Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a three pack of tracks from The White Stripes and singles from The Damned and Kasabian will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii. Tracks from No Doubt and Dropkick Murphys will be available for download next week for Rock Band Unplugged on PSPÂ® (PlayStationPortable) system.
Brother/sister duo The White Stripes will release a three pack of some of their most loved songs on Rock Band next week. The band, composed of Jack White (of The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, both featured in Rock Band) and Meg White, has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and has won five Grammy Awards, including three for Best Alternative Music Album. â€œThe White Stripes Pack 01â€ will feature â€œDead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,â€ from the 2001 album, White Blood Cells; â€œGirl, You Have No Faith in Medicine,â€ from the 2003 album, Elephant; and â€œIcky Thumpâ€ from the 2007 album of the same name. A tour documentary titled â€œThe White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lightsâ€ debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival this September and is currently making the festival rounds to rave reviews. The film, directed by Emmett Malloy, is a visual and emotional documentation of The White Stripes making their way through Canada where they played every province and territory, culminating with their 10th anniversary show in Nova Scotia. â€œThe White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lightsâ€ is scheduled to be released in early 2010.
English punk rockers The Damned make their Rock Band debut next week with â€œSmash It Up,â€ and English rockers Kasabian add to their Rock Band catalog, with â€œClub Foot.â€
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Nov. 10) and PlayStation 3 system (Nov. 12):
â€¢ The Damned â€“ â€œSmash It Up (Part II)â€ +
â€¢ Kasabian â€“ â€œClub Footâ€ +
â€¢ The White Stripes â€“ â€œDead Leaves and the Dirty Groundâ€ +
â€¢ The White Stripes â€“ â€œGirl, You Have No Faith in Medicineâ€ +
â€¢ The White Stripes â€“ â€œIcky Thumpâ€
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as â€œThe White Stripes Pack 01â€ as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with a â€œ+â€ are also available in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store.
Price: $1.99 USD, Â£.99 UK, â‚¬1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49, Â£2.49 UK, â‚¬3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for â€œThe White Stripes Pack 01â€
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Pointsâ„¢) per track
Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSPÂ®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of No Doubtâ€™s â€œExcuse Me Mr.â€ and Dropkick Murphyâ€™s â€œIâ€™m Shipping Up to Bostonâ€ to the 55 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system.
Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Nov. 12):
â€¢ No Doubt â€“ â€œExcuse Me Mr.â€
â€¢ Dropkick Murphys â€“ â€œIâ€™m Shipping Up to Bostonâ€
Price: $1.99, Â£.99 UK, â‚¬1.49 EU per track on the PSP system
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **