**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
Cambridge, Mass.– Oct. 15, 2010– Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that song packs from alternative rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Jimmy Eat World will be added next week to the Rock Band MusicStore 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 800 artists and more than 2,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). To date, more than 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. Rock Band 3 will be available Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii and Nintendo DS™ followed by more weekly content additions to the Rock Band music store . Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. Find more information on how to pre-order Rock Band 3 today here.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
American rockers Stone Temple Pilots is made up of Scott Weiland on vocals, Robert DeLeo on bass, Dead DeLeo on guitar and Eric Kretz on drums and has found a wealth of success in the alternative rock genre since their debut album, Core, was released in 1992. It’s already been announced that the Stone Temple Pilots fan favorite,“Plush,” will be featured on the Rock Band 3 soundtrack, joining the already-available“Interstate Love Song,”“Sex Type Thing” and“Vasoline,” but next week, fans can get their hands on some additional Stone Temple Pilots tracks with a six pack of songs from the band.
Next week, six songs spanning the band’s career will be available in the Rock Band Music Store. The pack will include“Creep,”“Dead&Bloated” and“Crackerman” from Core,“Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart” from Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop,“Big Empty” from Purple, and“Huckleberry Crumble” from the band’s latest and self-titled album, which was released earlier this year. Stone Temple Pilots are currently touring the United States. For More information and tickets, please click here.
Alt rock favorites Jimmy Eat World formed in Arizona in 1993 and are composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind. The band has released seven studio albums, including their latest, Invented, which was released Sept. 28, 2010. Next week, three songs from Jimmy Eat World will be available for download in the RockBand Music Store, joining the already-available“The Middle,”“Futures,”“Sweetness” and“Lucky Denver Mint.” Jimmy Eat World Pack 02 will feature“Pain” from 2004’s gold-certified Futures,“Bleed American” from the 2001 album of the same name and“My Best Theory” from Invented. Jimmy Eat World is touring the United States and Europe this fall. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Oct. 19):
· Stone Temple Pilots–“Big Empty”
· Stone Temple Pilots–“Crackerman”
· Stone Temple Pilots– “Creep”
· Stone Temple Pilots–“Dead&Bloated”
· Stone Temple Pilots–“Huckleberry Crumble”
· Stone Temple Pilots– “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart”
· Jimmy Eat World–“Bleed American”
· Jimmy Eat World–“My Best Theory” +
· Jimmy Eat World–“Pain”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Oct. 20)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, as well as“Stone Temple Pilots Pack 01” and“Jimmy Eat World Pack 02” and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with“+” will also be available for download in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.
Price: $1.99 USD,£.99 UK,€1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$9.99,£4.99 UK,€7.99 EU (800 Microsoft Points) for Stone Temple Pilots Pack 01
$5.49,£2.49 UK,€3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points) for Jimmy Eat World Pack 02
** 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 has over 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS.
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Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii. 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.
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. The complete list of tracks can be found at www.rockband.com/music.
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