This is an amazing and obviously heartfelt/personal piece, and even so there's much insane nonsense about these games (and Guitar Hero) that it'd be impossible to fit it all. There was the Kurt Cobain debacle, the pretenders to the throne (authentic or otherwise), strange fallen-through deals and songs involving everyone from Miley Cyrus down to Schnitzer, and RBN was (and is) its own fascinating stew pot of interests that could be an article all on its own. There's so many stories that just can't be told in "polite company" in the hopes of a revival however far on down the line, from scrapped songs and mined disc data and legal drama to security breaches and hacks. It's been a great ride, and I've had a seat to it all right up in the front rows, from booting up RB1 all the way to you being unimpressed with my extremely sensual take on Robin Zander and everybody singing along to "American Pie".
And because of RBN and the community that came up around these kinds of games, it still isn't completely over. There will always be a few weirdos here and there to keep the torch, self included. Great article.
So long and thanks for all the Phish.