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PostThe White Stripes Make Their Rock Band Debut

Cambridge, Mass. - 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 PSP
(PlayStation Portable) system.


Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii

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. "The White Stripes Pack 01" will feature
"Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground," from the 2001 album, White Blood
Cells; "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine," from the 2003 album,
Elephant; and "Icky Thump" from the 2007 album of the same name. A tour
documentary titled "The White Stripes Under Great White Northern
Lights" 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. "The White Stripes Under Great
White Northern Lights" is scheduled to be released in early 2010.


English punk rockers The Damned make their Rock Band debut next
week with "Smash It Up," and English rockers Kasabian add to their Rock
Band catalog, with "Club Foot."


Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Nov. 10) and PlayStation 3 system (Nov. 12):



  • The Damned – "Smash It Up (Part II)" +
  • Kasabian – "Club Foot" +
  • The White Stripes – "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" +
  • The White Stripes – "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine" +
  • The White Stripes – "Icky Thump"


(All tracks are original master recordings)


These tracks will be available for purchase as "The White Stripes
Pack 01" as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
system, and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with a "+" are
also available in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store.


Price:

$1.99 USD, .99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track


$5.49, 2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for "The White Stripes Pack 01"


$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per track


Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSPSystem

Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of No Doubt's
"Excuse Me Mr." and Dropkick Murphy's "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" 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):


No Doubt – "Excuse Me Mr."

Dropkick Murphys – "I'm Shipping Up to Boston"


Price:

$1.99, .99 UK, €1.49 EU per track on the PSP system


** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **


Rock Band 2
is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation 2 computer
entertainment system and Wii system. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and
Wii versions support downloadable content.

Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band
Music Storeusing Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel and
can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional
storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.


There are now 938 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 60 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 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. Music downloads are not rated by the
ESRB.


For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
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