Bon Jovi, new fees highlight next week’s Rock Band DLC

by: Dan -
With a successful launch of Rock Band 3 behind them, Harmonix and MTV Games have been releasing some killer artist collections the last few weeks. Next up will be Bon Jovi, with 12 of the groups songs coming the week of November 9th. A few of the songs will be repeats from previous RB games (and DLC), but they will add in Pro Keys, Keys, Pro Drums and Harmonies, and will be the first such back-catalogue update. Unfortunately, the option to update to Pro Bass and Pro Guitar will not be free, as it will cost an additional $0.99 per song to download updates for any song previously purchased.

Not to be forgotten, three songs (one from each) from the Deftones, New Order and Talking Heads will also be available, with each getting the option to add Pro Bass and Pro Guitar for $0.99 per track. Check out the complete list below, with pricing to be $19.99/1,600 MS Pts/2,000 Wii Points for the Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition, $1.99/160 MS Pts/$2.00 (200 Wii Points) per song and $0.99/100 Wii Points/80 MS Pts per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade.
  • Bon Jovi – “Bad Medicine”
  • Bon Jovi – “Blaze of Glory”
  • Bon Jovi – “Have a Nice Day”
  • Bon Jovi – “I’ll Be There For You”
  • Bon Jovi – “It’s My Life”
  • Bon Jovi – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
  • Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer (RB3 version)” X
  • Bon Jovi – “Runaway” X
  • Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead or Alive (RB3 version)” X
  • Bon Jovi – “We Weren’t Born to Follow”
  • Bon Jovi – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
  • Bon Jovi – “You Give Love a Bad Name (RB3 version)” X
  • Deftones – “My Own Summer (Shove It)” X
  • New Order – “Blue Monday” X
  • Talking Heads – “Burning Down the House” X
Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
TWELVE OF BON JOVI’S MOST-LOVED SONGS, INCLUDING TRACKS FEATURING PRO GUITAR UPGRADES, AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK!

PLUS TRACKS FROM DEFTONES, NEW ORDER AND TALKING HEADS,

Cambridge, Mass. – Nov. 5, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that 12 of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits, including four tracks with Pro Guitar and Pro Bass, as well as tracks from New Order, Deftones and Talking Heads, which also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades, will be available Nov. 9 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 800 artists and more than 2,000* 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. To date, more than 75 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
Bon Jovi, named for frontman Jon Bon Jovi, formed in New Jersey in 1983 and has since released 11 studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, selling more than 120 million records worldwide. The band is a member of the UK Music Hall of Fame, a 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, and Jon Bon Jovi and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora are also members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Next week, 12 of Bon Jovi’s most-loved songs will be added to the Rock Band Music Store.

Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition will feature the first back-catalog songs updated for Rock Band 3 gameplay to include Pro Keys, Keys, Pro Drums and harmonies, as well as traditional drum and five-button guitar and bass gameplay. The updated songs are “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Additionally, these three songs, as well as “Runaway” will also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 per song. The pack also features favorites like “Blaze of Glory,” “It’s My Life” and “Bad Medicine,” among others.

The same day and date that this ultimate Bon Jovi pack is available, Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection will also be available – an exclusive double-disc version with a total of 28 tracks, including four brand new songs. The album is now available for pre-order on Amazon! If you place your order today, you can save $5.99 off the retail price ($19.98) and pay only $13.99!

Also available for download next week are three additional songs that feature the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansion downloads – “My Own Summer (Shove It)” from American rockers Deftones, “Blue Monday” from British New Wave favorites New Order and “Burning Down the House” from American art rockers Talking Heads.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Nov. 9):
• Bon Jovi – “Bad Medicine”
• Bon Jovi – “Blaze of Glory”
• Bon Jovi – “Have a Nice Day”
• Bon Jovi – “I’ll Be There For You”
• Bon Jovi – “It’s My Life”
• Bon Jovi – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
• Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer (RB3 version)” X
• Bon Jovi – “Runaway” X
• Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead or Alive (RB3 version)” X
• Bon Jovi – “We Weren’t Born to Follow”
• Bon Jovi – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
• Bon Jovi – “You Give Love a Bad Name (RB3 version)” X
• Deftones – “My Own Summer (Shove It)” X
• New Order – “Blue Monday” X
• Talking Heads – “Burning Down the House” X
(All tracks are original master recordings)

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Nov. 10)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, as well as “Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition” 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
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song $0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.75 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
$19.99, £9.99 UK, €14.99 EU (1,600 Microsoft Points, 2,000 Wii Points) for Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition

** 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 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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