Gearing up for election time, Rock Band
voted to bring in a 3-pack to the Rock Band
Music Store from The Presidents of the United States of America. "Dune Buggy, "Feather Pluckin," and "Ladybug" are all exemplary of the 1990's Seattle-bred post-grunge vibe (though I wouldn't mind their cover of "Video Killed the Radio Star" for sheer fun factor). Oklahoma City-based Hinder will also be joining the fray with "Use Me." In addition, Fall Out Boy's arena rock-sized new single, "I Don't Care," will be showing up on the same day, Tuesday, November 4th. Further embelishing Election Day are 20 free DLC tracks that can be accessed by using the DLC redemption code located in Rock Band 2
's retail packaging. (No list of what those songs are, though.) It's certainly time to rock the vote.
EDIT: Cyril hunted down the list of 20 free songs, reported on
over at Xbox America back on October 23rd.
ROCK BAND® GETS PATRIOTIC FOR ELECTION DAY RELEASING A DOWNLOADABLE 3-PACK FROM THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
20 Free DLC Tracks for Rock Band 2 Owners Available Starting November 4th
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of five new tracks to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content. To celebrate the upcoming election this week’s lineup will feature a 3-pack from alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America, which includes hits “Dune Buggy,” “Feather Pluckn’” and “Ladybug.” The three tracks join one of the band’s best selling singles “Lump,” which is already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.
In addition, Fall Out Boy offers up its new single “I Don’t Care,” for the Rock Band Music Store. The track comes from the band’s new album, Folie á Deux, due out December 16 2008. “I Don’t Care” will become the third Rock Band DLC release from Fall Out Boy. The band’s first single “Dead On Arrival” was featured on the original Rock Band soundtrack and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” was released as downloadable content in May.
Plus, rock band Hinder joins the Rock Band catalog of downloadable content for the first time with the release of “Use Me,” the single featured on the band’s new album Take It To the Limit launching the same day.
As previously announced, MTV Games and Harmonix will also release 20 free DLC tracks for Rock Band 2 owners  on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The 20 free tracks, which range all genres of rock from up-and-coming artists, combined with the 84 tracks already available on the Rock Band 2 game disc make for a total of 104 songs on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack. The 20 free DLC tracks can be accessed by using the DLC redemption code located within the game’s retail packaging.
Each track will be available starting on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008, for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and November 6, 2008, for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainmentsystem. Each individual track will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for The Presidents of the United States of America 3-pack. Fall Out Boy and Hinder tracks will be available for a one month special offer of $.99 (80 Microsoft Points.) Prices good until December 2, 2008 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and December 4, 2008 for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, when they return to the regular price point of $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360.)
Release date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)
Thursday, November 6, 2008 (PlayStation®Store)
Tracks: The Presidents of the United States of America “Dune Buggy”
The Presidents of the United States of America “Feather Pluckn’”
The Presidents of the United States of America “Ladybug”
Fall Out Boy “I Don’t Care”
Hinder “Use Me”
Price: $.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) Fall Out Boy and Hinder one month special offer
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for The Presidents of the United States of America 3-pack
(All tracks are original master recordings)
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 400 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/dlc). Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 25 million 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 2 for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system is now available nationwide and supports 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. Rock Band 2 will be available for additional platforms later this year.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com