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"
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 www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
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,
VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV,
CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL
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
www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press
releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
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