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Stop Asking for AC/DC in Your Music Games

Well, maybe. Harmonix might just have your Aussie devil rock needs covered with a rumored...retail expansion?

Since the Guitar Hero craze took off a few years ago, there's been a short list of hard-to-get acts that every fan of the genre has clamored for, bands so important that you have to imagine their people still balk at the idea of associating their hallowed names with plastic toy guitars. But money talks, and that list has been getting shorter and shorter over time, with AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock" serving as the Australian hard-rock juggernaut's rhythm-game debut in Rock Band 2. Seems like that would open up the door for a nice downloadable track pack or even full album, no?

A bit of sly employee sleuthing reveals more AC/DC may be on the way to Rock Band 2, but it won't come over your Internet connection. One of Destructoid's ballsier users--who happens to work for Wal-Mart--posted this employee memo shot, which pretty much speaks for itself.

'Nuff said?


















As hard as Harmonix has been pushing DLC lately, with downloadable albums from the Red Hot Chii Peppers, Foo Fighters, and No Doubt all in the pipeline, it's a little puzzling that you may be grabbing a disc-based AC/DC pack in a physical store at some point. That also begs the question: would these songs install to your hard drive, Rock Band export-style, or will you have to swap in this disc every time you want to play them? AC/DC seems like one of the few bands with enough clout to demand these kinds of shenanigans without Harmonix just balking at them, but then, if this thing actually comes to pass, we may never know the answer.

On the upside, the Amazon listing for Live at Donington indicates you'd get basically every AC/DC song you could possibly want out of an AC/DC add-on, even if they're all live versions. Time to dust off your man-sized schoolboy uniforms, perhaps?

  • Thunderstruck
  • Shoot To Thrill
  • Back in Black
  • Fire Your Guns
  • Jailbreak
  • The Jack
  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  • Moneytalks
  • Hells Bells
  • High Voltage
  • Whole Lotta Rosie
  • You Shook Me All Night Long
  • TNT
  • Let There Be Rock
  • Highway To Hell
  • For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
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Posted by Brad

Since the Guitar Hero craze took off a few years ago, there's been a short list of hard-to-get acts that every fan of the genre has clamored for, bands so important that you have to imagine their people still balk at the idea of associating their hallowed names with plastic toy guitars. But money talks, and that list has been getting shorter and shorter over time, with AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock" serving as the Australian hard-rock juggernaut's rhythm-game debut in Rock Band 2. Seems like that would open up the door for a nice downloadable track pack or even full album, no?

A bit of sly employee sleuthing reveals more AC/DC may be on the way to Rock Band 2, but it won't come over your Internet connection. One of Destructoid's ballsier users--who happens to work for Wal-Mart--posted this employee memo shot, which pretty much speaks for itself.

'Nuff said?


















As hard as Harmonix has been pushing DLC lately, with downloadable albums from the Red Hot Chii Peppers, Foo Fighters, and No Doubt all in the pipeline, it's a little puzzling that you may be grabbing a disc-based AC/DC pack in a physical store at some point. That also begs the question: would these songs install to your hard drive, Rock Band export-style, or will you have to swap in this disc every time you want to play them? AC/DC seems like one of the few bands with enough clout to demand these kinds of shenanigans without Harmonix just balking at them, but then, if this thing actually comes to pass, we may never know the answer.

On the upside, the Amazon listing for Live at Donington indicates you'd get basically every AC/DC song you could possibly want out of an AC/DC add-on, even if they're all live versions. Time to dust off your man-sized schoolboy uniforms, perhaps?

  • Thunderstruck
  • Shoot To Thrill
  • Back in Black
  • Fire Your Guns
  • Jailbreak
  • The Jack
  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  • Moneytalks
  • Hells Bells
  • High Voltage
  • Whole Lotta Rosie
  • You Shook Me All Night Long
  • TNT
  • Let There Be Rock
  • Highway To Hell
  • For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
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Posted by Scooper

Cool, Rockback ACDC boxer shorts.

Posted by kingmasters

whole new disc for 16 songs that does not sound like a good use of time and effort

Posted by The_A_Drain

For Those About to Rock, we indeed, Salute You. Fire!

Cannot wait, I would pay silly money for that track list. The only thing thats missing is If You Want Blood (You've Got It)

Posted by roofy

ahh yes.
now only for Led Zepplin

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Woah...

Posted by albedos_shadow

I still don't undaerstand why they need to release a disc for this. Why not just do a Who-style DLC pack?

Posted by VibratingDonkey

The only thing wrong with this here thing is it's all live.

Posted by BeerBelly

Who made who?

Posted by calf_exercises

man, that is the best news I have herd all day. Now all I have to do is wait for the ps3 version on rock band to come out than import it to australia....

Posted by Afroman269

Meh, I hope it becomes DLC and what about Shake Your Foundations?

Posted by Pibo47

YEA! AC/DC woot.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Wow, AC/DC. I would be fine if it could be exported but I don't, like many others, want a full game in addition. 

Posted by GalvanizedNails

Ya got to ring hell's bells!

Posted by DukeTogo

Walmart is selling an exclusive "Live at Donington" CD/DVD, they've been promoting for a while now.  I'm guessing that part of this exclusive deal (that Wally world loves to do) means NOBODY can sell the content elsewhere, apparently including Harmonix via DLC.

Posted by kratos

Wow that's gonna suck, not playing anything else but AC/DC tracks wait a minute no it's not FUCK YEAH AC FUCKING DC!!

Posted by etmaul

I'd totally rock out to Dirty Deeds, I love that song!

Posted by j_meyer_13

Wow, that is an awesome list...I would gladly pay for a disc copy of that.  Hopefully it comes out on DLC too tho.

Posted by CannibalFerox

Now if we could just get AC/DC on iTunes....

Posted by JakJ

"but money talks..."

Nice.
Posted by tmontana1004

AC/DC FTW!!!!

Posted by Roboto

I bet if anything it's a "prepaid card" that unlocks the track pack via DLC (like the 20 extra tracks), it will probably be exclusive to walmart.

Posted by FalcomAdol

If it's a prepaid card, I'll have to ditch my principles and roll into Walmart for the first time in years.

Posted by gamerpigeon

not gonna happen , id like it to , but live at donington (woooo for the UK) is an album with incredibly long versions of songs on it , it may happen but i just cant see it

Posted by JakJ

Oh, if you're even a slight AC/DC fan and do not own the Live at Donnington blu ray (or DVD... if you must) you are MISSING OUT! I cannot stress that enough.

Posted by FalcomAdol

Based on what's unlocked for me so far in Rock Band 2 (and I've been buying a lot of DLC), the game is still light on tracks in the upper echelons of difficulty.  Sixteen ridiculously long live versions of AC/DC tracks would seem to fit the bill.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Back in black
You shook me all night long

Posted by lightwarrior179

I liked AC/DC a lot during their Highway to Hell and Back in Black days however they went too generic after that,IMO.
We want Led Zeppelin in music games. :D

Posted by Gorlith

live at donnington is basically the best live album i've ever heard, the bluray is amazing