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Grand Funk Railroad and Joy Division join the Rock Band DLC ranks

Posted by: Dan at 4/1/2011 2:30 PM

Harmonix is debuting a couple of new artists (and adding to one’s catalog) next week for Rock Band DLC and they should be very familiar. The J. Geils Band (“Freeze-Frame” ) and Joy Division (“Love Will Tear Us Apart”) will each have a single and Grand Funk Railroad will have two very recognizable songs available when the DLC hits on April 5th. Thanks Harmonix, as I now have another reason to drop some points to add to my Rock Band DLC collection. Pricing will be the usual, with $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per track $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts for Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade on either “We’re an American Band” or “Freeze-Frame”. Here is the complete list of songs:

Grand Funk Railroad – “The Loco-Motion”
Grand Funk Railroad – “We’re an American Band” X
J. Geils Band – “Freeze-Frame” X
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” X

Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.



GRAND FUNK RAILROAD AND JOY DIVISION MAKE THEIR ROCK BAND DEBUTS NEXT WEEK PLUS MORE FROM J. GEILS BAND!

Cambridge, Mass. – April 1, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that singles from J. Geils Band and Joy Division and two songs from Grand Funk Railroad will be available beginning April 5 in theRock 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 2,500* 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 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
Grand Funk Railroad, the American classic rock band that reached stardom in the 70s, will make their debut in Rock Band next week with two of their most popular hits – the No. 1 hit single, “We’re an American Band, “ as well as “The Loco-Motion.”

New Wave English rockers Joy Division will make their debut next week as well, with a song sure to make any emotional keyboardist happy – “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”

Boston rockers J. Geils Band will add to their Rock Band catalog with their piano-heavy classic “Freeze-Frame.”

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 (April 5):

Grand Funk Railroad – “The Loco-Motion”
Grand Funk Railroad – “We’re an American Band” X
J. Geils Band – “Freeze-Frame” X
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”X
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system April 6)

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