HARD-HITTING SINGLES FROM RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE COMING TO ROCK BAND!
Cambridge, Mass. – May 4th, 2012– Harmonix today announced that three tracks from Rage Against the Machine are headed 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™.
Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 1,400 artists and more than 3,500* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.
Tracks downloaded from the Rock Band Music Store are compatible with the award-winning full-band Rock Band 3 experience, as well as the upcoming controller-basedRock Band Blitz, coming summer of 2012 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network!
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system
In the 1990s, Rage Against the Machine took mainstream music by storm, with a heavy punk/metal/funk sound backed by vocalist Zack de la Rocha’s fiery political rhymes. The group has sold more than 16 million records worldwide and has garnered numerous music industry nominations and awards during their career.
“Rage Against the Machine Pack 01,” coming to the Rock Band Music Store on May 8, features three of the group’s most popular tracks. “Bombtrack” and “Killing in the Name,” from the band’s 1992 triple platinum self-titled debut record, kick things off. The three-pack of songs is rounded out by the aggressive “Sleep Now in the Fire,” from 1999’sThe Battle of Los Angeles.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (May 8th, 2012):
- Rage Against the Machine – “Bombtrack” X
- Rage Against the Machine – “Killing in the Name”
- Rage Against the Machine – “Sleep Now in the Fire”
Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system May 9th)
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 (440 Microsoft Points™, 550 Wii Points™) for “Rage Against the Machine Pack 01”
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points™,200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD, £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU (80 Microsoft Points™,100 Wii Points™) per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and export key purchase required. Wii™ Shop Channel has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.
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Rock Band 3 is available for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™ versions support downloadable content.
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. The complete list of tracks can be found at www.rockband.com/songs.
Rock Band 3 is rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band3 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.