Rock Band Expands The Who Collection for Wii Owners

March 23, 2009

Rock Band Expands The Who
Collection for Wii Owners

New tracks from The Offspring,
R.E.M. and Richard Thompson also available

Harmonix and MTV Games announced
today 12 new tracks coming this week to the Rock Band Music Store catalogue of
downloadable content for Wii, including eight more tracks from classic rock band
The Who! The lineup also features music from alternative music pioneers R.E.M.
and The Offspring, as well as a track from British guitarist and songwriter
Richard Thompson.

Wii Rock Band owners can expand
their Who library with a diverse selection of tracks from the iconic classic
rock band. The Who tracks include “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Going Mobile” from
Who’s Next (1971), “Amazing Journey” featured on the 1969 album Tommy, “Leaving
Here” from the 1965 album My Generation (Deluxe Edition), “Sea and Sand” from
Quadrophenia (1973) and the title track “Who Are You” from the band’s 1978
album. The offering will also include “Eminence Front” featured on the 1982
album It’s Hard and “Real Good Looking Boy” from Then and Now (2004).

The Rock Band Music Store for Wii
will also add more alternative hits to the library with music from The Offspring
and R.E.M. The lineup includes The Offspring’s “All I Want” featured on the
band’s 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre and “The Kids Aren’t Alright” from
Americana (1998), plus R.E.M.’s breakthrough hit “Losing My Religion” from the
1991 album Out Of Time.

Music from rock guitarist Richard
Thompson rounds out this week’s content update with “The Way That It Shows” from
Thompson’s 1994 album Mirror Blue.

All tracks come from the back
catalogue of Rock Band music already released to owners of Xbox 360 and
PLAYSTATION 3. Wii fans can expect a rollout of previously released downloadable
Rock Band content until the entire back catalogue of more than 600 songs is
available.

Release Date: Tuesday, March 24,
2009

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

Tracks:

  • The Who “Amazing Journey”

  • The Who “Behind Blue Eyes”

  • The Who “Eminence Front”

  • The Who “Going Mobile”

  • The Who “Leaving Here”

  • The Who “Real Good Looking Boy”

  • The Who “Sea and Sand”

  • The Who “Who Are You”

  • The Offspring “All I Want”

  • The Offspring “The Kids Aren’t
    Alright”

  • R.E.M. “Losing My Religion”

  • Richard Thompson “The Way That It
    Shows”

(All tracks are original master
recordings)

Price: $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per
track

Location:

  • In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii
    Points must be purchased through the Wii Shop Channel)

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