Rock Band 2: Ion Drum Kit, Real Fender Strats, 7 New Songs


“Another seven songs have been revealed from Rock Band 2‘s tracklist of 80 songs in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine. This makes a total of 17 songs officially known so far. The 7 songs are:

  • Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer”
  • Steve Miller Band – “Rock ‘n Me”
  • Joan Jett – “Bad Reputation”
  • Social Distortion – “I Was Wrong”
  • Rage Against the Machine – “Testify”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Almost Easy”
  • Billy Idol – “White Wedding Pt. 1”

Notice that every single one of these songs are on the earlier leaked list from 8bitfix, so that increases the possibility the rest of the songs on the list are correct. Other improvements disclosed in the extensive article include a more user-friendly lag calibration, quieter buttons on the guitar and quieter pads on the drums, simulated tuning during loading screens and more.

Ion, a maker of real drum kits, will release a premium Rock Band drum kit which will have “amazing” cymbals and pads, and the option to plug it into a real drum brain and for usage as a real electronic drum kit. Harmonix will also be producing limited edition guitars by taking a couple of real Fender Strats, ripping out the insides, and replacing each one of them with Rock Band parts. Sounds fancy, and very expensive. Who’s first in line to sell their organs for one”?


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