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Move over Rover! Let Jimi take over your Rock Band DLC

Posted by: Dan at 12/16/2011 9:12 AM
Ah yes, Harmonix you have done it again.  Next week for our Rock Band DLC, we will be getting one of those few remaining “Holy Grail” artists and songs with a massive 9 song DLC and upgrade pack.  There will be seven new titles, including three from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a Live version of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and three other songs.  Two of the new songs will support keyboards, and two legacy songs (“Purple Haze” and “Little Wing”) will be getting the Pro Bass/Guitar upgrade treatment.
 
The price will be $10.99/880 MS Pts/1100 Wii Pts for the “Experience Jimi Hendrix 01” pack, $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song and $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts per eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade.  Here is the list of complete new tracks and upgrades to legacy songs:
 
Available on December 20th, 2011:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Long Hot Summer Night” O
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Gypsy Eyes”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “All Along the Watchtower” X
Jimi Hendrix – “Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live)”
Jimi Hendrix – “Dolly Dagger”
Jimi Hendrix – “Freedom” O X
Jimi Hendrix – “Angel”
 
Pro Guitar/Bass Upgrades for Legacy Songs
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Purple Haze”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Little Wing”
 
Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
 
I hope everyone asked from Points cards for the Holidays, because with all the great Rock Band DLC the last two months, you will be needing them.


MORE TRACKS FROM GROUNDBREAKING SONGWRITER AND PERFORMER JIMI HENDRIX COMING TO THE ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE!

Cambridge, Mass. – December 16th, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that on December 20th a pack of Jimi Hendrix’s biggest hits will come 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™.
 
Rock Band provides 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 3,000* 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 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.
 
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™
Named the greatest guitar player of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in its recent “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” feature, there are few unfamiliar with the legendary songwriter and performer Jimi Hendrix. The guitar virtuoso’s playing style redefined rock and roll, infusing his unparalleled technical ability with an extreme and experimental sound that wowed audiences, changing music history for decades to come. On December 20th, Harmonix is proud to be adding seven classic Hendrix tracks to the Rock Band Music Store.
 
1968’s Hendrix-produced Electric Ladyland album features some of the musician’s most popular and enduring songs. Three songs from this classic – “Long Hot Summer Night,” “Gypsy Eyes,” and “All Along the Watchtower” – kick off the pack. An incendiary live performance of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” recorded at the legendary Woodstock festival, is also included in the pack. The pack of seven tracks also includes “Dolly Dagger” “Freedom” and “Angel” from First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. These songs were originally recorded for 1971’s Rainbow Bridge and The Cry of Love albums.
 
Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades for two of the tracks, “All Along the Watchtower” and “Freedom,” will be available. Pro upgrades for previously available Hendrix songs, “Purple Haze” and “Little Wing,” will also be offered. A full list of the extensive catalog of Jimi Hendrix songs playable in Rock Band can be found here.
 
Available on Xbox 360, Wii™and PlayStation®3 system (December 20th, 2011):
•         The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Long Hot Summer Night” O
•         The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Gypsy Eyes”
•         The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “All Along the Watchtower” X
•         Jimi Hendrix – “Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live)”
•         Jimi Hendrix – “Dolly Dagger”
•         Jimi Hendrix – “Freedom” O X
•         Jimi Hendrix – “Angel”
 
Pro Guitar/Bass Upgrades for Legacy Songs
•         The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Purple Haze”
•         The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Little Wing”
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system December 21st)
 
The tracks will be available as “Experience Jimi Hendrix Pack 01,” with all songs available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™. Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
 
Price:
$10.99 USD, £5.99 UK, €8.99 EU (880 Microsoft Points, 1100 Wii Points™) for the “Experience Jimi Hendrix 01” pack
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (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
** 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™.