Aug 202010
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If you don’t follow such things online too much then you’ve missed some fun Rock Band sorta-drama this week. Here’s the dish.

On Wednesday, a video was posted of an interview with RB3 project lead Daniel Sussman. Nothing too spectacular. But in the background was a setup of the game. The full game. All 83 songs. And someone was scrolling through it for the entire interview. It didn’t take long for gaming news sites to leap upon this video – provided in convenient HD – and, oh, pick out nearly the entire setlist. A setlist which, up until Wednesday, had only been about 50% announced in a series of carefully marketing-controlled chunks.

As you might imagine, this information shot through the Rock Band airwaves within minutes. HMX tried to staunch the bleeding: locking down and deleting threads in the official forums, having the video pulled from YouTube. But this is the Internet, and if it’s been public for three seconds it’s already too late.

For myself, I digested the news and excitedly shared it with friends and family with the emphatically stated insistence that it “wasn’t confirmed yet BUT”. It’s pretty much why I didn’t blog it yet either. It looked legit, BUT …

I’m happy to say that there is no longer a “but”. Harmonix this morning released a video utterly refuting these “leaks” and their supposed “truthful” information. “We are communications professionals,” says PR manager John Drake. “We would NEVER make a mistake and accidentally leak 83 songs WELL before our game comes out, totally by accident because we weren’t paying attention during an interview in California.”

HMX and the totally not leaked RB3 setlist.

'I don't know WHO got that idea.'

All of this is going on while Daniel Sussman (foreground, pimp hat) is scrolling through the entire Rock Band 3 setlist.

And so it is that I now feel confident in sharing all the delicious tasty goodies. I’m getting totally hungry for lunch so I’ll hold off on in-depth thoughts and YouTube links for a later post – though you’re welcome to visit this previous setlist post for links and comments up to that point. Otherwise, for now, just enjoy.

In alphabetical order (as I’m watching the video and that is how they’re sorted):

Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”
Anthrax – “Caught in a Mosh”
At the Drive-In – “One Armed Scissor”
Avenged Sevenfold – “Beast and the Harlot”
The B-52s – “Rock Lobster”
The Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations (Live)”
Big Country – “In a Big Country”
Blondie – “Heart of Glass”
Bob Marley and the Wailers – “Get Up, Stand Up”
The Bronx – “False Alarm”
Chicago – “25 or 6 to 4”
The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”
David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
Deep Purple – “Smoke on the Water”
Def Leppard – “Foolin'”
Devo – “Whip It”
Dio – “Rainbow in the Dark”
Dire Straits – “Walk of Life”
The Doobie Brothers – “China Grove”
The Doors – “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”
Dover – “King George”
Echo & the Bunnymen – “The Killing Moon”
Elton John – “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
Faith No More – “Midlife Crisis”
Filter – “Hey Man Nice Shot”
The Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”
Foreigner – “Cold as Ice”
Golden Earring – “Radar Love”
HIM – “Killing Loneliness”
Huey Lewis and the News – “The Power of Love”
Hypernova – “Viva la Resistance”
Ida Maria – “Oh My God”
INXS – “Need You Tonight”
The J. Geils Band – “Centerfold”
James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Crosstown Traffic”
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – “I Love Rock N’ Roll”
John Lennon – “Imagine”
Juanes – “Me Enamora”
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird”
Mana – “Oye Mi Amor”
Marilyn Manson – “The Beautiful People”
Metric – “Combat Baby”
The Muffs – “Outer Space”
Night Ranger – “Sister Christian”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train”
Paramore – “Misery Business”
Phish – “Llama”
Phoenix – “Lasso”
The Police – “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
Poni Hoax – “Antibodies”
Pretty Girls Make Graves – “Something Bigger, Something Brighter”
Primus – “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”
Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows”
Rammstein – “Du Hast”
Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated”
Raveonettes – “Last Dance”
Rilo Kiley – “Portions for Foxes”
Riverboat Gamblers – “Don’t Bury Me… I’m Still Not Dead”
Roxette – “The Look”
Slipknot – “Before I Forget”
Smash Mouth – “Walking on the Sun”
The Smiths – “Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
The Sounds – “Living in America”
Spacehog – “In the Meantime”
Steve Miller Band – “Fly Like an Eagle”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Plush”
Swingin’ Utters – “This Bastard’s Life”
T. Rex – “20th Century Boy”
Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
Tegan and Sara – “The Con”
Them Crooked Vultures – “Dead End Friends”
Tokio Hotel – “Humanoid”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “I Need to Know”
The Vines – “Get Free”
War – “Low Rider”
Warren Zevon – “Werewolves of London”
The White Stripes – “The Hardest Button to Button”
Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
The Who – “I Can See for Miles”
Yes – “Roundabout”

Is it October yet? Screw my birthday, we can just skip September.

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