Faking the Band 2 – Cuatro cinco cinco seís [Oct. 7]

Faking the Band 2 is a weekly feature detailing the latest in DLC for the Rock Band platform.

Gunter glieben glauchen globen, gamers! No, no, we’re not talking the sugar-submerged pop rockers of Def Leppard. Today’s DLC features a three-song set from the SoCal princes of punk The Offspring. The pack spans their sardonic and socially conscious history, from Smash‘s self-critical “Self Esteem,”Ixnay on the Hombre‘s grieving “Gone Away” and Americana‘s mocking “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy).” Players can expect quick riffing, powerful drum rhythms and an overall abundance of energy. Apparently a Master’s in Molecular Biology makes for excellent punk rock. Who knew?

As for all those establishment types, they can enjoy today’s smattering of singles. An eclectic group, to be sure: the grunge of Screaming Trees, the blues-rock of Free and George Thorogood, the indie comeback of Harvey Danger and the industrial metal of Static-X. Oh, and don’t tell “The Man,” but we let fellow punkers Against Me! duck the police tape and join the party. Rock and roll for everyone!

Offspring Pack 01 [160 MS points per song / 440 for pack / all masters]

Assorted singles [160 MS points per song / all masters]

“Stop!” – Against Me!

“All Right Now” – Free

“Bad to the Bone” – George Thorogood and the Destroyers

“Cream & Bastards Rise” – Harvey Danger

“Nearly Lost You” – Screaming Trees

“Push It” – Static-X