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Rock Band DLC features DragonForce, Santana and Jefferson Airplane

Posted by: Dan at 3/25/2011 9:31 AM
Looks like next week’s Rock Band DLC will cost me some more cash, as songs from Santana, Jefferson Airplane, DragonForce and Blood, Sweat & Tears will be available on March 29th. The Days of Peace Pack 01 features three artists that performed at the original Woodstock with some of their most recognizable work. The two DragonForce songs are off their Inhuman Rampage album, but I am curious why we didn’t get a third song to make a second pack.

We do get one bonus this week as we will actually get two songs fully upgradeable to Pro Bass/Guitar for $0.99 in Santana’s “Black Magic Woman” and DragonForce’s “Through the Fire and Flames”. I personally am looking forward to Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love”, as I am a huge fan of classic rock. Pricing will be $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per song and $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii Pts for the Days of Peace Pack 01 and $0.99 for the Pro Bass/Guitar upgrades. Here is the full list of songs for nest week:

Days of Peace Pack 01
Jefferson Airplane – “Somebody to Love”
Blood, Sweat & Tears – “Spinning Wheel”
Santana – “Black Magic Woman”X

Singles
DragonForce – “Through the Fire and Flames”X
DragonForce – “Operation Ground and Pound”

Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.


SONGS FROM JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, SANTANA AND BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS HEAD TO ROCK BAND 3 NEXT WEEK!

DRAGONFORCE MAKE THEIR ROCK BAND DEBUT!

Cambridge, Mass. – March 25, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that songs from Jefferson Airplane, Santana, DragonForce and Blood, Sweat & Tears will be available beginning March 29 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 2,500* 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 bringing you a three-pack of songs from artists who performed at one of the best known (and most expensive to refer to) music festivals of all time as part of the Days of Peace Pack 01. The pack features the breakout hit from Jefferson Airplane, “Somebody to Love,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is listed in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “Spinning Wheel” from American rockers Blood, Sweat & Tears will also be included in next week’s pack. The song was released in 1969, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for three GRAMMY® Awards in 1970. Santana’s classic song, “Black Magic Woman,” will also be featured in Days of Peace Pack 01. The song was recorded in 1970 and helped propel the album Abraxas to No. 1 and earn quadruple platinum status in 1986.

DragonForce, who fans may remember from other music video games, are making their debut for Rock Band 3 next week with “Through the Fire and Flames” and “Operation Ground and Pound,” both from the band’s third album, Inhuman Rampage. “Through the Fire and Flames” is one of DragonForce’s biggest hits and reached No. 86 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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 (March 29):

Days of Peace Pack 01

Jefferson Airplane – “Somebody to Love”
Blood, Sweat & Tears – “Spinning Wheel”
Santana – “Black Magic Woman”X

Singles

DragonForce – “Through the Fire and Flames”X
DragonForce – “Operation Ground and Pound”

(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system March 30)

These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks and as “Days of Peace Pack 01” 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
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points) for Days of Peace Pack 01

** 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™.