THE CLASH ADD TO THEIR ROCK BAND CATALOG IN A BIG WAY WHEN SONGS FROM LONDON CALLING COME TO ROCK BAND NEXT WEEK!
Cambridge, Mass. – Jan. 28, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that songs from the classic punk album London Calling from The Clash will be available beginning Feb. 1 in the Rock Band 3 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 800 artists and more than 2,000* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks atwww.rockband.com/songs). Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. To date, more than 75 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch Nov. 20, 2007.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
Definitive British punk rockers The Clash will bring more of their songs to Rock Band next week with songs from their iconic album, London Calling. The band, inspired by elements of reggae, ska, dance, rockabilly, rock and, of course, punk, formed in 1976. They received English acclaim with their debut album, but it wasn’t until the release of 1979’sLondon Calling that the group received worldwide attention. The album went on to be named the best album of the 1980s by Rolling Stone, which also named the band No. 30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Clash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and continues to be an influencing force on modern music.
London Calling released to rave reviews and has since sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Rolling Stone included the album on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, and next week, long-time fans of The Clash and those new to the band will have the opportunity to play it in its entirety in Rock Band 3. “Train in Vain” is already available as downloadable content, and with next week’s additions, the entirety of London Calling is available for download and play in Rock Band. Other songs from The Clash available for the Rock Band platform are “I Fought the Law” and “Complete Control,” as well as “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” which was on the Rock Band setlist.
As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (Feb. 1):
- “London Calling” X
- “Brand New Cadillac”
- “Jimmy Jazz”
- “Rudie Can’t Fail” X
- “Spanish Bombs”X
- “The Right Profile”
- “Lost in the Supermarket”
- “Clampdown” X
- “The Guns of Brixton”
- “Wrong ‘Em Boyo”
- “Death or Glory”
- “Koka Kola”
- “The Card Cheat” X
- “Lover’s Rock”
- “Four Horsemen”
- “I’m Not Down”
- “Revolution Rock”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system Feb. 2)
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks and as “London Calling(Album)” on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
$19.99, £9.99 UK, €14.99 EU (1600 Microsoft Points, 2000 Wii Points) for London Calling(Album)
** 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 has more than 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on theRock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS™.