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Double scoop of Rock Band DLC news

Posted by: Tina at 12/4/2009 9:58 AM
Tracks from several of Slipknot’s albums spanning a few years will be making their way onto Rock Band DLC next week. These tracks include:

- “Duality”, from Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
- “Psychosocial”, from All Hope Is Gone
- “Sulfer”, from All Hope Is Gone

Simon & Garfunkel also make their debut on Rock Band next week. Their tracks include “I Am a Rock” and “The Sounds of Silence” from Sounds of Silence.

A free track is also being thrown into the mix by Lights Resolve, “Dreaming of Love.” This track will only be available on the 360 and PS3, with all other tracks mentioned available for the 360, PS3, and Wii consoles.

In other related Rock Band news: Green Day is throwing some more tracks your way with a three pack of songs. This pack, including “Christian’s Inferno,” “Last of the American Girls,” and “¡Viva La Gloria!,” will be available two weeks from now. These tracks will also be available to those of us who own LEGO Rock Band.

Read on for the details, as well as appraisal of the artists.


SLIPKNOT AND SIMON & GARFUNKEL DEBUT ON ROCK BAND!



Cambridge, Mass. – Dec. 4, 2009 - 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® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system 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, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 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. **

ROCK BAND ADDS MORE GREEN DAY!



Cambridge, Mass. – Dec. 4, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a three pack of songs from Green Day will be added to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Wii™ on Dec. 15 and to PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on Dec. 17.

Green Day is one of 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.

Green Day will bring three more tracks from 21st Century Breakdown to the Rock Band Music Store as downloadable content. The three pack of songs will include, "Christian's Inferno," "Last of the American Girls," and "¡Viva La Gloria!". These tracks will be available for purchase as “Green Day Pack 02” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks on Wii. "Last of the American Girls" and "¡Viva La Gloria!" will also be available in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.

Green Day has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including GrammyÒ Awards for Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot and Record of the Year for their smash hit "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." Earlier this year, Green Day released their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, on Warner Music Group’s Reprise Records and released “21 Guns,” “East Jesus Nowhere” and “Know Your Enemy” on the Rock Band platform. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock and Alternative charts, fueled by the alternative radio No. 1 single “Know Your Enemy.” This past September, the band took home three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for “21” Guns,” winning all three categories in which the clip was nominated: “Best Rock Video,” “Best Cinematography,” and “Best Direction.” Green Day performed Nov. 5 at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin. The band was nominated for three awards, “Best Live Act,” “Best Group” and “Best Rock,” and took home the award for “Best Rock.” They won an American Music Award in November for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist, and just received three Grammy Award Nominations for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Rock Song. Green Day is currently touring Australia and New Zealand.



Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Green Day Pack 02”

$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track



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