Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2, an eclectic 20-track collection

by: Randy -
In what boils down to a Now That's What I Call Rock Band Music! compilation, the Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 will be coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and 2, and Nintendo Wii on November 17th.  The 20-song pack will go for $29.99 (Cyril will not be pleased when he does the math on those) and -- here's where the mixed blessing begins -- as with any best-selling collection, the list will prove eclectic and disorienting if you actually tried to take this in as an album of songs.  A moot point, I understand.

We've got the full list after the jump, but just to wet your whistle, there are tracks ranging from Blondie's "Call Me" (Chuck's lucky I can't seem to locate that video from one of his barbecues), to Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" (sadly not Kanye West's remix), to "Just What I Needed" from The Cars (my wife is singing the entire song acapella as I type this out).

MTV Games, Harmonix and EA Announce

“Rock Band® Track Pack Volume 2”

Shipping For All Consoles November 17, 2008

 

 

Cambridge, MA – November 6, 2008 -- Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced plans to ship Rock Band® Track Pack Volume 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo on November 17, 2008.

 

Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 is a standalone software product that allows owners of Rock Band Special Edition, Rock Band or Rock Band 2 peripherals to keep the party going with more hit songs from the pantheon of rock music. The 20-song pack features an electrifying mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mötley Crüe, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blondie.  

 

Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 marks the first time that a Rock Band Track Pack has come to Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. Fans who buy the track pack on these consoles can play the disc as a standalone game, or download the songs to their console through a free offer with Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network or the PlayStation Network.[1][1] Combined with the ongoing weekly release of downloadable content, the track parts are yet another way rockers can continue to expand their music catalogue.

 

Tracks:

 

 

Artist

Song Title

Decade

1.           

Avenged Sevenfold

Afterlife

2000’s

2.           

Blondie

Call Me

1970’s

3.           

Weezer

El Scorcho

1990’s

4.           

Devo

Girl U Want

1980’s

5.           

Maximo Park

Girls Who Play Guitars

2000’s

6.           

Disturbed

Indestructible

2000’s

7.           

Angels & Airwaves

It Hurts

2000’s

8.           

Cars, The

Just What I Needed

1970’s

9.           

Police, The

Message in a Bottle

1980’s

10.        

Pixies

Monkey Gone to Heaven

1980’s

11.        

Duran Duran

Rio

1980’s

12.        

Mötley Crüe

Saints of Los Angeles

2000’s

13.        

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Simple Man

1970’s

14.        

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Snow ((Hey Oh))

2000’s

15.        

Nine Inch Nails

The Perfect Drug

1990’s

16.        

Fall Out Boy

This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race

2000’s

17.        

Papa Roach

Time Is Running Out

2000’s

18.        

Garbage

Why Do You Love Me

2000’s

19.        

Judas Priest

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

1980’s

20.        

Smashing Pumpkins

Zero

1990’s

 

**All 20 tracks utilize original master recordings**

 

Price:                 $29.99 MSRP       

 

Rock Band is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes tracks that span every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk. Rock Band has garnered over 40 awards including Game Critics Award: Best of Show E3 2007 and three awards at The 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack.


Rock Band®
Track Pack Volume 2 is rated “T” for Teen with a descriptor of Lyrics by the ESRB. Rock Band is currently available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PlayStation 2 system and Wii. Rock Band 2 is currently available for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system, and will be available for the PlayStation 2 system and Wii in December 2008.  

 

EA is the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for Rock Band.

 

For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.

 

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