Slipknot and Simon & Garfunkel Debut on Rock Band

December 4, 2009

Slipknot and Simon & Garfunkel
Debut on Rock Band

Harmonix and MTV Games today
announced that both Slipknot and Simon & Garfunkel will make their debut next
week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3 and Wii.

These artists join the more than 390
bands currently available through the Rock Band platform. With more than 1,000
songs available, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in
providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox
360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii

Masked American metal band Slipknot
make their Rock Band debut next week with a three pack of songs that includes
“Duality,” from the band’s 2004 Platinum-selling album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal
Verses), and “Psychosocial” and “Sulfur,” both from the band’s No. 1 2008 album,
All Hope Is Gone. All Hope Is Gone also features “Snuff,” currently in the Top
10 at Active Rock and the Top 25 at Modern Rock. Slipknot has been nominated for
seven Grammy Awards and won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

Legendary singer-songwriter duo
Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel) also make their Rock Band debut
next week with two of the group’s most-loved songs – “I Am a Rock” and “The
Sounds of Silence” from their 1966 album, Sounds of Silence. “The Sounds of
Silence” was also prominently featured in the 1967 film, The Graduate, which
helped propel Simon & Garfunkel into mainstream success. The duo released a
collection of live recordings with this year’s Simon & Garfunkel, Live 1969, and
has won four Grammy Awards, including the 2003 Grammy Lifetime Achievement
Award.

Additionally, New York-formed
alternative rockers Lights Resolve offer up a free track for Rock Band with
“Dreaming of Love.” Rolling Stone named Lights Resolve a Breakout Band in 2009.

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Dec.
8) and PlayStation 3 system (Dec. 10):

  • Slipknot – “Duality”

  • Slipknot – “Psychosocial”

  • Slipknot – “Sulfur”

  • Simon & Garfunkel – “I Am a Rock”
    +

  • Simon & Garfunkel – “The Sounds of
    Silence” +

  • Lights Resolve – “Dreaming of
    Love” * + (available on Xbox 360 and PS3 only)

(All tracks are original master
recordings)

These tracks will be available for
purchase as “Slipknot Pack 01” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and
PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with a “+”
are also available in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store.

Price:

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

  • $5.49, 2.49 UK, ç3.99 EU (440
    Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Slipknot Pack 01”

  • $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per
    track

“*” Denotes a free track

Rock Band DLC Additions for Wii in
Europe

Rock Band 2 for Wii was released
Oct. 9 in Europe. Featuring more than 100 songs (The Rock Band 2 game disc
features 84 tracks. In addition, players have access to an additional 20 free
DLC tracks. Online connection required.), Rock Band 2 showcases an extensive
music catalogue with an eclectic blend of classic and new artists. The Rock Band
library for Wii in Europe is being updated regularly with back-catalog tracks.
For a complete list of tracks available now, visit

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3247220#post3247220
.

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