avatar2newWho are you?
I’m farottone, I’ve been playing instrument based rhythm games probably since Guitar Freaks/Drum Mania. My main instrument is drums, but my wife sings and I love songs with great vocals and harmonies.

Why are you doing this?

Yes it was for me, not you, I came to write this song” – Anthem, Rush

Shockingly enough, I do my customs for me and my wife first. :) Doing a custom song requires such an amount of work and patience that, in my mind, you really need to love the songs you work on. However, there’s a huge amount of stuff I do on every song that’s just for the people who will eventually download and play the songs: lower difficulties, guitar/bass/keys in songs I know I’ll never play with friends, etc. So, if you appreciate the songs, make sure to let me know: as all authors do, I love support from the people playing my songs. :)

What kind of songs should we expect from you?
I do A LOT of songs from FEW bands. I love rock, pop, blues, classic metal and I tend to work on full albums and packs. Expect songs that are fun for all players involved on any instrument.

Do you collaborate with other authors for your or their songs?
Animations for all of my songs are done by TrojanNemo, who always does a wonderful job.


  1. AgnosticHeathen
    April 6, 2013 @ 4:49 PM

    Just wanted to tell each and everyone of you, thank you! The effort and patience required are admirable. It is one thing to enhance your own experience, however, to share with the community at no gain to yourself, well.. that’s real life karma! Thanks again!


  2. Brian
    April 7, 2013 @ 9:32 AM

    this IS awesome! THANK YOU! (and yes, it will be copied and pasted to each of you, cause i’m lazy) I new about customs since PS2, but this is the first time i’ve seen it made so simple and polished. just being able to play all the tracks i’ve paid for over the years on one game is just a no-brainer. TY again.


  3. bandolero1
    April 9, 2013 @ 9:57 PM

    WoW Farottone you really got this far and congratulations for that, It is amazing the quality of your work for this customs songs are beyond great, it feels like you were working for Harmonix and decided to go solo carreer on making your own work, THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your excellent hard work with the community, and I hope to see more quality charts from you in the future:)


  4. add
    April 15, 2013 @ 11:35 PM

    Thanks to all you guys for doing this – it is crucial to keeping Rock Band alive and well. And thanks to you specifically for doing so many Rush tracks! That being said, I just wanted to note something about the bass charts in a good number of your Rush charts. I have noticed they are a bit undercharted…just missing some of the slides and little intricacies of Lee’s playing. I noticed this in songs like Xanadu, Time Stand Still, and High Water. Just thought I’d let you know as constructive criticism, so please don’t take this the wrong way as it in no way impacts my thankfulness for what you and the others are doing here! Thanks again!


  5. Cygnus
    April 22, 2013 @ 10:05 PM

    Hey, Espher referred me to you from Reddit. I only recently heard of customs thanks to DLC ending. I asked him if I could submit Clockwork Angels when I finished charting it, s/he recommended I talk to you about collaborating. Right now I’m working on The Anarchist. While I may not have much customs experience I’ve been playing rhythm games since GH1, real drums since RB1.

    Maybe we can work together on bringing more Rush songs to Rock Band? I wouldn’t want to spend my time making a custom only to find out you’ve been working on it.


    • stointz
      November 8, 2013 @ 1:45 AM

      Any progress with Clockwork Angels?


      • Cygnus
        November 14, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

        Sorry it took so long to reply. I did post a first build of The Anarchist over the summer which had expert drums, guitar and vocals charted (I don’t think overdrive was charted for any of them). Then life happened and I had to abandon the project. I would like to return to it, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon.


        • stointz
          November 14, 2013 @ 11:48 PM

          No worries. Thanks for the reply. Would love to check out your post of the Anarchist though. Link? Thanks!!! Love this stuff…


          • Cygnus
            November 15, 2013 @ 12:03 AM

            I wanted to rehost it because I recall people complaining about the download link, but the file is pretty huge and my current internet plan can’t handle that bandwidth this month. Looks like it has everything inside so you should be good to go.


          • stointz
            November 17, 2013 @ 10:27 PM

            I really appreciate you sharing this with me… unfortunately, i was unable to open the download. Not quite sure why it’s not working??? Thanks for trying though…

          • agentnnc
            November 17, 2013 @ 11:21 PM

            Odd. It works fine for me. Here’s a direct link to the RB3Con file: http://www.4shared.com/file/Qci4O4tt/anarchist_rb3con.html

  6. sleazypseudonym
    May 17, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

    “18 And Life” has become my all time favorite RB track, so a huge thank for that.


    • Farottone
      May 17, 2013 @ 1:47 PM

      Great to hear. :) I’ll be doing a From the Vault polished re-release in the future, so stay tuned. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  7. Rafael
    July 4, 2013 @ 5:25 PM

    Friend, very cool initiative! I wonder if you can order some customs?


  8. Rafael
    July 4, 2013 @ 5:31 PM

    It is difficult to create custom music of Blind “Korn”?


    • Rafael
      July 11, 2013 @ 3:00 PM

      Would be nice to get some songs from Fear Factory in the project!


  9. Bill Reid
    September 1, 2013 @ 12:33 PM

    My WIfe yea do that from John Entwistle and the Who Now Thats some Kick azz RNR THanks


  10. troipoison
    December 24, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

    I never thought I would see my beloved G n’ R on rock band. (I will assume you are as big a fan to know that Chinese Democracy does NOT count.)
    If you didn’t chart those, I think I might have taken on the task myself eventually. Don’t think of it as ‘lost an author’ so much as ‘gained a huge fan of your work’ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Merry Christmas farottone. I play almost everything you’ve authored more than most official DLC! m/


    • jeferson unico (@jeffunico)
      April 6, 2014 @ 9:01 PM

      Hello since these I call cristian am of peru me gustaria to know if they can do songs in Spanish, graces for everything


  11. Alan Massoud
    October 15, 2014 @ 7:54 PM

    hi, me and my friends in Rio de Janeiro, would like to know if you can do the songs on Wax – Right Between the eyes (extended Mix) and Tears for Fears – Woman in Chains


  12. Melanie Elder
    October 27, 2014 @ 5:37 AM

    Hi, just wanted to say that you do the majority of my favorite songs. i started playing drums about 3 and a half years ago, and absolutely love it!! Was hoping that you, or someone, could do a few of my favorites… Ozzy – Shot in the Dark, Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild, and Don Henley -Boys of Summer.. (more Henley, Frey, or Eagles, would be awesome:)


  13. Aaron Jauregui Vergaray
    November 23, 2014 @ 4:29 AM

    Hola Farottone , Tengo un par de canciones de guitar hero con multitrack que quisiera que conviertan a RB3. Ustedes podrรญan convertirlo ?


  14. Russ Synch
    January 23, 2015 @ 2:39 PM

    Hey faro. Just wanted to say great work to you and your teamates. I just found out about customs a couple weeks ago. Your song choices are awesome and the big rockband party is tomorrow night. Some Collective Soul or Kings of Leon would be awesome. If you and the wife like them by chance…lol


  15. Ken Daigle
    January 23, 2015 @ 10:51 PM

    You rock! Keep up the great work. Any way we can donate to you? You obviously but many hours into this. And I have a couple suggestions. Sunglasses at night- Corey Hart, Liar- Rollings Band, Harlem- New Politics, and any Faith No More ( or just every Mike Patton song ever). Love the INXS too. They’re a fun band to play. Keep us rockin’!!!


  16. Edgardo Luna
    February 26, 2015 @ 11:38 PM

    so many things to say….. Im you fan Farottone, you are awesome. Thanks For you hard work and knowledge. I wish to make at least half of the songs you made!!!!!


  17. Edgardo Luna
    February 26, 2015 @ 11:40 PM

    You can call me budokagamer….. in my projects are Jesus christ superstar…the rock opera and Spanish songs. lets seee


  18. Alan Massoud
    April 20, 2015 @ 1:31 PM

    woman in Chains – tears for fears


  19. Alan Massoud
    April 20, 2015 @ 1:34 PM

    hi, me and my friends in Rio de Janeiro, would like to know if you can do the songs on Wax โ€“ Right Between the eyes (extended Mix) and Tears for Fears โ€“ Woman in Chains


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