Rock Band site down for upgrade [update 2]

Although spurring just a fraction of the excitement caused by the Apple Store temporarily shutting down, more than a few tipsters have brought to our attention that the Rock Band Community Site is currently missing, replaced by the above picture asking us to "please check back in a few for a whole new community experience!"

Will we get a more integrated high score list? A way to look at our avatar online and take pictures? A fresh coat of paint? Anything at all? We don't know, and g Given the notifier doesn't specify what unit of time "a few" means - it could be minutes, hours, days, years, or the notorious "when it's ready" - we also don't know how long we'll have to wait to find out. Rock stars can be fickle like that.

Update: We've confirmed the email sent out to current Rock Band community members that outlines the features with the new update. They include:
  • Link your account to your Xbox Live gamertag or PlayStation Network id to share your characters, bands and high scores with your friends.
  • Compare your high scores with the Rock Band community on the brand new Leaderboards.
  • Make friends, write a blog, and post your pictures on your own personal page.
  • Community forums will return with all posts intact.
Update 2: It's back up now.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.