Guildford, UK.– 16th April, 2010– Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a three pack of songs from Coheed and Cambria, as well as singles form Supergrass, Siouxsie&The Banshees and The Violent Femmes will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as more than 1,100 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 65 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.
Rock Band DLC additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
Rock Band favorites Coheed and Cambria are adding more tracks to the Rock Band Music Store next week with three songs from the band’s new album, Year of the Black Rainbow–“Guns of Summer,”“Here We Are Juggernaut” and“The Broken.” Year of the Black Rainbow is the fifth studio album from Coheed and Cambria and was released April 13 as a standard album, as well as a deluxe edition, featuring a 352-page novel of the same name, written by the band’s lead singer, Claudio Sanchez, and New York Times bestselling author Peter David. The band is currently touring the United States during April and May, which includes a performance at this year’s Coachella festival, during April and May.
Rounding out next week’s Rock Band Music Store additions are three pop singles. British rockers Siouxsie&The Banshees are upping their Rock Band presence with“Peek-a-Boo” from the band’s ninth studio album, Peepshow. Britpop outfit Supergrass is adding“Sun Hits the Sky,” the third single from the band’s second studio album, In It For the Money, and American alternative rockers The Violent Femmes make their Rock Band debut with“American Music” from the band’s fifth studio album, Why Do Birds Sing?
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (April 20) and PlayStation 3 system (April 22):
• Coheed and Cambria–“Guns of Summer”
• Coheed and Cambria–“Here We Are Juggernaut”
• Coheed and Cambria–“The Broken”
• Siouxsie&The Banshees–“Peek-a-Boo”
• Supergrass–“Sun Hits the Sky”
• The Violent Femmes–“American Music”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as“Coheed and Cambria Pack 01,” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii.
Price:£.99 UK (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
£2.49 UK (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for“Coheed and Cambria Pack 01”
(200 Wii Points™) per track
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band Website
Coheed and Cambria Website
The Violent Femmes Website
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®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.
With these additions, there are now 1,160 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 65 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.
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