Harmonix brings the jam with Classic Rock track pack

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Just look at that picture. Tell me you don’t want the opportunity to sing anything that men that once looked like this came up with. Luckily, Harmonix knows we want these things, and today they’ve given us just that with the announcement of the Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock.

Including artists such as Boston, Jethro Tull, Rush and Steve Miller Band, the pack will retail for $29.99 and will come out this May 19th. Of course, there are also some other bands that don’t quite fit the description of “classic rock”, such as the Dead Kennedys (classic for sure, but maybe not “rock”…). If you prefer not to have to put the disc in every time you want to play these songs, you have the option to download all of them as well.

You can check out the full list of songs that will be included after the jump. I’m particularly excited to see Pat Benetar and Siouxsie and the Banshees on that list. Which tracks are you most looking forward to being able to play?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
MTV Games, Harmonix and EA Announce “Rock Band® Track Pack™ Classic Rock” Coming To All Consoles May 19, 2009
 
New Rock Band Track Pack Allows Players to Download On-Disc Songs Into Their Rock Band Music Library at No Additional Cost[1] 
 
Cambridge, MA – March 23, 2009 — Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced plans for a North American release of Rock Band® Track Pack™ Classic Rock for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo on May 19, 2009. 
 
Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock is a standalone software product that allows owners of Rock Band and Rock Band 2 to keep the party going with more hit songs from the pantheon of rock music. In addition, Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock, like all Rock Band software, is compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers and other current music-based video game peripherals. The 20-song pack features an outstanding mix of Rock Band fans’ favorite classic rock hits including songs by mega artists The Who, Rush, Boston and The Police.   
 
Fans who buy the Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system can play directly from the disc or download the songs onto their consoles’ hard drives through a free offer with Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network or the PlayStation®Network. Once downloaded, the songs will automatically appear in the player’s custom Rock Band library and can be integrated into setlists and played in all game modes.  With more than 600 tracks available in the Rock Band music catalogue and regular releases of downloadable content every week, Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock is yet another way rockers can continue to expand and customize their music libraries.
 
Complete Track List:
 
 
Artist
Song Title
Decade
1.         
Boston
Peace of Mind
1976
2.         
Boston
Rock and Roll Band
1976
3.         
Dead Kennedys
California Über Alles
1987
4.         
Dead Kennedys
Holiday in Cambodia
1987
5.         
Free
All Right Now
1970
6.         
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Bad to the Bone
1982
7.         
James Gang
Funk #49
1970
8.         
Jethro Tull
Hymn 43
1971
9.         
Lenny Kravitz
Let Love Rule
1989
10.      
Pat Benatar
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
1980
11.      
The Police
Can’t Stand Losing You
1978
12.      
The Police
Truth Hits Everybody
1978
13.      
Rush
Closer to the Heart
1977
14.      
Rush
Red Barchetta
1981
15.      
Siouxsie and The Banshees
Kiss Them For Me
1991
16.      
Steve Miller Band
Take the Money and Run
1976
17.      
Steve Miller Band
The Joker
1973
18.      
The Stone Roses
Love Spreads
1994
19.      
The Who
Baba O’Riley
1971
20.      
The Who
Behind Blue Eyes
1971
 
**All 20 tracks utilize original master recordings**
 
Price:                 $29.99 MSRP       
 
The Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock is the latest in a series of popular software releases developed to increase player’s library of music for the Rock Band platform including Rock Band Track Pack 1, Rock Band Track Pack 2 and AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® Track Pack™.
 
The Rock Band franchise is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, the Rock Band music catalogue includes tracks that span every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk.

Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock is rated “T” for Teen with a descriptor of Mild Lyrics by the ESRB. Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are currently available for Xbox 360,
PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 systems and Wii.  
 
For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
 
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