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Rock Band going smash singles next week

Posted by: Dan at 7/30/2010 9:17 AM

Harmonix announced today that next week's DLC for Rock Band will contain a bunch of hit singles from various artists. The headliner and most-recognizable song will be Blondie's "Rapture", but there are also singles from dc Talk, The Decemberists, Eagles of Death Metal, Eels, Family Force 5, KMFDM and La Roux. Pricing will be only on a per track basis on all three platforms at the standard $1.99/160 MS Points/$2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track.

• Blondie – “Rapture”
• dc Talk – “Jesus Freak”
• The Decemberists – “The Perfect Crime # 2”
• Eagles of Death Metal – “I Only Want You” +
• Eels – “Saturday Morning” +
• Family Force 5 – “Love Addict”
• KMFDM – “Sturm & Drang”
• La Roux – “Bulletproof” +

Tracks marked with “+” will also be available in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store



ROCK BAND PRESENTS A SMATTERING OF SMASH SINGLES, INCLUDING SIX ARTISTS NEW TO ROCK BAND!
Blondie, La Roux, The Decemberists, Eagles of Death Metal and more coming to Rock Band next week!

Cambridge, Mass. – July 30, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that singles from a smattering of stars, including Blondie, La Roux, The Decemberists and more will be available next week in 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 more than 1,550 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 70 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

We’re bringing you a bunch of singles next week from a variety of awesome artists, including several who are making their Rock Band debut! Alternative rock group dc Talk debuts in Rock Band with “Jesus Freak,” the title track from their Grammy® Award-winning album of the same name. Indie rockers The Decemberists also make their Rock Band debut with “The Perfect Crime # 2” from 2006’s The Crane Wife. Making their Rock Band debut as well, indie rockers Eels are bringing “Saturday Morning” from their 2004 album Shootenanny!. And English electro-pop duo La Roux also make their Rock Band debut next week with “Bulletproof” from their 2009 self-titled debut. The song debuted at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and went to No. 8 on the Billboard Chart in the United States. And finally, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme-formed rock group Eagles of Death Metal debut in Rock Band with “I Only Want You,” the single from their 2004 album, Peace, Love, Death Metal.

We’re also adding to some artists’ Rock Band catalogs! From new wave goddess Blondie, we’re bringing you “Rapture,” one of the first mainstream hits to incorporate rap music and the first rap-influenced single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Chart. Next week’s additions will also include “Sturm & Drang” from metal rockers KMFDM’s 2002 album, Attak, as well as “Love Addict” from Atlanta-formed rap rockers Family Force 5 debut album, Business Up Front/Party in the Back. Both Family Force 5 and KMFDM have previously only been available through the Rock Band Network Music Store.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Aug. 3):

• Blondie – “Rapture”
• dc Talk – “Jesus Freak”
• The Decemberists – “The Perfect Crime # 2”
• Eagles of Death Metal – “I Only Want You” +
• Eels – “Saturday Morning” +
• Family Force 5 – “Love Addict”
• KMFDM – “Sturm & Drang”
• La Roux – “Bulletproof” +

(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Aug. 4)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Tracks marked with “+” will also be available in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.

Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per track
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track

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