Speculation: The Killers are coming to Rocksmith 2014

Greetings Rocksmith fans!

Are you ready for next week’s super spooky DLC?

@DanAmrich posted this yesterday:

Finster Folly was able to solve this puzzle in less than 20 minutes!

Serial Killers = The Killers

The Killers are definitely no strangers to music games over the years. Having been included from in Guitar Hero III with When You Were YoungRock Band with When You Were Young, and even DJ Hero with a remix of Somebody Told Me.  Both franchises had DLC packs that supplemented the on disc inclusions of the band featuring songs like Mr. Brightside, Human, and Spaceman!

When a few people (surprisingly in my opinion) on the forums exclaimed “Never heard of them” their Spotify top 10 was posted.

We’ll find out the first song (and then the other songs in the pack) on Monday, but here is what you can most likely expect from The Killers Song Pack!

Confirmed

Not that likely but it was in Guitar Hero 5

Also their cover of Joy Division’s Shadowplay would be pretty sweet

Are you ready for fun bass grooves and guitar arpeggios? Or is Mitt Romney’s fave band a giant Halloween letdown? Let us know!

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Jake
Jake
October 27, 2014 8:23 pm

I was hoping for: ozzy, slipknot, black sabbath, slayer for Halloween. I hope for something awesome on my birthday Nov 4!

Jim
Jim
October 27, 2014 6:48 pm

The next clue actually comes on Halloween, so could next week be the real Halloween pack?

Reinate
Reinate
October 27, 2014 3:44 pm

Spaceman, Gotta have Spaceman.
Wouldnt Mind All these Things that I’ve Done either.

Alex
Alex
October 27, 2014 3:24 pm

I may have missed if The Killers are officially this week’s DLC, but going by the photo, it could also be The Talking Heads. Which would also be slightly more suitable for Halloween.

Matt
October 27, 2014 2:43 pm

Two for two this last week if I’m correctly updated 😀

Jim
Jim
October 27, 2014 11:42 am

Slipknot would’ve been ideal, this week.

Jeff
Jeff
October 27, 2014 11:12 am

Not my cup of rock, but those who like it, enjoy.

Maybe we wil see some Theory of a Deadman, Skid Row, Buck Cherry…I can only hope 😛

mr_muddle
mr_muddle
October 27, 2014 4:57 pm
Reply to  Jeff

Or some Turbonegro, Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, the list is endless..

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
October 27, 2014 9:05 am

Great Voice, Mediocre Band. I don’t understand the lack of Misfits/Samhain/Danzing for All Hallows Eve.

Okdokey Okey
Okdokey Okey
October 27, 2014 9:03 am

Hate the soul/soldier lyric, but the rest of All These Things That I’ve Done is a good song. Would probably pick that up.

Joao
Joao
October 27, 2014 9:00 am

I want SLAYER!! 🙁 :'(

Jim
Jim
October 27, 2014 12:12 am

If Sarah Palin hates them, I can live with Mitt liking them. Thanks for ruining my buzz. 👿

Jim
Jim
October 27, 2014 12:30 am
Reply to  Jim

I could see Mitt getting down to some Pet Shop Boys on Synthesizersmith though, so I don’t care.

hammer1021
hammer1021
October 26, 2014 8:58 pm

Probably a pass

K
K
October 26, 2014 3:51 pm

I know The Killers performed it as a cover (original by Dire Straights) but I would love to see “Romeo and Juliet” from the Sawdust album.

Simple enough for beginners but also elegant.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
October 27, 2014 10:02 am
Reply to  K

Killers is right. They murdered that song. 😥

Myles
Myles
October 26, 2014 3:37 pm

Wouldn’t have been my first choice, but hey, I might pick it up anyway.

Unmuscleman
Unmuscleman
October 26, 2014 10:35 am

I could get into some Killers but I’ll wait for the steam sale.

Francois
Francois
October 26, 2014 8:14 am

I didn’t know Synthesizersmith was out. Well have fun you guys, I am glad everybody gets a bit of what they enjoy, I will pass.

Francois
Francois
October 27, 2014 11:38 am
Reply to  Elliott

And they finished 2nd in the DLC roundup 😳 Ok, let’s see how far the Killers will get next month. Anyhow, I am myself hoping for drums support in rocksmith.

Rich
Rich
October 27, 2014 2:34 pm
Reply to  Elliott

I’ll admit that I had not listened to Duran Duran in years until the DLC, and I have been playing bass for less than a year, so John Taylor was a pleasant surprise.

The Killers, well, from the handlful of songs that I listened to (I had never heard of them), I can see they have something even though their “style” is not to my taste.

I will listen to the official selections and decide if anything is worthwhile to me. We shall see!

Rich
Rich
October 27, 2014 6:49 pm
Reply to  Rich

Ohhh, I really like “Somebody Told Me”. Looks like a fun one and I’d certainly buy that right away.

Any other fun bass parts I should look for in their library?

Still digging for other shit I can rock out to.

Jeam95
Jeam95
October 26, 2014 4:03 am

No halloween Band 👿

Ethan
Ethan
October 26, 2014 1:50 am

It might be a 3 pack
as we had lots of 5 packs
but anyway
I will buy When You Were Young
And it’s funny
I played This song on guitar hero 3 today 😛

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 26, 2014 12:37 am

Killers pack:

Likely:
Mr Brightside
Human
When You Were Young
Somebody Told Me
All These Things That I’ve Done

My picks:

Smile Like You Mean It
Glamorous Indie Rock And Roll
Mr Brightside
When You Were Young
Losing Touch

I guess I got 4 outta 5 of the songs right with the “Likely” pack…

C
C
October 26, 2014 12:06 am

Not an act I would use my time on but everyone else enjoy…For Halloween some more white/rob zombie would have been cool, Danzig or Manson would have been awesome, Tool would have been amazing….Misfits for Xmas?

Bob
Bob
October 25, 2014 10:59 pm

Yeeeeah I love these guys! More popular bands please! I would love to see more Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys.

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 26, 2014 12:40 am
Reply to  Bob

More 80s Rock please!!!

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 26, 2014 12:41 am
Reply to  Noname Rocker

Although this is great DLc this band is awesome.

Jayrock
Jayrock
October 25, 2014 9:21 pm

I really doubt you will see Shadowplay. I would think adding a cover would double the complexity of licensing, as well as cut into the revenue for the actual band. I love Joy Division though.

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 26, 2014 12:38 am
Reply to  Elliott

Don’t forget RHCP with “Higher Ground”!

jayrock
jayrock
October 26, 2014 10:08 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Good point. A Cake pack definitely needed that song to be complete.

Jim
Jim
October 26, 2014 12:25 am
Reply to  Jayrock

Either Joy Division or New Order would be awesome! Also where’s Beck, Peter Gabriel, more Interpol, John Lennon, Nick Drake, and U2?

dave
dave
October 27, 2014 7:16 am
Reply to  Jayrock

What about Red Hot Chili Peppers “Higher Ground”?

dXk
dXk
October 25, 2014 7:14 pm

Unlikely, but I’d love to see Sam’s Town, Glamorous Indie Rock ‘n Roll, Shadowplay, Tranquilize, All the Pretty Faces… Really, most anything off of Sawdust was cool.

Can’t wait to pick up Mr. Brightside!

nunyabeeswax
nunyabeeswax
October 25, 2014 7:11 pm

another lame band never heard of them, Billy Squier, Dio, and Poison are a lot better than this band

Spaghettaboutit
Spaghettaboutit
October 25, 2014 7:59 pm
Reply to  nunyabeeswax

Most people continued to listen to music after 1988, yeah I know it’s hard to believe.

HA!
HA!
October 25, 2014 10:39 pm
Reply to  nunyabeeswax

Not sure how you’ve never heard of them (people really need to get out more), but I agree that most any band would be better.

Again though, to each their own. I for one am happy that I get to save money this week. This fall has been stressful on the ‘ol wallet with all this good DLC!

mr_muddle
mr_muddle
October 25, 2014 7:04 pm

man i would really like to Jenny was a friend. I am not worried about the rest all can be pretty cool tunes. But that Bass line is pretty cool

Klagnutts
Klagnutts
October 25, 2014 7:02 pm

Not the worst DLC you could get. I’m more likely to buy this than last week’s mixed bag.

Forge
Forge
October 25, 2014 5:48 pm

“Yeah,” Hearing “I got soul, but I’m not a solider” over and over again on the radio in the mid 2000s killed any chance I ever had of liking this band what-so-ever.

This DLC will be going on the back burner indefinitely. I’m glad the song hasn’t made anyone’s list yet.

Forge
Forge
October 25, 2014 6:06 pm
Reply to  Forge

Oh, Yeah and to the question: This was a Halloween let down for me. We had some great DLC in September so I’m not really complaining about the lack of good DLC, but I wish we would start getting some themed packs.

Bob
Bob
October 26, 2014 12:15 am
Reply to  Forge

But we have been getting themed packs. Just this past week we got arena rock. The other ones that come to mind offhand are yacht rock and Bachsmith. Lots of themed packs so far.

Jim
Jim
October 25, 2014 4:07 pm

Kinda hoping that Dan posting the Spotify top 10 doesn’t mean all the songs are from it. I really, really want Jenny was a Friend of Mine for the bass part. I’d still get the pack for the more likely choices though (namely Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, and When You Were Young).

Victorvonbass
Victorvonbass
October 26, 2014 2:06 am
Reply to  Jim

Jenny was one of the first things I learned on bass. A guy was playing it in the store when I bought my first practice amp way back. Super fun to play.

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
October 25, 2014 3:09 pm

dang, close to 300-million plays on Spotify & not one of them is mine

I’ll give em a listen & decide after that

anthony
anthony
October 25, 2014 3:08 pm

sounds too much like something a 13 yo girl would rock out to. I also thought we’d get some alice or slayer this week.

j
j
October 26, 2014 12:16 am
Reply to  Elliott

That guitar looks awesome. I can’t wait!

Mathias
October 26, 2014 6:26 am
Reply to  Elliott

Yeah, the guitar part does not look too easy. 😯

Jim
Jim
October 25, 2014 10:44 pm
Reply to  anthony

Heaven forbid they release something for kids to rock out to on Halloween.

Jim
Jim
October 26, 2014 1:16 am
Reply to  anthony

Sorry I’m a shithead, but I think this guitar part is the shit. Plus, the guitar player from the Killers is from Iowa, so I gotta give props to a fellow bug eater.

rockwarrior86
October 25, 2014 2:51 pm

i was crossing my fingers for either alice cooper or slayer, but i guess i’ll settle for when you were young.

Rich
Rich
October 25, 2014 2:40 pm

Not familiar but some of the songs are ok. Will see what gets put up Tuesday. I hear they were super popular across the pond.

khaled
khaled
October 25, 2014 2:35 pm

if mr brightside isnt there im gonna fucking kill someone.

Mike
Mike
October 27, 2014 6:42 pm
Reply to  khaled

Put down the axe, because Mr. Brightside has been confirmed.

Honky thom
Honky thom
October 25, 2014 2:14 pm

Not for me, never liked them. Back to session mode i go… this month has sucked for me. Maybe someone from the RS team could post a list of, ‘not going to happen’ bands. I mean, should i give up hoping for Primus, living colour, or the Red hot chili peppers? or is there still a chance? We just don’t know…

Anyway, I know loads of people like them, so congrats to you people, have fun with it.

Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
October 25, 2014 2:21 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

I’d guess you should give up hoping for Living Colour as we already have Cult of Personality.

Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
October 25, 2014 3:54 pm
Reply to  Elliott

The question is not whether they’d be welcome or not, rather are they popular enough either by the charts or the request app.

Honky thom
Honky thom
October 25, 2014 4:01 pm
Reply to  Elliott

exactly, 5 albums worth. We had one iron Maiden song, that didn’t stop them doing a Maiden 5 pack.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
October 25, 2014 2:07 pm

Mr Brightside is one hell of a catchy song. I feel fairly ambivalent about the rest of their stuff.

Thomaz
Thomaz
October 25, 2014 2:03 pm

Somebody told me
Mr Brightside
When you were young
Flesh and Bone
Losing touch

Hopefully 😆

Nick
Nick
October 25, 2014 2:02 pm

I’d like Jenny was a friend of mine and Midnight show, but seems very unlikely either will be in it. Easily my favourite songs of theirs though.

raynebc
raynebc
October 25, 2014 2:21 pm
Reply to  Nick

Ditto, those are two of my favorite songs of theirs.

Mike
Mike
October 25, 2014 1:09 pm

When You Were Young
All The Pretty Faces
Smile Like You Mean It
Mr. Brightside
Somebody Told Me

j
j
October 26, 2014 12:20 am
Reply to  Mike

Same!

Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
October 25, 2014 12:59 pm

I’m going to guess 4/5 are AOMG (already on music games):
Mr. Brightside
Somebody Told Me
When You Were Young
Human
Runaways