Tom Petty Makes Rock Band Debut; Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol and Jet Return with New Tracks

August 21, 2009

Tom Petty Makes Rock Band Debut;
Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol and Jet Return with New Tracks

Plus tracks from Foo Fighters and
Grateful Dead for Wii and White Zombie and The Zombies for Rock Band Unplugged!

Harmonix and MTV Games today
announced that singles from Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol, Jet and, making his Rock
Band debut, Tom Petty will be available in the Rock Band Music Store of
downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3.

Additional tracks from Foo Fighters,
White Zombie and Grateful Dead will be available in the Wii Rock Band Music
Store, and it’s a zombie-friendly week for Rock Band Unplugged, with tracks from
The Zombies and White Zombie.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360
and PLAYSTATION 3 Systems

American rocker Tom Petty breaks
onto Rock Band next week with two of his biggest solo hits, “I Won’t Back Down”
and “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” both from his 5x platinum 1989 album, Full Moon
Fever. This was Petty’s first solo album, after parting with The Heartbreakers;
it reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Classic rockers Fleetwood Mac, English
rocker Billy Idol and Australian rockers Jet return to Rock Band with tracks
available for download in the Rock Band Music Store next week as well. The Jet
track available for Rock Band next week, “She’s a Genius,” is from the band’s
new album, Shaka Rock, which also hits shelves Aug. 25.

Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Aug.
25) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 27):

  • Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”

  • Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”

  • Fleetwood Mac – “Don’t Stop”

  • Fleetwood Mac – “World Turning”

  • Jet – “She’s a Genius”

  • Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”

  • Tom Petty – “Runnin’ Down a Dream”

(All tracks are original master
recordings)

These tracks will be available for
purchase as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 systems.

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

Wii Additions

Additionally, Foo Fighters tracks
“All My Life” and “Lonely As You,” from the band’s Grammy Award-winning fourth
album One by One, as well as “I’ll Stick Around,” from the band’s self-titled
1995 debut album, will be available in the Wii Rock Band Music Store. Also for
Wii is Blind Melon’s breakthrough 1992 single “No Rain,” as well as “I’m
Shipping Up to Boston” by Boston punk favorites Dropkick Murphys, which was
featured on the band’s album, The Warrior’s Code, and in the soundtrack to
Martin Scorcese’s Academy Award-winning film, The Departed. Songs from British
rock groups Blur and Kaiser Chiefs, as well as alternative rock band Eve 6, will
also be available Aug. 25, as will back-catalog tracks from Gratefu l Dead,
White Zombie and others. These tracks come from the catalog of Rock Band music
already released to owners of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. With the
addition of these tracks, there are now more than 500 tracks in the Wii Rock
Band Music Store.

Additional tracks available for Wii
(Aug. 25):

  • Blind Melon – “No Rain”

  • Blur – “There’s No Other Way”

  • Dropkick Murphys – “I’m Shipping
    Up to Boston”

  • Eve 6 – “Inside Out”

  • Foo Fighters – “All My Life”

  • Foo Fighters – “I’ll Stick Around”

  • Foo Fighters – “Lonely as You”

  • Kaiser Chiefs – “I Predict a Riot”

  • Belly – “Feed the Tree”

  • Ghost Hounds – “Wind Me Up”

  • Godsmack – “I Stand Alone”

  • Grateful Dead – “Cold Rain & Snow”

  • Grateful Dead – “Doin’ That Rag”

  • Grateful Dead – “Don’t Ease Me In”

  • Grateful Dead &nd ash; “Fire on
    the Mountain”

  • Grateful Dead – “Hell in a Bucket”

  • Grateful Dead – “Uncle John’s
    Band”

  • James Gang – “Funk #49”

  • Mute Math – “Typical”

  • Rob Zombie – “War Zero”

  • Turbonegro – “Wasted Again”

  • White Zombie – “Black Sunshine”

  • White Zombie – “More Human Than
    Human”

Price: $2.00 USD, (200 Wii Points)
per track

Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP
System

Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy
the addition of The Zombies’ “She’s Not There” and White Zombie’s “Black
Sunshine” to the 33 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game
music store for the PSP.

Tracks available for Rock Band
Unplugged (Aug. 27):

  • The Zombies – “She’s Not There”

  • White Zombie – “Black Sunshine”

Price: $1.99, .99 UK, ç1.49 EU per
track on the PSP system

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

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox
360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii
system. Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable
content.

Downloadable content for Wii is
purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased
through the Wii Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an
SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for
seamless play.