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'Rock Band' will let rockers upload their own tracks

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Rock-band-2_l From the latest edition of “Hooray — hey, what took so long?” monthly: Rock Band is going to let users create and upload their own tracks. [This is where I make a crazy aowieee guitar-riff sound.] Hot damn, Rock Band, that’s a fantastic idea.

Quoth the Rock Band site: “Use our tools to author playable tracks. Upload and submit your tracks for review by the Rock Band Creators community. Approved tracks become available in the Rock Band Store and on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and you get a cut of every purchase.” So far the creation process sounds a touch complicated, but it’s such a good step in the right direction — a lack of creativity was always the one element of Rock Band (and Guitar Hero) that didn’t quite jive with the whole musician theme.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Are DIY Rock Band tracks going to be the new hotness, or are you content to play your same old jams?

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