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Hey, Here's Rock Band 3!

USA Today nabs details on Harmonix's next game.

Hey, want to see Rock Band 3's new keyboard controller and hear about a few of the improvements coming to Harmonix's next Rock Band release?

I'd sure love to tell you all about it. And maybe, in another 23 hours or so, I will. But until then, here's a video from USA Today.
 
  


They've also posted a partial song list, helpfully organized by decade.

2000s

  • Combat Baby -- Metric
  • Dead End Friends -- Them Crooked Vultures
  • Get Free -- The Vines
  • Lasso -- Phoenix
  • Me Enamora -- Juanes
  • Oh My God -- Ida Maria
  • Portions of Foxes -- Rilo Kiley
  • The Hardest Button to Button -- The White Stripes

1990s
  • Been Caught Stealing -- Jane's Addiction
  • In the Meantime -- Spacehog
  • Plush -- Stone Temple Pilots
  • Walkin' on the Sun -- Smash Mouth

1980s
  • Crazy Train -- Ozzy Osbourne
  • Here I Go Again -- Whitesnake
  • I Love Rock and Roll -- Joan Jett
  • Just Like Heaven -- The Cure
  • Rainbow in the Dark -- Dio
  • The Power of Love -- Huey Lewis and the News
  • Sister Christian -- Night Ranger

1960s-1970s
  • Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen
  • Break On Through -- The Doors
  • Crosstown Traffic -- Jimi Hendrix
 For more details, see USA Today's story.     Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by BoringK

CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC. They just sold me a copy and made my pants wet.

Posted by iRevive
@jadeskye: Thats why they said you can use the ones you has in RB2... at least watch the video before you comment asshat
Posted by MetalGearSunny

Dead End Friends? Fuck yes.

Posted by Shisnopi

Love how all the people are "tired" of music games, only to be coming to them this fall. Everyone wants to play Bohemian Rhapsody.
 
I haven't bought a music game since RB2 and its because I didn't need to. Buying some new tracks every couple of months has kept me hook for the past 2 years. 
 
Some their innovations are cool and hopefully come fruition. 
 
Plus, by the time the game's ready for release, MadCatz will have a 3rd Party Ke tar instrument.

Posted by MattyFTM

I was done with Rock Band. Then I read "Bohemian Rhapsody" and I'm sold.

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Posted by MacGyver

can't wait, always down for some new stuff from Harmonix

Posted by Lumley

Man.. i cannot wait to play this game. Looks A-MAZING!

Posted by Shibbles

Oh god dammit, Rilo Kiley is in here. Well, there goes another band that I can't openly listen to without having everyone fag out on me because "LOL I CAN FIVE STAR THAT ON DRUMS ON EXPERT I'M SO GOOD AT ROCK BAND LOLOLOLOL"

Posted by VilhelmNielsen

Great setlist so far. Piano seems to fit the songs.

Posted by gimpysoup

i will buy this for bohemian rhapsody alone!

Posted by Olivaw

THE POWER OF LOOOOOOOOOOVE

Posted by get2sammyb

This does absolutely nothing for me.

Edited by 234r2we232

RB3 hype!
 
Lil disappointed with the STP song choice, would have loved a heavier song from them, but I guess this is always the problem with playlists.
 
Bohemian Rhapsody is a strange one. I understand there's a keyboard to consider now, but what are the drummer, bassist and guitarist gonna do for those beginning 2 minutes? Oh, and for most of the song :/. Sigh.

Posted by asdfghasdf

That 2000s list has so much awesome in it. Metric? Phoenix? Rilo Kiley? Sold.
 
Them Crooked Vultures and The White Stripes are great, too. Can't wait for the full setlist to be revealed!

Posted by nywt

Depending on  the price, this may be a good time to upgrade all of my Rock Band 1 equipment.

Posted by Tally_Pants

that is one WEAK setlist...
Posted by Mordi

Alright.

Posted by Stealthmaster86

I have NEVER been excited about a Rock Band or Guitar Hero game before. Guitar Hero can SUCK IT. Rock Band 3 is where it's at. When I heard that the game will teach you to play the instruments I was getting excited about, Then when I read that Metric is in it then I was sold. Queen, White Strips, Stone Temple Pilots, and pretty much the entire list so far is excellent. I do demand that we get a GOB avatar with The Final Countdown in the game.

Posted by lilarchie232
@gimpysoup said:
" i will buy this for bohemian rhapsody alone! "
Agreed.
Posted by CyleMoore

That keyboard looks sexy

Posted by hexxagonal

This is going to be amazing.  Decent song list too.

Posted by damswedon

You know.... 
the day destroys the night 
the night divides the day

Posted by PositivelyGreg

I find myself wishing the piano part could just be rendered on an actual music clef, but in any case I'm hungry to get my hands on that.

Posted by Korne

I love RB, but I think I'm done with it. I played RB 1 and 2 every week for 2 straight years, and I think I'm tired of it. Plus, most of my friends that I played with have moved.

Posted by JayCee

I'm going to need a way bigger TV for this.

Posted by guiseppe

A single song interests me, and that's Bohemian Rhapsody. Other than that, it's just Rock Band with a keyboard.

Posted by Shasam

The keyboard looks fantastic. Trust Harmonix to figure out how to do it right, and I'm glad they got there first so when Guitar Hero take that next year it will be exactly the same and work well...

Also, Bohemian Rhapsody in Guitar Hero? No thanks. Bohemian Rhapsody in Rock Band with Keyboard and Vocal Harmonies? HELL YES! That's a million times better.

Posted by StrikerTheLizard

That keyboard looks so overwhelming. How many buttons is that? Geez.

Posted by trophyhunter

guess whos excited

Posted by Ronald

Maybe with Rock Band 4 they add another guitar to differentiate between rhythm and bass. Maybe they can add a pyro control to set off the pyro on stage. Or maybe a roadie controller where you tune guitars and then pass them to the band players. Pass water to a thirsty singer. The drummer needs more drum sticks, quick before he throws his last set in the crowd in the middle of the song. Lower that mic stand, the singer is too short for where it is set.

Posted by piropeople13
@jonnyboy said:
" Added to rental list. If EA bring that online code across all their franchises, this will be removed from the rentals list. And sadness will reside. "
And I will comment representing the half-million other people who are doing the same.
Posted by lordbazuco

God I wanna try the 6-string guitar. ROCK IT REAL! lol
Posted by Big_D

I love Rock Band so much. can't wait for this to come out. don't care about the keyboard too much. I just love the music.

Posted by fox01313

With all the music DLC for rock band2, I'm surprised they don't just put out an expansion disc with more music/stages/in game instruments to just put on your system instead of going with a new game.

Posted by JamesKond

fuck, Keyboards are more mainstream and thus I can have more girls in my band. And thus this rocks.

Edited by CaptainTightPants

Keyboard looks like it could be alot of fun
 
Haha singer had some sweet dance moves.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Pretty excited, didn't expect that I would be.

Posted by Dysnomia
@Jeff said: 
  • Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen
 
Sold.
Posted by Joeyoe31

Bohemian Rhapsody. 
 
I want now!

Posted by Kajaah117

Moar Dream Theater please! We need some Jordan Rudess scale runs to play on that keyboard.
 
Bohemian Rhapsody alone has sold me though. Talk about the perfect party song.

Posted by Pkshields

Hell yeah Dio!

Posted by Gabriel

Some Nightranger for that ass.

Posted by fuddles

Yeah, everybody ignore that Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock also has Bohemian Rhapsody, along with Children of the Grave, Fascination Street, Paranoid (Live W/Metallica), Sharp Dressed Man, Interstate Love Song among other great hits, just because Guitar Hero put out more than one release last year.

Posted by Shuborno
@sofacitysweetheart said:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a strange one. I understand there's a keyboard to consider now, but what are the drummer, bassist and guitarist gonna do for those beginning 2 minutes? Oh, and for most of the song :/. Sigh. "
They'll sing along in one of the 3 microphones. ;)
 
I don't know about you, but I know very few people who can listen to Bohemian Rhapsody without also singing along!
Posted by demontium

I wanna see something from the CvS2 soundtrack...... no really.....

Posted by Shuborno
@puje1 said:
" Kind of funny how he talk about their  innovationsin the genre, but never actually mentions any...
Yeah, exactly.  Seems weird.
 
Don't get me wrong, I'll still get this game eventually because like RB1 to RB2, I'm sure RB3 will come with some useful incremental upgrades.  It does just seem like the same old stuff though, same characters, same display.
 
Maybe they'll do something cool with the "Pro" modes.
Posted by angelfan91
@fuddles said:
"Yeah, everybody ignore that Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock also has Bohemian Rhapsody, along with Children of the Grave, Fascination Street, Paranoid (Live W/Metallica), Sharp Dressed Man, Interstate Love Song among other great hits, just because Guitar Hero put out more than one release last year. "

Already Done. :)
Edited by copycatzen

Juanes 
sold! 
 
edit: also they should fucking get at some point Hunger Strike (Temple of the dog)
Posted by Dross

I'll take a keyboard bundle please, thank you.
 
Oh and the Rilo Kiley song is called Portions for Foxes.

Posted by pslough93

Keyboard, eh?
this game best have some Mr. Blue Sky in it.

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