Rock Band

  1. Video: Black Eyed Peas Team up With Ubisoft for New Dance Video Game

    June 27, 2011 5:24 PM EDT Although MTV Games and Activision have pulled the plug on music rhythm video game franchises "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero," Ubisoft continues to embrace the music genre from multiple angles. The French game publisher held a pre ...

  2. Add Hip-Hop To 'Rock Band' Thanks To Snoop Dogg

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rap and rock will collide once again - this time in a video game. Fans of the hit game "Rock Band" will get a chance to jam to some hip-hop, thanks to Snoop Dogg. He's the first rap artist to be featured in the video game, which alr ...

  3. Led Zep, Floyd, Eagles Make 'Rock Band' Poll

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "Green Day: Rock Band" videogame is not even out yet, and already the folks behind the franchise are looking for their next artist-focused title. MTV's videogame developer subsidiary Harmonix posted a poll on its developers foru ...

  4. 'Rock Band' Network Now Open

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Any artist can now create downloadable content for the "Rock Band" music game franchise now that Harmonix has opened up the private beta for its Rock Band Network program to everyone. The Rock Band Network, announced last year , lets art ...

  5. Digital Briefs: Microsoft, Xbox Live, iPhone

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Microsoft will add a special section to its Xbox Live Marketplace dedicated exclusively to the purchase of downloadable music for such music-based games as "Rock Band," "Guitar Hero," and other rhythm-based titles. Gamers wi ...

  6. HMV To Open Temporary Xmas Stores

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is planning to open up to 15 temporary stores for the Christmas trading period. HMV Group CEO Simon Fox tells Billboard.biz that the retailer will take temporary leases in towns that currently lack a retail entertai ...

  7. Chrysalis Gets Jackson Publishing Boost

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music group Chrysalis has reported that its publishing arm has benefited from the increased sales for Michael Jackson following his death. Chrysalis issued a Q3 (April 1 to June 30) interim management statement today (Aug. 14), which said the ...

  8. TapTap Revenge Boosting Artist Sales

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following in the footsteps of "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band," the mobile music simulation game TapTap Revenge is driving music sales for artists licensing tracks to the game. In a recent Christian Science Monitor story , the hea ...

  9. Pearl Jam Links With 'Rock Band' For Free Tracks

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Included in Pearl Jam's "Ten" album re-release on March 24 will be a redemption code in the CD booklet that will allow fans to download three tracks for the "Rock Band" videogame. The offer is limited to copies of CDs purc ...

  10. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site, the game "allows you to ...

  11. Billboard Q&A: 'Rock Band' Frontman/MTV Exec Paul DeGooyer

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Walk into the MTV store adjacent to the network's Times Square headquarters, and you'll get an immediate sense of what's most important to the venerable music brand these days: "Rock Band 2." There's the game system i ...

  12. MTV Adds Album Downloads For 'Rock Band' Gamers

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Games will begin offering fans of the "Rock Band" music videogame full album downloads, which they can add to the game and play along. The first album will be Judas Priest's "Screaming for Vengeance" beginning April 22 ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Nokia, Audible Magic, Rock Band And More

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Nokia Music Store has launched in the Netherlands, just a week after it began service in Ireland. Nokia plans to continue rolling out the service across Europe. The Dutch site goes live with an offer of five free tracks to the first 10,000 c ...

  14. 'Grand Theft Auto' Links With Amazon

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon is lending its digital music service as a special feature for the much-anticipated upcoming videogame "Grand Theft Auto IV," allowing gamers to download music discovered via the game's soundtrack. The game features a soundtra ...

  15. New Guitar Hero Gives Sweet Emotion To Aerosmith Fans

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Activision Inc on Friday unveiled a new "Guitar Hero" video game focusing on the rock band Aerosmith, taking the billion-dollar franchise in a new direction. Called "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith," the new game will arrive in stores t ...

  16. Plugged And Unplugged

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Plugged The downloadable music sales figures for videogames "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" should open a few eyes in the music industry. In just eight weeks, "Rock Band" sold 2.5 million songs as n ...

  17. Fender Backs 'Rock Band' Videogame

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fender Musical Instruments has been named the exclusive provider of musical equipment for use in the upcoming music videogame Rock Band. The game's developers -- Harmonix and MTV -- have asked Fender to create a special game controller modele ...