Lenny Kravitz: Let Rock Band Rule

by: Randy -
My Lenny Kravitz knowledge doesn't extend far beyond his (unimaginatively titled) fifth studio album, 5.  Even if it didn't show him at the peak of his powers, I still reveled in that album's electronic funk romanticism.  But don't worry, none of 5's tracks will be appearing in the Rock Band "Lenny Kravitz Pack 01."  Three tracks from 1989's Let Love Rule ("Freedom Train," "Mr. Cab Driver," and the title track) appear, as well as the title track from 1993's Are You Gonna Go My Way--one of his most popular singles. 

They'll all be available Tuesday, January 13 on Xbox Live Marketplace, and Thursday, January 15 in the PlayStation Store.
MTV AND HARMONIX DELIVER THE AWARD WINNING ROCK SOUND OF SINGER-SONGWRITER LENNY KRAVITZ TO ROCK BAND® FANS           

HARMONIX BANDS MEGASUS AND HONEST BOB AND THE FACTORY-TO-DEALER INCENTIVES ADDED TO THE ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE 

Cambridge, Mass. – January 9, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that the inimitable singer-songwriter and producer Lenny Kravitz will bring four of his greatest hits to the Rock® Band Music Store of downloadable content. The multi-talented Kravitz has sold more than 30 million albums and won four consecutive Grammy awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance 1999-2002, setting a record for most wins in a single category.  Kravitz' classic rock star style and one-of-a-kind, smooth sound that blends the best of soul, rock and funk have left many to classify him as one of the most regarded rock musicians of his time.
 
The Rock Band "Lenny Kravitz Pack 01" includes three tracks from his 1989 album Let Love Rule including the title track as well as "Freedom Train" and "Mr. Cab Driver." The pack also includes the title track from his 1993 album Are You Gonna Go My Way, which has been deemed one of Kravitz' most successful singles.
 
This week's addition to the Rock Band Music Store also includes two singles from Harmonix bands including heavy metal band Megasus and the lyrical stylings of Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives. Megasus makes its first Rock Band appearance with the single, "Megasus," and Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives delivers its second track to the Rock Band music library with its song "Entangled".  The band's hit "I Get By" was featured on the original Rock Band soundtrack.
 
Each track will be available starting January 13, 2009 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and January 15, 2009 for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The "Lenny Kravitz Pack 01" will be available for $6.99 (560 Microsoft Points) or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) for each track. Megasus and Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives tracks will be available for $.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) each.  
 
Release Date:            Tuesday, January 13, 2009 (Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360)
                                    Thursday, January 15, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)

Tracks:                       (Click on track to view music video)
 
Lenny Kravitz                          "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Lenny Kravitz                            "Freedom Train" Lenny Kravitz                       
     "Let Love Rule"
Lenny Kravitz                            "Mr. Cab Driver"
Megasus                                    "Megasus"
Honest Bob and the
Factory-to-Dealer Incentives      "Entangled"      
 
Price:                       $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Lenny Kravitz tracks
                                 $6.99 (560 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for "Lenny Kravitz Pack 01"
                                $.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) each for the Megasus and Honest Bob and the                                 Factory-to-Dealer Incentives tracks                                                                                 
 
Locations:              Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network
 
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **  
 
Rock Band 2 is available now for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 systems and the Wii system.  The Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 versions support all previously downloaded content.  The groundbreaking music platform that forever changed the face of music video games is committed to taking gaming to the next level with the evolution of the franchise.   
 
There are now more than 500 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans' and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 30 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007.  The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
 
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 allow online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes.  In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track.  Downloadable content for Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the hard drive of Xbox 360. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3 system's version of Rock Band is available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store through the free PlayStation®Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.
 
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com  and www.harmonixmusic.com
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