 20, 2014 5:41 am

Although I am not huge them, I will probably will pick this pack up, as I like a few of their songs and I really wanted something fast and new.

Futile
Futile
September 20, 2014 5:09 am

I don’t think I’ll get the pack this week. The only song that might interest me is Sound of Madness. I’ll wait to see the videos next week, and then I’ll decide.

Honky thom
Honky thom
September 20, 2014 4:33 am

I have literally never heard of them. I’ll check the vids… ok, not for me I don’t think.

Ike
Ike
September 20, 2014 4:02 am

sounds like creed.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
September 20, 2014 5:44 am
Reply to  Ike

In what way? Both use guitars and have male vocals?

If you wanted to insult them you should have compared them to 311.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
September 20, 2014 6:06 am
Reply to  Ike

Also like, 3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge, Nickelback, Disturbed, Rise Against, Fuel, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, Sum 41, Billy Talent… Edit: and 311.

It’s the sort of stuff you hear on high rotation when you turn on the radio in Texas(except for Billy Talent). In my opinion, over engineered, formulaic music, targeted at angsty/angry 15-25 yr old men.

But hey, that’s probably the exact target audience of Rocksmith. So is there any wonder it’s all on here?

But like I always say, It’s not my cup of tea, but someone out there likes it. The best of luck to them.

What do you think Mike?

Ike
Ike
September 20, 2014 7:27 am
Reply to  Bonza Bloke

Thank you for the marvelous explanation, this is is exactly what I meant.
Todays angry young men have to find out that there are many more stories to tell with all those guitars and male vocals!

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
September 20, 2014 8:38 am
Reply to  Bonza Bloke

To be fair, most of guitar music is targeted at that demographic. Just that people age and rarely update their musical taste. The sound of rock music changes, equating that with sounding bad or the same makes you feel like a grumpy old man. There is a difference between those bands.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
September 20, 2014 9:34 am
Reply to  Acorn-san

True, I am on the older side. In my defense though, I do still pick up a lot of new music, so it’s not all GOM syndrome. As my senility approaches, I believe that I am developing a wider appreciation of music, than a narrower one.

If you do a “What bands are like Shinedown?” search, you will see all those I listed come up. They all fall into exactly the same genre according to a lot of sites.

It is my opinion, that if you were to break down all the DLC to date, that a very high percentage of it falls into the “Sounds like Shinedown” category.

Again, this is for reasons stated above re target audience. But this I feel is a failing of Rocksmith to provide a wider range of diverse content, rather than my reluctance to be open to “New” music.

Rocksmith showed me Muse, Silversun Pickups, Red Fang and more. And it’s not just new music but old music too that I hadn’t given a chance like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest that I now love.

I’m probably wrong, but it doesn’t feel like my inflexibility here but more that the same style of music, that I already don’t like, is comming out each week.

Can we just mix it up a bit?

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
September 20, 2014 10:50 am
Reply to  Acorn-san

(gonna reply to myself as the replies get too narrow) My point was that even though they are in the same genre is that most of those bands have a distinctive sound. Creed has the ballady yarl-vocals with simple background riffs and Tremonti lead which makes it sound very different from Shinedown, who are more comparable to hard rock bands if anything. Your search probably came up showing popular bands in similar genres. I brought up 311, cause they sound very very different from those bands, for the worse. I hope they can`t come up with anything worse than that. I am not a fan of either band. Even so there is a distinction in their sound. If in anything they share that `engineered` sound that most newer artist share, but most older artists shared the lack of it, and most people still do not go around saying they sound the same. I am fan of Billy Talent`s and even more guitarist Ian D`Sa because of Rocksmith, and I enjoyed the heck out of the Sum41 pack, even tho I was only familiar with In Too Deep and Fat Lip. I am a fan of Deftones, of System of a Down, Bloc Party, Radiohead, Deafheaven, Mogwai, etc. From the oldies I mostly like the blues songs, Lynyrd Skynard and a few specific songs. I would prefer something that I am fan of as well, and yes, recently more groups were from the same age/genre than usual, but as long as they don`t do a 311 month, I might not be super happy, but I can still shrug it off. On a side note: I am not really sure how old most RS users are, cause I see a wide range of ages playing this game, from teen to 60s with… Read more »

Matthew
Matthew
September 21, 2014 3:33 pm
Reply to  Acorn-san

I doubt it would ever happen, but Deafheaven DLC would be amazing.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
September 22, 2014 1:32 pm
Reply to  Matthew

Just requested 3 of their songs. Due to their general song length and lack of wide popularity I doubt it would happen. I would also be happy if they released it in a pack format with say… a Mogwai and an Explosions in the Sky song.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
September 20, 2014 1:33 pm
Reply to  Acorn-san

I do get what you are saying.

I’m 40. More a child of the 80s than the 70s as far as music goes, but I love 50s to 70s music just as much.

There is something to be said for just going into the studio and recording an album as a band with very few takes and little or no post work. Kim Deal’s “All Wave” philosophy I like very much which follows that principal. What you play goes to the record unadulterated. Frank Black also does that where he goes to the studio with the band, plays it through once and that’s your album. Almost like a live recording.

Its not even that there is heavy production on Shinedown’s tracks that bothers me. Because there is plenty of music I love that is 100% electronic. It’s that it seems all so cookie cutter. Music made to a mould for a known audience like the Stock Aitkin and Waterman hits of the 80s. Music pumped out to cash in on a particular market segment.

As always I am probably just a terrible music snob. There is an audience for it, Rocksmith bring out DLC every week, who am I to complain about it? I’ll just go bag my head and go back to playing The Police, Queen, Duran Duran, Skynard, Muse, Weezer, Pixies, Iron Maiden, The Black Keys and all the other wonderful DLC already available.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
September 20, 2014 1:42 pm
Reply to  Acorn-san

Oh, and wait with bated breath for Dire Straits later in the year 😆

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
September 20, 2014 1:53 pm
Reply to  Acorn-san

It is partly snobbery, but most of us are guilty of that crime. I described Creed as dull here, but that is a heavy understatement of how I feel about the band, I just did not want to get profane.

I get your point about Shinedown and you are right, they sound somewhat bland, but I still find it entertaining enough that I will probably pick the pack up. Probably is not gonna be good enough that I will happily grind my way through it (like Billy Talent`s Red Flag -- that song is a beast!), but should get a fair amount of rotation nontheless.

Good convo 🙂

Jason
Jason
September 22, 2014 11:20 am
Reply to  Acorn-san

man, been waiting for dire straits since I bought rocksmith. Can they just port a couple entire albums in?

Also need RHCP, steve miller band, the cult, and grand funk railroad, to name a few.

dougybongy
dougybongy
September 20, 2014 4:05 pm
Reply to  Acorn-san

I’m 34 yo french guy, so maybe I haven’t understand everything very well, I guess I got at least the most parts. I share the same feeling about that a lot of DLC fall in the same field of genre. Creed/alter bridge/slash/shinedown/disturbed.. well you named them already..
For me, it’s a bit too radio friendly. Even if I’m 34, I’m still an angry/angsty guy, I like “heavy stuff” and those bands are not for me, cause I like music that takes some risks.
I’m mostly influenced by noise rock from the 90’s, and I wonder if one day we’ll get Primus, Sonic Youth, Mike Patton’s bands, The Mars volta..

I’m listening to a lot of new stuff too, Cloud Nothing, Duchess says, Future of the left, Maximum The hormones.. the list is too long! So it’s not a question of grumpy old man syndrome.

I love Rocksmith, and support them by buying a lot of DLC. I like they are trying to offer different styles, but sometimes, I feel they have taken more risks for the on disc artists than for DLC.. For exemple, the controversial Aching Head song. that’s exactly in my field of taste, it’s just a bit too hard for me to play for now… 🙁

But, what about reggae? no Bob Marley? (closest is Sublime) and jazz? no Django Reinhart? (closest is that backsmith song) and noise? and industrial ? (NIN,KMFDM,M.Manson) and European bands? (except British for sure..)

I know there’s DLC every week, and I’m thankful for all the work done on RS, I know they try to provide music for the most, for different tastes, for different technics to learn… but almost evey weeks, I find myself disappointed about the DLC choice.

victorvonbass
victorvonbass
September 21, 2014 2:41 am
Reply to  Bonza Bloke

So jealous that you have rock music on the radio still. RIP Radio Rock d. 2006.

timmy
timmy
September 20, 2014 3:15 am

Sweet!
Like all the songs you listed here. A buy for me.
Hope it’s a 5 pack

SynVanSambora
SynVanSambora
September 20, 2014 3:12 am

This is a definite buy for me. Really hoping for enemies, devour, 45, diamond eyes, and sound of madness. I would seriously freak out if crow and the butterfly or cyanide sweet tooth suicide get included!

DC
DC
September 20, 2014 2:57 am

Yes! 45, enemies, if you only knew, diamond eyes, unity. Should be a twelve pack though.

Dylan
Dylan
September 20, 2014 2:52 am

My picks are:
Heroes
Beyond the Sun
Second Chance
Bully
45

Mike
Mike
September 20, 2014 2:51 am

Replace Diamond Eyes with 45.

HA!
HA!
September 20, 2014 11:28 am
Reply to  Mike

Meh. I’d rather have “I Dare You” or something else. Mostly, I’d be all giddy for “I’m Alive” from the Avengers soundtrack, but I doubt that will happen. haha

Unknown
Unknown
September 20, 2014 2:27 am

Starting to lose faith with Rocksmith DLC now.

Mike
Mike
September 20, 2014 2:50 am
Reply to  Unknown

Then leave.

HA!
HA!
September 20, 2014 9:30 am
Reply to  Unknown

I’m starting to lose faith in people understanding the point of Rocksmith.

Johnmichael623
Johnmichael623
September 20, 2014 10:27 am
Reply to  HA!

What is the point? It’s a tool to learn guitar. Most people want to learn what they like. So you will always get different opinions on dlc

HA!
HA!
September 20, 2014 11:24 am
Reply to  Johnmichael623

My point is that DLC is extra content that no one is forcing you to buy. DLC is to provide additional opportunities to enhance your skills and practice through varying sounds/techniques/tunings. I understand full well that people want to learn what they like, but an unwillingness to explore outside of your musical norm only hurts you as a guitarist (and really in the scope of music appreciation in general, perhaps even more so).

The point of Rocksmith is to teach people guitar/bass, help them learn new techniques and to refine their existing skills. If constantly adding new DLC options every week, no matter what they are, isn’t in line with that goal, I don’t know what is!

Liam
Liam
September 20, 2014 2:21 am

Much as I don’t really mind shinedown, they’re definitely a skip from me (okay *maybe* I’ll pick up devour), time to buy either Maiden, pantera or megadeth I think. This has the feel of a pack that’s gonna wind up a few people though

Jason
Jason
September 22, 2014 11:24 am
Reply to  Liam

iron maiden first. 🙂

Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
September 22, 2014 4:26 pm
Reply to  Liam

Don’t you remember, all DLC except Led Zeppelin winds up at least a few people 😛