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Eagles, Nirvana, Pumpkins, and free reggae pack coming to Guitar Hero this month

8:46 AM on 12.03.2008 // Nick Chester

Activision is continuing its relatively solid Guitar Hero World Tour downloadable content assault this month, starting tomorrow (December 4) with three Smashing Pumpkins tracks. The previously announced track pack will include "1979," "Everlasting Gaze," and their new single, "G.L.O.W." 

Also announced is a surprising set of Nirvana tracks that will be available on December 11. The band's "last single" (you know, the B-side that Courtney Love was holding onto for dear life after Kurt Cobain's death?), "You Know You're Right," will join "Negative Creep" and "Sliver."

If you were excited about the inclusion of the Eagles' rock classic "Hotel California" in World Tour, you'd better sit down. There's more Eagles on the way on December 18! "One of These Nights," "Life in the Fast Lane," and "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture" from that 93-disc album they released in 2007. (OK, it was only two discs.)

All of this stuff you'll have to pay for, and it's standard World Tour DLC pricing (info in press release after the jump ... there's just too many damned variables to list. It's all available on the Wii, 360, and PS3). But if you're looking for something free, Activision will be releasing "The Reggae Rock Track Pack," which includes Slightly Stoopid's "Jimi," and Pepper and Expendables' "Sacrifice." 

We've been talking about it for over a year, so I know you guys are spending cash on Rock Band DLC. But who's been keeping up with World Tour? (I'll start: I bought "Jesse's Girl" to test out the in-game store.) 

The Eagles, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins And Others Set to Rock Guitar Hero(R) World Tour With Downloadable Content in December

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec 03, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --

The Smashing Pumpkins' "G.L.O.W," "1979" and "The Everlasting Gaze" Available Tomorrow

Legendary multi-platinum recording artists The Eagles, Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins, all featured in the on-disc set list of Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero(R) World Tour, are returning in December with exclusive downloadable content for the game. Additionally, fans will be in for a treat just in time for Christmas with three free Reggae Rock tracks from Pepper, Slightly Stoopid and Expendables.

The Smashing Pumpkins, one of rock's defining and most acclaimed bands who have sold over 30 million albums, return to Guitar Hero World Tour, tomorrow December 4th, with a three-song track pack featuring the recently released single "G.L.O.W.," "1979" and "Everlasting Gaze."

Featuring the stylistic melodies of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, the pioneers of alternative rock, Nirvana, make their Guitar Hero(R) downloadable content debut with the Nirvana Track Pack. Featuring the final single released by the band, "You Know You're Right," along with "Negative Creep," off the band's debut album Bleach, and the smash hit "Sliver," the Nirvana Track Pack will be available for Guitar Hero World Tour on December 11th.

After delivering the timeless rock ballad "Hotel California" to the on-disc set list of Guitar Hero World Tour, The Eagles will thrill the Guitar Hero audience once again on December 18th with three chart topping hits. From the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees' seventh studio album and first in 28 years, Long Road Out of Eden, "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture" is joined by two classic tracks that climbed to the top of the Billboard's Hot 100, "One of These Nights" and "Life in the Fast Lane."

Rounding out the downloadable set list for Guitar Hero World Tour in December are three free Reggae grooves. The Reggae Rock Track Pack is comprised of "Jimi" from Slightly Stoopid, "Your Face" from Pepper and Expendables' "Sacrifice." The free tracks will be available for download on December 23rd.

The Eagles, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins Track Packs will be available on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation(R)Store for the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system for $5.49. The songs in each Track Pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PLAYSTATION 3 system for $1.99 and Nintendo(R) Wi-Fi Connection for Wii(TM) for 200 Wii Points. The Free Reggae Rock Track Pack will be available for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 and as singles for Wii.

Nick Chester, Former Editor-in-Chief (2011)
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