Linkin Park, The Used Coming as Guitar Hero 3 Downloadable Songs in December

Activision has detailed an upcoming song pack and single songs arriving as downloadable content on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of Neversoft's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360). Billed as coming "in time for the holidays," it's likely the songs will hit Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network sometime next week.

The Warner/Reprise Track Pack will include master track versions of mainstream rap-rock group Linkin Park's "No More Sorrow," heavy metal band Mastodon's "Sleeping Giant," and screamo goth poseurs The Used's "Pretty Handsome Awkward."

For single track downloads, three European bands have offered up tracks: "So Payaso," from Spanish rockers Extremoduro, "Antisocial" from French rock outfit Trust, and "Ernten Was Wir Säen" from the obviously German hip hop group Die Fantastischen Vier.

Both the track pack and single track downloads will sell for an unspecified amount, likely to be in line with previous pricing schemes. But in the spirit of Christmas, a cover of "We Three Kings" by Guitar Hero cover artist Steve Ouimette will be available for download free of charge.