March showers bring downloadable tracks to the Hero franchise

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That is how the saying goes, right?

Activision would like to clue you in on the downloadable tracks they have ready for March.

If you’re playing for the Hero line with either Guitar Hero 5 or Band Hero, you can start seeing these tracks available from March 4th. Blink-182 starts March’s downloads with three songs including “First Date,” “All The Small Things,” and “Adam’s Song.”

March 11th continues the Thursday downloadable trend with three songs from OK Go. These tracks are “Here It Goes Again,” “Do What You Want,” and “Get Over It.”

Throwing in a mix to the rock tracks March will offer is Irish-infused Flogging Molly on March 18th with “Requiem For A Dying Song,” “(No More) Paddy’s Lament,” and “The Seven Deadly Sins.”

Polishing March off on the 25th is yet another three-pack featuring 80s tracks. You’ll get “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Mötley Crüe, “We Got The Beat” from The Go-Go, and finally “Sister Christain” by Night Ranger.

Read on for album and pricing details.

Popular Bands blink-182, OK Go, Flogging Molly, Mötley Crüe, The Go-Go’s and Night Ranger Round Out the Roster of Top Acts Contributing Music to Guitar Hero®’s Music Library

SANTA MONICA, CA – February 25, 2010 – Guitar Hero® shifts into high gear with the announcement of this month’s lineup of downloadable songs for Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® 5 and Band Hero™. With a new three-song offering every Thursday, Guitar Hero raises the bar once again with track packs from premier pop-punk band blink-182, alternative rockers OK Go, Irish-infused music from Flogging Molly and a collection of 80’s hits from iconic bands Mötley Crüe, The Go-Go’s and Night Ranger.

Leading the charge on March 4, pop-punk trio blink-182 returns to Guitar Hero with a track pack featuring three of their biggest hits that helped shape the development of the pop-punk music genre. The blink-182 track pack features “First Date,” the second single from Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, as well as mega-hit “All The Small Things” and the slow-paced, serious track “Adam’s Song,” both from the band’s 1999 multi-platinum album Enema Of The State.

Grammy award winning band OK Go smashes onto the scene March 11 with “Here It Goes Again” and “Do What You Want” from their 2005 release Oh No. Longtime OK Go fanatics will also be thrilled to rock out to “Get Over It,” the first single off of the band’s 2002 self-titled debut album.

Living room legends can continue their St. Patrick’s Day celebration as they download the Flogging Molly track pack on March 18. The three Irish-inspired favorites from the Celtic punk rockers will have fans jamming all night long to “Requiem For A Dying Song” and “(No More) Paddy’s Lament” from the band’s 2008 album Float and “The Seven Deadly Sins” from their 2004 release Within a Mile of Home.

The 80’s return on March 25 with some of the music that made the decade famous, including the title glam metal anthem “Girls, Girls, Girls” off of Mötley Crüe’s 1987 album, The Go-Go’s biggest hit, “We Got The Beat,” off of their debut album Beauty And The Beat, and Night Ranger’s milestone power ballad “Sister Christian.”

The blink-182, OK Go, Flogging Molly and 80’s track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii™ for 550 Wii Points™. In addition, all songs in each track pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.
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