James Brown, AWB funk up Rock Band

Last month, MTV Games announced that Snoop Dogg would become the first non-Beastie Boy rapper to appear in Rock Band. Today, the publisher revealed that three of hip-hop's most-sampled funk acts will be shaking their booties in next week's update to Harmonix's game.Costing $5.49/M$440 on the...

Last month, MTV Games announced that Snoop Dogg would become the first non-Beastie Boy rapper to appear in Rock Band. Today, the publisher revealed that three of hip-hop's most-sampled funk acts will be shaking their booties in next week's update to Harmonix's game.

Costing $5.49/M$440 on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace, the "Get the Funk Out 01" three-pack will feature "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, Pt. 1" from James Brown, aka Soul Brother #1, aka the Godfather of Soul, aka The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. The late icon's dancefloor favorite will be accompanied by "Pick Up the Pieces," the horn-heavy anthem from the Scottish group Average White Band. Rounding up the trio is "Shining Star" from recent White House guests Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Funkophobes will also have several options in this week's Rock Band update, which contains "All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth" and "Use It" by indie rockers The New Pornographers. Those suffering from iron deficiencies can get a taste of metal courtesy of "Last Resort" and the new single "Lifeline" from Papa Roach. Finally, "Thrash Unreal" from neo-punkers Against Me! will also be available. All tracks will be available a la carte for $1.99/M$160 on PSN and XBLM.

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Wrathleader
Wrathleader

personnally i dont care if they add rap, country, classic rock, whatever. I listen to a wide variety of music, and i would like to see some charlie daniels band, some zz top, Flobots (they are considered rap), queen, and some more brad paisley.

Wrathleader
Wrathleader

personnally i dont care if they add rap, country, classic rock, whatever. I listen to a wide variety of music, and i would like to see some charlie daniels band, some zz top, Flobots (they are considered rap), queen, and some more brad paisley.

drand24
drand24

one of the best weeks yet for DLC yet

drand24
drand24

one of the best weeks yet for DLC yet

XeonForce
XeonForce

Ownsin - "We need more modern songs for Rock Band!..." Well, if you sort the music selection by release year, you'll find MORE than half of the songs are from the '00 decade. DLC that is half '70s and half '00 is pretty fair to me. Earth, Wind & Fire are going to be just like Boston, vocally challenging and very fun for all instruments, and who doesn't want that?

XeonForce
XeonForce

Ownsin - "We need more modern songs for Rock Band!..." Well, if you sort the music selection by release year, you'll find MORE than half of the songs are from the '00 decade. DLC that is half '70s and half '00 is pretty fair to me. Earth, Wind & Fire are going to be just like Boston, vocally challenging and very fun for all instruments, and who doesn't want that?

spasticus162
spasticus162

I have to say i like the wide variety of music that is being made available for rockband.My family christmas was amazing because of rockband,my whole family could enjoy it because of th variety.My dad likes rush etc,my mum likes bang a gong,chilli peppers,my sister likes nivana and cheesy fun stuff,and im an eclectic when it comes to music.Also when i have friends round,theres nothing like getting a bit drunk and showing off my drunken down with the sickness dance while singin. Now with the addition of things like roy orbison etc my mother in law and nan can play. Frankly i would sell the game if nothing but metal was released for it,as i would have less people to play it with. WELL DONE HARMONIX FOR MAKING THE ONLY GAME THAT I CAN ENJOY WITH EVERYONE I KNOW. KEEP THE VARIETY COMING. Oh and i was just playing the legends of wrestlemania demo.How cool would Hogans Real american be.

spasticus162
spasticus162

I have to say i like the wide variety of music that is being made available for rockband.My family christmas was amazing because of rockband,my whole family could enjoy it because of th variety.My dad likes rush etc,my mum likes bang a gong,chilli peppers,my sister likes nivana and cheesy fun stuff,and im an eclectic when it comes to music.Also when i have friends round,theres nothing like getting a bit drunk and showing off my drunken down with the sickness dance while singin. Now with the addition of things like roy orbison etc my mother in law and nan can play. Frankly i would sell the game if nothing but metal was released for it,as i would have less people to play it with. WELL DONE HARMONIX FOR MAKING THE ONLY GAME THAT I CAN ENJOY WITH EVERYONE I KNOW. KEEP THE VARIETY COMING. Oh and i was just playing the legends of wrestlemania demo.How cool would Hogans Real american be.

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

WOW, I'm impressed. James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire! This just add new depth to RB2. Glad to see that the DLC isn't afraid to take on anything, so we can pick and choose what we want to play and not buy what we don't want.

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

WOW, I'm impressed. James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire! This just add new depth to RB2. Glad to see that the DLC isn't afraid to take on anything, so we can pick and choose what we want to play and not buy what we don't want.

livibam
livibam

we need joy division

livibam
livibam

we need joy division

Maxor127
Maxor127

How about some Shout by Otis Day and the Knights?

Maxor127
Maxor127

How about some Shout by Otis Day and the Knights?

hiryu3
hiryu3

great now add all of Earth, Wind and Fire's music then I will be happy

hiryu3
hiryu3

great now add all of Earth, Wind and Fire's music then I will be happy

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Nice set of songs next week! I'll get Thrash Unreal, the funk pack, and the Papa Roach songs. I don't know if I'll get the Pearl Jam songs, still thinking about it.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Nice set of songs next week! I'll get Thrash Unreal, the funk pack, and the Papa Roach songs. I don't know if I'll get the Pearl Jam songs, still thinking about it.

Ownsin
Ownsin

We need more modern songs for Rock Band!...

Ownsin
Ownsin

We need more modern songs for Rock Band!...

msudude211
msudude211

James Brown... lol. We need some "Living in America." :P

msudude211
msudude211

James Brown... lol. We need some "Living in America." :P

simonsworld
simonsworld

hell anything is better than snoop dog "kick la funk wooooo"

simonsworld
simonsworld

hell anything is better than snoop dog "kick la funk wooooo"

JoeSour
JoeSour

you know wut would be cool, "Soul Man" by Blues Brothers lol would love that!!!

JoeSour
JoeSour

you know wut would be cool, "Soul Man" by Blues Brothers lol would love that!!!

Toad_Fart
Toad_Fart

Earth, Wind, and Fire!!!!????!!!!! World Tour Please

Toad_Fart
Toad_Fart

Earth, Wind, and Fire!!!!????!!!!! World Tour Please

threedown
threedown

sweet! cant wait to drum to some james brown! i havent bought any DLC in awhile, this will break my dry spell~!

threedown
threedown

sweet! cant wait to drum to some james brown! i havent bought any DLC in awhile, this will break my dry spell~!

Kenaue
Kenaue

Pick Up the Pieces? Rock Band 2, here I come!

Kenaue
Kenaue

Pick Up the Pieces? Rock Band 2, here I come!

BahBuu2772
BahBuu2772

I love funk, but WHERE ARE THE FREAKIN JAM BANDS

BahBuu2772
BahBuu2772

I love funk, but WHERE ARE THE FREAKIN JAM BANDS

thewhorock
thewhorock

kleeyook your thinking of james blunt James Brown is 5 millions times better. good tunes.

thewhorock
thewhorock

kleeyook your thinking of james blunt James Brown is 5 millions times better. good tunes.

brotherofwill
brotherofwill

Ouch Kleeyok....you just dissed old school music. The songs are good but it's too expensive.

brotherofwill
brotherofwill

Ouch Kleeyok....you just dissed old school music. The songs are good but it's too expensive.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

James Brown = You're Beautiful's singer right?

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

James Brown = You're Beautiful's singer right?

Cherub_Rock
Cherub_Rock

Wow, James Brown and Average White Band too? That's pretty good music. This is like a breakbeat history pack. These songs should be fun to play in the game.

Cherub_Rock
Cherub_Rock

Wow, James Brown and Average White Band too? That's pretty good music. This is like a breakbeat history pack. These songs should be fun to play in the game.

score89
score89

Once again RockBand has proved that their DLC is superior than GH,I bet that no one ever imagine a james brown song in this kind of games; and last resort I think is one of the most "expected" songs in the RB's wish list

score89
score89

Once again RockBand has proved that their DLC is superior than GH,I bet that no one ever imagine a james brown song in this kind of games; and last resort I think is one of the most "expected" songs in the RB's wish list

faceman420
faceman420

o lordy GS do ur research. there was another rap song released by mc fat somethin I dunno I'm an early 90s baby so it's a tad before my time. I think theyve been corrected on this before too.. jeez

faceman420
faceman420

o lordy GS do ur research. there was another rap song released by mc fat somethin I dunno I'm an early 90s baby so it's a tad before my time. I think theyve been corrected on this before too.. jeez