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 Band
2
and Harmonix Music Systems please visit




www.rockband.com
 
and




www.harmonixmusic.com
.