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Today is the day that I've been mentioning with every ROCK BAND DLC update for the past couple of months. After more than five years... 281 consecutive weeks... April 2, 2013 will be remembered as "The Day the Music Died." With the addition of DON McLEAN's 1971 hit "American Pie," weekly DLC for the ROCK BAND platform of games comes to an end, and Harmonix just hit The Rock Father with a special, 4-minute video entitled THE STORY OF ROCK BAND. Watch it below.

It's the next-to-last week for regularly-scheduled DLC on the ROCK BAND platform as Harmonix wraps things up after more than five years of weekly rock. For those of you still rocking the plastic instruments, CHEVELLE makes their ROCK BAND debut with a trio of tracks. Interestingly enough, these guys hail from a location very close to Rock Father HQ (they even played a local show in Arlington Heights at H.O.M.E. tonight), and back when their album WONDER WHAT'S NEXT came out in 2002, I personally sold a bunch of copies to their families at the Sam Goody store I used to run. Good memories from a time when the music business was still a business fun.

There's only three weeks of regularly-scheduled DLC for ROCK BAND before it all comes to an end after an impressive run lasting more than five years (unheard of in the gaming world). For those of you still rockin' the plastic instruments with your friends and family, this Tuesday brings a collection of songs from KOOL & THE GANG, TEARS FOR FEARS, and SHINEDOWN to the platform. Harmonix sent over the updates, and I've got them posted on The Rock Father for you below...

As posted last week, ROCK BAND is finally winding down, with weekly DLC coming to an end on April 2 after an impressive - and almost unheard of - five-year run. As the final countdown is upon us, there's still a few weeks left, and this week brings a trio of songs to the Rock Band Music Store, all of which were previously-included in last year's ROCK BAND BLITZ. Check out the details on the new-ish cuts from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, and BLINK-182 below.

I really need to get my ROCK BAND drums out and fire up ROCK BAND 3 again this week. The problem is, everytime I get them out, the oldest munchkin wants to take over on the sticks... and I can't blame her for doing so. That said, the folks from Harmonix hit The Rock Father with details on their ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE DLC for this week, and it's a good set - A collection of six career-spanning songs from AEROSMITH. Details below...

After more than five years, it appears that the ROCK BAND franchise might finally be winding down it's cycle - at least for ROCK BAND 3. While I've often spoken of how they've kept families gaming together with fresh content via DLC each Tuesday, it appears that the pipeline is starting to slow down, with previously-released tracks appearing on ROCK BAND BLITZ now making their way into the Rock Band Music store. An announcement made earlier this month also puts the future in question a bit, though plenty of new DLC is still being promised. This week, BLITZ tracks from LIVING COLOUR, KELLY CLARKSON, QUIET RIOT, and SOUNDGARDEN become available for all...

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