Deftones Make Rock Band Debut, Plus Singles from Boys Like Girls and Crown of Thorns

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Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that alternative rock favorites Deftones, as well as Boys Like Girls and Crown of Thorns, will make their debuts in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.

With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as more than 1,500 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 68 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.

Rock Band DLC additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii

Alternative metal outfit, Deftones, formed in California in 1988 and have released six albums to date, and next week, they’ll make their debut in the Rock Band Music Store with a three pack of songs. Deftones Pack 01 will feature “Cherry Waves” and “Hole in the Earth” from the band’s 2006 release, Saturday Night Wrist, as well as “Minerva” from the band’s self-titled 2003 album, which sold more than 500,000 copies in the United States. Deftones released a new album, Diamond Eyes, in May 2010 and will be touring the United States in Fall 2010.

Massachusetts alternative rockers Boys Like Girls will also make their Rock Band debut next week with “The Great Escape,” off the band’s 2006 self-titled, certified Gold album. The band is currently touring the United States as part of The Bamboozle Roadshow, with other bands that include All Time Low, Good Charlotte and Hanson. California rockers Crown of Thorns make their Rock Band premiere next week with “Rock Ready,” from the band’s June 2009 album, Faith, which was released on Steven Van Zandt’s label, Lost Cathedral.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (June 8):

·Deftones – “Cherry Waves”

·Deftones – “Hole in the Earth”

·Deftones – “Minerva”

·Boys Like Girls – “The Great Escape”

·Crown of Thorns – “Rock Ready”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system June 9)

These tracks will be available for purchase as “Deftones Pack 01” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii.

Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track $5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Deftones Pack 01” $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per track

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

Steven Hopper
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