13th July 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that three packs from new power group The Dead Weather, metal legends Judas Priest and indie rockers Big Dipper will be added to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
Additionally, back-catalog tracks from The Pixies, Foreigner, The Killers, Spinal Tap and more will be available in the Wii™ Rock Band Music Store, and tracks from Radiohead and Killswitch Engage will be available for Rock Band Unplugged.

New Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 System
The Dead Weather pack, available next week, will include “Hang You From the Heavens,” “No Hassle Night” and “Treat Me Like Your Mother” from the band’s debut album, Horehound. The three pack will be available July 14, coinciding with the album release from the super group, composed of Jack White of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes. In addition, three live songs from Judas Priest and three songs from Big Dipper will also be available July 14 for Rock Band fans.

Tracks available for Xbox 360 (July 14) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (July 16):

Big Dipper “All Going Out Together”
Big Dipper “She’s Fetching”
Big Dipper “Younger Bums”
Judas Priest “Dissident Aggressor (Live)”
Judas Priest “Eat Me Alive (Live)”
Judas Priest “Prophecy (Live)”
The Dead Weather “Hang You From the Heavens”
The Dead Weather “No Hassle Night”
The Dead Weather “Treat Me Like Your Mother”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as part of the “Big Dipper Pack,” “Judas Priest Pack,” “The Dead Weather Pack 01” or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 systems.

Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Big Dipper Pack,” “Judas Priest Pack” or “The Dead Weather Pack 01”

Additional tracks available for Wii (July 14):

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Weapon of Choice”
Dear and the Headlights “Sweet Talk”
The Devil Wears Prada “Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?”
Evanescence "Bring Me to Life”
Evanescence “Call Me When You’re Sober”
Foreigner “Blue Morning, Blue Day”
Foreigner “Feels Like the First Time”
Foreigner “Headknocker”
The Killers “Mr. Brightside”
The Killers “Smile Like You Mean It”
The Killers “Spaceman”
Maroon 5 “Little of Your Time”
Maroon 5 “Makes Me Wonder”
Maroon 5 “Wake Up Call”
The Pixies “Crackity Jones”
The Pixies “Dead”
The Pixies “Debaser”
The Pixies “Gouge Away”
The Pixies “Here Comes Your Man”
The Pixies “Hey”
The Pixies “I Bleed”
The Pixies “La La Love You”
The Pixies “Monkey Gone to Heaven”
The Pixies “Mr. Grieves”
The Pixies “No 13 Baby”
The Pixies “Silver”
The Pixies “Tame”
The Pixies “There Goes My Gun”
Spinal Tap “Back From the Dead”
Spinal Tap “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare”
Spinal Tap “Saucy Jack”
Spinal Tap “Warmer Than Hell”
Thrice “Image of the Invisible”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price: $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track

Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System
Rock Band Unpluggedfans will enjoy the addition of Killswitch Engage’s “My Curse” and Radiohead’s “My Iron Lung” to the 19 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (July 16):
Radiohead "My Iron Lung"
Killswitch Engage "My Curse"

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

Price: $1.99 per track on the PSP system

Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii console. The 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.

There are now more than 725 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 45 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.

For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.

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