Rock Band has been delivering weekly DLC for 193 consecutive weeks for a total of 3,000 songs! Those songs come from over 1,200 artists, more than 45 of which are Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees! Over 1,200 of the songs come from the Rock Band Network. Here's a glimpse at the variety available in the Rock Band catalog.
The very first Rock Band DLC was released the day the original Rock Band was released - November 20, 2007 - and included:
- Metallica - "...And Justice For All"
- Metallica - "Blackened"
- Metallica - "Ride the Lightning"
- Queens of the Stone Age - "3's & 7's"
- Queens of the Stone Age - "Little Sister"
- Queens of the Stone Age - "Sick Sick Sick"
- The Police - "Can't Stand Losing You"
- The Police - "Roxanne"
- The Police - "Synchronicity II"
Plus a pile of cover versions of:
- Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son"
- Foreigner's "Juke Box Hero"
- The Knack's "My Sharona"
- The Runaways' "Cherry Bomb"
- T. Rex's "Get it On (Bang a Gong)"
- Wolfmother's "Joker & the Thief"
Since then, we've released everything from pop to metal, classic rock to country, kids' songs to a vuvuzela song, new wave to nu metal, electronic to urban, and everything in between. In fact, we have 26 genres in the catalog! Rock leads the way with over 600 songs, but Metal, Alternative, Pop/Rock, Classic Rock, and Punk aren't far behind. Check out the spread of genres in the chart below.
Genres in Rock Band.
The catalog spans seven decades, starting with the 1950s. The '00s have the most songs with over 1,300, but there are tons of great songs from all the decades, including some classic Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison from the '50s. Take a peek at the number of songs in each decade in the chart below.
Decades in Rock Band.
In the beginning of Rock Band, we released about three songs a week. When the Rock Band Network started, we added three songs per day or more. Over the course of 3,000 songs, we've released an average of 15 songs per week! Some of the artists with the most songs in the game are Green Day, Foo Fighters, Queen, No Doubt, Pearl Jam, and Rock Band Network artist Amberian Dawn. But there are also over 760 artists with only one track in the game.
In October of 2010, we released Rock Band 3 and Pro DLC started. All of the songs on the Rock Band 3 disc and select DLC songs have Pro Guitar / Bass parts available. There are currently 203 Pro Guitar / Bass songs available with more released every week!
With so much to choose from, the Rock Band library offers something for everyone. What's your favorite Rock Band song of all time? Share with us in this thread in the Rock Band forums!
To celebrate our 3,000 song milestone, we're giving away 3,000 songs this week! Check out the rules and how to enter here.