**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**

Cambridge, Mass.– May 15, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that iconic metal genius Alice Cooper will make his Rock Band® debut next week adding a six pack of songs to the Rock Band® Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Next week’s lineup also features a three pack of songs from hard rockers Taking Back Sunday.

Alice Cooper’s impressive résumé spans over 40 years of rock‘n roll history with multiple platinum albums and chart topping hits as well as unforgettable theatrical stage performances. Blending heavy metal, vaudeville, horror movies and garage rock, Cooper is credited with inventing and popularizing“shock rock.” The father of shock rock brings six of his biggest hits to the Rock Band Music Store in the“Alice Cooper Pack 01”. Four tracks are from Cooper’s live album, Classicks from 1995:“Under My Wheels (live),”“I’m Eighteen (live),”“Billion Dollar Babies (live)” and“School’s Out (live).” The other two tracks are“Poison,” the lead single from 1989’s Trash and one of Cooper’s biggest hits,“Vengeance is Mine,” from his latest offering, Along Came a Spider (2008).

Long Island based hard rock outfit Taking Back Sunday will also make its Rock Band debut next week offering up three of the band’s most popular hits. Deemed a consistent power player in the alternative/emo rock scene, the“Taking Back Sunday Pack 01” includes“What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?,”“Liar” and“MakeDamnSure” from the group’s major label debut, Louder Now (2006). Taking Back Sunday makes its Rock Band debut ahead of the highly anticipated release of its newest album, New Again, due out June 2, 2009.

Tracks:

Alice Cooper“Under My Wheels” (Live)

Alice Cooper“I’m Eighteen” (Live)

Alice Cooper“Billion Dollar Babies” (Live)

Alice Cooper“School’s Out” (Live)

Alice Cooper“Poison”

Alice Cooper“Vengeance is Mine”

Taking Back Sunday“What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?”

Taking Back Sunday“Liar”

Taking Back Sunday“MakeDamnSure”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Release Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

(Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360®)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

(PlayStation®Store)

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360

PlayStation®Network

Music Videos:

Click on the track below to view the song’s corresponding music video. Videos can be embedded on your site.

Taking Back Sunday“MakeDamnSure”

Website Links:

For more information, please visit:

Rock Band Website

Alice Cooper Official Website

Taking Back Sunday Official Website

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and Wii system.

There are now more than 670 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 40 million paid downloads 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 and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.


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