Talking Heads offer up five tracks for ROCK BAND 2
Plus tracks from Tom Petty, Billy Idol and Fleetwood Mac for Wii and Franz Ferdinand and Guns N’ Roses for Rock Band Unplugged!
Harmonix and MTV Games announced that a five pack of songs from new wave rockers Talking Heads, as well as singles from Avenged Sevenfold, The Jam, Oasis and Rage Against the Machine will be available in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system.
Additional tracks from Tom Petty, Billy Idol, Fleetwood Mac and Judas Priest will be available in the Wiiâ„¢ Rock Band Music Store bringing the number of downloadable tracks for Wii to 647, and tracks from Guns Nâ€™ Roses and Franz Ferdinand will be available for download for Rock Band Unplugged on PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 System
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Talking Heads add an additional five downloadable tracks to Rock Band, joining the already available â€œPsycho Killer.â€ The five-pack spans a good deal of Talking Headsâ€™ career, including â€œTake Me to the Riverâ€ from the bandâ€™s second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food; â€œCrosseyed & Painlessâ€ and â€œOnce in a Lifetimeâ€ from the bandâ€™s fourth studio album, Remain in Light; â€œGirlfriend is Betterâ€ from the bandâ€™s fifth album, Speaking in Tongues; and â€œAnd She Wasâ€ from the bandâ€™s sixth album, Little Creatures. Additionally, singles from Avenged Sevenfold, The Jam, Oasis and Rage Against the Machine will be available in the Rock Band Music Store next week.
Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Sept. 1) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Sept. 3):
â€¢ Avenged Sevenfold â€“ â€œBat Countryâ€
â€¢ The Jam â€“ â€œA Town Called Maliceâ€
â€¢ The Jam â€“ â€œGoing Undergroundâ€
â€¢ Oasis â€“ â€œSupersonicâ€ (Live)
â€¢ Rage Against the Machine â€“ â€œGuerilla Radioâ€
â€¢ Talking Heads â€“ â€œAnd She Wasâ€
â€¢ Talking Heads â€“ â€œCrosseyed & Painlessâ€
â€¢ Talking Heads â€“ â€œGirlfriend is Betterâ€
â€¢ Talking Heads â€“ â€œOnce in a Lifetimeâ€
â€¢ Talking Heads â€“ â€œTake Me to the Riverâ€
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as Talking Heads Pack 01 and as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.
Price: $1.99 USD, Â£.99 UK, â‚¬1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$8.49 USD, Â£5.25 UK, â‚¬6.59 EU (680 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Talking Heads Pack 01
American rocker Tom Petty breaks onto Rock Band for Wii next week with two of his biggest solo hits, â€œI Wonâ€™t Back Downâ€ and â€œRunninâ€™ Down a Dream,â€ both from his 5x platinum 1989 album, Full Moon Fever. This was Pettyâ€™s first solo album, after parting with The Heartbreakers; it reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Classic rockers Fleetwood Mac and English rocker Billy Idol return to Rock Band, as well as Australian rockers Jet with, â€œSheâ€™s a Genius,â€ from the bandâ€™s new album, Shaka Rock, which hit shelves Aug. 25. Back-catalog tracks from Judas Priest and The Pretenders will also be available in the Wii Rock Band Music Store next week. These tracks come from the catalog of Rock Band music already released to owners of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. With the addition of these tracks, there are now more than 647 tracks in the Wii Rock Band Music Store.
Additional tracks available for Wii (Aug. 25):
â€¢ Billy Idol â€“ â€œMony Monyâ€
â€¢ Billy Idol â€“ â€œRebel Yellâ€
â€¢ Fleetwood Mac â€“ â€œDonâ€™t Stopâ€
â€¢ Fleetwood Mac â€“ â€œWorld Turningâ€
â€¢ Jet â€“ â€œSheâ€™s a Geniusâ€
â€¢ Tom Petty â€“ â€œI Wonâ€™t Back Downâ€
â€¢ Tom Petty â€“ â€œRunninâ€™ Down a Dreamâ€
â€¢ Bare Naked Ladies â€“ â€œHanukkah Blessingsâ€ *
â€¢ Billy Squier â€“ â€œChristmas is the Timeâ€ *
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œ(Take These) Chainsâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œBloodstoneâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œDevilâ€™s Childâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œFeverâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œPain & Pleasureâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œRiding on the Windâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œScreaming for Vengeanceâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œThe Hellion/Electric Eyeâ€
â€¢ Judas Priest â€“ â€œYouâ€™ve Got Another Thing Cominâ€™â€
â€¢ Nikko â€“ â€œBreak My Heartâ€ *
â€¢ Nikko â€“ â€œDonâ€™t Tell Meâ€ *
â€¢ Pretenders â€“ â€œBlue Christmasâ€ *
â€¢ Pretenders â€“ â€œPreciousâ€
Price: $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per track
*Denotes $1.00 (100 Wii Points) per track
Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSPÂ®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Franz Ferdinandâ€™s â€œLucid Dreamsâ€ and Guns Nâ€™ Rosesâ€™ â€œRiad Nâ€™ The Bedouinsâ€ to the 35 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system.
Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Sept. 3):
â€¢ Franz Ferdinand â€“ â€œLucid Dreamsâ€
â€¢ Guns Nâ€™ Roses â€“ â€œRiad Nâ€™ The Bedouinsâ€
Price: $1.99, Â£.99 UK, â‚¬1.49 EU per track on the PSP system
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and Wii system. Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
There are now more than 835 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music).
Rock Band continues to satisfy music fansâ€™ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 50 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 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 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.