2011: The Year in Rock Band

2011 was another great year for Rock Band thanks to our awesome fans. A lot happened this year, so check out the recap below!


We hit a couple of big DLC milestones this year - 3,000 songs released and four years of weekly DLC. We also released tons of awesome DLC. Some of the highlights are below!


Not only did we release all that DLC, but we also gave away a TON of DLC! We started up DLC code giveaways this year and gave away packs from Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Nickelback, Lady Gaga, and more. Not to mention our GIANT 3,000 song giveaway when we hit 3,000 songs released, and our Four Year Anniversary Best of Rock Band giveaway that included 10 of the best DLC packs ever released, as voted on by our community. All in all, we gave away almost 4,000 DLC codes!

Rock Band Fans

Speaking of our community, you guys grew to enormous sizes this year! Our Facebook community hit 1 million fans in March, and then surprised all of us by hitting 2 million fans in October. The @RockBand Twitter account surpassed 50,000 followers. And the Rock Band forums have over HALF A MILLION registered users. Thank you guys for being so dedicated!


We had the opportunity to talk to a bunch of Rock Band bands this year, including:


We also had some great videos this year:

Rock Band's Fourth Anniversary

We also had a series of great behind-the-scenes interviews to celebrate the four year anniversary of Rock Band:

New Rock Band Stuff

After all these years, we still love hearing from our fans. You've always been able to request songs for Rock Band through and on the Rock Band forums at the Ultimate Setlist Forum. Now there's another way for you to request artists for Rock Band - The Rock Band Dashboard Facebook App. Check it out to make your Rock Band Wishlist and to see the Community's wishlist!

If you hadn't yet picked up Rock Band 3, but you have all those instruments at home, now you can get it digitally on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand for Xbox 360 for only $19.99. Get more details on the Rock Band blog.

In-Game Top Ten

Thanks to the behind the scenes systems of Rock Band 3, we can share with you the top 10 most-played DLC songs this year:

  • 10. "All the Small Things" - Blink-182
  • 9. "Numb" - Linkin Park
  • 8. "Bat Country" - Avenged Sevenfold
  • 7. "Afterlife" - Avenged Sevenfold
  • 6. "Through the Fire and Flames" - Dragonforce
  • 5. "Nightmare" - Avenged Sevenfold
  • 4. "More Than a Feeling" - Boston
  • 3. "In The End" - Linkin Park
  • 2. "Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence
  • 1. "Don't Stop Believing" - Journey

Rock Band in 2012

Rock Band will continue to have weekly DLC releases in 2012, starting with the artists we announced at our holiday livestream - Hall & Oates, Bush, & Huey Lewis & The News.

We are so thrilled to still be releasing DLC and sharing the rock with you. Tell us what you want to see from Rock Band in 2012 here on the blog, over in the forums, on Facebook, and on Twitter.


I am so excited that you are including "BUSH"..I am soooooo waiting for that release...Love all of their music and now gonna be able to play it!! SWEET!!!

What about making all Top 10 available to Pro Guitar players? Top 10 Pro also would be interesting..

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