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C3X World Tour, Special Event: New Year's Eve Festival

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#1 Bansheeflyer



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Posted December 31, 2018 - 11:12 PM







Good evening everyone and welcome to the largest New Year's Eve festival at Decadence right here in Denver, Colorado!

Tonight we have a special showing that will set aside the usual EDM music in favor for a wonderful four-stage indoor festival at the Colorado Convention Center! Tonight will feature some excellent opening acts followed by headliners on each stage!


Each stage as you'll figure out follows a theme, and there they are!


Stage 1: Reaper Stage - All your favorite pop hits, some old, many new!

Stage 2: Magma Stage - Classic rock hits that blew you away then and will do so again!

Stage 3: Universe Stage - Metal, alternative, garage, all the heavy hitters are here!

Stage 4: Space Woosh Stage - For those who don't quite match the other stages, in here anything goes!


Without further adieu, here comes our first opening act for the evening!


Stage 4: Space Woosh Stage


Opening Acts:


Author: TheFrisk



Author: TheSheepQueen



AWOOOOO! Nobody ever expected this song to blow up so much 34 years after its release. But much like Plastic Love (Which has been very well authored by GhostByob, go get it), YouTube did good to history and it popped up on everyone's recommendations. The song features tough guitar, funky bass, and most importantly, a saxophone solo (what's an 80s song without a sax solo?) that was a pain to do on pro keys, but it's there, all of it. The most interesting part of this song is that, unlike Plastic Love, this is not even a single, and before blowing up, not Junko Ohashi's biggest hit!


Author: TheSheepQueen



Another song that somehow blew up, El Sonidito is mostly known for one reason: GTA V CABS. It is indeed featured on the Mexican music radio East Los FM and is probably the most known out of them all. The song features very fast paced drums, and very little vocals, mostly being there for the hype. The main attraction is of course the keyboard and its constant beeping, constant, always, ALWAYS, NEVER. ENDING.


Author: TheSheepQueen



It has all come full circle. I have been asking people not to author this song because it would have made much more sense for me to author it. The song is another of those funk callbacks and is quite fun on every instrument, though guitar only plays through select moments.


Author: TheSheepQueen



You probably know this song if you've been hanging on TikTok or YouTube. Yes you do. It's short, it's cute, but it's fun. The peppermint is in fact a metaphor about the truth in a failing couple (She wants the truth, gets it and dislikes it, that's all). This one was not hinted in my big picture because it's more of a "bonus song", due to its length that's just over 30 seconds.


Author: TheSheepQueen



You may have heard this song as an extremely saturated and loud version, but believe it or not, there's a normal version. The song was already a success when it released, but made it bigger when Bruno Mars was accused of copying for his #1 hit Treasure. It just recently achieved the meme status when it was vastly associated with the ligma joke, and footage of Paul Bremer announcing "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him", him being Saddam Hussein. The song is a great callback to 70s disco and despite being "one of those love songs" proved that Ed Banger is truly a great label when it comes to making french artists blow up, as proved with Justice and Vladimir Cauchemar.




Author: TheSheepQueen



Somehow, Ray Charles didn't debut on Rock Band until now. This is probably one of his most famous songs and a huge part of modern music history. The song makes for a great duet on vocals and has a swinging drum beat with kicks that complicate your playing. Just as a notice: You don't have to close your eyes while playing. Yeah you can't talk about Ray Charles without making a joke about his sight.


Stage 3: Universe Stage


Opening Acts:


Author: MrPrezident



Co-Authored by RealCheese


Author: TheSheepQueen


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Death Metal? In my party pack? For sure! This is Dying Fetus' signature hit and is their take on the modern music industry. It features quite poetic lyrics as the title suggests and everything you would expect from a good Death Metal song: Blast beats and unintelligible lyrics! The album is considered amongst the greatest slam albums of all time and don't be fooled by its length: This is a VERY difficult song to play, it's so hard that the vocalist SINGS while growling!


Author: MrPrezident



Author: RealCheese





Author: TheSheepQueen



This is a little obscure number but still a good one. This non-album single perfectly captures the vibe of the White Stripes: raw audio (This is the best quality there is of it), primitive drumming, a catchy blues style, and most importantly: No bass! The song lists a number of towns in Detroit, all being of french origin, and has a fast break mid-song which will surely make it fun to play despite its simplicity.


Author: TheSheepQueen



Road Trippin' is the closing track to the RHCP's 1999 album Californication as well as its last single. It is very different from most of their other songs. It's calm, keeps a mid-tempo but has that relaxing vibe given by acoustic guitar, bass, the Chamberlin organ, and Kiedis and Frusciante's harmonies that just wander around through the whole track. It also is one of their rare songs without drummer Chad Smith, which reflects the song's theme, being about going surfing with your friends, except Smith who was not much into surfing. He still appears on the song's music video.


Stage 2: Magma Stage


Opening Acts:


Author: MrPrezident



"..Lady" was the band's first single from their debut album, and has remained their most popular.  The original single was a six minute version with an early (and lengthy) fadeout after the second verse.  The band would release multiple edits of the song until settling on the well known three and a half minute version which contains a bridged organ solo.  The band would later describe the recording process in great detail in the song "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" on their second album.


Author: MrPrezident



Recorded live, in Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity, in one take, with the band seated in a circle surrounding a single microphone, the Cowboy Junkies' cover of Velvet Undergrounds' "Sweet Jane" brought the band the mainstream recognition they had been searching for.  The song was not mixed, overdubbed or edited in any way and still remains one of the most cherished and recognizable alternative country songs in Canada's music history.


Author: MrPrezident



1972's "All The Young Dudes" was both the making and the breaking of Mott the Hoople.  Together for three years and three albums and unable to translate their passionate live performance to their album, the band called it quits after a rather public spectacle on stage in March.   Days later, when bassist Pete Watts turned up for an audition for David Bowie's band, something magical happened: the hottest property in rock was a fan of the band, and was moved to resuscitate Mott's fortunes.  He gifted them the brilliant "...Dudes" and even introduced them to his management, who furnished a brand new deal with CBS.


Author: MrPrezident



Keyboardist Roddy Bottum recalled "The percussive noise effect in the intro is Patton making noises with his mouth. My favorite part on the whole record, is the simplest thing...and that's the bleeps [in the intro of this song]. It was just a simple tone that we tapered down so it sounded like an SOS, or Morse code."


Author: TheSheepQueen



No, not the Joan Jett one. Bad Reputation is another of Thin Lizzy's biggest hits, and this is the original version, because you might as well remember the cover featured on Guitar Hero II. Most of it is instrumental and really showcases the technicity of the band, with a drum solo and a quite lengthy guitar solo. The chorus sections alternating between time signatures also contribute to the song being a very tough challenge to FC.


Author: TheSheepQueen



AT LONG LAST! Hall & Oates' classic song has earned a reputation amongst the authoring community as a damned tune. Several authors have attempted to chart it, but ended up giving up. But no chart is impossible to a sheep! The song features drumming that booms (get it, big bam boom) right through your eardrums, as well as a very feelgood vibe that will make it an instant hit for your parties. If you were not born in 1984, you might most likely know this song from Flash FM in the cult 2002 game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City!


Author: MrPrezident



"We were still pretty green in the studio," guitarist Mike Campbell recalled.  "The first day it'd be like: 'Move the snare drum over there.' 'Try a different snare.' 'Let's try a different microphone.' This went on for days, just trying to get the snare to sound right.  They had almost recorded the entire album but were still trying to get Refugee right; after over 100 takes the band were frustrated.  "We all blamed each other, but we never doubted the song was a hit.  So we kept at it until one day we played it and said "Oh, that's it."  More than three decades later they were still haunted by the song, which always ended their set.


Author: MrPrezident





Author: MrPrezident



“Say You Love Me” was a watershed moment for Christine McVie, her second straight Top 20 single. It was also a watershed moment for the band itself; when McVie played it for Fleetwood Mac at their very first rehearsal, it offered a potent indication of their new lineup's easeful chemistry. “I started playing ‘Say You Love Me' and fell right into it,” McVie recalled. “I heard this incredible sound – our three voices – and said to myself, ‘Is this me singing?' I couldn't believe how great this three-voice harmony was. My skin turned to goose flesh, and I wondered how long this feeling was going to last.”


Def Leppard Rockets & Bombs Pack

Author: Bansheeflyer



Drums and Bass by FUGGNUTZ


The sixth and final release from Hysteria, "Rocket" features a driving chorus, a powerful bass, and an extended breakdown with a tribal drum beat. Producer Mutt Lange used backmasking effects to feature the line "We're fighting with the gods of war" (from "Gods of War", also on Hysteria) sung backward throughout the track, omitted from the heavily edited single version. The words "Love" and "Bites" (from "Love Bites") are also used as a sonic effect midway throughout the song, in order to replicate the sounds of a rocket launch through musical samples.





Drums and Bass by FUGGNUTZ


The music video for the song was the second to feature Def Leppard in a live arena setting. On 12–13 February 1988, the band recorded two shows at the McNichols Arena here in Denver, Colorado for a future live film release. However, a month later, "Armageddon It" was set to be released as the sixth single off the popular Hysteria album and a promo video clip was urgently needed. From the band's end, there was hesitation to film another concept video. Although they were happy with the results for "Hysteria" and "Animal", they were very unsatisfied with the way "Pour Some Sugar on Me" had turned out for its concept. Therefore, an idea was pitched to quickly create a video edited from the Denver footage. It was another hit in the UK, reaching the Top 20. Months later, it was released in the United States and was even more successful, reaching the Top 3 (their fourth top 10 hit in the US).


Howe's Asia (?) Pack

Author: ejthedj



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Stage 1: Reaper Stage


Opening Acts:


Author: farottone



Author: TheSheepQueen



Not going to lie, this is the only song I ever listened to by Angus & Julia Stone. Yes, I'm probably missing a lot, but here's the one that will probably stay my favorite by them. I discovered this song through some cheap CD of movie soundtracks I borrowed at the town library and fell in love. The song was in fact featured in the 2010 french-belgian movie Romantics Anonymous, and the music video draws scenes from it. It has also appeared in plenty of TV shows as well as a Maybellene commercial. The song is not hard, slow paced, but a good duet as well as an easy song for non-experimented players.


Author: RealCheese



Author: RealCheese



Author: RealCheese



Author: RealCheese



Author: TheSheepQueen



Paper Planes is undeniably M.I.A.'s most famous song. Yeah, there's Bad Girls, but none have had an impact such as this one. The song is most notable for its chorus, and though it doesn't count as vocals, yes, you can sing the gunshots, reloads and cash registers. The instrumental itself is pretty repetitive, being composed of a looping sample of Straight To Hell by The Clash. Most people discovered this song after it was featured in the trailer for Pineapple Express, as well as Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, and those on the gaming side probably remember it as the accompanying soundtrack to Jason Brody's holidays gone wrong in Ubisoft's Far Cry 3.


Author: RealCheese



Harmonies and Keys by BattlePenguin


Author: RealCheese


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Harmonies by maotico


Author: RealCheese







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Vocals/Harmonies/OD/Venue: Ultimate_MANG0

First of all, sorry to everyone who missed out on MANG0's release of this song. Hopefully this release eases the pain a little bit.

Ariana Grande is one of the biggest names in modern Pop music, and her 2016 smash hit Into You is a great example of why. Featuring a groovy synth line and Ariana's signature vocals, this track is a great time for all involved.


That Poppy Pack

Author: TheFrisk















Ed Sheeran Pack

Author: autpomaruru








What an incredible show! We had some awesome bands come up onstage tonight! A huge thank you to all who came and a huge thank you to the authors who came together to make this show happen! One more thank you to Septekka for providing the Festival's awesome poster!


This wraps up leg 1 of the C3X World Tour. It's been a wonderful year at C3 with so many great releases by our wonderful community and we look forward to many, many more!


Is this the end of C3X? Nope. Not by a long shot. Give us a couple of weeks for a short break and then we'll be back on the road for more spectacular shows and great music!



#2 Oddbrother

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Posted December 31, 2018 - 11:21 PM

What a show indeed. Great work, authors!


Looking forward to the next leg.

Right and right, left and left, spin and turn, and a great big smile.


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Posted December 31, 2018 - 11:24 PM

This is so much content. Good job everyone! Hope you all enjoy Into You and my contributions to Armageddon It and Rocket.

#4 MrPrezident


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Posted December 31, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Unprecedented release!   Have a great 2019 everyone

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#5 MidnightRambler67

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Posted December 31, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Wonderful  thank you :golfclap: :golfclap: :golfclap:


Happy New Year to everybody in this fantastic community :D

#6 robisindy

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Posted December 31, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Wow wow wow! Incredible release! Thank you so much for this treat!

I can't wait to queue up the new Def Leppard tracks.

#7 Atruejedi

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 12:26 AM

My Wii library bleeds for you. Time to make some tough decisions... well done by all, and thanks for contributing!

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#8 lifeismusic5

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 01:15 AM

Happy New Year all involved. Some big songs in this list, Ray Charles in finally 👍🏻. Cant thank yall enough 🤘🏻.

#9 EvilChameleon

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 01:33 AM

Thanks for a fantastic 2019 everyone! Great releases!

#10 grievy

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 01:37 AM

Crikey, there are some massive tunes in here. Something for everyone! Thanks for all the hard work folks!

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 01:38 AM

Amaze!! Great job to you all.

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 02:25 AM

Amazing release, so many good songs! Thanks to all those involved : D

#13 EvilChameleon

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 03:30 AM

For the record, none of the Def Leppard songs appear in the forum customs database.

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 06:35 AM

Happy and healthy new year to all. Thank you.

#15 Bansheeflyer



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Posted January 1, 2019 - 07:05 AM

For the record, none of the Def Leppard songs appear in the forum customs database.



Both will be in there tomorrow evening.

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#16 KrisAngel

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 07:22 AM

Awesome stuff! Happy new year!

#17 rcale

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Great stuff. Thank you to all involved and Happy New Year to the whole community.

#18 JCLexicon

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 02:29 PM

Happy New Year and thanks to all the authors that sent off 2018/brought in 2019 in grand style!

#19 Harrug

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for all the hard work, and Happy New Year to everyone.

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Posted January 1, 2019 - 05:25 PM


Thank you to all for your time and contributions.

A happy, healthy, and prosperous new year to you all.

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