Cambridge, Mass. – March 27, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games announced this week’s line up coming to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content, including new tracks from legendary classic rock band Journey and Pat Benatar, as well as music from Scottish rock band Glasvegas and alternative band Von Bondies.
In addition, next week’s Rock Band content update will include a three-pack from Nickelodeon sensation SpongeBob SquarePants.
Step back into the 80’s with Grammy Award-winning classic rock band Journey as they make their second appearance in the Rock Band music catalogue with their power ballad “Don’t Stop Believing” from the band’s 1981 album Escape. The track reached #8 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart and also recently became the first catalog track in history to achieve online digital sales of more than 2 million. Journey made its Rock Band debut with “Any Way You Want It” featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.
Pat Benatar takes center stage with popular rock classic “Heartbreaker” from her 1979 album In the Heat of the Night. Benatar’s hit “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” debuted in the Rock Band Music Store earlier this year.
Performers at this year’s 2009 South By Southwest Rock Band Showcase, Glasvegas and Von Bondies make their Rock Band debut in next week’s lineup with “Geraldine” from Glasvegas’ 2008 self–titled album and Von Bondies’ hit “C’Mon C’Mon” featured on Pawn Shoppe Heart (2004).
The Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants 3-Pack features “I Can’t Keep My Eyes Off of You,” “The Best Day Ever” and “Where’s Gary?” from the 2006 album SpongeBob SquarePants: The Best Day Ever.
Release Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)
Thursday, April 2, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
Journey “Don’t Stop Believing’”
Pat Benatar “Heartbreaker”
Von Bondies “C’Mon C’Mon”
SpongeBob SquarePants “I Can’t Keep My Eyes Off of You”
SpongeBob SquarePants “The Best Day Ever”
SpongeBob SquarePants “Where’s Gary?”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track (Journey, Benatar,
Glasvegas, Von Bondies)
$ .99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for SpongeBob Square Pants tracks
$2.99 (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) SpongeBob SquarePants Pack 01
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band Website
The Official Journey Website
Pat Benatar Official Website
SpongeBob SquarePants Website
Glasvegas Official Website
The Von Bondies Official Website
Rock Band 2 is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.
There are now more than 600 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at 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 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 and Rock Band 2 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.