GDC09: 'Rock Band' was almost 'Metal Lords'

This comes as something of a shock to us, but Harmonix actually considered names for Rock Band other than the perfect, obvious Rock Band. Senior designer Dan Teasdale unveiled a series of rejected alternate titles for the music game at a GDC session.

The titles included winners like the aforementioned Metal Lords and Power Chords, and some that probably would have affected sales in the negative: Big Band Blowout, I Want To Be A Rockstar! One that, according to Teasdale, was rejected as something that would "never sell": Rock Band: World Tour. Actually, that one deserves its own line.

Rock Band: World Tour.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.