Speculation: Rocksmith Newsletter hints at July DLC

July-07-589

Hello Rocksmith fans!

Let’s look at what’s been teased for us this month:

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First off: Something Nordic

That’s got to be Volbeat. They’re Nordic, and these newsletter hints usually have one teaser for whatever pack JUST came out. Of course, if it’s not, I’m personally hoping for some a-ha. They’d be awesome.

Update: confirmed by @DanAmrich to be Volbeat.

Next up: EVEN MORE royalty

I think they’re running out of hints! This is the third time they’ve teased royalty! Anyway, conventional wisdom suggests that it’ll be something like Royal Blood or Kings of Leon, however, I’m an unconventional man. I’m predicting something bolder, but something we now know to be obtainable (and might not warrant that press release we’d be expecting). I’m saying the ultimate royalty, the king, Elvis Presley.

Finally: A southern rock icon

Hmmm. Now, this is a tougher one. Lynyrd Skynyrd are certainly iconic, but we already have quite a bit of them in the game, and most of their hits. Same deal with The Allman Brothers Band, and to a lesser extent, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Perhaps it could be something like Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tides, but does that truly qualify as iconic? In my eyes, there’s only one notable southern rock band we’re missing that can fit that description: ZZ Top! Or Kid Rock. Probably not, though.

As usual, of course, this is just what I think we could be getting. What do you want to see? Let us know in the comments!

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EnakH8
EnakH8
July 11, 2015 2:52 pm

Royalty: Ozzy. He is the Prince of Darkness!

Maxime
Maxime
July 11, 2015 8:17 pm
Reply to  EnakH8

What tracks ?

EnakH8
EnakH8
July 12, 2015 10:06 am
Reply to  Maxime

-- Diary of a Madman
-- Crazy Train
-- Bark at the Moon
-- Dee
-- Let Me Hear You Scream (Promo)
And yours?

Ethan
Ethan
July 11, 2015 1:40 pm

I doubt they’d clear it but my choice for “royalty” would be Prince.

eli
eli
July 10, 2015 4:09 pm

“Lynyrd Skynyrd are certainly iconic, but we already have quite a bit of them in the game, and most of their hits.”

Yeah.

Charlie
Charlie
July 10, 2015 1:44 pm

What some new stuff by Lamb of God like 512,In words and overlord

Doodhere
Doodhere
July 10, 2015 1:17 pm

Would love some more ccr, however, despite their sound, they’re not southern. Widespread would be amazing,and while I’m at it (and possibly inviting ridicule), Jerry Garcia, and Trey Anastasio are amazing soloists/guitarists. How bout some Dead and Phish. Down with disease? Friend of the devil? Hell I’d take touch of grey! Long odds, but would rule!

ratboy
ratboy
July 10, 2015 12:01 pm

Molly hatchet Flirtin’ with Disaster would be pretty cool. Love those riffs.

6stringer
6stringer
July 9, 2015 10:25 pm

My vote royalty is KINGS OF LEON… Killer band with plenty of songs to choose from.

Sock puppet
Sock puppet
July 9, 2015 9:53 pm

It’s gonna be Prince and SRV

slayerfan
slayerfan
July 9, 2015 8:08 pm

Maybe it’s Ted Nugent?

C
C
July 9, 2015 5:16 pm

Widespread Panic anyone? Iconic doesn’t alway have to be mainstream, just ask phish and the dead…

Jackyl not iconic but would still be cool…

If it truly is Elvis I just hope they can throw in a few extra songs at no additional cost considering the majority are less than three minutes long and are more rhythm based than lead guitar

PJ-10
PJ-10
July 9, 2015 1:10 pm

What have we all learned from the past 2 months?…. Don’t get ur hopes up for anything good because ubisoft will disappoint you..I set the bar low when it come to dlc releases on Tuesdays,and yet some how it is almost always worse !!… So until You see something off the charts get used to below average dlc!

Elliott
Admin
July 9, 2015 1:14 pm
Reply to  PJ-10

I hope the rest of July doesn’t disappoint you

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
July 9, 2015 7:45 pm
Reply to  Elliott

That’s the nicest reply I’ve ever seen anybody give PJ-10. Good job for keeping things friendly Elliott.

King Diamond
King Diamond
July 9, 2015 10:53 pm

i love looking at the comment section every week for PJ-10’s entertainment

Elliott
Admin
July 9, 2015 11:54 pm
Reply to  King Diamond

Hopefully while drinking a nice cup of tea

David Lane, Jr.
David Lane, Jr.
July 10, 2015 12:19 pm
Reply to  King Diamond

THIS.

HA!
HA!
July 10, 2015 12:18 pm
Reply to  Elliott

It will.

Miguel
July 9, 2015 12:10 pm

As much as I love CCR and, to a lesser extent, RHCP neither are Southern Rock. They are both California bands without any ties to Southern Rock. Since I’m being pedantic, SRV and ZZ Top are from Texas, which is not part of the South. I think I would call SRV and ZZ Top, blues or blues rock.

Craig
Craig
July 9, 2015 2:00 pm
Reply to  Miguel

Miguel you are probably right about about ZZ Top they would be considered blues/boogie rock rather than southern. So now I am firmly of the belief that it will be Skynyrd.

YYZ
YYZ
July 9, 2015 12:04 pm

Royalty… King Crimson?
There’s a really nice guitar on 21st Century Schizoid Man
A nice arpegio on Moonchild
They could chart the mellotron on The court of the crimson King
Elephant Talk’s got some nice effects. And dat chapman stick
Lark’s tongues in ancient aspic Pt.1 also has an awesome guitar

We need more Prog anyways.

Elliott
Admin
July 9, 2015 1:13 pm
Reply to  YYZ

Would love this to happen but I think there were several hoops to jump through to get Robert Fripp to re-master 21CSM for GH5

HA!
HA!
July 10, 2015 12:16 pm
Reply to  Elliott

That’s true, but Steven Wilson has done a ton of Crimson remasters now. I bet that they could pull them in if they wanted. I second Lark’s Tongues, Part 1! Have you heard the Dream Theater cover version?

Huh?
Huh?
July 11, 2015 9:49 am
Reply to  HA!

Aww man King Crimson would be totally awesome. sheltering sky, indiscipline, schizoid man, court of the crimson king and elephant talk. that’d be a nice 5 pack.

Rudy Malo
July 9, 2015 12:03 pm

Are the Red Hot Chili Peppers southern enough? Could it be?

Craig
Craig
July 9, 2015 10:10 am

My guess for royalty is B.B King since he just passed and either Skynyrd or ZZ Top for Southern Icon. Although Elvis or Royal Blood would be good too.

Captain
Captain
July 9, 2015 5:54 am

I still want Tuesday Gone from Lynyrd Skynyrd

Ron
Ron
July 9, 2015 5:39 am

Last month Primus pack hint was about the songs, not the name of the band. More royalty could refer to a song: Sex Pistols pack with God Save the Queen.

Casey
Casey
July 9, 2015 7:19 am
Reply to  Ron

Could also refer to megadeth kill the king, prince of darkness!

Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
July 9, 2015 3:18 pm
Reply to  Casey

Avenged Sevenfold -- Hail to the King

Jakeseattlex19
July 9, 2015 3:23 am

Royal blood, srv

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 8, 2015 10:48 pm

I know that Dan has confirmed, that Volbeat is “something nordic” But it could totally be something else, amirite guys? guys? hey, guys?

Gary Drew
Gary Drew
July 8, 2015 9:54 pm

Could handle a Queensryche pack for royalty.

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
July 8, 2015 9:11 pm

Icon: Neil Young?

Elliott
Admin
July 8, 2015 11:54 pm
Reply to  Tony Tunes

Maybe Southern Ontario lol

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
July 10, 2015 9:02 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Hehe, I always associate him with the South for some reason.

Huh?
Huh?
July 11, 2015 9:51 am
Reply to  Tony Tunes

skynyrd even said a southern man don’t need him around. 😀

Blues fan
Blues fan
July 8, 2015 9:02 pm

I wonder if since they said ‘icon’ and not ‘icons’ if it is going to be a individual instead of a band. If so I think Stevie Ray Vaughn would fit the description. That would be a amazing add.

Gabe
Gabe
July 8, 2015 8:28 pm

Lol Hail to the King- Avenged Sevenfold is something royalty XD A7X confirmed

Ashley
Ashley
July 10, 2015 9:48 am
Reply to  Gabe

A7X has already had a DLC pack done

Casey
Casey
July 10, 2015 11:55 am
Reply to  Ashley

So did foo fighters… they got 2 actually.. anything is possible!

berad88
berad88
July 8, 2015 7:39 pm

I got excited. Nordic could of been a lot of goth/death metal, then I realized it was just Volbeat lol
would love to see more CCR and Elvis would be cool but I would think that would be a big deal.

Don
Don
July 8, 2015 5:06 pm

Yes please to CCR & Elvis…that would make my month!

St3
St3
July 8, 2015 4:58 pm

Why not Mr Cash for a southern rock icon?

YYZ
YYZ
July 8, 2015 3:11 pm

My guesses:
Nordic = Volbeat
Royalty = Kings of Leon / Royal Blood
Southern Rock = SRV
And since there is no clue for the 4th DLC i’m just guessing Rush 2.(plz)

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
July 8, 2015 1:11 pm

Wouldn’t mind getting a little bit more from CCR. Born On The Bayou and Have You Ever Seen The Rain hardly represent what that band is capable of. It would be nice to see them actually get their own pack for once, rather than just singles.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 8, 2015 12:51 pm

Royalty, well here we go again. The most deserving would be Riley. The most surprising would be Prince. Viewing the last few attempts at this, the most expected would be Kings of Leon. And the most improbable would be Elvis. All would be welcome, however; don’t use Elvis’ version of Hound Dog. The original (Big Momma Thornton) is much better.

Daniel
Editor
July 8, 2015 11:02 am

Would Michael Jackson be possible to license without necessitating a press release?

Elliott
Admin
July 8, 2015 12:09 pm
Reply to  Daniel

That would be a pretty big deal

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 8, 2015 12:46 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Most definitely would involve a press release, expecially since other artists would be involved. Beat It (involves EVH). Give In To Me and Dirty Diana involve Slash.

AJ
AJ
July 8, 2015 1:28 pm
Reply to  MarleySantana

Dirty Diana isn’t Slash. That’s Steve Stevens.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 8, 2015 6:41 pm
Reply to  AJ

Good catch. Missed that one.

Question: I love this song but don’t actually care if it were on RS. Who played on They Don’t Care About Us? Not trying to get off topic. Just curious.

Elliott
Admin
July 8, 2015 11:01 am

Feeling a “Kings of Leon” pack

chris
chris
July 8, 2015 11:21 am
Reply to  Elliott

yeah me too its about time we only got one song like 4 years ago, i love riff for sex on fire

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
July 8, 2015 9:12 pm
Reply to  chris

How will they track the backing music?

Elliott
Admin
July 8, 2015 11:58 pm
Reply to  Tony Tunes

what do you mean?

Southern Man
Southern Man
July 8, 2015 7:14 am

I hope southern rock means Black Crowes not ZZ top

AJ
AJ
July 8, 2015 1:34 pm
Reply to  Southern Man

Black Crowes would be awesome, anything from “Southern Harmony”

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 8, 2015 9:43 pm
Reply to  AJ

“…and Musical Companion” That was a great CD.

Michael
Michael
July 8, 2015 7:04 am

Southern rock icon leaves med thinking about ac/dc, airbourne, wolfmother or sepultura.

elemenohpe
elemenohpe
July 8, 2015 9:45 am
Reply to  Michael

it’s probably southern rock the genre, not rock from the southern hemisphere. nice thinking outside the box though.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 8, 2015 2:30 am

Although they would be a welcome addition, not sure if ZZ Top has been classified as Southern Rock. Would be nice to see them though. The Black Crowes would also be good.

Question: I’ve heard the name but I’m not familiar with the band. Is Canned Heat southern rock?

Also REM is from Georgia.

I just ask, please Lord don’t let it be Georgia Satellites.

GuitarZenTen
GuitarZenTen
July 13, 2015 8:44 am
Reply to  MarleySantana

Canned Heat predate Southern Rock they were a SoCal Blues band but became part of the Psychedelic Rock/Hippy movement.

Burkley
Burkley
July 7, 2015 9:41 pm

My guess for ‘more royalty’ is more bb king, but prince would be dope

Peter_D
Peter_D
July 7, 2015 7:32 pm

Hmmm
Nordic: singles by Ace of Base, Hanoi Rocks, A-Ha and The Cardigans ..lol
Royalty: Prince
Southern Rock: 38 Special

Mr_Muddle
Mr_Muddle
July 9, 2015 8:36 am
Reply to  Peter_D

If we are on the subject of what we would love
Nordic Rock: Turbonegro
Royalty: King Crimson
Southern Rock: More Ted Nugent

Peter_D
Peter_D
July 9, 2015 6:31 pm
Reply to  Mr_Muddle

Nordic: Looks like more Volbeat, isn’t a bad thing, they are new to me.
Royalty: After watching them open for Foo Fighters last night, hoping for Royal Blood
Southern Rock: Moar Nuge !!!

Erik Senecal (@DetroitBuckets)
July 7, 2015 7:09 pm

The only hint that by itself makes me interested is the ‘Southern Rock Icon’. Guessing Molly Hatchet or Marshall Tucker Band. Neither of which would blow me away, but I’d buy them for sure.

Gilbert Neck Jig
Gilbert Neck Jig
July 7, 2015 6:49 pm

Wiki considers Blackhawk as southern rock, so that’s my hope! King Diamond for Nordic or royalty would be so bad assed. Something off of Them, Graveyard or Puppetmaster albums please.

pluggyboy
July 7, 2015 6:36 pm

I’m thinking Charlie Daniels or Molly Hatchet 🙂

Chuck Ungar
July 7, 2015 6:07 pm

Never heard ZZ Top referred to as Southern Rock.

Mike
Mike
July 7, 2015 6:03 pm

I’m not sure having 2 or 3 songs constitutes quite a bit. And I would certainly love to have more CCR or Skynyrd.