Posted by Harmonix

Hey gang,
August is here, and we’re here to run down what’s coming your way this month. We’ve got a bunch of exciting things to talk about, so let’s get started!


A new month means new Rock Band DLC, so here’s a list of artists bringing new DLC songs to the Rock Band Music Library this month:

  • The Barbazons
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Counting Crows
  • Heart
  • Jason Mraz
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell
  • Tonic
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Winger

We’ve also announced this week’s DLC over on our other blog post!



In case you missed all the news from a few weeks ago, we’ve revealed more information about Rock Band Rivals and the features within this expansion for Rock Band 4.
Rockudrama is the first playable rock documentary, and one of the major features including with the Rock Band Rivals expansion. It’s an alternative narrative campaign (in addition to the one you’ve already played) that takes you through the story of your band’s rise, fall, and rise back to fame. You’ll see the story unfold through a cast of witty, live recorded characters on a fictional show called Beneath the Tuneage. You can watch the drama begin to unfold in our announcement trailer!

Rivals Mode is the real way to bring the competition in Rock Band 4. By joining a Crew of up to 10 players, you’ll take on weekly challenges with your team, playing tracks to contribute to the group’s success. After each week (or other specified time period), the results will be in, and successful Crews will be rewarded for their efforts. No matter what mode you play, or what difficulty you prefer, Rivals Mode is sure to have something for everyone.



Now that pre-orders are available for Rock Band Rivals, you can get some sweet pre-order bonuses and exclusives. Hardware bundles for Rock Band Rivals are currently available through Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy. Pre-order any version of Rock Band Rivals and you’ll get 10 awesome bonus tracks to add to your Music Library. Pre-order any hardware bundle from Amazon to receive an additional two bonus tracks, and pre-ordering any hardware bundle from GameStop will get you an exclusive Charcoal Gray Fender™ Jaguar™ guitar controller.


We’ve got tons of news about Rock Band Rivals and Rivals Mode coming this month, so stay tuned for more announcements heading your way.



Another PAX already!? We can’t believe it, either, but we’re super excited that it’s that time again! Harmonix and Rock Band Rivals will be at PAX West this year, right in the center of all the fun. While we can’t reveal all the details yet, be sure to swing by and check out our booth; things are going to get a little intense, so bring your best taunts and competitive spirit.

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