Cambridge, Mass. – June 1, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced 22 tracks from artists including Alice Cooper, Taking Back Sunday, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Foreigner and Roy Orbison coming this week to the Rock Band®Music Store catalog of downloadable content for the Wii™ system.
Wii Rock Band 2 owners will gain access this week to three tracks from Long Island-based alternative rockers Taking Back Sunday, as well as six songs each from pop legend Roy Orbison and shock rock legend Alice Cooper.
Blending heavy metal, vaudeville, horror movies and garage rock, Alice Cooper lays claim to multiple platinum albums and chart-topping hits, as well as unforgettable theatrical stage performances. “Under My Wheels (live),” “I’m Eighteen (live),” “Billion Dollar Babies (live)” and “School’s Out (live),” all from Cooper’s 1995 live album, Classicks, will be made available, as will “Poison,” the lead single from 1989’s Trash and “Vengeance is Mine,” from his latest offering, Along Came a Spider (2008).
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winner Roy Orbison offers up six classic tracks to the Wii Rock Band Music Store this week. “Claudette,” from 1965’s There Is Only One Roy Orbison; “In Dreams,” from the 1963 album of the same name; the 1963 single “Mean Woman Blues,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” from 1965’s album Orbisongs; “Ooby Dooby,” from 1961’s Roy Orbison at the Rock House; and “You Got It,” from 1989’s Mystery Girl.
These tracks come from the back catalog of Rock Band music already released to owners of Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. Wii fans can expect a rollout of previously released downloadable Rock Band content until the entire back catalog of more than 690 songs is available. With the addition of these tracks, there are now more than 290 tracks in the Wii Rock Band Music Store.
Release Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
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”
The All-American Rejects “Move Along”
Angels & Airwaves “It Hurts”
The Black Crowes “Hard to Handle” *
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son” *
Foreigner “Jukebox Hero” *
The Hives “Die Alright”
Queens of the Stone Age “3s & 7s”
Queens of the Stone Age “Little Sister”
Queens of the Stone Age “Sick Sick Sick”
Roy Orbison “Claudette”
Roy Orbison “In Dreams”
Roy Orbison “Mean Woman Blues”
Roy Orbison “Oh, Pretty Woman”
Roy Orbison “Ooby Dooby”
Roy Orbison “You Got It”
Taking Back Sunday “What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?”
Taking Back Sunday “Liar”
Taking Back Sunday “MakeDamnSure”
The Sounds “Song with a Mission” **
(*Denotes cover track)
Price: $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track
Location: In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii Points must be purchased through Wii™ Shop Channel)
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation®2 systems and the Wii system. 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.
To view a complete list of the more than 680 tracks available in the Rock Band music back catalog, please visit 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 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. The ESRB does not rate online downloads.
For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.