This week ushers in the first Music Store update following the launch of Lego Rock Band. You’ll note in the list below, Harmonix has identified which songs will be “family friendly” enough to make it into the building block title & which ones will be only for the more “mature” Rock Band game. I don’t particularly see that much difference between the two since the songs are already censored anyway.
For this week’s update, The White Stripes have finally made there way onto the Rock Band Music Store. Not a big selection (it’s only 3 songs), but it does include one of their more popular tracks, Icky Thump (which isn’t going to be available on Lego Rock Band). Rounding out the offerings for the main title will be a single for both The Damned & Kasabian. For ock Band Unplugged it’ll be picking up a track from No Doubt & Dropkick Murphys. Here’s the full press release…
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii
Brother/sister duo The White Stripes will release a three pack of some of their most loved songs on Rock Band next week. The band, composed of Jack White (of The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, both featured in Rock Band) and Meg White, has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and has won five Grammy Awards, including three for Best Alternative Music Album. “The White Stripes Pack 01” will feature “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” from the 2001 album, White Blood Cells; “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine,” from the 2003 album, Elephant; and “Icky Thump” from the 2007 album of the same name. A tour documentary titled “The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights” debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival this September and is currently making the festival rounds to rave reviews. The film, directed by Emmett Malloy, is a visual and emotional documentation of The White Stripes making their way through Canada where they played every province and territory, culminating with their 10th anniversary show in Nova Scotia. “The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights” is scheduled to be released in early 2010.
English punk rockers The Damned make their Rock Band debut next week with “Smash It Up,” and English rockers Kasabian add to their Rock Band catalog, with “Club Foot.”
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Nov. 10) and PlayStation 3 system (Nov. 12):
- The Damned – “Smash It Up (Part II)” +
- Kasabian – “Club Foot” +
- The White Stripes – “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” +
- The White Stripes – “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine” +
- The White Stripes – “Icky Thump”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “The White Stripes Pack 01” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with a “+” are also available in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store.
Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “The White Stripes Pack 01”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of No Doubt’s “Excuse Me Mr.” and Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” to the 55 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system.
Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Nov. 12):
- No Doubt – “Excuse Me Mr.”
- Dropkick Murphys – “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”
Price: $1.99, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU per track on the PSP system
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **