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Rock Band DLC next week: short…but sweet?

Posted by: Tina at 4/9/2010 12:06 PM
In the spirit of the Friday music downloads, we continue today’s music news with downloads available on Rock Band. The DLC for this coming week include tracks by Serj Tankian, Smash Mouth, and The Used.

The list for next week seems unusually small in comparison to previous available DLC, but hopefully the tracks will make up for the loss in numbers. Read on for each individual one, including the two available on LEGO Rock Band, and pricing details.


Cambridge, Mass. – April 9, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that six singles from artists Serj Tankian, Smash Mouth and The Used will 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™.

With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as 1,100 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 65 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
Two tracks from Serj Tankian’s first live album, Elect the Dead Symphony, will be available in the Rock Band Music Store next week. “Empty Walls” and “Sky is Over” are both featured on Elect the Dead Symphony, which was released March 9 and features the Aucklund Philharmonia Orchestra from New Zealand. The album reached No. 2 on the U.S. Classical Albums chart.

Also available next week is the ubiquitous pop classic, “All Star” from Smash Mouth, as well as three singles from American hard rockers The Used, who are touring the United States this month. “Blood on My Hands” and “Born to Quit” from the band’s 2009 album Artwork, as well as “The Taste of Ink” from the band’s self-titled 2002 debut album, will be available for download in the Rock Band Music Store next week.

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (April 13) and PlayStation 3 system (April 15):

· Serj Tankian – “Empty Walls”

· Serj Tankian – “Sky is Over” +

· Smash Mouth – “All Star” +

· The Used – “Blood on My Hands”

· The Used – “Born to Quit”

· The Used – “The Taste of Ink”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Tracks marked with “+” will also be available for download in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.
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 Used Pack 01”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track