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I know there are certain songs that cannot be imported from one version of Rock Band into another due to licensing issues. What songs from Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are restricted in this way?

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These songs can't be exported and played in other versions of Rock Band:

Rock Band 1

  • "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
  • "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
  • "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden
  • "Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers *
  • "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden *

    *: This song can be exported and played in Rock Band 2, but couldn't be played in Rock Band 3 when it was released. However, it can be played after installing a patch released November 8, 2011.

European version

The above, plus:

  • "Monsoon" by Tokio Hotel
  • "Hier Kommt Alex" by Die Toten Hosen
  • "Rock 'n' Roll Star" by Oasis

    : This song can be exported and played in Rock Band 2, but can't be played in Rock Band 3.

Rock Band 2

  • "Any Way You Want It" by Journey
  • "Battery" by Metallica
  • "Give It Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC
  • "Spoonman" by Soundgarden

Free downloads

These songs can't be exported from Rock Band 2, but were made available as a free download for everyone. (Xbox Marketplace link)

  • "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" by The Main Drag
  • "Conventional Lover" by Speck
  • "Get Clean" by Anarchy Club
  • "Night Lies" by Bang Camaro
  • "Rob the Prez-O-Dent" by That Handsome Devil
  • "Shoulder to the Plow" by Breaking Wheel
  • "Supreme Girl" by The Sterns
  • "Visions" by Abnormality
  • "Welcome to the Neighborhood" by Libyans

Lego Rock Band

Everything can be exported!

Green Day: Rock Band

Everything can be exported!

Rock Band track packs

Everything can be exported! (That's kind of the point.)

The Beatles: Rock Band

Nothing can be exported! Music by The Beatles is only playable in The Beatles: Rock Band, and vice versa.

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When you say "(To RB2 Only)" does that mean you can only import them to Rock Band 2, or that you are only blocked from importing them to Rock Band 2? –  bwarner Jan 14 '11 at 19:17
    
It means the exported song is playable in RB2, but not in RB3. –  Brant Jan 14 '11 at 19:31

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