Huh who would have thought, also I love that album title
We still need Rock Me from Great White.
I sometime "make" my band mates play RBN songs with me (mostly me singing Dance for the Dying*). Once I explicitly put on the RBN filter and said [to the vocalist] - "pick one of these"! They went with a Jonathan Coulton song which, yes, they knew from outside of Rock Band. But I mostly play on my own, and I love to find new songs via the RBN. Even if I have to play them on other instruments a few times before I learn them well enough to try the vocals. I have no use for growly metal vocals, but that still leaves many hundreds of songs that I might love to sing, or to play on bass or drums etc.
So, yeah, I totally agree, it's much harder on the RBN to find songs that everyone (or at least the vocalist) knows, compared to regular Rock Band DLC. That's a perfectly valid issue to have if you normally play in groups or if you don't like being "forced" to research and discover and learn lots of new songs that you don't already know by heart. But for me, my only issue with the RBN is that there is unlikely to ever be any Pro Guitar / Pro Bass available for the songs there. Nobody in my band (including me) is good enough at those Pro instruments to be able to have that same "I'm a real Rock and Roll star!" kind of fun playing a Fender in the group experience anyway. But, for me, it's the lack of Pro upgrade that is the real reason why RBN songs will always be thought of as 2nd class members of the Rock Band DLC family.
* A band I never would have discovered without the RBN, and they are now my favorites, and I get to see them play around DC just about every month. Victory!
PSN ID: SilverSpg
Total Song Library = 1,010 songs, including ALL games and track packs that can be exported into RB3
All right, finally got to play Party Hard on keys. I like note-dense songs like that. Hope to get to the other instruments later in the month.
RB3 Wii Profile: StackOverflow0x