Rush highlights next week’s Rock Band DLC

by: Dan -
Harmonix is bringing us a three-pack of Rush tracks along with a track each from Danish Rocker Volbeat and Black Veil Brides to Rock Band 3 next week.  Continuing the trend we saw with the Queen announcement, two of the Rush tracks will have keyboard support ( “Caravan” and “The Spirit of Radio (Live).”  I personally am more interested in the one that doesn’t, which is 1975’s “Fly By Night”.  I don’t know much about the other two groups or tracks, but I am sure there is a fan rejoicing somewhere.  If you like your metal quick and heavy, you may want to take a listen to them.
 
Pricing will be $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii Pts for “Rush Pack 01” and the usual $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts for the individual Rush songs and the Pro Guitar/Bass upgrade.  For the other two tracks, they are priced at $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts per track.
 
Available on December 13th, 2011:
Rush – “Fly by Night” X
Rush – “Caravan” O
Rush – “The Spirit of Radio (Live)” X O
Black Veil Brides – “Rebel Love Song
Volbeat – “A Warrior’s Call
Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
 
Rush fans have a present to look forward to, as the release also mentions that more Rush/Rock Band news is coming before the year ends.  It would imagine it has something to do with their upcoming 19th studio album Clockwork Angels which is slated for an early 2012 release.
 
Tracks From Rush, Along With Music From Black Veil Brides And Volbeat, Coming To Rock Band!

Cambridge, Mass. – December 9th, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that on December 13th a three-pack of songs from progressive rock masters Rush, along with single tracks from Black Veil Brides and Volbeat will come 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 provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 900 artists and more than 3,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™
 
Three tracks from Canadian rockers Rush are set to hit the Rock Band Music Store on December 13th!
“Fly By Night,” from 1975’s album of the same name kicks off the pack, followed by a live cut of Rush’s “The Spirit of the Radio,” one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.” The pack is rounded out by “Caravan,” which was released as a single earlier this year. These three tracks are just the tip of the iceberg for Rush fans; we’ll have even more exciting Rush/Rock Band news before the year’s out, so stay tuned!
 
“A Warrior’s Call” by Danish rockers Volbeat  and Black Veil Brides’ “Rebel Love Song” will also be available. These tracks will cost $0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, and €0.79 EU. Black Veil Brides will release its latest EP, Rebels, exclusively on iTunes on December 13th. The band also has the honor of being December’s Rock Band Network Artist of the Month, with three additional tracks – “Children Surrender,” “Perfect Weapon,” and “Heaven’s Calling” – available for download. More info can be found here.
 
Available on Xbox 360, Wii™and PlayStation®3 system (December 13th, 2011):
•         Rush – “Fly by Night” X
•         Rush – “Caravan” O
•         Rush – “The Spirit of Radio (Live)” X O
•         Black Veil Brides – “Rebel Love Song”
•         Volbeat – “A Warrior’s Call”
 
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system December 14th)
The Rush tracks will be available as “Rush Pack 01,” with all songs available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™. Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
 
Price:
$5.49 USD, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for the “Rush Pack 01” pack.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song for the Rush tracks “Fly by Night,” “Caravan,” and “The Spirit of Radio (Live)”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song for the Rush tracks “Fly by Night,” “Caravan,” and “The Spirit of Radio (Live)”
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for Black Veil Brides’ “Rebel Love Song” and Volbeat’s “A Warrior’s Call”
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
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