**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
Cambridge, Mass.– Sept. 24, 2010– Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a five pack of Anthrax songs, plus tracks from The Doobie Brothers, My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds to Mars, Atreyu and Buckcherry 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 TM .
With more than 400 artists and more than 1,800 songs available through the Rock Band platform, as well as more than 73 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 3 will be available Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in the rest of the world, giving players immediate access to a music library approaching 2,000 songs playable in Rock Band 3 at launch with new content added weekly to the Rock Band Music Store. Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other music 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
It’s already been announced that the Anthrax fan-favorite,“Caught in a Mosh” will be featured on the Rock Band 3 soundtrack, but next week, fans can get an early taste of Anthrax with a five-pack of the band’s songs, spanning their career. Anthrax, one of the most popular thrash metal bands of the 1980s, will make their Rock Band debut next week with“Among the Living” and“Indians,” both from the band’s 1987 breakthrough Gold-certified album, Among the Living; as well as“I’m the Man” from the EP of the same name, and live versions of“Madhouse (Live)” and“Metal Thrashing Mad (Live).” Anthrax is touring the United States this fall. Check out www.anthrax.com for more information and tickets.
The Doobie Brothers will make their Rock Band debut next week as well. Fans can play their song,“China Grove,” on the Rock Band 3 disc but will get an early taste of the band with two tracks next week.“Listen to the Music,” from the band’s second album, Toulouse Street, as well as“Long Train Runnin’” from the band’s two-time Platinum third album, The Captain and Me, will be both available in the Rock Band Music Store next week. The Doobie Brothers will release their new album, World Gone Crazy, the same date that these songs are available in Rock Band. The band is offering a limited edition bundle featuring an autographed copy of the World Gone Crazy Deluxe CD/DVD plus the new World Tour T-Shirt. For more information and to purchase tickets to the band’s concerts, please visit www.doobiebros.com.
Be sure to check out Anthrax and The Doobie Brothers when Rock Band 3 launches Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for Xbox 360, PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system, the Wii TM system from Nintendo, and Nintendo DS TM .
New Jersey-formed American rockers My Chemical Romance will make their Rock Band debut next week as well with“I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” from the band’s second album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, and the band’s first UK No. 1 single,“Welcome to the Black Parade” from the band’s third album, The Black Parade.
And to keep the debut theme going, Atreyu will make their Rock Band debut next week as well with“Coffin Nails,” from the American metalcore band’s fifth album, Congregation of the Damned. We’re also adding more 30 Seconds to Mars, with“Closer to the Edge” and Buckcherry, with“Out of Line.”
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Sept. 28):
- <*>Anthrax–“Among the Living”*> <*>Anthrax–“I’m the Man”*> <*>Anthrax–“Indians” +*> <*>Anthrax–“Madhouse (Live)” +*> <*>Anthrax–“Metal Thrashing Mad (Live)” +*> <*>My Chemical Romance–“I’m Not Okay (I Promise)”*> <*>My Chemical Romance–“Welcome to the Black Parade”*> <*>30 Seconds to Mars–“Closer to the Edge” +*> <*>Atreyu–“Coffin Nails”*> <*>Buckcherry–“Out of Line”*> <*>The Doobie Brothers–“Listen to the Music” +*> <*>The Doobie Brothers–“Long Train Runnin’” +*>
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Sept. 29)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, as well as“Anthrax Pack 01”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 TM ) per song
$8.49,£4.39 UK,€6.59 EU (680 Microsoft Points) for Anthrax Pack 01
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band Website
The Doobie Brothers Website
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 TM purchased through the Wii TM 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 more than 1,800 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 70 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.
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