Rock Band 3 DLC next week going with most obnoxious song ever

by: Dan -
Don’t get me wrong, I love Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny”, but the song seems to find a way to just stick in your head for hours if you hear it at the wrong point of your day. So maybe next week when it, along with songs from Anberlin, Ohio Players and Reliant K hits the Rock Band 3 DLC world we can become immune to its powers. Most of you will be familiar with the two Ohio Player songs, as “Fire” is the theme song to Hell’s Kitchen and “Love Rollercoaster” was covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Stadium Arcadium. I’m not as familiar with the other three songs and artists, but they all sounded like catchy tunes (or hardcore with Blood and Thunder.)

As usual, pricing is $1.99/169 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per track with the $0.99/80 MS Pt/100 Wii Pt charge to upgrade to Pro Bass/Pro Guitar for the three tracks marked with an ‘X’. Here is the list, so break out your points and be ready to download them.
  • Anberlin – “Breaking”
  • Mastodon – “Blood and Thunder” X
  • Ohio Players – “Fire”
  • Ohio Players – “Love Rollercoaster” X
  • Relient K – “Must Have Done Something Right”
  • Tommy Tutone – “867-5309/Jenny” X
TOMMY TUTONE, OHIO PLAYERS AND RELIENT K MAKE THEIR ROCK BAND DEBUT NEXT WEEK, PLUS SINGLES FROM ANBERLIN AND MASTODON!

Cambridge, Mass. – April 15, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that songs from Anberlin, Mastodon, Ohio Players, Relient K and Tommy Tutone will be available beginning April 19 in the Rock Band 3 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 800 artists and more than 2,600* 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 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
Next week, we’re adding to the Anberlin Rock Band catalog with “Breaking” the second single from the alternative rock band’s 2008 album New Surrender. “Feel Good Drag,” from the same album, is already available for Rock Band play.

We’re bringing fans more from heavy metal outfit Mastodon as well, with “Blood and Thunder” from their 2004 album Leviathan. “Colony of Birchmen” from the band’s 2006 album, Blood Mountain, is also available in the Rock Band Music Store.

The Ohio Players will make their Rock Band debut next week with two of their classics, “Fire,” the title track from the band’s 1974 album of the same name, and “Love Rollercoaster,” which was released on the band’s 1975 album Honey and reached the top of both the R&B and pop charts.

American rockers Relient K will also make their Rock Band debut next week with “Must Have Done Something Right” from their 2007 album Five Score and Seven Years Ago, which debuted at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Finally, Tommy Tutone will also make their debut next week with the 80s classic “867-5309/Jenny.” The song was originally released on the 1981 album Tommy Tutone 2 and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. “867-5309/Jenny” was rerecorded and released on 2010’s Tutone-Ality, which is the version featured in Rock Band.

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 (April 19):


Anberlin – “Breaking”
Mastodon – “Blood and Thunder” X
Ohio Players – “Fire”
Ohio Players – “Love Rollercoaster” X
Relient K – “Must Have Done Something Right”
Tommy Tutone – “867-5309/Jenny” X

(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system April 20)

These tracks will be available for purchase 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

** 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 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™.
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