Rock Band DLC Brings R.E.M. and More

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Harmonix and MTV Games today announced the addition of four new tracks to the Rock Band Music Store catalogue of downloadable content including songs from alternative rockers R.E.M. and The Offspring. In addition, British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson makes his Rock Band debut.  

Known as one of the pioneers of the alternative rock movement, R.E.M. makes its second appearance in the Rock Band music library with next week’s release of the band’s mainstream breakthrough hit “Losing My Religion” from the 1991 album Out Of Time. R.E.M.’s track “Orange Crush” was featured on the original Rock Band soundtrack.
The Offspring deliver two tracks this week including “All I Want” featured on their 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre and “The Kids Aren’t Alright” from the band’s 1998 album Americana.   Rock Band fans now have access to a total of seven songs from The Offspring in the Rock Band music library.
Rock guitarist and critically acclaimed songwriter Richard Thompson makes his Rock Band debut with the addition of “The Way That It Shows” to the Rock Band Music Store.  The song was released on Thompson’s 1994 album Mirror Blue.  Thompson’s distinct sound and celebrated career earned him numerous awards including Rolling Stone’s 2003 Top 20 Guitarists of All-Time and the 2006 BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Release Date:                   Tuesday, March 10, 2009   (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360®)
                                             Thursday, March 12, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)
                                          ** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
                                              The Offspring                   “All I Want”
                                              The Offspring                   “The Kids Aren’t Alright” 
                                              R.E.M.                                “Losing My Religion” 
                                              Richard Thompson        “The Way That It Shows” 
                                                (All tracks are original master recordings)
Price:                                     $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track                              
Locations:                             Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360
                                                PlayStation Network
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