History VideoGame / RockBand

15th Jan '17 4:25:38 PM nombretomado
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** Though not as significantly overstuffed as Alternative, the other heavily saturated genre would be Heavy Metal, with numerous packs (''Earache Thrash'', ''Roadrunner Records'', ''Century Media Girls of Metal'', ''Mayhem Tour'', ''BrutalLegend''), two large packs by Music/OzzyOsbourne, albums by Music/MotleyCrue and Music/{{Pantera}}, two albums each by Music/JudasPriest and Music/{{Megadeth}}, two Best-of packs for Music/IronMaiden, a near-factory line efficiency for appearing on the [=RBN=] and Music/{{Disturbed}} being the single most represented artist in the game to come from the 2000's at 12 songs strong (Music/AvengedSevenfold trailing with 10 songs). That being said, a metalhead would be quick to tell you that most of it isn't "real metal", often being industrial and hardcore/post-hardcore lumped in with metal and the occasional [[BlackSheepHit soft ballad]] by an otherwise heavy band slipping by ([[Music/AvengedSevenfold Seize the Day]], [[Music/StoneSour Through Glass,]] [[Music/XJapan I.V]]). Some also criticize the categorization of harder [[HairMetal hair bands]] being called "metal" along with a few downright controversial entries to the metal label (which won't be named).

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** Though not as significantly overstuffed as Alternative, the other heavily saturated genre would be Heavy Metal, with numerous packs (''Earache Thrash'', ''Roadrunner Records'', ''Century Media Girls of Metal'', ''Mayhem Tour'', ''BrutalLegend''), ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''), two large packs by Music/OzzyOsbourne, albums by Music/MotleyCrue and Music/{{Pantera}}, two albums each by Music/JudasPriest and Music/{{Megadeth}}, two Best-of packs for Music/IronMaiden, a near-factory line efficiency for appearing on the [=RBN=] and Music/{{Disturbed}} being the single most represented artist in the game to come from the 2000's at 12 songs strong (Music/AvengedSevenfold trailing with 10 songs). That being said, a metalhead would be quick to tell you that most of it isn't "real metal", often being industrial and hardcore/post-hardcore lumped in with metal and the occasional [[BlackSheepHit soft ballad]] by an otherwise heavy band slipping by ([[Music/AvengedSevenfold Seize the Day]], [[Music/StoneSour Through Glass,]] [[Music/XJapan I.V]]). Some also criticize the categorization of harder [[HairMetal hair bands]] being called "metal" along with a few downright controversial entries to the metal label (which won't be named).
13th Jan '17 5:51:20 PM Piqj105
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** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with ''4'' 's [[HarderThanHard Brutal Mode]], which ''makes the notes disappear shortly after they enter the screen.''
10th Jan '17 5:35:06 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Speaking of keyboards... Bass on the keyboard is easy enough. Try [[{{Evile}} Thrasher]], or BYOB, or any song with fast strumming. Have fun trying to keep combo!

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*** Speaking of keyboards... Bass on the keyboard is easy enough. Try [[{{Evile}} [[Music/{{Evile}} Thrasher]], or BYOB, or any song with fast strumming. Have fun trying to keep combo!
28th Nov '16 5:55:59 AM LoopyChew
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-->They have "[[{{Rush}} 2112]]"? We have that and ''Moving Pictures''. All of it.

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-->They have "[[{{Rush}} 2112]]"? We have that and all of ''Moving Pictures''. All of it.Pictures''.
26th Nov '16 5:04:55 AM Gosicrystal
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: So far:
** ''RockBand 2'' shipped with a special edition bundle with enhanced instrument controllers, including a guitar controller with much more quiet fret buttons and a camera and microphone to make calibration easier, and a drum kit with a sturdier kick pedal.
** ''Music/TheBeatles: RockBand'' had a special edition bundle with Beatle-themed instruments, including a guitar shaped like Paul [=McCartney's=] Höfner_500/1 bass, with instrument peripherals modelled after John Lennon's Rickenbacker 325 and George Harrison's Gretsch Duo Jet sold separately. The game is also sold as a Singstar bundle with two microphones (for the [=PS3=] only), as well as a [[VanillaEdition Value Bundle]] with original RockBand controllers.
** ''Music/GreenDay: RockBand'' was released in the States as both a standard edition as well as a 'Plus' edition at $10 extra, which allows players to transfer all the songs in the game to other RockBand titles for free, and comes with all previously released Green Day DownloadableContent.



* PreOrderBonus: Done occasionally, often in the form of preliminary access to downloadable content or special codes to unlock new in-game instruments. Thankfully, none of it stays exclusive to preorders (songs are eventually put in the RB Music Store, and instrument codes make their way onto Website/GameFAQS or message boards quickly).
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* PreOrderBonus: Done occasionally, often in the form of preliminary access to downloadable content or special codes to unlock new in-game instruments. Thankfully, none of it stays exclusive to preorders (songs are eventually put in the RB Music Store, and instrument codes make their way onto Website/GameFAQS or message boards quickly).
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--> '''Matthew Nordhaus''' ''(RBN producer)'': [[DeadpanSnarker We actually developed a whole application so I could tell you that joke.]]

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--> ---> '''Matthew Nordhaus''' ''(RBN producer)'': [[DeadpanSnarker We actually developed a whole application so I could tell you that joke.]]
26th Nov '16 5:00:22 AM Gosicrystal
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* HundredPercentCompletion: Aside from getting all achievements/trophies (for 360/[=PS3=]) or all stars in Tour Mode (the closest to an official 100% completion in the game), many players strive to pass, 4-star, 5-star, gold star, or full combo an entire game (meaning all the on-disc songs for that game) on one instrument. Rock Band 2, being the most difficult, seems to get the most of this, with at least one person having Full Comboed the entire game [[DoublePlay playing two instruments at once]]. No one person has yet Full Comboed the game on all instruments[[note]]at least not entirely on a Rock Band 2 disc, though DarthFizz of ScoreHero got Visions Bass in Rock Band 3[[/note]], though at least one person has managed 3 out of 4.
** And in [=RB3=], there is a new band goal to hit every note in the 83 on-disc songs in the game. All of them. Thankfully, it only actually requires it be done on one chart per song.



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** * ahem* [[http://kotaku.com/5567393/man-vs-massive-rock-band-set-list Enormous wall of every Rock Band song, ever.]]
*** [[SerialEscalation And it's incomplete]], considering the songs that came out after this photo was taken.

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** * ahem* [[http://kotaku.com/5567393/man-vs-massive-rock-band-set-list Enormous wall of every Rock Band song, ever.]]
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* HundredPercentCompletion: Aside from getting all achievements/trophies (for 360/[=PS3=]) or all stars in Tour Mode (the closest to an official 100% completion in the game), many players strive to pass, 4-star, 5-star, gold star, or full combo an entire game (meaning all the on-disc songs for that game) on one instrument. Rock Band 2, being the most difficult, seems to get the most of this, with at least one person having Full Comboed the entire game [[DoublePlay playing two instruments at once]]. No one person has yet Full Comboed the game on all instruments[[note]]at least not entirely on a Rock Band 2 disc, though DarthFizz of ScoreHero got Visions Bass in Rock Band 3[[/note]], though at least one person has managed 3 out of 4.
** And in [=RB3=], there is a new band goal to hit every note in the 83 on-disc songs in the game. All of them. Thankfully, it only actually requires it be done on one chart per song.


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12th Nov '16 1:11:31 PM nombretomado
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** A few songs from the first game, and some DLC from that era; averted from now on, as Harmonix now only works with acquiring and charting masters. Professionally-performed covers, such as The Muffs' "Kids in America" (originally by Kim Wilde), Alien Ant Farm's "[[Music/MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]]", and Social Distortion's "[[JohnnyCash Ring of Fire]]" (please note that the original is available as well), are exceptions. The last in-house cover version for the series was "Beetlebum" by Music/{{Blur}}, released in the now-distant May 20, 2008.

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** A few songs from the first game, and some DLC from that era; averted from now on, as Harmonix now only works with acquiring and charting masters. Professionally-performed covers, such as The Muffs' "Kids in America" (originally by Kim Wilde), Alien Ant Farm's "[[Music/MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]]", and Social Distortion's "[[JohnnyCash "[[Music/JohnnyCash Ring of Fire]]" (please note that the original is available as well), are exceptions. The last in-house cover version for the series was "Beetlebum" by Music/{{Blur}}, released in the now-distant May 20, 2008.
9th Nov '16 4:02:34 PM AzureSeas
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* [[spoiler:RickRoll]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQmC8Bl-6TY Behold! The most request song in Rock Band history!]] [[spoiler: No joke actually. You can thank Website/FourChan for spamming the song in the request box.]]

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* [[spoiler:RickRoll]]: RickRoll: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQmC8Bl-6TY Behold! The most request song in Rock Band history!]] [[spoiler: No joke actually. You can thank Website/FourChan for spamming the song in the request box.]]



* RuleOfCool: The intro movies from the first two games, which had bands playing on top of their speeding cars, and making Isaac Newton squirm in his grave in the process. The singer is able to stand on his car's windshield, only supported by his feet, and with his body leaned forward almost horizontally. ''Without falling''. Repeated in the "dueling bands" intro for ''[=RB2=]'', where ''both singers'' do this by planting their feet '''over the radiator grills''' and leaning forwards in the same way, as if they were trying to faceplant on the running asphalt below.



* SiameseTwinSongs: Harmonix (and the Rock Band Network Community) is actually pretty good about handling these, as consecutive tracks that should play back-to-back uninterrupted are

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Harmonix (and the Rock Band Network Community) is actually pretty good about handling these, as consecutive tracks that should play back-to-back uninterrupted areare charted as one song instead of two most of the time. This does end up being impossible to do at times with songs in the Rock Band Network due to the 10-minute length limitation (One song, Andromeda's 18-minute-long Veil of Illumination, had to be split into two parts to be distributed via RBN).
** The most obvious example of not doing this is ''We Will Rock You \ We Are The Champions'', which is two separate songs in ''Lego Rock Band'' as they serve as BookEnds to the story. When the songs are exported to the main platform, they're still separate. Then they were re-released with new [=RB3=] charts added. [[RunningGag Separately]].
** Another example is "Black Magic Woman" by Santana, released as DLC, which omits the instrumental at the end, "Gypsy Queen". However, in ''Guitar Hero III'', the instrumental is included as part of the song.
* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein:
** During "[[Music/TheRamones Blitzkrieg Bop]]" the audience will sing misinterpreted lyrics.
** The Trope Naming song is in the game, of course, it's still possible for this to happen given how many words fly by.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Although Rock Band itself is a spiritual successor to ''Guitar Hero'', the spin-off games ''Rock Band Unplugged'' and ''Rock Band Blitz'' are successors to the past Harmonix games ''Frequency'' and ''Amplitude''; arcade-style music games that involve switching between (literal) tracks for each instrument and hitting notes in a balancing act.
** And the Nintendo DS games (ports of ''Lego'' and ''3'') are a mix of both, thus making them {{Spiritual Successor}}s of all three of these games at once.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Alternative music; Music/PearlJam and the Music/FooFighters are the most represented groups in the entire game at 26 and 29 songs respectively (Pearl Jam had since lost the spot to Queen who, without counting repeat tracks, has 28 songs in the series). Some alternative fans are very happy about this.
** Classic rock has taken up a sizable amount of post-[=RB3=]-launch content, with Music/TheDoors, Music/BonJovi, Music/TheBeeGees, B.B. King, Music/ProcolHarum, Music/JohnLennon, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/BillyJoel, Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/JohnnyCash taking up the first few months of DLC, most of which offer keys support (this later includes Music/DavidBowie, Music/PatBenatar, Music/TheClash's ''London Calling'', Music/BobMarley and a pack based around Woodstock). SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic for some, way too oldies-oriented for others.
** Though not as significantly overstuffed as Alternative, the other heavily saturated genre would be Heavy Metal, with numerous packs (''Earache Thrash'', ''Roadrunner Records'', ''Century Media Girls of Metal'', ''Mayhem Tour'', ''BrutalLegend''), two large packs by Music/OzzyOsbourne, albums by Music/MotleyCrue and Music/{{Pantera}}, two albums each by Music/JudasPriest and Music/{{Megadeth}}, two Best-of packs for Music/IronMaiden, a near-factory line efficiency for appearing on the [=RBN=] and Music/{{Disturbed}} being the single most represented artist in the game to come from the 2000's at 12 songs strong (Music/AvengedSevenfold trailing with 10 songs). That being said, a metalhead would be quick to tell you that most of it isn't "real metal", often being industrial and hardcore/post-hardcore lumped in with metal and the occasional [[BlackSheepHit soft ballad]] by an otherwise heavy band slipping by ([[Music/AvengedSevenfold Seize the Day]], [[Music/StoneSour Through Glass,]] [[Music/XJapan I.V]]). Some also criticize the categorization of harder [[HairMetal hair bands]] being called "metal" along with a few downright controversial entries to the metal label (which won't be named).
** David Grohl would also be an example if his involvement in Music/{{Nirvana}} (entirety of ''Nevermind'' and live performances), Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge (Go with the Flow, No One Knows), ''Music/TenaciousD'' (Master Exploder, The Metal, Rock Your Socks), Music/ThemCrookedVultures (Dead End Friends, New Fang) and Music/NineInchNails (The Collector) are counted. There are Dave Grohl fans who are completely for this, but their numbers are dwarfed by the group crying "Enough Grohl!".
** One of the goals in RockBand 3 requires the player to complete songs from 5 different bands that Grohl has been involved in (appropriately enough named [[AscendedMeme Dave Grohl Band]]). HMX must be well aware of how many times he's appeared in the game.
* StealthPun: The last two packs were Music/{{Chevelle}} and [[Music/DonMcLean American Pie]], in that order. [[spoiler:"Drove my Chevy to the levee..."]]
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Some songs have parts where the vocal duties are handled by the guitarist, bassist or (in rare cases) the drummer. The most noteworthy example is probably on David Bowie's "Space Oddity" where the bassist sings all of Major Tom's parts,meaning the vocalist actually takes a backseat for most of the song.
* [[SticksToTheBack Sticks To The Front]]: Due to guitar straps being tricky to render, they're missing in all the games.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: In a meta example, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtJpk92ryk Story of Rock Band]] video, which features Harmonix staff playing "American Pie" in the background, first mentions ''The Beatles: Rock Band'' just as "helter skelter" comes up in the lyrics ("Helter Skelter" being the name of a Beatles song).
* TakeThat:
** When Harmonix was developing the Rock Band Network, they code-named it "Rock Band: {{Nickelback}}" specifically to divert press attention (both have the same acronym: RBN). [[FunnyAneurysmMoment It became less funny]] when [[http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194216 they actually put Nickelback in the DLC store]].
** Not so much a Take That as much as simply a cheeky move, [[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/17/psn-exclusive-rock-band-dlc-sale-next-week/ Harmonix announced a 50% off sale for the PS3]] (hopefully to counter the arguments for their apparent 360 favoritism). Amusingly these were made-up entirely of albums and packs containing songs that had been announced for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock along with several singles[[note]]Music/{{REM}}'s "''Losing My Religion''", Music/{{Flyleaf}}'s "''Again''", Music/AvengedSevenfold's "''Bat Country''", Music/{{Anberlin}}'s "''Feel Good Drag''", Music/StoneTemplePilots' "''Interstate Love Song''", and a cover of Music/TheRunaways' "''Cherry Bomb''" (the version on [=WoR=] is a re-recording) to name only the singles[[/note]] as though to say "Look at the size of our library". Some of these packs were purely in response to Warriors of Rock's setlist:
%% PLEASE, DON'T CHANGE THESE. These are what was offered during the 50% off sale listed above versus the. Any additional overlap/Rock Band exclusivity is irrelevant to this section.
-->They have "[[Music/JanesAddiction Been Caught Stealing]]?" Well, we have that on-disc, and the ''Nothingís Shocking'' album, too.
-->They have three Music/{{Megadeth}} songs, well we have ''Rust In Peace'' which contains one of them.
-->They have "[[{{Rush}} 2112]]"? We have that and ''Moving Pictures''. All of it.
-->They have "[[Music/{{Pantera}} I'm Broken]]", we got ''The Great Southern Trendkill.''
-->They have "[[Music/FooFighters No Way Back]]"? Well, WE have so many packs of theirs (and an entire album) that we're going to offer our latest one (at the time, it was Pack 03).
** Rock Band 3 ''and'' VideoGame/GuitarHero: Warriors of Rock both have Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. So what do the Harmonix devs put in to put highlight on the fact that they have Vocal Harmonies? A goal called "Bohemian ''As Intended''", unlocked by playing in a band of at least four of the game's capacity of seven players (exactly the sum capacity of players for GH:[=WoR=]), along with further special goals that can ''only'' be attained by ''all three'' parts being done 100% perfectly. Only a very few songs get special goals like this in [=RB3=] (whereas they are extremely common in Guitar Hero), making the choice of this song getting them a fairly clear Take That.
** Rock Band Blitz features city graphics with buildings on the side. Already in the previews, one of the buildings is "Bailout Bank".
** The reason we have Billy Joel songs in the library can be traced to a slam on Darran Franich of ''EntertainmentWeekly''. While recapping an episode of ''[[TheOfficeUS The Office]]'' which mentioned a hypothetical "Rock Band: Billy Joel" game, Franich stated that "[[http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/05/14/the-office-recap-chump-ep-25/#more-71187 letís hope never actually exists ever]]". Billy Joel took that as an afront, and contacted his agents to [[http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/10/21/billy-joel-rock-band-3-office/ allow his songs to be used in the game]]. Thankfully this came after [=RB3=]'s release, making for his songs to round out good keyboard songs.
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The start of Lego Rock Band's tour mode.
* TheTetrisEffect: It is not unnatural, following a session with ''Rock Band'', to find yourself listening to the radio and imagining what it would be like charted as a ''Rock Band'' song (complete with an imaginary note track flying towards you). Trying to finger note charts along with songs you know from ''Rock Band'' in other contexts is also a common symptom.
* TheThemeParkVersion: ''Lego Rock Band'', though besides having an easier difficulty setting and the songs being a bit easier on average, the gameplay mechanics are all the same as ''Rock Band 2''.
* TitleDrop: The lead singer of Freezepop's "Brainpower" literally ''screams'' this nearly 10 times per minute ( a total of ''17 times within 2 minutes and 2 seconds''). She yells ''[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale BRAINPOWER!]]'', ''eight times in a row''. ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice TWICE.]]'' "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis BRAINPOWERRRR!!! BRAINPOWERRRR! BRAINPOWERRRR!!! BRAINPOWERRRR! BRAINPOWERRRR!!! BRAINPOWERRRR! Brainpowerrrr!]] ''[[ChewingTheScenery BRAIN POWWERR!!!!!!!!!]]''" "Did I mention, [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime I was drunk]], when I thought it up, it was kinda dumb, '''[[BigNo NOOOOOOoooo]]''', maybe not the best. [[CaptainObvious It is not a good band name]], no I should have used that very same, ''BRAINNNNPOWER''...[[FacePalm that I mentioned before.]]"
* TookALevelInBadass: several songs from previous Guitar Hero games return, usually as masters - with much harder charts. Players capable of easy five-stars in [=YYZ=], Laid to Rest and Monkey Wrench in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero II'' will probably do much worse here on their first attempts.
** However, Texas Flood (from the original ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'') is now much easier (especially at the solo) due to the much better hammer-on/pull-off system, though still pretty difficult.
** Don't forget Kansas' Carry On Wayward Son, which was in the 2nd easiest tier in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero II'', but the 2nd ''hardest'' tier in this.
** The addition of the drums in Science Genius Girl from Karaoke Revolution took a reasonably easy vocal song and turned it into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Q5ii1-m0Y the most badass drum chart ever]].
** Many of the Freezepop songs themselves TookALevelInBadass when they were added to the game, since Freezepop added guitar or bass parts to songs that were lacking them, making them more well-rounded songs.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvcjUdY5qF0 Space Oddity on Guitar]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec4sIm4WmIo Space Oddity on Pro Guitar]]. Any questions?
* TrrrillingRrrs: Songs that have these with no word attached, such as Oye Mi Amor and Extraordinary Girl, chart it "rrr".
** Also in [[Music/{{Rammstein}} Du Hast]]. It's Till Lindemann we're talking about, after all.
* UnlockableContent: Rock Band 1 and 2 require you to unlock the setlist for quickplay by playing the career mode, and a few outfits and instruments can only be unlocked by playing particularly difficult {{Self Imposed Challenge}} setlists. Rock Band 3 gives you all the songs right away, but somewhere between a quarter and a third of the wardrobe and instrument catalog has to be unlocked via achievements (which replaces the need to earn in-game money and buy them).
* UnwinnableByMistake: Certain road challenges in Rock Band 3 are completely impossible for certain players to get anywhere on. Just from the on-disc songs, Antibodies on Vocals by itself during the Overdrive Chain challenge is an automatic loss of 5 spades - as even the full 13 seconds of overdrive obtained by the 3 overdrive phrases does not affect the spade meter.
** In some of Rock Band 3's road challenges, you just have to keep using overdrive to get spades. If your band is just a vocalist & a keyboard player, Foolin' will only have enough energy for you to get 5 stars & four spades.
** Rock Band 2 has the random event "Biggest. Show. Ever." which tasks you with getting 5 stars on every song in the setlist plus an unnamed encore song with no overdrive at all. The encore added is always Ace of Spades. The problem is, multiple band-mates deploying overdrive simultaneously gives massive score multipliers to everyone, and the star cut-offs adjust for this. If you have a full band, it is impossible to get 5 stars on Ace Of Spades without overdrive.
* UpToEleven: ''Unplugged'' (PSP)'s Overdrive multiplier, when activated at 5x, makes the score 11x than just ten.
** Also seen in the NintendoDS version of ''[=RB3=]''.
*** But not in the [=DS=] version of Lego Rock Band, because the overdrive multiplier goes up to 12.
* UpdatedRerelease: In a manner of speaking. Harmonix, now that their position as a leading developer of music titles has been further cemented, likes to take the old cover songs featured in their old VideoGame/GuitarHero games (the first game, its sequel and ''Rock The 80s'') and reintroduce them into the ''Rock Band'' franchise as masters, with full band gameplay, and the added convenience of having all your music on the same platform. Not to mention for new players who never bothered with those earlier titles. [[FanDumb Some people,]] especially players who play games in both series, [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks don't like seeing all these repeating songs,]] especially in light of the ''RockBand 3'' track list announcement, which features at least eight repeated tracks from previous Harmonix games, and a handful of songs from Neversoft's VideoGame/GuitarHero games, although the latter might not be so much a detriment considering Neversoft's habit for ludicrous overcharting.
** Also, the [=RB3=] versions of some songs, from Music/{{Queen}} and Music/BonJovi. Mostly the same charts as before, only modified to take advantage of the new features (on Expert; the lower difficulties were also modified to accomodate use of all five lanes).
* VaporWear: Concerning some of the female tops in the character creator, there is no possible way they could be wearing a bra with some of them.
* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Players Are Geniuses]]: Rock Band 3 has no tutorial except for pro guitar, probably because most people just dive in anyway. It does have trainers for drums, pro keys, and pro guitar, and practice mode for all instruments.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Vagiant, an in-house all-girl band fronted by game programmer Helen [=McWilliams=] (they have since changed their name to Tijuana Sweetheart), created [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbMTvay5Di8 "Seven"]], one of the first game's bonus songs and a valentine to the violent and protective type.
* VirtualPaperDoll
* VocalRangeExceeded: The game allows you to sing in any octave, so long as the note is right, but there's nothing to stop you from ''trying'' for the same octave as the original singer.
* WakeUpCallBoss: "One Step Closer" by Music/LinkinPark is supposed to be a tier-zero song on guitar, yet it is without a doubt the hardest song on guitar in the zero tier (even though it isn't listed as such), and it is even harder than a few of the songs in the next tier, thanks to its power chords that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnL_j6y6PLQ are all over the place.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanitsNotForKids: Most of the outfits are either harmless or mildly sexy or badass looking. A few choices however are straight up BDSM clothing that would not be out of place in something really...well, not for kids.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Freezepop's "Brainpower". The original song already sounded borderline psychedelic to begin with, but Freezepop's addition of the guitar for Rock Band's version of "Brainpower" [[UpToEleven cranked the song's trippiness all the way up to a positively ludicrous level that it had previously lacked]], giving it the edge that it needed in order to become [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic-sounding and awesome]]. The same song is claimed in-universe to be named as it is because the writer was drunk at the time.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: During some Big Rock Endings, your guitarist will not only smash his guitar against the stage, but also elbow drop on it (see the studio version of "Let There Be Rock" in ''[=RB2=]'' for an example).
* ZeroEffortBoss: There are some songs that have so few notes that you can pass the song without hitting any notes, but it's still possible to fail them by simply hitting notes when there are none. Then there's "Thank You, Boys" by Music/JanesAddiction. On vocals, the whole song is one percussion section and one phrase of words, which happens to be a talky part. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrgRZtGp-nE You couldn't fail this song if you tried]]. On the other hand most of these songs are also {{Unwinnable}} in that you cannot get gold stars, or in many cases 5-stars or even 4-stars, when playing them, no matter how well you do. Rock Band 3 fixes this by accounting for the expected average multiplier and amount of overdrive obtainable in the chart.
** "Polly" by Nirvana on Drums. There are 8 notes to hit on Expert. 4 on Medium.
** In [=RB2=], with various talkys (songs that have extremely few tonal vocal parts, which include "So Whatcha What" and "Give It Away" [one tonal phrase at the end] and "Visions"), one can play the microphone in front of the speakers and do nothing and pass the song, even at expert.
*** This also happens in [=RB3=] with "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" and "The Beautiful People": pretty much 95% is talky.
** In ''The Beatles: Rock Band'', the DLC track "Her Majesty" literally has ''one'' sustained note on bass and a simultaneous yellow-green-kick note on drums.
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** Subverted as of October 2016, when Rock Band 4 Rivals released with a new official Fender Jaguar controller produced by PDP.

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** Subverted in regards to peripherals as of October 2016, when Rock Band 4 Rivals released with a new official Fender Jaguar controller produced by PDP.
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** Subverted as of October 2016, when Rock Band 4 Rivals released with a new official Fender Jaguar controller produced by PDP.
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