With over 528 songs and counting, the Rock Band phenomenon is here to stay. The creators of the game have done a great job of incorporating a wide range of songs into the game. They have a wonderful blend of past songs mixed in with current hits. I can only hope that 2009 will be another great year, packed with tons of fun songs to play.
Now honestly I don’t know what goes into getting a song onto the game, but I can only imagine that it is a bunch of legal stuff and it’s kind of too bad it has to be that way. You would think that getting your song on a hit game would boost your sales and get a new generation into your music (if you are an older band). One thing I’ve noticed about Rock Band is that they will get one or two songs from certain artists, but not more and especially not the popular ones. I really wonder why that is?
So here is my plea for 2009. Please people at Harmonix or anyone who is involved with picking out the songs, please put some more hard core bands on the game. I’m talking Disturbed, Godsmack, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Korn, etc., because I know there are tons of fans would go crazy to get them on there.
My wish list for Rock Band songs for the upcoming year is as follows:
Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
Atreyu – Becoming the Bull & Falling Down (Falling Down has an amazing guitar solo).
Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love (When I heard this I said that I’d love to play that on Rock Band)
Disturbed – Pain Redefined, Stricken, Stupify, Guarded, & This Moment (Heck they should just do a Disturbed Track Pack).
Godsmack – I Stand Alone, Re-Align, Straight Out of Line, Whatever, Awake (Another great band to to a Track Pack for).
Korn – Twisted Transistor
Linkin Park – Paper Cut, Numb, Faint, Given Up, Bleed it Out, What I’ve Done (Not sure why there is no Linkin Park Track Pack yet, cuz Linkin Park Rocks!)
Mudvayne – Forget to Remember
Papa Roach – Getting Away with Murder, Last Resort, Dead Cell, To Be Loved
Powerman 5000 – Bombshell & When Worlds Collide (Not sure how many people have heard of this band but they are pretty good).
Saliva – Survival of the Sickest
There are so many more songs I could have listed, but I’m not going to be greedy. I would be happy with just a few. I guess if I had to pick just one band to have more songs on Rock Band is would be Disturbed.
If anyone has any comments on my article or any songs they would love to see on Rock Band then please leave some comments. I am always looking forward to feedback from fellow writers and Rock Band aficionados.