Speculation: Rocksmith celebrates Canada Day with Billy Talent

Welcome Rocksmith fans!

Next Tuesday will be another somewhat historic release for Ubisoft as they become the first music game to license not one, but FIVE songs from Toronto (Mississauga) melodic “punk” rock band, Billy Talent!

Back in 2009 singer, Ben Kowalewicz did an interview regarding the special edition of their album Billy Talent III. The main point of mentioning this, is the addition of an extra disc containing the guitar track removed from the songs and included tablature for all the tracks!

For an extra $10 or so, fans can pick up the deluxe version which includes a second disc of the album’s 11 songs stripped of guitars and the notes for all the tracks, so budding musicians can play along and try to match guitarist Ian D’Sa riff for riff.

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This was actually believed to be some starch evidence towards why neither Guitar Hero or Rock Band were able to license music from the Canadian quartet.

Anyway, yesterday @DanAmrich as always had a puzzle for us, not too hard this time but fun all the same.

A scene from Hardcore Logo which featured a band named… Billy Tallent (get it because it’s mispelle- yeahhh).

That’s an abridged version but check out the forum for Dan’s explanation.

Now which songs would you expect to be included? Well here’s our picks:

A fantastic No Quarter rip off

Their breakthrough hit

dat intro riff

🙁

Are you excited for the debut of Billy Talent? Are you still trying to figure out why anyone would sing like that? Let us know!

 

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Rich Mosley
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hmmm. Kinda poppy bubblegum punk, but definitely better than that Sum 41 garbage from a few weeks ago.

j
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The guitar sounds solid to me.

D00d
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Well, duh! It is a solid-body. What did you expect?

Jam Bone
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The best part about his voice is it doesn’t sound like Chad Kroeger’s. I hope they include “Surrender”. So what do the poutine people do on Canada Day, anyway? Celebrate their Independen….er, never mind.

10shu
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Neil young would be more appropriate for canada day…

Peter__D
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For an added Canada Day Bonus would love to see
Coney Hatch
Max Webster/Kim Mitchell
Platinum Blonde
!!!!

nullPointer
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If they really wanted to represent the Canadian punk scene they should have gone after some Propaghandi (not that Propaghandi would ever appear in some machination of corporate overlords brainwashing kids into … uh … fighting wars … or something? Boy that one really got away from me there!).

But seriously. Propaghandi.

10shu
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Recently ubi SF announced they was working on a new IP. The studios being pretty small i wonder if that mean the death of rocksmith… I hope not. It. Such a awesome game

John Doeson
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Jared MacLean We're more trustworthy than Fox News.

Rijy
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Yayyyyyyyy

Dan Bristow
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didnt we just get this band a few weeks ago oh yeah that was sum 41 , not one to complain but seriously some one who grew up on op ivy (ska punk) black flag and the misfits( hardcore punk ))and other real punk bands this so called punk music really does nothing for me and i agree with most here the voice has to go worse then the sing from a7x

Ashley
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Metallica DLC would sell loads

Mike
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It’s not happening.

Jeam95
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Dreaming is free 😉

Larc Gittesom
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Never heard of them, listened to the you tube videos… all seems to be just missing "something". I'm listening thinking yeah this is alright actually…*seconds pass*…oh. Its just a bit flat, pass from me this week

blackhealer
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Just another useless DLC.
Blame Canada!

Fantom
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the band isnt bad but the singer kind of sucks i still might pick it up though

JoeGrip
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I’m so happy! I never really thought Billy Talent would make it to rocksmith but this is a pleasant surprise! It’s been a great month of songs for me with Sum 41, Godsmack, and now Billy Talent!

Acorn-san
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I would predict:

Red Flag
Fallen Leaves (these two were the songs I actually heard before looking them up for Rocksmith, aka I think they might have had some bigger airtime -unsure-)
Surrender (most likely slower song)
Viking Death March (something from the new album)
Try Honesty (apparently first success song)

Mike
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Oh so close! You just had to replace Surrender with Devil In The Midnight Mass.

Jared MacLean
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Elliott Rudner I come to these articles for unbiased predictions I can bank on. Not editorial lies!

HA!
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I appreciate the variety, but I won’t be buying this. Along with Cake, I just can’t stand the vocals. Music is great, but the vocals just ruin it for me.

Related, it would be cool if Rocksmith had an option to hear ONLY the guitar or bass tracks without all the other sounds in a song. That would be pretty sick. (And maybe then I’d play Cake and Billy Talent hahaha).

Forge
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I agree, Being the fact that I’m living in Canada I’ve seen Billy Talent way more times then I would have liked; it seems like they are playing every second music festival here. I gotta give credit were credit is due though, they do sound ‘better’ live then on the studio tracks, the music is harder and louder plus the singers voice is drowned out. I’m not usually one to complain, but IMO this is a bad representation of Canadian Music, I think UBI could have done far better to celebrate Canada day, with even a mixed pack of artists… Read more »
Trav
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So many great Canadian bands and we get Billy Talent? Why not just give us Celine Dion? I’d be equally disinterested. How about The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Tea Party, Matthew Good just to add a few to the list that Forge already gave us. All of which would have been better than this. Makes me sad to be a Canadian. (un)Happy Canada Day 🙁

hammer1021
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Pass. I’d be down for some audioslave

Chris
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Would have gone for Bare Naked Ladies myself

deltaXkila
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Surrender has been my all-time favorite by Billy Talent. If it’s in this pack I’ll cry tears of joy.

rEpp
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If it was a free DLC, it would be OK. Or 5 for the price of 1 (max 2) songs. That would give the band more exposure and iTunes/concert ticket sales, like with the unlockable songs in the game. But to charge the same for this pack than for those of well known bands… Not for me.

Macbeth
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This is the one I am hoping for but there are a lot of good ones that I would get.

Honky thom
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Not for me. I have heard of them, and they are very popular here in England with people about 10 years younger than me (I’m 37).

mozzy
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really? i’ve never heard a squeek about them

Bonza Bloke
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Who?

Spice
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Never heard of them.
When I saw Canada Day, I was kinda hoping for Theory of a Deadman…oh well. I can always request a song or two

Elliott Rudner
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Not going to lie, not really into that song

Javier
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I did not know this group, it sounds good, but in my opinion there are other bands that deserve to have a 5 song pack… I pass this week…

jarryd
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I may want metal but I was thinking about this exact pack, I hope surrender is in the pack.

Elvis P
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I’ll pass. Does anyone else want Audioslave besides me?

Jumbo shrimp
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Neil Young would have done way more credit to your country’s awesomness. Sorry, but we have plenty of crappy bands here in America too, and people who like crappy music. God love them!

CapsBears Fan
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I needs me some “Turn your Back”

Bat Wings
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about the dumbest name for a band ever…
wallet gets a break this weak fo sure

Dman
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Should have been Billy Slacker. “Talent” is too wishful of actual talent.

toshineon
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I actually held off listening to them for several years because of their name. I eventually listened to their song “Surrender”, and immediately regret not listening to them earlier.

HolyHandGrenade
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At first glance I thought it would be this:

Jared MacLean
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No Devil in the Midnight Mass? Do you even speculate?…

Ryan McSeveney
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ohhhhh. I do like me some Billy talent. Devil in the Midnight Mass and the ex will make this a must buy for me

Degz
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Not quite my cup of tea.

Billy No Talent
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Has anyone outside of Canada heard of these people? His voice is too annoying to even think of buying

toshineon
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I’m a fan of them, and I’m Swedish. So, yes.

jeam95
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Big pass this week, i don’ like this tune.

Mike S
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All I can say about this DLC is:

WOOHOO!! YEAH 😀 SO HAPPY

chris
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Not bad eh , hope this means our lady peace is getting closer because i keep requesting them. They sort of remind me of OLP but I would kill Tim Horton for some

SnqKe
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What about Devil In A Midnight Mass and Fallen Leaves ?

Elliott Rudner
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Would just like to say that you should really listen to these songs before you completely dismiss them. Ian D'Sa is a talented dude who I seem to see at 3 shows a month (so he has good taste!)

D00d
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Nope….

Dyseman
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Yup 🙁

Mike
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Boooo!