More Rock Band debuts hitting networks next week
10/2/2009 5:14:00 PM
Rock Band has been getting some impressive artists to debut on the title, and they haven’t slowed down with the weekly updates. It was announced today that three tracks from The Raconteurs, a band that I’m sure many of you will share my appreciation for, will be released for the 360 and the Wii on October 6th, and the PS3 on the 8th.
The three consoles will also be getting tracks from Alanis Morissette, The Flobots, and Electric Six with their own debut on Rock Band.
For those that prefer to do their rocking on their handheld, Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP is getting “Know Your Enemy” by Green Day and “Red Barchetta” from Rush. Expect these tracks in tandem with Sony’s console.
**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
THE RACONTEURS MAKE ROCK BAND DEBUT, PLUS TRACKS FROM ALANIS MORISSETTE, ELECTRIC SIX AND FLOBOTS
Also, tracks from Green Day and Rush for Rock Band Unplugged!
Cambridge, Mass. – Oct. 2, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that The Raconteurs will make their Rock Band debut next week with a three pack of songs available for download in the Rock Band Music Store. A three pack of songs from Electric Six and additional tracks from Alanis Morissette and The Flobots will also be added next week to 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™. Tracks from Green Day and Rush will also be available for download next week for Rock Band Unplugged on PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii
Nashville-based rockers The Raconteurs, composed of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler, will release three songs for Rock Band Oct. 6. "The Raconteurs Pack 01" features "Steady, As She Goes" from the group’s first album, Broken Boy Soldiers, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards; as well as "Many Shades of Black" and "Salute Your Solution," from the group's Grammy Award-winning second album, Consolers of the Lonely.
Additionally, tracks from Alanis Morissette and The Flobots will be featured for DLC next week, and Electric Six also makes their Rock Band debut. The Detroit natives offer up a three pack of songs for the Rock Band Music Store and will kick off a U.S. and UK tour Oct. 14.
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Oct. 6) and PlayStation 3 system (Oct. 8):
· The Raconteurs – “Many Shades of Black”
· The Raconteurs – “Salute Your Solution”
· The Raconteurs – “Steady, As She Goes”
· Alanis Morissette – “Head Over Feet”
· Alanis Morissette – “Ironic”
· Electric Six – “Dance Epidemic”
· Electric Six – “Gay Bar”
· Electric Six – “I Don’t Like You”
· The Flobots – “Handlebars”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “The Raconteurs Pack 01,” “Electric Six Pack 01” and as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system and as individual tracks on Wii.
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 “The Raconteurs Pack 01” or “Electric Six Pack 01”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Rush’s “Red Barchetta” and Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy,” from the band’s latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, on Warner Music Group’s Reprise Records, to the 45 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system. 21st Century Breakdown debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock and Alternative charts.
Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Oct. 8):
+ Green Day – “Know Your Enemy”
+ Rush – “Red Barchetta”
Price: $1.99, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU per track on the PSP system
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii system. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Storeusing Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
There are now 886 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 60 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 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 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.