November 7, 2008
Rock Band Announces New DLC: Foo
Rock Band brings Foo Fighters
album The Colour and the Shape to the Rock Band Music Catalog of Downloadable
MTV Games and Harmonix announced
today that Foo Fighters’ best selling album, The Colour and the Shape, will
become the seventh complete album to join the Rock Band Music Store catalog of
Selling more than 2 million copies
in the US alone, The Colour and the Shape is the most successful album from the
alternative rock band and includes hit singles “Monkey Wrench,” “Hero” and “Everlong”.
With “Everlong” already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack, the DLC album
will include the following tracks:
"Hey, Johnny Park!"
"My Poor Brain”
"Up in Arms"
"Walking After You”
“New Way Home”
The Colour and the Shape will be
available for download starting November 11, 2008, for the Xbox 360 and November
13, 2008, for the PLAYSTATION 3. Pricing will be $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points)
for the album, or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track.
With the release of this album Rock
Band fans will now have access to 14 solid tracks from the Foo Fighters – “Learn
To Fly” was already featured on the original Rock Band soundtrack. All 14 tracks
can be played in Rock Band 2’s different modes including Quickplay where the
album itself will be called out in its own subheader, and Tour Challenges, where
users will be prompted to play through all Foo Fighters tracks in a standalone
The Colour and the Shape joins the
growing list of Rock Band albums in the DLC music catalog, which includes Mötley
Cre’s Dr. Feelgood, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Rush’s Moving
Pictures, Megadeth’s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, Pixies’ Doolittle, Judas
Priests’ Screaming For Vengeance and The Cars’ The Cars. With the addition of
the Foo Fighters album there are now more than 400 tracks available to date via
disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at
Rock Band 2 continues to satisfy
music fans and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 26 million
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 allow
online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band
downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes.
In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer
online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content
for Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360
using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the hard drive of Xbox 360.
Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3 system’s version of Rock Band is
available for purchase on the PlayStation Store through the free PlayStation
Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system’s built in hard
Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360 and
PLAYSTATION 3 system is now available nationwide and supports all previously
downloaded content. Rock Band 2 for the PlayStation 2 and the Wii will ship in
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated
"T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.