Harmonix announces downloadable Rock Band song expansions

Posted by Mark Raby

Los Angeles (CA) - Harmonix's much talked about game Rock Band isn't even out yet, and already it is announcing additional tracks you'll be able to buy for $2 a pop.

Rock Band is scheduled for release next week.  It capitalizes on the success of games like Guitar Hero, Karaoke Revolution, and DrumMania by rolling them all into one.

It will be the first game to allow players to have simultaneous control of two guitars, a drum set, and a singer.  All beats and lyric cues will show up on the same screen.  The entire bundle including one guitar, the drum set, and a microphone is priced at around $170.

The game comes packed with a few dozen songs, but Harmonix and publisher MTV Games will also be releasing additional songs through the Playstation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace.

Harmonix today provided its entire rollout of supplemental songs to be added to the download services over the next month .  Each track is around $1 - $2.  The complete list is as follows.

Week of November 20, 2007:

3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each

(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)

Metallica Pack

“Ride the Lightning” – Metallica

“Blackened” - Metallica

“And Justice for All” - Metallica

The Police Pack

“Can’t Stand Losing You” – The Police

“Synchronicity II” – The Police

“Roxanne” – The Police

Queens of the Stone Age Pack

“3’s and 7’s” – Queens of the Stone Age

“Little Sister” – Queens of the Stone Age

“Sick Sick Sick” – Queens of the Stone Age

Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each

(160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360)

“Fortunate Son” as made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival *

“Juke Box Hero” as made famous by Foreigner *

“Bang a Gong (Get It On)” as made famous by T-Rex *

“My Sharona” as made famous by The Knack *

“Cherry Bomb” as made famous by The Runaways *

“Joker & The Thief”- Wolfmother

Week of November 27, 2007

3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each

(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)

David Bowie Pack

“Moonage Daydream” – David Bowie

“Heroes” as made famous by David Bowie *

“Queen Bitch” as made famous by David Bowie *

Week of December 4, 2007

3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each

(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)

Black Sabbath Pack

“N.I.B.” as made famous by Black Sabbath *

“Sweet Leaf” as made famous by Black Sabbath *

“War Pigs” as made famous by Black Sabbath *

Week of December 11, 2007


3-Pack for $5.49 or Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each

(160 Microsoft Points per track and 440 per pack for Xbox 360)

Punk Pack:

“Rockaway Beach” - Ramones

“I Fought the Law” - The Clash

“Ever Fallen In Love” as made famous by Buzzcocks *

Week of December 18, 2007

Individual Tracks for $1.99 Each

(160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360)

“My Iron Lung” - Radiohead

“Buddy Holly” - Weezer

“Brass in Pocket” as made famous by Pretenders *