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Bonnaroo Performers, Country Stars and More Come to Wii Rock Band

June 15, 2009

Bonnaroo Performers, Country Stars and More Come to Wii Rock Band

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced 25 tracks from artists including Soundgarden, Motley Crue, Rush and from artists performing at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival coming this week to the Rock Band Music Store catalog of downloadable content for the Wii.

Bonnaroo is a four-day annual festival in Tennessee. Named the “Best Festival” by Rolling Stone in 2008, Bonnaroo is well known for its extensive and diverse musical line-up. Now, music lovers and gamers can experience part of that line-up with Rock Band. Master recordings from Ben Harper and Relentless7, Phish, Coheed and Cambria, Shooter Jennings and TV on the Radio will be made available June 16, in the Rock Band Music Store on Wii.

Rock Band is taking care of country fans on Wii this week as well, with tracks from Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, The Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert available June 16 in the Rock Band Music Store on Wii.

These tracks come from the back catalog of Rock Band music already released to owners of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. Wii fans can expect a rollout of previously released downloadable Rock Band content until the entire back catalog of more than 700 songs is available. With the addition of these tracks, there are now more than 300 tracks in the Rock Band Music Store on Wii.

Release Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Tracks:

  • Avenged Sevenfold “Critical Acclaim”

  • Ben Harper and Relentless7 “Shimmer & Shine”

  • Brad Paisley “Mud on the Tires”

  • Brooks & Dunn “Hillbillie Deluxe”

  • Coheed and Cambria “A Favor House Atlantic”

  • Coheed and Cambria “The Running Free”

  • Crooked X “Rock & Roll Dream” +

  • Dierks Bentley “Free & Easy (Down the Road I Go)”

  • Dixie Chicks “Sin Wagon”

  • The Material “Moving to Seattle” +

  • Maximo Park “Girls Who Play Guitars”

  • Miranda Lambert “Gunpowder & Lead”

  • Motley Crue “Down at the Whisky”

  • The Myriad “A Clean Shot” +

  • Phish “Wilson (live)”

  • Rush “Closer to the Heart”

  • Shinedown “Devour”

  • Shinedown “Junkies for Fame”

  • Shooter Jennings “Steady at the Wheel”

  • Soundgarden “Jesus Christ Pose”

  • Soundgarden “Pretty Noose”

  • TV on the Radio “Wolf Like Me”

  • Them Terribles “Bullets & Guns” +

  • Trapt “Who’s Going Home With You Tonight?”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price:

  • $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track

  • + $1.00 (100 Wii points) per track

Location: In-Game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii Points must be purchased through the Wii Shop Channel)

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 and the Wii. The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.

Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.

Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. The ESRB does not rate online downloads.

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