Grateful Dead Heading To Rock Band 2 a Second Time

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Harmonix and MTV Games has just announced that more Greatful Dead songs will be a DLC for Rock Band 2.

Hell in a Bucket” from the 1987 In the Dark album, “Uncle John’s Band” from Workingman’s Dead (1970),  “Fire on the Mountain” from Shakedown Street (1978), “Don’t Ease Me In” from Go to Heaven (1980) and “Doin’ That Rag,” from the 1969 album Aoxomoxoa.
Grateful Dead, well known for its 30 years of wild and lengthy tours, announced last week its first tour in over five years.  Founded by the infamous singer-songwriter Jerry Garcia, the band’s journey ignited in San Francisco’s Haight and Ashbury district during the psychedelic ’60s.  In 2007 the Recording Academy honored Grateful Dead with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for its contribution to the evolution of rock music.

 The “Grateful Dead Pack 02” is the second Grateful Dead pack to join the Rock Band Music Store.  “Casey Jones,” China Cat Sunflower,” “Franklins Tower,” “I Need a Miracle,” “Sugar Magnolia” and “Truckn” were released to Rock Band fans last March.  In addition, Grateful Dead’s “Alabama Getaway” is featured on the Rock Band 2 disc.
Release Date:                   Tuesday, January 27, 2009   (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)
                                             Thursday, January 29, 2009 (PlayStation Store)
                                          Grateful Dead            “Hell in a Bucket”
                                          Grateful Dead            “Don’t Ease Me In”
                                          Grateful Dead            “Cold Rain & Snow”
                                          Grateful Dead            “Doin’ That Rag”
                                          Grateful Dead           “Fire on the Mountain”
                                          Grateful Dead           “Uncle John’s Band”
                                          (All tracks are original master recordings)
Price:                     $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track                             
                               $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Grateful Dead 6-pack
 Locations:               Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network
                        ** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **


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