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Weever and Janis Joplin to Rock Band next week

Posted by: Dan at 9/9/2011 11:15 AM
Harmonix is bringing us a three-pack of Weezer and a Janis Joplin classic next week for Rock Band DLC. The three Weezer songs brings to 15 the total of tracks from the band in the Rock Band series and adds the much coveted “Has Pipe” to the play set along with “Island in the Sun” and Perfect Situation.” The classic Janis Joplin rendition of “Me and Bobby McGee” is probably the most well-known of the songs versions that was originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster and recorded by Roger Miller in 1969. Joplin topped the U.S. charts with the song in 1971 after her death from a heroin overdose.

The pricing will be $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii PTs for “Weezer Pack 04”, $1.99 /160 MS PTs/200 Wii PTs per song and $0.99/80 MS PTs/100 Wii PTs for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade.

Available on September 13th, 2011:
Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band – “Me and Bobby McGee
Weezer – “Hash Pipe” X
Weezer – “Island in the Sun
Weezer – “Perfect Situation




THREE HITS FROM WEEZER & A JANIS JOPLIN SINGLE ARRIVE FOR ROCK BAND!
ROCK BAND CELEBRATES ITS 200TH STRAIGHTWEEK OF DLC!


Cambridge, Mass. – September 9th, 2011– Harmonix today announced that a 3-pack of hits from modern alt-rockers Weezer and a classic single from Janis Joplin will be available beginning September 13th in the Rock Band 3 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 Nov. 20, 2007.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
September 13th marks the 200th week of Rock Band DLC, and we’recelebrating with 4 amazing tracks from fan favorites!

Weezer add to their impressive 12 songs playable in Rock Band with another amazing pack of hits. “Weezer Pack 04” lands this Tuesday and brings 3 of the band's biggest songs to the Rock Band catalog. From the band’s 5th album, Make Believe, “Perfect Situation” makes its way to the store. “Perfect Situation” spent 4 weeks atop the Billboard Modern Rock charts and makes a perfect addition to any pop rock fan’s catalog. The pack also features two songs from 2001’s Weezer (commonly referred to as “The Green Album”) –“Island in the Sun” and “Hash Pipe”, the latter of which features the band’s first Pro Guitar/Bass upgrade!

In addition, classic rock fans can also pick up the quintessential “Me and Bobby McGee” from Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band. Joplin’s version appeared on her 1970’s Pearl and became the second posthumous number one single in rock & roll history [the first was Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On The) Dock of the Bay”, also available in Rock Band].

As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii andPlayStation®3 system (September 13th, 2011):
· Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band – “Me and Bobby McGee”
· Weezer – “Hash Pipe” X
· Weezer – “Island in the Sun”
· Weezer – “Perfect Situation”

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system September 14th)

The Weezer tracks will be available as “Weezer Pack 04”, and all tracks will be available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for “Weezer Pack 01”
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade

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

*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii™ Shop Channel has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.