2010: The Year in Rock Band

This was a great year for Rock Band. We released new games, tons of DLC, launched the Rock Band Network, interviewed tons of Rock Band bands, and more. Read below for the highlights.

New Games!

2010 brought us Green Day: Rock Band and Rock Band 3, as well as a brand new version of Rock Band for iPhone and iPad.

Green Day: Rock Band - Released June 8
The game features 47 on-disc songs and will work with the six Green Day songs previously available in the Rock Band Music Store. Green Day: Rock Band allows players to play as Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, or Tré Cool as the band progresses from the early days starting with Dookie all the way through arena shows for American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. The game includes unique venues from Green Day's career, as well as a look at their style through the years. Visit the official game page for more info and a full track listing!

Rock Band 3 - Released October 26
Rock Band 3 features 83 songs from the world’s best artists, and allows access to the existing Rock Band Music Library of over 2,000 songs! Classic songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger, “Imagine” by John Lennon, and even “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd are just some of the songs from this epic setlist. And for the first time ever, Rock Band players can join the band on a keyboard, a brand new peripheral for Rock Band 3. We also added three-part vocal harmonies, Pro Guitar & Pro Bass gameplay, and Pro Drums. Pro Guitar and Pro Bass empowers players to develop actual musical skills through the fun of classic Rock Band gameplay. Pro Drums adds cymbals to the classic Rock Band drum gameplay. We also added an all-new Music Library including filtering and song reviews, a new character creator, and tons of in-game goals to extend your gameplay experience. Visit the official game page for more information and a full track list!

Rock Band Reloaded - Released December 1
Rock Band Reloaded includes 30 hit songs from bands like 3 Doors Down and Nine Inch Nails, plus all-new gameplay features including special requests from fans like vocal recognition, landscape mode, and Expert difficulty level. For more information, check out the official pages for the iPhone/iPod touch version and iPad version.

DLC Highlights

We've been releasing weekly DLC for several years now, and 2010 was no exception. We released some huge packs this year, including:

The Rock Band Network Store Launches

The Rock Band Network Music Store is giving Rock Band fans and music lovers a new avenue to discover music and providing musicians and labels the opportunity to produce and promote tracks for the Rock Band platform. There are currently more than 750 tracks available in the Rock Band Network Music Store, including tracks from bands like All That Remains, Creed, Evanescence, The New Pornographers, Steve Vai, KMFDM, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jonathan Coulton, Bang Camaro, and more, with new songs released every day. For more information, visit the official Rock Band Network page. And to get involved as an author, peer reviewer, or artist, check out


The Rock Band team interviewed a ton of bands this year. If you missed any of these great interviews, catch up below!

And more!

We talked to Harmonix artists about Rock Band art and their personal art. You can see them all below!

The awesome Harmonix Community Team recorded a twice-monthly podcast covering DLC, behind-the-scenes at Harmonix, and more. You can subscribe on iTunes or listen right here on

Have you signed up for the Rock Band newsletter yet? The newsletter covers DLC news, Rock Band sales, and more, and we sent out one every other week all year.

We also re-launched with new features to support Rock Band 3 like goal tracking, an activity feed, setlists and battles, and tons more.

Finally, we announced that Harmonix is returning to being an independent game studio! For fans, this means that the DLC schedule marches on for Rock Band, we will continue our support of previously released titles and we’re hard at work on some unannounced projects that we think you’re going to be pumped about.

Stay tuned in 2011 for more great stuff from the team here at Harmonix!


You forgot the awesomeness that was TRTR 2010!


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