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Rock Band DLC Brings Black Tide, The Shins and More

April 3, 2009

BLACK TIDE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE AND THE SHINS ON STAGE IN THE ROCK BAND  MUSIC STORE; PLUS A 6-PACK FROM SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that metal band Bullet For My Valentine and alternative rockers The Shins will make their debut next week in the Rock Band  Music Store of downloadable content. In addition, heavy metal band Black Tide delivers another explosive track to Rock Band fans.

Black Tide first delivered its fast paced metal sound on Rock Band in 2008 with the hit single "Shockwave" and now brings metal fans an encore with "Warriors of Time" from the band's debut album Light from Above (2008). Metal fans have a second reason to visit the Rock Band Music Store this week with the Welsh metal-core band Bullet For My Valentine bringing their first track to Rock Band with "Waking the Demon" featured on Scream Aim Fire (2008).

Alternative indie-pop band The Shins premiere in the Rock Band Music Store with "New Slang" from the band's 2001 album Oh, Inverted World .

As previously announced, next week's Rock Band content update will feature a 6-pack from singer/songwriter Toby Keith. The "Toby Keith Pack 01" is a compilation of the most popular songs spanning Keith's entire career including his first number one hit "Should've Been A Cowboy" from his 1993 self-titled album. The 6-pack also includes the title track "How Do You Like Me Now" from Keith's 1999 album, "Beer For My Horses" and "Who's Your Daddy?" featured on Unleashed (2002), "I Love This Bar" from Shock n'Y'all (2003) and the title track "She's a Hottie" from his platinum album 35 Biggest Hits (2008).

Release Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 )

Thursday, April 9, 2009 (PlayStation Store)

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

Tracks:

Music Videos:

Toby Keith                      "Beer For My Horses"

Toby Keith                      "I Love This Bar"

Toby Keith                      "Should've Been A Cowboy"

Toby Keith                     "Who's Your Daddy?"

Toby Keith                     "How Do You Like Me Now?"

Bullet For My Valentine      "Waking the Demon"

The Shins                       "New Slang"

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Toby Keith 6-pack

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 PlayStation Network

Website Links: For more information, please visit:

For more information, please visit:

Rock Band Website

                                    Toby Keith's Website

                                    Black Tide Official Website

                                    Bullet For My Valentine Official Website

                                    The Shins Official Website

Rock Band 2 is available for the Xbox 360  video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems and Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.

There are now more than 620 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase. 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.

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