You Can Now Import Rock Band 1's Soundtrack Into Rock Band 4

But right now, the option is only available to PlayStation 4 owners who live in North America.


Owners of the original Rock Band looking to bring that game's songs into Rock Band 4 now can, provided they meet a few requirements. Harmonix announced this week that the Rock Band export option for Rock Band 4 is now available for PlayStation 4 users in North America. In a support forum post, the developer said it's working to bring the feature to PS4 players in Europe and Xbox One owners.

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Additionally, to export Rock Band's songs into Rock Band 4, you needed to have purchased an export option; it was sold for a period of five years but is no longer available to buy. Also note that the export process only works within the same console family; i.e. PS3-to-PS4.

A total of 47 Rock Band tracks are available to export into Rock Band 4, while the eight additional songs listed below will be available "at a later time."

  1. Anarchy Club - "Blood Doll"
  2. Bang Camaro - "Pleasure (Pleasure)"
  3. Death of the Cool - "Can't Let Go"
  4. Freezepop - "Brainpower"
  5. Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives - "I Get By"
  6. The Acro-brats - "Day Late, Dollar Short"
  7. Tribe - "Outside"
  8. VAGIANT - "Seven"

Harmonix also notes that three songs from Rock Band's setlist will never be able to be exported, presumably due to licensing arrangements. These songs are:

  1. Black Sabbath – "Paranoid"
  2. Iron Maiden – "Run to the Hills"
  3. Metallica – "Enter Sandman"

The export process itself involves downloading every song individually, something Harmonix says you'll want to do on a stable Internet connection for the best results. A full set of export instructions are available here.

Rock Band 4 added the ability to export Rock Band 3 songs into the game in December. In the future, the plan is for songs from Rock Band 2, Lego Rock Band, and Green Day: Rock Band (but never The Beatles: Rock Band) to eventually be made available in Rock Band 4. Check out the chart below for more.

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