MTV Games and Harmonix Unveil Set List for Rock Band Video Game to Feature 58 Tracks Including Songs from Mega Rock Artists

Rolling Stones, Metallica, The Police, The Clash, Foo Fighters, Radiohead

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmonix, the leading
 developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom's MTV
 Networks (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic
 Arts (Nasdaq:   ERTS), announced today the final song list for its highly
 anticipated music videogame Rock Band(TM). Featuring the most master
 recordings of any music game ever by the world's biggest rock artists, Rock
 Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from
 alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk. With multiple
 instruments and an impressive selection of online and offline game modes to
 choose from to play as a band or individually, Rock Band offers an infinite
 number of ways to play each song and live out their ultimate rock and roll
     "Our goal with Rock Band was to give players the chance to experience
 an amazing cross section of music from the last four decades, and our final
 list of tracks includes everything from emerging bands to iconic artists,"
 stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Home Entertainment,
 Music and Games. "The overwhelmingly positive response from artists, music
 publishers and record labels made the final selection process challenging,
 but extremely exciting. As a result, 51 out of 58 of the final selections
 are based on original masters, giving fans an unprecedented way to get
 closer to the music they love."
     Eric Brosius, Harmonix audio lead stated, "Now that the disc track list
 is locked and Rock Band is being prepped for manufacture, we are working
 with our music partners to set an exciting download schedule, both for
 launch and beyond. Through DLC, players will have the ability to take a
 deeper dive into the music of the artists featured on the Rock Band disc,
 or further explore different genres of rock or additional bands if they
     Rock Band Set List:
     In addition to the 45 tracks listed below, Rock Band will also feature
 13 songs ranging from a variety of established bands to up-and-coming
 independent artists that can be unlocked as you play through the game.
     Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"
     Aerosmith "Train Kept a Rollin'"*
     The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
     Boston "Foreplay/Long Time"
     Mountain "Mississippi Queen"*
     The Police "Next to You"
     David Bowie "Suffragette City"
     Black Sabbath "Paranoid"*
     Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper"
     The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
     Deep Purple "Highway Star"
     KISS "Detroit Rock City"
     Molly Hatchet "Flirtin' With Disaster"
     The Outlaws "Green Grass & High Tides"*
     Sweet "Ballroom Blitz"*
     Rush "Tom Sawyer"*
     Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive"
     The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
     Faith No More "Epic"
     R.E.M. "Orange Crush"
     Iron Maiden "Run to the Hills"*
     Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly"
     Metallica "Enter Sandman"
     Nirvana "In Bloom"
     Stone Temple Pilots "Vasoline"
     Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
     Smashing Pumpkins "Cherub Rock"
     Radiohead "Creep"
     Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
     Hole "Celebrity Skin"
     Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
     Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun"
     The Hives "Main Offender"
     Queens of the Stone Age "Go With the Flow"
     The Strokes "Reptilia"
     Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
     OK Go "Here It Goes Again"
     Nine Inch Nails "The Hand That Feeds"
     Pixies "Wave of Mutilation"
     Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps"
     Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California"
     Coheed & Cambria "Welcome Home"
     Fallout Boy "Dead on Arrival"
     The Killers "When You Were Young"
     New Pornographers "Electric Version"
     * Indicates a cover song, all others songs are original master recordings
     Rock Band is a new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with
 music like never before, challenging users to master the lead/bass guitar,
 drums, and vocals as solo artists or cooperatively as part of their own
     Rock Band is slated for release on Xbox 360(TM) video game and
 entertainment system from Microsoft(R) and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer
 entertainment system on November 20, 2007, and on PLAYSTATION(R)2 computer
 entertainment system December 18, 2007 in North America.
     Rock Band will ship for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment
 system from Microsoft(R) and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system
 and PLAYSTATION(R)2 computer entertainment system in the first quarter of
 2008 in Europe.
     Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the
     EA will serve as the exclusive distribution and marketing partner for
 Rock Band, managing distribution for the game in US, Europe and Australia.
     For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please
 visit and
     About MTV Networks:
     MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), is one of the
 world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
 platforms. MTV Networks, with 130 channels worldwide, owns and operates the
 following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2,
 SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these
 networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its
 audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than
 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless
 and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements,
 joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming
 services can be seen worldwide.
     About MTV Games:
     MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing
 high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV
 audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
     About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc:
     Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established
 in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented
 videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who
 formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the
 unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm
 gaming in the US. For more information please visit:
     About Electronic Arts:
     Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California,
 is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded
 in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
 software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular
 handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four
 brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). In
 fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold
 more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press
 releases can be found on the Internet at
     (C) 2007 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix,
 Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music
 Systems, Inc., a division of MTV Networks. Rock Band developed by Harmonix
 Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles
 and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom
 International Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective


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