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Old Rock Band tracks may start to be removed from servers


The licenses for some old Rock Band DLC songs are starting to expire and while some may be renewed, others will start to leave the servers.

Obviously if you have downloaded these tracks already then you'll be ok, however if not then it's probably best to get them on your hard drive sooner rather than later.

"When licensing songs for release for any platform, including DLC, agreements include term limits on how long the content may be sold on a given platform. This isn't specific to Rock Band - it's something that exists in pretty much all licensing agreements," Harmonix wrote on Facebook (Via Eurogamer).

"Now, over five years since the release of the first batch of Rock Band DLC, we're reaching the end of some of the earliest licenses we secured. Our Music Team has been hard at work extending these licenses to make sure that this has as small an impact on the community as possible, but there may be a very limited number of songs that will no longer be offered for new purchases in the Rock Band store."

So far one of the most notable to be removed is Metallica Pack 01, which includes "Ride the Lightning", "And Justice For All" and "Blackened".

"We'll post as more information becomes available, with re-licensing updates likely coming in on a quarterly basis," Harmonix added. "We're hard at work to minimise the impact on the RB catalogue and RB community, securing extensions for an overwhelming majority of content and, most importantly, making it a priority to give you advance notice if songs are expiring and have to come down."

Do you have songs which you have purchased but are yet to download? Do you still play Rock Band? Let us know below.

Edited On 09 Apr, 2013

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Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
no great loss really now, it was great whilst it lasted. just wish they would stop filling to new released add on section with shitty music tracks from a thousand games though
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
I really need to get copies of 1,2 and 3 for PS3 so I can get these songs downloaded before they run out! The disturbed packs have some awesome songs!
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
yeah I bought the disturbed packs and played them to death
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
When they put "remnants" as the intro to "asylum" i killed a guitar on my 360 playing it over and over and over again! I'm a sucker for a good bit of guitaring!
stormy2k's avatar
stormy2k 4 years ago
Damn, I need to re-download all my songs onto my new Xbox before they get taken down, and that Metallica Pack was one of them! Doh!

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