Newsflash! New Songs Coming to Rock Band on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Today!

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A Brief History

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, according to Harmonix, two new songs will be made available as downloadable content (DLC) for video game Rock Band 3 on the Playstation 3.  These songs will also be available on the Xbox 360 this week as well.  They are the second batch of songs to be released in 2015, with the first batch having arrived in January.

Digging Deeper

The new songs are:

1.  “Rise of the Fenix” (2012) by Tenacious D

“Rise of the Fenix” is from Tenacious D’s third studio album of the same name.  The album reached number 1 on the US charts for both Comedy Album and Rock Album and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

2.  “Back to the Shack” (2014) by Weezer

“Back to the Shack” was the first single released from Weezer’s ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End.  The song reached number 1 on Billboard’s Canada Rock chart.

Question for students (and subscribers): Will you be downloading these songs this week?  I know I will be!  What songs do you hope Harmonix will next release as DLC?  Would you like to see more novelty songs added, such as those listed in our earlier list and its sequel?  What about more protest songs?  Or do we need some sexier songs?  Please let us know in the comments!  Please let us know in the comments section below this article.

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Historical Evidence

If you have not yet purchased Rock Band 3, there is still time to rock on:

Sussman, Daniel, dir.  Mad Catz Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard Bundle with Rock Band 3 Software -Xbox 360.  Mad Catz, 2010.  Xbox 360 Video Game.

Sussman, Daniel, dir.  Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard and Software Bundle for PlayStation 3.  Mad Catz, 2010.  PlayStation 3 Video Game.

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Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.