Rock Band
This Week's Rock Band DLC - Euopean ''Exclusives''
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A while ago we reported that the PAL version of Rock Band would play host to ten exclusive songs, most likely to make up for the delay or as a precursor to the later reveal of the absurdly high pricetag they'd be putting on it. Then we reported that those songs would not be exclusive afterall and would be heading to the NA Marketplace. That day will arrive this week (as will the PAL version of the game), each song available for 160MSP. These will not be available as a pack.

I guess that accounts for $18 of the extra however many dollars this will cost PAL fans for the bundle... what accounts for the rest?

  • Blur “Beattlebum” (English)
  • Oasis “Rock ‘n’ roll star” (Englsih)
  • Tokio Hotel “Through the Monsoon” (English)
  • Muse “Hysteria” (English)
  • Les Wamaps “Manu Chao” (French)
  • Playmo “New Wave” (French)
  • Die Toten Hosen “Hier Kommt Alex” (German)
  • Juli “Perfekte Welle” (German)
  • H-Block X “Countdown to Insanity” (German)

The only song that will remain exclusive to the PAL version is "Indochine “L’Aventurier” (French)" which for some reason was not included in this DLC offering.

However, this isn't even the first time Harnomix has done this, as the "exclusive" OXM preview disc songs were later released on the marketplace as well. I think Harmonix needs a dictionary for its birthday.



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Comment #1 by indiechris
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:15:46 PM
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well what do we have now to make up for the delays/pricing? bit of a piss take but still

roll on friday :D:D

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Comment #2 by Janca5
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:17:12 PM
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Comment #3 by squirreltakos
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:19:28 PM
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pleymo, muse, and oasis are the only ones I want

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Comment #4 by Pinworm45
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:20:30 PM
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Comment #5 by JedEgan
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:39:16 PM
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Well Rock Band's only coming out in the UK, France and Germany so looks like they could use a big description of what EUROPE means.

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Comment #6 by ZoopSoul
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:43:36 PM
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Comment #7 by danjohnson58
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:44:19 PM
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if i was in america, i'd skip this.

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Comment #8 by CaptainKicker
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:57:55 PM
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#5 - yep its kind'a weird that UK, France and Germany are the only countries in Europe, in Harnomix head.

But i dont care.. i live in Denmark, and ordered Rock Band from

problem solved

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Comment #9 by TristanValendro
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 08:58:21 PM
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I agree with Dan 4. Hit the skip button on this offering.

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Comment #10 by JedEgan
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:01:37 PM
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#8, but now you'll have to jump through hoops to get the DLC, I'll be importing it too but I want to just buy the DLC though my own marketplace.

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Comment #11 by SengIV
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:11:08 PM
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I love America. At least our songs do not suck.

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Comment #12 by Krisgebis
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:17:52 PM
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Captainkicker you sly bastard! Are you also lurking around on THESE forum?! Now I can't hang out anywhere in piece anymore :-P

It's a bit weird that US is ALSO getting the EU exclusive songs, before EU is.

I don't think we Europeans (yes, ALL the european countries) really need exclusive songs. I don't mind sharing with the rest of you awesome guys. I would however like the price to either 1. Be more fair/low or 2. Have the game come with a-hell-of-a-lot of the downloadable ones on the disc.
The first one would be the smartest choice for EA, as a lower price would open up for the more casual/mainstream consumer.

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Comment #13 by AddiBaker
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:20:53 PM
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#10 - HMX confirmed that the DLC will be avaliable to every EU country. Not limited to GER, FR and UK. :D

And i'm also getting the game with instruments from - Can't wait xD

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Comment #14 by afexracerx
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:21:26 PM
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Comment #11 by SengIV

Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:11:08 PM

I love America. At least our songs do not suck.

Fallout Boy, 30 Seconds to Mars, All American Rejects....

Think again bucko.

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Comment #15 by AddiBaker
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:25:39 PM
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#14 - HAHA seng= pwnd! But seriously those french and german songs suck! (besides Hier Kommes Alex)

After a long wait and THAT huge price tag, EU is getting Tokio Hotel... F**king Tokio Hotel!? WTF is that!!? EA/HMX are sitting and laughing at us right now.

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Comment #16 by MANNYFR35H
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:34:43 PM
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Heir Kommt Alex!!!lol

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Comment #17 by JedEgan
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:55:13 PM
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#13 Nice one, you've put my mind to rest, now I'll definetly import it if my local GAME don't get it in.

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Comment #18 by BL33DtheDREAM
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 09:58:34 PM
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Heir Kommt Alex is pretty cool. But no Freaking BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE!?!?!?!?!

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Comment #19 by Io Haze oI
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 10:58:22 PM
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So basically there not European exclusives =/

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Comment #20 by TgotSlick
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 11:08:54 PM
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Finally MUSE! I can't wait.

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Comment #21 by todd_pip33
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 11:58:53 PM
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Too bad my drums broke for the fourth time. HARMONIX take your peripherals more seriously! I will definitely check out the songs in the store and preview them, hopefully they don't all suck...Hier Kommt Alex and Hysteria maybe it...

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Comment #22 by braddelo
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 12:21:04 AM
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Everybody knows nothing good (music) has come out of Europe in the past 25 years. The last truly great band would have to be the Smiths.

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Comment #23 by Meier
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 01:03:02 AM
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Beetlebum, Rock 'n' Roll Star and Hysteria = BOUGHT. So f'ing excited.

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Comment #24 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 01:37:04 AM
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some titles i cant pronounce and some i can. how do you say GLaDos in european? I have had this battle going on in my head to get rock band...but $169!...The cake is a Lie!

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Comment #25 by willcrazyiii
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 01:38:50 AM
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Braddelo, The Smiths only had about one good song, which was "How Soon Is Now?".

As for Europe, hundreds of great bands have come from Europe. Coldplay, Oasis, The Verve, The Scorpions, Queen, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and U2 (off the top of my head) have all been highly influential in the last 25 years.

Your comment is bullshit, if you haven't realized it yet.

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Comment #26 by Malachi117
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 03:10:42 AM
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Everyone you listed fucking sucks aside from Queen and Pink Floyd.

so your comment is pretty bullshit to.

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Comment #27 by ronbeech
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 03:13:04 AM
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skip Muse?
clearly not music fans....

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Comment #28 by Dragonfire 360
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 03:40:29 AM
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Hysteria is a definite download.

The others will require some youtube research.

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Comment #29 by Asholay
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 08:00:48 AM
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#Malachi - all those bands have sold millions of records worldwide, but no - they suck, which is why they're sat in their mansions polishing their supercars, with money falling out the seams of their expensive pockets...

And you and me are sat behind our computers tapping out our pointless opinions, which frankly, no one gives a flying toss about; now that's bullshit.

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Comment #30 by Cornilius fudge
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 08:11:04 AM
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Australia dont get it until september.

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Comment #31 by Edable Giraffe
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 08:30:28 AM
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we need some decent british rock, bring on BFMV!

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Comment #32 by gravest_jimmy
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 09:14:09 AM
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screw inexclusive exclusive songs, knock down the price, i cant afford over £200 ($400) for one game, this is a rip off

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Comment #33 by McBride96
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:09:38 AM
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Comment #34 by rogers_simon
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:32:34 AM
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the whole 'exclusive tracks' issue was poorly handled,

the fact that we had to wait almost 7/8 months to get rock band was bad enuf, but saying europe would get exclusive tracks, only for the usa to be given them (and earlier than us for that matter)

the best thing that could come out of this would be if those exclusive tracks were given to us for free, that was its a way of given somthing back to the customer.

whatever way it goes down, im looking forward to playing rock band on friday!!!!

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Comment #35 by rogers_simon
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:36:51 AM
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Edable Giraffe i am with you on that , some BFMV would be great. Tears Dont Fall or Scream, Aim, Fire would be a great addition!!!!!

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Comment #36 by X Dboi X
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 11:05:25 AM
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Haha, thats a joke in its self, and I dont even need to mention the music!

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Comment #37 by Sweenaldo 1985
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 11:56:31 AM
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The extra $18 dollars its costing us for the bundle? Try the extra $180 dollars. Incase no one noticed, its double the price over here in the UK than it is in America.

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Comment #38 by Sweenaldo 1985
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 11:58:06 AM
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Ah sorry, I misread that part, ignore my rant lol.

Still, what the hell happened to get Europe a 100% markup?

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Comment #39 by steveo46
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 12:09:44 PM
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Comment #40 by Feel My Rage
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 12:28:51 PM
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@ #34

"the best thing that could come out of this would be if those exclusive tracks were given to us for free, that was its a way of given somthing back to the customer."

Isn't is going to happen that way?Forgive me if I'm wrong, but i thought you Europeans were getting those songs ON THE DISC?

Or at least as a free DL?

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Comment #41 by rogers_simon
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 12:40:43 PM
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@#40, i have no idea how its being done, im as much in the dark as you are.

i assumed we were getting them free, but then we were told that the tracks were exclusive to europe, and it didnt turn out that way!!!

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Comment #42 by Zef
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 01:59:02 PM
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Hurray for typos.

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Comment #43 by oneandonlytommo
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 02:12:11 PM
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release some good songs for a change

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Comment #44 by SP4RT4N360
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 02:13:43 PM
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Im sorry guys from the USA i like your music as much as you, 30 seconds to mars a fav of mine, but please do not slag off UK music until you have tried MUSE HYSTERIA they are possibly if not the best band in UK and Europe right now, i saw em at wembley stadium with some of your fellow country men and they loved it they were supported by MCR they are incredible just need PLUG IN BABY now!!!

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Comment #45 by Mullock94
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 03:07:45 PM
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Hysteria mo-fucka

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Comment #46 by Zaxex
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 03:44:07 PM
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$280+ for the game and the bundle including the Drum, a mic and a single guitar. I'd love to get this game but i really cant afford this atm, too bad.

With a massive delay and price rise it really isn't the same package as the one's America is getting. $80 just for the game, that i hear you can't play without an instrument, a plastic time-consuming single-game one at that.

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Comment #47 by Herzebeth
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 03:45:05 PM
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LOL... Europe got PWNED!!!!!

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Comment #48 by Paulpaps
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 03:48:24 PM
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Beetlebum and Rock n roll star, can see post pub antics happening there, especially within Oasis!
And ANY American band is not half as good as ANY British band. C'mon now seriously.

We need to see Super Furry Animals or Primal Scream in there though! Or The Fall, but they're probably too obscure or too good for the masses to hear!

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Comment #49 by guitarlord
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 05:00:32 PM
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rock band is way too overpriced... im gonna get gh:aerosmith next month instead... thatll keep me busy until guitar hero 4. Also I agree with paulpaps that british bands ar far better with the exception of a few bands (guns n roses).

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Comment #50 by DLStChad II
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 05:27:11 PM
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#22 by braddelo

Typical American really (our bands are better then yours). You have obviously never heard of Muse who are probably 1 of the best Bands to grace this planet since the Beatles, who may I add were British, not only British but scousers...but apart from that I have no issues with any of this rock band stuff. I mean I assumed it would be about £99 for rock band so £140 is not to bad. Its just a shame we had to wait so long, I'll be really pissed though if anything goes wrong with any of my equipment or in-game....they have had long enough to sort any if not all problems.

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Comment #51 by The Nick316
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 05:40:02 PM
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And yeah all american bands sound the exact same. At least UK bands have there own personality.

Oh yeah its gonna be hard to sing in french and german btw.

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Comment #52 by HaydnMH
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 06:02:12 PM
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Yay hysteria will be cool to play. Though I wouldn't have minded a track or two from italian group Lacuna Coil. Also they should have released Rock Band earlier so i don't get addicted and screw my GCSEs up :P

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Comment #53 by HaydnMH
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 06:05:53 PM
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#35 just read your comment wouldn't mind having eye of the storm or hand of blood =] They should get Avenged Sevenfold to join the bandwagon as well. Beast and the Harlot was terrible on Guitar Hero 2

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Comment #54 by dakisbac
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 07:08:25 PM
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These tracks are exclusive, or should I say, were exclusive. Harmonix never said they'd be exclusive permanently.

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Comment #55 by Vervous
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 07:22:42 PM
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Not related to the article, but you spelt "European" wrong in the title. :)

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Comment #56 by Dramlin
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 07:55:17 PM
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To everyone that is skipping over these tracks I implore you to try Hysteria, by Muse. Muse is one of the most talented bands I have ever come across, and quite easily my favorite. Although they have better songs than hysteria IMO (Knights of Cydonia, Starlight, New Born, Butterflies and Hurricanes, etc..) , this song should truly not be missed.

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Comment #57 by an1m051ty
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:26:31 PM
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So they were exclusive, up until 3 days before the game was released? :P

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Comment #58 by SengIV
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 11:55:52 PM
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Who won the Revo. War again? America aint no joke. Just because your music sucks doesnt mean America sucks.

Oh well...waiting for Tom Petty

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Comment #59 by bodomchaos
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 03:52:50 PM
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Man, Hysteria is so much fun all across the band setup. Love it. And I like Pleymo too.

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Comment #60 by bodomchaos
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 03:54:28 PM
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lol @ 47. And BFMV would be great, and some of our music (US) does suck...I mean...come on, FOB? I'm so tired of them. Lets get some Lamb Of God, some Chevelle, Three Days Grace, good stuff that you can really get in to while you play. Sorry for the dbl post but I had to make a real comment haha.

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Comment #61 by Chunky
Sunday, May 25, 2008 @ 01:05:08 PM
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um i like the hier kommnt alex, but im american so most of these songs dont interest me...o well i'll wait one more week...or till june 3rd for the disturbed

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