FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROCK BAND Media Alert
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today their second complete album addition to the Rock Band downloadable content catalog: The Cars’ 1978 self-titled debut, which will be available Tuesday, May 27.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time, The Cars was released 30 years ago this month by Elektra Records and spawned new wave classic hits such as "Good Times Roll," “My Best Friend's Girl,” “Just What I Needed," “You're All I've Got Tonight” and pop-culture’s favorite bikini-top-removing theme song "Moving in Stereo."
Each track will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) or $14.99 (1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the album.
Release date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 (Xbox LIVE® Marketplace)
Thursday, May 29, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)
Tracks: The Cars The Cars album
"Good Times Roll"
"My Best Friend's Girl"
"Just What I Needed"
"I'm in Touch with Your World"
"Don't Cha Stop"
"You're All I've Got Tonight"
"Bye Bye Love"
"Moving in Stereo"
"All Mixed Up”
(All nine tracks utilize the original master recordings)
Price: $14.99 (1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Album
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 170 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase. The complete list of tracks available to date can are located at http://www.rockband.com/dlc. Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock as more than 10 million downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 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 allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be available for purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system's version of Rock Band will be available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION®Store through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION
3 system's built in hard drive.
Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
Harmonix Media Contacts:
209.586.1495 x 109