Harmonix and MTV Games announced today additional Rush tracks will be available at the Rock Band™ Music Store catalog of downloadable content. On July 8th, air drummers and guitarists will rejoice when direct from the Rush Masters Vault the exclusive Rock Band versions of“Closer To The Heart” and“Working Man (Vault Edition)” (featuring never released alternative guitar solo) are made available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft). One of the most successful progressive rock bands in music history, Rush have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and continue to sell out arenas worldwide. Rush now have 5 songs available for Rock Band including cover versions of“Tom Sawyer,”“Limelight” and“Working Man,” almost a full-set by prog rock standards!
Also available are two amazing tracks from six-time Grammy winning, multi-platinum funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers.“Snow ((Hey Oh))” and“Tell Me Baby” from their critically acclaimed ninth studio double album Stadium Arcadium will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Marketplace).
Release date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace)
Thursday, July 10, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)
Tracks: From the RUSH Masters Vault:
“Closer To The Heart”
“Working Man (Vault Edition)”
Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Snow ((Hey Oh))”
“Tell Me Baby”
(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Marketplace) per track
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc). Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock as more than 15 million downloads have been purchased 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 allows 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 including: Solo Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from any Quickplay mode. 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 the Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment 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 is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
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