The Rock Band Network Goes Live With 100 Plus New Tracks

In January, Harmonix launched the tools needed for artists to publish their songs on the Rock Band Network. Today, the Rock Band Network Store opens to the public, with more than 100 new songs for fans to purchase and play.

The Rock Band Network Store is now online, with new track from artists ranging from 3 Inches of Blood to Zack Wilson now available for download. New tracks will be debuting on the Xbox 360 on a regular basis, with 30 days of exclusivity. A subset of standout tracks from the Xbox 360 will be made available to those playing on the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, which answers a question Totilo had when he previewed the service back in August.

"The response to and interest in the Rock Band Network has been even greater than we originally expected," said Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems. "We're very excited about the number of bands and labels who have geared up to participate in the Rock Band Network, as well as the number of enthusiasts who have signed up to participate in the Peer Review and Playtest processes."

Check out Totilo's article for a good overview of the process involved in getting your music onto the Rock Band Network Music Store.

Below you'll find the full day-one track listing for the Rock Band Network Music Store. See anything you like? I'm going to be playing Jonathan Coulton and Flogging Molly all day long and you can't stop me.

3 Inches of Blood - Battles and Brotherhood

Alias Unknown - Top Back

Amberian Dawn - He Sleeps in a Grove

Amberian Dawn - River of Tuoni

Andrew Buch - Trippolette

Audio Fiction - Race The Hourglass

Bif Naked - Sick

Blackmarket - Tongue Twister Typo

Bojibian - Still There

C&O - We Are the Best

Chaunce DeLeon and The Fountain of Choof - Tadpole Search and Rescue

Children of Nova - The Complexity of Light

Color Theory - If Not Now When

Dear and the Headlights - Talk About

Despised Icon - Day of Mourning

DnA's Evolution - The Heist

Error 404 feat. CJ Watson - If Trucks Drank Beer

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Angel Lust

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Horses in Heaven

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Running for the Razors

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Sestri Levante

Five Finger Death Punch - Burn it Down

Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies (Live)

Flogging Molly - Requiem for a Dying Song

Foreword - Watch It All Go Down

Free Spirit - Far Away from Heaven

Full-Source - End Quote

Full-Source - It's Not You, It's Everyone

Full-Source - Red Sky At Morn

Furly - Icarus' Song

Gandhi - Arigato

Giant Target - In Memories

Giant Target - Signs

Glass Hammer - Hyperbole

Glass Hammer - Sleep On

Heaven Ablaze - Parhelia

In This Moment - Mechanical Love

James William Roy - Paper Valentines

Jonathan Coulton - Creepy Doll

Jonathan Coulton - Ikea

Jonathan Coulton - The Future Soon

KMFDM - A Drug Against War

KMFDM - Juke Joint Jezebel

Kristin Hersh - Fortune

Kristin Hersh - Mississippi Kite

Lacuna Coil - Survive

Lead the Dead - Rip'er

Longwave - No Direction

Marillion - Whatever Is Wrong With You

Matter in the Medium - Persistence of Vision

MC Frontalot - Goth Girls

Nick Gallant - Inside Out

Nick Gallant - Turn Yourself Around

Of Last Resort - Fade Away

of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse

Pink Flag - Nancy Drew

Ron Wasserman - Fight Back

Rose of Jericho - Buried Cold

Scratching The Itch - Lemon Juice

Scratching The Itch - The Buddy Disease

Scratching The Itch - You're My Everything

Senses Fail - Lady in a Blue Dress

Skeletonwitch - Crushed Beyond Dust

Skindred - Stand for Something

Speck - Grumpytown

Speck - VP of Booty Reports

Stars of Boulevard - Limousine

Stephanie Hatfield and Hot Mess - Can I Stay

Steve and Lindley Band - Backyard Buildyard

Steve Vai - For the Love of God (Live)

Steve Vai - Get the Hell Out of Here

Steve Vai - The Attitude Song

Stroke 9 - Kick Some arse '09

Stroke 9 - Little Black Backpack '09

Suicide Silence - Disengage

Surprise Me Mr. Davis - Sissyfuss

The Cold Goodnight - Give

The Dirty Love Band - Moonboy

The Everybody - You Got That

The Fisticuffs - Liverpool Judies

The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis

The Humans - It's Good

The Kimberly Trip - California

The Main Drag - Cease and Desist

The Main Drag - Don't Let Me Down (Slowly)

The Main Drag - Dove Nets

The Main Drag - Homosuperior

The Main Drag - How We'd Look On Paper

The Main Drag - Love During Wartime

The Main Drag - Megatron

The Main Drag - Talk Them Down

The Main Drag - Teeth, Face, Outerspace

The Main Drag - Tricky Girl

The Main Drag - What's Your favourite Dinosaur?

The Shins - Australia

The Slip - Children of December

The Slip - Even Rats

Ultra Saturday - Not My Fault

Ultra Saturday - Superhero!

WaveGroup Feat. Becca Neun - Liquid Smog (StompBox Remix)

Wounded Soul - Rx

You Shriek - Lilith in Libra

You Shriek - No Heroes

Zack Wilson - Another California Song

Zack Wilson - Ox

The Rock Band Network Music Store Goes Live!!! [Harmonix]


    Was so excited about this, but when I logged in, it seems as though Australia is currently unsupported. I want my KMFDM damnit.

      @Aaron Monson - Australia won't ever be getting Rock Band Network. It relies upon having access to the XNA channel, which Microsoft has been "working on" since mid-'08.

      In short, the XNA channel's never going to show up, so the RBN won't either.

        Wow really? That is bollocks.

        I'm on PS3; wonder how it's going to work there. I just assumed that the songs would show up on the PS store or something.

          As I understand it, some of the more popular songs will be ported over to PS3, presumably just appearing in the store like normal...

        It took Microsoft two years to get the 'Inside Xbox' Channel to Australia, so I doubt we'll ever see this at all.

        Which sucks majorly because

        1) There are a heap of XNA titles I've seen and would purchase, and


        Amazingly, Australians can actually join the XNA creators club, and CREATE XNA content.

        So surely access to the content is coming soon. Right..?

          @ Karachi King

          Really? Logic would dictate that we should be able to access the XNA content too then, surely!

          Hey Mr Wildgoose, who can we ask about this?

          We've had creator access for a long time - 18 months or so, IIRC.

          So does everybody else. We just don't have access to the channel. Some people hypothesize that it's due to OFLC issues (i.e. that every game would have to be rated), others that it's just that there's no benefit in doing the work to open it outside of North America and Europe.

          Either way, I can't see it happening soon.

          PS3 and Wii will get a "selection" of RBN tracks after 30 days of 360-exclusivity, but there's been no word on whether they'll be released outside the US.

    (twiddling thumbs and quietly waiting for the PS3 equivalent to come out via a patch...)

    This is going to be big! Great to get some KMFDM and Flogging Molly. Can anyone do this? I've never heard of Scratching the Itch, but Buddy disease is fun to play. Are these all real bands?

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