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Lady Gaga and Foreigner invading Rock Band next week

Posted by: Dan at 5/20/2011 1:54 PM

Harmonix is bringing diversity to next week’s Rock Band DLC with a 3-pack of Lady Gaga, a couple of Foreigner classics and two new Pro Guitar/Bass updates for legacy RB dongs. We mentioned earlier this week that Lady Gaga was coming (which will probably get a lot of people excited), but we didn’t know what songs until today. Along with "Born This Way" (the new track that has been accused of ripping off “Madonna’s Express Yourself”), we will get “LoveGame” and “Paparazzi” off her The Fame album.

I personally am more excited about the Foreigner tracks and Pro Bass/Guitar upgrades due to that Classic Rock fan that is deep inside me. “Hot Blooded” and “Urgent” are staples in the Foreigner hit library and take me back to late night partying in college. The upgrades belong to Alice in Chain’s “Rooster” and The White Stripes “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.”

Individual songs will be $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per track, while the Lady Gaga Pack 02 will be $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii Pts. The Pro Guitar/Bass upgrade for the Alice in Chains and White Stripes tunes will be $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts. The six new and two updated tracks will all be available on Monday, May 23rd. Here is the complete list:
 

New songs May 23rd:
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Lady Gaga – “LoveGame”
Lady Gaga – “Paparazzi”
Foreigner – “Hot Blooded” X
Foreigner – “Urgent” X


Pro Guitar Additions for Legacy Songs:
Alice in Chains – “Rooster”
The White Stripes – “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”

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



"Born This Way!", New Single from Lady Gaga, Available Same Day As New Album!

Cambridge, Mass. – May 20, 2011– Harmonix today announced that a three pack of songs from Lady Gaga and two hits from Foreigner will be available beginning May 23 in theRock Band 3Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Rock Bandprovides 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 2,700* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’sgigantic 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 BandDLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
Born This Way, the second studio album from pop superstar Lady Gaga, hits shelves May 23, and fans can get the first single from the album, also titled “Born This Way”, for Rock Band 3 the same day. “Born This Way”, released in February, is Lady Gaga’s third No. 1 hit. The song debuted within the top five in more than 23 countries around the world. Lady Gaga Pack 02 will also feature “LoveGame” and “Paparazzi” from the singer’s first studio album, 2008’s The Fame. Lady Gaga received six GRAMMY® Award nominations from the album, winning Best Electronic/Dance Album. To catch Lady Gaga in concert, check out her touring schedule here.

Two classic hits from rockers Foreigner are also coming next week – “Hot Blooded” and “Urgent”. “Hot Blooded”, from Foreigner’s second album, Double Vision, reached No. 3 on the Hot 100. “Urgent”, from the album 4, reached No. 2 on the Hot 100. To catch Foreigner in concert, check out their touring schedule here.

We’ll also be releasing Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades next week for two back-catalog songs – “Rooster” from Alice in Chains and “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” from The White Stripes. Fans who have already downloaded those songs will be able to purchase a simple upgrade that will allow them to play Pro Guitar and Pro Bass on those songs in Rock Band 3. For fans who haven’t yet purchased those songs – this is a great opportunity to do so!

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 (May 23):

Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Lady Gaga – “LoveGame”
Lady Gaga – “Paparazzi”
Foreigner – “Hot Blooded” X
Foreigner – “Urgent” X
Pro Guitar Additions for Legacy Songs:

Alice in Chains – “Rooster”
The White Stripes – “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system May 25)

These tracks will be available for purchase as “Lady Gaga Pack 02” and 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
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points) for Lady Gaga Pack 02

** 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™.