The Offspring, Avenged Sevenfold, and Crooked X Coming to Rock Band

June 13, 2008

The Offspring, Avenged Sevenfold,
and Crooked X Coming to Rock Band

Rock Band adds new music from The
Offspring and riff-driven tracks from Avenged Sevenfold and Crooked X to catalog
of downloadable content

Harmonix and MTV Games have
announced that on June 17th, new music from THE OFFSPRING and guitar-heavy
tracks from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and CROOKED X will be added to the Rock Band
catalog of downloadable content.

Rock Band gamers will be among the
first to hear and play “Hammerhead,” the lead single from The Offspring’s highly
anticipated new album, Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, due in stores on June
17th. The album is The Offspring’s first release of new material since 2003’s
Splinter.

Fans of Huntington Beach, CA-based
band Avenged Sevenfold will enjoy the dual guitar action on two of the band’s
newest and hardest-hitting songs—“Afterlife” and “Critical Acclaim,” both of
which appear on the group’s latest album, Avenged Sevenfold. The disc follows
A7X’s breakthrough release, 2005’s City of Evil, which earned them a Best New
Artist Award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

In addition to featuring the best
music from a host of platinum-selling acts, Rock Band also offers fans and
players the chance to discover exciting new voices such as Crooked X. The
Coweta, OK-based quartet has crunch-laden sound reminiscent of early Metallica.
It’s also worth mentioning that the average age of the band’s members is 13.
Their song, “Rock N Roll Dream,” is available for download at a special price of
99 cents (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).

The Offspring and Avenged Sevenfold
tracks will be available for $1.99 each (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).

Release date:

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (Xbox LIVE
    Marketplace)

  • Thursday, June 19, 2008
    (PLAYSTATION Store)

Tracks:

  • “Afterlife” (Avenged Sevenfold)

  • “Critical Acclaim” (Avenged
    Sevenfold)

  • “Hammerhead” (The Offspring)

  • “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream” (Crooked X)

(All tracks utilize the original
master recordings)

  • Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points
    for Xbox 360) per track for the Avenged Sevenfold and Offspring songs.

  • Crooked X’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream”
    will be $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360)

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace and
PLAYSTATION Network

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

With the addition of these tracks
there are now more than 170 tracks available to date via disc and download
purchase (complete list of tracks at

http://www.rockband.com/dlc
). Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and
satisfy music fans and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock as more than 10
million downloads have been purchased 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 allows 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 including:
Solo Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online,
and from any Quickplay mode. 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 the Xbox 360 will be available for
purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded
directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3
version of Rock Band will be available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION Store
through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3
system’s built in hard drive.

Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen
(lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band
and Harmonix Music Systems please visit
www.rockband.com and
www.harmonixmusic.com.