Watch the Co-Creator of Metalocalypse Play Rocksmith

Here at Rocksmith, we like Brendon Small. He’s the co-creator of the hit animated series Metalocalypse, and the real-life guitarist who plays the licks and riffs of the show’s band, Dethklok. He said some kind words on our behalf when we launched Rocksmith 2014 – on the record and everything. When we added Dethklok’s brutal music as DLC for Rocksmith last year, he was nice enough to let us interview him on our developer livestream, where he even gave us a sneak peek at a prototype guitar he’s working on with Gibson. And in the fall of 2015, Rocksmith was proud to support the #MetalocalypseNow campaign, which showed the powers that be just how many fans want to see the show return for its epic finale.

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So it’s with no small amount of fanboy glee that we’re happy to show you this new spot for Rocksmith 2014, starring not only Brendon Small, but comedian Steve Agee. Watch it, love it, spread it around:

Rocksmith continues to release fresh DLC every week, from metal, punk, alternative and classic rock through to blues, country, pop, and even classical (twice!). We’re up to 800 songs in our library now, and we have no plans to stop. If you’re looking for the fastest way to learn to play guitar, give Rocksmith a try. You can get it for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac – and hey, it works for Brendon.

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Rocksmith 2014

Rocksmith 2014

Release date — October 2013
Developer — Ubisoft San Francisco
The all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more. With the revolutionary Session Mode, Rocksmith 2014 Edition takes guitar-learning to the next level by allowing you to play guitar with a virtual band that follows your every lead. Select from an assortment of backing instruments or styles, and Session Mode reacts to the notes you play. Start your journey with Rocksmith 2014 Edition.

ESRB Rating: TEEN with Mild Lyrics and Mild Fantasy Violence
The Author

After 15 years in the games media, Dan Amrich hopped the fence and is now the Community Developer for Rocksmith at Ubisoft San Francisco, which he hopes retroactively justifies his sizeable guitar collection. For fun, he creates puzzles and juggles fire, but not at the same time. Follow him on Twitter: @DanAmrich.