Rock Band adding more Nirvana, and introducing Night Ranger

by: Dan -
Looks like the folks at Harmonix and MTV Games are righting a few of the wrongs that have plagued the Rock Band music lineup. Just announced, next week will see three more Nirvana tracks (two live and the elusive Smells Like Teen Spirit…Finally!) and the debut of Night Ranger onto the DLC for the Rock Band games. The songs that will be available are (+ also will be on LEGO Rock Band):
  • Nirvana – “Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)” +
  • Nirvana – “Lithium (Live at Reading)”
  • Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  • Night Ranger – “(You Can Still) Rock in America” +
  • Night Ranger – “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” +
  • Night Ranger – “You’re Gonna Hear It From Me” +
Each pack will be $5.49/444 MS points and each individual track will be $1.99/160 MS points/$2.00 on the PS3/360/Wii.
**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**

MORE NIRVANA COMES TO ROCK BAND!

Plus Night Ranger Makes Rock Band Debut

Cambridge, Mass. – Nov. 25, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a three pack of songs from Nirvana as well as a three pack of songs from Night Ranger 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™.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii

Rock Band is delivering more Nirvana tracks next week, including the rock anthem, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” from the band’s best-selling 1991 album, Nevermind. “Nirvana Pack 02” also includes two live recordings – “Come As You Are,” from the band’s legendary MTV Unplugged performance, and “Lithium,” from the 1992 Reading Festival. The Live at Reading CD/DVD is also available for purchase in stores. Fans can also download “About a Girl,” “Blew” and “School,” from Bleach, already available in the Rock Band Music Store. Nirvana released their debut album, Bleach, in 1989 on Sub Pop Records, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this platinum-selling album, Sub Pop released a special edition of the album, in stores now, featuring a complete and previously unreleased live concert recorded in 1990 in Portland, Oregon.

San Francisco-formed hard rockers Night Ranger debuts in the Rock Band universe next week with a three pack of songs that includes “(You Can Still) Rock in America” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” both of which were re-recorded for Rock Band, and “You’re Gonna Hear It From Me,” from 2008’s Hole in the Sun. Night Ranger has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide and is still touring after almost 30 years. “Night Ranger Pack 01” will be available in both the Rock Band Music Store and the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Dec. 1) and PlayStation 3 system (Dec. 3):
· Nirvana – “Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)” +
· Nirvana – “Lithium (Live at Reading)”
· Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
· Night Ranger – “(You Can Still) Rock in America” +
· Night Ranger – “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” +
· Night Ranger – “You’re Gonna Hear It From Me” +

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as “Night Ranger Pack 01” or “Nirvana Pack 02” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with a “+” are also available 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, £3.99 UK, €2.49 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Night Ranger Pack 01” or “Nirvana Pack 02”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
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