Entire Dream Theater catalog a possibility!
From Mike Portnoys' website forums:
My company does the official transcription books for DT - we've already been in contact with DT's management about doing DT's music for the RBN. Chris Romero, who transcribes keys for Jordan, happens to be an amazing Rock Band player - he was top 25 in the world at one point on the 360 leaderboards. He was on this the day they announced it - they're looking at the feasibility of it as far as legal issues etc. We really want to do it and Chris is the perfect person to make the charts for them... Fingers are crossed that it'll happen.
Provided it all works out, the plan is to chart the entire catalog...
From the Dream Theater forums:
Well, since Shadow (thats me lol) has pestered me from my sick bed, I've done the transcription for yous.
I told JR that I didn't know much about it but people were saying somebody needed to ask the band about it so I was going to...
KP (thats the DT fanclub runner): Rock Band Network – what do you know about it?
JR (Jordan Rudess): Video games? Yeah, it’s when you prepare the song for people to play and a lot of bands are doing it themselves…
KP: Yeah, I think it has to come from the band…
JR: Well, we’re very aware of that. Actually, the guy, Chris Romero, who’s our main keyboard transcriber has spoken to me about that and I’ve spoken to our management and everyone’s really aware of it. We’re just waiting for things to work out on a business level I think with that ‘coz’ we’d all love to see it happen…
KP: Rumour was from Ryan Marziarz (Tabs)…
JR: Yeah, the other transcriber…
KP: that there’s talk that you might do the entire catalogue. Do you know if that’s true?
JR: Well, yeah, hmm, nothing’s happened yet. It would be cool and if they get the go-ahead they’ll be happy – it’s a lot of work! [laughter]
KP: So… it’s something that everybody’s looking at and if it can happen it will happen?
JR: Yeah, for sure! Absolutely. I think it would be a really cool thing.
KP: Great! Thank you!
Hope this meets your expectations!
Obviously they can't put out any songs over 10 minutes, but nonetheless it would be awesome if we can more Dream Theater via the RBN!!! :D
REALLY hoping this works out.