Cambridge, Mass. – January 16, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of eight new tracks to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content including music from the Steve Miller Band, Godsmack, Belly, Ghost Hounds, Mute Math and Rob Zombie.
The Rock Band 2 disc features the Steve Miller Band’s classic track “Rock ‘n Me” and now fans of this classic American blues band can expand their collection of SMB music with a three pack of tracks including “The Joker’’ from their album The Joker (1973), “Take the Money and Run” featured on the Fly Like An Eagle (1976) album, and “Space Cowboy” from Brave New World (1969). Alternative metal group Godsmack debuts in the Rock Band Music Library with “I Stand Alone” from their album Faceless (2003).
The update also features Mute Math’s 2008 Grammy-nominated “Typical”, alternative rock group Belly’s pop hit “Feed the Tree” (Star, 1993) and Ghost Hounds’ “Wind Me Up” joins “Ashes to Fire” as their second track in the Rock Band Music Store.
Rounding out this week’s additions to the Rock Band Music Store is Rob Zombie’s “War Zone”, the lead single from the soundtrack Punisher: War Zone (2008) from Marvel Comics’ latest film adaptation of urban vigilante Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher.
Release Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)
Steve Miller Band “Space Cowboy”
Steve Miller Band “Take the Money and Run”
Steve Miller Band “The Joker”
Godsmack “I Stand Alone”
Belly “Feed the Tree”
Ghost Hounds “Wind Me Up”
Mute Math “Typical”
Rob Zombie “War Zone”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Steve Miller Band 3-pack
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
Rock Band 2 is available now for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 systems and the Wii system. The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii versions support downloadable content. The Rock Band Music Store for Wii is now live with 50 tracks available for download including 20 free Rock Band 2 songs. More downloadable tracks for Wii will be announced shortly.
There are now more than 500 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 30 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 allow online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes. In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the hard drive of Xbox 360. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION 3 system’s version of Rock Band is available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store through the free PlayStation®Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system’s built in hard drive.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visitwww.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com