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Rock Band tracks offer the rock genre in all shapes and sizes

Posted by: Tina at 4/23/2010 10:49 AM
My Friday morning music selection is always dictated by Activision and Harmonix by means of the releases of their respective rock game’s downloadable tracks. Harmonix’s contribution for this week includes three tracks that accumulate to rock diversity in the Rock Band franchise. British rock boy-banders, Busted, will have their track “Thunderbirds Are Go!” featured on the list while female vocalist from Flyleaf will have you rocking out to “Again.” Finally, alternative rock’s name this week is Silverchair, and they’ll be offering “Tomorrow.” Read on for pricing and release days.


Cambridge, Mass. – April 23, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that singles from Flyleaf, Busted and Silverchair will be added 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 more than 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
Rounding out this batch of Rock Band Music Store additions are three rock singles. British pop rockers Busted have sold more than 3 million albums worldwide, won two BRIT awards and sold out several arena tours, and next week, they offer up “Thunderbirds Are a Go!,” “Again,” the first single off Flyleaf’s Memento Mori, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, will also be added next week. “Again” hit No. 12 on Rock, No. 3 on Alternative and No. 14 on Hot Mainstream Rock. Additionally, Australian alternative rock trio Silverchair debut in Rock Band with “Tomorrow.” Silverchair has received the Australian ARIA Award a record 21 times and have sold moiré than 6 million records to date. “Tomorrow” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and No. 28 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (April 27) and PlayStation 3 system (April 29):

· Busted – “Thunderbirds Are Go!”

· Flyleaf – “Again”

· Silverchair – “Tomorrow”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and as individual tracks only on Wii.
Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track