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Rock Band DLC Alert Brings Steely Dan and More

May 8, 2009

SOCIAL DISTORTION ROCKS A THREE PACK ON TO THE ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE; STEELY DAN, DISTURBED, ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE REPLACEMENTS ALSO ADDING TRACKS

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that three tracks from American punk rockers Social Distortion will be added to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system. Also coming in next week's lineup is music from Steely Dan, Disturbed, Elvis Costello and The Replacements.

Social Distortion is recognized as one of the biggest names in American punk rock with six full-length studio albums to date and considerable commercial success. The "Social Distortion Pack 01"will feature "Ring of Fire"and "Story of My Life,"both from the band's 1990 self-titled third album, and "Bad Luck"from the band's fourth album Between Heaven and Hell (1992).Social Distortion made its Rock Band debut with "I Was Wrong"featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack. 

The jazz-infused rock sound of Steely Dan makes its first Rock Band Music Store appearance with "Black Friday"from 1975's Katy Lied and "My Old School"from 1973's Countdown to Ecstasy.  Steely Dan's notoriously difficult "Bodhisattva"is featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.

Next week's content update will also give fans access to two tracks from Chicago-based metal outfit Disturbed including "Stricken"from Ten Thousand Fists (2005) and "Stupify"from The Sickness (2000). The band is no stranger to the Rock Band music library with three tracks released to the music store in June 2008 and the band's single "Down with the Sickness"featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack. 

Elvis Costello, who made his debut on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack with "Pump It Up,"adds the hit "Radio Radio"to the Rock Band catalogue next week. The track was originally featured onThis Year's Model (1978).  The Replacements round out this week's update with their track "Kids Don't Follow"from 1982's Stink. The Replacements made its Rock Band debut with "Alex Chilton" on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.

 
Tracks:             
 

                Social Distortion                                              "Bad Luck"
                            Social Distortion                                              "Ring of Fire"
                            Social Distortion                                              "Story of My Life"
                            Steely Dan                                                     "Black Friday"
                            Steely Dan                                                     "My Old School"
                            Disturbed                                                       "Stricken"
                            Disturbed                                                       "Stupify"
                            Elvis Costello                                                  "Radio Radio"
                            The Replacements                                           "Kids Don't Follow"
 
(All tracks are original master recordings)

The Social Distortion tracks will be available for purchase as part of the "Social Distortion Pack 01"or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.  These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks only for Wii.

 Release Date:        Tuesday, May 12, 2009
                                     (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii)   
 
                                     Thursday, May 14, 2009 
                                     (PlayStation®Store)  
 
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
 
Price:                    $1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 per track
                             $2.99 or 200 Wii Points for Wii track
                             $5.99 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for "Social Distortion Pack 01"
 
                                         
Locations:                 Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360
PlayStation®Network
In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii

 Music Videos:
Click on the track below to view the song's corresponding music video. Videos can be embedded on your site.
 

                                 Social Distortion            "Story of My Life"                                                          
                                 Disturbed                        "Stupify"                                                                       
 
                                 Elvis Costello                 "Radio Radio"                          

Website Links:
For more information, please visit:
 

Rock Band Website

Social Distortion Official Website

Steely Dan Official Website

Disturbed Official Website

Elvis Costello Official Website

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and Wii.

There are now more than 670 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans' and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads since its launch on November 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.

For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com  and www.harmonixmusic.com.

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