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Rock Band 3 Re-Licensing Will Make an Achievement Unobtainable
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Harmonix is in the process of re-licensing tracks for Rock Band 3, which means the removal of a free track at the end of the month. This will render an achievement for beating all of the free downloadable songs in Rock Band 3 unobtainable.

It appears that Harmonix also has no plans to provide a patch or workaround either, meaning if you want to grab the 'Live Free or Die' achievement worth 25G, you'll need to download the track "Promised Land" by Vesuvius for free .

The song is set to be removed on June 30th, meaning you'll need to download and play it sharpish, lest you miss the achievement forever. "Still Alive", "Headphones On", and "Charlene" are the other free tracks you'll need to download and play for the achievement.

Get on it now, folks!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]


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Comment #1 by Jornny Ramone
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 06:56:37 AM
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If people complain about this, I swear...

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Comment #2 by Hawaiian
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:01:36 AM
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Here is the link:

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Comment #3 by AlecDuffin
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:16:22 AM
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There's a few other songs being removed from the store as well.

Crooked X - "Rock 'n' Roll Dream"
Die Toten Hosen - "Hier Kommt Alex"
Les Wampas - "Manu Chao"
The Material - "Moving to Seattle"
Them Terribles - "Bullets & Guns"
Tokio Hotel - "Monsoon"
Vesuvius - "Promised Land"

Removals will be happening quarterly it seems, unless they're able to get the licenses renewed. I'll probably grab these few while they're still up.

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Comment #4 by Giptuc
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:22:31 AM
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thanks for the heads up. just went and grabbed it

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Comment #5 by magixman
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:24:46 AM
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Hmm, not sure if I already downloaded this track. Thanks for the headsup :)

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Comment #6 by ilRadd
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:27:37 AM
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I thought that if you already had them DL'd, that the songs would remain in your library, or is that only for purchased songs & not free ones?

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Comment #7 by Doktor Wilhelm
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:29:01 AM
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If I've already downloaded the song, will I still be able to gain the achievement after the 30th of June, or will this mean that the song isn't going to be accessible within the actual game? (Just curious, lol)

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Comment #8 by Erunion
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 07:33:56 AM
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As long as you have it downloaded, you can play it whenever you want.

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Comment #9 by ColdSpider72
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 08:56:20 AM
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Isn't it possible that they may just change the requirements so that you only need to beat the other 3 songs for the achievement? It doesn't specify 4 songs in the title...just 'all the free songs'....Seems like an easy fix to me.

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Comment #10 by SP1R17US S4NC71
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 09:21:34 AM
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Got this achievement a long time ago. Surprised people haven't. Basically download and play those tracks. Easiest 20g yet

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Comment #11 by ZedChuva
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 10:34:09 AM
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Wait... people still play Rock Band?

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Comment #12 by CHiLLiONS
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 11:02:43 AM
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i WOULD still play rockband if i could find a fucking rb2 drumset...fucking harmonix...

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Comment #13 by Skode
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 11:57:42 AM
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@7 Nah, as long as you download the song before it gets pulled it will remain in your library. Same applies for any of the other songs that are getting pulled at the end of june but i have to give kudos to HMX given how many songs they licensed weve not really lost all that many songs for people to potentially download compared to what could have been the case.

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Comment #14 by Cinderkin
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 12:00:52 PM
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Monsoon by Tokio Hotel is one of my favorite songs from mid 00's I hope that I can continue to play all my DLC that I've already paid for. That would suck if I couldn't.

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Comment #15 by a hippyslayer
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 12:18:29 PM
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One of the instances where The One's achievement realignment will be useful

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Comment #16 by MagicMurderBag7
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 12:21:21 PM
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@9 It is possible but it would require a patch and they are really expensive. Not really worth it for one achievement in a 3 year old game.

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Comment #17 by thenewpeter
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 01:11:52 PM
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They could just alter it so that it's for completing the 2 tracks, I'm not so sure it'd need a proper patch seeing as it technically comes with the 3 songs, so after both are done it acts like all 3 have been done? Surely that'd be possible.

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Comment #18 by Nekroflame
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 01:42:24 PM
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Just a reminder kids:
The song "Hier Kommt Alex" by Die Toten Hosen is going to be removed and CANNOT be played on Rock Band 3.
And if you already own DLC for any game, you can still play it even though it is removed from the Marketplace.

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Comment #19 by Chef Not Chief
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 04:05:04 PM
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charlene is the best song out of any of the rock band playlists!

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Comment #20 by Marciano 315
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 04:50:18 PM
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I wish they would make a new Rock Band game already

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Comment #21 by finallife6
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 05:15:40 PM
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Again, if you download the song you can still play it.
I can guarantee it as the Metallica that was delisted still works

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Comment #22 by Suplemental
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 05:44:46 PM
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Cheers #3 wanted to grab Monsoon :)

Thanks for the headsup although I already got this achievement awhile ago ^^

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Comment #23 by Tim 13
Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 12:04:59 AM
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2: Very cool of you to find that for those that haven't downloaded it yet.

Folks, if you are even remotely interested in Rock Band 3 but don't own it yet, just download the damn song. It's probably, like, 25MB, which is manageable even for those with the slightest amount of space left on their drives.

The song is decent; it's not phenomenal, but it's fairly solid, pretty credible as an 80s hair metal song. Fun guitars, a blast on the drums, and for God's sake, it's free. If you're reading this thread, you should download that song, there's really no reason not to.

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Comment #24 by Fiyablayze
Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 02:45:24 AM
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I still haven't had the chance to play RB3 or 2 for that matter >:L Better pick the DLC up now then

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Comment #25 by Samurai Kadaj
Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 11:38:04 PM
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I can't imagine any Rock Band fan not having this achievement by now, but at least x360a is on top of the heads up. Thanks, x360a.

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