New Packs Available for Rock Band

September
4, 2009

 

FREEZEPOP AND
PAX THREE PACKS, TRACKS FROM

3 DOORS DOWN, AFI, AUDIOSLAVE
AND JACKSON 5 AVAILABLE FOR
ROCK BAND 

 


Plus tracks from
Avenged
Sevenfold, Oasis and Rage Against the Machine 
for
Wii and Godsmack and Stone Roses for Rock Band Unplugged!

 


 

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that two
three-packs of songs from bands appearing at the


Penny Arcade Expo
this weekend will be available for download in the
Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360®,
PLAYSTATION®3 and Wii. The packs feature Jonathan Coulton,
MC Frontalot, Paul & Storm and Freezepop.

Additional tracks from Avenged
Sevenfold, The Jam, Oasis and Rage Against the Machine will be available in the
Wii™ Rock Band Music Store, and tracks from Stone Roses and Godsmack will
be available for download for Rock Band Unplugged on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
system.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360 and
PLAYSTATION 3 System and Wii Console

The Penny Arcade Expo is an annual gamer festival in
Washington state, created by the authors of the


Penny Arcade
webcomic. This year’s PAX takes place Sept. 4-6
in Seattle and will feature performances from Jonathan Coulton, MC Frontalot
and Paul & Storm. Freezepop will also perform at PAX and offer up a three
pack that includes “Get Ready 2 Rokk,” “Less Talk More Rokk” and “Science
Genius Girl.” If you’re attending PAX, be sure to stop by the Harmonix/MTV
Games booth (682) to check out The Beatles: Rock Band firsthand.  

Also this week, tracks from American rockers 3 Doors Down,
AFI and Audioslave and 70s R&B outfit Jackson 5 will also be available for
download next week in the Rock Band Music Store. These songs were
previously available for Rock Band Unplugged and will now be
available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION3 and Wii Rock Band fans.  

Tracks available on Xbox 360 and Wii
(Sept. 8) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Sept. 10
)
:

 


        

Freezepop  – “Get Ready 2 Rokk” *
 



        

Freezepop – “Less Talk More Rokk” *
 



        

Freezepop – “Science Genius Girl” *
 



        

Jonathan Coulton – “Re: Your Brains” *
 



        

MC Frontalot – “Origin of Species” *
 



        

Paul & Storm – “Opening Band” *
 



        

3 Doors Down –

“Kryptonite”
 



        

AFI –

“Miss Murder”
 



        

Audioslave – “Gasoline”
 



        

Jackson 5 – “ABC"
 

(All tracks are original master recordings)   

These tracks will be available for purchase as Freezepop
Pack 01 and The PAX 2009 Collection as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and
PLAYSTATION 3 system.   

Price:             $1.99 USD, .99 UK,
ç1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
 


*Denotes $0.
99 USD, 0.59 UK,
ç0.79 EU (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track


$2.99
USD, 1.69 UK, ç2.29 EU
(240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Freezepop Pack 01 and The PAX 2009
Collection


$2.00

USD (200 Wii Points) per track

 *Denotes
$1.
00 (100
Wii Points) per track  

Wii Additions

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Talking Heads add an additional five downloadable
tracks to Wii Rock Band, joining the already available “Psycho Killer.”
The five songs available for download next week span a good deal of Talking
Heads’ career, including “Take Me to the River” from the band’s second album,
More Songs About Buildings and Food
; “Crosseyed & Painless” and “Once in a
Lifetime” from the band’s fourth studio album, Remain in Light;
“Girlfriend is Better” from the band’s fifth album, Speaking in Tongues;
and “And She Was” from the band’s sixth album, Little Creatures.
Additionally, singles from Avenged Sevenfold, The Jam, Oasis and Rage Against
the Machine will be available in the Wii Rock Band Music Store ne xt
week. This brings the number of songs available for download in the Wii Rock
Band Music Store to 667.

Additional tracks available for
Wii (Sept. 8)
:



        

Avenged Sevenfold –


“Bat Country”



        

The Jam – “A Town Called Malice”



        

The Jam – “Going Underground”



        

Oasis – “Supersonic” (Live)



        

Rage Against the Machine –


“Guerilla Radio”



        

Talking Heads – “And She Was”



        

Talking Heads – “Crosseyed & Painless”



        

Talking Heads –


“Girlfriend is Better”



        

Talking Heads – “Once in a Lifetime”



        

Talking Heads – “Take Me to the River”

Price:            
            $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per track

 

Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System 

Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Godsmack’s “I Stand
Alone” and Stone Roses’ “Love Spreads” to the 37 tracks already available via
the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the

PSP

system.

Tracks available for Rock Band
Unplugged
(Sept. 10): 



      • Godsmack – “I Stand Alone”

      • Stone Roses
        – “Love Spreads”

Price:          
$1.99, .99
UK , ç1.49 EU per track on the PSP system

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

Website Links:

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

There are now more than 845 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 50 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.
Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.