E3 07: Rock Band to Feature Hundreds of Songs, New Downloads Every Week

By Nick Breckon, Jul 11, 2007 2:58pm PDT Harmonix today announced that its upcoming music-based game Rock Band will soon feature hundreds of songs for download, with entire albums available for purchase, as well as weekly downloadable singles.

The Who's "Who's Next" was confirmed as the first complete album. Singles confirmed in addition to last week's announced tracks were Metallica's "Enter Sandman", Rush's "Tom Sawyer," Ramones' "Rockaway Beach," STP's "Vaseline," Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly," Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," The Strokes' "Reptilia," and Queens of the Stone Age "Go With the Flow."

The company will form an advisory committee to select existing and upcoming music for inclusion in the game. The committee will be chaired by Steven "Little Steven" Van Zant, former actor from The Sopranos and a one-time guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

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  • The ONLY way they can really break this game in the long run IMO is charging too much for the song downloads later on. This is assuming that it becomes general knowledge to the public that Harmonix is making this game, and the single-instrument content is as awesome as GH1/2's was. It sounds like it will be, though.

    Even if the peripheral cost is high, if the song DLs are cheap enough I know I'd suck it up with my friends and eat the cost. All in the name of endless hours of pure distilled fucking awesome. The song list is basically unlimited for a video game.. if anybody can get the songs, EA+MTV can. I mean, they got Metallica... and a 'substantial number' of their songs?!

    I'm just imagining getting drunk with my friends and playing Blackened. Jesus.