Beastie Boys and Heart highlight next weeks Rock Band DLC

by: Dan -
Unfortunately I will have to wait to partake in this week’s Rock Band DLC, but there are several of the songs announced today that I plan to grab.  Both tracks by the Beastie Boys (“Make Some Noise” and “No Sleep till Brooklyn”) are begging for my money as well as the classic “Barracuda” from Heart.  I am not as familiar with the James Brown and Rufus titles, but I am sure there are folks eagerly awaiting them.

Pricing is the standard $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song and $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts for Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade.  Here is the list that will drop on August 2nd:

Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise
Beastie Boys – “No Sleep till Brooklyn
Heart – “Barracuda”X
James Brown– “Super Bad, Pts. 1 & 2”X
Rufus (ft. Chaka Khan) – “Tell Me Something Good
Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song


SINGLES FROM BEASTIE BOYS, HEART, JAMES BROWN
AND RUFUS (FT CHAKA KHAN) LAND IN THE ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE

Cambridge, Mass. – July 29th, 2011– Harmonix today announced that 5 singles from the Beastie Boys, Heart, James Brown and Rufus will be available beginning August 2nd in the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 900 artists and more than 3,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
This week, the Rock Band DLC release features funk, Hip Hop, and Classic Rock with 4 amazing artists. Beastie Boys kick things off with the lead single off of their 2011 release Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, “Make Some Noise” and one of their breakout rock party anthems – “No Sleep till Brooklyn”.

From the world of funk, Rock Band fans get a one-two punch! Rufus (ft Chaka Khan) delivers the grooves with “Tell Me Something Good”. The Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown, picks up the tempo with the inimitable “Super Bad, Pts. 1 & 2”.

Lastly, Heart’s “Barracuda” arrives in the Rock Band Music Store. A frequent request on RockBand.com, this track features an optional Pro Guitar upgrade, letting you learn the galloping riff to the 1977 classic.

As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (August 2nd , 2011):

Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
Beastie Boys – “No Sleep till Brooklyn”
Heart – “Barracuda”X
James Brown– “Super Bad, Pts. 1 & 2”X
Rufus (ft. Chaka Khan) – “Tell Me Something Good ”

These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system August 3rd)

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

*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii™ Shop Channel has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.
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