This week, we’re excited to announce an all-new six-pack of Aerosmith hits joining the Rock Band Music Library. With over 150 million records sold, countless awards and accolades and a career spanning five decades, Aerosmith are the epitome of rock legends.
Aerosmith Hits Pack 03 opens with “Angel” from Aerosmith’s hit album Permanent Vacation. “Angel” peaked at #3 on the Hot 100 and would become the band’s second-highest charting song. It’s a power ballad, but it comes with a couple of good guitar solos, placing it at a tier five. Plenty of Steven Tyler falsetto makes for a challenging vocal entry.
The next song in the pack is “Crazy”. A 1995 Grammy winner, “Crazy” reached the Hot 100 Top 20 and boasts a memorable music video featuring a young Liv Tyler. A good all-around instrument pick, it stands out on vocals for how absurdly high it can get. You might just call them…CRAZY high notes. Cough.
Moving on from puns, there’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, the #1 hit from the ‘90s movie Armageddon. Nobody has to draw the short straw here, the harmonies go absolutely bonkers and everyone knows the words. As the track reaches a crescendo get ready for the guitar solo dropped into the mix.
Halfway through and we’re at “Janie’s Got A Gun”, the band’s first Grammy-winning song. “Janie’s Got a Gun” was the highest-charting song (#4) from the 7x RIAA platinum selling Pump and helped usher in the start of Aerosmith’s wildly successful 90’s output. It’s another tough vocal track, par for the course from Steven Tyler. With the bridge having swung drums and the memorable guitar solo, it’s one of many strong instrument songs in this pack.
“Livin’ On The Edge” is the second Grammy-winning song featured in Aerosmith Hits Pack 03 (and their first to win a Viewer’s Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards). A concert staple since its release, “Livin’ On The Edge” features everything fans love about the band – bluesy guitars, anthemic choruses and thought-provoking lyrics. Guitarists - the solo streak continues while also having some good licks scattered throughout the song. Vocals here have a couple held notes that stretch over 30 seconds long each. Good luck.
Rounding out the Aerosmith Pack 03 is “Rag Doll”. Another Top 20 hit and fan favorite, it’s also the hardest song in the pack. The guitar part is full of variety, quick swung drums fill the song, and the vocals very nearly made it to the highest tier, with Steven Tyler having a monster of a scat ending to this song.
That’s our pack! It’s a lot, and there’s a lot to have fun with!
The “Aerosmith Hits Pack 03” will be available for $9.99. Each track can be purchased individually for $1.99 each.
And if you’re craving even more Aerosmith don’t forget to pick up Aerosmith’s Greatest Dimension Pack and Aerosmith Hits Pack 02 available now!
We’ll be showing off this week’s newest DLC on our Twitch stream today, starting at 5pm ET. Tune in here!
*Please note that DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, December 22nd.