Hello, and welcome to Rhythm Game Weekly, TAY’s own weekly roundup of all news in rhythm games!
I just spent 3 hours trying to figure out how to make gifs just for the article, which in turn caused this article to arrive so late. Time well spent? Probably not, but hey, it looks snazzy! First gif I’ve ever made, and I’m damn proud of it!
Anyways, on to the news.
Rock Band 4 this week features three singles from the 1970s. Each song is available at $1.99 USD.
- The Hollies - “Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)”
- Iggy Pop - “Lust for Life”
- Robert Palmer - “Bad Case of Loving You”
From the announcement:
Released in 1972, “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” was a huge hit for British rockers The Hollies, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life,” co-written by Pop and fellow rock icon David Bowie, helped the musician find his first commercial success in 1977. “Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” was released by Robert Palmer in 1979, and earned the singer-songwriter a Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy nomination.
Conspicuously missing from last week, Guitar Hero Live comes back to reassure us that, yes, there will be regular updates to the game. This week, two new premium shows are being added:
Black Veil Brides
Pop Goes GHTV
In addition to these shows, these six songs are now available on play-on-demand, with them potentially also showing up during regular rotation on GHTV:
- Disturbed - “Stricken”
- Foster the People - “Don’t Stop (Colour on the Walls)”
- Interpol - “All the Rage Back Home”
- Queen - “We Are the Champions”
- The Strokes - “Reptilia”
- Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
In the same announcement, Activision listed these bands as getting additional content in the future: Iggy Pop, Judas Priest, Bully, Leon Bridges, Biffy Clyro, Weezer, Rival Sons, St. Vincent, Alice in Chains, System of a Down, and Bring Me The Horizon.
There was also a Halloween themed show that played some spooky songs from GHTV’s existing library, but that was announced, had began, and ended since last Tuesday, so I wasn’t able to write about it! Such short notice, Activision, tsk tsk!
The final bit of news is that the Avenged Sevenfold premium show will be ending tomorrow, November 4th, so if you haven’t done that yet, this is your last chance.
This week, Rocksmith 2014 is getting Hit Singles II, featuring four hit singles. They will be available for $2.99 USD individually or in a pack for $9.99 USD.
- David Bowie - “Ziggy Stardust” (E Standard)
- Def Leppard - “Hysteria” (E Standard)
- Foghat - “Slow Ride” (Open E)
- Wolfmother - “Joker & The Thief” (Drop D)
And that wraps up the news from this week. If you see that I missed something, have a suggestion for future articles, or just want to share in the excitement for the DLC, please leave your comments below! These roundups are every Tuesday at no specific time, just whenever I finish them.